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Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan says she had 'a very strange Jewish upbringing'

NEW YORK (JTA)-Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, appearing at a Jewish day school in Brooklyn, spoke about her Jewish background and how her family jumped from synagogue to synagogue. "I had a very s... Full story


Obituary - RUTH MOGUL

Ruth Mogul, age 85, of Maitland, passed away on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at her residence. A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Ruth was born on May 7, 1933, to the late Hyman and Jenny Chvenka Rich. Ruth and her husband, Max, who survives her,... Full story



Submitted by the family Helen Moskowitz, age 93, of Miami and formerly of Orlando, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. She was born on March 4, 1925, in Bronx, New York, to William and Kate Schoenberg. Her husband of 54 years, Arthur, predeceased... Full story


Obituary - JEAN A. RHUBIN

Jean Rhubin, age 69, of Ocoee, passed away on Oct.12, 2018, at Cornerstone Hospice at Orlando Regional Medical Center. Jean was born on Jan. 18, 1949, in Troy, New York, to the late John and Dolrus Golden. She received her bachelor’s degree from... Full story


Chelsea Clinton calls out Louis Farrakhan over anti-Semitism

WASHINGTON (JTA)—Chelsea Clinton called Louis Farrakhan’s anti-Semitism “dangerous” and said laughter in response to it “made my skin crawl.” Clinton, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee... Full story


Film on Nazi turned Austrian President Kurt Waldheim draws parallels to modern rise of the right

LOS ANGELES (JTA)-Kurt Waldheim managed an impressive feat: After serving as a soldier and intelligence officer in the Nazi army during World War II, he was twice elected secretary-general of the Unit... Full story

 By Liel Asulin    News    October 26, 2018

Meet 'Joe,' bringing objectivity to Mideast reporting in 280 characters or less

(JNS)-Since March, the Gazan border has played host to a series of violent demonstrations. Thousands of rioters, some of whom are armed with hand grenades, Molotov cocktails and slingshots, regularly... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Video of Louis Farrakhan comparing Jews to termites removed from Facebook (JTA)—A video posted to the Facebook account of Louis Farrakhan in which the Nation of Islam leader compares Jews to termites was removed for violating the social media... Full story


Europeans working hard to sabotage US sanctions on Iran

(JNS)-U.S. President Donald Trump vowed in May to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and signed an executive order in August to re-impose sanctions, which go into full effect on Nov. 4. The European... Full story


Study: BDS has zero impact on Israeli businesses

The anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement has complexly failed in its mission to financially harm the Jewish state and has no impact whatsoever on its economy. Israel’s Globes financial news reported last week that a study of t... Full story


Good reads

Semi-autobiography novel weaves a timeless tale 'Love, Faith and a pair of Pants: A Novel in Stories,' by Herb Freed; Bellrock Press; released October 2, 2018 Ben Zelig thinks he has his life... Full story


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