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Obituary - RITA F. GELLER

Rita F. Geller, age 92, of Village on the Green, Longwood, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. Mrs. Geller was born in Brooklyn, New York, on April 27, 1925, to the late Hyman and Rose Wolfe Rubin. She was raised by her mother and family after... Full story



Bernice Hecht, age 96, of Lake Mary, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, at her residence. A native of Chicago Illinois, she was born on June 25, 1921, to the late Isidore and Lena Cohen Sachs. Following high school she attended a technical... Full story



Carolyn Sprung, age 80, of Altamonte Springs, passed away on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, at Hospice of the Comforter, Altamonte Springs. Carolyn was born on Dec. 10, 1936, in Brooklyn, New York, to the late Solomon and Beatrice Black Joseph. She earned... Full story


How this 15th-century Hebrew Bible survived the Inquisition

COIMBRA, Portugal (JTA)-From its mountaintop perch, the University of Coimbra towers majestically over the downtown square that used to be the regional headquarters of the Portuguese Inquisition.... Full story


Is it Islamophobic to oppose the mosque next door? London Jews debate the question

(JTA)-A plan to open a mosque in a heavily Jewish area of London is dividing British Jews, with some calling the development worrisome and others accusing its opponents of racism. The Islamic... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Fliers found at Cornell read ‘Just say no to Jewish lies’ (JTA)—Anti-Semitic fliers with swastika-like symbols were discovered on the campus of Cornell University in upstate New York. The posters, which read “Just say no to Jewish lies!” an... Full story


How to make chicken soup in an Instant Pot

(The Nosher via JTA)-For generations, Jewish grandmothers have spent hours and hours chained to their stoves perfecting their family chicken soup recipes. The prevailing thought was that the longer... Full story


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