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Charles Coleman Gamson, age 83, of Tampa died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. Charlie was born in Mt. Vernon, N.Y. on Dec. 30, 1937, and moved to Orlando in the early 1950s. He graduated from Edgewater High School. Charlie was a partner of Aaron Scrap... Full story


The author of 'The Matzah Ball,' a Chanukah novel, wants Jews to read more romance

(JTA) - Jean Meltzer always knew how "The Matzah Ball," her first novel, would end. "The rule of romance is that there has to be a happy ending; the characters have to get together," Meltzer told the...


Weekly roundup of world briefs

Alta Fixsler, a 2-year-old Jewish girl, taken off life support in UK despite parents’ wishes By Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — A 2-year-old Jewish girl died in the United Kingdom Monday after she was taken off life support despite her parents’ objectio...

 By Julia Gergely    News    October 29, 2021

Rabbis arrested demanding climate action by Wall Street giant's Jewish CEO

NEW YORK (JTA) — Three rabbis and six Jewish teenagers were among those arrested Monday at a climate protest at the Manhattan headquarters of BlackRock, the largest investment management company in New York.  The demonstration, organized by the...

 By Shira Hanau    News    October 29, 2021

Texas Jewish death row inmate who argued judge was antisemitic wins new trial

(JTA) — A Jewish man who asked for a new trial on the grounds that the judge who sentenced him to death was antisemitic will be granted a new trial. Randy Halprin, 44, was originally set to be executed on Oct. 10, 2019 but won a stay from the...


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