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Putin's party loses key city to tough Jew with checkered past

YEKATERINBURG, Russia (JTA)-Growing up in one of the Soviet Union's richest cities, Elena Chudnovskaya never imagined that she would be raising her daughter in a place so full of drug addicts that... Full story


Bar Mitzvah - AARON ZEV SOLL

Aaron Zev Soll, son of Stacey and Michael Soll of Winter Park, will be called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at Congregation Ohev Shalom in Maitland. Aaron is in the seventh... Full story


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Papal wishes... This is directly from The World Jewish Congress Digest: "On September 2, World Jewish Congress president, Ambassador RONALD S. LAUDER, led a small delegation of WJC leaders to... Full story


JFGO's Our Jewish Orlando event is a huge success!

Our Jewish Orlando (OJO), Jewish Federation's Young Adult Division that is focused on connecting the next generation of Jews in Central Florida had its first event, Torah on Tap, which proved to be a... Full story

 By Julie Wiener    News    November 1, 2013

Liberal Jews laying claim to Jewish burial rituals

NEW YORK (JTA)-When his cousin died unexpectedly a few years ago, Hal Miller-Jacobs was recruited to oversee the funeral arrangements and wound up helping with the tahara-the traditional preparation... Full story

 By Ron Kampeas    News    November 1, 2013

Is a common fear of Iran driving Israel and Saudi Arabia together?

WASHINGTON (JTA)- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is hoping the enemy of one's enemy truly does become a friend. In recent years, Netanyahu has said the enmity for Iran shared by Israel and... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Five Jews violently attacked in Sydney SYDNEY (JTA)—Five Jews were hospitalized after being beaten in what was described by an Australian Jewish leader as the worst incident of anti-Semitic violence in Sydney in many years. Eight males, mostly... Full story


Documentary about last Holocaust survivors airs locally on WUCF and WEFS

Reaching back more than 75 years, the new documentary “Refuge: Stories of the Selfhelp Home” gives a voice to the final generation Holocaust survivors from Central Europe. “Refuge” explores the lives of six survivors and refugees against the... Full story

 By Ben Sales    News    November 1, 2013

Prisoner release sparking conflict in Netanyahu's coalition

JERUSALEM (JTA)—Israel’s peace talks with the Palestinians remain mostly shrouded in secrecy, but one thing is certain: The Palestinian prisoner release that paved the way for their resumption is increasing tensions in Israel’s governing... Full story


6 Degrees (no Bacon): Jewish celebrity roundup

Bar’s baffling boy problem Hollywood, Fla. (JTA)—Some good news for the single guys out there: You can lose the JDate subscription because we have the perfect girl for you: Bar Refaeli is on the market, and she’s ready for a relationship. She... Full story


Knowles Collection at Genealogical Society meeting

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando is hosting a program, titled “The Knowles Collection—What is it and how do I use it?” featuring FamilySearch and Jewish genealogy expert Todd Knowles, on Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 7 p.m. to 9.m. at... Full story


Congregation Beth Am commemorates Veterans Day 2013

Congregation Beth Am in Longwood invites all Jewish Veterans, our military men and women on active duty and their families to attend the Shabbat Morning service at 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 9 in recognition of Veterans Day. Included in the invitation are... Full story


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