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Obituary - STANLEY BECKER

Stanley J. Becker, 96, died Monday, Oct. 24, 2022, at his Lake Mary home following a brief illness. Becker was born March 28, 1926, in Jacksonville, Florida, and he was a life long resident of the Orlando area. He was a World War II Army veteran and...

 

Obituary - ELAINE DISLER

Elaine Disler, 87, died Wednesday, Oct.19, 2022, at her Sanford home following a brief illness. Disler was born April 16, 1935, in Boston, Massachusetts, to the late Max and Evelyn (Sandler) Palman...

 

Obituary - DAVID SHIF

David Shif, 84, Bradenton, Florida died Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, at Hunters Creek Nursing and Rehab Center following a brief illness. Shif was born Aug. 20, 1939, in Belarus to the late Shmuel and Rachel (Rodinski) Shif and moved to Florida in 1978...

 

Obituary - TESS WISE

Tess Wise, 99, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022 at her Orlando home following a brief illness. Wise was born June 6, 1923, in Szydtowiec, Poland, and moved to the Orlando area in 1946 from Chattanooga,...

 

Where the word 'antisemitism' comes from

Hatred of Jews has been a feature of world history for centuries. But only in the late 19th century did a new specific word emerge to describe it. What prompted the coining of the neologism “antisemitism” was the perception of an altered rel...

 

Israel 'apartheid' event sponsored by law firm that exonerated Morningstar of anti-Israel bias

(JNS) — While under investigation in 20 states for anti-Israel bias, Chicago-based investment firm Morningstar repeatedly pointed to an independent report purportedly absolving it of such behavior. But White & Case, the law firm that authored the r...

 
 By Kassy Dillon    News    November 4, 2022

Wellesley College condemns anti-Israel Mapping Project

(JNS) — In response to its student paper’s editorial board endorsing the controversial Boston “Mapping Project” of Jewish sites around Massachusetts, Wellesely College condemned the project for promoting antisemitism. “While it is not my practice...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Orthodox basketball player Ryan Turell selected in NBA minor league draft (JNS) — Orthodox Jewish basketball player Ryan Turell on Saturday was selected No. 27 overall in the 2022 NBA G League Draft, ESPN reported. Turell, who went unpicked out of Ye...

 
 By David Isaac    News    November 4, 2022

Analysts offer pros and cons on Lebanon maritime deal but agree it will not make Israel safer

(JNS) — The recently struck Lebanon-Israel maritime border agreement may prove beneficial economically, but it will not benefit Israel’s security, analysts said during a policy webinar organized by the Jewish Institute for National Security of Ame...

 

In landmark ruling, Spanish top court says Israel boycotts are always discriminatory

(JTA) — Over the past several years, dozens of Spanish courts have rejected Israel boycotts by nonprofits, municipalities and other groups. Now, the country’s top court has ruled that the movement to boycott Israel represents “dis...

 

The octogenarian 'who is a Jew?' sports writing team calls it quits after 25 years

(JTA) - Jewish sports fans, regardless of sport or team preference, share one universal experience: discovering new players and immediately wondering, "Are they Jewish?" For decades, two men have...

 

Chief rabbi of Russia calls on Moscow to denounce official's 'vulgar' antisemitism

(JNS) - Russia's Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar on Wednesday called on Moscow to denounce a top official's "vulgar" antisemitism, saying it posed a "huge danger" to the Jewish community in the country. The...

 

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