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Israeli students train guide dogs for the blind

Shir Tabac had always yearned for a dog, but it wasn't until she completed her military service and went to college that she felt ready to make the commitment. "It was the first time I was living...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    November 8, 2019

Jared Kushner appears to back Israeli unity government

(JTA)—Jared Kushner, the point man on the Trump administration’s Middle East peace plan, appeared to endorse a unity government between Israel’s two largest parties. In a rare interview Tuesday, President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and...

 

Obituary - MARVIN BOB BLATT

Submitted by the family Marvin Bob Blatt (Nachum Baruch ben Yonah v’Rachel Leah), of Orlando, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 24th, after complications from cancer treatment. Celebrating his 72nd birthday last Sunday, Oct. 20, he was born in...

 

Obituary - LILLIAN PLAEZ

(Sara Leah bat Israel) Lillian Plaez, age 77, of Maitland, passed away peacefully on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, at Savannah Cove in Maitland. Mrs. Plaez, a native of Russia, was the daughter of the late Israel and Betty Straks Feinberg, and was born on...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    November 8, 2019

What exactly is Elizabeth Warren's Israel policy?

WASHINGTON (JTA)—When it comes to pressuring Israel, Elizabeth Warren doesn’t have a specific plan. The senator from Massachusetts, who has caught up in polling with front-runners for the Democratic presidential nomination, now faces intensified...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

US marks 25 years of peace treaty between Jordan and Israel By Marcy Oster (JTA)—The United States marked the 25th anniversary of the peace treaty between Israel and Jordan. “Today marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the signing of the Treaty...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    November 8, 2019

Bernie Sanders: Some US aid money to Israel should go to Gaza

WASHINGTON (JTA)—Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders earned cheers at J Street’s annual conference when he said some of the money Israel receives from the United States for defense assistance should go to humanitarian relief in the...

 

The last Jews in Afghanistan argued so much the Taliban kicked them out of prison

(JTA)-As the old saying goes, two Jews, three opinions. Add one headache for the Taliban. Meet Zabulon Simentov, 66, who is believed to be the last remaining Jew in Afghanistan. Emran Feroz recently p...

 

A new book takes readers on a journey through Jewish Latin America

MEXICO CITY (JTA)-More than 10 years ago, Ilan Stavans scandalized language purists of the Spanish-speaking world by translating a chapter of "Don Quixote"-into Spanglish.  Since then, the so-called...

 

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