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Obituary-BETTY CORNMAN MANIS

Betty Cornman Manis passed away Oct. 24, 2018, at the age of 90. Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, she graduated from Newcomb College with a degree in biology and worked as a researcher. Betty met her husband, Norman, when he visited the cit...

 

Judaism and death: Five surprising ideas

By Rabbi Benjamin Blech (Aish Hatorah Resources)—Your days are numbered, but it’s not the end. On some level of awareness we all know that our days are numbered. How to cope with that recognition is perhaps the greatest challenge of life. For...

 

In the aftermath of Pittsburgh, a focus on improving building security and know-how

(JNS)—In the aftermath of Saturday’s shooting at the Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Synagogue in Pittsburgh, where 11 Jewish worshippers were shot dead and six others injured by a lone gunman, have come calls for increased security at Jewish...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Jewish gun store owner in Colorado offers rabbis free rifles (JTA)—The Jewish owner of a gun shop in Colorado has offered to give rabbis semi-automatic rifles for free following the murder of 11 worshippers at the Tree of Life synagogue in...

 

What is Gab and where else are anti-Semites gathering?

(JTA)—Robert Bowers, the man held in the shooting deaths of 11 people at a synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday, belonged to an online community where he frequently railed against Jews and immigrants. That social media site, Gab, has come under...

 

In unprecedented move, American Jewish media issue joint editorial: #WeAreAllJews

More than a dozen of America’s leading Jewish media organizations took the unusual step today of publishing a joint editorial expressing solidarity in the wake of the deadly attack on worshippers in a Pittsburgh synagogue, and calling upon...

 

Natan Sharansky on the state of current political movements

(JNS)-Chess warrior. Former political prisoner. Longtime Israeli minister and head of the Jewish Agency for Israel. Always a Jewish inspiration. Natan Sharansky has checked many boxes throughout his l...

 

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