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Barbara Lee Herman, age 86, of Altamonte Springs, passed away on Oct. 25, 2017, at Florida Hospital—Winter Park. Born in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 15, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Carl Marx Liberman and Dorothy Ida Kolker Liberman. She... Full story



Karen L. Lipkind, age 70, of Mount Dora, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, at Florida Hospital—Waterman. Karen was born in Brooklyn, New York, on May 31, 1947, to the late Hyman and Rosalind Gottlieb Reiter. The family moved to Miami when she... Full story



June B. Solomon, age 87, of Ponce Inlet and formerly of Orlando, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, at Halifax Health Hospice in Port Orange. June was born in Brookline, Mass., on April 23, 1930, the daughter of the late Henry and Sylvia Rich... Full story



Cecilia Roth Weissberger, age 79, of Ashdod, Israel, passed away on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, at Hospice of the Comforter—Altamonte Springs. She was born in Uruguay on Sept. 18, 1938, to the late Jacobo Roth and Rosalia Weissberger, and was a retired... Full story


Books review: 'Jewish South Florida'-a history and guide to everything Jewish

Written by Paul Kaplan, Pelican Publishing Company, $24.95 Beyond the stereotype of elderly Jews visiting sunny beaches and stopping in at New York-style delis lies a rich history and Jewish cultural... Full story


Book review: The real history of 'The Jews of Key West'

Written by Arlo Haskell, Sand Paper Press, $24, release date Nov. 15, 2017. A little further south of Miami is the dramatic story of South Florida’s oldest Jewish community and a major addition to the history of this unique island city. Long... Full story

 By Ben Sales    News    November 10, 2017

Jews for Jesus commissioned a study on Jewish millennials-here's what it found

NEW YORK (JTA)-Are Jewish millennials the most religious generation? And do one-fifth of them think Jesus was God in human form? Yes and yes, says a new survey of 599 Jews born from 1984 to 1999. The... Full story

 By Alex Traiman    News    November 10, 2017

Israeli government cultivates natural allies at its first-ever Christian media summit

Recognizing it is easier to influence those who are more prone to be natural supporters of the Jewish state than it is to sway journalists who cover the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with a perceived anti-Israel bias, the Israeli government this week... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Why a pro-Israel group moved its benefit to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort (JTA)—An Israel advocacy group has relocated a charity event to President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida to thank him for his support of Israel. The Truth About... Full story


Rob Reiner on Judaism, movies and his experience 'home shuling'

(JTA)-By his own admission, Rob Reiner was not the right person to direct "LBJ," a film biography of Lyndon Baines Johnson, the 36th president of the United States. "I had a lot of trepidation," he... Full story


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