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    Nov 16, 2018

    Marty “The Big Guy” Francis, age 65, of Winter Springs, passed away on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on July 4, 1953, to Carol Loeb Francis and the late Leonard Francis. In 1961, he relocated to the Orlando area with his family and graduated from Edgewater High School. The family were longtime members of Congregation Ohev Shalom and later, Congregation Beth Am. Marty was, among other things, a well-known radio personality, hosting a weekly show on Cycle Rider Radio – AM540. In addition to his mother, Marty is su... Full story

  • Dutch MPs call to cut PA funding

    Nov 16, 2018

    (Palestinian Media Watch via JNS)-Palestinian Media Watch director Itamar Marcus spoke to members of Dutch Parliament yesterday documenting the many ways in which the Palestinian Authority in itself is the fundamental impediment to peace. Marcus documented PA's vicious Antisemitism, its indoctrination of children to hatred and terror, as well as the PA's continued monthly payments to terrorist prisoners and families of killed terrorists. Members of Dutch Parliament expressed their condemnation o... Full story

  • This Jewish teen is helping underprivileged kids apply to college

    Zev Stub|Nov 16, 2018

    When Daniel Zahn was applying to college, he felt very stressed. The essays, the questions, the decisions he had to make – it all seemed overwhelming. But Zahn had two older siblings who had gone through the process, as well as the support of seasoned parents and teachers. After applying to more than 10 schools and for a handful of scholarships, Zahn landed a spot at one of his top choices: Penn State, where the 19-year-old is now a junior. It was only once he got to college that Zahn r... Full story

  • Bar-Ilan University bans pro-Israel advocacy material about the 'nakba'

    Nov 16, 2018

    (JNS)—Bar-Ilan University prohibited a student group on campus from distributing pro-Israel advocacy material about the nakba (“catastrophe”) and the Palestinian refugees. The ban occurred earlier this week ahead of the university’s “student group fair,” an event where students on campus were invited to present their groups to others. One of the student groups, Im Tirtzu, was denied permission by the university from distributing its Nakba Nonsense and The Palestinian Refugee Lie booklets, which according to Im Tirtzu are its most popular boo... Full story

  • Death penalty for Palestinian murderers okay by Netanyahu

    Nov 16, 2018

    (JNS)—A controversial bill that would execute Palestinian terrorists found guilty of murdering Israeli civilians or soldiers was given the support of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday. The prime minister gave coalition party heads the go-ahead in a legislative agenda meeting, where he said opposition from Shin Bet security services and Israel Defense Forces’ officials should not prevent lawmakers from advancing the bill, which has been stalled since January. Though Israel does allow for the death penalty, it was only used once... Full story

  • Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

    Nov 16, 2018

    California wildfires damage synagogues, camps and day school (JTA)—The fires racing through Southern California have led to the evacuation of more than 260,000 people, burned over 83,000 acres and destroyed more than 170 homes, as well as damaged several Jewish institutions. The Jewish institutions, including several synagogues, turned to their social media pages to distribute information and offer support. Many held Havdalah services on Saturday night at other nearby sites, most livestreamed on their social media pages, in order to provide sup... Full story

  • Egyptian Golden Potato Soup Recipe 

    Sonya Sanford|Nov 16, 2018

    (The Nosher via JTA)-Egyptian Jews comprise one of the oldest Jewish communities in the world. There have been waves of Jewish immigration to Egypt over centuries: Sephardic Jews arrived during the Spanish inquisition, Ashkenazi Jews fled there from Eastern Europe during the pogroms of the 19th century, and Jewish traders from the Ottoman Empire settled after the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869. In the 1950s, Egypt began to expel its Jews following the creation of the State of Israel. Like... Full story