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 By Marcy Oster    News    November 22, 2019

Gaza rocket strikes assisted-living facility in southern Israel

JERUSALEM (JTA)—A rocket fired by Palestinian terrorists in Gaza struck an assisted-living facility in the southern Israel city of Ashkelon on Wednesday afternoon, injuring a woman in her 70s. The resident was injured in the face and arms by...

 

Scene Around

YES! I agree... I read this in the World Jewish Congress digest and pass it along to you: "WJC President Ambassador RONALD S. LAUDER welcomed the U.S. House of Representatives' resolution condemning...

 

How Ukraine's bloody 2014 revolution affected Jews

(JTA)-Ukraine is in the news now for its ties to the Trump impeachment scandal, but this year also marks the fifth anniversary of a turbulent revolution that roiled the country and ousted its...

 

Israeli politicians praise 'Operation Black Belt'

(JNS, Israel Hayom)—“The new rules of the game are clear—the IDF will operate freely, without any limitation,” Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennett said on Thursday, a short while after a ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian Islamic...

 

My encounter with al-Baghdadi's victims

An intriguing request showed up on the e-bulletin board of our community in the Old City of Jerusalem a few months ago: Dear Neighbors, Professionals from a foreign country that does not have diplomatic relations with Israel are quietly being brought...

 

Obituary - ROSE E. GOLDIE

(Submitted by the family) Rose Goldie passed away Nov. 11, 2019, at the age of 99 years and 9 months. She was born Feb. 28, 1920, in “White Russia.” At a young age, her family emigrated to Mexico and later to Stevens Point, Wisconsin. She had a...

 

Obituary - TOBY KAYE

Toby Kaye, age 75, of ‪Atlanta, Georgia, died Nov. 13, 2019. She was raised in the Bronx, New York, graduating from James Monroe High School, where she was a cheerleader. She is also a proud graduate of both Queens College and Hunters College in...

 

In Ukraine, aid for needy Jews comes with a catch

ODESSA, Ukraine (JTA)—Alina Feoktistova always knew she was Jewish, but the first time she sought contact with the community was to see if it could pay her tuition. Feoktistova’s family couldn’t afford to send her to college, but the local...

 

These Jews made Time magazine's new list of 'rising stars'

(JTA)—Time magazine is building on its list of the most influential people of the year by releasing a list of “rising stars,” or what it calls the Time 100 Next. The list features what the publication says is an increasing number of...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    November 22, 2019

Student walks out on survivor's speech after accusing Israel of 'ethnic cleansing'

(JTA)—A Palestinian student at Benedictine University called on a Holocaust survivor to condemn the establishment of Israel, and then walked out on his speech after he did not do so. Following a speech last week by Professor Harold Kasimow, who...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Virginia House will have its first female and first Jewish speaker By Marcy Oster (JTA)—The Virginia House of Delegates will have its first female and first Jewish speaker. The current minority leader, Democrat Eileen Filler-Corn, 55, of Fairfax...

 
 By Gabe Stutman    News    November 22, 2019

Nazi flag seen hanging in state building in Sacramento

SAN FRANCISCO (J. The Jewish News of Northern California via JTA)—Why was a Nazi flag hanging on the wall inside a California parole office over the weekend? The state’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has launched an...

 

Yapchik (potato kugel with meat): The 'Hungarian cholent'

Yapchik is made up of two layers of golden, crispy potato cake-very similar to a kugel-that sandwich a layer of meat. As the fall days get colder, it will welcome you and your guests home like a hug,...

 

Fish and chips' surprising Jewish history

You may be surprised to learn that fish and chips, though wildly popular in England for what seems like an eternity, actually was a specialty of the Portuguese Sephardic Jews who fled the Inquisition in the 16th century and found refuge in the Britis...

 

Brazilian Jews slam magazine that likened Jewish politician to Hitler's propaganda mastermind

RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA)—Several Brazilian Jewish groups are condemning a magazine news article that likened a local Jewish senior politician to Nazi Germany’s propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels. Istoe magazine published on Friday an article titled...

 

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