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Salute to all who are willing to sacrifice for our country... I am writing this column in advance. It is Veteran's Day and I am the proud mother of a Lt. Commander Navy, former Army vet who served in... Full story


Men's Night Out hit it outta the park

More than 160 men from around Central Florida came together on Nov. 2 for an evening of camaraderie with all that "men stuff," you know-steak, drinks, and a great comedian. The event, co-sponsored by... Full story

 By Ben Sales    News    November 24, 2017

Stephen Bannon: 'I'm proud to be a Christian Zionist'

NEW YORK (JTA)-Stephen Bannon, the former chief strategist for President Donald Trump, called himself a "Christian Zionist" at the Zionist Organization of America's annual dinner. He also praised Repu... Full story


Experts: international community 'pretending not to see' Iran's nuke deal violations

Earlier this year, President Donald Trump said that Iran wasviolating the “spirit” of its nuclear deal with the P5+1 powers. Now, it is clear that the Islamic Republic is disregarding the letter of the accord, but the international community is... Full story


Rivlin urges 'unity,' 'engagement' to North American Jews

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin urged cooperation and mutual understanding in a speech Monday night (Nov. 13) to the Jewish Federations of North America's General Assembly in Los Angeles. Rivlin... Full story


Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group vows revenge

(JNS.org)—The Gaza-based terror group Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) vowed Sunday to take revenge on Israel following the IDF’s recent destruction of a cross-border attack tunnel. The Israeli operation killed 10 PIJ operatives, including two... Full story


Obituary - PEARL KATZ

Pearl Katz, age 79, of Kissimmee, passed away on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, at Brookdale Assisted Living Facility—Dr. Phillips in Orlando. A native of New York, Mrs. Katz was born on May 14, 1938, to the late Benjamin and Feida Gamson. Following high... Full story

 By Shiryn Solny    News    November 24, 2017

'No loyal American need apologize for loving Israel,' Ambassador David Friedman states

Speaking exclusively with JNS.org, U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman on Sunday night confirmed a report that a team from the Trump administration is drafting an Israeli-Palestinian peace... Full story


This organization has trained 4,000 Jewish volunteers to keep synagogues safe

NEW YORK (JTA)-On a typical Shabbat in Teaneck, New Jersey, streets are blocked off outside of major synagogues. Uniformed off-duty police officers, paid by the synagogues for the morning, stand near... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

‘Transparent’ star Jeffrey Tambor denies second sexual harassment accusation (JTA)—Jeffrey Tambor, the star of the Emmy-winning television comedy “Transparent,” denied sexual harassment allegations made by a female member of the show’s ca... Full story


60,000 joined a Polish nationalist march-should Jews be worried?

(JTA)-The sight of far-right activists waving racist banners and shouting anti-Semitic slogans during a nationalist march in the capital of Poland over the weekend shocked many around the world. It... Full story


Harvard honors a professor who helped its Jewish life flourish

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (JTA)-When Henry Rosovsky first arrived at Harvard University in 1949, a newly minted graduate of the College of William and Mary, the young Jewish refugee could hardly have imagined... Full story


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