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Jewish Academy of Orlando students participate in Mitzvah Shabbat

On Friday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day, the students of the Jewish Academy of Orlando participated in its bi-monthly Mitzvah Shabbat. For this edition of Mitzvah Shabbat, the students honored our military... Full story


At first Jewish Comic Con, artists and geeks revel in tradition

NEW YORK (JTA)-After Brett Parker's great-grandfather fled the pogroms in Europe and came to the United States, he opened a drug store where he sold comic books. Each week he would give his grandson,... Full story


Women of Faith 

Early this month, late in the afternoon, an intimate gathering was hosted by the Jewish Pavilion at Savannah Court in Oviedo . There, Women of Faith gathered around the simple and beautifully adorned... Full story


Jews and Christians join together to support Israel

Bereishit - Genesis 12:1-3-And the Lord said to Abram, "Go forth from your land and from your birthplace and from your father's house, to the land that I will show you. And I will make you into a... Full story



Tessie Abramson, age 94, of Sanford, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of Nov. 9, 2016, at Hospice of the Comforter in Altamonte Springs. Born in Norfolk, Virginia, she was one of four children born to the late Jacob and Sadie Cohen.... Full story



Donald Kaplan, age 86, of Orlando, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, Nov. 12, 2016, at Hospice of the Comforter in Altamonte Springs. Don, a native of Bronx, New York, was born on Aug. 6, 1930. He was one of three children born to the late... Full story


Book review: 'The trombone man: tales of a misogynist'

Ron J. Hutter has written a provocative, entertaining, and thoughtful novel that explores the problem of anti-Semitism in a very original way. In "The trombone man: tales of a misogynist," he uses... Full story

 By Ron Kampeas    News    November 25, 2016

Does Trump want to scrap the Iran deal? If so, this is how he does it.

WASHINGTON (JTA)—Enforce the Iran deal. Violate the Iran deal. Leave it to Congress. Do nothing. President-elect Donald Trump has an array of options before him when he assumes the presidency on Jan. 21, according to supporters and opponents of... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Israeli army conscription rate drops 3.5% since 2010 (JTA)—The rate of enlistment into the Israel Defense Forces has dropped by 3.5 percent over the past five years, army sources said. In 2016, the IDF saw the conscription of 72 percent of people... Full story


Comedian Nick Kroll is serious about being funny

NEW YORK (JTA)-Nick Kroll is serious, which is a tad unusual for a man who has largely made his living by being funny. But being funny for reporters isn't his job, he tells JTA in a telephone... Full story

 By Ron Kampeas    News    November 25, 2016

Condemn or court? Bannon appointment a dilemma for Jewish groups seeking access to Trump

WASHINGTON (JTA)-Offer an open hand or a closed fist-or maybe both. Name names. Don't name names, hint. Quietly adjust wording. Welcome to the second week of the World of Trump, Jewish organizational... Full story


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