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Humanizing the Holocaust: 'Kindertransport' by Theater at the J

By Caleb R. Newton Nov. 9, 2015, was the 77th Anniversary of the Night of Broken Glass, known in German as Kristallnacht. Seventy-seven years ago, the Nazis and their comrades stormed through the stre...

 

Early Thanksgiving at Oakmonte Village

After several weeks of anticipation, the residents of Oakmonte Village-Cordova community enjoyed a Sunday morning mingling with teachers, parents and seventh-grade students of Congregation Ohev...

 

Positions available in RAISE program

The RAISE program for young adults with special needs is now accepting online applications. There will be a limited number of positions available. RAISE is also looking for volunteers willing to become Job Coaches. RAISE is a 6- to 12-month work...

 

Scene Around

Before I start this column... I want to express my deepest sympathy to the loved ones of those who were murdered in the recent Paris massacre. My prayers are also for the people who were seriously...

 

Shabbat Retreat engages, inspires 2015-16 Bornstein Class

On Nov. 13, the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort hosted two important events: the Florida Republican Party's Sunshine Summit, which included all of the party's major presidential candidates, and the Jewish...

 

Jewish Academy of Orlando gala-a true success!

Jewish Academy of Orlando hosted its annual gala, "A Starry Night," on Nov. 7, at the Altamonte Hilton. The gala honored the Render family for their significant support to the school and gave a...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    November 27, 2015

What to know about Jonathan Pollard's prison release

WASHINGTON (JTA)-Jonathan Pollard, the American spy for Israel sentenced to life in prison in 1987, was released on parole on Saturday, 30 years after his arrest. The former U.S. Navy analyst's exit...

 

Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup with Matzah Balls

(The Nosher via JTA)—Thanksgiving was a sacred holiday in my family growing up. There were a series of rituals, smells, sounds and foods we knew we could expect each and every year without fail. The Macy’s Day Parade on TV in the background....

 

Seeking Kin: What happened to Atlantans' relative after a 1930s sighting?

The Seeking Kin column aims to help reunite long-lost relatives and friends. (JTA)-For the Wenders, a family friend's glimpse of their relative Chaim was a case of so close, yet so far. It was in the...

 

Israel ranks sixth on list of world's healthiest countries

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israel is the sixth-healthiest country in the world and is the only Middle Eastern country in the top 10, according to recent world health rankings compiled by media outlet Bloomberg and reported in the British...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Israeli woman, 20, killed in stabbing at West Bank site of recurring attacks JERUSALEM (JTA)—A 20-year-old Israeli woman was killed in a stabbing attack—the fourth attack in the West Bank in less than 24 hours. Hadar Bucharis of Safed, a city in...

 

New Bible translation speaks an eternal language: the land and people of Israel

With the publication of a new edition of the Hebrew Bible under his belt, Rabbi Naphtali (Tuly) Weisz is set to manifest his vision for honoring and nurturing evangelical Christian support for Jews...

 

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