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What will ADL's priorities be in a post-Foxman era?

What message is the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) sending to the Jewish community through its recent selection of White House aide and social entrepreneur Jonathan Greenblatt to succeed longtime National Director Abraham Foxman? While some are...

 

Hillel students meet JNF leader

JNF CEO Russell Robinson (far left) met the staff and student leaders of Central Florida Hillel. Robinson came to Orlando as the guest speaker for the Orlando JNF's annual gala. Central Florida...

 

Party After Dark brightens the Childhood Learning Center

Two-hundred guests attended the Roth Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando's "Party After Dark" on Nov. 8, benefiting its Richard S. Adler Early Childhood Learning Center and honoring Shayna's...

 

'Jewish Soul Food' author Janna Gur wants to make vegetables 'sexy'

NEW YORK (JTA)-Janna Gur's "The Book of New Israeli Food" has sat on my kitchen counter with my other favorite cookbooks for years, and I frequently pull it out for friends and family who are...

 

In Holocaust restitution affair, Austrian official's admission may undermine state's case

VIENNA (JTA)-An Austrian official's letter is threatening to undermine the central pillar of a controversial court decision that found a Jewish journalist guilty of defrauding the government. On...

 
 By Sean Savage    News    November 28, 2014

Iran's Khamenei takes rhetoric to new level with 9-point list for destroying Israel

Iranian Supreme Leader the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who is known for his anti-Zionist rhetoric, has issued perhaps his most detailed tirade to date in a Twitter post titled "9 key questions about the e...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    November 28, 2014

Is Mahmoud Abbas to blame for Jerusalem synagogue attack?

TEL AVIV (JTA)—After a gruesome attack by two Palestinian cousins left four dead at a Jerusalem synagogue, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu singled out one person for blame: Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. In a statement...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Controversial Jewish nation-state bill passes Israeli Cabinet vote JERUSALEM (JTA)—Israel’s Cabinet passed a bill that would identify Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people. The measure, which has engendered controversy, advanced in a...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    November 28, 2014

U.S. and Israel present a united front at D.C. confabs

WASHINGTON (JTA)—Joe and Bibi? Still buddies. U.S. and Israel? Still allies. Agreement on Iran and the Palestinians? Well. The governments of President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were back on joshing terms this week, but...

 

Israel develops revolutionary medical marijuana inhaler

(ISRAEL21c)—A first-in-class pocket-sized metered-dose cannabis inhaler helps patients and doctors control, monitor and fine-tune dosages. As medical marijuana debates heat up across the globe, a government-backed Israeli startup has developed the...

 

The shrinking Jewish Middle-and how to expand it

NEW YORK (JTA)-As the Jewish Federations of North America holds its annual General Assembly this week, newly emerging evidence from the Pew Research Center's 2013 "Portrait of American Jewry" points...

 

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