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Jenna Elise Jacobson, daughter of Barry and Sharon Jacobson of Orlando will be called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on Dec. 7, 2013, at Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation. Jenna is in the seventh... Full story


Scene Around

Probably just coincidence... I've been telling myself "coincidence" for more than 25 years. It was about that length of time back when I was visiting at the home of my cousin who is like me, a... Full story


The Slingshot effect: Do innovators reap rewards from annual list?

NEW YORK (JTA)-The biblical David used a slingshot to kill Goliath, thus earning the attention of King Saul. Today, Jewish organizations are trying to use Slingshot, an annual guide of the 50 "most... Full story


Jews, Muslims call on Congress to pass immigration reform

WASHINGTON, D.C.—American Jews and American Muslims called on Congress in a joint statement to pass comprehensive immigration reform with a meaningful path to citizenship. In joining together as unlikely allies, Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership... Full story


Brandeis suspends partnership with Palestinian school

Brandeis University announced the suspension of its decade-old partnership with Al-Quds University following a recent Nazi-style rally at the Palestinian school in Jerusalem.  At the Nov. 5 rally, Al... Full story


Outreach groups reconsidering approach to dual-faith families

NEW YORK (JTA)-When Susan Katz Miller's Episcopalian mother and Jewish father married in the 1960s, they did exactly what most religious leaders advised intermarried couples to do: They chose one... Full story

 By Sean Savage    News    November 29, 2013

Christian's United For Israel grows despite skeptics

NEW YORK-With more than 1.6 million members, Pastor John Hagee's Christians United For Israel (CUFI) has become a powerful force in pro-Israel advocacy in American politics. Additionally, his... Full story


Do you know a future Jewish leader?

The American Hebrew Academy Honor Society is accepting nominations for eighth- and ninth-grade students who have shown excellence in academics, character, leadership and community service. The society’s goal is to acknowledge bright, hard-working,... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Abbas: Willing to speak to Knesset on my terms JERUSALEM (JTA)—Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said he would be willing to speak to the Knesset, but only on the issues he chooses. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a public... Full story


Israeli-Iranian DJ group spins for peace in Berlin

BERLIN (JTA)-It's 4 a.m. at the famous Kater Holzig club and hundreds of beautiful young people are going crazy on the dance floor to the sound of heavy electronic beats. To the casual clubber, it's... Full story


Intentional communities initiative aims to put Jews back in touch with the land

NEW YORK (JTA)-For most of the seven years Tova Kinderlehrer lived with her young family in Pittsburgh, she wished she were somewhere else. Her son wasn't doing well in school, her husband's construct... Full story


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