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 By Ben Sales    News    December 1, 2017

After Harvey, this woman distributes mezuzahs to those who need them

(JTA)-As hurricane Harvey swept over Houston, Chava Gal-Or counted herself lucky. The water rose up to her door and a little bit seeped in, but her home did not flood. However, many in the Reform...

 

Jewish students describe violent atmosphere on US college campuses

‪The Knesset—Despite laws in Europe against anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial, as well as police activity and obligatory school trips to concentration camps, the number of anti-Semitic incidents is only increasing.  During Monday’s meeting...

 
 By Seffi Kogen    News    December 1, 2017

How Jews on the left and the right are empowering BDS

(JTA)—The BDS debacle at the University of Michigan proved once again that Jews can be their own worst enemies. Since 2002, the University of Michigan’s Central Student Government (CSG) has, on 10 occasions, rejected resolutions to support the...

 

Obituary - CELLE MARY BASCH

Celle M Basch, age 75, of Orlando, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, at her residence. Born in Chicago, on Sept. 2, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Lewis and Roslyn Schenker Weinberg. Celle attended the University of Oklahoma, majoring...

 

Obituary - HELAYNE SCHREIBER

Helayne Schreiber, age 75, of Winter Park, passed away at Regents Park of Winter Park, on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, on Sept. 7, 1942, a daughter of the late Benjamin and Iris Martin Schreiber. Helayne earned her...

 

On Broadway, an Israeli-American plays an Egyptian romantic in 'The Band's Visit'

(JTA)-There's a long and poignant story behind the T-shirt that Ari'el Stachel often wears these days. It says, in Hebrew letters, "Totzeret Teman"-"Product of Yemen." The unexpected juxtaposition of...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Uber in Israel ordered to shut down ride-sharing service JERUSALEM (JTA)—Uber must halt its ride-sharing service in Israel, a Tel Aviv judge ordered. The ruling Monday gave the UberDay and UberNight service until Wednesday morning to shut down...

 
 By Ben Sales    Features    December 1, 2017

These bar-mitzvah kids already are Jewish philanthropists

SAN FRANCISCO (JTA)-Lyla Maymon and Jane Shvartzman went to interview officials last year at the Larkin Street Youth, a local organization fighting homelessness among young people, to see if their...

 
 By Amy Sherman    News    December 1, 2017

Can a Jew from liberal Miami Beach be Florida's next governor? Philip Levine is betting yes.

MIAMI (JTA)-One candidate for governor is a former congresswoman and the daughter of a former governor and U.S. senator. Another candidate is a mayor who grew up in a blue collar African-American...

 

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