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Lois Fitter, age 73, of Longwood, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, at Hospice of the Comforter in Altamonte Springs. She was born on May 15, 1943, in St. Louis, Missouri, to the late Eli G. and Sylvia Chernicoff Levin. She was a retired... Full story



Paul Goldberg, age 80, of Longwood, passed away on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, at Florida Hospital—Altamonte. Mr. Goldberg, a native of Brooklyn, New York, was born on Aug. 7, 1936, to the late Harry and Mildred Fishman Goldberg. He was educated in New... Full story



Francine M. Schwartz, age 91, of Winter Park, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, at Florida Hospital—Orlando. Born in Detroit, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Hannah Ressler Irving. She was a homemaker and relocated to... Full story



Adam Todd Willson, age 35, of Coconut Creek, Fla., passed away on Nov. 16, 2016, at Orlando Regional Medical Center. He was born on March 6, 1981, in Oceanside, New York, one of three sons born to David and Joy Willson of Columbia, Tenn. A graduate... Full story

 By Ben Sales    News    December 2, 2016

ADL to ZOA: diverging Jewish rhetoric under Trump

NEW YORK (JTA)—Thirty years ago, it would have been safe to say the American Jewish community agreed on the need to fight for Israel and against anti-Semitism. It may still be true that most American Jews support those causes. But now, apparently,... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Air Supply gives free concert tickets to wives of Israeli firefighters JERUSALEM (JTA)—After postponing a concert in Haifa last week due to massive fires there, the band Air Supply gave away 200 tickets to the wives of Israeli firefighters. The... Full story

 By Ron Kampeas    News    December 2, 2016

Jewish groups fret as Republicans retreat from two-state solution

WASHINGTON (JTA)-In recent months, the American Jewish Committee, the Anti-Defamation League and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee have each emphasized what in recent years hardly needed... Full story


Nine Israeli startups funded by superstars

ISRAEL21c-Celebrity endorsements are a big boon for brands. Just ask SodaStream, the Israeli company touted by Hollywood beauty Scarlett Johansson and "Game of Thrones" star Thor Bjornsson. Ask... Full story


Book Review: The fighting spirit of Jewish boxers

"Max Baer and Barney Ross: Jewish Heroes of Boxing" by Jeffrey Sussman (Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield, $36.) Jewish boxers? Somehow, Jews as boxers sounds like a contradiction in terms, or a... Full story


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