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 By Julie Wiener    News    December 6, 2013

Free tuition? Jewish preschool leaders say money's not the problem

NEW YORK (JTA)-At the federation movement's General Assembly in Jerusalem in early November, the chairman of the network did something unusual for Jewish power gatherings: He devoted the bulk of his...

 

Freshman nets free tuition with half-court heave

BALTIMORE (JTA)-The basketball goal that Ellen Schneeweis bought for her four sons as a Chanukah present in 2008 drew Andrew, the second oldest, to practice shot after shot. Some attempts came from a...

 
 By Julie Wiener    News    December 6, 2013

Brooklyn Jews targeted in 'knockout' attacks

NEW YORK (JTA)-Chava, a student at a Chabad seminary, has lived in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn for six years, but it's only in the past few days that she started carrying pepper spray in...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    December 6, 2013

Survivors in Israel say gov't must do more

TEL AVIV (JTA)-Breakfast costs Dov Jakobovitz $2. Lunch costs him $2.25. Both are served in the public old-age home in south Tel Aviv where he lives. But the food is not to his liking. Jakobovitz...

 

Mega-menorah builds bridges between Dutch Jews and non-Jews

BERLIKUM, Netherlands (JTA)-In a windswept parking lot near the North Sea shore, Klaas Zijlstra stands motionless as he admires his latest creation. It's the first time he is testing the 36-foot...

 

'Asylum' request focusing attention on anti-Semitism in Sweden

(JTA)-With an asylum application to her own homeland, Annika Hernroth-Rothstein was hoping to draw attention to the problem of anti-Semitism in Sweden. Hernroth-Rothstein acknowledges the bid is...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    December 6, 2013

At American Studies Association, boycotting Israel finds wide favor

WASHINGTON (JTA)—For 90 minutes in a packed hotel conference room in the heart of Washington, Israel was the colonizer, the settler state, the perpetuator of apartheid. As the annual meeting this weekend of the American Studies Association...

 

'Mind in control'-An evening with Dr. Gil Heart

By Pamela Ruben Our daily lives are filled with stress; we are faced with stressors in the workplace, stressors on our commute as we make our way home, and family stressors as we walk through the...

 

COS hosts a community showcase for special occasions

For those who are beginning to make plans for a special occasion, such as a bar/bat mitzvah or a wedding in the near future, Congregation Ohev Shalom will host EVENTful Moments, a one-stop showcase...

 

U.C.F. Judaic Studies offers course on Sephardim

For the first time the University of Central Florida Judaic Studies Program will offer a course on the history, culture and folklore of the Sephardim. The course will be taught by Dr. Norman Berdichevsky, the author of "Spanish Vignettes" who lived...

 

We've lost our narrative

By Gary Rosenblatt The Jewish Week Ari Shavit, the popular Israeli newspaper columnist for Haaretz, seems to be everywhere in the American media these days, talking about his newly published and highly praised book, “My Promised Land: The Triumph a...

 
 By Ben Cohen    Opinions    December 6, 2013

Egyptian Nazi scandal exposes academic dishonesty

Imagine the following scenario. A storied American university holds a conference on the future of democracy in Europe. Among the invited speakers are representatives of two of the continent’s neo-Nazi parties, Jobbik in Hungary and Golden Dawn in...

 

Tough decisions that ain't easy

The best feature of the Iran deal—and maybe its only good feature—is that there is a deal, showing that the Iranians are willing to deal. The weakest points from an Israeli perspective are the Iranians, the U.S. administration, and the U.N....

 
 By Ben Sales    Opinions    December 6, 2013

Understanding the deal with Iran

TEL AVIV (JTA)—For the first time in a decade, the United States and a coalition of world powers have reached an agreement with Iran to curb the country’s nuclear program. The deal requires Iran to limit its nuclear enrichment and freeze most of...

 
 By Toby Axelrod    News    December 6, 2013

First steps taken to identify trove of Holocaust-era art found in Munich

BERLIN (JTA)—The extraordinary disclosure that a trove of more than 1,400 vanished artworks were found in a Munich apartment has raised more questions than it has answered. What were these works, which were produced by masters such as Chagall,...

 

U.S. suckers on the loose

When I see the earnest and eager John Kerry globe-trotting the world in his sharp business suits trying to convince mullahs not to build a nuclear bomb, I can’t help but have these politically incorrect thoughts that are loaded with stereotypes. Th...

 

What's Happening - Friday, December 6 - Friday, December 13

MORNING AND EVENING MINYANS (Call synagogue to confirm time.) Chabad of South Orlando—Monday and Thursday, 8 a.m. 407-354-3660. Congregation Ahavas Yisrael—Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m., 407-644-2500....

 

Super-charged networking luncheon at the J

The Roth Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando is calling on business professionals and executives to attend a professional networking luncheon, dubbed J-Lunch, on Tuesday, Dec. 10, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at its Maitland location. “The event...

 

Special Shabbat service at Congregation Beth Sholom

Congregation Beth Sholom invites the public to its Shabbat service at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13.   Rabbi Karen Allen and the congregation will welcome the members who have joined the congregation over the past year.  Coffee and cake will be...

 

Seeking Kin: Israeli schoolmates keep their class reunion alive

By Hillel Kuttler BALTIMORE (JTA)-Arie Glazer smiled and his large eyes lit up as his iPad displayed photographs and comments on the Facebook page of Shenkar Elementary School's Class of 1977. The...

 

Obituary - HELEN GOLDBERG BROWN

Helen Goldberg Brown passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at NuVisa Care at Hillsborough Lakes in Lutz, Fla. She was 90 years old. Mrs. Brown was born in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada, on March 26, 1923, to the late Louis and Miriam Goldberg....

 

Elegance Beyond Measure

The Jewish Pavilion partners with senior living facilities to bring Jewish culture and tradition to the residents. This past Chanukah, several facilities hosted some very elegant affairs. Thanks to...

 

6 Degrees (no Bacon): Jewish celebrity roundup

Hoffman-Sandler comedy HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (JTA)-Adam Sandler is a Jewish comic actor with a serious streak. Dustin Hoffman is a serious Jewish actor who can be pretty freakin' funny. Put them both togeth...

 

Scene Around

Trust but verify?... You know I'm referring to the "compromise" recently reached by our Secretary of State JOHN KERRY, our European allies and "trustworthy" Iran, Six months will tell. (Pray!) I...

 

Australia shifts to pro-Israel stance in the U.N.

(JNS.org) Australia's new Liberal Party government under Prime Minister Tony Abbott has shifted to a pro-Israel position in the U.N., saying that it will not support resolutions that are "one-sided."...

 

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