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Golda Dansker, age 90, of Orlando, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, at LifeCare of Altamonte Springs. Mrs. Dansker was born in Uman, Ukraine on Nov. 3, 1927, to the late Herschel and Malka Gefon Greenberg. She and her late husband, Semyon, who... Full story



Susan Cecelia Murfin Greene, age 91, of Orlando, passed away at Sutton Homes in Altamonte Springs on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017. Born in Detroit, Michigan, on July 27, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Kalman and Jenny Sugelsky Gross. Susan relocated... Full story


Judah Maccabee went to the doctor...

(JTA)-Like any self-respecting author, Ann D. Koffsky checks her Amazon rankings on a regular basis. "A little bit ridiculously," she acknowledged. Yet when she noticed the rating for her most recent... Full story


Blue Crinkle Cookies recipe for Chanukah

(The Nosher via JTA)—In many homes, there is a tradition to bake Hanukkah cookies this time of year. Whether it’s the sugar and butter mixing in the mixer, the blue and white sprinkles, or the festive menorah cookie cutters, there is... Full story


It's always Chanukah in this picture-perfect Italian town

CASALE MONFERRATO, Italy (JTA)-It's always Chanukah in this picturesque town in northern Italy's Piedmont region. Jews have lived in Casale Monferrato for more than 500 years, with the community... Full story


Answering some oft-asked Chanukah questions

(My Jewish Learning via JTA)—How do you pronounce Chanukah? Is there a correct spelling for the holiday? Why does Chanukah last eight days? These are just some of the frequently asked questions about the Festival of Lights. Here are the answers to... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Geraldo Rivera apologizes to Bette Midler for alleged sexual assault (JTA)—Television host Geraldo Rivera apologized to Bette Midler for an incident in which she says he groped her. “Although I recall the time @BetteMidler has alluded to much dif... Full story

 By Yaakov Lappin    News    December 8, 2017

Israel's emerging underground wall is latest round in 'competition' with Gaza terrorists

Within two years, a deep underground wall, equipped with advanced sensors, will cut through Hamas’s ability to tunnel into Israel. That will lead southern Israeli villages and towns to breathe a collective sigh of relief. But the Gazan terrorist... Full story

 By JNS.org    News    December 8, 2017

In landmark move, Florida village adopts State Department's definition of anti-Semitism

Bal Harbour, Fla., is best known as a popular destination for snowbirds. With a population ranging from 2,500-8,000, depending on the time of the year, it’s hard to believe that this small oceanside village, 30 minutes north of Miami, is now a... Full story


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