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Alan B. Mogul, age 62, of Maitland, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at Winter Park Memorial Hospital. He was born on Sept. 13, 1955, in Boston, Mass., to Max and Ruth Mogul. In 1959, the family relocated to the Orlando area and joined... Full story



Bernard Rubin, Baruch ben Yosef, age 95, of Longwood, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, at Hospice of the Comforter in Altamonte Springs. He was born in New York on July 15, 1922, to the late Joseph and Sarah Goldblatt Rubin. He was a high... Full story

 By Ron Kampeas    News    December 15, 2017

Jared Kushner talks about his peace plan, and leaves everyone guessing

WASHINGTON (JTA)-The peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians will be comprehensive and pave the way for stability in the region. That's about all we know concerning Jared Kushner's plan, and... Full story


Hungary says it keeps Jews safe by keeping out Muslim immigrants

BUDAPEST (JTA)-At a conference about anti-Semitism in Europe, senior Hungarian officials said the absence of violence against Jews in their country owed to its refusal to admit Muslim immigrants. The... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Roy Moore’s wife on anti-Semitism charge: ‘One of our attorneys is a Jew’ WASHINGTON (JTA)—Roy Moore’s wife said she and her husband, the controversial Senate candidate in Alabama, could not be anti-Semitic because they employ a Jewish... Full story

 By Ben Sales    News    December 15, 2017

Reform rabbis are finding it tough to love Israel

(JTA)-When Israeli security guards roughed up the head rabbi of the Reform movement at the Western Wall, ripping his suit jacket and shoving a can of mace in his face, Rabbi Jen Lader had a dilemma:... Full story


Japanese-Style Latkes for Chanukah

(The Nosher via JTA)-The Japanese word okonomiyaki is derived from two words: okonomi "how you like it" and yaki "grill." Okonomiyaki is a customizable Japanese savory vegetable pancake. Like a... Full story


Eight de-'light'-ful gifts for eight Chanukah nights

Chanukah is known as the Festival of Lights. On each night we light one more candle to remember the victory of the Maccabees over the Greeks and the rededication of the Second Temple. But there are... Full story


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