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An incredible friendship

They are two elderly gentlemen in their 90s who like to wear WWII veteran caps and go out for breakfast together on a regular basis. The two are Art Witkov, (my father), and Norm Bercoon. Their...

 

Chanukah sufganiyot-a treat in the Netherlands

AMSTERDAM (JTA)-Though they are considered a caloric hazard in Israel, sufganiyot are a rare Chanukah treat for many Jews in Europe. When the holiday arrives, some Jewish communities in Russia,...

 

Obituary - LESLIE STUART "LES" STRASBERG

Leslie S. Strasberg, age 73, of Longwood, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, at his residence. Born on January 21, 1943, in Youngstown, Ohio, Les was one of three children born to the late Roy and Shirley Leavitt Strasberg. Following high school,...

 

The Jewish story behind the Broadway hit 'Falsettos'

NEW YORK (JTA)-The opening number in the Broadway musical "Falsettos"-currently being revived on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre-is called "Four Jews in a Room Bitching." Featuring sample lyrics...

 
 By Andrew Tobin    News    December 23, 2016

Jerusalem mayor sees a bright future for city in the Trump era

JERUSALEM (JTA)-It's been nearly 50 years since Israel captured eastern Jerusalem, including the Old City, from Jordan in the 1967 Six-Day War. For the past eight years, Nir Barkat has been this...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Israeli intruder charged with assault for breaking into Arizona home, holding child (JTA)—An Israeli man has been arrested in Arizona after he broke into a stranger’s apartment and was found holding the family’s 2-year-old child. The suspect,...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    December 23, 2016

In the Trump era, imams and rabbis struggle to come up with a strategy to counter anti-Muslim hostility

WASHINGTON (JTA)-A year ago, when several dozen Washington-area Jewish and Muslim religious and lay leaders jostled for spots in a group picture, the mood was convivial. The most novel item on the...

 

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