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Israeli actor presents movie screening at Central Florida Hillel

Central Florida Hillel recently hosted an event for Israelis in Orlando, a group that strives to bring Orlando's Israeli population closer together. Through its association with the...

 

Palestinian activist calls to reform UNRWA

Bassem Eid, a Palestinian human rights activist, has launched a crusade against the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), tasked with providing “assistance and protection” for five million Palestinian refugees around the world. In...

 

At 98, Kirk Douglas finds his poetic muse

LOS ANGELES (JTA)-Kirk Douglas, born Issur Danielovitch, the son of an immigrant Russian Jewish ragman, marked his 98th birthday on Dec. 9 by launching his 11th book. The legendary star of 87 movies...

 

Life is in the blood

A few months after his marriage, young Arik was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Disease, a form of lymphoma, and his heart began to thrash with a confusion of feelings and thoughts. Together with his new...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

ADL: Killing of N.Y. police officers ‘heinous, senseless, shocking’ (JTA)—The Anti-Defamation League called the killing of two New York Police Department officers a “heinous, senseless and shocking assault.” The officers, Wenjian Liu and...

 

In Lugansk, an icy Ukraine winter tests a war-torn community

LUGANSK, Ukraine (JTA)-In an unheated synagogue with no running water, a dozen Jews are trying to keep warm as temperatures here veer toward the single digits. Not moving too much helps keep the...

 

Back in St. Petersburg, former refusenik encourages Jews to emigrate

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (JTA)-Through the backseat window of a black KGB car, Yosef Mendelevitch could see university students his age hurrying to take their finals. It was June 15, 1970, and the...

 

After 'Gods and Kings,' 10 ways to get your Exodus on

If Ridley Scott's "Exodus: Gods and Kings" left you feeling stood up at the Tabernacle, you're not alone. Rottentomatoes.com indicates that 72 percent of mainstream media critics have panned this CGI...

 

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