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"Ach Tung"... Oy Vay... Do you remember the phrase that accompanied "Sig Hail," the Nazi salute? (It haunts my dreams!) Anyway, I read this recently in the World Jewish Congress digest and pass it... Full story


New Age guru Marianne Williamson talks about her Jewishness and 2020 presidential run

NEW YORK (JTA)-Had she received a better Jewish education, Marianne Williamson says, she might have become a rabbi. Instead, Williamson has become one of the country's best-known New Age self-help... Full story


The Jewish food trends you'll be seeing in 2019

What a year—delis opened, delis closed, we talked about rainbow bagels, and reviewed the history of pickles in America. And now it’s time to look ahead to what will be happening in Jewish food for the coming year. Bread is Back For all of... Full story



Submitted by the family Max A. Mogul, age 86, of Maitland, passed away peacefully Friday night, Dec. 14, 2018. Max was born May 7, 1932, in Malden, Massachusetts. He was preceded in death by Ruth Mogul, his wife of 66 years, and his son Alan Mogul.... Full story



Written by the family John Jeremias Stein, age 82, passed away on Nov. 21, 2018, in Orlando. The beloved uncle to Rabbi Stephen Chicurel-Stein, Dr. Steven Chicurel-Stein, Lara Rachlin Steinel, Daniel V. Steinel and dear friend to the staff of Gentry... Full story


The 50 best Jewish pop culture moments of 2018

What a year it was for Jews in pop culture. We can probably say that almost every year, but truly, in 2018, Jewish celebrities permeated the zeitgeist. “The Band’s Visit”—a musical set in Israel—swept the Tony Awards. Timothée Chamalet... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs

Israel arrests 100 Palestinians in crackdown By Sam Sokol JERUSALEM (JTA)—Israeli forces arrested over 100 Palestinians over the past weekend as part of an anti-terror crackdown launched in the wake of last week’s uptick in terror activity in... Full story


Writer A.J. Jacobs traveled thousands of miles to thank everyone who had a hand in his morning coffee

(JUF News via JTA)-Author A.J. Jacobs has encouraged his three sons to be grateful for all they have. He and his wife urge them to write thank-you notes, to thank the bus driver, even thank their... Full story


Ex-Major Leaguer Lenny Dykstra has gone from baseball to prison to Torah study

(JTA)—Former Major League Baseball center fielder Lenny Dykstra ran car washes, wrote a book, went to drug rehab and spent time in prison. Now he is studying Torah. Dykstra, 55, a three-time All-Sta... Full story

 By Marcy Oster    News    December 28, 2018

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she is descended from Sephardic Jews

(JTA)—Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announced at a Chanukah candle-lighting ceremony that she is descended from Sephardic Jews who fled to Puerto Rico during the Spanish Inquisition. Ocasio-Cortez, a progressive Democrat, broke the news to a... Full story

 By Lazer Cohen    News    December 28, 2018

Chanukah at the Union

On Wednesday, Dec. 5, the fourth night of Chanukah, Chabad organized a grand Menorah lighting on the Patio Stage outside the Student Union at the University of Central Florida. We had the great honor... Full story

 By Ben Sales    News    December 28, 2018

A lot of the bread in the US will no longer be kosher

By Ben Sales NEW YORK (JTA)-The largest baking company in the United States will be removing kosher certification from nearly all of its bread and rolls. Bimbo Bakeries USA confirmed to JTA that it... Full story


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