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Whoever saves one life... I just watched the movie "Schindler's List" on television. I had seen it in the movies many years ago. I must admit, I was even more touched and disturbed than the first... Full story

 By Ron Kampeas    News    December 29, 2017

Why Jewish day schools are breathing a little easier on tax bill

WASHINGTON (JTA)-Lawmakers finalizing the proposed tax overhaul reportedly have removed a provision that had sent shivers through the graduate student and Jewish day school communities. The House... Full story

 By Ben Sales    News    December 29, 2017

Four ways Israel and American Jews grew apart in 2017

(JTA)-This hasn't been a good year for Israel and American Jews. The two poles of world Jewry, each boasting about half of the globe's total Jews, have never quite seen eye to eye on everything from... Full story


Bringing Chanukah happiness to seniors

Local elder home facilities and the Independent Living communities welcomed The Jewish Pavilion to come and celebrate with the residents during Chanukah. Many family members of the residents also... Full story


Couple sues hotel for 'starving' the guests at bat mitzvah

(JTA)—A couple is suing a Manhattan hotel for allegedly “starving” the guests at her daughter’s $37,000 bat mitzvah party. The lawsuit against Hotel Eventi was filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, the New York Post reported Sunday. Nancy Held, t... Full story



Lt. Col USAF (Ret) Joseph J. Herman, age 94, of Winter Park, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, at Mayflower Healthcare Center. He was born on Dec. 13, 1923, in N. Providence, Rhode Island, to the late Samuel and Rose Gergel Herman. A... Full story



Sheila Marie Sorkin, age 72 of Casselberry, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, at Hospice of the Comforter in Altamonte Springs. Marie, as she was known to family and friends, was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, England on June 27, 1945. She was... Full story


The Sulzberger family: A complicated Jewish legacy at The New York Times

NEW YORK (JTA)-On Thursday, The New York Times announced that its publisher, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr., 66, is stepping down at the end of the year and will be succeeded by his son, 37-year-old Arthu... Full story


Conservative movement severs ties with former youth director over alleged sexual abuse

The congregational arm of Conservative Judaism has severed ties with the longtime director of the denomination's youth movement after receiving "multiple testimonies" that corroborated an allegation o... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Nikki Haley throws a party for nations that didn’t oppose US Jerusalem stance at UN (JTA)—To thank the 65 countries that did not support a resolution condemning President Donald Trump’s position on Jerusalem, the U.S. ambassador to the United... Full story


Palestinians 'walking away' from peace talks by snubbing Pence

(JNS)—The Trump administration said Sunday that the Palestinian Authority (PA) is “walking away” from peace talks after PA President Mahmoud Abbas declined to meet with Vice President Mike Pence during his upcoming Middle East visit this... Full story


This White Bean Soup has a secret Israeli ingredient

(The Nosher via JTA)-I recently stumbled upon a Yemenite Jewish cookbook from the early '60s called "Yemenite & Sabra Cookery," by Naomi and Shimon Tzabar. It's the type of cookbook I especially... Full story


Hummus among us: chefs debate what makes Israeli food Israeli

WASHINGTON (JTA)-It's lunch break during a one-day conference on "Israeli Cuisine as a Reflection of Israeli Society"-so naturally I'm eating lunch. Everything on my white plastic plate can be... Full story


Why Dutch Jews are up in arms over the handling of a kosher restaurant attack

AMSTERDAM (JTA)-Two weeks ago, a 29-year-old man waving a Palestinian flag smashed the windows of a kosher restaurant with a wooden club, stealing an Israeli flag there. Police arrested the suspect... Full story


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