Articles from the December 29, 2023 edition

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 By Merav Sever    News    December 29, 2023

Sole survivor of family celebrates bar mitzvah two months after massacre

(JNS) — Two months after his parents and two sisters were brutally murdered in their home by Hamas terrorists during the Oct. 7 massacre at Kibbutz Nahal Oz, Ariel Zohar celebrated his bar mitzvah o...

 
 By Jacob Gurvis    News    December 29, 2023

Menorahs across the US are vandalized

(JTA) — In Oakland, California, an 11-foot-tall Chanukah menorah was broken and thrown into a lake. In New Haven, Connecticut, a Palestinian flag was planted in a publicly displayed menorah. In Juno Beach, Florida, a menorah made of sand was d...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    December 29, 2023

MIT federal civil rights investigations

(JTA) – The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of California, Davis, both of which have recently experienced widely publicized episodes of conflict around Israel, are among six new institutions facing U.S. Department of E...

 

Obituary - Charlotte Friedland

Mrs. Charlotte Friedland, 102, Melbourne, Florida passed away Thursday, Dec. 14, 2023, at Addington Place of Titusville, Florida following a brief illness. Mrs. Friedland was born Oct. 7, 1921, in Chicago, Illinois to the late Maurice and Ruth...

 

Obituary - MARLYN ZATUCHNEY

Mrs. Marlyn Zatuchney, 78, Apopka, Florida passed away peacefully Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2023, at Advent Health Hospice Altamonte Springs, Florida following a brief illness. Mrs. Zatuchney was born Oct. 3, 1945, in Brooklyn, New York to the late...

 

20 Jewish celebrities who died in 2023

By Gabe Friedman (JTA) — Jewish communal mourning was defined in large part this year by Oct. 7. But other notable losses occurred throughout the year, of people who have left outsized legacies on politics, the arts, sports and everything in b...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

IDF drills for Oct. 7-type attack in Judea and Samaria (JNS) — The Israel Defense Forces this week carried out a drill simulating an Oct. 7-style attack in Judea and Samaria and northern border communities, according to Israeli media reports. The e...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    December 29, 2023

A poll shows Palestinians overwhelmingly support Oct. 7. What does that mean?

(JTA) — When a recent survey showed that nearly three-quarters of Palestinians supported Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack, Israeli officials and commentators cited it to justify their country’s war in Gaza, which aims to depose the terror group. “Pale...

 

Jewish NFL player kicks game-winning field goal in his 'I Stand with Israel' cleats

(JTA) — ​​A 3-0 score is extremely rare in the NFL. But when the Minnesota Vikings beat the Las Vegas Raiders Sunday night in the league’s lowest-scoring game since 2007, the moment held extra significance for the player who scored those three p...

 

'Curb Your Enthusiasm,' HBO's especially Jewish comedy, to end after upcoming 12th season

(JTA) - A decades-long era of Jewish comedy on television will come to an end next year, as "Curb Your Enthusiasm," Larry David's HBO comedy, is set to end after its 12th season. The imminent...

 

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