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 By Kim Kushner    Features    October 12, 2018 

Babka French Toast recipe

(The Nosher via JTA)-This is one of those recipes that sounds super complicated but is actually so simple. Using store-bought babka will make this Babka French Toast Loaf as easy as 1-2-3, but if you...

 

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Some good news from the UN... "The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization has published a new guide to addressing anti-Semitism through education. The manual, introduced by...

 

When an 'unruly' crowd defied the Nazi boycott

Shortly after the Nazis assumed power, discussions within the German Ministry of the Interior led to proposals of a new citizenship law that would distinguish between formal "state citizenship" and a...

 

A Chicago teacher showed her grandfather was a Nazi collaborator-Lithuania is paying attention

By Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA)-Barring unexpected delays, Silvia Foti is months away from fulfilling an old promise that's become her life's work: to write a biography of her late grandfather, who is a...

 

Harriett Lake's wardrobe lives on in a coffee-table book

Fashion guru Coco Chanel famously said, "Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take at least one thing off." This wasn't anywhere close to what Harriett Lake thought. Her fashion style...

 

Hillel Int'l launches HillelWell

WASHINGTON-Continuing its efforts to adapt to the changing needs of the students it serves, Hillel International, the world's largest Jewish student organization, announced today the launch...

 
 By Paul Jeser    Features    October 5, 2018

Remembering Byron Selber z'l on his 35th Yahrzet

One of the most loved and respected members of Orlando's Jewish community, Byron Selber z'l, passed away at the age of 46 on Oct. 6, 1983. His 35th Yahrzeit will be 29 Tishrei which falls on Oct. 8,...

 

Spotlight on Bill and Adrienne Katz

Often, it is those "unexpected connections" that are made with the residents who are in our local living facilities that are the most rewarding.  Such is the case of a dear couple who reside at...

 

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Will it ever end?... (Probably, it will NEVER end!) I read this today and pass it on to you. (Why should I be the only one depressed?): "The Israeli Journal of Foreign Affairs, a publication of the...

 

The 'best football player who grew up in Israel' seeks a spot at US college

TEL AVIV (JTA)-In the summer of 2011, Yuval Fenta saw two guys tossing a football on the beach in Herzliya. He asked to participate. "You're too small," they responded. A dejected Fenta retreated, but...

 

Urban kibbutzim plant seeds for improving city life

(ISRAEL21c)—Guy Gardi, a founding member of 25-year-old urban Kibbutz Beit Yisrael in the southern Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo Aleph, doesn’t consider himself a pioneer like the founders of the nearly 100-year-old Kibbutz Ein Harod in the...

 

Argentine film about a Holocaust survivor

(JTA)-When the Argentine-Jewish filmmaker Pablo Solarz was 5 or 6 years old, he asked his grandfather if he was Polish. On the phone recently, in heavily accented English, he described his...

 

Creator of 'BoJack Horseman' comes from a home of funny Jews

SAN FRANCISCO (J. The Jewish News of Northern California via JTA)-While growing up in Palo Alto, Raphael Bob-Waksberg was a serious consumer of popular culture. He would watch TV for hours on end...

 

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Will it ever end?... I read this in a recent edition of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) digest and pass it along: "The World Jewish Congress strongly condemned photographs that emerged recently in...

 

In J.K. Rowling's new novel, a villain is an Israel-hating anti-Semite

(JTA)-For months author JK. Rowling has been warning about the dangers of anti-Semitism in England, sparring on Twitter with critics who either downplay the phenomenon or say its proponents are...

 

An Israeli singer in Amsterdam creates the world's first Ladino pop album

AMSTERDAM (JTA)-Wandering the ornate streets of the city of Fes in northern Morocco, Noam Vazana heard several men singing a tune so familiar that it made her stop in her tracks. Vazana, a successful...

 

NJ store to close after a century of suiting up bar mitzvah boys and the occasional mobster

WHIPPANY, N.J. (New Jersey Jewish News via JTA)-When Clifford Kulwin celebrated his 13th anniversary as rabbi at Temple B'nai Abraham in Livingston, New Jersey, he knew he had to mention another...

 

Erlich responds to reform synagogue legal battle win

Last week, Heritage ran a story about Kehilat Yonatan, a Reform congregation in Israel, winning a legal battle to build their synagogue. Heritage attempted to contact Lori Stein Erlich for comment....

 

How to celebrate Sukkot without a sukkah

(My Jewish Learning via JTA)-The central mitzvah of Sukkot is found in Leviticus 23:42, where Jews are commanded to dwell in a sukkah, a temporary hut, for seven days and nights. We do this in order...

 

Had enough sweet stuff at the New Year? Here's some savory for Sukkot.

(JTA)-So much at the Jewish New Year is sweet: first fruits, honey, honey cake. By the time Sukkot rolls around, we're often looking for something savory to offset it all. Regardless of the time of...

 

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Another great move... I read this recently and pass it along to you: "Speaking at a meeting of the Israel Council on Foreign Relations in Jerusalem, which operates under the auspices of the World Jewi...

 

Georgian-Style Stuffed Tomatoes Recipe

(The Nosher via JTA)-There can never be too many tomatoes. August's heat is always made more bearable for me by peak tomato season. I love to eat them cut into thick rounds and topped on crusty...

 

Why Sukkot is actually the best holiday for kids

By Rebecca Rosenthal (Kveller via JTA)-If you leave your kids home on the High Holidays so you can have grownup praying time, bring your kids on Sukkot. If you bring your kids to the High Holidays,...

 

A 1939 phone book could be the key to unlocking millions in Polish Holocaust restitution payments

WARSAW (JTA)-In the small park behind the only synagogue in this city to have survived World War II, Yoram Sztykgold looks around with a perplexed expression. An 82-year-old retired architect,...

 

Europe is going bananas over this Israeli guy's avocados

AMSTERDAM (JTA)-Last year, Ron Simpson was still managing talent for a living. But within just a few months Simpson, a 34-year-old Jewish marketing professional and producer from Amsterdam with no...

 

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