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Heritage Newspaper’s print audience doesn’t get to read responses to articles that are posted in the online edition of the paper (unless they also read the online edition). Here are this week’s responses: “Call to cancel SJP conference,...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    November 1, 2019

Tree of Life building will reopen as 'center for Jewish life in the US'

(JTA)—The Tree of Life synagogue building, the site of an attack a year ago that left 11 worshippers dead, will reopen as a “center for Jewish life in the United States.” The Tree of Life Congregation issued a statement to announce its...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    November 1, 2019

Maryland will strengthen Holocaust education

(JTA)—Maryland state officials said they will strengthen requirements for Holocaust education in middle schools and high schools. The announcement by State Superintendent Karen Salmon comes days before the one-year anniversary of the shooting by a...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    November 1, 2019

Teen who threatened Jewish boy arrested

(JTA)—A teenage boy in Victoria, Australia that allegedly sent threatening messages to a Jewish boy who had been forced to kiss the shoe of a Muslim student and to his mother has been charged for the threats. The boy, 16, was arrested by Victoria...

 

The quest for the annual Hanukkah stamp

There is not a new Hanukkah stamp for 2019. The United States Postal Service says the 2018 Hanukkah stamp will be used, again, this year.  They also say that the 2018 Hanukkah stamps are already in post offices, left over from last year. There,...

 

Survey: millennial disengagement from traditional Jewish institutions

NEW YORK—A new study of millennials from 51 communities mainly in North America and Europe reveals that disengagement with traditional Jewish communal organizations like synagogues and community centers is far worse than previously documented....

 

How Bernie Sanders became a favorite among Muslim Americans

(JTA)-Bernie Sanders was one of only two Democratic presidential candidates to address the Islamic Society of North America Convention in August, the largest annual gathering of Muslim Americans in th...

 
 By Curt Schleier    News    November 1, 2019

Netflix to air miniseries on trial of Nazi guard 'Ivan the Terrible'

(JTA)-John Demjanjuk was a retired Ukrainian-American autoworker living a comfortable life in the suburbs of Cleveland-until his past caught up with him. A group of Holocaust survivors identified him...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    November 1, 2019

Nearly 9 in 10 American Jews say anti-Semitism is a problem in US

WASHINGTON (JTA)-More than eight in 10 American Jews say that anti-Semitism has spiked in recent years and even more believe it is a problem in the United States, according to an American Jewish...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Israeli soldier injured by rock during clashes with residents of Yitzhar settlement By Marcy Oster JERUSALEM (JTA)—An Israeli soldier was hit and injured with a rock during clashes with residents of the northern West Bank settlement of Yitzhar....

 
 By Sam Sokol    News    November 1, 2019

Squeezed for burial space, Jerusalem prepares to open an underground city of the dead

JERUSALEM (JTA)-Carved into the rock on the side of a mountain directly under the Har HaMenuchot cemetery here lies the entrance to Jerusalem's newest necropolis, a city of the dead that its...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    October 25, 2019

'Pause for Pittsburgh' to mark one year since synagogue attack

(JTA)-People across the United States and around the world will join together virtually on the one-year anniversary of the attack on the Tree of Life synagogue building in suburban Pittsburgh. The...

 

Netanyahu can't form government; Gantz tapped to try

Two days shy of his 28-day time limit to establish a government, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Monday that he cannot form a coalition and that he is returning the mandate to do so to...

 

Three of 'squad' endorse Sanders

(JNS)—Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) say they plan on endorsing Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who is running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. The three freshmen...

 

Celebrating Sukkot at JAO

Jewish Academy of Orlando's students love celebrating the new year and spending time with their friends in the sukkah. Here are a few peeks from the week's activities. Jewish Academy of Orlando...

 

Stetson University hosts author Julie Salamon at lecture series

The Malka Altman Memorial Lectures in Jewish Studies presents author Julie Salamon at Stetson University on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 6:30 p.m. Salamon is the author of "An Innocent Bystander." It is the...

 

Last call for Men's Night Out

This year's Men's Night Out is really taking it up a notch. Not only will there be a great steak dinner catered by Arthur's, top-shelf drinks, entertainment by the hilarious comedian Johnny Lampert,...

 
 By Eliana Rudee    News    October 25, 2019

5,000 Christians show their support for Israel at Jerusalem's 64th Sukkot march

(JNS)-This year, more than 5,000 Christians from all parts of the world gathered on Thursday for the city's annual Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) festive march around Israel's capital, which saw 10,000...

 

Anti-Semitic incidents take center stage at University of Illinois faculty meeting

(JNS)-A recent presentation during a mandatory meeting for the residential living team at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign that was replete with anti-Semitic references has come under...

 
 By Yaakov Lappin    News    October 25, 2019

'Entry of radical Islamist forces into northern Syria is disturbing,' ex-Israeli intelligence official says

(JNS)—Israel has been closely monitoring Turkey’s brutal offensive against the Kurds in northeast Syria in recent days. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the Turkish invasion on Oct. 10, stating that Israel “warns against the...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    October 25, 2019

Thousands march in Berlin against anti-Semitism

(JTA)—More than 10,000 people marched in Berlin against anti-Semitism and in a show of support for the victims of anti-Semitic violence in the city of Halle. The march on Sunday left from Bebelplatz, significant as a site of Nazi book-burning, to...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    October 25, 2019

The Democratic debate revealed the candidates' differences on Middle East policy

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (JTA)-The fourth Democratic presidential debate revealed fissures among the candidates on whether to keep U.S. troops in the Middle East. The 12 hopefuls on the stage Tuesday night...

 

93-year-old Albanian who rescued Jews to be honored in Poland

(JTA)-A Muslim man from Albania who saved Jews during the Holocaust will attend an event in Poland honoring rescuers from across Europe. Xhemal Veseli, 93, who is among a handful of Muslim rescuers...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    October 25, 2019

At this Florida Jewish day school, half the students aren't Jewish

SARASOTA, Florida (JTA)-Most American Jewish day schools go all in on Chanukah, in part to remind their students that Jews have a winter holiday of their own. But when December rolls around at the...

 
 By Larry Luxner    News    October 25, 2019

Israeli researchers at forefront of fight against breast cancer

TEL AVIV—About 2.1 million women worldwide developed breast cancer in 2018, according to the World Health Organization. Last year also saw some 627,000 fatalities due to breast cancer—nearly all because their cancer had spread to distant organs....

 

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