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Tree of Life T-shirt honors Pulse victims and families

The grassroots and interfaith effort behind the GOP's pro-Israel, anti-two state platform

Amid the intrigue and speculation over the upcoming Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland, one item that the party has settled is its firm support for Israel and opposition to a two-state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict....

JFS receives largest grant of the year

JFS Orlando received a grant for over $150,000, the largest grant this year, through the Orange County Community Development Block (CDBG) grant programs. The funds will be used to assist with much...

Get your groove on for Pavilion's 'Sunday in the Park'

The Jewish Pavilion will turn back the clock to the 1960s on Oct. 23, bringing the community together with their new fall festival, promoting peace, love, and "Sunday in the Park." Get your groove...

Vice President Biden: 'This violence has to stop'

This has been a trying week for America. As Americans, we are all wounded by the targeting of the police force in Dallas and the deaths in St. Paul and Baton Rouge.  Now, I know a lot of you might...

The Dallas shooter wanted to stay in this anti-Semitic black militant group

(JTA)-Investigators may never know with certainty what combination of factors led Micah Xavier Johnson to methodically fire upon police officers in Dallas. Five white officers were killed in the...

AIPAC's Moment of Decision

Later this month the Republicans and Democrats will hold their respective conventions. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will officially become the presidential nominees. Ahead of the conventions, both parties selected delegates to draft their...

ZOA-We must act to stop Islamist terrorism

The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) sends its heartfelt condolences to the families of the 84 innocent people, including 15 children, who were murdered in the truck attack in Nice, France July 14 by radical Islamist Mohamed ...

Police, people of color and a Jewish dream of justice

NEW YORK (JTA)—Last week, we watched in horror and dismay as violent event after violent event unfolded, each amplifying and recontextualizing the one before it. By Friday morning, July 8, five Dallas police officers were dead, three black men...

Killing in America

I don’t know how to write a column on this theme except to say, stop, stop, please stop the killing. Killing somebody is the not the answer. Killing people because of race, gender, religion, or for any reason under the sun is wrong. Killing does...

Know who our enemy is and proclaim it

Dear Editor: While I can certainly understand and appreciate Olga Yorish’s comments in the latest email FED Friday, dated July 8, 2016, I do not totally agree with these comments. With the tragic event that took place in Orlando, my hometown,...

America, Israel in black & white

The pictures are fuzzy. Overt, explicit, and legally enforced racism is no more in the United States. Individual blacks, Asians, Jews, and other minorities, and women, can reach as high as the White House, senior governmental and corporate...

Obituary-THELMA ROSEN

Thelma Rosen, age 88, of Roswell, Ga., passed away on Monday, July 4, 2016, at Pruitt Health Care-Brookhaven in Atlanta. She was born in Bronx, New York, on Jan.1, 1928, to the late Joe and Bella Meyerson Berkoff. A high school graduate, Thelma...

Tree of Life T-shirt honors Pulse victims and families

To honor the victims and families of the tragic Pulse Club massacre in Orlando on June 12, Temple Israel has produced, and is offering for sale, a custom-designed commemorative T-shirt which shows...

Poland wrestles with evidence of complicity 75 years after Jedwabne pogrom

JEDWABNE, Poland (JTA)-As German army troops invaded eastern Poland, Ichak Lewin's family fled their town of Wizna. On July 10, 1941, the Lewins approached the nearby town of Jedwabne, where...

After Elie Wiesel, can anyone unite American Jews?

NEW YORK (JTA)-Being an American Jew, more than anything else, means remembering the Holocaust. That's what nearly three quarters of Jewish Americans said, according to the Pew Research...

Scene Around

Ha Ha Ha Hee Hee Hee Ho Ho Ho... No. Santa Claus isn't coming to town. (No way! This is a Jewish story!) I'm writing about my experience the other day with the Jewish Community Center's Laughter Yoga ...

My hero, my son-and the importance of CPR

Joshua Aaron Overturf: Marine veteran, firefighter, EMT, National Guard Army, training for Staff Sargent promotion and getting ready to attend paramedic school so that he can change his military occupational specialty to work as a helicopter medic....

Barbecue Brisket and Beans Recipe

By Shannon Sarna (The Nosher via JTA)-If a sweet pulled brisket married a can of baked beans, this dish would be their delicious baby. I love baked beans, right out of the can, all summer long for...

Obituary-ESTHER FALLAS

Esther Fallas, age 94, of Sanford, passed away on Friday, July 8, 2016, at Health and Rehab Center of Sanford. Born in Brooklyn, New York, on June 22, 1922, Esther was the daughter of the late Harry and Celia Cohen Shasho. A homemaker, she and her...

Obituary-MINDY S. KNOTT

Mindy S. Knott, age 71, of Lake Mary, passed away on Friday, July 8, 2016, at Florida Hospital—Orlando. Mindy was born on April 27, 1945, in Newark, New Jersey, to the late Jack and Bernice Grossblatt. She was a homemaker, relocating to the...

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