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The Jewish Press of Tampa and the Jewish Press of Pinellas County are Independently- owned biweekly Jewish community newspapers published in cooperation with and supported by the Tampa JCC & Federation and the Jewish Federation of Pinellas & Pasco Counties, respectively


 

October 24, 2014  RSS feed
Miami Jewry reports first gain since 1975

For the first time in four decades, Miami Jewry is growing. That’s the official finding of the new Miami Jewish population study released Oct. 13 by the Greater Miami Jewish Federation. More...

Conversion in America
So you want to become Jewish...

Dear Friend, I understand you’re considering converting to Judaism. Shalom aleichem! What sort of conversion would you like? If Orthodox, the answer is no, no, no. Tradition dictates that prospective converts be rebuffed three times as a test of their true commitment. More...

10 questions about conversion you want to know but are afraid to ask

Must converts pass a test to become a Jew?Generally, no. Across all the denominations, rabbis are more interested in commitment to living as a Jew than in testing Jewish knowledge. However, such a commitment requires a certain level of fluency with Jewish practices, which varies by denomination.Are there ways to skirt the system? More...

Conversion: Denomination by denomination

ORTHODOXNumber of converts: Unknown. Over the last seven years, approximately 1,275 conversions have been certified by conversion courts affiliated with the Rabbinical Council of America, but plenty of Orthodox conversions take place outside the RCA’s system. More...

World News

After Twitter ruling, tech firms increasingly toe Europe’s line on hate speechBRUSSELS – A little over a year after a French court forced Twitter t...
Israel’s consul general to speak on peace prospectsChaim Shacham, Israel Consul General for Florida & Puerto Rico, will sp...
Infant killed in attack had just visited Western WallThree-month-old infant Chaya Zissel Braun, who died in the hospital after h...

Culture

Author to speak on role of Jews in Italian resistance at Israel Bonds luncheonBestselling author Alyson Richman will be the featured speaker at an Israel...
Yad B’Yad program matches Jewish kids with mentors“Playing tennis with Bob is one of my favorite activities,” exp...
Scholar-in-Residence to talk about Kabbalistic healing, life cyclesAuthor, storyteller and lecturer Rabbi Joseph P....

Obituaries

ObituariesREGENA W. BRAGIN, 83, of Largo, died Oct. 11....
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