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August 13, 2010  RSS feed
JEWS and MUSLIMS
Jewish positions ambivalent on mosque near Ground Zero

WASHINGTON – More often than not, Jewish and Muslim groups come down on the same side of battles over religious liberties.   Jewish organizations often file amicus briefs supporting Muslim religious rights in cases where zoning boards try to block the construction of houses of worship or bar the right of a Muslim to grow his beard.   More...

Federations helping some ex-PCJDS students attend Hillel School of Tampa after new Pinellas school plan fails

The Jewish Federation of Pinellas & Pasco Counties, the Tampa Jewish Federation and the Hillel School of Tampa are cooperating to give Jewish students in Pinellas and Pasco counties an opportunity to attend a Jewish day school since one no longer exists in their home county.   More...

ADL downgrades swastika as symbol of hate against Jews

NEW YORK — The painting of a swastika — the dark, ubiquitous signature of hateful vandals everywhere —will no longer be automatically considered an act of anti-Semitism under new guidelines for recording attacks against Jews announced by the Anti-Defamation League.   More...

Jewish funeral home opens Clearwater location

David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Pinellas and Pasco Counties’ only mainly Jewish funeral homes, opened a chapel in Clearwater on July 17, to complement its longtime St. Petersburg location.   Located on Belcher Road half mile north of Gulf-to-Bay, the 6,000 square-foot facility was formerly Rhodes Funeral Directors, Belcher Chapel.   More...

World News

Clinton-Mezvinsky wedding raises questions about intermarriage NEW YORK — Is it possible that the first iconic Jewish picture of th...
USF gets donation for Judaics library The Lucius N....
Fire destroys Shoah victims’ shoes (JTA) — A fire at the Majdanek concentration camp has destroyed a ba...

Social Services

Temple B’nai Israel launches separate self-esteem programs for teens — girls and boys Temple B’nai Israel in Clearwater will inaugurate two new teen progr...

Culture

Letter to the Editor The Jewish Press welcomes Letters to the Editor....
Mah jongg tournament to raise money for cancer Mah jongg players are invited to participate in a tournament on Sunday, Au...
Tampa man keeps alive 90 years of loving Yiddish in his books of words, phrases Ninety year-old Murray Witchel has many loves in life....

Obituaries

Obituaries ELSIE BENSKY, 103, of Clearwater, died Aug. 6....
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