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December 16, 2011  RSS feed
Matisyahu: Bigger than the beard

  NEW YORK – The world’s most famous Chasidic Jew has shaved his beard.  With a declaration Tuesday morning, Dec. 13, that he was “reclaiming” himself, Jewish music star Matisyahu – a.k.a. Matthew Miller – shaved his signature beard and wrote, “No more Chassidic reggae superstar.”  More...

Chanukah in Israel: Sufganiyot on the streets, burning lights, family fun

JERUSALEM – They’re making sufganiyot on the streets of Israel; Chanukah must be near.  Actually it started feeling like Chanukah here about two days after Sukkot, when the first vendors started frying the delicious and caloric doughnuts in vats of oil in front of bakeries and on the street in towns throughout the country.  More...

Oy, Tannenbaum! Star of David tree topper
‘Goods for the Jews’

LOS ANGELES – This jingly freilich season, with Christmas falling in the middle of Chanukah, may be as good a time as any to examine an interfaithoriented product called the Hanukkah Tree Topper. It’s a 6-inch plastic Star of David attached to a stainless steel coil that allows the star to sit atop a Christmas tree.  More...

Maimonides Society to honor Dr. John Rinde
2012 Alfred Schick, M.D. Award winner

Dr. John Rinde, a survivor of the Holocaust in Poland and a physician who practiced internal medicine in Clearwater for 25 years, will be honored on Sunday, Jan. 8 as the 17th annual recipient of the Alfred Schick, M.D. Award. The award is presented by the Maimonides Society in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Pinellas & Pasco Counties.   More...

World News

Last chance operation to catch Nazis launchedBERLIN (JTA) – A last-ditch effort to bring Nazi war criminals to jus...
Obama to Reform Jews: Don’t let anyone challenge my Israel bona fidesNATIONAL HARBOR, MD — President Obama told a gathering of Reform Jewr...
‘Rabbi, Matisyahu shaved off his beard! Should I shave off mine?’NEW YORK – As if the Jewish world doesn’t have enough problems ...

Culture

Ace political advisor, now a rabbi too, to speak about Jews & 2012 election[img_assist|nid=11164|title=|desc= Hank Sheinkopf |align=left|width=184|he...
Chanukah HappeningsChabad of Clearwater invites the entire Jewish community to its Grand Chanu...
Master storyteller to weave her tales in Tampa Jan. 13-14Peninnah Schram, a grand dame of Jewish storytellers, will be the guest spe...

Obituaries

Tikvah Suncoast benefactorBeatrice Fischman Mehl, 95, of South Pasadena died Dec. 2. Born Feb....
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