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November 30, 2012  RSS feed
Festigal: Israeli show epitomizes commercialization of Chanukah

Israeli parents have a love-hate relationship with Chanukah. They love the festive atmosphere, the public menorah lightings and sufganiyot (the Israeli doughnut), but schools are closed for nine days while offices and businesses remain open, so there’s a scramble to find ways to keep kids occupied. More...

Lawsuit: Refusal to work Shabbat brings firing

Hillsborough County resident Sarit Vankin-Fajardo filed a lawsuit this month against the Wisconsin parent company of Ashley Furniture, alleging she was fired from her sales job for refusing to work on Shabbat.  More...

USF Health chief Maimonides dinner speaker

Dr. Stephen K. Klasko, head of the University of South Florida’s health system including its medical school, will be the guest speaker at the annual program for Jewish health professionals.  More...

Despite critics, the Wall remains bastion of haredi orthodoxy

JERUSALEM — Sitting in his office 20 feet above the Western Wall Plaza, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz is unperturbed by the simmering tensions below.  For years, Israeli and American Jewish groups have agitated for greater religious freedom at the Wall, which currently allows for only Orthodox worship. Occasionally the outrage boils over.  More...

World News

Prenatal whole genome sequencing technology raises Jewish ethical questionsBALTIMORE )– Expectant mothers long have faced the choice of finding ...
Kansas shul donating Torah to Sandy-ravaged congregationNEW YORK (JTA) — Members of a Kansas City area synagogue will donate ...
Obama administration pledges more funding for Iron DomeARLINGTON, VA (JTA) — The Obama administration will seek additional f...

Culture

Celebration to feature ‘Hanukkah Rocks’ concertThe LeeVees, a rock band that got its start creating Chanukah songs with a ...
67 years later, Holocaust survivor reunites with rescuerNEW YORK – Even though 67 years had passed since they last saw each o...
Matisyahu releases ‘Happy Hanukkah’ songGrammy nominated recording artist Matisyahu has released a new song, &ldquo...

Obituaries

ObituariesMARION KEETON “BILLIE” FORTUNOFF, 98, of Seminole, died Nov....
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