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June 13, 2014  RSS feed
Brussels attack points up threat of returning jihadists

It was the threat that European authorities dreaded – and Europe’s Jews suffered the first blow.  The suspect arrested in the attack last month at the Jewish museum in Brussels that left four dead was a French-born jihadist who had returned home from fighting in Syria.  More...

Sacred and profane: Philip Roth, onetime ‘enfant terrible,’ gets seminary honor

“What is being done to silence this man?” an American rabbi asked in a 1963 letter to the Anti-Defamation League. He was talking about the novelist Philip Roth, whose early novels and short stories cast his fellow American Jews in what some considered a none-too-flattering light.  Fast-forward half a century.  More...

$6 million in state funds OK’d for new Tampa JCC

Efforts to develop a $24 million Jewish Community Center at the historic and long vacant Fort Homer Hesterly Armory in Tampa got a major boost this month when Gov. Rick Scott approved a state budget allocation of $6 million for the project.  More...

Eric Cantor’s loss leaves Jewish Republicans bereft

WASHINGTON – Eric Cantor’s defeat in one constituency, Virginia’s 7th Congressional District, triggered mourning among another: Republican Jews.  Since 2009, Rep. Cantor (R-VA) has been the only Jewish Republican in Congress. After the 2010 GOP takeover of the House, he became the majority leader. He is the highest-ranking Jewish lawmaker in congressional history.  More...

World News

Abbas invokes sovereign state in peace prayer with pope, PeresJERUSALEM (JTA) — Despite the Vatican’s desire “for a pau...
Couple teams up to connect with Jewish fans at World CupA soccer-loving Argentinian-Jewish couple believes the World Cup tournament...
In L.A., children of Holocaust survivors say Never Again – and trek to shooting rangeLOS ANGELES – It’s a sunny morning in Southern California and L...

Culture

Museum honors Toni RindeHolocaust survivor Toni Rinde was honored by the Florida Holocaust Museum a...
After 70 years, a second Bar Mitzvah for Dr. Paul CohenSeventy years after his first, Dr....
Remembering the RebbeIn honor of his 20th yahrzeit, there will be a celebration of the life and ...

Obituaries

ObituariesSUMNER BLADD, 86, of Largo, died May 27....
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