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March 11, 2016  RSS feed
Florida rejects BDS movement with new law, resolutions

While some may debate what the Florida Legislature accomplished this year, there is no doubt it took bold stances against the Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment (BDS) Movement that will have lasting effects.  On Thursday, March 10, Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill prohibiting the state’s multi-million dollar pension fund from investing in companies that boycott Israel.  More...

Jewish transgender man gives birth and embraces life as a single ‘abba’

(JTA) — When Rafi Daugherty went to the hospital for the birth of his first child, he posted a sign on the delivery room door.  “I am a single transgender man having my first baby,” it read. “I use he/him/his pronouns and will be called ‘Abba’ (Hebrew for father) by the baby. Papa, Dad, Daddy, Father … are also ok.”  More...

The doctor is in for Women of Distinction

Dr. Ruth Westheimer, best known simply as Dr. Ruth to millions who have listened to her advice on sexual matters, will be the keynote speaker at the Jewish Federation of Pinellas & Pasco Counties’ popular Women of Distinction program, a high tea, on Sunday, May 15 at 2 p.m. at Temple B’nai Israel in Clearwater.  More...

World News

Arab League: Hezbollah a terror group(JTA) – The Arab League has declared the Lebanon based Shiite group H...
Book publisher recalls text book with map deemed anti-Israel(JTA) – McGraw-Hill Education, a major U.S....
Israeli cycle team to retrace WWII path of Italian champion saving JewsROME (JTA) – Israel’s pro cycling team will cover the route Ita...

Culture

Forget presidential candidates, debate over latkes vs hamantaschen is hot topicWhile it may not be as contentious as any of the presidential candidate deb...
Reader thinks reporter went too far in BDS storyDear Editor:
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Obituaries

ObituariesDEBRA L. BARNUM, 65, of Largo, died Feb. 25....
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