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Book chronicles Rinde family’s Holocaust survivor story

Few Jews survived the Holocaust without the aid of others, and in the case of John Rinde of Largo and his sister Irene Skolnick of Sanibel Island, many took risks to protect them. Perhaps the most critical decision that saved their family, living in Poland at the time, sprang from the intuition of their mother, Stella Rinde. More...

For first time, Israeli voted head of U.N. permanent committee

JERUSALEM (JTA) – Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations was elected chairman of the U.N. Legal Committee – the first time an Israeli has been chosen to head a permanent committee of the world body.  More...

British Jewry condemns slaying of lawmaker

(JTA) – The Board of Deputies of British Jews joined the chorus of condemnations over the slaying of a Labour Party lawmaker near Leeds, in northern England. Jo Cox, 41, died June 16, from wounds she sustained after being shot and stabbed. A tweet from the board extended condolences and prayers for Cox’s family and called her slaying a “senseless murder.”  More...

People who attend religious services live longer, new study suggests

NEW YORK – All those people urging you to go to synagogue more may have a point. A new study suggests that people who consistently attend religious services may live longer than those who don’t. More...

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