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February 11, 2011  RSS feed
Netanyahu welcomes Egyptian military’s treaty reassurances

JERUSALEM (JTA, Feb. 13) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed statements by Egypt’s military that it would honor the country’s peace treaty with Israel.  More...

An eyewitness account of the protests in Egypt

Editor’s Note: (UPDATE: February 9) The story below is the firsthand account of the protests in Egypt from Joshua R. Goodman. Goodman is originally from Palm Beach Gardens, FL and he received his master’s degree in Middle East History from Tel Aviv University. He specializes in Egypt with his thesis on tribe-state relations and national identity in Egypt. Goodman was in Cairo where he witnessed the protests from the beginning until he was evacuated on the first U.S. embassy flight to Athens on Monday, Jan. 31. Although his camera was confiscated, he kept a detailed account of the events as they transpired. His account was distributed to the media by the Jewish Policy Center think tank, after first appearing as a JPC exclusive on its website. The JPC describes Goodman’s observations and opinions as those of a Jewish foreigner who is an expert on Egypt and understands the events that took place in the historical and political context of Egypt and the Middle Eas More...

Super Sunday volunteers needed for community phone-a-thon

March 13 is Super Sunday, Jewish-style, and the Tampa Jewish Federation is seeking volunteers to reach out to the community via the annual Super Sunday phone-a-thon.  Volunteers are needed to make fundraising pledge and thank-you phone calls, as well as help with donor research and general event administration, in support of the 2011 Campaign for Our Jewish Future.  More...

Documentary/concert film has a Jewish back-story

LOS ANGELES — Is Never Say Never, the promotional, biographical documentary and concert film that recounts the rise of Justin Bieber, also a message film of “Hear O Israel?”  More...

World News

Israel rejects Streisand’s cousin aliyah requestJERUSALEM (JTA)— Israel reportedly has refused to allow the cousin of...
Redskins owner sees anti-Semitism in devil’s caricatureWASHINGTON — Is it anti- Semitic when someone defaces a photo of a Je...
Of revolution in Egyptn For a first-hand account of an American Jewish student studying in Cairo ...

Social Services

1st Boomers’ Rosh Chodesh meeting April 6A Rosh Chodesh for Boomers group for women seeking a meaningful experience,...

Culture

Tampa young adults to attend Vegas TribeFestMore than 1,800 young Jewish adult “members of the tribe” will ...
Concert to spotlight Ladino’s Judeo/Spanish blendLadino singer Yasmin Levy will perform at the Straz Center for the Performi...
Love, 21st century Judaism topics for scholar-in-residence at Sun City Center synagogueRabbi Daniel Levin of Temple Beth El of Boca Raton will be the scholar-in-r...

Obituaries

ARNOLD MICHAEL ABRAMSON,79, of Sun City Center, died Feb. 7....
ROSELINE “RO” A. CUTLER,94, of Tampa, died Feb. 5....
GERARD LACHS,76, of Temple Terrace, died Feb. 1....
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