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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...

Brunch to honor oldest members of Tampa’s Jewish community

Nonagenarian and centenarian members of Hillsborough County’s Jewish community, listen up: While you’ve long been told there is no such thing as a free lunch, well that’s not so.  You are invited to a free lunch, with honors for your longevity, on Sunday, June 5 at 11 a.m. when Weinberg Village hosts its inaugural Oldest Jewish Americans Brunch.  More...

World News

Leaders of Jewish right and left face off in revealing Las Vegas debateA common debate tactic is to try to get your opponent to express his most e...
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....

Culture

Film on reconstruction of Nazi destroyed Polish synagogue to be shown at Kol AmiRaise the Roof, an award winning documentary on a 10-year project to recons...
Israeli soldiers’ program interrupted by protestors at USF TampaMembers and supporters of the Society of Justice for Palestine (SJP) interr...
Forget presidential candidates, debate over latkes vs hamantaschen is hot topicWhile it may not be as contentious as any of the presidential candidate deb...
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