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The Jewish Press of Tampa and the Jewish Press of Pinellas County are Independently- owned biweekly Jewish community newspapers published in cooperation with and supported by the Tampa JCC & Federation and the Jewish Federation of Pinellas & Pasco Counties, respectively


 

September 12, 2014  RSS feed
Murdered journalist was a hero – and my friend

I paused the video in panic when I saw his face: I know that face, I thought. It’s older and rounder than I remember, sallow from fear, but I know that face. More...

Locals get taste of Israeli life under constant threat

Israelis are so used to living under the threat of rockets raining down on them that by outside appearances, they seem to be a tough, resolute people, but in the eyes of two recent Pinellas County visitors to that nation, the constant danger does take its toll. More...

Finding the Goldbergs: A Catskills mystery unraveled

MONTICELLO, N.Y. (JTA) – The moment I kicked in the door of the abandoned house in the heart of the Catskills, I felt like I was in an episode of “The Twilight Zone: Borscht Belt edition.” More...

New outbreak of anti-Semitic graffiti hits Miami area

(JTA) – An arrest was made in anti-Semitic vandalism at a Miami Beach synagogue – one among a spate of new hate incidents that have struck the Miami area. Several incidents of anti-Semitic graffiti have been discovered in the area since the weekend, rekindling fears sparked this summer by a visiting rabbi’s murder and vandalism. More...

World News

Why does Qatar support Hamas?WASHINGTON (JTA) – It was the first Persian Gulf state to establish t...
Understanding Shmita, Israel’s agricultural ShabbatTEL AVIV — When Rosh Hashanah comes later this month, Israel’s ...
Rebels sold Sotloff to ISIS, family spokesman says(JTA) – Jewish-American journalist Steven Sotloff was kidnapped by a ...

Social Services

Gulf Coast JFCS’ Board Chair Reflects Upon TenureIt is with very mixed emotions that I write this at the conclusion of my te...
Gulf Coast expands Refugee ServicesGulf Coast’s Refugee Services Department opened a shelter in June of ...
A Chicken for ShabbatGulf Coast JFCS is expanding the food pantry services with a new Chicken fo...

Culture

This easy High Holiday menu plus a challah sweet treat is sure to be a crowd-pleaserWhen the Jewish New Year comes around, many people stress for weeks leading...
Rabbi, scholar, cast to discuss issues raised in ‘Ballyhoo’A special post-show talkback discussion on the Jewish-themed comedy The Las...
Cool Bries: Trailblazing cheese whiz prepping special holiday fareYONKERS, NY – If you’re going to Brent Delman’s home in t...

Obituaries

LEON EUGENE BLUMBERGLEON EUGENE BLUMBERG, 81, of Tampa, died Sept. 7....
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