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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


 

July 11, 2014  RSS feed
Upheaval
Israel-Hamas trade fire in worst clash since 2012

TEL AVIV – Get used to conflict. That’s the message Israeli officials and security experts are relaying as the Israel Defense Forces conducts its third operation in six years against Hamas in the Gaza Strip. More...

Local Jews lobby Tampa Bay area Presbyterians prior to divestment vote

Before the Presbyterian General Assembly’s narrow vote in favor of divestment from three U.S. companies doing business with Israeli security services, Jewish organizations in Pinellas and Hillsborough joined in lobbying efforts to persuade delegates not to support the measure. More...

Image of Tampa teen’s beating gives Israel black eye

For Israelis, the enduring image of the past few weeks may be the montage of the three Israeli teens murdered last month after being abducted from a hitchhiking post in the West Bank. More...

Florida public defenders dismissed for disparaging Palestinians on Facebook

(JTA) – Two public defenders in Florida were fired after posting denigrating comments about Palestinians on Facebook. Bruce Raticoff and Gary Sheres lost their jobs as Broward County assistant public defenders over the July 2 posts, according to Broward County public defender Howard Finkelstein. More...

World News

In Paris, Sharansky warns of ‘beginning of end’ for European JewryPARIS – On their 40th wedding anniversary, Avital and Natan Sharansky...
20 years after rebbe’s death, has Chabad changed?NEW YORK – What does a fervent religious movement do after the death ...
At Presbyterian assembly, divestment advocates get narrow, but limited, victoryWASHINGTON – There were amendments and amendments to amendments in a ...

Social Services

Berger elected as TJFS board presidentJeffrey Berger, a real estate attorney and active member of the Jewish comm...
Food bank finds support from many to keep shelves stockedTampa Jewish Family Services’ Community Food Bank has experienced con...

Obituaries

CHARLES FISHERMAN,93, of Tampa, died June 23....
AARON I. LANDO,36, of Wimauma, died June 27....
DOROTHY B. LISS,99, of Land O’Lakes, died June 25....
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