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Feb 16, 2018

Mom of Jewish Girl Killed in Florida Begs Trump to ‘Do Something’

February 16, 2018
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Mom of Jewish girl killed in Florida shooting begs Trump: 'Please do something'
Lori Alhadeff, in an emotional CNN interview, called on the president to "stop the guns from getting into these children's hands."
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The Jewish sheriff leading the response to the Florida school shooting quotes the Talmud
Scott Israel has embraced his role as Broward County's first Jewish sheriff.
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Mike Huckabee says US should follow Israel's lead to prevent mass shootings. Twitter takes issue.
The former Arkansas governor tweeted that tight security, not gun control, protects Israel from gun deaths.
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Police: No connection between Florida school shooter and far-right militia
A leader of a white supremacist group had told the ADL earlier that Nikolas Cruz was associated with the organization.
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Breaking News
Jeffrey Tambor fired from 'Transparent' following investigation into sexual harassment claims

Swiss honor diplomat who saved thousands of Jews

Amy Schumer weds chef Chris Fischer in private ceremony

Anti-Semitic hate speech incidents at all time high in Austria

Memoir of LA Jewish family wins top Jewish prize in Britain
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92 YEARS AGO IN JTA
Orthodox leaders denounce Reform rabbi's New Testament class
Rabbi Ginsburg Levi of Chicago was teaching weekly classes about the Christian text.
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What We're Reading

Russia can keep the peace between Israel and Iran (Atlantic)

Netanyahu may weather corruption allegations for now, but a storm is brewing (Washington Post)

The mamzer issue: When Jewish law makes you doomed at birth (New York Jewish Week)

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2 Stories That Explain The Russia Investigation

Hear the evidence, learn the arguments in the latest episodes of Embedded
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Investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election is a long process, but the developments come quickly — a tangle of allegations, intelligence lingo and once-unknown names. Catch up on what we know about the Justice Department's inquiry into Russia's tactics and possible ties to the Trump campaign in the two latest episodes of the Embedded podcast:

Collusion

Part 1 tells the story of President Trump’s business relationship with Russia and Russians over the decades, as well as the contacts between Russia and his campaign — contacts that Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller is now scrutinizing.
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Obstruction

Part 2 looks at everything that is known to have happened since the 2016 election and the moments that Trump critics say point to a possible case of obstruction of justice against the president.
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More Than A Coffee Boy

Former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos played a more important role than the White House lets on, his fiancée says. Simona Mangiante is publicly defending Papadopoulos, who has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.
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Feb 15, 2018

Jews Among 17 Dead in Florida School Shooting

February 15, 2018
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Florida synagogue holds healing service after mass school shooting; Jews among 17 dead
A synagogue in Parkland became a refuge after a former student with a semiautomatic rifle opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
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5 times Israeli politicians said 'there's nothing to it' and ended up in jail
Benjamin Netanyahu says the police case against him is "full of holes." Other leaders who have claimed their innocence in similar fashion have served time.
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This Israeli-Ethiopian woman brings the food of her cultures to Harlem
At Tsion Cafe, the assortment of menu items tells the story of the eatery's owner. And you can listen to jazz, too.
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Virgin Atlantic Airlines called a couscous dish Palestinian, and people got very upset
Now the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is apparently also about side dishes.
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Breaking News
Netflix creating miniseries about murdered Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman

7 NFL players visit Israel in trip that was kept under wraps

Palestinian man who killed three Israelis at their Shabbat table gets four life sentences

VA chief David Shulkin reimburses government after report said he and staff misled on expenses

Conservative rabbis call on Israel to admit Kenyan convert
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94 YEARS AGO IN JTA
Jerusalem soup kitchens have served 632,000 meals
The Nathan Strauss soup kitchens served the Jewish community in Jerusalem, including rabbinical scholars and families facing poverty.
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What We're Reading

The hidden remains of Britain's oldest synagogue (Atlas Obscura)

Why I went from Catholic schoolgirl to Hasidic Jewish wife (New York Post)

Does Chabad have an answer to 'the rebbetzin question'? (Forward)

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