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  • With the Republican base on the ropes, all eyes are on Florida —again

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    October 8, 2008 | 12:22 am

    Most Jews live in three states, two of which, New York and California, are already in the bank for Sen. Barack Obama.

    It's the third one, Florida, that has the presidential campaigns in a frenzy. There are roughly 650,000 Jews in Florida, out of 18 million residents. Concentrated in...

  • VIDEOS: Jackie Mason vs.  Sarah Silverman—Battle YouTube

    By The Web Guy

    October 4, 2008 | 4:12 pm

    First came Sarah Silverman with a video for The Great Schlep, an organized effort to get young Jews across America to visit older relatives in Florida to convince them to back Obama [WARNING ADULT LANGUAGE]:

    And here’s Jackie Mason’s response, gleefully e-mailed all over cyberspace yesterday (Silverman’s video was released Sept. 25) by the Republican Jewish Coalition:


  • VIDEO: The Daily Show—Jewish voters in Florida assess debate

    September 30, 2008 | 3:39 pm

    Comedy (?) from The Daily Show. Post-debate analysis reveals John McCain is going to die soon, and Michelle Obama has a big butt. Are these Florida swing voters hilariously out of touch, or simply telling it like it is?  Wyatt Cenac reports.


  • VIDEO: Sarah Silverman talks trash to back Barack

    By The Web Guy

    September 25, 2008 | 3:13 pm

    Once again, Sarah Silverman steps up to the Hollywood Jew home plate and knocks one out of the park.  Go L.A. !

    In this video for The Great Schlep, the effort to get young Jews to visit retired relatives in Florida and convince them to vote for Barack Obama, Sarah uses bad language to promote smart ideas.

    It’s infuriating, funny, wise and insightful, and just as good as you’d hope.

    Rough language warning.

    Hollywood Jew hat-tip to Brad A. Greenberg who beat me to this choice video morsel.

    Thanks, amigo!



  • Public money for Jewish schools:
    Free not-quite-but-sort-of Jewish education

    By Julie G Fax

    August 28, 2008 | 1:49 am

    At the Ben Gamla school in Hollywood, Fla., students can get kosher food in the cafeteria, and many wear kippahs to school. They engage in acts of chesed, they worry about speaking lashon hara, and they are taught to treat each other and their teachers with derech eretz. But...
  • VIDEO: Jewish ‘condo vote’ will be hard to crack

    August 26, 2008 | 7:21 pm

    Ron Kampeas and Eric Fingerhut file their first video report from Denver, after attending a panel discussion Monday on the Jewish vote sponsored by the National Jewish Democratic Council

  • John Ubele: another scary political candidate

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 17, 2008 | 2:48 pm

    Remember Bill Johnson, the white supremacist attorney who last month lost a bid for the Los Angeles Superior Court bench? Well, I just stumbled across another political candidate who appears to cast the same blame for the United States’ problems on immigrants and the Jews.


  • VIDEO: Mayor Bloomberg urges Florida Jews to fight Obama rumors

    June 20, 2008 | 9:12 pm

    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg urged Jewish voters in Florida to disregard damaging rumors about presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. Dean Reynolds reports.


  • Florida considers Christian-themed license plates

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    April 25, 2008 | 11:30 am

    MIAMI - Florida drivers can order more than 100 specialty license plates celebrating everything from manatees to the Miami Heat, but one now under consideration would be the first in the nation to explicitly promote a specific religion.

    The Florida Legislature is considering a...

  • Jewish-oriented charter school in Florida to open amid controversy

    By Larry Luxner

    August 9, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Margaret Schorr, a marketing and public relations consultant, wanted her 5-year-old daughter, Hannah, to learn Hebrew, but she wasn't willing to pay the $8,000 to $13,000 annual tuition that Jewish day schools in south Florida typically charge for kindergarten.

    For attorney David...

  • Theater: Troy vs. ‘Tsuris’

    By Robert David Jaffee

    December 14, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    "How should I prepare?" asks playwright Mark Troy after agreeing to an interview the following morning about his new play, "Tsuris," opening Friday, Dec. 22, at the Sidewalk Studio Theater in Toluca Lake. "Should I wear a blue tuxedo?" Although he is not a standup comedian and says...
  • Edgy 80’s Director Takes A Walk on the Mild Side

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    At 15, director Susan Seidelman set her alarm for 2 a.m., and sneaked out her bedroom window to party. At her suburban Philadelphia high school, she was suspended more than once for wearing oh-so-short miniskirts.

    At her Reform synagogue, she and her pals ditched confirmation class...

  • Scales of Injustice

    By Abby Ellin

    February 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    I was 10 the first time I stepped on a scale. It was the summer of 1978, and I was visiting my grandmother in Florida.

    Every day, grandma and I went for our daily two-mile walk, past the golf course, past Publix, the supermarket where the old people bought prune juice and cod liver...

  • Nation & World Briefs

    September 1, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Federation Sets Up Hurricane Fund

    The United Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh (UJF) has established a mailbox to accept donations for humanitarian aid for members of the Jewish and general communities impacted by Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Western...

  • Retaining Educators No Easy Assignment

    By Chanan Tigay

    August 25, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Last year, Deena Messinger considered leaving her job as a kindergarten teacher at Sinai Akiva Academy in Westwood to teach at a secular private school or a public school. While Sinai pays well relative to other day schools, she said, a switch would mean higher salary and better...

  • Real Early Retirement

    By David Finnigan

    June 30, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    TV comedy writer Rodney Rothman spent six months as the youngest resident of a largely Jewish retirement community in Florida, gaining insight into his own aging process for his book, "Early Bird: A Memoir of Premature Retirement."

    "I'm Jewish. I'm gonna end up in Florida anyway ......

  • Wild Ride With Wildlife in Miami

    By Lisa Alcalay Klug

    April 14, 2005 | 8:00 pm


    Stretching along the popular beachfront area of Miami, approximately 650,000 Jewish residents support more than 100 synagogues, several Jewish community centers and abundant kosher restaurants, including authentic Thai food. The South Florida city even employs a full-time kashrut...

  • People, Motifs Blend at The Shul

    By Lisa Alcalay Klug

    April 14, 2005 | 8:00 pm


    At the crossroads of four Miami Beach communities is a thriving Chabad synagogue that welcomes Jews of all stripes. The Shul of Bal Harbour -- locally known as The Shul -- is a thriving community, which draws an unusual blend of Jews from around the world.

    A significant number of...

  • Jewish Ethical Views Differ on Schiavo

    By Joanne Palmer

    March 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    As a federal court considers whether to reconnect Terri Schiavo's feeding tube, Jewish scholars are turning to halacha, or Jewish religious law, for guidance on the issue.

    Schiavo, the severely brain-damaged Florida woman whose parents and husband have been battling in state and...

  • Purim Saga

    By Rob Eshman

    March 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    How fitting that the heartbreaking saga of Terri Schiavo is coming to a head during Purim. Granted, the connection to a holiday known for merrymaking is not obvious. On its face, Purim celebrates the rescue of Persian Jewry from certain destruction in the time of King Ahasuerus....

  • On Shabbat, Stay Cool as a Cucumber

    By Lisa J. Solomon

    August 5, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Miami is hot. In the summer, even sometimes in the winter, the air arches off the streets radiating heat circles that bend but do not break as you walk though them, slowly, slowly.

    My grandparents, Oma and Opa, bought an apartment in Miami Beach that my family of eight piled into for...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    May 9, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Thousands March for Israel in New York

    Tens of thousands gathered in New York to salute Israel. Marchers and onlookers filled Manhattan's Fifth Avenue on Sunday for the annual Israel Day Parade.

    Palestinians Fake Jenin Funerals

    Palestinians reportedly have been holding...

  • Careless Undertaking

    By Mike Levy

    January 10, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    A gruesome scandal at two Jewish cemeteries in Florida may have implications at a cemetery near you.

    A class-action lawsuit alleges that Menorah Gardens oversold space at its Palm Beach County cemetery and at another cemetery in Broward County.

    The lawsuit also claims that remains...

  • Rage Becomes Power in Writer’s Hands

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 3, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    "I still write a lot from anger," playwright Mark Medoff said. "I've wanted to flagellate the world."

    Medoff, 61, is the author of the smoldering plays "When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder?" "Children of a Lesser God" and "Road to a Revolution," now at Deaf West Theatre. His intense work...

  • Israel vs. Florida

    By Steven L. Spiegel

    February 8, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Trying to figure out the results of the Israeli election? Here's something that might help: compare and contrast what happened this week in Israel with what happened last November in Florida.

    In Florida, when the election was over, people knew less than they thought they did. As for...

  • Coup DeLay

    By Douglas M. Bloomfield

    November 30, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Gov. George W. Bush claimed his birthright Sunday night after his Florida campaign co-chair and ambassador-in-waiting Katherine Harris, the Florida secretary of state, brushed aside requests for a few more hours to continue counting votes.

    W immediately began naming retreads from...

  • Tight Races

    By Rabbi Dov Fischer

    November 16, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Initially, one cannot help but think that the surge of retired, elderly Jews to Florida, augmented by this year's Lieberman Factor, has redefined Florida politics into an Israel-style method of governance. While the rest of America was voting and deciding on Tues., Nov. 7, Florida...

  • Meanwhile, Back in Florida…

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    November 16, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    While the nation watched and waited as the battle over the presidency continued to unfold, two old friends met in Florida last week to try to bring a resolution to the dispute over the ballots in West Palm Beach. Rabbi Steven Jacobs of Kol Tikvah in Woodland Hills and his longtime...

  • Butterfly Ballot Blues

    By David Evanier

    November 16, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Politicos and machers who had given heart and soul (and a lot of cash, in some cases) to their respective candidates saw conspiracy, fraud or betrayal in the ballot crisis in Florida this week. Feeling ran strong, but no one was willing to predict whether Bush or Gore would turn out...

  • Sunshine Vote

    By Matthew E. Berger

    November 9, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    In the end, the selection of the next president of the United States came down in many ways to voters in heavily Jewish South Florida.

    And in a major twist, the votes that might have mattered most were the ones elderly Jews may have inadvertently cast for Pat Buchanan, the Reform...

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