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  • Florida man pleads guilty over threats to bomb two mosques

    15 hours ago

    A Florida man pleaded guilty on Friday to a federal hate crime for threatening to bomb two mosques and shoot their congregants shortly after November's deadly attacks in Paris.

    Martin Alan Schnitzler, 43, of Seminole, pleaded guilty to one count of obstructing persons in the free...

  • #Beintrigued at the Diplomat Resort and Spa with @CurioCollection

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    2 days ago

    Visiting Southern Florida and want to feel the history of Hollywood?

    When the original Diplomat Hotel was opened in 1958 it was the only hotel between Miami and Fort Lauderdale. This was were celebrities stayed and Frank Sinatra sang. Now there are 998 rooms, 36 stories, six...

  • Rental properties in U.S., landlords in Israel

    By  Orit Arfa

    January 6, 2016 | 11:10 am

    Three years ago, Dana Lebel, a marketer of health supplements, bought her first apartment in Rishon Lezion, a city just south of Tel Aviv. Over time, with equity in her apartment and some disposable income, Lebel became interested in purchasing investment property to leverage her...

  • Jewish mayor says Trump not welcome in his Florida city

    December 8, 2015 | 2:07 pm

    The Jewish mayor of St. Petersburg, Florida, said Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was unwelcome in his city.

    “I am hereby barring Donald Trump from entering St. Petersburg until we fully understand the dangerous threat posed by all Trumps,” Rick Kriseman, a...

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  • Israeli policeman given community service for beating Palestinian-American boy

    November 18, 2015 | 11:05 am

    An Israeli policeman was spared jail and sentenced to community service on Wednesday for beating an American teenager of Palestinian descent during Jerusalem disturbances last year, an incident that stirred U.S. concern.

    Tariq Khdeir was visiting from Tampa, Florida, as protests...

  • Florida man arrested in alleged Kansas City 9/11 memorial bomb plot

    September 10, 2015 | 4:00 pm

    A Florida man has been arrested and accused of plotting to detonate a pressure-cooker bomb at a memorial in Kansas City, Missouri, to commemorate the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday.

    Joshua Ryne Goldberg, 20, was arrested...

  • Biden meets Jewish leaders in Florida to defend Iran deal

    September 3, 2015 | 2:00 pm

    Vice President Joe Biden tried to reassure Jewish leaders in south Florida on Thursday that President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran would be a vital step toward making the world a safer place.

    Biden, on a two-day trip to the political swing state of Florida as he explores...

  • Getting “The Finger” on Florida Highways

    By Mindy Leaf

    August 30, 2015 | 4:36 pm

    I've always been a safe driver. Perhaps overly cautious (according to my husband) at times, but it's kept me alive and intact ... thus far. A late learner of necessity (former subway-riding New Yorker moves to suburban South Florida), I was never one to glamorize vehicles or thrill...

  • Revenge of the Dishwasher

    By Mindy Leaf

    August 21, 2015 | 10:50 am

    Some say the world will end in fire,

    Some say in ice.

    From what I've tasted of desire

    I hold with those who favor fire.

    But if it had to perish twice,

    I think I know enough of hate

    To say that for destruction ice

    Is also great

    And would suffice.

    ...

  • This is Me (or is it?)—The Facebook Paradox

    By Mindy Leaf

    July 21, 2015 | 5:39 am

    My sole Facebook friend (acceptance required, as she is my stepdaughter) has lately been  "pinning" her life on Pinterest. It seems she's discovered yet another way to collect and display her "likes" and interests ... in place of actively engaging in her life. I could be sounding...

  • Jeb Bush vows to ‘fix’ Washington as he starts White House run

    June 15, 2015 | 4:05 pm

    Former Florida governor Jeb Bush vowed to fix a dysfunctional Washington as he began his U.S. presidential bid on Monday with an attempt to move out of the shadow of the White House legacies left by his father and brother.

    Bush, 62, is seeking to be seen as his own man and break...

  • Woman jailed after fleeing to avoid circumcising 4-year-old son

    May 19, 2015 | 10:43 am

    A Florida woman is in jail after fleeing with her 4-year-old son to keep him from being circumcised.

    Heather Hironimus, 31, of Boynton Beach was arrested  last week after going into hiding with her son Chase three months ago rather than give her consent and turn the boy over for...

  • Florida prisons ordered to serve kosher meals

    May 5, 2015 | 11:32 am

    Inmates in Florida’s prisons who request kosher meals must receive them, a federal judge in Miami ruled.

    U.S. District Judge Patricia Seitz issued the order late last week after the Justice Department filed a lawsuit against the state Department of Corrections on behalf of 13...

  • Courting Adelson is not Jewish outreach

    April 23, 2015 | 3:23 pm

    This weekend, a collection of GOP presidential candidates will arrive in Las Vegas for a meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition. But don’t allow yourself to be fooled into thinking that these candidates are making a real attempt to appeal to American Jewish voters. Their...

  • Photographing birds in Southern Florida

    By Karin Leperi

    March 9, 2015 | 1:47 pm

    There is nothing as magnificent as being outdoors to observe nature while photographing birds in their natural environment. It's even better when it happens in Southern Florida during the month of February, with temperatures far more temperate and tolerable than the bulk of the...

  • Renaming of Fla. bridge for Henry Ford nixed over ‘dark history’ with Jews

    September 16, 2014 | 12:52 pm

    Officials in Fort Myers City, Fla., withdrew a proposal to rename a bridge for Henry Ford after residents raised concerns about his anti-Semitic publications.

    A vote on the proposal had been scheduled for Monday evening but was withdrawn, according to WZVN, the local ABC...

  • Sotloff lauded at Florida service as journalist committed to truth

    September 5, 2014 | 4:24 pm

    Nearly 1,000 people including relatives, friends and prominent Florida politicians attended a memorial service on Friday for Steven Sotloff, who was killed by Islamic State militants, recalling him as a journalist committed to revealing the truth.

    "I'm so proud of my son for...

  • ‘ISIS’ condo in West Palm Beach to change name

    August 26, 2014 | 11:47 am

    An unfortunately named luxury condo development being built in south Florida called ISIS Downtown, recalling the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, has changed its title to a less controversial moniker.

    The West Palm Beach complex’s name was chosen long before ISIS...

  • Israeli woman refused service at Florida gas station; called ‘killer’ by attendant

    By Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz

    August 25, 2014 | 12:24 pm

    An Israeli woman, a resident of Coral Springs, Fla., for 15 years, was recently denied service and asked not to return again to a gas station ("On the Move Texaco" owned by J&L Services of Florida Inc.) that she had frequented over the years.

    On her most recent visit, a...

  • Dan Markel, legal scholar, dies at 41

    July 21, 2014 | 6:29 pm

    Legal scholar and Florida State University College of Law professor Dan Markel died on July 19, after being fatally shot in his Florida home on July 18. Much has been said of his prominence in the legal community, which was on its way to legend. But too little has been said about...

  • Florida State U. prof Dan Markel slain in home shooting

    July 21, 2014 | 12:03 pm

    Dan Markel, a law professor at Florida State University, died after being shot in his home.

    Markel died Saturday morning, a day after being discovered shot in the back in his home and taken to the hospital, the Tallahassee Democrat reported. He was 41.

    No suspects have been...

  • Florida teen detained in Israeli-Palestinian conflict returns home

    July 17, 2014 | 10:11 am

    A Florida teenager who was detained in Israel and apparently beaten by police returned home on Wednesday, eager to seek medical care and put behind him a summer trip that drew renewed world attention to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

    Tariq Khdeir, 15, was greeted by cheering...

  • Gaza conflict disrupts airplane travel – in Florida

    July 14, 2014 | 1:45 pm

    A Jewish woman was ejected from a JetBlue flight after arguing about the Israel-Hamas conflict with a Palestinian passenger.

    The Jewish woman, physician Lisa Rosenberg of New York, was asked to leave the July 7 John F. Kennedy Airport-bound flight from Palm Beach International...

  • Adelson to host Jeb Bush at Jewish Republicans event

    March 25, 2014 | 9:42 am

    Sheldon Adelson will host a dinner featuring former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on the eve of a conference of the Republican Jewish Coalition.

    Adelson, the casino magnate seen as a kingmaker in the Republican Party because of his willingness to spend tens of millions of dollars in an...

  • Florida man pleads guilty to attempting to join al Qaeda group

    March 19, 2014 | 4:25 pm

    A 20-year-old Florida man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to conspiring to travel to the Middle East to join an al Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group and receive military training as part of a holy war, or jihad.

    Shelton Thomas Bell admitted he recruited an unnamed juvenile and the two...

  • Southern supermarket giant Winn-Dixie bets big on kosher

    February 14, 2014 | 11:57 am

    Stroll past the kosher section of most large supermarkets in America and you could be forgiven for thinking that Jewish diets consist mainly of jarred gefilte fish, unsalted matzahs and Tam-Tam crackers.

    Not so at the Winn-Dixie supermarket in this affluent South Florida suburb.

    ...
  • Florida federations push Nelson on Iran sanctions

    January 3, 2014 | 10:57 am

    Four Jewish federations in south Florida urged Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) to sign on to legislation opposed by the Obama administration that would enhance Iran sanctions.

    The Dec. 30 letter was sent amid a renewed post-holiday push by some pro-Israel groups to pass the...

  • Bradenton, Florida: Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing

    December 24, 2013 | 6:19 pm

    Oh, the places they stole.

    Four times this year I've been to the canals of Venice, without ever setting foot in Italy. In Vegas, Macau, Qatar and where I live, Venice, California, there are facsimiles of the famous waterways, only cleaner, shinier, and without the creases of...

  • Bradenton, Florida: Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing

    December 24, 2013 | 6:19 pm

    Oh, the places they stole.

    Four times this year I've been to the canals of Venice, without ever setting foot in Italy. In Vegas, Macau, Qatar and where I live, Venice, California, there are facsimiles of the famous waterways, only cleaner, shinier, and without the creases of...

  • Ruling returns kosher meals to Florida inmates

    December 17, 2013 | 10:32 am

    A federal judge ordered the Florida prisons service to provide kosher meals to all prisoners with a “sincere religious basis.”

    Judge Patricia Seitz of the U.S. District Court in Miami in a ruling issued earlier this month required the order be implemented by July 1, the Miami...

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