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  • Anti-Semitic holiday messages left in mailboxes in Florida community

    December 15, 2015 | 11:56 am

    Anti-Semitic messages were left in the mailboxes of Jewish families in a gated community in South Florida.

    The messages left in at least two of the mailboxes in Cooper City in Broward County over the weekend read “X-mas is not for the Jews.” The words “not” and “Jews” were...

  • Only a Cockeyed Cynic

    By Mindy Leaf

    July 10, 2015 | 1:05 pm

    I can point to the moment it happened. The very moment this lifelong optimist became a cynic — albeit (one still hopes) only a "cockeyed" one.

    It happened while listening to BBC news on the radio a few minutes past 8:00 am on November 18. Their headline story focused on our...

  • Travels with TOPS!—when every ride is a new spine-chilling adventure

    By Mindy Leaf

    June 21, 2015 | 7:56 am

    It was the thrill ride of a lifetime. With the bursts of speed and sharp, unexpected turns, it left me breathless and hanging on for dear life. The only problem was the sharp smell of alcohol that permeated the mini-bus. And the fact that it was late at night, and our driver kept...

  • Remembering Ira Skolky

    By Beit T'shuvah

    February 15, 2013 | 11:35 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    Redemption takes a community. This realization came to me this week in a very tragic, powerful way. One of our staff members, Ira Skolky, z"l, died from a massive stroke. It is a great loss to the Beit T’Shuvah community and to the greater Jewish and...

  • Palestinian arrested in Florida for trying to buy weapons

    September 7, 2010 | 5:06 pm

    A Palestinian man was arrested in South Florida for allegedly trying to buy stolen weapons.

    Abdalaziz Aziz Hamayel is accused of attempting to purchase 300 stolen weapons, South Florida’s WSVN television reported. He said the weapons were headed to “his people,” according to the...