Monday, October 20, 2014 Tishri 26, 5775

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Heather Porter, JTA
Since Jewish film festivals in the United States were launched in the 1980s, the field has grown dramatically. Estimates vary, and depend to a degree on what qualifies as a film festival, but the total number ranges from 60 to well over 100 across the country.
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By:
Steve North, JTA
Newsman Steve North recalls meeting with family of Jack Ruby — a volatile man with a penchant for violence in the face of anti-Jewish slurs.
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By:
Ira Stoll
As the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination approaches, the author of a book about JFK explains why Jews have their own special reasons to mourn.
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By:
JTA
Swastikas and slogans were spray-painted on about a dozen cars parked outside a mostly Jewish fraternity house at Penn State.
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Mayor Michael Nutter landed in Israel on Nov. 7 for his first visit to the Jewish state. Check out a few snapshots of the time he spent in Tel Aviv.
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