Archive | March, 2015

Will Netanyahu’s campaign rhetoric cause further estrangement with Washington?

March 20, 2015

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WASHINGTON (JTA)—The Obama administration’s first response to news that Benjamin Netanyahu had been reelected as prime minister of Israel appeared to be avoidance. White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters on Wednesday, March 18 that the president would wait until Netanyahu had been formally charged with forming a government before congratulating him, although several European [...]

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5 notable takeways from the Israeli election

March 20, 2015

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(JTA)—In the United States, the magic number on Election Day is 270, the number of Electoral College votes needed to win the presidency. In Israel, it’s 61, the number of seats needed to capture a majority in the 120-seat Knesset—and with it, the premiership. With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party at 30 seats, far [...]

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After divisive campaign, Israelis deliver clear victory for Netanyahu

March 20, 2015

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TEL AVIV ( JTA)—After weeks in which polls consistently showed Zionist Union holding a slight lead over the Likud Party of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli leader effected a dramatic comeback to win a decisive victory in Israeli elections. With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Netanyahu’s Likud had won 30 seats—a quarter of the [...]

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Tom Hofheimer Revisited

March 20, 2015

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Tom Hofheimer.

Tom Hofheimer and the Medical Mission We begin with this brief introduction to honor the memory of Tom Hofheimer, which coincides with the 30th anniversary of his passing and the 30th anniversary of the Tom Hofheimer Foundation and its various versions since its creation, initially, as the Tom Hofheimer Memorial Fund. It all really started [...]

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One-on-One with Tidewater Together’s Rabbi Sharon

March 20, 2015

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Rabbi Sharon Brous.

For four days, Jews in Tidewater— and beyond—are invited to be part of the 2nd Annual Tidewater Together, a journey of Jewish insight, understanding and growth. Tidewater Together’s goal is to welcome all Jews, inclusive of race, class, gender and practice, to participate in a series of discussions designed to create dialogue, deepen connections to [...]

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Jeff Skolnick

March 20, 2015

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Virginia Beach —Jeff Skolnick, 52, after a brave battle with Lymphoma, passed peacefully in his home surrounded by his family and friends on March 7, 2015. Predeceased by his father, Richard (Dick) Skolnick, he is survived by his wife of 24 years, Beth (Bryant) Skolnick, son Hunter, daughter Taylor, mother Phyllis Rosenblum Skolnick, mother-in-law Nancy [...]

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Helen Baras Ott

March 20, 2015

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Virginia Beach —Helen Baras Ott, 92, passed away March 10, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Susie Baras; and her husband, Warren Ott. Left to cherish her memory are her two daughters, Phyllis Dobrinsky and Elinor Harris and husband L.G. Harris; four grandchildren, Jamie Anderson, Jacob Anderson, Amanda Altice and [...]

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Meyera Fran Ellenson Oberndorf

March 20, 2015

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Virginia Beach —Meyera Fran Ellenson Oberndorf passed away on Friday, March 13, in Charlotte, N.C. She was 74. Meyera was many things to many people: a devoted daughter, a dear friend, a loving wife, mother and grandmother. But for the countless people whose lives she touched, she will forever be remembered as Mayor Meyera. For [...]

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Josef Fleischmann

March 20, 2015

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Norfolk—Josef Fleischmann died on March 10, 2015 at his home on Armfield Circle. He was born in October 1925 to Ida Wechsler and Samuel Fleischmann in Nuremberg, Germany (the city of the 1946- 1947 War Crimes Trials.) He only escaped death in the WWII Holocaust because his immediate family immigrated to Norfolk, Va. in late [...]

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African Children’s Choir

March 20, 2015

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Tuesday, March 31, 7:30 pm, Sandler Center for the Performing Arts The 2nd Annual World Music Event Concert to benefit ACCESS the ARTS will feature the African Children’s Choir. Founded in 1948 by Ray Barnett, the choir has performed around the world. Annie Sandler and Ann Nusbaum are co-chairs of the event, which is presented [...]

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