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Jamaica Wants Economic Cooperation With Israel

Jamaica's PM Holness says his people live in a "zone of peace" and offered condolences on the terror attack in Jerusalem.

UNESCO to Question Jewish Ties to Western Wall in Arab-Sponsored Draft Resolution

The draft refers ten times to Al-Haram Al-Sharif, exclusively using the Islamic term for Temple Mount, without any mention that it is the holiest site in Judaism.

Dignified Slumber: The Restoration Of Jewish Cemeteries In Jamaica

With their skills in finance and trade, and the network they naturally shared with European Jews, they played an important economic role in the sugar trade and the shipping industry.

L’Chaim 5K Young Israel Run/Walk for Israel Raises $65,000

The 5K Run/Walk for Israel, begun in 2001 by the Young Israel of Jamaica Estates Coalition for Israel Action, drew more than 300 runners...

Securing Our Future Through Historic Jewish Communities

Since becoming the first ordained rabbi in Jamaica in thirty-three years, I have been working tirelessly with my community to build a Jewish future on this tropical island. Every Jewish community wants to survive and indeed thrive, but there is a particular importance to the preservation and development of the world's small, history-rich Jewish communities.

Ex-Con Arrested In Robinson Slaying; Victim Buried In Jamaica

Police last week arrested a suspect in the shooting death of Yoseph Robinson, a Jamaican-born former hip-hop artist who became an Orthodox Jew (front-page story, Aug. 27).

Jamaican Hip-Hopper Turned Orthodox Jew: A Candid Talk With Yoseph Robinson

At the height of his musical success and while indulging in all the material abundance Hollywood had to offer, Yoseph chanced upon a Rav Samson Raphael Hirsch edition of the Chumash. Yoseph's life was transformed. He decided to reject the emptiness and egotism of the Hollywood lifestyle and embrace Yiddishkeit. Yoseph converted to Judaism and now lives in Brooklyn as an Orthodox Jew.

The Early Jewish Settlement Of Newport

In 1636 Roger Williams, after having been banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony for what were considered radical religious views, settled at the tip of Narragansett Bay. He was joined by twelve other settlers at what he named Providence Plantation, due to his belief that God had sustained him and his followers.

Early Caribbean Jewish Communities (Part I)

Places like Barbados, Curacao, Jamaica, Tobago, the Lesser Antilles, and St. Eustatia probably conjure up, in the minds of many Jewish Press readers, visions of vacation resorts.

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