Tributes paid to Jewish zookeeper killed by tiger

By Naomi Firsht, April 18, 2016

A Jewish zookeeper known as the “tiger whisperer” has been mauled to death by a Malayan tiger in Florida.

Stacey Konwiser, 38, was bitten by the 13-year-old male tiger while carrying out her daily duties at Palm Beach Zoo on Friday.

She was rushed to a medical centre but died from her injuries.


Search suspended for oil tycoon lost at sea

By Jennifer Lipman, June 25, 2012

The mother of a wealthy Brazilian businessman who went missing last week has applied to seize control of his fortune.

The search for Guma Aguiar, a multi-millionaire energy tycoon, has reportedly been called off, five days after he was last seen.


Millionaire Jewish businessman vanishes at sea

By Josh Jackman, June 22, 2012

Multi-millionaire Jewish businessman Guma Aguiar has gone missing off the coast of Florida.

The Brazilian-born energy magnate went sailing at around 7.30pm on Tuesday night, but was not on his boat, the TT Zion, when it returned to shore at around 1.15am.


Miami: Life is more than a beach

By Jenni Frazer, June 12, 2012

On January 1 1927, excited fans crowded into Miami’s Coconut Grove Theatre to see The Sorrows of Satan, the new “moving picture” by D W Griffith.


Artwork seized during Holocaust returned to owner's family

By Zoe Winograd, April 18, 2012

A Baroque painting taken from its owner during the Holocaust will be returned to an American Jewish family.

The original owner of the painting, Frederico Gentili di Giuseppe, an Italian Jew living in Paris, died in France in 1940 shortly before Nazi occupation.


Jewish congresswoman backs aide over 'Jewbags' joke

By Jennifer Lipman, April 11, 2012

A Jewish congresswoman who is seen as a powerful player of the Democratic Party has found herself embroiled in a scandal over a Jewish joke made by a former aide.

Florida congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who heads the Democratic National Committee, has stated her unequivocal support for Danielle Gilbert, over a Facebook post about "Jewbags".


Romney wins Florida despite Gingrich Holocaust survivors call

By Jennifer Lipman, February 1, 2012

Mitt Romney has triumphed in the Florida primary despite a campaign attacking his treatment of Holocaust survivors.

The former Massachusetts governor achieved 46 per cent of the vote, but Florida's winner-takes-all system means he has gathered 50 more delegates ahead of summer's Republican Convention.


Arrest in Miami Holocaust survivor tax scam

By Jennifer Lipman, November 22, 2011

A Florida woman has appeared in court on charges of stealing the personal details of Holocaust survivors as part of a tax return scam.

Crystal Thorne, 23, was an administrator for a branch of the Holocaust Survivors Assistance Program in Miami.


Vigils planned for US Jew jailed in Cuba

By Anna Sheinman, September 23, 2011

Vigils are to be held today in Washington and New York for Alan Gross, an American Jew currently imprisoned in Cuba.

The Cuban interests sections in Washington and the Cuban Mission to the United Nations in New York will see American Jews and members of Mr Gross's family protest against the 15 year jail sentence for crimes against the state.


Man indicted for murder, kidnap of Brooklyn boy

By Jennifer Lipman, July 21, 2011

A medical examination into the death of a murdered Chasidic child has revealed that he was drugged by his killer.

According to New York officials, before Leiby Kletzky was smothered he was given a cocktail of a muscle relaxant, an anti-psychotic substance and pain medications.