The truth behind the Pulse massacre

Twenty months after the terrorist attack at Pulse Nightclub, three courageous women-a Muslim reformer, a Jewish feminist and an ex-Muslim-each of whom have first-hand experience with the trauma...

BBYO hosts International Convention in Orlando

ORLANDO-At a time when young people are socializing more online and interacting less in person, thousands of teens converged on Orlando Thursday, Feb. 15 for the BBYO International Convention, which...

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Republican Jewish Coalition chairman says its members are ‘thrilled’ with Trump (JTA)—The chairman of the Republican Jewish Coalition said its members are “thrilled” about the performance of President Donald Trump, especially with his...

Need Senior advice? Call the Orlando Senior Help Desk

The Jewish Pavilion's Orlando Senior Help Desk is a free information and referral service for seniors of all faiths and their family members. "When family members call us, they are often in a crisis; ...

Mossad agent tells story of capture and trial of Adolf Eichmann

The Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida, in partnership with the Florida Holocaust Museum, will sponsor a conversation with Mossad agent Avner Avraham on Wednesday, Feb. 21, ...

Israel built a 'wall' and is deporting illegal aliens-America can learn

A decade ago, Israelis gave little thought to the issue of illegal immigration. In 2006, there were 2,766 illegal migrants in Israel, nearly all of them from Eritrea and Sudan, who had entered Israel through its then-open, 150-mile border with...

Palestine?

There’s a question mark alongside the title of this note, insofar as the issues involved in assessing what is described as Palestine raise a host of questions and few clear answers. The problems are normative, i.e., what should be, as well as...

A very bad Polish joke

It’s like the beginning of a bad Polish joke: A group of Polish politicians go into a room to debate their role in the Holocaust... The problem is there’s no funny punch line, except to underscore all the other funny punch lines of many more...

Preserving the integrity of our Jewish institutions

By Mel Pearlman Not everyone in the Jewish community is happy with two recent announcements concerning respectively, the Jewish Academy of Orlando and the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center. I participated in the organizational...

Why everyone should care about the fate of Z Street

(JNS)—Justice was finally done last week for a Jewish activist organization. After nearly eight years of stalling, disingenuous excuses and outright lies, the Internal Revenue Service finally admitted wrongdoing in preventing Z Street—a...

A nature park in Kedumim built by Jews and Christians

Just after Passover last year, Fellowship Church in Winter Springs began fundraising for its annual work trip to Israel. Since 2006, members of the congregation have spent a week or more each year...

Water-saving device clinches first prize for Robotics

A promising, prize-winning electronic device designed to save water has been conceived, designed, programmed and produced in Israel. A search for the inventors' boardroom and laboratory leads not to...

Summer camps offer kids an immersion in Israel's tech prowess

CHICAGO (JTA)-Sam Rosen, a 10-year-old Minecraft player, builds virtual castles at his computer and protects himself from monsters. His mother, Carrie, a high school math teacher, knows the game...

The youngest Schindler's list survivor is still telling her story

NEW YORK (JTA)-Eva Lavi's earliest memories are of the Holocaust. She remembers how her mother made her hide outside in below-zero weather, clutching a standing pipe, as Nazis searched her home in...

NASCAR's first Israeli driver

Israeli native Alon Day was recognized by The Algemeiner newspaper as among "The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2017." The accolade caps an incredible year for Day, which included ...

L'Oréal's boundary-breaking Muslim model steps aside

(JTA)-L'Oréal made history last week when it became the first major cosmetics firm to feature a Muslim woman wearing a head covering in a mainstream international ad campaign for hair products. The...

Scene Around

Very Disturbing... I recently received a letter from ALAN KORNMAN about (I repeat) a very disturbing happening at Lake Eola in downtown Orlando. I pass it along: “The Young Democrats of Orange County and Council on American-Islamic Relations...

Bat Mitzvah - Rebecca Hayaliah Kira

Rebecca Hayaliah Kira, daughter of Debra and Sef Kira of Longwood, will be called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, at Congregation Beth Am in Longwood. Rebecca is in the seventh grade at Milwee Middle School where she is a...

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