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 By Yaakov Lappin    News    August 10, 2018 

Israel's newest air-defense system makes its debut

(JNS)-Israel's newest air-defense system, David's Sling, made the headlines this week after going into action for the first time on the border with Syria. Although it appeared not to strike the...

 

Fire kites sting Negev honey farms just before Rosh Hashanah

(JNS)-When you drive into Israel's Sha'ar HaNegev Region in the northwestern Negev, the fields are burnt and black. The trees are broken, and the smell of acrid smoke stings the eyes and nose. "It is...

 
 By Sam Sokol    News    August 10, 2018 

Settlers welcome Mike Huckabee

EFRAT, West Bank (JTA)-Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee laid bricks in a new neighborhood in this settlement in a ceremony Wednesday that took its language and cues from Donald Trump's "Make...

 

Beilin new Hillel Israel chair

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Hillel International announced that former Israeli Justice Minister and Member of Knesset Dr. Yossi Beilin has been elected to serve as chair of the board of Hillel Israel, a...

 
 By Lisa Levine    News    August 10, 2018 

Volunteering with seniors can be fun

Sometimes all it takes is some friendly encouragement and a little banter to add spark to a game that may otherwise seem tame. At least, that was Jacob Cohen's experience on a recent Monday when he to...

 

Chabad Hebrew Schools bring joy of Judaism to children

Preparations are in full swing for the new academic year for the four growing Chabad Hebrew Schools in the Greater Orlando area. "Chabad Hebrew School is a warm and loving place," said Jenn Nero, who...

 

Elders and children love Jewish Pavilion's Inter-Generational program

A wonderful time was had by the residents at Brookdale Lake Orienta and the children from Camp J at the third annual get together hosted by the Jewish Pavilion's Inter-Generational program. From...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    August 10, 2018 

Netflix won't run Louis Farrakhan documentary, citing 'internal miscommunication

(JNS)-A documentary featuring the notorious Louis Farrakhan will not be available to Netflix customers next month after all, with the media streaming giant citing an "internal miscommunication."...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    August 10, 2018 

In Tennessee primary, the Trump-backed Jewish incumbent beats a challenger who ran on Christian values

WASHINGTON (JTA)—David Kustoff, running for re-election in Tennessee’s 8th Congressional District, had three things in his favor: incumbency, a solid Republican district and President Donald Trump’s endorsement. Kustoff was not taking anything...

 
 By Hannah Jannol    News    August 10, 2018 

California forest fire forces evacuation of Jewish camp

SAN FRANCISCO (J. The Jewish News of Northern California via JTA)—Campers and staffers were evacuated from Camp Tawonga in Northern California on Tuesday morning due to potentially harmful smoke from backfires set by firefighters battling the...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    August 10, 2018 

South African model banned from Israel goes from critic of Palestinians to 'poster girl' for BDS

(JTA)-It's been a dizzying few weeks for South African model and actress Shashi Naidoo, who transformed herself from a harsh critic of the Palestinians to what some are calling a "cover girl" for...

 

Comedy night at Temple Israel

Famous improv comedian Wayne Brady got his start at the SAK Comedy Lab year’s ago. And although he most likely will not be among the SAK performers who take the Temple Israel “stage,” those who do are just as talented as Brady. So, don’t...

 

Israel strikes Islamic State terrorists

(JNS)-The Israeli Defense Forces said it launched an airstrike on Wednesday night, killing seven terrorists from the Islamic State who had infiltrated Israeli territory in the Golan Heights along the...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    August 10, 2018 

Britain's Labour Party tried to define anti-Semitism to satisfy critics-it didn't go well

(JTA)-It's been nearly three years since Jeremy Corbyn became the leader of Britain's Labour Party, and he has riled British Jews more than any other politician in recent history. Last week, Great...

 
 By Charles Dunst    News    August 10, 2018 

Will Pakistan's hotshot new prime minister change his country's relationship with Israel?

(JTA)-The election of former cricket star Imran Khan as Pakistan's new prime minister has raised eyebrows across the globe. He has promised a "new Pakistan," running on a light-on-policy...

 

Gaza will turn 'deep red' if Israel is attacked

(Israel Hayom via JNS)—Two Palestinians, a 34-year-old man and a 14-year-old boy, were killed on Friday and 150 were wounded in a riot near the Israel-Gaza Strip border, Palestinian media reported over the weekend. According to the Israeli...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Northern California Jewish camp cancels final session over forest fires (JTA)—The final summer session of Camp Tawonga in Northern California has been canceled due to smoke from the Ferguson Forest Fire. In a letter to parents also posted on...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    August 10, 2018 

Eviction of Dutch Jews from Nazi-ravaged synagogue brings back bitter memories

DEVENTER, Netherlands (JTA)-Four years ago, Tom Furstenberg proudly carried into his synagogue its first Torah scroll since the Holocaust, when local Nazis destroyed the building's interior. The scrol...

 
 By Sean Savage    News    August 10, 2018 

Legislation aims to make U.S. aid to Palestinian refugee agency contingent on reform

(JNS)-New legislation introduced in Congress recently is seeking to make American aid to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, the U.N. refugee agency that is solely dedicated to the...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    August 3, 2018

CUFI-harsh rhetoric on Iran, Hamas, PA-huge support for Israel

(JNS)-In addition to showcasing a major pro-Israel constituency, Christians United for Israel's 13th annual summit, which took place from July 23-24, emphasized the contrast between the current White...

 

Adam Pollack seeks position as judge

When it comes to choosing judges on a ballot, many voters really don't know much about the people they select. The position is nonpartisan, so being "Democrat" or "Republican" doesn't help; and many f...

 

Israel to launch moon mission

(JTA)-Israel will launch a rocket from Florida in a bid to become the fourth country to reach the moon. Israel Aerospace Industries and the nonprofit SpaceIL announced Tuesday that they plan a...

 
 By Lisa Levine    News    August 3, 2018

Jewish Pavilion Intergenerational program brings Camp J students to seniors

The seating areas in the light-filled lobby and commons of Brookdale Lake Orienta were abuzz with youthful energy on a recent Wednesday when a group of more than 40 middle schoolers from the Camp J's...

 

Michael Jeser named CEO of San Diego Federation

SAN DIEGO-The Jewish Federation of San Diego County (Federation) has named Michael Jeser as its new CEO. On Aug. 27, Jeser will succeed Michael Sonduck, who retired in June after his 12-year...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    August 3, 2018

The Western Wall 'spit out a stone,' and some see a message from above

JERUSALEM (JTA)-The heavy stone that fell out of the Western Wall and came crashing down on a platform set aside for egalitarian prayer has been removed for examination and restoration, but the...

 

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