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 By Ron Kampeas    News    June 22, 2018 

Here's what the Trump-Kim summit could mean for Israel and Iran

WASHINGTON (JTA)-Amos Yadlin likes talking about the Begin doctrine, which calls for removing existential threats to Israel before they are manifest-maybe because he lived it twice. As an Israeli Air...

 
 News    June 22, 2018 

'Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race' opens at HMREC

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's traveling exhibition "Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race" examines how the Nazi leadership, in collaboration with individuals in professions...

 
 News    June 22, 2018 

Bias against Israel at MA schools

Angry parents and citizens dominated the first hour of a scheduled Newton, Mass., Public School board meeting on Monday night, in an effort to show their disgust and rage at the continued teaching of bias against Israel that has been the focus of...

 
 By Lisa Levine    News    June 22, 2018 

After a loss, the Jewish Pavilion's Grief Support Group helps people to heal

A few years ago, Howie Appel lost his wife of almost 40 years to cancer. About a year before that, Jane Edelstein lost her mother. Grief is such a personal, individual experience, and no two people...

 
 News    June 22, 2018 

Jewish Academy of Orlando adopts new UV products to protect students and staff

The Jewish Academy of Orlando continues to utilize cutting edge technology in their school and curriculum by partnering with Violet Defense to implement their S.A.G.E. UV products into the school to help prevent the spread of illness-causing germs...

 
 News    June 22, 2018 

Demolition of 15 Jewish homes underway in Netiv Ha'avot

(JNS)-Israeli security forces began destroying the homes of 15 Jewish families in the Netiv Ha'avot neighborhood of Elazar in the Gush Etzion region of Judea on Tuesday, expelling residents who were...

 
 News    June 22, 2018 

JFS Orlando's summer food drive-hunger never takes a vacation

During the month of July, when public schools don’t offer the free/reduced-priced breakfasts and lunches, JFS Orlando’s Pearlman Emergency Food Pantry see a 40 percent increase in hungry families who struggle without the school meals for their...

 
 News    June 22, 2018 

Jewish Pavilion volunteers bring joy to senior residents

A huge and sincere thank you goes out to Rebecca Kleiman and Susan Bernstein who have become devoted Jewish Pavilion volunteers. Susan leads Shabbat songs and prayers once or twice a month at both...

 
 News    June 22, 2018 

Norman Wall Summer Teachers' Institute helps teachers incorporate Holocaust education in the classroom

Recent surveys show that Americans lack basic knowledge of the Holocaust. The Holocaust Center's annual Teacher's Institute remedies this lack by bringing Central Florida teachers to learn and teach...

 
 News    June 22, 2018 

Kinneret Apartments benefits from local donation

When Kinneret Apartments recently experienced a failing freezer, a quick call to Southeast Steel, a locally owned and operated seller of appliances, resulted in a donation of a new, front opening...

 
 By Sam Sokol    News    June 22, 2018 

'Terror kites' shake residents in southern Israel, but not their resolve to stay put

NAHAL OZ, Israel (JTA)-Dani Ben David fiddles with his radio, switching between it and his cell phone as he drives through the Beeri Forest, a nature reserve located on the border of Israel and the...

 
 News    June 22, 2018 

Iranians tell Twitter: #WeStandWithIsrael

(JNS)-Following a video message to the Iranian people by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, thousands of Iranians took to Israel to express their support and love for the Jewish state. Accordi...

 
 By Eli E. Hertz    News    June 22, 2018 

History Lesson for today The origins of the collapse of Palestinian society

What caused the collapse of Palestinian society? In addition to serious cleavages dating to Ottoman times that existed in local Arab society, it was the absence of an alternative Arab infrastructure after the British pulled out of Mandate Palestine....

 
 By Ariel Ben Solomon    News    June 22, 2018 

Is an anti-Iran bloc of Russia, U.S. and Israel forming in Syria?

(JNS)-The tensions between Russia and Iran over Syria have intensified of late, and it appears that the interests of Russia, the United States and Israel are coalescing around limiting both Iran's...

 
 News    June 22, 2018 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Orthodox Union joins Jewish communal letter opposing family separations (JTA)—The Orthodox Union joined an open letter signed by 26 other Jewish organizations opposing separation of migrants’ families at the border. The decision to sign the...

 
 News    June 22, 2018 

Netanyahu commends Trump on North Korea summit, stance on Iranian nukes

(JNS)-Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commended U.S. President Donald Trump on his "historic" summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un on Tuesday. "I commend U.S. President Donald Trump...

 
 By Larry Yudelson    News    June 22, 2018 

A NJ college professor shares conspiracy theories and anti-Semitic tropes-Is that protected speech?

TEANECK, N.J. (The Jewish Standard via JTA)-A sociology professor at William Paterson University of New Jersey in Wayne has been recorded on video espousing a series of anti-Semitic beliefs about...

 

Congratulations to Nancy Ludin, an Orlando Magazine Woman of the Year

In the June 2018 issue of Orlando Magazine, 23 women are named as the magazine's 2018 Women of the Year. The magazine asked for nominees of women who are making a positive impact on the community,...

 

TOP appoints new executive director

TOP Jewish Foundation has announced that Ellen Weiss was selected to fulfill the role of executive director effective May 2. The leadership transition is relatively seamless as Weiss has been on the...

 

JNF to sue Hamas over kite terror

Palestinians from the Gaza Strip once again launched burning kites at civilian communities on the Israeli side of the border Tuesday, setting hundreds of dunams of farmland alight adjacent to Kibbutz...

 
 By Lisa Levine    News    June 15, 2018

Jewish Pavilion gears up to celebrate its 18th anniversary

The Jewish Pavilion Gala committee is in full swing, planning a festive and memorable celebration to mark the organization's 18th-Chai-anniversary. Since chai means "life" in Hebrew, the slogan for...

 

Holocaust Center's annual Dinner of Tribute a great success

On May 10, the Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida celebrated its annual Dinner of Tribute honoring Jeffrey Miller and Ted Maines. The event was a tremendous success with...

 

Legal Aid Society offers free legal consult to JFS Orlando

In partnership with JFS Orlando, the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association, Inc. now offers free confidential legal consultations to JFS Orlando clients. JFS Orlando and The Legal Aid Society have enjoyed a great partnership for...

 
 By Sam Sokol    News    June 15, 2018

For reporters covering Gaza, charges of bias overshadow the stories they witness and tell

JERUSALEM (JTA)-Of the more than 60 deaths that occurred during the recent clashes between Israel and Palestinians at the Gaza border, none was as divisive as that of Layla Ghandour. Ghandour, an...

 

US envoy to media: 'Keep your mouths shut'

US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman said Monday that the media should either figure out a better way to deal with the border protests or stop its negative coverage of the Jewish state. Addressing a media conference in Jerusalem, Friedman said...

 

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