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The Israeli Friendship Caravan returns to Brevard County

Ten Israeli high school student performers will present a high-energy song and dance performance on Tuesday, June 18 from 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., at Temple Israel, 7350 Lake Andrew Drive, Viera,...

Little Free Library comes to Winter Springs

Temple Israel installed a Little Free Library on Sunday, May 19, outside the synagogue facing Moss Road. The installation event took place during a worldwide Little Free Library weekend celebrating...

Massachusetts pro-Israel groups condemn state Democratic lawmakers for joint CAIR event

(JNS)—A number of Massachusetts Jewish and pro-Israel groups are condemning several Democratic state lawmakers for participating in an Eid al-Fitr event at the Massachusetts State House that was co-hosted by the Massachusetts branch of the...

Graduates of Jewish Academy find success in local private and public schools

On May 30, Jewish Academy of Orlando celebrated the class of 2019 with acceptances to their top-choice middle schools, including a 100 percent acceptance rate at both Trinity Preparatory School and...

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Hundreds of thousands attend New York’s Celebrate Israel Parade By Marcy Oster (JTA)—Some 40,000 marchers participated in the Celebrate Israel Parade up Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, New York. Hundreds of thousands of onlookers lined the parade...

Politico's 'cheap' shot at Bernie Sanders

(JTA)—I’ll admit it: At first I didn’t think it was a big deal. Someone alerted me to a tweet from Politico touting their cover story about Bernie Sanders’ wealth. “The Secret of Bernie’s Millions” is illustrated by a montage of the...

Nabih Berri's grotesque anti-Semitism

(JNS)—In a puff piece on Nabih Berri, the speaker of the Lebanese parliament, published on the occasion of his 80th birthday last year, the broadcaster France 24 headlined its profile, “The Great Survivor of Lebanese Politics.” This wording...

Palestinian stabs Israelis, and here come the excuses

(JNS)—In what crazy, upside-down world does a Palestinian Arab randomly stab Jews in Jerusalem, get shot dead by Israeli policeman and then become the focus of an Associated Press article with a headline about Israelis killing Palestinians? In...

Is Israeli democracy in crisis (again)?

(JNS)—Israelis are rightly infuriated that their politicians couldn’t get their act together and form a government after national elections held on April 9. A rerun scheduled for Sept. 17 will be an enormous waste of time and money. But almost...

The battle for fair trade

The U.S. is in a worldwide battle for making trade among the nations fairer and more balanced than it has been for several decades. This is a bipartisan issue and enjoys support by members of Congress from both sides of the congressional aisle. The...

The damage is done

(Israel Hayom)—Yisrael Beiteinu chief Avigdor Lieberman’s post-election ploy will go down in history as one man’s attempt to distort Israeli democracy. As a result of this move, Lieberman has lent a hand to the few individuals at the State...

Remembering my dad-boats, bugs, bats, and all

Ten years ago this week, my father and I spent our last Father's Day together. My mother and he had moved up to an independent living facility in Upstate New York four miles from me. Two years later,...

A little Lebanese-American Christian defends Israel at the UN

It only took Brigitte Gabriel 14 minutes to make her point as she gave a keynote speech addressing the rise of global anti-Semitism before the United Nations in September 2014. She received a...

Scene Around

Today, June 14th is my birthday... (Do NOT ask the year!). When I was little, my mother said that people were flying their American flags in honor of my birthday. I believed her! 'Anti-Semitism is no...

Obituary - EILEEN MEYER-SCHWARTZ

Eileen D. Meyer-Schwartz, age 75, of Oviedo, passed away on Thursday, May 30, 2019, at AdventHealth—East Orlando. A native of Brooklyn, she was born on March 14, 1944, to the late Harry and Sadie Felcher. Eileen graduated high school and in her...

Nechama Rivlin dies at 73

(Israel Hayom via JNS)-Nechama Rivlin, the wife of President Reuven Rivlin, passed away at Rabin Medical Center in Petach Tikvah on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, a day before her 74th birthday. Israel's...

Obituary - ANN FRIEDMAN

Ann Friedman, age 95, of Maitland, passed away on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at AdventHealth Hospice—Altamonte Springs. Ann was born in Romania on Oct. 25, 1923, to the late Aaron and Fanny Chilimacher Wexler. The family immigrated to the United...

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