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Unique partnership benefits students

Rabbi Yisrael and Tamar Abisror, Yehudi educators, have joined the Central Florida Hillel staff at The University of Central Florida. In an unprecedented demonstration of Jewish unity, these two...

North and South Chabad bring the last Jewish gangster to Orlando

Chabad will present “History of Jews in the Mob: An evening with Myron Sugerman” on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m. at Nate’s Shul, 1701 Markham Woods Rd., Longwood, and Wednesday, Oct. 17 at Chabad South Orlando, 7347 W Sand Lake Road,...

More time for recess at the Jewish Academy of Orlando

This year, Jewish Academy of Orlando extended recess for all grades to 45 minutes, which for some students is an increase of 125 percent from the 2017-18 school year. In addition to extended recess...

6,000 Christian pilgrims celebrate Sukkot with Israel

(JNS)-A whopping 7,000 faces and hundreds of flags of every color painted Israel's capital on Thursday, parading through the streets in the 2018 Jerusalem March. The diverse participants, decked out...

Sign up for Temple Israel Sisterhood's annual trip to Festival and Glick's Kosher Market

On Sunday, Nov. 4, Temple Israel Sisterhood, together with friends and community members, will head south to Pompano Beach for a day of adventure and camaraderie. There will be bagels, snacks and...

Viewpoint: Florida Governor's race-A Jewish perspective

This year’s election for governor of Florida presents a great challenge to Jewish voters. Historically, most Jews vote consistently for Democratic candidates, at all levels, largely on the basis of domestic social issues. Most American Jews also...

A birthday present for a great-grandson

Maitland, FL I’m a lucky man. I saw my great-grandson last night. We are about to celebrate his first birthday, so at this point in his life I am just a part of his landscape. I have a good shot at seeing him turn 10, and a poor likelihood of...

Abbas and Netanyahu UN speeches signal that 30-year peace process is now deadAbbas and Netanyahu UN speeches signal that 30-year peace process is now dead

(JNS)—There was one corner of New York City last Thursday where the Senate Judicial Committee hearings into the accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh went largely unnoticed: the United Nations building perched on the East...

I believe this Palestinian teenager

(JNS)— Ahed Tamimi, the Palestinian teenager jailed for assaulting an Israeli soldier, says she supports violence against Jews and seeks the destruction of Israel. I believe her. And I believe that groups such as J Street, which have defended...

People who love the land do not burn the land

It is not surprising that the Arabs of Gaza, worked into a frenzy of hate and victimhood by their Hamas masters, have bought into the fantasy that they are entitled to claim what is now Israel. After the British Mandate ended, Gaza was ruled by...

Another reason why Trump was right about the Iran deal

(JNS)—Though his fans thrill to his speeches, there’s little doubt that when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the U.N. General Assembly, few there listen. So when Netanyahu issued what seemed like a blockbuster revelation...

A Chicago teacher showed her grandfather was a Nazi collaborator-Lithuania is paying attention

By Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA)-Barring unexpected delays, Silvia Foti is months away from fulfilling an old promise that's become her life's work: to write a biography of her late grandfather, who is a...

When an 'unruly' crowd defied the Nazi boycott

Shortly after the Nazis assumed power, discussions within the German Ministry of the Interior led to proposals of a new citizenship law that would distinguish between formal "state citizenship" and a...

Scene Around

Some good news from the UN... "The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization has published a new guide to addressing anti-Semitism through education. The manual, introduced...

Babka French Toast recipe

(The Nosher via JTA)-This is one of those recipes that sounds super complicated but is actually so simple. Using store-bought babka will make this Babka French Toast Loaf as easy as 1-2-3, but if you...

B'nai Mitzvah - Sara Rose Schenkel and Avi Benjamin Schenkel

Sara Rose Schenkel and her brother Avi Benjamin Schenkel, the children of Mark Schenkel and Jodi Rubin of Orlando, Fla., will be called to the Torah as b'nai mitzvah on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, at...

Obituary - TAUBA "TOBY" GATERBAUM

Toby Gaterbaum, age 88, of Altamonte Springs, passed away on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, at Florida Hospital Winter Park. A native of Poland, she immigrated to the United States and lived in New York until relocating from Brooklyn to the Orlando area in...

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