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Holocaust movie 'Resemblance' to be filmed in Oviedo

Talented writer, director and producer Kevin O'Neill has written a short-film script about Dachua survivors of the Holocaust. The film, titled "Resemblance," has a different story line than most...

Spring into fashion with Jewish Pavilion

Modeling the latest styles, a group of 11 fashionable supporters of the Jewish Pavilion will sashay down the runway at the Spring into Fashion show at Bloomingdale's Orlando on Tuesday, April 9. The...

5 Jewish things to know about John Hickenlooper

(JTA)-John Hickenlooper is the latest Democrat who thinks he can win back the White House in 2020. The former Colorado governor and self-described "extreme moderate" announced his candidacy on Monday...

JFS Orlando 2019 Restock Challenge

The Jewish Family Services’ Restock Challenge food drive is here once again, running from March 15—April 30. The Weiner Family and The Winter Park Wealth Group will generously match $0.50 for...

How partisan politics are dividing an Orthodox synagogue movement

NEW YORK (JTA)-At the end of March, the National Council of Young Israel, an Orthodox synagogue association, will hold a gala dinner hosted by Pete Hegseth, the co-host of "Fox & Friends." The...

The Palestinians continue to prove the peace fantasists wrong

(JNS)—The Palestinians have been busy for the past week demonstrating in word and deed that U.S. President Donald Trump’s “deal of the century” will be dead on arrival. In an op-ed on Sunday in the official, Palestinian Authority-controlled...

25 years after the AMIA bombing, justice is again denied

(JNS)—This July, Argentina’s Jewish community will mark the 25th anniversary of the bombing of the AMIA Jewish Center in Buenos Aires, in which 85 people were murdered and hundreds more were seriously wounded. It is promising to be a wretched...

How anti-Semitism became unleashed in the West

(JNS)—Why is anti-Semitism now out of control in the West? Jew-hatred, alas, is always with us. The most we can expect is that it is kept down by unequivocal social disapproval. What causes it to explode into an uncontrolled epidemic is the...

From the Editor's Desk: Our voices should be heard: #FightAntiSemitism

The Jewish community here in Central Florida should make its voice heard concerning the anti-Semitic slurs being spewn about in Congress as well as the appointment of Ilhan Omar to the Foreign Affairs Committee. One community member, Dr. Daniel...

Are Jews shutting down Ilhan Omar?

(JNS)—Perhaps you thought Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) had been so thoroughly rebuked by the media and fellow Democrats for her anti-Semitic tweets that her campaign against Israel and its supporters had been put on hold. Maybe you also thought the...

Oh my, Omar-I think you've 'hypnotized' the Democratic Party

If Jews had “magical powers to control people” as Ilhan Omar says, then she would be gone from Congress, not just the Foreign Affairs Committee because the “magical powers of the Jewish people” would have kicked her keister to the curb. Too...

Being Jewish in Alaska

When Dr. Liz Ross joins her fellow women congregants at Congregation Shalom Aleichem on the bima for the blessing over the candles, she pulls the hood of her kuspuk, her traditional Native Alaskan snow dress, over her head. And on her neck, her...

Jewish 'Bubbies' do matchmaking, share their dating wisdom in new TV show

(JNS)-In each episode of "Bubbies Know Best," which premiered Feb. 11 on JLTV, S.J. Mendelson, Linda Rich, and Bunny Gibson interview three potential suitors before picking one to go on a date with...

A selfie in space

SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries shared today that Beresheet's camera took a selfie photo for the first time, from a distance of 37,600 km (23363.5 miles) from Earth. The spacecraft...

Scene Around

Shocking new levels of anti-Semitism... A recent FBI report showed that hate crimes against American Jews rose by 37 percent in 2017. The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights released a...

Special times for OTC fathers and sons with I Am Jewish

Every single week, all winter long, many fathers and sons had a unique opportunity to spend special time together. About one hour after Shabbat every Saturday night, Orlando Torah Center together...

Engagement - Sarah Rachel Blackman and Neal Louis Cotton

Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Blackman of Overland Park, Kansas, are delighted to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Rachel Blackman to Neal Louis Cotton, son of Mark Cotton of Fort Lee, N.J., and...

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