Jewish Academy mascot 'Mac The Bee' visits the JCC

Jewish Academy of Orlando Mac the Bee returned to the Roth Family Jewish Community Center with much fanfare.   Students and faculty of Jewish Academy of Orlando and the Early Childhood Learning...

Major Swedish party calls for banning circumcision in the country

(JNS)—A major Swedish political party has voted to change its official stance in favor of banning circumcision. The Swedish Centre Party tally at its annual meeting was 314-166, overturning the 18-member party board’s unanimous rejection of the...

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Hundreds of etrogs held up at airport in England over new import regulations By Marcy Oster (JTA)—Hundreds of etrogs, the citron fruit used for the holiday of Sukkot, were seized at an airport in England. The Animal and Plant Health Agency held...

Jewish and pro-Israel groups react to Trump's decision on Syria and the Kurds

(JNS)—Jewish and pro-Israel groups reacted unfavorably to U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision on Sunday evening to withdraw U.S. forces from northeast Syria, ahead of an expected invasion by Turkey against Kurdish forces. The White House...

The German synagogue shooter was a far-right extremist-here's why that's rare in Europe

(JTA)-The identity of the German synagogue attacker may have sounded familiar to American Jews, who have endured multiple attacks by far-right extremists over the past year. But the suspect's...

What Bari Weiss misunderstands about America and the Jews

TORONTO (JTA)—There’s a reason our moment demands a book called “How To Fight Anti-Semitism,” and it’s not just anti-Semitism’s violent global resurgence. American Jews—at least the liberal, pro-Israel majority—are at risk of...

Should Israel invade Gaza?

(JNS)—As Israeli frustration mounts about violence coming out of Gaza, the idea of a ground invasion, and once and for all to finish with Hamas aggression, becomes more appealing. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has endorsed this...

The 'annexation' scare

(JNS)—What would a Jewish holiday be, without an op-ed in The New York Times demanding that Israel make more concessions to the Palestinian Arabs? On Rosh Hashanah, the Times published “Shrinking the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict,” by the...

It's time to put an end to labeling Trump an anti-Semite

(JNS)—This July, Aaron Boone, the manager of Major League Baseball’s New York Yankees, created an Internet meme when he launched into an epic and profane rant in taking issue with a call that went against his team. His abuse of an inexperienced...

The sorry tale of two photographs

(JNS)—As visitors to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem wind their way through the main exhibition, they are confronted by a series of unsettling photographs from the first decade of Nazi power: Jews forced onto their hands and knees...

He met Bob Dylan at camp, they stayed friends for 50 years

(JTA)-Jewish summer camp is such a crucial part of the American Jewish experience that many Jewish adults, even in their older age, likely remember the names of many of the kids in their cabins from...

Scene Around

Anti-Semitism in the halls of power... From "Inmotion" magazine (Simon Wiesenthal Center): "With religious, racial and ethnic hatred seeping into the halls of the United States Congress, the Center...

Obituary - RUTH E. MILLER

Ruth E. Miller, 85, of Winter Park, Fla., was born Oct. 24, 1933 and passed away Oct. 8, 2019. She moved to The Villages, Fla., from Las Vegas in 2007 and in 2013 to Winter Park. Mrs. Miller enjoyed...

Obituary - JAMES STUART GRODIN

Submitted by his family James Stuart Grodin, known to all as Jim, passed away on Oct. 13, 2019. Jim was born on Dec. 11, 1945, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Florence (Smith) and Edward Grodin. He...

Obituary - ALBERT MOSSERI

ALBERT “Al” Mosseri, age 71, of Lake Mary, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, at Orlando Regional Medical Center. He was born on May 18, 1948, in Cairo, Egypt, a son of the late Maurice and Alice Wahba Mosseri. The family immigrated to the...

Obituary - FLORENCE PEARL PEIPER

Submitted by the family Florence “Fagy” Pearl Peiper (nee Jeff), age 99, of Palm Springs, Calif., and formerly of Orlando, passed away peacefully at Palm Springs Health Care and Rehab Center on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. An Ohio native, she was...

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