An evening of film, story and inspiration in honor of the Rebbe's Yartzeit

Forty some years ago, a young man named Eliot Lasky was driving with his friend when he saw a Chabad rabbi dancing on the street with a few other Chassidim. The young man was shocked. He'd never...

College credits for high schoolers

A unique opportunity is coming to Jewish high school students in Orlando this fall: the chance to earn two private college credits while exploring the tenets of Judaism. The course is being offered by CTeen U: a collaboration of Yeshiva University...

Pompeo: Iran is responsible for attacking oil tankers in Gulf

(JNS)-Two tankers, one carrying oil and the other transferring a freight of methanol, in the Gulf of Oman near the strategic Strait of Hormuz were attacked on Thursday, less than a month after Iran...

First EL AL flight from MCO coming July 9

Coming in for a landing on July 2 at the Orlando International Airport will be EL AL’s inaugural flight from Tel Aviv to MCO. The flight will ferry out empty back to Tel Aviv. Then on July 9 at 9:30 a.m. EL AL will make its first flight out of...

David Friedman gave Netanyahu half a nod for West Bank annexation-what happens next?

WASHINGTON (JTA)—David Friedman, U.S. ambassador to Israel, said Israel “has the right to retain” some of the West Bank. Palestinians fumed, Jewish settlers rejoiced, and the punditocracy predicted gloom and doom. What was it exactly that...

Overcoming hatred for Jews

As a youngster said to her mother, “Why am I called a dirty Jew? I shower everyday.” I am a Jew who has helped many children. Let me introduce myself. I am Elaine. I was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey to Jewish parents. My background is all...

Nuclear secrets and terror links uncovered

(JNS)—A few days ago, Britain’s Daily Telegraph revealed that in 2015 the British authorities had uncovered a Hezbollah terrorist plot. The key point was that this had been kept secret until now. In a bomb factory on the outskirts of London,...

Israel needs American Jewry, now more than ever

(BESA Center via JNS)—The Jewish diaspora in the United States is becoming increasingly estranged from Israel. American Jewish youth are being pushed away from affiliation with the Jewish state, and some Jewish students are even forced to hide...

No American weapons to anti-Semitic governments

(JNS)—At a time when violence against Jews is on the rise around the world, should the United States provide advanced weapons to a government that actively promotes anti-Semitism? That’s the question we need to consider as the Senate debates...

Viewpoint: Diaspora Jews right to influence Israel's political decisions

By Howard Lefkowitz Last weekend, I had a heated discussion with my son-in-law, a political science professor at Virginia Tech, as to America’s right to demand change in Israel’s internal and external political directions. He asserted that...

An ill-deserved assault on Ambassador David Friedman

(JNS)—Palestinian and leftist Jewish leaders called for America’s Israel ambassador to be fired for telling The New York Times in a recent interview that the Jewish state has, “under certain circumstances, the right to retain some, but...

Israel should not be politicized

Dear Editor: Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said in a speech this week: “If Prime Minister Netanyahu makes good on his threat to annex West Bank settlements, he should know that a President Buttigieg would take steps to ensure that...

How a long-lost Caribbean text started a US Kabbalah revival

PORTLAND, Ore. (JTA)-From the day after Passover through Shavuot, Jews count down the days to commemorate the barley sacrifice, or Omer, given at the Temple in honor of the Israelites' journey from...

Episode in new Netflix series mocks diarist Anne Frank

(JNS)—The new Netflix series “Historical Roasts,” which mocks the young Jewish diarist Anne Frank, finds itself in the midst of a backlash. One particular episode features actress Rachel Feinstein as Frank, Gilbert Gottfried as Adolf Hitler...

Scene Around

Here we go again... The German government revealed a 10 percent rise in anti-Semitic incidents in 2018. (Surprise, surprise.) I recently read this headline and pass it along to you: "The World Jewish...

'Sophie's Choice' is the perfect summer read-hear me out

Contrary to popular belief, summer is not only for the lighter things in life. It can be the best time for luxurious nostalgia and dark rumination. Like Lana Del Rey, I’ve often got that Summertime Sadness. This may be the reason why, without...

Obituary - DANIEL BACHRACH

Daniel Bachrach, 85, of Winter Park, passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at AdventHealth Hospice—Orlando. Born in Newark, New Jersey, he was the son of the late Louis and Jeanette Nichauser Bachrach. He served as a Navy airman in Korea and...

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