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JFS Orlando awarded $50,000 United Way grant

Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando is pleased to announce it has been awarded a $50,000 grant from Heart of Florida United Way to continue supporting our Central Florida community, including...

 

Israel's 37th government sworn in

(JNS) - Israel's thirty-seventh government was sworn in on Thursday, the culmination of a weeks-long political process following the victory of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-religious...

 

Pioneering news anchor dies

(JTA) - Barbara Walters, the iconic newswoman and celebrity interviewer who made history for women and Jewish anchors on mainstream American news television, died at 93 on Friday, Dec. 30. ABC News, w...

 

Book signing with Brad Meltzer, author of 'The Nazi Conspiracy'

Writer's Block Bookstore is partnering with The Roth Family JCC to host author Brad Meltzer at the Maitland Jewish Community Center auditorium for an in-person Q&A and signing on his latest book, "The...

 

Top 10 antisemitism list for 2022

(JNS) — The Simon Wiesenthal Center on Thursday released its annual Global antisemitism Top Ten list in Jerusalem. The Wiesenthal list included an exclusive JNS report from November about a former German Lutheran bishop, Gerhard Ulrich, who...

 

Chabad Centers throughout Orlando explore 8 genres of Jewish literature

To study the history of most cultures, you need to learn about wars and empires, warriors and city builders, and great works of art. But the history of Judaism is overwhelmingly a history of books....

 
 By Sam Friedman    News    January 6, 2023

Help save lives at the Shalom Orlando Golf Tournament

When the Roth Family JCC and the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando joined together earlier this year to create Shalom Orlando, we did so with the knowledge that our community demanded better engagement opportunities, a stronger commitment to...

 

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: Representative payee

Edited by Nancy Ludin CEO, Jewish Pavilion Some of the millions of people who get monthly Social Security or Supplemental Security Income benefits need help managing this money. A person assigned to help you manage your monthly benefits is called a...

 
 By Bradley Martin    News    January 6, 2023

Christian Zionist groups slam Ye's antisemitism

(JNS) — Prominent Christian pro-Israel organizations are speaking out against Ye (formerly known as Kanye West) after the rapper used Christianity to justify a months-long series of antisemitic statements. “Christians are mandated by God to...

 

'Sore loser' Lapid refuses handshake with Netanyahu as new government sworn in

As Benjamin Netanyahu made his dramatic return as Israel’s prime minister for a sixth term, Yair Lapid left the plenary hall without shaking his successor’s hand as per the custom. After being sworn-in, Netanyahu, who was interrupted by...

 

Biden welcomes 'friend' Netanyahu's new government

(JNS) — U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday welcomed the swearing-in of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s new government. “I look forward to working with Prime Minister Netanyahu, who has been my friend for decades, to jointly...

 

A new report exposes endemic campus Jew-hatred

(JNS) — The campus war against Israel, now some decades old, has been unrelenting in its vicious assault against the Jewish state, but now, an important new report from the AMCHA Initiative has systematically exposed this war as not simply...

 

The real woke Jews

(Jewish Journal via JNS) — As members of the progressive Jewish left continue to raise their fists while marching on behalf of movements that largely hate Jews and despise Israel, a beachhead of cultural pride and resuscitation was erected in...

 
 By Dan Diker    Opinions    January 6, 2023

The EU's secret Palestinian building plan for Area C

(JNS) — The European Union’s secret Palestinian building plan for Area C of Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) disqualifies Europe as a fair and professional mediating body in the Middle East conflict, as determined by the 1995 Oslo Interim Accord...

 

Biden and Zelenskyy's strong message to Iran

(Israel Hayom via JNS) — Last week’s White House meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy conveyed a clear message to the Kremlin of conviction and continued U.S. support for Ukraine. The meeting also...

 

Today's uprising of Muslim women could change the world

(JNS) — On the front pages of newspapers around the world, we are now privileged to witness the extraordinary strength of women oppressed by fanatical forms of Islam. In Iran, these women are emerging as our heroes. Young and old, they are willing...

 

Will Abbas and PA leaders face ICC prosecution for murder?

(JCPA via JNS) — Palestinian human rights activist Nizar Banat was brutally murdered in Hebron by Palestinian Authority security personnel on June 24, 2021, because of his criticism of P.A. corruption. The family’s lawyer, Hakan Kamoz, recently a...

 

What's Happening

MORNING MINYANS Chabad of North Orlando and Chabad of Altamonte Springs are holding in-person minyans. Chabad of South Orlando — Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. and 10 minutes before sunset; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday, 8:15 a.m., 407-354-3660....

 
 By David I. Klein    News    January 6, 2023

Italian Jewish leaders condemn parliament president

(JTA) — Jewish leaders in Italy had strong words for the president of the country’s parliament after he published a post on Instagram honoring the history of the Italian Social Movement, or MSI, a neo-fascist party founded in the wake of World...

 

Jerusalem's Pool of Siloam to be excavated, opened to the public

(JNS) - An ancient Jerusalem pool that was used by millions of Jewish pilgrims during the time of the Second Temple two millennia ago as a ritual bath before ascending the Temple Mount, and revered...

 
 By Alex Traiman    News    January 6, 2023

Israel's historic right-wing government is the democratic will of the voters

(JNS) - Israel inducted a historic right-wing government Thursday, led by three-time Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu's return to power and the formation of a strong right-wing...

 

JFS Orlando's Weekly Wellness Corner

Put your last year into perspective. Take inventory of your achievements and situations you felt went well, but also disappointments and moments you felt could have gone better. While looking at...

 

Pope Benedict XVI, who advanced Catholic-Jewish relations, dies at 95

(JTA) - Jewish groups are among those marking the death of Benedict XVI, the Catholic pontiff who died Saturday at 95, a decade after shocking the world by becoming the first pope since the Middle...

 
 By Jon Kalish    Features    January 6, 2023

'Married to the Mob,' but under a chuppah: A new memoir details a Jewish family's crime ties

(New York Jewish Week) - The Geiks weren't your typical Bronx working-class Jewish family.  The father ran a mob-protected trucking company in Manhattan's Garment District. One brother, an NYPD...

 

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