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Jewish Academy is now 99.9 percent germ free

In an effort to reduce student and teacher absences, Jewish Academy of Orlando completed installation of the Violet Defense patented germ-killing technology. The UV-operated products are designed to... Full story


Activist who said Israel is a 'terrorist entity' attends Tlaib swearing-in, private dinner

(JNS)-Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) met with Abbas Hamideh, a Palestinian activist who has said that Israel is a "terrorist entity," over the weekend. "I was honored to be at Congresswoman @Ra... Full story


New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft wins $1 million 'Jewish Nobel' prize

(JTA)-New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is the winner of the $1 million Genesis Prize, the so-called Jewish Nobel. Kraft, 77, will be giving the money "to initiatives combating anti-Semitism... Full story

 By Gabe Friedman    News    January 25, 2019

Tamika Mallory fails to condemn Farrakhan

(JTA)—In a tense exchange on “The View,” co-host Meghan McCain confronted Tamika Mallory about her support of Louis Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam leader known for his history of virulent anti-Semitic comments. Mallory’s response is sure to... Full story


Places to visit in Israel in 2019: If you really want to learn

By Moshe Phillips Are you or a family member planning to go on Birthright in 2019? Are you looking for something more than the average “Israel Experience?” Here are some ideas on what to see if you chose to extend your trip and your mind.... Full story



Nicholas Robert Pinansky passed away on Jan. 8, 2019 at the age of 35.  He was born in San Diego, California, to his mother, Lisa Turano Wojcik, and father, Don Pinansky. Nicholas was a senior web designer for uBreakiFix in Orlando, Fla. He was a me... Full story


Obituary - Judy Gerson Schreiber

Judy Gerson Schreiber of Canton, Ga., formerly of Maitland, Fla., passed away on Jan. 12, 2019. She was 71. Judy was born to the late Robert Gerson and Sadie Schwartz Gerson on Aug. 17, 1947, in Macon... Full story

 By Larry Luxner    News    January 25, 2019

This Greek school has a novel solution to problem faced by many small Jewish communities

ATHENS-In a small, nondescript classroom in Greece's capital city, 10 Jewish eighth-graders study a biblical text about Jacob and Esau under the guidance of Rivkah Carl, a Jewish teacher from... Full story

 By Marcy Oster    News    January 25, 2019

A Jewish cafe owner in San Francisco deals with weekly protests over his 'Zionist ideals'

(JTA)—Manny Yekutiel opened his eponymous Manny’s in November, calling the Middle Eastern cafe and restaurant in downtown San Francisco a “civic social gathering space.” His goal for the Mission District eatery was “to create a central,... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs

IKEA Israel to open fifth store in Tel Aviv (JNS)—The Swedish furniture and home accessories chain IKEA will open its fifth store in Israel later this year in Tel Aviv. The store will have just 21,500 square feet of floor space. It will focus on... Full story


Why did 'Three Identical Strangers' ignore just how Jewish this story was?

In 2005 a miracle happened in Israel, albeit with a technological assist. Sisters Hana Katz and Klara Bleier were reunited 61 years after being separated in the Budapest ghetto, each having survived t... Full story


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