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 By Emily Burack    News    February 4, 2022

All the Jewish athletes to watch at the 2022 Beijing Olympics

(JTA) - Despite the continuing COVID chaos and the mounting protests about China's human rights record, the 2022 Beijing Olympics are proceeding on schedule, just six months after the delayed Tokyo...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    February 4, 2022

Down to one Jewish justice

WASHINGTON (JTA) - Stephen Breyer, the oldest justice on the Supreme Court and one of its minority of three liberal justices, is set to retire, multiple reports said Wednesday. The move would leave...

 
 By Pesach Benson    News    February 4, 2022

Evacuation of Ukraine Jews

Israeli government officials have begun laying the groundwork for the possible evacuation of Ukrainian Jews as fears of a Russian invasion continue to rise, Haaretz reported. According to the report, representatives from the Prime Minister’s...

 

Kol Isha nonprofit helps women know their rights

Rachel B., a 37-year-old Jewish mother of four, endured years of emotional and physical abuse from her husband. She hoped that ending her marriage was the answer but was afraid of the unknown. She knew that she needed a Jewish divorce, a GET...

 

ADL's view of antisemitism meeting at Rosen JCC

On Tuesday, Feb. 8th at 6:30 p.m., Eric Ross, senior associate director of the Anti Defamation League’s southern division will be speaking at the Rosen JCC, located at 11184 Apopka-Vineland Rd., Orlando. Today’s ADL is not like it was in the...

 

2022 Kobrin Family Scholarship now accepting applications

Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando is proud to announce that the 2022 Kobrin Family Scholarship application is now available. This college scholarship is awarded to a qualified, full-time,...

 
 By Faygie Holt    News    February 4, 2022

California school district adopts 'liberated' ethnic-studies program marked by 'extreme anti-Israel' bias

(JNS) — Jewish groups in California took out a full-page ad in a local newspaper on Wednesday to voice their displeasure and concern with a school-board decision to engage an ethnic-studies curriculum for high school and middle-school students...

 
 By Efrat Forsher    News    February 4, 2022

Government to spend $3.2 million to protect, repair heritage sites in Judea and Samaria

(Israel Hayom via JNS) — The Jerusalem Affairs and Heritage Ministry has announced plans to allocate approximately 10 million shekels ($3.2 million) to the preservation, rehabilitation, and rescue of heritage sites in Judea and Samaria. Dozens of...

 

Unilever fires 1,500 workers, splits ice-cream from food division

(JNS) — The multinational firm Unilever, which owns Ben & Jerry’s, announced on Tuesday that in the wake of severe losses, it will fire 1,500 workers around the world and split off its ice-cream division from its food division. The move follows...

 

Biden frees another Gitmo terrorist

On Chanukah 2002, four Hercules planes bearing hundreds of people evacuated from Africa landed in Israel. The passengers included Israeli families who had been vacationing in Kenya — some alive, some wounded, and some children returning to their...

 

How to make sure the Holocaust is not forgottenHow to make sure the Holocaust is not forgotten

(JNS) — The antisemitic hostage-taking in Colleyville, Texas, on Jan. 15 brought to the surface bitter memories of the Holocaust: Jews being singled out simply because they were Jews. Eighty years ago, on Jan. 20, 1942, the Wannsee Conference...

 

What those who accept the 'stolen land' myth don't understand

(JNS) — One of the tragicomic if all too prevalent customs of contemporary woke corporate culture is the way many groups and corporations now open meetings with ritual acknowledgments that they are on “stolen land.” It involves the convener of...

 

CAIR revives its campaign to free Aafia Siddiqui

(JNS) — Less than four days after a gunman held four Jews hostage inside a Texas synagogue in a doomed attempt to free a convicted terrorist, the Council on American-Islamic Relations thinks it is ready to renew its campaign to achieve the same...

 

Theological antisemitism at home in the Presbyterian Church

In a recent statement published on the annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life, Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, not only misrepresented and defamed Dr. King’s...

 

What's Happening

MORNING MINYANS (Please note, because of the coronavirus, some minyans have been canceled or held virtually.) Chabad of North Orlando and Chabad of Altamonte Springs are holding in-person minyans. Chabad of South Orlando — Monday - Friday, 8 a.m....

 
 By Shira Hanau    News    February 4, 2022

Whoopi Goldberg says Jews are not a race

(JTA) — Whoopi Goldberg apologized for upsetting people by starting a debate on Monday over whether the Holocaust was “about race,” writing that she is “sorry for the hurt I have caused.” But in an appearance that aired that same night on...

 

Blinken: The stakes of Ukraine-Russia situation are of global consequence

(JNS) - At a crucial moment for U.S. President Joe Biden's foreign policy, U.S. Secretary of State Blinken held a virtual policy session with an Atlanta synagogue on Monday night, where tensions regar...

 

Tennessee school board removes 'Maus,' iconic Holocaust book, from its curriculum

(JTA) - A Tennessee school board voted unanimously to remove "Maus," Art Spiegelman's graphic memoir about his father's Holocaust experience, from its curriculum after board members raised objections...

 

'Shema Yisrael' pendants found in archaeological digs

(JNS) -Three pendants inscribed with the "Shema Yisrael" prayer and depictions of Moses and the Ten Commandments have been discovered in archaeological excavations in the Sobibor extermination camp...

 

Scene Around

Oy such talent! ... I'm referring to all the stars I write about. For instance, SARAH SILVERMAN. SARAH is an American comedian, actress, and writer. Her comedy addresses social taboos and controversia...

 

Rabbi Angela Buchdahl details call with Texas gunman in 'Captives of Hope' sermon

(JTA) - The New York City rabbi who spoke twice to the man who held Jews hostage in their Texas synagogue last week detailed the experience in a sermon Friday night. Rabbi Angela Buchdahl of Central...

 

Publisher stops printing a book alleging a Jew betrayed Anne Frank

(JTA) — Ambo Anthos, the Amsterdam-based publishing house that printed the Dutch-language translation of a controversial book alleging that a Jew had betrayed Anne Frank, has apologized for not reviewing the material more critically and ceased...

 
 By Shira Hanau    News    February 4, 2022

Nazis rallies from Orlando to Chicago

(JTA) — In Orlando, neo-Nazis yelled antisemitic slurs from a highway overpass. In Chicago, a Jewish school and a synagogue were vandalized. In Washington, D.C., a man was arrested and charged with spray painting swastikas on a train station. The...

 

Obituary - RODOLFO "RUDY" SILVIO MINGELGRUN

Rodolfo "Rudy" Silvio Mingelgrun, 81, of Orlando, Florida, passed away on Jan. 21, 2022. Rudy was born in 1940 to John and Fritzi Mingelgrun in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is survived by his wife,... Full story

 
 By David Isaac    News    February 4, 2022

Pro-Israel groups see more hostile campuses fueled by 'woke' ideology, anti-Zionist faculty

(JNS) — Pro-Israel groups working on campus agree that the situation for Jewish students is growing steadily worse. Just this fall, antisemitic incidents erupted at campuses across the country — from vandals desecrating a Torah scroll at George...

 

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