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Jewish Academy of Orlando first graders are out of this world!

Jewish Academy of Orlando first graders completed their annual space unit with the Sun, Moon, and Stars Space Show where each student demonstrated his or her knowledge of our solar system through music, song, and dance. The program included dialogue...

 

University of Illinois student president vetoes BDS bill

(JNS)-The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign student president has vetoed a BDS resolution that was passed last Thursday by the student government. The bill will now likely be heard again by...

 

Worried about coronavirus, Israel bars high-risk foreigners

(JNS)—Foreigners who recently traveled to countries in Asia where the coronavirus has spread will be barred from entering Israel, Interior Minister Aryeh Deri announced on Monday. Deri said that guidelines by Israel’s Ministry of Health and gener...

 

Netanyahu's trial to start just weeks after Israeli elections

(JNS)—Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial will start on March 17, just two weeks after Israel holds its third election in less than a year, the country’s Justice Ministry announced on Tuesday. The Justice Ministry said...

 

From bialy to 'Jew York,' Oxford English Dictionary adds dozens of (sometimes offensive) Jewish-themed words and phrases

(JTA) — It’s not just “yiddo.” The Oxford English Dictionary has just added a slew of Jewish-themed and Yiddish terms, some of which are sure to offend. The venerable institution’s list of new entries for January 2020 contains dozens of...

 

Yiddish Book Center shortlisted for The London Book Fair

AMHERST, MA—The Yiddish Book Center announced that it has been shortlisted for The London Book Fair International Excellence Awards 2020 for The Literary Translation Initiative Award. The awards, held in partnership with the UK Publishers...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Hundreds of Israeli soldiers taken in by Hamas social media scheme featuring fake young women By Marcy Oster JERUSALEM (JTA)—The cellphones of hundreds of Israeli soldiers have been compromised in a Hamas intelligence-gathering scheme that featured...

 

Supporting Christian Arabs in the IDF

In a first-ever for Israel and the IDF, recently a Christian Israeli Arab enlisted as an Israeli Air Force cadet. Nationally, only 10 percent of cadets who begin the prestigious course graduate and earn their pilot wings. Yet, for this Christian...

 

Quality life requires humor and heart

Creating the best quality of life for seniors' needs requires both humor and heart. Building the optimum life experience includes waking up each day with the ability to invest in your physical and...

 

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