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 By Jackson Richman    News    March 13, 2020

Pence: Sanders would be 'most anti-Israel president in history'

(JNS) WASHINGTON-Making the case for U.S. President Donald Trump's re-election, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence warned on Monday that if elected, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) would be the complete... Full story

 By Jackson Richman    News    March 13, 2020

Bloomberg makes pro-Israel case at AIPAC policy conference

(JNS) WASHINGTON-Former New York City Mayor and Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg laid out his case to the pro-Israel community on Monday at the annual AIPAC Policy Conference, even... Full story

 By Aaron Bandler    News    March 13, 2020

Biden to AIPAC: 'I support Israel and a Palestinian state'

(Jewish Journal via JNS)-Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden spoke to attendees of the annual AIPAC Policy Conference in a video address on Sunday, stating that he will always support Israel,... Full story

 By Ron Kampeas    News    March 13, 2020

Sanders and Trump skip AIPAC, but take center stage anyway

WASHINGTON (JTA)—Joe Biden made an appearance via video and Mike Bloomberg turned up in person. So did Mike Pence. Even the coronavirus got a shoutout. Despite threats of a boycott by Democrats and anxieties about communicable diseases, this y... Full story

 By Uriel Heilman    News    March 13, 2020

My family is among the 80,000 Israelis in quarantine

MODIIN, Israel (JTA)—When our seventh day of quarantine began with a knock on the door from a guy in a hazmat suit, it was almost a relief finally to have a visitor in the house. He had come to test my wife and me for coronavirus. My four children e... Full story



Submitted by the family Michael Stuart Bernstein, 66, of Altamonte Springs, passed away Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. Michael was born in Little Neck, N.Y., on Jan. 25, 1954, to the late Charles and Roberta Bernstein. Michael graduated from the... Full story



Dr. Jonathan Ben Rodin, age 53, of Rockledge, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, at the Dr. Jay Pillai Center for Hospice at Wasdin Woods in Rockledge, surrounded by his family. Dr. Rodin, or “Benny” as he was known to family and... Full story


March of the Living 2020 postponed due to Coronavirus outbreak

(Tel Aviv)-March of the Living organization's leaders announced today, that owing to the spread of coronavirus, especially in Europe and the United States, this year's March of the Living in Poland wi... Full story

 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    March 13, 2020

At another Spanish carnival, dancers equate Jews and Nazis alongside train and Auschwitz floats

(JTA)-A second carnival in Spain has referenced the Holocaust with Nazi and concentration camp prisoner uniform costumes. The theme was "the same." The Holocaust-themed display at the Feb. 23 event... Full story


Adviser to Iranian leader Khamenei dies of coronavirus

(JNS)—A member of the advisory council for Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei died of coronavirus on Monday, reported Iranian state radio. Iranian Expediency Council member Mohammad Mirmohammadi is the first top official in the Islamic Republic t... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs

‘Judge Judy’ to end after 25th season, but Judy will be on a new bench By Marcy Oster (JTA)—“Judge Judy” will stop banging her gavel after 25 years on the TV bench—but she won’t stop meting out justice. Judy Sheindlin, the Jewish judge on the popula... Full story

 By Josh Hasten    News    March 13, 2020

Extension of high-speed rail to Old City Jerusalem expected to alleviate traffic, boost tourism

(JNS)—In what is being dubbed as a historical development, Israel’s Transportation Ministry announced this week that it is moving forward with plans to extend the new Tel Aviv-Jerusalem high-speed rail line in order to connect Ben-Gurion Int... Full story

 By Larry Luxner    News    March 13, 2020

Hundreds of Russian-speaking Jews gather in Vienna for unique festival despite anxiety

VIENNA-Few events feature both wiener schnitzel and kosher wine, songs from the classic Yiddish "Bey Mir Bist du Scheyn" to the bluesy "Georgia On My Mind," and uplifting Shabbat services and debates... Full story


Federation, JCC closes for two weeks

Keith Dvorchik, executive director of the Federation and the Roth Family JCC, made the decision to close both facilities for two weeks, beginning March 16. They currently plan to reopen March 30. This was the result of the Florida Department of... Full story


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