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Blinken: US commitment to Israel 'ironclad'

(JNS) - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that America's commitment to Israel is "ironclad," and that he, and the Biden administration, supports more normalization agreements. Blinken...

 

Rabbi Neely and Dr. Kahn recognized for efforts in reopening Temple Israel

Temple Israel's Board and Ritual Committee wanted to find a special way to honor Rabbi Joshua Neely and the congregation's president, Dr. Bernie Kahn, for all of their work this past year in...

 
 By Shira Hanau    Features    April 23, 2021

Kids need camp this summer!

(JTA) — Last year at this time, the message out of Jewish summer camps was one of doom and gloom. In April 2020, the Union for Reform Judaism announced that COVID would force a closure of its camps for the summer, affecting some 10,000 kids. In...

 

Heritage Human Service Award

Heritage Florida Jewish News is accepting nominations for the 2021 Heritage Human Service Award, which will be presented at the annual meeting of the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando this summer. “For more than 30 years, individuals who have...

 

CTeens help make Israeli bomb shelters beautiful

This time of year, while everyone is honoring Jews who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect the Jewish people and the holy land, here in the U.S. must think what we can do. This past Wednesday,...

 

Temple Israel invites all senior citizens to schmooze together

Temple Israel has some special senior programs planned for the summer. Senior Schmooze is a short, informal get-together catering to those 65 and older. On Sunday, June 6 from 12:30 to1 p.m. in the Rein Sanctuary at Temple Israel (50 S. Moss Road in...

 

Nosh & Know with Rabbi Neely is back!

Temple Israel invites the entire community to join the discussion and learn something new.  Two informal chats are scheduled for May. On Sunday, May 2 at 3 p.m., Rabbi Neely will talk about Jewish comedy. Grab a chair in the outside seating area of...

 

Holocaust Center hosts White Rose Tribute Event

Support the Holocaust Center by bidding on silent auction items through April 28. Attendance is not necessary. To register and bid on the beautifully designed Hope & Humanity centerpieces...

 

Bernie Madoff dies in prison at 82

(JTA) - Bernie Madoff, the fraudster who ran a $17.5 billion Ponzi scheme ensnaring thousands of investors, including a long list of Jewish organizations and families, has died at 82. The Associated...

 

Bill to reclaim Holocaust-era unpaid insurance policies

(JNS) — Legislation brought forth in the U.S. Congress on Tuesday would allow insurance beneficiaries to recover billions in unclaimed payments from World War II. The Holocaust Insurance Accountability Act of 2021 was re-introduced by Rep. Debbie...

 

On its 73rd Independence Day, Israel's population hits 9.3 million

(JNS) — Ahead of Israel’s 72nd Independence Day, the Central Bureau of Statistics has published the nation’s latest population figures. The Jewish state is home to 9,327,000 people, among them 6.894 million Jews (73.9 percent of the...

 

What Bernie Madoff proved about America and the Jews

(JNS) — On Dec. 11, 2008, one of the worst events to rock the organized Jewish world was revealed on the front pages of the nation’s newspapers. Few outside of the financial world had ever heard of him before that day. But when news broke that...

 

The Kaminitz Law's uncertain future

(JNS) — Illegal construction on public and private land is a national epidemic that has been ravaging the Israeli landscape for far too long. Each year, thousands of structures spring up in violation of Israel’s Planning and Construction Law;...

 

The wonder that is Israel

(JNS) — Anyone who is willing to look up for a moment from the hardships of politics and the coronavirus and examine the success of the project called the State of Israel from a broad historical perspective knows that it deserves to be crowned a re...

 
 By Ed Borowsky    Opinions    April 23, 2021

Viewpoint: Are we brainwashed?

I have seen reasonable American citizens, who have families, who work hard, pay their taxes, serve in our military, belong to their PTA etc., become irrational and even crazy at times when it comes to political opinion. And I’ve observed, under...

 

For #MeToo transgressors, the only cure is banishment

(JTA) — In the years following the reckonings with sexual harassment and assault prompted by the #MeToo movement, there has been debate over the correct communal response to those accused of sexual misconduct and whether perpetrators should be...

 

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....

 

Jewish humor makes America happy

The Torah tells us that Sarah, the matriarch of the Jewish people, laughed when told she’d give birth in her old age. Since that moment, it seems, Jews have continued laughing — at themselves and their predicaments, at each other, even at...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    April 23, 2021

Why did Tucker Carlson talk about Israeli immigration policy?

(JTA) — In Tucker Carlson’s response to accusations that he endorsed one white supremacist talking point, the Fox News anchor appeared to echo another — this time about Israel.   Last week, the popular right-wing talk show host said there...

 
 By Ed Borowsky    Features    April 23, 2021

Jews in the Land of Disney: Laurence Morrell - self-proclaimed 'last of the Jewish rednecks'

Part 1 of 2 Laurence Morrell is very proud that he considers himself, "the last of the Jewish rednecks." He's proud because he's worked hard outside in the elements, in the fields of orange groves...

 

South Florida mayor's proposal to add menorah to holiday display sparks outrage, debate

(JNS) — A proposal by the mayor of the South Florida community of Miami Shores to place a menorah in the village town hall during the holiday season has led to a major pushback from the village’s attorney and some members of the council. At the...

 

Scene Around

More famous Jewish talents... If you're as old as me, you will remember actress Marion Levy. NO! YOU DON'T REMEMBER HER? How about if I use her entertainment name? Surely, you've heard of Paulette...

 

Before Helen Mirren plays Golda Meir, here are 7 other stars who have played Israeli prime ministers

(JTA) - A mere 43 years after her death, Golda Meir is ready for her close-up. Just a month after it was announced that the Israeli star Shira Haas would portray Meir in a TV series, The Hollywood...

 
 By Efrat Forsher    News    April 23, 2021

Pollard brings Torah scroll to Joseph's Tomb

(Israel Hayom via JNS) - Convicted spy for Israel Jonathan Pollard on Monday night dedicated a Torah scroll that he brought to Joseph's Tomb in Nablus. He commissioned the writing of the Torah scroll...

 

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