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 By Christine DeSouza    News    May 28, 2021

Jews and Christians show their support for Israel

It was a rally of solidarity and unity between Christians and Jews who gathered at Lake Eola Park on Sunday afternoon to show support for Israel. Organizers of the Stand with Israel Rally, Idit...

 

11 days of war conclude in ceasefire

Since the current round of fighting broke out on May 10, Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad had fired nearly 3,500 rockets at Israel, the Israeli military said on May 18. Of those, some 500 have fallen inside Gaza, according to the IDF. Israel’s...

 
 By Christine DeSouza    News    May 28, 2021

RAISE on the Road program

In April 2014, Recognizing Abilities and Inclusion of Special Employees, better known as RAISE, was launched as a work and social skills training program for adults with special needs. Since then,...

 

Hamas declares 'victory' over Israel

(JNS) — During his first public speech since the start of the latest escalation of rocket attacks from Gaza and Israeli retaliation, Hamas political bureau chief Ismail Haniyeh on Tuesday declared “victory” over the Jewish state. The Hamas...

 
 By Christine DeSouza    News    May 28, 2021

No compromised Holocaust Standards for Florida

Laurie Cardoza-Moore, president of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations, is asking Florida citizens who want Holocaust education in public schools to support the importance of teaching about the Holocaust and the ramifications of antisemitism. The...

 

Share elected as Arts Foundation's third president

Timucua Arts Foundation announced today the welcomed the appointment of philanthropist and community leader Geanne Share as president. Share previously served as Timucua's vice president, is a long-ti...

 

JFS Orlando welcomes new director of development

JFS Orlando is excited to introduce Aaron Bernstein, its new director of development. “Aaron brings with him a wide array of experience and knowledge in the nonprofit sector and the business world,...

 

Calling all promising young actors

The Rosen JCC’s Town Square is excited to announce a partnership with Little Radical Theatrics of Orlando. Little Radical Theatrics is creating a new theater program which values diversity, education and community. They offer Youth Theater...

 
 By Faygie Holt    News    May 28, 2021

Pro-Palestinians assault Jewish diners in Los Angeles

(JNS) — The Anti-Defamation League is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of men who assaulted patrons at a Los Angeles restaurant on Tuesday night in what is being looked at as a hate crime. “We are outraged over repor...

 
 By World Israel News    News    May 28, 2021

Hamas official: Ceasefire will last, but 'Israel has no right to exist'

A senior Hamas leader who helped found the Iran-backed terror group in Gaza came out of hiding, saying that while he thinks the recent ceasefire will hold, his organization remains totally committed to replacing Israel with a Palestinian state, Sky...

 

Netanyahu to ambassadors: 'We target our enemies with great precision'

(JNS)— Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu emphasized to foreign diplomats that the Israel Defense Forces go to great lengths to target its enemies with great precision and to avoid collateral damage. Speaking to more than 70 diplomatic...

 

Israeli ambassador Erdan to Tlaib: 'Open your eyes' to reality on Temple Mount

(JNS) — Israeli Ambassador to the United States Gilad Erdan called out Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) on Monday after she tweeted a defamatory post against the Jewish state. On Twitter, she wrote: “Al-Aqsa is the 3rd holiest site in Islam, &...

 
 By David Harris    Opinions    May 28, 2021

Responding to Senator Bernie Sanders

In the The New York Times (May 14), U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders wrote an essay entitled “The U.S. Must Support an Evenhanded Approach in the Middle East” (and, unusually, 24 hours later, retitled “The U.S. Must Stop Being an Apologist for...

 
 By Jim Shipley    Opinions    May 28, 2021

Jews and BLM

By Jim Shipley Did it start with George Floyd? Back to Michael Brown? Has it been hidden in the police files of dozens of municipalities for years? Statistics are proving as they have for decades that, yes, we are still a racist society at heart....

 
 By Mel Pearlman    Opinions    May 28, 2021

Sheikh Jarrah: Property dispute or provocation to war?

As Hamas creates a war crime with every rocket it fires into Israel solely for the purpose of killing civilians, a biased media, along with supposedly creditable human rights organizations, BDS backers, Students for Justice in Palestine and naive pro...

 

A disaster for J Street?

(JNS) — Everything about the murder of Israeli teenager Yehuda Guetta shatters the myths and lies that are used by groups like J Street to promote the Palestinian cause. In a fair world, the killing and its aftermath would be an utter...

 

Tell us, Europe, what should Israel do?

(JNS) — So tell me, what should Israel do? You, who march through the streets of Italy, the U.K. or Germany with Palestinian flags and shout slogans accusing Israel of crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing, as well as being an apartheid...

 

When it comes to Israel, Biden's actions speak louder than words

For the first few days after Hamas started raining thousands of rockets on Israel — all of them aimed at civilians — Biden kept silent. Finally, on Wednesday, Biden said “my expectation and hope is that this will be closing down sooner than lat...

 

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 Cnaan Liphshiz    News    May 28, 2021

Across Europe - mass protests and riots

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — Many thousands of people protested against Israel in major European cities over the weekend as the latest Israel-Gaza conflict reached new heights. Several events featuring antisemitic rhetoric and rioting. In Brussels, London...

 
 By June Hersh    Features    May 28, 2021

This blintz recipe survived the Holocaust

(JTA) — Blintzes are one of Shavuot’s most popular dishes. Long associated with Ashkenazi cooking, the light and airy hug of the blintz pancake envelops pillowy fillings such as whipped...

 

Charles Grodin, Jewish comic actor, dies at 86

(JTA) - Charles Grodin, the deadpan Jewish comic actor who starred in such blockbuster films as "The Heartbreak Kid" and the children's movie "Beethoven," died Tuesday at his home in Wilton,...

 
 By Alex Traiman    Opinions    May 28, 2021

'AP,' 'Al Jazeera' and the mainstream media are tools in Hamas's war against Israel

(JNS) - Journalists are expressing their outrage that the 12-story Al-Jalaa building housing the Gaza headquarters of Associated Press and Al Jazeera was targeted during retaliatory Israeli...

 

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...

 
 By Gloria Yousha    Features    May 28, 2021

Scene Around

How lucky I am ... I've had five careers in my life so far... wife, mother, dancer, singer and journalist. Of course, the most important were wife and mother! Especially, the way my husband of 55...

 

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