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Jewish history shows the consequences of tolerating police brutality

NEW YORK (JTA) - "Pray for the welfare of the state," Rabbi Hanina writes, "for if it were not for the fear thereof, people would swallow each other alive." As cities around the nation burn with...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    June 12, 2020

Grassroots effort to make 'Never Again' resound in classrooms across America

(JNS) - Amid the rise in anti-Semitism in the United States and abroad, U.S. President Donald Trump signed the Never Again Education Act into law as part of Jewish American Heritage Month, one month a...

 
 By Yori Yalon    Features    June 12, 2020

May wave of new aliyah requests

(Israel Hayom via JNS) — May saw the highest number of American and Canadian Jews requesting to make aliyah through the Nefesh B’Nefesh organization since it was founded in 2002, according to numbers obtained by Israel Hayom. The figures indic...

 

AIPAC cancels 2021 policy conference

(JNS) — The annual AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., has been canceled for 2021 due to issues concerning the coronavirus, announced the pro-Israel lobby’s president, Betsy Berns Korn, in a mass email on Sunday. “On behalf of the...

 

Virtual events from the Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center

Combatting racism The Holocaust Center is announcing a multi-faceted approach to educating and empowering all people to combat prejudice and bigotry. The main vehicle will be the unveiling of a new...

 

Tour Jaffa from your recliner

The Roth Family JCC is hosting a unique virtual tour through Jaffa, one of the oldest port cities in the world. Led by tour guide Rotem Bazar, stroll the alleys of Jaffa and talk about the city's...

 

A spectacular JNF fundraiser - answer the call

ORLANDO, FL — As Jewish National Fund-USA continues to support Israel’s immediate needs in response to the global health pandemic, the organization is preparing to phone thousands of supporters in Northern Florida as part of its June 14...

 

Teachers Zoomed in to annual Teachers' Institute

Last week, President Trump signed into law the “Never Again Education Act,” which expands the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s education programming to teachers nationwide and requires the museum to develop and disseminate resources to improve...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    June 12, 2020

Breaking China: A rupture looms between Israel and the United States

WASHINGTON (JTA) - Israel's announcement last week that an Israeli consortium would build Sorek 2, the world's largest desalination plant, surprised many who had been watching the deal: The contract h...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    June 12, 2020

Jewish, pro-Israel groups express outrage over death of George Floyd, concern about rioting

(JNS) — Jewish and pro-Israel organizations have expressed outrage over the death of African-American George Floyd, 46, who died on May 25 in the custody of Minneapolis police. Police officer Derek Chauvin put his left knee on Floyd’s neck for...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    June 12, 2020

Is George Soros funding George Floyd protests?

(JTA) — Right-wing conspiracy theorists are increasingly claiming that George Soros is funding recent protests and riots across the United States in the aftermath of the George Floyd killing. According to the Anti-Defamation League, “aggressive l...

 

Listen; don't be silent; be compassionate

By David Bornstein It’s been a long time since the last Good Word column, but I find myself driven — compelled — to write something during these painful, difficult days. I don’t want this to...

 
 By Mel Pearlman    Opinions    June 12, 2020

All bets are off! Really?

On May 5, 2020, Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority, the body that governs the lives of more than 95 percent of the Arab population living In Judea and Samaria, made a speech in Arabic before an Arab audience. That speech was...

 

The LA pogrom that no Jewish organization will talk about

By Daniel Greenfield After the end of Shavuot, the holiday in which Jewish people joyfully commemorate the giving of the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai, the Jewish community of Los Angeles concluded it by the new ritual of going to clean off the...

 

How white Jews can support black people right now

ATLANTA (JTA) — I’m a black reverend whose grandfather marched with King and Heschel. A lot of my Jewish friends are asking me how they can help and what needs to be done regarding the killing and lynching of individuals and families in the...

 
 By JFGO    Opinions    June 12, 2020

Statement by Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando leaders on the death of George Floyd

By JFGO  We at the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando and its Jewish Community Relations Council are heartbroken and outraged over the death of George Floyd, an African American man, at the hands of a white Minneapolis police officer....

 

The JFGO/JCRC statement misses the mark again

Dear Editor: The June 3, 2020, statement from the Jewish Federation and Jewish Community Relations Council regarding the murder of George Floyd, does not speak for me. There is no question George Floyd was the victim of gross police brutality by fo...

 

What's Happening

MORNING MINYANS (Please note, because of the coronavirus, all minyans have been canceled or held virtually.) Chabad of South Orlando — Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. and 10 minutes before sunset; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday, 8:15 a.m., 407-354-3660.... Full story

 

Some 200,000 Israelis have had COVID-19, new study shows

By Maytal Yasur Beit-Or (JNS) — According to a new study by Tel Aviv University in conjunction with Magen David Adom and the Israeli Health Ministry’s Center for Disease Control, some 2.5 percent of Israel’s population, or some 200,000 people,...

 

Challah - a delight for the soul

By Marilyn Shapiro Every Friday afternoon since the corona virus has turned our world upside down, I have been baking fresh challah. I revel in the process: the measuring, the gradual rising, and espe...

 

The real story of the spy who saved Israel

By Lenore Richman Roland Thirty-two years ago, I watched "The Impossible Spy," a 90-minute film, released on HBO On Demand. It introduced to the Western world the real story of Eli Cohen, an Israeli...

 

Scene Around

Here We Go Again! (Written by me.) Oh heavens No! Another poem! Enough already with staying home, I'm tired of cooking my own dinner, (A meal at Outback is a winner!) Amusement Parks are open now, As...

 

These German Jewish pastries are like rugelach - but better

By Joanna O'Leary Don't you dare call them Jewish sticky buns. This rolled pastry laced with sugar, raisins, and ground nuts so named for its spiral shape (schnecken is German for "snail") is...

 

Using DNA technology, Israeli researchers discern new clues to piece together Dead Sea Scrolls

(JNS) - Using DNA technology, Israeli researchers have uncovered new clues about the origins of the Dead Sea Scrolls, providing a new glimpse into Jewish life during the final days of the Second Templ...

 

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