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Orlando Jewish groups respond to shooting with sadness, calls to action

Jewish groups in Orlando responded to the mass shooting attack at the Pulse nightclub with messages of sadness and sympathy, and calls to action. "The Jewish community has been impacted many times by... Full story

 By Elizabeth Kratz    News    June 17, 2016

Trump's Israel adviser, Jason Greenblatt, could play a history-altering role

It's not really a question of "how" Jason Greenblatt, the real estate transactions lawyer and son of Hungarian-Jewish immigrants who grew up in New York City's Queens borough, became a presidential... Full story


Mayors unite against anti-Semitism

Washington, D.C.—A two-page American Jewish Committee ad in June 6’s Wall Street Journal lists the 508 U.S. and European mayors and municipal leaders who have signed on to its Mayors United Against Anti-Semitism initiative, pledging to combat... Full story

 By Noga Tarnopolsky    News    June 17, 2016

Israeli security experts on Orlando

Omar Mateen had left a long and worrisome trail much before he stunned the world with the mass murder of 49 men and women at an Orlando nightclub For the past nine years, the 29-year-old New... Full story

 By Ben Sales    News    June 17, 2016

For Israel and the Palestinians, the peace plans just keep coming

(JTA)-Here a plan, there a plan, everywhere a peace plan. Conditions in Israel and the Palestinian Authority may not exactly seem conducive to peace-Israel just formed what may be its most... Full story


Headlines are the battleground as global media distort Tel Aviv terror attack

By Alina Dain Sharon JNS.org After four Israelis were killed on June 8 in a Palestinian terrorist shooting at the Sarona market in Tel Aviv, many international media outlets came under fire for... Full story


Liberian president looks to strengthen ties in Israel

(JNS.org)-Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is in Israel for a week-long visit to strengthen relations between the two countries. "Throughout my visit with my delegation we wanted to learn... Full story


House overwhelmingly passes resolution urging Germany to increase aid for survivors

WASHINGTON (JTA)—The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a resolution urging Germany to increase funding for Holocaust survivors. The nonbinding resolution, which passed by a vote of 363-0 on Tuesday, urges Germany to “ensure... Full story


Soccer fun at the Citrus Bowl

Temple Israel members are inviting members, friends and, in fact, the entire Jewish community to join them in enjoying a women's soccer game on Sunday, July 10 at 5 p.m. at the Citrus Bowl. The... Full story


Learning tzedekah early in life

In May, Pre-K children from Room 11 at The Roth Family JCC of Greater Orlando's Richard S. Adler Early Childhood Learning Center presented nursing students at Florida Hospital with money they raised... Full story

 By Ben Cohen    Opinions    June 17, 2016

The difficult and important task of commemorating Iraqi Jewry's Farhud

Every Iraqi Jew has a tale to tell about the Farhud, the two-day pogrom that befell the Jews of Baghdad 75 years ago in June 1941. In the case of my own family, it was a matter of heeding the advice of a Muslim business colleague of my grandfather,... Full story


Tel Aviv terror attack shatters five myths

The June 8 terrorist massacre in Tel Aviv exposed all five of the major myths that cloud discussions of Israel and the Palestinians. Myth #1: “The problem is the settlements” This was not a massacre of “settlers.” The attack did not take... Full story


We can love Jerusalem as Jews without taunting its Muslims

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (JTA)—Normally, to quote the famous song, “I love a parade.” Except when I don’t. This weekend was the celebration of the 49th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem during the Six-Day War. The anniversary was... Full story


A Real World Lesson Plan

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” Long before Emma Lazarus’ quote was mounted on a pedestal plaque for the Statue of Liberty, “Native Americans” were immigrants to what became American soil.... Full story


It's not politics, it is terrorism

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton both harshly condemned the recent bloody terror attack in Tel Aviv. Clinton stated in a statement, “I condemn the heinous terrorist attack... Full story

 By Ben Suster    Opinions    June 17, 2016

Zionist: One who believes in the right to flourish in Israel

“It’s the state of Israel I’m against, not the Jewish people.” A mere justification to continue pushing an irrational narrative. “I’m anti-Zionist, not anti-Semitic.” A clarification to dispel any notion that one can discriminate agains... Full story


What's Happening

MORNING AND EVENING MINYANS (Call synagogue to confirm time.) 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. Congregation Ahavas Yisrael—Monday—Friday, 7:30 a.... Full story

 By Ron Kampeas    News    June 17, 2016

Three Jewish takeaways from Bernie Sanders' run for president

(JTA)-Hillary Clinton is the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, The Associated Press reported Monday. With more super delegates telling the AP they're committed to her, Clinton now has... Full story


In remote Madagascar, a new community chooses to be Jewish

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (JTA)-A nascent Jewish community was officially born in Madagascar last month when 121 men, women and children underwent Orthodox conversions on the remote Indian Ocean... Full story


Scene Around

Will it NEVER end?... We've all heard and repeated the saying "Never Again" referring to the Holocaust. Correct words... but unfortunately, it will take more than words to stop the rise of anti-Semiti... Full story


Boycott Israel? New York will boycott you

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued the first executive order in the country that forces state entities to drop investments linked to boycotts of Israel. The Democratic governor expects state agencies... Full story


Seeking Kin: Finding 3 Auschwitz inmates miraculously saved from death

By Hillel Kuttler The "Seeking Kin" column aims to help reunite long-lost friends and relatives. (JTA)-For over six decades, Chaim Schwimmer has thrown a kiddush every Simchat Torah, but it's not only... Full story


Makeup tutorial parody has the world chuckling

ISRAEL21c-YouTube makeup tutorials are extremely popular. New videos are constantly being added to the online library of how-to demos for covering blemishes and attaching false eyelashes. So when a... Full story


U.S. statement in Pollard case

(JTA)—The U.S. government can file a classified statement to the court in the case of Jonathan Pollard’s strict parole limitations, a federal judge has ruled. Pollard’s attorneys, who are trying to have the limitations eased, would not be... Full story

 By Debra Kamin    Features    June 17, 2016

Jewish superheroes-fully human and totally inspiring

TEL AVIV (JTA)-Say the words "Jewish" and "superhero" together in a sentence, and most people will likely think of Gal Gadot, the dark-haired former Miss Israel who's better known these days as... Full story


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