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Sheloshim service for Pulse victims

During the June 19 vigil at Lake Eola Park, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer called on the Orlando community to continue to remember those who died at the Pulse nightclub at the hands of a terrorist by... Full story


Can 'open source jihad' be stopped? Israeli conference searches for solutions

It was Oct. 27, 2015, shortly after 10 a.m. Two terrorists from the Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabel Mukaber boarded an Egged bus in the East Talpiot area. One was armed with a gun, the other with a knife. They started shooting and stabbing... Full story


Elie Wiesel dies at 87

(JTA)—Elie Wiesel, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and activist against racism who survived the Holocaust, died on Saturday, July 2, 2016, of natural causes at the age of 87. Eliezer “Elie” Wiesel was born on Sept. 30, 1928, in the Romanian town... Full story


Singing at Fenway

A new Jewish community resident snowbird, Bill Squires of Windermere and Massachusetts, sang 'G-d Bless America' during the seventh inning stretch at the Boston Red Sox-Seattle Mariners baseball game... Full story

 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    July 8, 2016

Brexit splits UK from Europe and Labour from its party leader

(JTA)-Only a week ago, Jeremy Corbyn seemed to have survived his biggest public relations debacle as the leader of Britain's Labour Party: the proliferation of anti-Semitic rhetoric among its... Full story


Israel and Turkey restore ties after six-year rift

(JNS.org) Israel and Turkey have agreed to normalize ties after a six-year rift in their diplomatic relationship. “Israel and Turkey are two major regional powers,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. “The disconnect between us... Full story


Grayson introduces new assault weapons ban

WASHINGTON D.C.-In the wake of the Pulse Nightclub shooting, the worst mass shooting in our nation's history, Rep. Alan Grayson (FL-09) has introduced the Freedom From Fear Act that will reinstate... Full story


#OrlandoUnited A Winter Park tribute

For those who may not be able to attend the Sunday evening event sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council, on Tuesday, July 12, the City of Winter Park will host #OrlandoUnited, A Winter Park Tribute on the one-month anniversary, from... Full story


There are many ways to support JFS Orlando

Wish List To better serve the community, JFS Orlando is always in need of the following items: • AED machine • Art supplies (crayons, play-dough, paint, sand, etc.) • Board games • Can openers • Coloring/activity books • Commercial paper... Full story


Family Summer Schmooze at Ohev Shalom

The entire Jewish community is invited to a Family Summer Schmooze at Congregation Ohev Shalom in Maitland on Wednesday, July 13. The event is an opportunity for COS families to reconnect over the summer, welcome COS friends and prospective members... Full story


Why not Al Franken?

(JTA)—Last week Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) said that if Hillary Clinton asked him to be her running mate, he’d take the job. “If Hillary Clinton came to me and said, ‘Al, I really need you to be my vice president, to run with me,’ I would... Full story

 By Rafael Medoff    Opinions    July 8, 2016

'Poisoning' accusations are a Palestinian tradition

Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas must be surprised at the international outcry over his accusation this week that Israeli rabbis are plotting to poison Arab wells. After all, Abbas and his colleagues have been making similar allegat... Full story


Not all pleasant in Promised Land

Our flight returning from Europe occurred with the news of a multiple terror attack on the Istanbul airport, which has so far produced more than 40 deaths and 260 injuries. No organization has claimed credit, but the betting is on the Islamic State,... Full story


Democrats planning to condemn Palestinian Authority?

In a remarkable turnaround, Democratic Party activists who are known to be pro-Palestinian are calling on their party’s platform committee to condemn the Palestinian Authority (PA).  Or am I misreading something? Two pro-Palestinian members of... Full story

 By David Suissa    Opinions    July 8, 2016

The 'occupation' that kills Jews

It’s not the disputed occupation of the West Bank that convinced a 17-year-old Palestinian teenager to stab a 13-year-old Jewish girl to death while she was sleeping.  Rather, it’s the corrosive and longtime occupation of Palestinian hearts and... Full story


Looking at Orlando from Jerusalem

Recently I visited with Christian friends from Orlando in Jerusalem. We connected some time ago and became immediate friends, sharing our respective faiths, reverence for God, and love for Israel. They are frequent visitors, know Israel well, and we... 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... Full story


Understanding the 'human evolution' of a Hamas terror leader's son

Mosab Hassan Yousef, the son of Hamas terrorist leader Sheikh Hassan Yousef and author of a 2011 New York Times bestseller memoir, recently re-emerged in news headlines when he spoke at the annual... Full story


Drug abuse, shame and the Holocaust figure in film about family of notorious Dutch lawyers

AMSTERDAM (JTA)-In a country where 75 percent of Jews were murdered in the Holocaust, the Moszkowicz family of lawyers stood out as a unique Jewish success story. Descended from Max Moszkowicz, a... Full story

 By JTA    News    July 8, 2016

Natan Sharansky: There is no future for Jews in France

PARIS-Arab immigration to France and deep-seated anti-Semitism in that country mean French Jews have no future there, the head of the Jewish Agency for Israel said. Natan Sharansky made this declarati... Full story

 By Gloria Yousha    Features    July 8, 2016

Scene Around

Shades of Jack Benny... Everyone who remembers beloved comedian, JACK BENNY, remembers that he always claimed to be 39 years old. (Well mentally, maybe). Anyway, I believe that's where the Jewish... Full story

 By Ben Sales    Features    July 8, 2016

Jewish groups putting up a fight against growing opioid epidemic

NEW YORK (JTA)-Eve Goldberg's son, Isaac, was in a panic. He had to get out of college. Isaac Goldberg Volkmar had been at the University of Rhode Island for less than a semester in 2009 when he... Full story

 By Pam Ruben    Features    July 8, 2016

Tidbits from the Sandwich Generation: Should I stay or should I go?

By Pamela Ruben A few days ago our youngest flew the coop, and was off to college without so much as a look back. His newly empty-nesting parents made up for his lack of nostalgia with a few tears... Full story



Louis Finkelstein, age 94, of Longwood, passed away on June 26, 2016, at Brookdale at Island Court in Longwood. A native of Lodz, Poland, he was born on March 11, 1922, and was a survivor of the Shoah. After immigrating to Canada, he did what was... Full story

 By Alex Ulam    News    July 8, 2016

Auschwitz really happened-and this artsy architecture exhibit proves it

VENICE, Italy (JTA)-It's been more than 50 years since the Nuremberg trials, yet proving the Holocaust actually happened remains an ongoing project. Why? For one, the Nazis covered their tracks,... Full story


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