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These are the Jewish victims of the Surfside building collapse

This article will be updated as more names are identified by authorities in Florida. (JTA) - The Champlain Towers South building collapse is a national tragedy, one that has claimed nearly 20 lives...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    July 9, 2021

New Israeli Diaspora minister travels to comfort Jews in Surfside

SURFSIDE, Fla. (JTA) - Nachman Shai's first visit to the United States as Israel's new minister for Diaspora affairs was not under normal circumstances. "In hard times, in times of disaster, we have...

 

CF Hillel strikes Gold

Hunter Gold was selected to be the next executive director of Central Florida Hillel and will be starting on July 28. Originally from Long Island, he moved to Florida for college, and has maintained...

 
 By Howard Blas    News    July 9, 2021

Tour de France's Israeli team tested

By (JNS) — Days before the start of the annual Tour de France, cycling’s most prestigious race, the Israeli national team’s star rider and four-time winner of the event, Chris Froome, was enthusiastic and optimistic. Froome has been working...

 
 By David Isaac    News    July 9, 2021

Miriam Adelson donates 150 lifesaving 'ambucycles' to United Hatzalah

(JNS) Passersby were treated to a striking sight outside Jerusalem's City Hall on Tuesday. One-hundred and fifty bright orange "ambucycles" – motorcycles and scooters equipped with lifesaving...

 
 By Christine DeSouza    News    July 9, 2021

Back on stage with a humorous theatrical show

Who thought the topic of the Dead Sea Scrolls could be so entertaining? Natural story-teller Kenneth Hanson, Ph.D., as done just that. In addition to being an associate professor of Judaic Studies at...

 

Kindergarten at the Rosen JCC

The Rosen JCC is known for their Early Childhood Learning Center program. For years their mission has been to guide children in their development of social, emotional, academic, creative, cultural...

 

Dig out those family favorites for the JFS Orlando summer recipe raffle

JFS Orlando is pleased to announce its first-ever Summer Recipe Raffle! Starting July 7 through Aug. 18, JFS will be raffling out a different prize every week with a final Grand Prize at the end of...

 

Israeli foreign minister opens UAE Embassy: 'The Middle East is our home, we're here to stay'

(JNS) - Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid flew to the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday in a historic first official visit by an Israeli minister to the Gulf State. "What we are doing here today...

 
 By Israel Kasnett    News    July 9, 2021

Former ambassador Gold: World powers must work to prevent Iran's quest for hegemony

(JNS) — “Iran will never get a nuclear weapon on my watch.” At least this is what U.S. President Joe Biden told Israeli President Reuven Rivlin during his visit to the White House on Monday. Biden also reportedly said Israel has the right to...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    July 9, 2021

Putin holds up Israel as a model of unity for Ukrainians and Russians

(JTA) — Vladimir Putin clearly likes to talk about Jews and Israel. This time he suggested that Israel offered a good model for his designs on Ukraine. The Russian president’s previous remarks about Jews include the joke he told at a panel on ene...

 

The left slides into acceptance of antisemitism

(JNS) — As far as some of Israel’s most vicious critics were concerned, it was the sort of thing that gave their critiques of Zionism a bad name. It was difficult to pretend that the decision of organizers of a Philadelphia food festival to disin...

 

Abortion's Juneteenth

Sometimes it takes time to get there, but as history shows, in the end, level heads prevail and justice is served. And so on that note, we say it’s wonderful that there is finally national recognition of the end of slavery in the U.S. with...

 

American Jews know antisemitism when they see it

(JNS) — While the Jewish left keeps trying to convince us that most anti-Israel hatred is not antisemitism, a new poll has found that a large majority of American Jews see things such more clearly. The poll, sponsored by the Anti-Defamation...

 
 By Ben Shapiro    Opinions    July 9, 2021

Movement against critical race theory is deeply necessary

(JNS) — According to the establishment media, critical race theory, or CRT, is a distraction. It is a right-wing smear. It is a conservative attempt to quash the dark side of American history. Most of all, according to the establishment media, you...

 
 By Rachel Huss    Opinions    July 9, 2021

The Silence is deafening: What it feels like to be a Millenial/Cusp Gen Z American Jew

I preface this piece by acknowledging that I do not pit one group’s injustice against another. This piece does not diminish the injustice and pain felt by other minorities. I want to open your eyes to the way I, and many others, feel right now....

 

Jews are there for others, but why don't Jews fight for Jews?

Dear Editor: As a Yankee from Pennsylvania moving to Ormond Beach, Fla., perhaps I did not experience the same culture shock as did Heritage columnist Jim Shipley’s move to Louisiana. Wherever I lived, with the exception of Israel for 12 years, I...

 

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....

 

Surfside condo demolished ahead of tropical storm

(JNS) - Controlled explosives on Sunday brought down the rest of the condominium in Surfside, Fla., that collapsed on June 24, leaving more than 140 people dead or missing. The confirmed death toll...

 

Israelis fight despair while aiding survivors, rescuers in Surfside

(Israel21C via JNS) - "I saw in the news that you were coming from Israel for us, and I was waiting for you," said a tearful young woman in Surfside, Florida, to members of the Psychotrauma and...

 
 By Shira Hanau    Features    July 9, 2021

Rabbi addicted to opioids uses his experience to help his congregants

(JTA) - For Rabbi Michael Perice, the hardest thing about counseling congregants who have family members dealing with addiction had been holding back his own experience with substance abuse. "I...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    July 9, 2021

Rutgers' Hillel director is worried about Jewish student life as he leaves

(JTA) - As he ends his tenure as the director of the largest Hillel in the country after 20 years in the post, Andrew Getraer says Jews at Rutgers University face a reality out of Dickens: the best...

 
 By Gloria Yousha    Features    July 9, 2021

Scene Around

Brilliant and Jewish ... Jonas Salk was an American virologist and medical researcher who developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. He was born in New York City and attended the City Colle...

 
 By Matt Hanson    Features    July 9, 2021

Sarah Aroeste uses the power of Sephardic music to revitalize a lost Jewish community

At the turn of the 20th century, the city of Monastir, present-day Bitola in North Macedonia, was home to the country's largest Jewish community, 11,000 people. That's about half of the current Jewish...

 

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