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Israeli victims of 1972 Olympic massacre honored at Tokyo opener

Forty-nine years after the 1972 massacre of Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics, Friday's opening ceremony for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics included, for the first time, an official commemoration of th...

 
 By Jackie Monaghan    News    July 30, 2021

Revised civics and Holocaust education standards approved in Florida

(ORLANDO, FL) – Investing two years of research and commitment, Laurie Cardoza-Moore, founder and president of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations, is grateful as both Civics and Holocaust Standards...

 

Rabbi David Kay Day in Maitland

This Saturday, July 31, is Rabbi David Kay Day in Maitland, and especially at Congregation Ohev Shalom. The City of Maitland proclaimed Rabbi David Kay Day in honor of Rabbi Kay's 17 years of dedicate...

 

Ben & Jerry's to freeze sales

(JNS) — Ben & Jerry’s announced on Monday that it will end sales of its ice-cream in Judea and Samaria In a statement posted on the company’s website, the ice-cream brand said that it believes “it is inconsistent with our values for Ben & Jer...

 
 By Dexter Van Zile    News    July 30, 2021

Anti-Israel trouble in Orlando

(The Algemeiner) - Alan Kornman is a documentarian who records what takes place at anti-Israel rallies in and around the city of Orlando, Florida. He keeps a low profile, and aside from asking a quest...

 

The Jewish Pavilion serves under-served seniors

This past year, in bringing gift bags to all Jewish seniors in facilities, occasionally there were a few bags left over. Director Nancy Ludin requested those bags go to Jewish seniors not in these...

 

Hebrew reading crash course in Orlando

According to a survey by the Pew Research Center, only half of American Jews (52 percent) can read Hebrew. To fill this gap in Jewish education, the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute has developed Read it in Hebrew, an innovative Hebrew reading course...

 
 By Dmitriy Shapiro    News    July 30, 2021

Lapid to CUFI conference: Israel grateful for unequivocal support during Gaza conflict

(JNS) — In a video address to the 2021 summit of Christians United for Israel, Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid on Monday expressed his appreciation to the largest pro-Israel organization in the United States for their ongoing support — most...

 

Israeli scientists identify 3 existing drugs that can eliminate COVID-19

Hebrew University of Jerusalem studies published in a pair of medical journals suggest that already-existing drugs can be repurposed to fight Covid, the Hebrew-language news sites reported Monday.  The studies give fresh optimism that a solution to...

 
 By Howard Blas    News    July 30, 2021

'Allez, allez!' Shouts of enthusiasm, encouragement as Israelis tackle Tour de France

(JNS) - When Belgian professional road and cyclo-cross racer Wout van Aert took the 21st and final stage of the Tour de France and Slovenian cyclist Tadej Pogačar won the overall 2021 Tour de...

 

Two rockets fired from Lebanon into Israel

(JNS) — The Israel Defense Forces shelled targets in Lebanon on Tuesday morning after two rockets were launched from Southern Lebanon at northern Israel on Monday night. Israel’s Iron Dome air-defense system downed one of the rockets, while the...

 

Two dates + two narratives = zero peace

By I woke up to the echoes of the Islamic prayers through the Judean mountains that were both beautiful and haunting. Living here among Palestinian Arab Moslems I hear the call to prayer daily, five times a day, but today was different. Today the...

 
 By Mel Pearlman    Opinions    July 30, 2021

The bitter taste of Ben & Jerry's ice cream

Lately, the delicious flavors of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream have started to taste very bitter. Could it be the sudden introduction of antisemitic ingredients into the recipe have contaminated a great American product along with the story of a great...

 
 By Jim Shipley    Opinions    July 30, 2021

Anti-Israel equals antisemitism

There was a time that negative stereotypes flourished on major networks. “Amos and Andy” was a parody on Black Americans. Their parts were played on radio with white actors putting on exaggerated Black accents. A group of African Americans were...

 

From the editor's desk: Don't blame Unilever for Ben & Jerry's decision to boycott

Unilever, Ltd., is a British multinational consumer goods company. They own over 400 brands. The conglomerate bought Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream in 2001. Owners Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield relinquished managerial control of the company, but...

 
 By Farley Weiss    Opinions    July 30, 2021

The Biden administration's public hypocrisy about privacy

(JNS) — The Biden administration is telling Israel that disagreements between them should remain private. Its double standard, like its hypocrisy, is astounding. Washington had no problem, for example, publicly criticizing Israel’s decision to...

 

A year with too much to mourn

(JNS) — It may have been discouraging, but the dismal turnout for a national rally that was supposed to bring Jews together against antisemitism was also an appropriate reminder of the greatest challenge facing them. A week before Tisha B’Av ...

 

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....

 

How The Jewish Capital Alliance Of Central Florida, the unknown 'community asset,' started

Throughout the coming year, The Heritage will run a half page insertion featuring an organization that has used the Jewish Capital Alliance of Central Florida to attain its chartered goals. Each of th...

 

Fashion podcaster apologizes for calling interviewee a 'JAP'

By Ben Sales (JTA) — Recho Omondi, a fashion podcaster who was accused of antisemitism for comments in a recent interview she conducted with a Jewish writer, has posted a lengthy apology to her listeners. “I owe the Jewish community and anyone el...

 

Major teachers' unions are pushing the pro-Palestinian cause - and receiving major pushback

(JTA) - Public school unions in the U.S. are increasingly becoming a hotbed of Israel discourse, with the largest teachers' union becoming the latest organized body to deliberate measures that censure...

 

Scene Around

More famous Jews... Comic Lenny Bruce once said "To me, if you live in New York City or any other big city, you are Jewish. It doesn't matter, even if you're Catholic, if you live in New York City...

 
 By Ashley Fisak    News    July 30, 2021

The Jewish Pavilion's first Summer Soiree at Dillards

Sunday night, July 11, the Jewish Pavilion had its first Summer Soiree fundraiser at Dillards department store. The night was full of wonderful conversation, food, and shopping, and a great way to...

 
 By Shira Hanau    News    July 30, 2021

A Jewish studies professor and her cheesesteak-loving husband are behind Rochester's new kosher 'butcher shop'

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (JTA) - Rob Nipe and Nora Rubel hadn't anticipated selling out of pastrami on their opening day. But when you have a  vegan butcher shop certified kosher and open up just a few blocks...

 

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