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Banner flown over Ben & Jerry's Vermont headquarters makes a bold statement

(BURLINGTON, VT) - The Israeli-American Council flew a banner over Ben & Jerry's factory and global headquarters in South Burlington, VT, reading "Serve Ice Cream, Not Hate," the social media...

 
 By David Isaac    News    August 6, 2021

Iranian dissident delegation visits Israel in historic first, meets with Foreign Ministry

(JNS) - It was billed as the first Iranian delegation to Israel since the fall of the Shah 42 years earlier. Six Iranian Muslim dissidents, forced to leave their homeland decades ago and who made thei...

 

COS welcomes Rabbi Murray Ezring

On the first Shabbat of August, Friday the 6th and Saturday the 7th, Congregation Ohev Shalom welcomes a new rabbi on its Bima. Rabbi Murray Ezring will serve as spiritual leader of COS, guiding the...

 
 By Josh Plank    News    August 6, 2021

Ben & Jerry proud of boycott

Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, the American Jewish businessmen who founded Ben & Jerry's Homemade Holdings in 1978, said in a New York Times guest essay on Wednesday that they "unequivocally...

 
 By JNS    News    August 6, 2021

On ever more hostile campuses, CAMERA teaches strategies to combat anti-Israel hate

(JNS) - Dozens of college students from the United States, the United Kingdom, Israel and elsewhere gathered online for the annual CAMERA on Campus conference aimed at empowering young adults to be...

 

A roof over head and food on her plate thanks to JFS Orlando

Eve has always been determined and motivated to find a better situation for herself and her two sons. "You just can't give up," she said. She has always believed that good things are supposed to happe...

 

COS surprises Rabbi Kay with a special day

During a special breakfast meeting, Rabbi David Kay of Congregation Ohev Shalom was surprised when he was told that the City of Maitland was honoring him with Rabbi David Kay Day, which was Saturday,...

 
 By Yaakov Lappin    News    August 6, 2021

The deceptive nature of current quiet in the West Bank

(JNS) — A recent mass arrest of Hamas members in the West Bank offers a glimpse into the deceptive nature of the ongoing quiet in the area and how hard the terror organization based in the Gaza Strip is working to puncture the relative calm. At...

 
 By Emily Burack    News    August 6, 2021

These Jewish athletes have won medals at the Tokyo Olympics

(JTA) — The Jewish highlights of the Tokyo Olympics kicked off with Jewish basketball superstar Sue Bird serving as one of Team USA’s two flag bearers at the opening ceremony, a huge honor. The lasting accolades, though, are the medals that...

 

50 CUNY professors leave faculty union over anti-Israel resolution

(JNS) — A substantial number of professors from the City University of New York have resigned from their faculty union after it passed an anti-Israel resolution and said it would consider supporting the BDS movement. The Professional Staff...

 

Why are 'progressive Jews' defending Ben & Jerry's?

(JNS) — If you thought that American Jews were going to unite against discrimination in ice-cream sales, you were wrong. The decision of the Ben & Jerry’s company to “end sales of our ice-cream in ‘occupied Palestinian territories...

 

The Palestinian war on Israel is a war on truth

(FLAME via JNS) — There’s no doubt that Arabs have lived in the Holy Land for many hundreds of years. You can’t blame them for making claims to some of the land.  Arabs today control about 97 percent of the Middle East, and Palestinian Arabs...

 

Torah commands both love and vengeance - what's a Zionist to do?

KIBBUTZ HANNATON, Israel (New York Jewish Week via JTA) — Like Tikvah, one of the two main characters in my debut novel, “Hope Valley,” I moved to Israel out of Zionist ideology. Growing up, I went to Zionist schools and summer camps, where I...

 

The coming earthquake

(JNS) — Giant fissures are emerging from just beneath the earth’s surface throughout the Middle East and Israel is bracing for the inevitable eruption. The United States had better wake up, too, because the aftershocks will be felt here, and...

 

On Jewish weddings

Dear Editor: In major recent Jewish publications, much has been written on intermarriage. It is important to respect the love between two people and honor the choices couples make in their lives. With that said, I love Jewish weddings and soon 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....

 

Israeli farmers dump crops on major highways in protest

The Shmitah (Sabbatical) year is a little over a month away. Coincidentally, the Israeli Finance in coordination with the Agricultural Ministry, has introduced reforms that would enable more European produce to be imported into Israel creating unwa...

 

Record-breaking aliyah from North America projected for 2021, with 5,000 expected to make the Israel move

Leah and Yehuda Smolarcik are moving to Israel from Chicago with their four children this summer. The challenges over the past year and a half of COVID convinced them not to put off reaching for...

 
 By Dmitriy Shapiro    News    August 6, 2021

At CUFI gathering, Christians and Jews alike vow to fight BDS 'economic antisemitism'

(JNS) - If day one of the Christians United for Israel 2021 summit was about honoring Israel, the next day's focus at the organization's annual conference held this year in Dallas was a call to...

 

Birth Announcement - Lumi Lilly Des Islets

Scott and Rhonda Des Islets of St. Petersburg, Fla., formerly of Longwood, Fla., are pleased to announce the birth of their first grandchild, Lumi Lilly Des Islets. The proud parents are Derek and...

 

Scene Around

Some sad news ... Comedian Jackie Mason died. He was in his early 90s. Jackie Mason was born Yacov Moshe Hakohen Maza on June 9, 1928, (according to 1940 NYC census), in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, the...

 

49 cisterns tell the story of the destruction of the Temple, and much more

(Israel Hayom via JNS) - Like a well-kept secret, the cisterns of the Temple Mount are concealed, barred and padlocked by the Jerusalem Islamic Waqf. In ancient times, the cisterns refreshed pilgrims...

 

Iranian judo defector Mollaei dedicates Olympics silver medal to Israel

(JNS) - Iranian defector Saeid Mollaei, who now represents Mongolia, dedicated his silver medal to the State of Israel after the match on Tuesday at the Tokyo Olympics. "This medal is also dedicated...

 

Obituary - MICHAEL LIEB JESER

Submitted by the family. The Jeser family has lost its king, its hero. Michael Lieb Jeser was born on Jan. 28, 1976. On Shabbat Va’etchanan, July 24, 2021, Michael lost his four-year battle with... Full story

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    August 6, 2021

5 states are considering sanctions on Ben & Jerry's after West Bank pullout

(JTA) - It has been a question insiders have posed all week: Could Ben & Jerry's decision to stop selling its ice cream in the West Bank trigger many or all of the laws that U.S. states have...

 

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