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Rabbis in Judea teach the nations about the Feast of Tabernacles

Two rabbis located in Judea are spreading words of Torah to the nations, preparing the world for the Sukkot feast described by the prophet Zechariah in which all the nations will make a pilgrimage to...

 

A big thank you from Orlando's sister city, Kiryat Motzkin

The challenges that Coronavirus has brought us over the past six months make it easy to forget there are good things around us. One of these stories involves The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando...

 
 By Shira Hanau    News    October 2, 2020

Jewish COVID-19 second wave updates

NEW YORK (JTA) — After an initial first wave that devastated New York City’s Orthodox Jewish communities, the coronavirus is on the rise again. Meanwhile, Israelis are back under lockdown after new infections there reached crisis levels. As we di...

 

Nominate now for '8 Over 80'

The Kinneret Council on Aging is continuing with its tradition to honor eight remarkable people in our community, over the age of 80 who have made significant contributions to the Jewish and Central Florida community at the virtual 8 Over 80, on...

 

Explore archaeology, conversion, and politics through Temple Israel's fall Adult Education offerings

From biblical archaeology to religion and politics in Israel, Temple Israel has adult education opportunities covering a variety of interests this fall. On Tuesday, Oct. 6, Dr. Ken Hanson will give a...

 

Jewish seniors enjoyed Rosh Hashanah via technology

Even though the current pandemic has forced the Jewish Pavilion to curtail many of its services and programs that have been scheduled for the senior living facilities in the Orlando area, the...

 

JAO students observe Tashlich and clean up Lake Lily

On Friday, Sept. 25, students at Jewish Academy of Orlando observed Tashlich.  While the younger grades attended a service on campus, grades 3-5 observed Tashlich at Lake Lily. The program, attended...

 
 By Yaakov Lappin    News    October 2, 2020

Defense Minister Benny Gantz in Washington for talks to ensure Israel's military edge

(JNS) — In the wake of a reported U.S.-UAE deal in the works for the sale of F-35 fighter jets, Israel’s Defense Minister Benny Gantz departed for the United States on a brief 24-hour visit on Monday night, where he is scheduled to meet with...

 
 By Shira Hanau    News    October 2, 2020

Messages in Jewish New York City school parent chats advise against COVID testing to prevent shutdowns

(JTA) — Parents of students attending Jewish schools in New York City are being encouraged not to have their children tested for COVID-19 to prevent the schools from being shut down. On Thursday, this message made the rounds on WhatsApp, a popular...

 

US reimposes UN sanctions, adds new measures on Iran

(JNS) — The United States has reimposed United Nations sanctions on Iran, in addition to imposing “new sanctions and export control measures on 27 entities and individuals connected to Iran’s proliferation networks,” according to a statement...

 

RBG and how to save a corrosive political culture

(JNS) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Sept. 18, the eve of Rosh Hashanah, at the age of 87 was a symbol of female empowerment, as well as a renowned scholar and jurist. Though not religious, she was a proud Jew, and he...

 

History proves John Kerry wrong … again

(JNS) — Conventional wisdom took one on the chin last week when the Trump administration did what the establishment said couldn’t be done. No chin took a harder hit than former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s, when one clever social media...

 

Progressives are regressive

(JNS) — Progressives claim to represent the forces of change, reform and social justice. They say they care for the well-being of the voters. They allege that those who believe in the Constitution and Bill of Rights are cruel, and call them...

 

The Abraham Accords and the forgotten Mizrahi refugees

(JNS) — Following the signing of the peace deals between Israel, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, American Jewish leaders from prominent organizations such as the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations, the American Jewish...

 

Diplomacy built Israeli-Arab peace - the private sector will sustain it

(JTA) — Less than 100 years after Israel’s founding as the homeland for the Jewish people in 1948, the “Arab-Israeli conflict” appears to be winding down. The Sept. 15 White House ceremony celebrating a peace treaty between Israel and the...

 

Stop Trump-appointed justice seat from being filled

I will never forget where I was when I heard of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing.  Within hours of the announcement of her death Friday night, an outpouring of affection for the first Jewish woman appointed to the country’s...

 

What's Happening

MORNING MINYANS (Please note, because of the coronavirus, all minyans have been canceled or held virtually.) 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....

 
 By Ben Sales    News    October 2, 2020

Fox show called out Gingrich for his George Soros rhetoric

(JTA) — An exchange Wednesday on a Fox News show struck many as remarkable: Newt Gingrich, the former Republican House speaker, blamed “George Soros’ money” for violence in American cities before being shut down by two other panelists on “O...

 

Jewish groups react to passing of US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

(JNS) - Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first Jewish woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, died on Sept. 18 at the age of 87 at her home in Washington, D.C. Ginsburg, a heralded liberal judicial,...

 

What Justice Ginsburg taught us about the gift of time

(JTA) - As Jews in the United States prepared to light candles to welcome Rosh Hashanah, they were hit with the last terrible news of a terrible year: the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader...

 
 By Paul Shindman    News    October 2, 2020

Israel enters severe lockdown

A government-ordered nationwide lockdown was set to go into effect Friday as Health Ministry statistics showed that Israel’s coronavirus numbers had reached record levels. The education system and most non-essential businesses will be closed for...

 

Scene Around

She was special ... And she will go down in history, for sure. I refer to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who recently passed away. She was an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States....

 

Hillel student president included in diverse student groups appointed to President's Student Advisory Council

UCF's new President's Student Advisory Council has been selected, according to records obtained by Knight News, and one of the members is Emily Budin, president of Hillel. UCF President Alexander...

 

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