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Lost toilets of the First Temple: 2700- year-old private toilet found in Jerusalem

(JTA) - A 2700-year-old toilet from the days of the First Temple in Jerusalem has been discovered by Israel's Antiquities Authority. Built as a private toilet stall at a time when few could afford...

 

Federations emphasize Jewish security, physically and identifiably, at virtual GA

(JNS) — For the second year in a row, the Jewish Federations of North America decided to go virtual, condensing its traditional multiple-day General Assembly into a 90-minute online video stream on Sunday due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic....

 

Endowed position for Hanson

Kenneth Hanson, professor and program director of Judaic Studies, was invested into the Tess and Abe Wise Endowed Professorship in Judaic Studies on Thursday, Sept. 30, in a virtual ceremony. The...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    October 15, 2021

Federations spend $54M on security

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Jewish Federations of North America is launching a campaign to expand its security program to every federation in the country, an initiative that will cost $54 million. JFNA CEO Eric Fingerhut announced the initiative on...

 

Exploring underpinnings of hate and how to respond to rising antisemitism

Using history, Talmudic sources, Jewish mysticism, and contemporary expert analysis, the course addresses some of the niggling questions we grapple with as individuals and as a community. Why does...

 

Jewish Pavilion Tree of Life

The tree of life is a symbol of a fresh start on life, positive energy, good health and a bright future. It is a symbol of immortality and a symbol of growth and strength. A tree grows old, yet it...

 

Sukkah on a bike

With the Delta variant still not allowing so many to join the holiday celebrations, the Majeskys of Chabad North Orlando found an innovative and fun way to bring Sukkot to them. Rabbi Yanky and...

 

JFS Orlando accepting applicants for the Family Stabilization program

JFS Orlando is currently enrolling new households from Orange County, City of Orlando and Seminole County for its Family Stabilization Program. The Family Stabilization Program is a preventative, six-month case management program. The program is desi...

 

Local resident exhibits art at JAM Arts

Local resident Sandi Solomon has been painting for many years. She had so many works of art that she displayed them on all the walls of her home. Now she has them on exhibit at JamArt Gallery, located at 304 Live Oaks Blvd., Casselberry. Solomon’s...

 
 By Jake Kaufman    News    October 15, 2021

Ohio Jewish teen gets beer bottle thrown at her, is target of antisemitic rhetoric

(Cleveland Jewish News via JNS) — Someone in a vehicle reportedly threw a beer bottle at a 13-year-old Fuchs Mizrachi School student in an Orthodox neighborhood in University Heights, Ohio, and screamed, “F******g Jews, you’re f*****g idiots,...

 

Israeli study: Pfizer vaccine wears off after six months

(Israel21c via JNS) — The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine loses considerable effectiveness six months after the second dose, according to new Israeli research published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study echoes findings published...

 

Online portal for students to report antisemitic incidents

(JNS) — Hillel International has teamed up with the Anti-Defamation League and the Secure Community Network to launch an online portal where college students can report anti-Semitic incidents on their campus and receive immediate support. The...

 

We must stand up to the bullies

(JNS) — U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris outrageously responded on Sept. 28 to a George Mason University student accusing Israel of committing “ethnic geocide” by saying, “… [Y]our voice, your perspective, your experience, your truth, sh...

 

Jews and Christians can now pray on the Temple Mount

Wait, what? Jews and Christians can pray on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Why is that news? At the conclusion of the 1967 Six Day War, Israel negotiated a cease fire with the Arab countries that had gone to war against it. A cease fire, not peace....

 

What is the 'two-state solution' about?

(JNS) — After the House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved the supplemental spending bill for the Iron Dome program, everyone from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the Biden White House to Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Foreign Minister...

 

Jewish Dems stand by Kamala's affirmation of antisemitism

(JNS) — Last week, Kamala Harris spoke to students at George Mason University, where a “part-Yemeni, part-Iranian” student challenged her with the false claims that Israel commits “genocide” and that money is being taken from providing...

 

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....

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    October 15, 2021

Rand Paul obstructs quick vote on Iron Dome funding

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Republican Sen. Rand Paul blocked an expedited vote to approve $1 billion in funding to replenish Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system and received swift criticism from an array of pro-Israel groups. Sen. Robert Menendez, the...

 

The classic Jewish film 'Hester Street' gets a new life in 2021

Joan Micklin Silver, the pivotal female Jewish American filmmaker, always worked with a wit and wisdom that made her stories feel both timeless and personal. Best known for the rom-com "Crossing Delan...

 

The 'Spanish Schindler' saved 5,200 Jews during the Holocaust - now Spain wants to find their descendants

MADRID (JTA) - In an unprecedented effort to find their relatives and raise awareness about their stories, Spanish authorities are releasing a list of the Hungarian Jews protected from the Nazis by a...

 

British Jewish newspaper launches campaign for spy to be called Righteous Gentile

(JNS) - A new campaign by The Jewish Chronicle calls for a British spy who saved 10,000 Austrian Jews during World War II to be recognized by Yad Vashem as a Righteous Gentile. "It is not about how...

 

Enjoying the high holiday with seniors

Jewish Pavilion staff and volunteers were thrilled to provide in person high holiday celebrations in over 30 senior communities this year. Pictured is a resident at Allegro Inspired Living in Winter...

 

Scene Around

My past is catching up ... Okay. This is a test. I will be able to tell how old you are by the fact that you remember this entertainer ... David Daniel Kaminsky. (You knew him as Danny Kaye, beloved...

 
 By Shira Hanau    News    October 15, 2021

Palestinians won Israel's highest film honor, stars skipped the award show in protest

(JTA) — The award for best feature film at Israel’s Ophir Awards, the country’s top film honor and its automatic nominee for the foreign film category at the Oscars, went to “Let It Be Morning,” a film about an Arab-Israeli man forced to gr...

 

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