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Celebrating Sukkot with the Jewish Pavilion

It is hard to believe that in a small Jewish community like Orlando, our elders in long –term care were able to celebrate Sukkot with the Jewish Pavilion. Some celebrated the holiday around a...

 

What's that huge white bridal dress floating over the Tower of David?

That's what visitors to Jerusalem's Old City asked last week. The wedding gown, created by leading Israeli artist Motti Mizrachi, is part of the second Jerusalem Biennale for Contemporary Jewish Art,...

 

Where is the Jewish Pavilion?

Community members often wonder where they can find the Jewish Pavilion, an outreach organization and a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, that has been putting smiles on the faces of seniors of all faiths in elder facilities throughout Greater Orlando since...

 

Jewish cemeteries in Poland are in danger of demolition

WARSAW, Poland—The City Council in the town of Bialystok recently rejected a zoning plan that would have prevented a meat production plant’s plans to build a high-rise apartment building on the grounds of a Jewish cemetery. The vote was 12-8...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    October 16, 2015

Netanyahu and Abbas agree: Blame the U.N.

TEL AVIV (JTA)-Benjamin Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas took plenty of shots at each other. But in their dueling speeches to the United Nations General Assembly, the Israeli prime minister and...

 
 By Ben Sales    Features    October 16, 2015

Why you won't find Starbucks in Israel

(JTA)-In Israel, American stores dot shopping malls and McDonald's branches proliferate. But one chain you won't see is Starbucks. Starbucks has franchises around the world, but its brief experiment...

 
 By Maayan Jaffe    News    October 16, 2015

South African chief rabbi counters dual citizenship proposal, but not panicking

Anti-Zionists are targeting South Africa, but hold tight and wait to see what happens, South African Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein tells JNS.org regarding reports of an impending dual citizenship crisis that may affect his country’s Jewish...

 

Massive amount of oil discovered in Israel's Golan Heights

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) While the fates of Israel’s Tamar, Leviathan, and Tanin offshore natural gas reserves have yet to be decided, oil has been discovered in the Jewish state’s Golan Heights region, Channel 2 reported Tuesday. A...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Israel retaliatory strikes against Hamas kill pregnant Palestinian, 2-year-old daughter JERUSALEM (JTA)—A pregnant Palestinian woman and her 2-year-old daughter reportedly were killed in a retaliatory airstrike by Israel against Hamas. The early...

 

Is it really a shock that one-third of Americans wouldn't hide Jews?

(JTA)-Is the glass one-third empty or two-thirds full? A poll commissioned by distributors of the Holocaust film "Return to the Hiding Place" asked 1,000 Americans a question many Jews have pondered:...

 

'The 613' laws in portrait

Fifteen years ago, without any idea where his work would be exhibited, painter Archie Rand began transforming each of the 613 Jewish mitzvahs, or commandments, into its own painting, a series that...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    October 16, 2015

Why Israelis fear a third intifada

TEL AVIV (JTA)-First it was clashes on the Temple Mount. Then a mother and father were shot before the eyes of their four children. Then two men were killed in a stabbing attack in Jerusalem's Old...

 

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