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Pillar of the community, Tess Wise passes

Holocaust Center founder Tess Wise, who as a teen escaped from a Nazi labor camp and who dedicated her life to fighting antisemitism and the ultimate consequences of hate, passed at the age of 99 on...

 

This year's Jewish Film Festival lineup

Coming Nov. 12 – 15 is the 24th annual Central Florida Jewish Film Festival. This year's shows are back to the normal in-person viewings at the Enzian Theatre, except the opening night film,...

 

RAISE director joins Shalom Orlando

The Roth Family JCC auditorium was filled to capacity at the annual RAISE (Recognizing Abilities and Inclusion of Special Employees) Meet & Greet in September with nine new employees and their...

 

UK PM resigns after 45 days in office

(JNS) - British Prime Minister Liz Truss resigned on Thursday just 45 days after assuming office, amid a political firestorm set off by her economic plan that was panned by investors, sent the pound a...

 

Former resident honored in naming ceremony at Kinneret

On Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, the Kinneret Tenant Association held its Grand Re-Opening and honored 101-year-old Jean Dolen by renaming the Delaney Café, the Jean Dolen Café. Dolen was a long-time...

 

An evening with Steven Rambam, Nazi hunter

He was a NYC private investigator, who, by a twist of fate, became a fearless Nazi hunter. Undercover, he pursued them relentlessly across the USA, Canada and Europe. He helped track down nearly 200...

 

Floodwaters can't hold back Sukkot mitzvah

A request went out on social media - "Does anyone have a boat, raft, canoe that I can use?" asked Rabbi Yanky Majesky of Chabad of North Orlando. With just a few hours left for the Sukkot holiday,...

 
 By David Isaac    News    October 28, 2022

Should Israel send weapons to Ukraine? Analysts offer conflicting views

(JNS) — Israel has rebuffed repeated Ukrainian requests to supply the war-torn country with its Iron Dome system and other military equipment. This week, Israel’s refusal came into the spotlight as Russia attacked Ukraine’s civilian centers...

 

Elie Wiesel Foundation launches new approach for advancing human rights

NEW YORK — The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity is launching a new impact-driven philanthropic strategy to advance human rights around the world. The Foundation, led by Elisha and Marion Wiesel, will adopt a hybrid approach that will not only gr...

 

Kanye West's anti-Semitism draws more condemnations

(JNS) — Rapper Kanye West’s anti-Semitic social media posts and interviews continued to be condemned on Wednesday. In a statement, the co-chairs of the Bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Black-Jewish Relations called his comments dangerous....

 

Donald Trump's justified critique of American Jews

(JNS) — The latest brouhaha surrounding former U.S. President Donald Trump pertains to comments he posted on Sunday about—and directed to—American Jews. “No president has done more for Israel than I have,” he wrote on his platform, Truth...

 

Jewish voters face a conundrum in midterm elections

While almost every federal election is generally perceived as “the most important election the American people have ever faced.” this year’s midterm elections should accurately be described as one of the most confusing and potentially...

 

Could it happen here?

I have been a Ken Burns fan for years. His technique and artistry have taken everything from Country music to the Civil War, from disjointed history to present day entertainment and handled it superbly. His loving treatment of Country music was prais...

 

For Iranians in the diaspora, this is the most important moment of our lives

(Jewish Journal via JNS) — Something remarkable, perhaps even miraculous, is happening halfway around the world. For more than 43 years, post-revolutionary Iran has been forbidden to the millions who escaped from the country. But today, due to the...

 

This is what you get when you offer the Palestinians a state

(JNS) — For more than 50 years, Israel’s critics have claimed that if Israelis would just agree to create a Palestinian state, the Palestinians would live in peace with them. Well, last month, Israel’s prime minister offered to create a...

 

Israel should consider Ukraine and Russia's treatment of Jews before taking sides

(JNS) — Should Israel align with the West and aid Ukraine its fight against the ongoing Russian invasion? Should Israel remain neutral because it needs to coordinate with Russia in Syria in order to defend Israel’s northern border? Perhaps the...

 

What's Happening

MORNING MINYANS Chabad of North Orlando and Chabad of Altamonte Springs are holding in-person minyans. 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....

 

Australia won't recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital

(JTA) — Australia’s new left-leaning government is reversing the decision made nearly four years ago under a conservative administration to move the country’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Then-Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced in...

 

US Amb. Nides to JNS: Israelis and Palestinians 'nowhere near two-state solution

(JNS) The Biden administration's ambassador to Israel Tom Nides has a tough act to follow. Predecessor David Friedman was the Trump administration's point person for major U.S. policy shifts in...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    October 28, 2022

A provocative 'Hitler truck' inflames tensions in Berkeley amid 'Jew-free zones' accusation

(JTA) - Three weeks after a prominent pro-Israel activist accused the University of California, Berkeley of creating "Jew-free zones," two trucks rolled into town to address the controversy. One of th...

 
 By Yaakov Lappin    News    October 28, 2022

The US is pressing the PA to increase security coordination with Israel

(JNS) - The United States is applying pressure on the Palestinian Authority to increase security coordination with Israel, as part of a larger effort to reduce violence in Judea and Samaria, commonly...

 

On the Turkish-Syrian border, a city's last Jews watch the ending of an epoch

ANTAKYA, Turkey (JTA) - Jews have lived in the city of Antakya, known in ancient times as Antioch, for over 23 centuries. And the city wants visitors to know that. A symbol composed of a Star of...

 
 By David Isaac    News    October 28, 2022

Israeli elections 2022: A rundown of Israeli parties and their leaders

(JNS) - Meet the Israeli elections candidates: 1. Benjamin Netanyahu - Likud Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's longest-serving prime minister and now head of the opposition, will attempt to win his sixth...

 
 By Yaakov Lappin    News    October 28, 2022

Local Nablus terror group 'going on the offensive'

(JNS) — The Lions’ Den terror group, recently formed in Nablus, comprises dozens of gunmen and is not very well organized. Nevertheless, the group’s activities serve the purposes of established terror factions like Hamas and Palestinian...

 

JFS Orlando's Weekly Wellness Corner

I asked for forgiveness, they've accepted my apology, now what? The journey of forgiveness doesn't end there. You think you've figured out the patterns and triggers that caused the issue in the first...

 

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