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Scuba diver stumbles on 900-year-old Crusader sword off Israel coast

(Israel21C via JNS) - If there's proof that you can't go anywhere in Israel without stumbling on some kind of ancient artifact, it's got to be the news this morning that a scuba diver has discovered...

 

US Ambassador to United Nations wrongly condemns Israeli 'violence'

During her remarks at the United Nations Security Council on Oct. 19, 2021, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield called for the UNSC to reduce its criticism of Israel and...

 

Colin Powell dies at 84

WASHINGTON (JTA) - Colin Powell will be remembered in history as the first Black U.S. national security adviser, the first Black military chief of staff and the first Black secretary of state. He was...

 

Prayerbook sold for $8.3 million

(JTA) — An 700-year-old Jewish prayerbook from Germany, offered for sale by a French Jewish organization to shore up its finances, sold at auction on Tuesday for $8.3 million.  Known as the Luzzatto High Holiday Mahzor, the prayerbook easily...

 

Jews in the Land of Disney: Casselberry City Commissioner finds family thought lost in the Holocaust

Part II Sandi Solomon, three-term Casselberry city commissioner has found relatives who were thought to have perished in the Holocaust. Through a genealogy search that her daughter-in-law Sharon...

 

Favorite things to do: eat and shop for a good cause

Over 140 people, including the vendors, delighted in a wonderful Jewish Pavilion breakfast networking event at Dillard's on Oct. 14, titled "Meet, Greet and Eat" (and Shop!). They enjoyed delicious...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    October 29, 2021

Environmental group quits democracy rally because 'Zionist' groups are present

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Washington D.C. branch of a national climate action group turned down a role at a voting rights rally because a “number of Zionist organizations” will be taking part. “Given our commitment to racial justice,...

 

Summit for student leaders aims to promote more unity between Black, Jewish communities

(JNS) — The pro-Israel student group Maccabee Task Force organized its first three-day conference to help strengthen the relationship between Black and Jewish communities. Roughly 100 people from historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs)...

 
 By Shira Hanau    News    October 29, 2021

Israel set to permit vaccinated tourists starting Nov. 1

(JTA) — After more than a year and a half of largely closed doors, Israel just moved one step closer to allowing tourists back into the country — as long as they are vaccinated. Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennet and the country’s health min...

 

There is only one side to the Holocaust: It happened

Michael A. Igel, chair of the Florida Commissioner's Task Force on Holocaust Education and Board Chair of The Florida Holocaust Museum, strongly denounces educators who claim there are two sides to t...

 

Some ideas must be debated, but not historical facts

(JNS) — Some Jewish liberals say that they saw this coming. There were those who believed that the movement to stop the teaching of critical race theory in the schools was bound to negatively impact teaching about the Holocaust. They claim that...

 

Israel has some new enemies

Domestic antisemitism has a new tactic. The present wave of antisemitic drivel comes not from the Right (“Jews will not replace us”) but from the Left. Now, in clearing up who and what is the Right and the Left, we have to shift our ideas from ju...

 

'Never again' means rejecting silence in the face of evil

(JNS) — I am the child of Holocaust survivors, who lost their homes and families because a Nazi regime implemented the “Final Solution” to eradicate the Jewish people. There are no gravestones to mark the place where all my grandparents,...

 

There is no opposing side to Holocaust education

(JNS) — A state-by-state survey of young Americans last year showed that more than half in Texas could not name a concentration camp or ghetto where Jews were imprisoned and tortured during the Holocaust, despite there being more than 40,000...

 

Jews need more allies

(Jewish Journal via JNS) —The greatest threat to the survival of the Jewish community is neither Iran nor intermarriage. Rather, it is our increasing political and cultural isolation, and the resulting hostility that we face from both ends of the...

 

The systemic failure of Israel's Civil Administration in Judea and Samaria

(JNS) — Each day, it becomes clearer that the Israeli Civil Administration is one of the greatest dangers to the Jewish people’s realization of the goal to resettle the Jewish heartland of Judea and Samaria. Since the signing of the 1993-1995...

 

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 Shira Hanau    News    October 29, 2021

NYC Council Jefferson statue was a gift from a Jewish military officer

(JTA) — The statue of Thomas Jefferson that will be removed from the chambers of the New York City Council at the urging of Black lawmakers was a gift in 1834 from one of the first Jewish officers in the U.S. military. The city’s Public Design...

 
 By Eliana Rudee    News    October 29, 2021

Israel's Galilee, a thriving hub for food tech, culinary innovation

(JNS) - Israel's Upper Galilee region is positioning itself to become a global leader in foodtech. Several food-tech and agritech accelerators and companies have established themselves in Israel's...

 

Jewish History in Film: Unfulfilled dreams of the promised land in 'A Tale of Love and Darkness'

There have been several films surrounding the historical moment when Israel was established, most taking a nationalist stance, such as “Exodus” starring Paul Newman. As joyful of a moment as this was for many, even for the characters in the film...

 

Scene Around

Surprise! Surprise!... I never knew that GERALDO RIVERA was raised Jewish. Did you? This is a complete surprise to me! He is a well-known American journalist, attorney, author, political commentator...

 

On Netflix and elsewhere, new collections of Palestinian and Israeli films are now available for streaming

(JTA) — Some of Netflix’s biggest international hits of the last few years — from “Fauda” to “Shtisel” — have been Israeli imports. Now, the streaming giant is spotlighting...

 

89 percent of Netflix 'Palestinian Stories' directed by BDS backers

(JNS) — Nearly 90 percent of the Palestinian films in a collection launched last week by Netflix are directed by BDS supporters, Israeli NGO Im Tirtzu reported on Monday. The collection, titled “Palestinian Stories,” is made of up 32 films,...

 

JTA readers' must-see Holocaust movies

(JTA) — In a recent opinion piece for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Rich Brownstein argued that “The Grey Zone” is the greatest Holocaust film ever made. Brownstein is no amateur critic. He is a lecturer for Yad Vashem’s International...

 

Obituary - RITA CASSEL COENSON

Rita Cassel Coenson, 89, beloved wife, grandmother and great-grandmother, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. She was born Oct. 5, 1932. Rita was a gifted artist, interior designer and business owner. She was married to the late Martin Coenson for 54... Full story

 

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