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The Alfred Dreyfus affair has a museum devoted to it

(JTA) - French President Emmanuel Macron has inaugurated near Paris what is believed to be the world's first museum on the wrongful and antisemitic persecution of the late army captain Alfred... Full story

 

Gary Becker and Sandi Trainor to be honored at JP Connections 2021

What do you get when you combine a healthy dose of appreciation, a gourmet luncheon with friends, and a one-of-a-kind holiday shopping bazaar? The answer is the Jewish Pavilion's "JP Connections,"...

 

Let's go out to the movies

The 23rd Central Florida Jewish Film Festival is back to "in person" showings. Keeping tradition, the opening night and final night films will be shown at the Orlando Science Center's Digital...

 

A tribute to a one-of-a-kind uncle

Steven Etzkin, brother of Michael and Allan Etzkin, passed away on Oct. 10, 2021. Steve lived in Orlando for nearly ten years, retiring to Central Florida with his wife Patti, to be closer to family....

 

Rosen JCC offers School's Out Day mini-camps

The holidays are fast approaching. During the holiday season local schools provide students and their families extended vacation time. Many parents find themselves looking for fun activities for their kids to do with this time off. The Rosen JCC...

 

Covid-19 vaccinations available at JFS Orlandoon Nov. 17

On Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2-4 p.m., JFS Orlando will be hosting the Florida Department of Health, Orange County mobile vaccine unit at its location on 2100 Lee Road, Winter Park, FL 32789. Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be available, as...

 

Israel on Campus: What to know before you get there

Lappin Foundation’s Teen Antisemitism Task Force invites Jewish high school juniors and seniors to Israel on Campus: What to Know before You Get There. The program will take place on Monday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. ET on Zoom. Stephanie Margolis, New...

 

Out of the frying pan into the fire

The Holocaust Center will host Betty Grebenschikoff at the next virtual “In My Words” event on Tuesday, Nov. 9 from noon to 1 pm. Grebenschikoff was born in Berlin, Germany. Her family was forced to emigrate to Shanghai China when the Nazi’s...

 

Jewish comedian Mort Sahl was gifted at offending politicians

(JTA) - Mort Sahl, a Jewish satirist who was credited with making caustic political and social satire popular in stand-up comedy, died Tuesday at 94. Often walking on stage holding just a rolled up ne...

 

New study from Hillel and ADL finds a third of students on campus experienced antisemitism in last year

(JTA) — A third of Jewish college students say they have personally experienced antisemitism in the last year, according to a new survey conducted jointly by Hillel and the Anti-Defamation League. The two groups recently announced a partnership...

 

Gantz names six Palestinian NGOs as terror groups, US asks Israel to clarify

(JNS) — Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz said on Friday that six Palestinian NGOs will be listed as terror organizations for their close ties with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. “Those organizations were active under the...

 

Calling critics of Soros antisemitic undermines the fight against hate

(JNS) — It’s never a good sign when George Soros’s name is back in the headlines. The Hungarian-born hedge-fund billionaire has become a touchstone of controversy. Both Republicans and Democrats in Virginian are taking his name in vain this...

 

California needs to pick Holocaust education or antisemitism

(JNS) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom just announced the formation in his state, and allocation of millions of dollars, towards the Governor’s Council on Holocaust and Genocide Education. This seems commendable on its face, but it’s not that...

 

A terrorist organization by any other name

(JNS) — Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz has designated six major Palestinian NGOs as terrorist organizations. This means that their bank trades and the movements of their leaders and affiliates are now monitored and barred from operating in...

 

Redividing Jerusalem: Perverse symbolism by the US State Department

(FLAME via JNS) What seemed a few months ago like just another whim of the overzealous “New Guard” now running the U.S. State Department seems today like a determined effort to take Israel down a peg. Since day one, the new administration has...

 

The bigger picture behind the narrow Gantz-NGO controversy

(JNS) — When Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz announced on Friday that he is listing six Palestinian NGOs as terrorist groups, all hell broke loose on the left. The outcry, which emanated not only from Washington and Brussels, but from the...

 

When you're a Mexican Jew, Halloween and Day of the Dead are complicated

Growing up with one foot in Mexico and one foot in the United States, I am no stranger to the idea of straddling two cultures. In religious studies, we call this idea liminality. Vampires, centaurs and even Jesus Christ (as both divine and human)...

 

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....

 

Have archaeologists uncovered the remains of Noah's Ark

Researchers studying a boat-shaped formation in the mountains of Turkey have announced plans to conduct archaeological excavations at the site after new data suggests that the formation could be a man-made structure that appears to match the...

 

Ukrainian researchers have found the Lviv sewer where dozens of Jews escaped the Nazis

(JTA) - The dozens of Jews who escaped the Nazis by hiding in the sewers of Lviv became local and international lore almost immediately after World War II. "In the summer, when the rain seeped in, the...

 
 By Jacob Gurvis    News    November 5, 2021

3 Jewish players who gave their all in the 2021 World Series

(JTA) - The World Series just ended with the Atlanta Braves winning four to two against the Houston Astros, and there were more Jewish players in this year's edition than there have been in decades....

 
 By Jacob Gurvis    News    November 5, 2021

Max Fried pitches Atlanta Braves to first World Series win in 26 years

(JTA) — Jewish ace pitcher Max Fried delivered his Atlanta Braves to their first World Championship since 1995 with six shutout innings in Tuesday’s Game 6 of a World Series heralded as the most Jewish in base-ball history. The 27-year-old lefty...

 

Scene Around

You've Got To Be Kidding ... Famous actor, SEAN PENN had a Jewish father, the son of emigrants from the Russian Empire. Sean's mom was not Jewish but he was raised in a secular home in Malibu,...

 

Book review: 'Hidden Heroes' details the struggles to free Soviet Jews

I've read many great books, but it's rare that I have the urge to thank the author. In the case of "Hidden Heroes," I wanted to do so on two levels: to thank Pam Cohen for her outstanding recounting...

 

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