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Ultra-Orthodox protest Women's Western Wall service

(JTA) - Women of the Wall's monthly prayer service at the Western Wall in Jerusalem was disrupted yet again by more than 100 Orthodox protesters, a day after former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...

 

Denouncing antisemitism a priority at in-person IAC summit

(JNS) — After a year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Israeli-American Council is looking forward to holding an in-person summit this December. IAC CEO Shoham Nicolet said it was more important than ever for people to show their...

 

Mystery solved

(Israel21c via JNS) — A team of Israeli experts has solved the mystery of which proteins in the SARS-CoV-2 virus are responsible for causing the severe vascular damage seen in coronavirus patients. The novel coronavirus is made up of 29 proteins....

 
 By Asaf Shalev    News    November 12, 2021

Israel approves national budget

(JTA) — In what was seen as a crucial test in Israel’s longstanding governing crisis, the country’s lawmakers managed to approve a national budget for the first time in more than three years on Thursday. A failure to do so by a Nov. 14...

 

New York's pension fund halts investments in Ben & Jerry's parent company

(New York Jewish Week via JTA) — New York State’s state pension fund will divest its holdings in Unilever in response to the July decision by the conglomerate’s affiliate Ben & Jerry’s to restrict ice cream sales in the West Bank.  State Com...

 

Sharing her love of dance with Pavilion seniors

Thirteen-year-old Shir recently entertained at one of The Jewish Pavilion's newest sponsors. Providence Living at Maitland welcomed Shir with such delight. She had a repertoire of five Broadway...

 

JFS Orlando surpasses Hope Challenge match

Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando is proud to announce that its Hope Challenge raised $86,000, which is an increase of over 650 percent compared to its 2020 campaign. During the 2021 Hope...

 

Rosen JCC is hosting a harvest festival

The Market: Artisan and Vendor Market will host “The Harvest Festival” edition at the Rosen Event Center on Sunday Nov. 14 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Rosen JCC: Your Town Square in partnership with Ear for Each Other created The Market as a way to...

 

Biden official confirms plans to reopen consulate for Palestinians

(JNS) — Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Matt McKeon confirmed on Wednesday that the administration is seeking to reopen the U.S. Consulate for Palestinians in its original location in Jerusalem. McKeon was grilled by Rep....

 

Senators move to block Biden's plan to reopen consulate for Palestinians

(JNS) — Three-dozen Republican senators introduced a bill on Tuesday that aims to block the Biden administration’s plan to reopen the U.S. consulate for the Palestinians in Jerusalem. Upholding the 1995 Jerusalem Embassy Law Act of 2021 was...

 

Pope sides with Abbas over Israel, pushes for Palestinian state

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas visited the Vatican on Thursday where he had a private audience with Pope Francis. A Vatican press release described the talks as “cordial” and called for renewed peace talks towards a two-state solut...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    November 12, 2021

Republican Coalition celebrates Youngkin's win

(JTA) — Republican Glenn Youngkin, a businessman, has defeated former Gov. Terry McAuliffe to become Virginia’s governor in a race that was fraught with charges of antisemitism. Local and national media organizations called the race, which was...

 

Is this the beginning of a new cold war between Biden and Israel?

As far as Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid are concerned, this week has brought a perfect storm of circumstances that threaten to complicate their hopes for a better relationship with the United States. Both...

 

How Lebanon can emerge from its failed-state status

Lebanon is the little Arab brother that reluctantly got into its big brothers’ fight with Israel. Lebanon won its formal independence in 1943 with the termination of the French Mandate established by the League of Nations. It became truly independe...

 

Who is trying to mainstream Holocaust denial and how?

(JNS) — In the wake of a CAMERA exposé, the Target Corporation has taken swift action to remove two dozen Holocaust-denial and antisemitic conspiracy books being sold on the company website. On discovering the publications, CAMERA contacted...

 

Biden's new move makes all of America a sanctuary state

Over 1.7 million illegal alien invaders were caught on the border in the last fiscal year and detentions hit their highest level since the 1986 illegal alien amnesty. During the election, Biden warned that he couldn’t shut down President Trump’s...

 

America will become a democratic dictatorship if we allow it

Dear Editor, I’ve never lived under a dictatorship before so I have no experience in describing what it was like or what we could expect. I don’t believe a benign dictatorship exists and the only ones I’m familiar with are: China, Russia, N. Ko...

 

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 Faygie Holt    News    November 12, 2021

Adams draws strong support from Orthodox community in New York mayoral win

(JNS) Addressing supporters with a "heart filled with hope purpose and love for this city," Eric Adams accepted his win as New York City's mayor-elect with a nod to strong support from the Orthodox...

 

Netflix short film, 'Camp Confidential: America's Secret Nazis,' leaves viewers cringing

(JNS) - It was basically the complete opposite of what they expected. A group of German Jews who fled Hitler and Nazi Germany, and who signed up to be American soldiers, wanted to exact revenge....

 
 By Alex Traiman    News    November 12, 2021

Israel is positioned to become a leader in green technologies

(JNS) - Part of a 140-member Israeli delegation to Glasgow, Scotland, to attend the 26th U.N. Climate Change Convention, Environment Minister Tamar Zandberg tells JNS how she assesses the role that...

 

Scene Around

Who knew?... In all my 48 years did I ever know that Emma Lazarus, the lady who wrote the verse on the Statue Of Liberty, was Jewish? (Okay... shut up about my age!) Emma Lazarus was an American...

 

IAC seeks to deepen understanding about Israel as challenges rise in public-school systems

(JNS) — Long well-documented on college campuses, pro-BDS and anti-Semitic sentiments are now gaining traction in kindergarten through 12th-grade public-school systems. The United Educators of San Francisco in May became the first teachers...

 

Jewish American Hall of Fame for Superman creators

(JNS) - The Jewish co-creators of the comic book superhero Superman will be posthumously inducted into the Jewish American Hall of Fame in a virtual ceremony that will take place in November. Jerry...

 

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