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Stetson Hillel house gets update and name

Stetson University and the Ginsburg Family Foundation announced the establishment of the Jeffrey and Diane Ginsburg Hillel House and a $2 million gift to renovate, update and furnish an existing...

 

Brian Kilmeade kicks off Literary Events series at The Roth Family JCC

As the inaugural event for this year's visiting author series and Central Florida Jewish Book Festival, New York Times bestselling author Brian Kilmeade will be at The Roth Family Jewish Community...

 

StandWithUs against SJP

(Los Angeles, CA)—StandWithUs has launched a wide-scale campaign to hold National Students for Justice in Palestine accountable for spreading anti-Semitism, supporting violence, and violating free speech. The campaign features a petition to the...

 

Next round of U.S. sanctions on Iran

(JNS)—The second round of American sanctions on Iran will took effect on Nov. 5. That’s been the plan since U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew the United States in May from the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly known as...

 
 By Lisa Levine    News    November 16, 2018

Jewish Pavilion celebrates volunteers at JP Connections

Imagine a fun date for lunch and shopping with 120 friends-that's the essence of JP Connections. The annual luncheon and holiday bazaar hosted by the Jewish Pavilion will be held on Dec. 6 at 11 a.m....

 
 By Boaz Bismuth    News    November 16, 2018

President-elect of Brazil promises: Israel can count on our vote

(Israel Hayom via JNS)-Until a few weeks ago, Jair Bolsonaro, now the president-elect of Brazil, was a little-known legislator. No one thought he would go on to become the leader of the country. But...

 

JAO and JFS partner to deliver whole-child education

Jewish Academy of Orlando has partnered with Jewish Family Services to deliver whole-child education and parent enrichment. The arrangement includes a guidance counselor, Danielle Glover, to work...

 

Farrakhan in Iran: Trump Like Satan, Chants 'Death to America'

Nation of Islam leader and prominent anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan chanted "Death to America" and claimed that "America has never been a democracy" on Sunday during a solidarity trip to Iran, ahead of...

 

Farrakhan in Tehran: 'If you persevere in revolution despite sanctions, victory will be yours'

(MEMRI via JNS)—Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan visited Iran as the Islamic Republic celebrated the anniversary of the seizure of the U.S. embassy in Iran in 1979. During a speech at Tehran University, Farrakhan said that the United States...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    November 16, 2018

More than 75 percent of Jews voted for Democrats in the midterms

(JTA)—More than 75 percent of Jews voted for Democrats on an Election Day that was also good to Jewish congressional candidates. A poll conducted by GBA Strategies, a Democrat-aligned pollster, and commissioned by the liberal Israel lobby J...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    November 16, 2018

Here are the results in Tuesday's races that matter most to Jews

(JTA)—Democrats took control of the House of Representatives in the midterm elections held Nov. 6, with Jewish Congress members poised to take key leadership roles. Republicans looked to increase their majority in the Senate. Five Jewish Democrats...

 

What's in a word?

For months now, through the course of the recently completed elections, I have been asking myself one basic question. Not who’s right or wrong. Not who’s better or worse. Not who will I support...

 

Underdogma

I know a thing or two about underdogs, having lived for some time in an underdog town in an underdog country. The town: Kiryat Shmona. The country: Israel. To the north and to the west, beyond a ridge of high hills, lay Lebanon. To the east, beyond m...

 

The press is not an enemy of the people

The Bill of Rights, one of the most important underpinnings of our American experiment in free self-government, is in realty a “Bill of Obligations,” instructing our government not to unreasonably intrude into the private lives and freedom of...

 

Viewpoint: Political biases overshadowed true Jewish passion for aggrieved

erally pulled my car to the curb, listening to determine the city in which it occurred, and sat until I could gain my composure. A lone gunman attack on a synagogue at 10 a.m. on a Saturday morning. A baby naming in progress? Children in school?...

 

American Jewry's false prophets

Just hours after the largest massacre of Jews in America in U.S. history, the Atlantic Monthly posted a piece by Franklin Foer. In his “Prayer for Squirrel Hill, and for American Jewry,” Foer wrote, “Any strategy for enhancing the security of...

 

Lack of response puts wind in anti-Semites' sails

Last week marked the 80th anniversary of one of the single most infamous anti-Semitic days in history. Observing and understanding this anniversary is all the more critical in the wake of the anti-Semitic Pittsburgh massacre. While hatred of Jews is...

 

What's Happening

MORNING AND EVENING MINYANS (Call synagogue to confirm time.) 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. Congregation Ahavas Yisrael—Monday - Friday, 7:30...

 

Anxious? Angry? Here's why we have to keep going

(Kveller via JTA)—“I’m so scared for your synagogue,” my (non-Jewish) mother said to me as we were driving the other day. We were talking about my daughter’s schedule—religious school was on the agenda for that afternoon—and she had...

 

Saudi killing of Khashoggi is 'business as usual' in the Arab world

(JNS) Saudi Arabia's King Salman and his powerful son Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (known for short as "MBS") continue to project stability despite the jitters that the murder of journalist Jamal...

 

Will Brazil's president-elect deliver campaign promises on Israel?

(JNS)-Dubbed the "tropical Trump," Jair Bolsonaro's victory on Sunday appears to have imbued much of Brazil's population with renewed hope for a better economy and less corruption. The win by the...

 

What I learned about my heart

"Tears come from the heart and not from the brain." -Leonardo da Vinci When I was 21 years old, I had a very personal spiritual experience. While contemplating a greatest power and imagining it above,...

 

Scene Around

A frequently asked question... "How could God have allowed the Holocaust?" A good answer according to Rabbi ALAN LURIE, "We can be mad at God for the Holocaust or for other human tragedies, but this i...

 

United Methodist Church under fire for anti-Semitism

(JNS)—In the wake of the synagogue shooting last week in Pittsburgh, activists from several mainline Protestant churches came under fire for promoting a culture of anti-Semitism in their churches, especially the United Methodist Church. The worst...

 

Students support Canary Mission fight against 'institutionalized, tolerated anti-Semitism'

(JNS)-The controversial Canary Mission-an anonymous campus watchdog group that exposes organizations, academics and activists that demonize Israel on college campuses-recently came under fire when...

 

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