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StandWithUs opens office in South Africa

(JNS) - StandWithUs, an international organization that educates about Israel and combats antisemitism, has officially opened national operations in the country whose history forms the foundation...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    November 25, 2022 

Can a Tree of Life memorial 'end antisemitism in our lifetime'?

(JTA) – The foundation overseeing the rebuilding plans for the site of the Tree of Life synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh has selected its first director, and her aims are nothing less than the total...

 

Pelosi and Hoyer step down

(JNS) — Two of the most powerful members of the House of Representatives announced on Thursday that they would not seek positions in leadership during the next Congress. Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), 82, the first woman speaker of the House in...

 
 By Batya Jerenberg    News    November 25, 2022 

Cruz blasts call for FBI investigation

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) blasted the White House Tuesday for authorizing the FBI to investigate the shooting death of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh during a clash of Israeli soldiers with Palestinian terrorists in Jenin in May. “Joe Biden...

 

Gloria Yousha passes away

So many people have asked about Gloria Yousha. She has been ill for quite some time and now it is with a heavy heart that we share with our readers, Gloria passed away on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022...

 

JFS Orlando's Weekly Wellness Corner

Make gratitude part of your daily routine. Two common issues you might run into when starting a gratitude practice are forgetfulness and a lack of awareness. Try writing what you’re grateful for in...

 

Lori Slutsky, volunteer extraordinaire

The Jewish Pavilion will be honoring Lori Slutsky at their annual luncheon on Dec. 1 at the Hilton Altamonte Sprigs at 11 a.m. The $35 luncheon includes a holiday shopping bazaar. To register visit...

 

Congratulations to RAISE Employee of the Month - Noah

Noah is a valued employee at Dick and Dottie's Cafe and and Congregation Ohev Shalom. At Dick and Dottie's Noah has learned how to be a barista making a variety of latte, cappuccino, and espresso...

 
 By Alan Zeitlin    News    November 25, 2022 

Former VP Mike Pence: Israel's fight is our fight

(JNS) — “We stand with Israel because her cause is our cause,” former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said, addressing Tuesday night’s Iranian American Jewish Federation of New York gala in Manhattan. “Her values are our values. Her fight...

 
 By Philissa Cramer    News    November 25, 2022 

In shift, Orthodox Union endorses Respect for Marriage Act, federal bill to protect same-sex marriage

(JTA) — The Orthodox Union has endorsed federal legislation that would enshrine the right to same-sex marriage, marking a reversal of its previous positions. When more than 100 Jewish groups endorsed the Respect for Marriage Act this summer, the...

 

US 'deeply concerned' by surge in violence

(JNS) — The Biden administration on Tuesday called on Israel and the Palestinian Authority to take steps to calm tensions in Judea and Samaria, just hours after a Palestinian terrorist killed three Israelis in a stabbing and car-ramming rampage i...

 

Donald Trump announces 2024 presidential run

(JNS) — Former U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced his intention to run for president in 2024, vowing to renew American exceptionalism if he is once again elected to the White House. “In order to make America great and glorious again...

 

Can American Jews make demands on Israel if they don't live there?

(Jewish Journal via JNS) — On Monday morning, news broke that controversial, far-right, probable soon-to-be government minister Itamar Ben-Gvir, while in coalition talks with Benjamin Netanyahu, expressed support for an amendment to existing...

 

Palestinian terrorism is getting stronger in Samaria

(Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs via JNS) — The IDF and the Israel Security Agency have inflicted heavy blows on the Lions’ Den terror group in Nablus but are unable to stop the phenomenon. The group continues to operate and announced that...

 
 By Hillel Fuld    Opinions    November 25, 2022 

American Jews, get out now!

(JNS) — It’s not like me to be an alarmist, but I’ve been thinking about something for months, maybe years. As time passes, it’s become increasingly clear that the worst-case scenario is about to happen. The Jewish people outside of Israel...

 
 By MaNishtana    Opinions    November 25, 2022 

Comedians are just as capable of antisemitic incitement as political figures

(JTA) — Last week saw Dave Chappelle deliver a brilliant monologue on “Saturday Night Live” addressing the antisemitism controversies surrounding Kanye West and Kyrie Irving. Unfortunately, “brilliant” doesn’t inherently mean “moral...

 

Jewish wisdom is also Jewish power

(JNS) — What is the mainstream expression of Jewish power? When superstars with millions of followers like Kanye West and Kyrie Irving exhibit anti-Semitic behavior, more often than not it revolves around a sinister view of Jewish power. Jews are...

 

Dave Chappelle was more than just funny, he was right

(JNS) — I missed comedian Dave Chappelle’s opening monologue on “Saturday Night Live” last weekend, but I knew I had to watch it when the wave of social media outrage reached me. When I finally saw it, what I heard shocked me. Chappelle’s...

 

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....

 

From Jack Antonoff to Doja Cat to Flora Purim, this year's Jewish Grammy nominees span every genre

(JTA) — This year’s slate of Jewish Grammy nominees offers a little something for everyone. The nominees for the 2023 Grammy Awards, announced on Tuesday, include prominent Jewish names from pop and rap, but they also recognize Jewish musicians...

 

I'm a Jewish historian and my grandparents ran a deli - maybe we're in the same business.

(JTA) - Like so many other American Jews from the New York area, I have been eagerly awaiting "I'll Have What She's Having," the new exhibit on the American Jewish deli now on view at the New-York His...

 
 By David Isaac    News    November 25, 2022 

180 groups call on Twitter to adopt IHRA definition of antisemitism

(JNS) — In a Nov. 16 open letter to Twitter CEO Elon Musk and Twitter management, 180 nonprofit and civil rights organizations called on the social media giant to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance Working Definition of Antisem...

 

A Jewish diplomat tells his story in PBS documentary about the Iran hostage crisis

(New York Jewish Week) — After a “traditional, religious” Jewish childhood in Brooklyn where he attended yeshiva, Barry Rosen fell in love with Iran. Rosen was 22 when he joined the Peace Corps and set out on a two-year stint in Iran in 1967....

 
 By Nancy Ludin    Features    November 25, 2022 

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: When to give up the car keys?

There are certain signals that might mean it is time to give up the car keys. Unfortunately, very few seniors pay attention to these signs: • Nervous behind the wheel. • Reactions are too slow due to your vision. • trouble reading street...

 

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