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A symbol of resilience, this 'tree of life' offshoot is planted in NYC

By (New York Jewish Week via JTA) - In January of 1943, Irma Lauscher, a teacher at the Theresienstadt concentration camp in Czechoslovakia, smuggled a tree into the camp so that the Jewish children...

 

Dutch Party calls Holocaust commemoration racist

The Netherlands’ far-Left BIJ1 party has called for the cancelation of the country’s annual Holocaust commemoration ceremony, calling the event “inherently racist,” according to a Dutch report picked up by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. “Th...

 

Iran stalls talks as it ups ante

(JNS) — European diplomats said on Tuesday that if Iran does not demonstrate seriousness in nuclear negotiations with world powers this week, there will be a problem. Andrea Stricker, a research fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    December 10, 2021

Kosher food ban on campus

(JTA) — After an outcry and a rebuke from the University of Toronto president, the student union at a satellite campus modified a proposed ban on kosher foods in any way affiliated with Israel, but a campus Jewish campus group said the change made...

 

Cartman converts to Judaism on 'South Park,' after decades of tormenting Jews

(JTA) - One of television's most notorious cartoon antisemites is now an Orthodox rabbi. Eric Cartman, the egomaniacal, hate speech-spouting grade schooler on Comedy Central's long-running adult...

 

School's out days Winter mini-camps at the Rosen JCC

Are you already wondering what activities you can plan for your children when school closes for winter break? The Rosen JCC offers Winter Mini-Camps. These camps include art, music, sports and plenty...

 

Another great JP Connections

Over a hundred people gathered to honor Gary Becker (l) and Sandi Trainor at the Jewish Pavilions annual luncheon called "JP Connections." The festivities included a tribute to the honorees and their...

 

Massachusetts lawmakers vote to require genocide education in high schools

BOSTON (JTA) – Against a backdrop of disturbing revelations of antisemitic incidents, including many in local schools, Massachusetts lawmakers this week approved a bill that will require genocide education in all public secondary schools.  “An...

 

German parties vow to defend Jewish life and Israel's security

MUNICH (JTA) — Three political parties in Germany presented a coalition agreement which reiterated commitments to ensure Israel’s security and fight antisemitism and, for the first time, also pledged to promote Jewish life. The agreement, whose...

 

Bennett: 'window of opportunity for different toolkit' against Iran

(JNS) — Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Sunday that his government’s goal is to “utilize the window of opportunity” between rounds of the nuclear talks in Vienna to tell Washington that the time has come for a “different...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    December 10, 2021

Chelsea Clinton says Zuckerberg once defended Holocaust deniers

(JTA) — Chelsea Clinton took Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to task Wednesday for allowing groups to use the social network to organize book burnings. Clinton compared the phenomenon to Facebook’s past resistance to banning Holocaust deniers from...

 

Why do radicals support Palestinians seeking to destroy Israel and kill Jews?

(JNS) — Though Palestinian leaders are sworn enemies of Israel—and have vowed to destroy the Jewish state — they still have many supporters among radicals on the far left in the United States and Europe.  Much of this support...

 

Jew-hate rising and the consequences for the world

The major instigators of antisemitism today come from the radical right, radical left and radical Islam. Even though these three major groups despise each other, and would like to destroy each other, they are united in their irrational hate of the...

 

Iran's military vowing to annihilate Israel

(JNS) — Renewed negotiations over a return to or revision of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action — the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers from which former President Donald Trump withdrew in 2018 — kicked off in Vienna on...

 

The nuclear talks in Vienna: Biden's legacy at stake

(Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security via JNS) — Ahead of the return to nuclear talks in Vienna, the Biden administration declared that the United States would not allow Iran to become a nuclear power and that the preferred way to achieve...

 

Just don't call him a terrorist

(JNS) — When is a terrorist not a terrorist? When he’s a Palestinian Arab, of course. In any other part of the world, under any other circumstances, somebody who, for nationalistic reasons, fires a submachine gun into a crowd of civilians is...

 

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....

 

UK declares entire Hamas organization as terror group

(JNS) — United Kingdom’s Home Secretary Priti Patel announced that she is seeking to declare the entire Hamas organization as a terrorist group. While the military wing of Hamas, known as the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, is currently declared...

 

An Israeli documentary chronicles a real-life relationship between an Auschwitz prisoner and an SS officer

(JTA) - "Nazisploitation," a pop-culture subgenre that draws on imagery and stories from the Holocaust for winkingly perverse entertainment, is built around the idea that there are bad-taste ways to...

 

Musicians, politicians and a 'Housewives of New York' star speak out against antisemitism at Times Square event

(New York Jewish Week via JTA) - Hundreds gathered in Times Square Monday to celebrate the second night of Chanukah, with live music, speeches and, of course, a public menorah lighting. But it wasn't...

 

Scene Around

What a talented people we are ... I am writing this column in advance as usual. It is actually the first night of Chanukah. I made matzo ball soup, latkes, fried chicken ... all with NO calories! We...

 

A Jewish doctor loves The Beatles so much he created America's only museum devoted to them

(Jewish Press of Pinellas County via JTA) - Bobby Entel didn't watch The Beatles' Feb. 9, 1964 performance on the Ed Sullivan Show. He was seven years old at the time and in bed. Nor did he ever see...

 

Obituary - ELLI MAE GOODMAN

Elli Mae Goodman, 3, of Orlando, Florida, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, in Aurora, Colorado. Elli was born Jan. 24, 2018, in Orlando, Florida. Elli is survived by her parents Michelle Lynn Goodman and... Full story

 

Obituary - GARY FREDERICK ROTH, SR.

Gary Frederick Roth, Sr., 88, loving husband, father, grandfather and brother passed peacefully on Nov. 26, 2021. Gary was born in Fresno, Calif., on Aug. 10, 1933, to Frederick and Ann (Adolph)... Full story

 

Obituary - CHRIS SCHAFER

The family of Chris Schafer notes with sadness his sudden and unexpected passing on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021. Chris was the father of Temple Sinai members Hannah and Sarah Schafer. Chris will also be remembered by his parents, Linda (Sam) Sampieri, Ron... Full story

 

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