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Netanyahu: This will be a 'liberal-nationalist' government

(JNS) - Israeli Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday rejected criticism that his coalition will pursue a right-wing extremist agenda. During a Knesset plenum, Netanyahu said,...

 
 By Gabe Stutman    News    December 23, 2022

Antisemitic propaganda group Goyim TV relocates to Florida

(J. The Jewish News of Northern California via JTA) — The functional headquarters and nerve center of the nation’s most prolific antisemitic propaganda group have moved from California’s Bay Area to Florida. Jon Minadeo Jr., the leader of...

 

Shine A Light on Jew-hatred

(JNS) — From Tampa Bay to Edmonton, a campaign intends to Shine A Light on antisemitism this Hanukkah. “You can’t dispel darkness with darkness. You have to dispel darkness with light,” Adam Teitelbaum, executive director at the Israel...

 

Evidence of Maccabean revolt

(JNS) - Israeli archaeologists have discovered a small hoard of silver coins in the Judean Desert dating to the reign of Antioch IV, the ruler of the Seleucid Empire at the time of the rebellion of th...

 

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: Adult Day Care

Adult Day Care is a community-based program. There are more than 4,000 centers across the country with more than 78 percent operating on a nonprofit basis. All medical model adult day health care programs are affiliated and licensed under nursing hom...

 

Remembering Freddie Roman, a legendary Jewish comedian

(JNS) — Freddie Roman, a Jewish comedian known for his impeccable timing and his performances at Borscht Belt hotels, died on Saturday in Boynton, Florida at 85. He was the creator of the “Catskills on Broadway” musical and one of the...

 

Keeping the holiday spirits high

When the Covid 19 pandemic prevented The Jewish Pavilion staff and volunteers from entering facility buildings to lead services or to make visitations back in 2020, they decided to deliver holiday...

 

Christian Media Summit brings Israel allies to Jerusalem

(JNS) — The group stood in prayer for the State of Israel. An American evangelical bishop took the stage to lead in the singing of Israel’s national anthem at the culmination of a gala opening evening at a Jerusalem banquet hall. It certainly...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    December 23, 2022

Netanyahu defends his pending far-right coalition: 'Two hands firmly on the steering wheel'

(JTA) — On the cusp of forming a new government, incoming Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended his inclusion of far-right groups in his coalition amid domestic and global criticism of his alliances with extremist figures....

 

Unilever settles dispute with Ben & Jerry's over Israeli sales

(JNS) — Unilever plc announced on Thursday that its legal battle with the independent board of its wholly-owned autonomous subsidiary Ben & Jerry’s, over the brand’s sale of ice cream in Israel, has been resolved. The Vermont-based ice crea...

 

CUNY continues its antisemitic campaign to purge Zionism

(JNS) — As if to confirm its reputation as an institution stewing in radical anti-Zionism, anti-Israelism and antisemitism, members of CUNY4Palestine and other activists did their best to disrupt and shut down a Dec. 8 panel discussion titled “A...

 

Biden shows WH antisemitism roundtable was a sham

Months ago, President Biden nominated longtime Democrat donor Elizabeth Frawley Bagley to serve as ambassador to Brazil. At her confirmation hearing in May, she faced bipartisan condemnation for a 1998 interview in which she claimed that Democrats...

 

A new Judea and Samaria policy will promote security

(JNS) — Due to the incoming Israeli government’s declared intention of transferring civilian issues in Judea and Samaria to the relevant ministries, alarmists are coming out of the woodwork, using their security credentials to further political...

 

Advice from the ex-State Department crowd has proven wrong again and again

(JNS) — Twice in recent weeks, Arab workers from Gaza have been arrested in Israel for terrorist activity. Can you imagine what would happen if 100,000 Gazans were being admitted to Israel every day? That’s not just idle speculation. A proposal...

 

Teaching terror to tots

(JNS) — Palestinian Media Watch recently published a report on Fatah’s Waed children’s magazine, covering every issue published over the last eight years. The messages conveyed to Palestinian children via this publication confirm that the...

 

Why is J Street defending Congress' worst antisemite?

(JNS) — J Street, a far-left organization that has done more to turn Israel into a partisan issue than any other, has joined other anti-Israel Jewish groups in an attempt to browbeat Kevin McCarthy—likely to be the next speaker of the...

 

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....

 

Lack of time, interest and politics: why so many US Jews avoid communal life

(JNS) — Thirty-two percent of American Jews do not have time to be involved with Jewish organizations and institutions, and 28 percent do not consider those organizations a high priority on a personal level, according to a report published on...

 

'The Fabelmans': Steven Spielberg's antidote to Jewish victimhood

(Jewish Journal via JNS) - I hope the Jew haters who bully a young Steven Spielberg in his new movie "The Fabelmans" get a chance to see the film. In fact, I hope Kanye "Ye" West, Kyrie Irving,...

 

Michelle Williams says she plans to raise her children Jewish

(JTA) - Michelle Williams is one of the only non-Jewish actors with a starring role in "The Fabelmans," director Steven Spielberg's autobiographical film based on his Jewish family. But it turns out...

 

Israeli coalition deal gives Itamar Ben-Gvir control

(JTA) — Itamar Ben-Gvir, the right-wing Israeli politician called a “pyromaniac” by his critics because of his penchant for inflaming his country’s deep tensions, will head Israel’s police forces, under the terms of a deal inked with...

 

Jesse Eisenberg's on fire in 'Fleishman Is in Trouble'

(JNS) "Money doesn't buy you happiness," says Jesse Eisenberg, as Dr. Toby Fleishman. "Oh, of course it does," Claire Danes says, as his wife, Rachel, in the FX series "Fleishman Is in Trouble,"...

 
 By Nancy Ludin    News    December 23, 2022

Does your loved one need extra time in the hospital?

Sometimes, your loved one is going to be discharged from the hospital, and you feel that person is not ready to come home. You can refuse discharge. Every state has a quality innovation network quality Improvement Organization. These government...

 

JFS Orlando's Weekly Wellness Corner

How are your relationships with friends, loved ones, or others around you? Are there people you wish you were closer to? The holidays can be the perfect time to nurture those relationships. It can be as easy as a phone call, grabbing a cup of coffee...

 

The man who saved more Jews than Schindler

As a journalist in Israel in the 1980s, I'd covered the Lebanon War and violence in the West Bank. But I'd always felt like an outsider. Last month, I returned to Jerusalem after nearly 35 years...

 

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