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Preserving the children's shoes found at Auschwitz

(JNS) - The International March of the Living announced on Thursday a global campaign with the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation and the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial to preserve thousands of shoes...

 

Lapid pro 2-state in UN speech

(JNS) - Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid supported the creation of a Palestinian state in a speech addressing the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, sparking a swift denunciation from...

 

Fall Events at the Rosen JCC

Fall at the Rosen JCC is jammed packed with events for the entire family. Community Bingo! Oct. 2 —The doors open at 1 p.m. and the games start at 2 p.m. It’s $20 cash to play for the day. Cash prizes and Raffles will be held. Refreshments are...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    September 30, 2022 

A Capitol Hill hearing on antisemitism and big tech turned acrimonious

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The lawmakers thanked the representatives from the social networks giants for attending the Capitol Hill hearing on antisemitism — after all, it was not an official congressional hearing and no one was obliged to turn up. But...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    September 30, 2022 

Rashida Tlaib says progressives cannot support Israel's government, sparking sharp criticism from fellow Democrats

WASHINGTON (JTA) — It’s an argument that has percolated for years in salons and on social media and now members of Congress are duking it out: What fits better into the “progressive” portmanteau, supporting or opposing Israeli policies? Rep....

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    September 30, 2022 

Biden hosts first-ever White House Rosh Hashanah party

WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Joe Biden is bringing a Jewish High Holiday celebration to the White House for the first time. His White House is hosting a Rosh Hashanah reception tonight, Sept. 30, Jewish Insider reported on Monday. As vice president...

 

Yeshiva University brings exhibition on Samaritans to DC's Museum of the Bible

(JNS) — The Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., is opening a new exhibition with unprecedented access to the life, culture and history of the Samaritans, a 2,000-year-old community. Beginning on Sept. 16 and running through Jan. 1, it was crea...

 

Israel conducting 'successful' campaign to thwart Iran nuke deal, but still 'long way' to go

(JNS) — Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid on Sunday described as “successful” his government’s diplomatic offensive against a revival of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. However, he conceded that there was a “long way” to go to ensure that...

 

Jewish Pavilion networking breakfast

The Jewish Pavilion depends on its generous sponsors in order to pursue their mission: enriching the lives of residents in elder care communities. Forty companies support the Jewish Pavilion financially and emotionally. They are integrally involved...

 

The story of the apple tree

One of my favorite Rosh Hashanah stories that I tell to the residents in the Orlando area senior living facilities is about an apple tree that is growing in a forest. The apple tree gazes up at the night sky each evening and sees the stars that...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    September 30, 2022 

Yair Lapid tells US Jewish leaders he loves them, drawing a contrast with Netanyahu

(JTA) — Yair Lapid called the people around the table “family” and “brothers and sisters.” The vibe was unusual for the 50 or so Jewish leaders who convened Wednesday to meet the Israeli prime minister, and who were used to being lectured a...

 
 By Jacob Gurvis    News    September 30, 2022 

Robert Sarver cites 'faith' and 'atonement' in announcing decision to sell teams after scandal

(JTA) — Robert Sarver, the Jewish owner of the NBA’s Phoenix Suns and WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury, announced Wednesday that he will seek buyers for the two franchises as he serves his one-year suspension for misconduct. Sarver, a real estate busines...

 
 By Toby Axelrod    News    September 30, 2022 

Germany's public broadcaster mandates that all employees support Israel's right to exist

(JTA) — Germany’s public broadcaster, Deutsche Welle, has revised its code of conduct to require support for Israel’s right to exist, and employees who fail to do so may now be fired.  The move announced Sept. 1 preceded a court order last...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

US Rep. Torres calls to probe NYC’s ‘failure’ to prosecute hate crimes (JNS) — New York Rep. Ritchie Torres (D-N.Y.) sent a letter on Friday to the U.S. Department of Justice asking it to investigate what he called New York City’s failu...

 

Queen Elizabeth's relationship with Holocaust survivors and the State of Israel

(JNS) — Jews around the world are reflecting on the consequential 70-year reign of Queen Elizabeth II following her death on Thursday and what she meant for the Jewish community. Shortly after the news was announced, Britain’s Chief Rabbi...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    September 30, 2022 

Israel vows 'diplomatic war' over Booking.com plan to add safety warnings to West Bank listings

(JTA) - Israel's tourism minister has threatened a "diplomatic war" with travel site Booking.com over the company's decision this week to display a safety warning on any listings in Israeli-controlled territories in the West Bank. A Booking.com...

 

Jewish community expresses condolences as Queen Elizabeth II's reign comes to an end

(JNS) - Queen Elizabeth II concluded her 70-year reign on Thursday with her passing at the age of 96. The longest ruling monarch in British history's death comes after years of deteriorating health. S...

 

Israeli government leaders react to passing of Queen Elizabeth II

(JNS) — Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid took to Twitter to express condolences upon the death of Queen Elizabeth II, calling her “an extraordinary figure, a unique leader who symbolized devotion and love for her homeland.” “On behalf of...

 

Truss takes over British premiership with Conservative Party win

(JNS) - Liz Truss won the vote on Monday to become the leader of Britain's Conservative Party, a contest that also decided who will replace Boris Johnson as prime minister. Truss, who served in...

 

ADL will review its education materials after Fox News calls the group 'far-left'

(JTA) – The Anti-Defamation League says it will “launch a thorough review” of its educational content to address materials “misaligned with” the organization’s values after Fox News published a story accusing the anti-hate group of...

 

Israel says its forces likely killed Shireen Abu Akleh in new report

(JTA) — An Israeli soldier very likely fired the gunshot that killed Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in May, an analysis released by the Israel Defense Forces Monday concluded. But no one present during the killing, including the...

 

New Israeli research could render vaccines unnecessary

(JNS) — A team of researchers at Tel Aviv University has proven that antibodies isolated from the immune systems of recovered COVID-19 patients are effective in neutralizing known strains of the virus, including the Delta and the Omicron variants....

 

Germany apologizes to Munich Massacre victims and opens research commission into events surrounding the tragedy

(JTA) - At a ceremony held on the air base where 11 Israeli athletes and coaches were murdered during the 1972 Munich Olympics, German officials apologized for the "lack of protection" that led to the...

 

This High Holiday season, a Twitter 'Repentance Bot' wants to teach people how to apologize for real

(JTA) - Move over, tashlich: Twitter is the new place to atone, thanks to a bot programmed by Jewish coders who want users to apologize better. While the tradition of symbolically throwing bread,...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    September 16, 2022

Israel advances plan to build 700 units in new East Jerusalem settlement

(JTA) — Israel’s government advanced a plan to build as many as 700 new apartment units in a suburb of Jerusalem that opponents say encroaches on a Palestinian village that straddles the...

 

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