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 By Ron Kampeas    News    September 25, 2020 

White House ceremony celebrates new era for Israel, UAE and Bahrain

WASHINGTON (JTA) - Benjamin Netanyahu has complained for years about Arab leaders telling their people one thing in Arabic and diplomats saying another to Western audiences in English. Not on Tuesday....

 

With HIAS changing longtime focus, supporters question some of its priorities

(JNS) - The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, better known as HIAS, was for the better part of a century responsible for helping settle generations of Jewish refugees in their new homes in the United...

 

Back by popular demand - Men's Night Out (In)

For the past four years, Orlando synagogue Men's Clubs, with support from the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando, generous premier sponsors Alan Ginsburg and Aaron Gorovitz, and several other sponso...

 

Decorating jars to hold honey for a sweet new year

Jewish Academy of Orlando students prepared for the High Holidays by creating artwork on jars to hold the honey that they would dip their apples into, anticipating a sweet year (let us hope it will...

 
 By JTA staff    News    September 25, 2020 

Abraham Foxman endorses Biden, calling Trump a 'demagogue' - RJC chair voices rebuttal

(JTA) - Abraham Foxman, the former longtime leader of the Anti-Defamation League, has broken his tradition of not endorsing political candidates to back Joe Biden, arguing that President Donald Trump...

 

Jewish groups join effort to end federal death penalty

Washington, D.C. — More than 200 local, state and national organizations are calling on Congress to examine issues arising from the current spate of federal executions, and ultimately to abolish the federal death penalty. A growing number of...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    September 25, 2020 

Biden leads Trump 67-30 among Jewish voters, survey finds

(JTA) — A survey of Jewish voters shows 67 percent plan to vote for Joe Biden in November and 30 percent plan to vote for Donald Trump. The numbers in the survey released Monday by the Jewish Electorate Institute broke the same way when voters were...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    September 25, 2020 

Jewish umbrella body comes to a decision: Not to decide

(JTA) — The main foreign policy umbrella for the U.S. Jewish community came to a decision to not come to a decision on whether its members inappropriately disparage one another. Earlier this year, HIAS, the Jewish community’s lead immigration adv...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    September 25, 2020 

Kosovo's Jews cheer their Muslim-majority state's new deal with Israel

(JTA) - For Flori Dedoni, a member of the tiny Jewish community of Kosovo, the news that his country is establishing formal diplomatic ties with Israel is cause for celebration. Until last week,...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    September 25, 2020 

The Red Cross is aiding hundreds of Jewish pilgrims who have amassed at Ukraine's closed borders

(JTA) - On the border of Belarus and Ukraine, Avremi Vitman tried to shake off the morning chill as he prayed earlier this week. Vitman was hungry and uncomfortable after yet another night sleeping...

 
 By Stephen Silver    News    September 25, 2020 

Major League Baseball's official historian on Jews in baseball and making sense of the weirdest season of all time

(JTA) - From Hank Greenberg to Sandy Koufax to Alex Bregman, Jews and baseball go way back, to the 19th century. It's not just players and fans - the participation even extends to the role of official...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    September 25, 2020 

Biden says Trump's foreign policy is bad for Israel

(JTA) — At a virtual fundraiser organized by J Street, the liberal Jewish Middle East policy group, Joe Biden said that President Donald Trump is bad for Israel because he runs a feckless foreign policy. “Trump’s put Israel in danger by...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    September 25, 2020 

Study: More than one in 10 Americans under 40 thinks Jews caused the Holocaust

(JTA) — More than one in 10 American adults under 40 believes that Jews caused the Holocaust. That’s one finding from a survey published Wednesday trying to gauge Holocaust knowledge among millennials and Generation Z, a cohort ranging in age...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Polish auction house selling possessions of Holocaust survivor behind ‘The Pianist’ story By Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — A Polish auction house has announced the sale of 51 objects that belonged to the Holocaust survivor whose life story served as...

 

Jews have lived in Bahrain for 140 years - the country's peace deal with Israel changes their lives

(JTA) - Ebrahim Dahood Nonoo, the leader of Bahrain's tiny Jewish community, was among the Gulf country's approximately 50 Jews who thought peace with Israel would never arrive "in our lifetimes."...

 

Jewish candidate Tracey Kagan aims to break the glass ceiling in Seminole County

Two years ago, Tracey Kagan ran for office for the first time. Now she's running again - but this time, "it's a whole different ballgame," said Kagan. "I have learned so much in the past two years...

 

It's Moira for tax collector

Radio personality Moira is running for Seminole County Tax Collector. "This is the bravest thing I've ever done," she told Heritage. "I'm stepping off that cliff and hope to leave this place better th...

 

ECLC fundraiser surpasses goal

This community rocks when it comes to fundraising challenges. On Sept. 9 the Roth Family JCC held a 36-hour fundraiser for the Richard S. Adler Early Childhood Learning Center, which has experienced a decline in enrollment because of the COVIC...

 

Mendelsohns lose their home in Montana to fire

Maitland residents Jason and Ronni Mendelsohn have a home in Bozeman, Montana, which they recently lost to a fire that destroyed 28 homes in the area. The NBC television station in Montana...

 

You can still get Ben's Challah

Like other nonprofits, the Jewish Pavilion is cancelling their gala for 2020. Their ungala will consist of a silent online auction from Oct. 18-23. Instead of donning your annual Gems and Jeans...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    September 18, 2020

This map shows the 20 congressional districts with the most Jews

(JTA) - About one-third of American Jews live in just 20 of the country's congressional districts. Nearly half of those districts are in New York, and all but one of them is represented by a...

 

Hamas, Fatah have agreed to join forces against Israel

(Israel Hayom and JNS staff via JNS) — Hamas deputy political chief Saleh al-Arouri said on Monday that due to recent events in the region, the terrorist organization and its political rival, Fatah, had agreed to join forces. In an interview with...

 

Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize in wake of Israel-UAE deal

(JNS) — U.S. President Donald Trump has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize, in part for helping to broker the treaty between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, dubbed the “Abraham Accord.” He was nominated by Norwegian Parliament...

 

Jewish professor who made false claims about her ethnicity resigns

(JNS) - Jessica Krug, a Jewish professor at George Washington University who falsely identified as a black person, has resigned, announced the Washington, D.C.-based university on Wednesday. The uni...

 

Stepping up remote learning with technology and dedicated faculty

Jewish Academy of Orlando has upgraded the school's remote learning offering by investing in new technology and by naming Emily Watson, a veteran teacher as remote learning coordinator. Twenty...

 

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