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 News    July 23, 2021 

Rally against antisemitism draws 3,000 at US Capitol

(JNS) - More than 3,000 people from across the country gathered near the U.S. Capitol on Sunday to stand in solidarity against the rising tide of antisemitism across the United States. "No Fear: A...

 
 By Josh Hasten    News    July 23, 2021 

Countdown has begun: Israel redoubles efforts for second attempt to land on moon

(JNS) - SpaceIL, an Israeli nonprofit organization that strives to inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers, and dreamers through innovative space missions, announced this week that it...

 
 News    July 23, 2021 

Pearlman Emergency Food Pantry resumes Aldi and Fresh Market food pick-ups

JFS Orlando's Pearlman Emergency Food Pantry is excited to share that food pick-ups from Aldi at Aloma Square Shopping Center and The Fresh Market on N Mills Ave have resumed as of late-June 2021....

 
 News    July 23, 2021 

Social summers with Temple Israel

After being apart, many of us long for reconnection to community. This is exactly what Temple Israel is aiming to achieve this summer with activities for the very young to the young at heart. Senior...

 
 News    July 23, 2021 

Heritage garners two awards from FPA

The Heritage Florida Jewish news took away two awards at the Florida Press Association’s annual weekly newspaper contest. “The temple of Zoom (Video Conferencing) is upon us” by Christine DeSouza won second place for Best Headline. In the...

 
 News    July 23, 2021 

Israel to withhold $182 million from Palestinian Authority to offset terror stipends

(JNS) Israel’s Security Cabinet voted on Sunday to withhold 597 million shekels ($182 million) from the tax revenues it collects for the Palestinian Authority, in accordance with a terror finance law passed in 2018. The amount is equivalent to...

 
 News    July 23, 2021 

Watchdog to legislators: 'Ethnic-studies bill threatens safety of Jewish students'

(JNS) — The antisemitism watchdog AMCHA Initiative is urging the California Senate Education Committee to vote against a bill that allows high school districts to adopt an antisemitic draft of an ethnic-studies curriculum. “Especially now, as...

 
 News    July 23, 2021 

Palestinians compile long list of preconditions

(JNS) — The Palestinian Authority has prepared an extensive “grocery list” of demands to present this week to the United States as a precondition for a renewal of talks with Israel, Channel 12 reported on Sunday. At the top of the list, a...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    July 23, 2021 

Alleged assailant in stabbing of rabbi charged with hate crime

(JTA) — The suspect in the stabbing of a Boston Chabad rabbi has been charged with committing a hate crime and civil rights offense. Khaled Awad, 24, was arrested Thursday after allegedly stabbing Rabbi Shlomo Noginski outside of his school and...

 
 By Faygie Holt    News    July 23, 2021 

912 percent increase in antisemitic content on TikTok

(JNS) — During a symposium about online anti-Semitism sponsored by the U.S. State Department last year, a representative from the social-media platform TikTok assured that his company was working to combat hate. Speaking in October 2020, Jeff...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    July 23, 2021 

Survey: A quarter of U.S. Jews agree that Israel 'is an apartheid state'

(JTA) - A survey of U.S. Jewish voters taken after the Israel-Gaza conflict finds that a sizable minority believe some of the harshest criticisms of Israel, including that it is committing genocide an...

 
 By Emily Burack    News    July 23, 2021 

Tokyo Olympics: All the Jewish athletes to watch

(JTA) - The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are finally happening, a full year after they were planned. And yes, they're still being called the 2020 Olympics, even though they're happening in 2021. The Jewish...

 
 By JD Krebs    News    July 23, 2021 

Imagination drives Western Galilee recovery

With local shops and artisanal businesses, stunning artwork, boutique wines, and scrumptious food, it is easy to see how Israel's Western Galilee region was welcoming over 2 million tourists annually...

 
 News    July 23, 2021 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Biden taps LA’s Jewish mayor Eric Garcetti to be US ambassador to India By Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Joe Biden nominated Los Angeles’ Jewish mayor, Eric Garcetti, to be his ambassador to India. In announcing the nomination on...

 
 News    July 23, 2021 

Coalition brings Israeli water technology to Hard Rock community in Navajo Nation

(JNS) - The Israeli company Watergen has implemented a pilot project, installing a GEN-M water generator at Rocky Ridge Gas & Market in the Hard Rock community of the Navajo Nation. It was...

 

Happy anniversary Central Florida Hillel

Central Florida Hillel kicked off its 20th anniversary with a tree planting on Sunday, July 11. The year 2021 marks the 20th year that Central Florida Hillel has been recognized as a Jewish...

 

Hear two dynamic speakers who share in the fight to preserve Israel

Reports about the Arabs who live in Judea and Samaria is always covered in the mainstream media - their living conditions, their suffering, their plight, etc. There is not much coverage about Jews...

 

Herzog sworn in as Israel's president

(JNS) — Former Labor Party leader and Jewish Agency chairman Isaac Herzog was sworn in as Israel’s 11th president on Wednesday, saying he would work to repair divisions within Israeli society. The...

 

Israel's Palestinian president

Israel just inaugurated a new president. He is largely a ceremonial figure as the official “head of state.” He has a limited but very structured constitutional role. Nonetheless, amazingly, he is a Palestinian. Isaac “Bougie” Herzog is...

 

Earn college credits in high school while learning what Judaism says about money, stress and success

Once again this fall, Jewish high school students in the North Orlando area will have a unique opportunity to earn college credits while exploring the tenets of Judaism. Over the last year, the stock...

 

JFS Orlando provided more than $884,000 in rental assistance

JFS Orlando CARES, the emergency rental assistance program of Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando, provided relief for those impacted financially by COVID-19 since October 2020. With the completion of the program on June 30, 2021, JFS Orlando...

 

Anti-Israel activists accuse IDF of exploiting disaster in Surfside, Fla.

(JNS) — Anti-Israel activists took to social media to accuse the Israel Defense Forces of exploiting the collapse of the Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Fla. Rafael Shimunov, a political activist from Queens, N.Y., questioned the motives of...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    July 16, 2021

Andrew Saul, Jewish Social Security boss installed by Trump and fired by Biden, vows to stay in the post

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Andrew Saul, the Social Security Administration Commissioner who President Joe Biden fired last week, claimed the move was illegal and vowed to stay in the post. Saul, a businessman who has donated heavily to Jewish causes, gave...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    July 16, 2021

Alleged assailant in stabbing of rabbi charged with hate crime

(JTA) — The suspect in the stabbing of a Boston Chabad rabbi has been charged with committing a hate crime and civil rights offense. Khaled Awad, 24, was arrested Thursday after allegedly stabbing Rabbi Shlomo Noginsky outside of his school and...

 
 By Faygie Holt    News    July 16, 2021

Study reveals 912 percent increase in anti-Semitic content on TikTok

(JNS) — During a symposium about online anti-Semitism sponsored by the U.S. State Department last year, a representative from the social-media platform TikTok assured that his company was working to combat hate. Speaking in October 2020, Jeff Colli...

 

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