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Kosher food truck in Longwood

Doloros Indek and Rabbi Yanky Majesky, as well as many others, enjoyed the kosher sandwiches at the new kosher food truck from Gili's Kitchen in Jacksonville. They didn't have to drive to...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    February 26, 2021 

Biden and Bibi have good talk

WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Joe Biden called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu nearly a month into his first term — a time frame that drew criticism from Republicans for its length. Biden appeared to make up for lost time, at least...

 
 By Ashley Fisak    News    February 26, 2021 

The virtual side of fundraising and the Jewish Pavilion

Fundraising can be challenging in the best of times, and if you throw in a pandemic, it creates even bigger challenges. What do nonprofits do to ensure that they are able to receive the funds they need to fulfill their mission? At the Jewish...

 

Zoom in to hear famous Nazi hunter

Emotionally together," Chabad will be hosting Holocaust historian Dr. Efraim Zuroff on Sunday, March 14 at 10 a.m.  Zuroff is the chief Nazi-hunter of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the director...

 

A special Purim treat for Jewish Pavilion seniors

Purim was celebrated al fresco at many of the Jewish Pavilion facilities. All of the Jewish elderly received goody bags for the Purim Holiday. Special thanks to Sharon Littman and her mahjong ladies...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    February 26, 2021 

Biden: White supremacists are 'the most dangerous people' in America

(JTA) — President Joe Biden, saying domestic terrorism was the “greatest threat” in America and white supremacists are the “most dangerous people,” pledged to focus his Justice Department on the rise of white supremacy. Biden, in Milwaukee...

 

SNL's anti-Semitic skit panned and called out by Jews and Christians

(Jerusalem Israel) — Gilda Radner is doing flips in her grave. If she were alive, the former star of Saturday Night Live (SNL) who died in 1989, would be crying, but not from laughter.   Radner is one of many young comedians who got their start...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    February 26, 2021 

'Your voice was silenced': Jewish parents of Parkland victims remember their kids three years later

(JTA) — On the third anniversary of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, parents of the shooting’s Jewish victims shared their memories and hopes for the future. Several of the 17 students and faculty who were killed in the 2018 shooting at...

 

Yad Vashem 'deeply disturbed' by Polish court verdict

(JNS) — Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial center said on Thursday that it was “deeply disturbed” by the implications of a Polish court’s recent ruling in a libel case involving the alleged wartime actions of Edward Malinowski, the...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    February 26, 2021 

Israel policy set to play a role in Ohio special congressional race

(JTA) — The Democratic Majority for Israel political action committee has made an endorsement in a special congressional election in Ohio, a sign of how Israel tensions within the Democratic Party have not abated since the party’s sweeping wins...

 
 By Larry Luxner    News    February 26, 2021 

A need for disability advocacy

When Israeli-American violinist Itzhak Perlman debuted at Carnegie Hall in 1963, he performed while seated - a consequence of the polio that left him unable to walk without leg braces or crutches...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    February 26, 2021 

Nikki Haley broke with Trump - it could make her a Jewish GOP favorite in 2024

WASHINGTON (JTA) - Nikki Haley has finally and decisively broken with Donald Trump in a move that puts her at the front of the potential Republican presidential pack for moderate conservatives,...

 

Israel doesn't want to fight, but they are prepared

Earlier this week, the Israeli Air Force carried out a three-day exercise simulating a large-scale war against Hezbollah, the terrorist group that controls much of Lebanon, and which reportedly has as many as 150,000 missiles aimed at Israel....

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    February 26, 2021 

Arizona Jewish Post shuts down after 75 years

(JTA) - The Arizona Jewish Post, a 75-year-old community publication covering the Jewish population of Tucson and southern Arizona, announced it would cease operations effective March 1. The Jewish...

 
 By Hannah Dreyfus    News    February 26, 2021 

On the NYC mayoral campaign trail, Andrew Yang hints at hands-off approach to yeshiva education

(New York Jewish Week via JTA) - New York mayoral candidate Andrew Yang waded into the debate over the push for secular education at yeshivas, affirming "parental choice" and saying there is a...

 
 By Josh Hasten    News    February 26, 2021 

The ongoing battle over illegal construction in Judea and Samaria

(JNS) - According to Gabi Harow, a resident of the Israeli settlement of Nokdim in Gush Etzion, there have been massive changes in the landscape since he moved to the community with his family in...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Flagship New Jersey yeshiva cancels Purim celebrations By Andrew Silow-Carroll (JTA) — Haredi Orthodox Jews in Lakewood, New Jersey, are curtailing Purim festivities because of COVID-19. For the first time in 80 years, Beth Medrash Govoha, the...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    February 26, 2021 

ADL singles out Poland, Hungary, Russia and British Labour Party in Europe anti-Semitism report

(JTA) - Authorities in Poland, Russia, Hungary and some lawmakers in Britain's Labour Party used anti-Semitism for political means, according to the Anti-Defamation League's anti-Semitism report on...

 

Israeli COVID-19 cure 'could change the fate of humanity'

(JNS) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met on Monday at his office in Jerusalem with the head of the research project at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov Hospital), where an...

 

B'ri'ut program to address substance use disorders in the community

One death from substance abuse is one too many. The Central Florida Jewish community has had to bear many heartbreaking losses because of this devastating disease. Nationally, suspected overdose...

 

Hadassah CEO to step down

Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, announces that Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director Janice Weinman will step down after nine years as the organization's leader, effective...

 

Jewish Future Pledge launches partnerships with 12 federations

United States — Today, the Jewish Future Pledge and The Jewish Federations of North America announced their first cohort of local Jewish Federations for a two-year pilot program to proliferate a culture of legacy giving in communities across North...

 

Introducing IAC360

The IAC360 platform was designed as part of the Israeli-American Council vision to build an engaged and resilient coast-to-coast community with Israel at its heart and “Israeliness” in its spirit. IAC invites the community to be part of its...

 

Planting trees for Tu B'Shvat

Once again, Laurence Morrell, aka "Last of the Jewish Red Necks," came through. He gladly assisted both the Temple Israel educational school, MAGAL, to have both a fundraiser and a way to celebrate...

 

Florida State University student senate rejects pro-BDS, anti-IHRA resolutions

(JNS) — The student senate at Florida State University rejected a series of resolutions that supported the anti-Israel BDS movement and rejected the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s working definition on anti-Semitism. The...

 

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