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 By Ami Eden    News    December 6, 2019 

Bloomberg or Bernie: Which Jewish candidate do American Jews want?

NEW YORK (JTA)-First Bernie Sanders. Now Michael Bloomberg. This cycle's Democratic primary is shaping up to be the all-time greatest troll of white nationalist Twitter-a battle royale featuring both...

 
 By Michele Chabin    News    December 6, 2019 

Competition provides $1 million in grants to combat BDS and Israel delegitimization

By Michele Chabin TEL AVIV-The Genesis Prize Foundation and 2019 Genesis Prize laureate Robert Kraft have launched a competition that will award grants to Israeli organizations on the front lines of...

 

KCOA's 8 over 80 honorees for 2020

The Kinneret Council on Aging, a nonprofit agency that provides ongoing programs and services to residents of Kinneret Apartments, has announced the honorees for their 2020, 8 over 80 Gala to be held on Sunday, March 1, 2020. “This is our...

 

Congregation Beth Sholom in Leesburg December events

Friday, Dec. 13th: Come and join the family-friendly members of Congregation Beth Sholom for a spiritual service beginning the Shabbat. The 7 p.m. service is held at Congregation Beth Sholom in Leesburg located at 315 North 13th Street. Be inspired...

 

Hanukkah Happy Hour

The entire community is invited to enjoy a wonderful Hanukkah Happy Hour at Kinneret Apartments, 515 South Delaney Ave. Orlando, on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 5:30 p.m. The event is free of charge through...

 

Jewish Pavilion Chanukah parties

The Jewish Pavilion will be hosting Chanukah parties at various assisted living facilities throughout the holiday. For more information, please call 407-678-9363. Here is the schedule. Tuesday Dec. 10 3 p.m. Springhills 3 p.m. Westminster Wed. Dec. 1...

 

Jewish holiday meal delivery continues

The Jewish Pavilion loves its seniors and only want the best for them. When another agency was unable to continue holiday meals for seniors, The Jewish Pavilion Board of Directors unanimously voted to take on this very important project. The meals...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    December 6, 2019 

In Atlanta, Jewish hopes for ousting Trump in 2020 are complicated by the race question

ATLANTA (JTA)-For Jewish voters, Bernie Sanders mentioning the Palestinians seemingly out of nowhere during last week's presidential debate here was a striking moment. But for some Jews in this state,...

 
 By Dov Lipman    News    December 6, 2019 

Likud members are now presenting alternatives to Netanyahu's party leadership

(JNS)-Following Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit's announcement that he will formally indict Benjamin Netanyahu in three separate corruption cases, and the prime minister's inability to form a parl...

 

Bipartisan resolution against rockets fired on Israel

(JNS)—Reps. Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.) and Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) have introduced a bipartisan resolution in the House of Representatives condemning the recent rocket attacks on Israel and supporting the country’s right to defend itself. “When...

 
 By Josh Hasten    News    December 6, 2019 

Christian Zionist group dropped by Amazon, claims it is being targeted for pro-Israel views

(JNS)-Proclaiming Justice to The Nations, a Tennessee-based nonprofit evangelical Christian organization committed to standing with Israel and fighting anti-Semitism, has been removed from the...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    December 6, 2019 

Holocaust rescuer gets a surprise 100th birthday party in Poland

(JTA)-The day after he turned 100, Jozef Walaszczyk prepared to attend yet another Holocaust commemoration ceremony in his native Warsaw. Walaszczyk is Poland's oldest living Righteous Among the...

 

Everything you need to know about Israeli settlements and the Trump administration's announcement

(JTA)-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced this week that the United States will no longer consider Israeli Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria to be illegal. Here's an explainer about what th...

 

A day of premeditated rage

If you heard about the Palestinian Authority’s premediated “Day of Rage” this week, then it was probably “successful” from the perspective of being yet another hostile activity to protest and incite against Israel’s existence, perhaps...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Muslim woman deflects anti-Semitic tirade against man and young sons in London By Marcy Oster (JTA)—A Muslim woman wearing a hijab confronted a man on an Underground train in London who was verbally attacking a man and his sons, who were wearing...

 

The Rosen JCC has big plans for its future

On Oct. 24, the Rosen JCC celebrated 10 years in Southwest Orlando with its "10th Anniversary: Building the Future" event. Harris Rosen was honored with the JCC's inaugural Community Builder award...

 

Local author's first published novella wins an international book award

"My name is Harold Kushner. I'm here to tell you what is about to happen. It will begin as soon as I finish getting dressed and walk out my front door..." Thus begins "The Great Mongolian Bowling...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    November 29, 2019

Netanyahu indicted for corruption

JERUSALEM (JTA)-Benjamin Netanyahu has been charged in three corruption cases, marking the first time a sitting Israeli prime minister has been indicted. The charges, announced on Nov. 21 by the...

 

Israel headed for third election

(JNS)—Israel might be headed to a third election after all since Blue and White leader Benny Gantz could not cobble together a coalition government. His efforts followed those of Israeli Prime...

 

The dedication of Jeffrey & Diane Ginsburg Hillel House at Stetson

On Friday evening, Nov. 22, the Jeffrey & Diane Ginsburg Hillel House at Stetson University Hillel was dedicated. It was an incredible event made even more special by the more than 100 people who joined us at the House to celebrate Jewish life...

 

Learn about Israel's Rescuers Without Borders

In 2000, Israelis found themselves caught up in the second intifada in which thousands of terror attacks took place all throughout Israel. The injured Israelis who resided in Judea and Samaria waited...

 

Welcome to the new Chabad Jewish Center in Altamonte Springs

On Sunday, Dec. 8, from 11 a.m.—1 p.m., Chabad of Altamonte Springs will celebrate a grand opening Brunch and Mezuzah affixing ceremony at its new location, 195 S. Westmonte Drive in Altamonte Springs. “Over the last three years, hundreds of...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    November 29, 2019

Ukraine asked Alexander Vindman to be its defense minister, and other takeaways from his impeachment testimony

This is a developing story.  (JTA)—Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the Jewish National Security Council staffer whose firsthand account of the July phone call between President Donald Trump and the president of Ukraine is at the center of the...

 

Jewish man stabbed repeatedly outside New York synagogue

This is a developing story.  NEW YORK (JTA)—An Orthodox man was stabbed multiple times on his walk to synagogue for morning prayers. The man was approaching the synagogue Toshnad Heichel Torah Utfila in Spring Valley, New York, when a man got out...

 

If you truly want peace, start listening to us Jews and Palestinians who live in the West Bank

By Laura Ben-David TEKOA, WEST BANK (JTA)-I have lived in Israel for 17 years, and I have lived in the Gush Etzion region of the West Bank the entire time. To much of the world, that makes me a settle...

 

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