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 By Alex Traiman    News    July 1, 2022 

Coalition doomed to failure, new elections loom

(JNS) - Israel appears set to head back to the polls after a "change coalition" has failed to hold its razor-thin majority, barely a year after its formation. Elections are likely to be held on Oct. 2...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    July 1, 2022 

Doron Almog set to head Jewish Agency

(JTA) - The Jewish Agency's nominating committee recommended Doron Almog, a storied retired general and a longtime advocate for people with disabilities, to lead the body that bridges Israel and the...

 
 News    July 1, 2022 

Statement from the JCRC on the overturn of Roe v. Wade

For 50 years, Roe v. Wade has been the “settled law” of the United States. Today, in its decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Center, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, revoking the Constitutional right of a woman to...

 
 News    July 1, 2022 

JFS Orlando's Weekly Wellness Corner

Get ‘em while they’re in season! From apricots and peaches, to blueberries and strawberries, and even to cantaloupe and watermelon, the summer means plenty of delicious fresh fruits to enjoy. Did...

 
 News    July 1, 2022 

Residents at Oakmonte Village Siena celebrate Shabbat

The Jewish Pavilion hosted Shabbat services at Oakmonte Village Siena. They were led by Randi Cunningham, a long-time volunteer, and consisted of singing, prayers, and challah. Cunningham started by...

 
 By Dmitriy Shapiro    News    July 1, 2022 

Biden's mideast nominees under fire for anti-Israel bias

(JNS) — Two Biden administration nominees for top posts related to the Middle East came under fire for alleged anti-Israel bias by Senate Republicans in their confirmation hearing on Thursday. The hearing, held in the Senate Foreign Relations...

 
 By David Isaac    News    July 1, 2022 

Netanyahu has week to find majority, prevent Israeli elections

(JNS) — With the dramatic announcement on June 20 by coalition leaders Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid of their intention to dissolve Israel’s government, the nation began bracing itself for its fifth round of elections in three years. A...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    July 1, 2022 

BDS disavows Boston project mapping

(JTA) — The global Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement targeting Israel has disavowed a controversial website mapping Boston-area Jewish groups a day after lawmakers urged a federal investigation of the project’s potential to be used by...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    July 1, 2022 

Supreme Court ruling in Maine school case could lead to broad public funding of religious schools

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Maine parents seeking funding to send their children to religious schools, a development that a dissenting Jewish justice, Stephen Breyer, suggested could open the door to broad public...

 
 By Jackie Hajdenberg    News    July 1, 2022 

Zelensky singles out Israel for refusing to join international sanctions against Russia

(JTA) — In a live streamed address to students, faculty and staff at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky urged Israel to join the network of countries around the world that have placed sanctions on Russia for its...

 
 By Michael A. Helfand    News    July 1, 2022 

The Supreme Court just made sure religious institutions won't be left out of government funding

(JTA) — On Tuesday, the Supreme Court issued a landmark decision prohibiting government from excluding religion and religious institutions from government funding programs.  This decision in Carson v. Makin follows on the heels of two other high...

 
 News    July 1, 2022 

5 reasons why the BDS Mapping Project is dangerous for Jews everywhere

From the American Jewish Committee, a global Jewish advocacy organization A new website that claims to show the ties between various Massachusetts institutions and “support for the colonization of Palestine” has raised alarms over its dangerous...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    July 1, 2022 

24 Democratic senators urge Biden to involve US in investigation of Palestinian journalist's death

(JTA) — Just under half of all Democratic senators are seeking the “direct involvement” of the United States in the investigation of the death of a Palestinian journalist who was shot over a month ago while covering an Israeli raid on a West...

 
 By Jacob Henry    News    July 1, 2022 

Bill de Blasio seeks forgiveness in bid for Orthodox votes in Borough Park

(New York Jewish Week) — Seeking the endorsement of Borough Park Orthodox leaders in his run for Congress, former mayor Bill de Blasio apologized for a 2020 tweet berating Jews for large gatherings held during the pandemic.  In a video of...

 
 News    July 1, 2022 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Eli Rosenbaum to head DOJ team investigating war crimes in Ukraine By Madeline Fixler (JTA) — Eli Rosenbaum, a Justice Department veteran known for his work tracking and deporting former Nazis residing in the United States, will lead a team...

 
 By David Isaac    News    July 1, 2022 

What's on the agenda for Biden's Israel visit?

(JNS) — U.S. President Joe Biden is scheduled to visit Israel on July 13. Analysts tell JNS that among the key topics to be discussed will be the Iran threat; a security alliance between Israel and Gulf states; the U.S. consulate in Jerusalem;...

 
 By Mike Wagenheim    News    July 1, 2022 

Julie Platt takes reigns of JFNA Board of Trustees

(JNS) — There was little time for a period of transition for Julie Platt. But with her experience, there was little need for one. Announced in February as the incoming chair of the Jewish Federations of North America Board of Trustees, Platt was...

 
 By Benjamin Weinthal    News    July 1, 2022 

Fury over German court's 'anti-Semitic' pro-BDS ruling

(JNS) - The Stuttgart Administrative Court recently ruled that calls to single out the Jewish state for boycott, divestment and sanctions do not violate Germany's laws against hate speech and are...

 
 By Jacob Henry    News    June 24, 2022

NBA star Enes Kanter Freedom brings Holocaust education to Muslim school

(New York Jewish Week) - At the Brooklyn Amity School, a majority-Muslim private school in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, high school students are taking part in a new Holocaust education initiative with...

 

Knesset to disband, Israel set for new round of elections

(JNS) — Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Alternate Prime Minister Yair Lapid have agreed to disband the current Knesset and head to new elections. A preliminary bill will tentatively be brought during the upcoming parliamentary session...

 
 By Jacob Henry    News    June 24, 2022

DeSantis calls out 'woke ideology'

(New York Jewish Week) - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis spoke about the success of the Jewish community in the Sunshine State and the need to fight "wokeness" in an address to a conservative Jewish group i...

 

Bari Sigal joins CRJ leadership team

Megan Steinmetz, Congregatio of Reform Judaism president announces that Bari Sigal has been selected as CRJ’s new director of Programing and Member Engagement. Sigal will take the lead on creating...

 

Grief Support experienced through the Jewish Pavilion

In May and June of 2022, Judy Kahan led a weekly grief support group for Jewish people who had experienced a loss. The sessions were held at Cascade Heights in Longwood. Another grief support group...

 

Communal leaders request Israel to commemorate global Jewish terror victims

(JNS) — Heads of major Jewish organizations, led by the Jewish Agency for Israel, delivered a letter to Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett calling on the Israeli government to designate those killed in anti-Semitic incidents outside of Israel...

 

Yeshiva University acquires Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive

(JNS) — Yeshiva University in New York is the latest academic institution to acquire the unabridged version of the Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive, a collection of audiovisual interviews comprising 54,000 eyewitness testimonies of...

 

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