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 By Melanie Phillips    News    April 2, 2021

Christian leaders remain silent as the church recycles its oldest hatred

(JNS) - The World Council of Churches has gone full theological incitement against the State of Israel. In a recent Zoom webinar with more than 300 Christian activists to promote a film about the...

 
 By Sean Savage    News    April 2, 2021

How CUFI has awakened the 'sleeping giant' of Christian Zionism

(JNS) - As the World Council of Churches goes full throttle against Israel, Christians United for Israel, one of the most powerful voices for Israel in the United States, marked its 15th anniversary....

 
 By William Levy    News    April 2, 2021

More good medical news from Israel

Israelis do not make islands in the shape of palm trees, nor towering skyscrapers, nor expensive hotels, nor do their leaders use cars with solid silver bodies (a clear allusion to Dubai and the United Arab Emirates). The pride of the State of...

 

Israel's COVID reproduction rate drops to 0.59

(Israel Hayom) — Israel’s coronavirus reproduction rate continues to drop, according to Health Ministry data released on Wednesday, and now stands at 0.59. Of the 41,443 COVID-19 tests that the ministry conducted on Tuesday, 679 came back...

 

On and off the court, Israel's NBA star is making the grade

By Howard Blas (JNS) - As Deni Avdija and the Washington Wizards mark the halfway point of the season and celebrate his selection to the 2020-21 NBA Rising Stars World Team roster, 21-year-old...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Israel and UAE face off in rugby (JTA) — In what was likely the first-ever friendly sports match between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, their national rugby squads squared off Friday in Dubai. In the first game, Israel defeated UAE 33-0. The...

 
 By Amanda Gordon    News    April 2, 2021

A New York lox company has boomed during the pandemic - by selling smoked salmon from England

(JTA) — Every Sunday growing up in northwest London, Simon Joseph would arrive home after playing football (American soccer) with friends and feast on toasted bagels with cream cheese and smoked salmon. It was a beloved ritual, one of the only...

 
 By Sean Savage    News    April 2, 2021

Hillel reinvents itself to face dual challenges of pandemic and anti-Semitism

(JNS) — Often synonymous with Jewish life on campus, Hillel has been a gathering point for Jewish students across hundreds of campuses in the United States for decades. While being a “big tent” organization that seeks to accommodate a wide...

 
 By JNS staff    News    March 26, 2021

Netanyahu wins but may not be able to form a coalition

The fourth attempt in two years to unseat embattled Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears to have failed once again, with Netanyahu securing his largest-ever electoral victory over his...

 

JNF-USA Breakfast for Israel: Fauda Style

Stars of the binge-worthy Israeli Netflix hit series Fauda will be joining Jewish National Fund-USA, the Orlando community and thousands of supporters across the country for the organization's annual...

 
 By Ed Borowsky    News    March 26, 2021

Have you seen the Passover Playbook?

Introducing the "Passover Playbook," brought to the Jewish community by Orlando Jewish Parent. OJP, for short, is a comprehensive program, embraced by the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando and The...

 

Kimberly K. Harris joins JFS Orlando Board

JFS Orlando welcomes their newest board member, Kimberly K. Harris. Originally from Richmond, Va., Harris grew up in a large blended family. “I really grew up accustomed to the idea of ‘family...

 

Pay tribute to Holocaust survivors and victims and participate in Yom Hashoah observance

Yom HaShoah or Holocaust Remembrance Day, is observed on April 8 as a day of commemoration for the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust as a result of the actions carried out by the Nazi regime and its collaborators.  The date to comme...

 
 By Hanan Greenwood    News    March 26, 2021

Clearing out notes in Kotel ahead of Passover

(Israel Hayom) - Workers at the Western Wall (Kotel) in Jerusalem on Tuesday conducted the site's customary biannual clearout of all the notes stuck between the stones over the course of the...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    March 26, 2021

After Atlanta massacre, Jewish groups rally on behalf of Asian Americans

(JTA) - Jewish groups are rallying in support of Asian Americans following a string of murders Tuesday at massage parlors in Atlanta that left eight people dead, including six Asians. Police in...

 

International March of the Living to hold virtual 2021 march

International March of the Living will hold a Virtual March on Holocaust Remembrance Day led by Israel's President Reuven Rivlin, Holocaust survivors, Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion, Jewish Agency Chair...

 

Biden appoints two more anti-Semites

The Biden administration has just made two more very concerning appointments: Colin Kahl for undersecretary of defense for policy at the Pentagon, and Uzra Zeya for undersecretary of civilian security, democracy, and human rights. Both...

 

Congregation Sinai shares Holocaust memorial honors

A ceremonial Yom HaShoah service will be held by Congregation Sinai on Holocaust Remembrance Day to remember and honor all of those who perished. This memorial service will be open to the entire community. Never Again! While the traditional...

 

Yom HaShoah memorial at Rollins College

Rollins College will be holding a Yom HaShoah memorial, titled Never Again: A Commemoration of the Holocaust (Yom HaShoah). It will be on April 8 from 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. The event will include student speakers, a reading by a published poet, the...

 

A safe breakfast for Jewish Pavilion leadership

The pandemic forces charities to rethink and refashion their events. Normally, the Jewish Pavilion has two annual breakfasts for their sponsors so they can come together and network. In the past,...

 
 By Nadav Shragai    News    March 26, 2021

Israel straddles the divide as Saudis vie for influence over Temple Mount

(JNS) — Two events of religious and historical significance that very nearly took place last week point to a deeper layer in Jordan and Saudi Arabia’s struggle for guardianship of Islamic holy places on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount. Israel has now...

 
 By David Isaac    News    March 26, 2021

Obama book riddled with 'falsehoods, lies and omissions' - Zionist group demands rewrite

On Feb. 23, the Zionist Organization of America sent a letter to Penguin Random House to complain about the anti-Israel bias in former President Barack Obama’s memoir “A Promised Land.” The organization has yet to hear back, says ZOA National...

 

StandWithUs statement on approval Model Curriculum

StandWithUs is disappointed that California’s K-12 Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum was approved without the reasonable changes called for by so many people across the state. The State Board of Education voted for the final version unanimously,...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Michigan imam calls to ‘join hands’ with Jews that wish Jerusalem to be retaken (MEMRI via JNS) — A Michigan imam said in a sermon earlier this month that Muslims should not be afraid to join hands with those who share the cause of recapturing...

 

JAO's future home builders and fund raisers

Jewish Academy of Orlando second-graders raised funds in the grade's annual Fun Run to benefit a Habitat for Humanity house. The students later visited the house and presented the check to the...

 

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