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The story of Purim told 'L'dor Vador,' from generation to generation

The Jewish Pavilion celebrated the festival of Purim with youth and elders together at Brookdale Dr. Phillips assisted-living facility last month with interactive story telling, singing, dancing, and...

 

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Maxwell House is offering a ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Haggadah By JTA staff (JTA)—Real life tradition and television nostalgia collide in a collaboration between the venerable Maxwell House Haggadah and the hit Amazon series “The Marvelous...

 

Beresheet space craft crashes on the moon

The Israeli SpaceIL spacecraft Beresheet - Hebrew for Genesis - is on the moon, but not in the way that was hoped. Beresheet snapped its first "selfie," with the help of NASA, as it was landing, 22...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    April 12, 2019

Netanyahu wins narrow victory in Israel's election

(JTA) - Benjamin Netanyahu appears likely to win a fifth term as Israel's prime minister as right-wing parties apparently have maintained their majority in the nationwide elections held Tuesday. With...

 
 By Israel Kasnett    News    April 5, 2019

US: Israel has sovereignty over Golan

(JNS)-The formal recognition of Israel's sovereignty in the Golan Heights by the United States could not have come on a more sobering day for Israelis. As rockets were being launched deep into the...

 

JCC Campus debt paid off!

The Jewish Community Campus in Maitland is about to be debt-free for the first time in a generation, thanks in part to a resoundingly successful 24-hours fundraiser held March 25-26. Just three years...

 
 By Yaakov Lappin    News    April 5, 2019

IDF pummels Hamas

(JNS)—The Hamas rocket that shattered a village home in the Sharon district of central Israel, north of Tel Aviv early on morning of March 25, is an attack that for Israeli leadership represents a step too far. Eleven days after Hamas fired two...

 
 By Lisa Levine    News    April 5, 2019

Purim festivities with the Jewish Pavilion

Jewish Pavilion staff and volunteers worked hard to bring the joy and fun of Purim to seniors in living facilities all over town last month. At more than two dozen festive parties and special events,...

 

JAO students and families celebrate Purim with much fanfare

Jewish Academy of Orlando celebrated Purim with a megillah reading, party, performances, delivery of mishloach manot (Purim baskets), and grogger sculpture creations. Third-grade students performed in...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    April 5, 2019

Pence blasts anti-Semitic rhetoric, 2020 Democratic candidates for missing AIPAC

(JNS)—Vice President Mike Pence blasted Democratic freshmen in the House of Representatives on Monday, in addition to certain candidates on the 2020 presidential campaign trail, for the former using “rank anti-Semitic language” and the latter...

 

Nations decry US recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights

(JNS)—Russia, Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Iraq criticized the United States for recognizing the Golan Heights as Israeli territory, following a ceremony attended by U.S. President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...

 

Omar hosted fundraiser with CAIR-affiliated PAC

(JNS)—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), as part of a series of addressing fundraisers for groups that promote Islamic extremism, appeared at a fundraiser on Sunday, March 24, for a political action committee affiliated with the Council on American...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    April 5, 2019

Ilhan Omar lashes out at Pelosi, Netanyahu for their AIPAC jabs

WASHINGTON (JTA)—Rep. Ilhan Omar hit back at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after they called out the first-year congresswoman at the AIPAC policy conference for her attacks on the lobby and support for...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    April 5, 2019

The Golan Heights, explained

(JTA)-President Donald Trump recently signed a proclamation recognizing Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights. Here's what you need to know about the Golan Heights, the 52-year argument over...

 

At vigil for New Zealand mosque shootings, students chant terrorist slogans

(JNS)—The Young Progressives of America at Brooklyn College and the Brooklyn College Islamic Society & Muslim Women’s Educational Initiative held a vigil on Friday, memorializing the 50 Muslim worshippers murdered in Christchurch, New Zealand,...

 

Cleric: 'France will become an Islamic country through jihad'

(MEMRI via JNS)—Palestinian cleric Abu Taqi Al-Din Al-Dari said in an Al-Aqsa mosque address that was uploaded to the Internet on March 12, 2019, that young people in Germany and France do not value marriage as much as Muslims do, but that this is...

 
 By Yaakov Lappin    News    April 5, 2019

Israel has 'no alternative' but to rely on force to stop Iran in Syria

(JNS)—Iran could be trying to build missile factories in Syria again, according to recent reports, raising the possibility of further Israeli preemptive action. The Israeli commercial satellite company ImageSat International (ISI) published images...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    April 5, 2019

AIPAC stands up to critics-but what it stands for is more elusive

WASHINGTON (JTA)—The American Israel Public Affairs Committee wants you to know it will not be silenced. “When they try to silence us, we speak up, and when they tell us to sit down, we stand up, we stand up,” Howard Kohr, the Israel lobby’s...

 

Survival is due to 'miracles,' says family in central Israel whose home was hit by rocket

(JNS)—Daniel Wolf, whose home was hit by a long-range missile from Gaza on Monday, said although his family home was destroyed in the attack, “a lot of miracles happened” that ultimately spared the family from death. “We are in shock, but...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Israeli spacecraft ‘Beresheet’ sends new images to Earth (JNS)—Fresh images and video were transmitted to Earth from the Israeli spacecraft “Beresheet” as it makes its way to the moon, announced SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries on...

 

COS Youth Players present 'Joseph and His Dreamcoat'

The COS Youth Players of Congregation Ohev Shalom present, "Joseph and His Dreamcoat," April 7 at 1:30 p.m. and April 10 at 6:45 p.m. Both performances are at the synagogue located at 613 Concourse...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    March 29, 2019

Does Trump administration's new language represent a notable shift?

(JNS)—The decision last week by the U.S. State Department to change its designation of the Golan Heights from “Israeli-occupied” to “Israeli-controlled” in its annual human-rights report comes amid a push for the United States to...

 

Shabbaton with Dr. Fleischman

Enjoy a day of learning, spirituality, and kosher dining at Temple Israel's Shabbaton on April 13. This community event begins at 9:30 a.m. with a Latino Shabbat morning service, followed by a kosher...

 

Commemorating the SS St. Louis

Chabad of North Orlando will host a special event to commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the voyage of the MS St. Louis. The program will include the screening of the award winning documentary film “Complicit” and the presentation of the MS St....

 

A conversation with David Litt, former presidential speechwriter

On April 5 at 6 p.m., the Writer’s Block Bookstore and The Roth Family JCC will present a VIP event—dinner with former presidential speechwriter and staffer David Litt—with a talk to follow....

 

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