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April events at the Rosen JCC

The Rosen JCC offers events for the entire family. April 18th the Rosen JCC will host community bingo. This is open to the entire community. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the games start 6:30 p.m. Bring $20 to play for the night. There will be...

 
 By Hillel Frisch    News    April 5, 2024

Biden's veto is a threat to Western security and the Arab states

(Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security via JNS) — President Joe Biden’s Middle East strategy has been problematic since the Oct. 7 attack. The Hamas onslaught proved that Israel cannot contain its enemies Hamas, Hezbollah and above all, Ira...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    April 5, 2024

Protests against Netanyahu escalate in Israel as thousands mass in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv

(JTA) — In the largest antigovernment demonstration since Oct. 7, thousands of protesters gathered in Jerusalem to call on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government to step down and for Israel to reach a deal to free the hostages hel...

 

Israel sees UN resolution as a real threat

(Israel Hayom via JNS) — There has been no shortage of hints when it comes to the White House’s efforts to convey the message that Israel should refrain from taking action in Rafah, find a path to a ceasefire, and increase aid to Gaza. Vice Pre...

 
 By Joshua Marks    News    April 5, 2024

Ben-Gvir: Biden sides with Tlaib, Sinwar over Netanyahu

(JNS) — Israel’s National Security Itamar Ben-Gvir has accused U.S. President Joe Biden of siding with the enemies of the Jewish state. During an interview with The New York Times published on Tuesday, Ben-Gvir said, “Presently, Biden prefers the l...

 

Mashaal: God willing, Hamas will defeat Israel in the hostage negotiations

(JNS) — Hamas will not release any of the 134 hostages it holds until Israel ends the war, withdraws its troops, allows all Gazans to return to their homes and lifts the blockade on the coastal enclave, the terrorist group’s leader Khaled Mas...

 
 By Jacob Gurvis    News    April 5, 2024

Steven Spielberg decries 'machinery of extremism' on campus

LOS ANGELES (JTA) - Steven Spielberg warned that "the machinery of extremism is being used on college campuses" and lamented those killed in Israel and Gaza while being honored for his Holocaust...

 

New PA premier demands 'trust of our people'

(JNS) — Incoming Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammad Mustafa vowed on Tuesday to appoint a cabinet that can “gain both the trust of our people and the support of the international community.” In a vision statement seen by the Assoc...

 
 By Luke Tress    News    April 5, 2024

To evade pro-Palestinian protests, some Jewish and Israeli events are keeping their locations low-profile

(New York Jewish Week) – When event producer Erez Safar announced a Valentine’s Day comedy show to raise funds for survivors of the Oct. 7 attack on Israel, the flier included a date, time and photo of headliner Daniel Ryan Spaulding, the non...

 

The Borscht Belt is burning: In the Catskills, abandoned resorts keep catching fire

By Luke Tress (New York Jewish Week) — On a cold night last week, Barbara Hoff, the owner of an antique store in the Catskills, heard from a friend in the local fire department that the Nevele Grand Hotel was burning. Hoff, who lives in the town o...

 

Evangelical Christians intimidated into silence

By Etgar Lefkovits (JNS) — Most evangelical Christians around the world are being intimidated into silence by a vociferous “social justice” camp that is fanning a false narrative on Israel’s war aga...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    April 5, 2024

School district will let students opt out of Holocaust lesson

(JTA) – A school district in suburban Virginia is drawing backlash for announcing that middle school students could opt out of a talk by a Holocaust survivor on Monday. Critics of the school connected the announcement with widespread reports of s...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    April 5, 2024

Sen. Jeff Merkley invokes Easter to condemn 'Netanyahu's indiscriminate bombing of Gaza,' drawing condemnation

WASHINGTON (JTA) — A range of Jewish and pro-Israel figures, including Israel’s antisemitism envoy, accused Sen. Jeff Merkley of advancing a “blood libel” for linking Easter to what he called Israel’s “indiscriminate bombing” of Gaza. Merkley, an O...

 

Rogan: 'You went through the Holocaust and now you're willing to do it?'

(JNS) — Addressing video footage on social media purporting to show Palestinians being killed by Israeli bombs, Joe Rogan told the millions who listen to his podcast “The Joe Rogan Experience” on Tuesday that Israel was committing genocide. “If y...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Ra’am Party head pushing US to recognize Palestinian state (JNS) — Mansour Abbas, chairman of Israel’s Ra’am Party, said in a recent interview that he has been advocating for the unilateral recognition of a Palestinian state in meetings with U.S. go...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    April 5, 2024

Police in Newton, Massachusetts, investigating string of vandalism targeting pro-Israel homes as hate crimes

(JTA) – Authorities in Newton, Massachusetts, said they are investigating a string of seven recent instances of vandalism targeting homes with pro-Israel signs as individual hate crimes. In one incident this week, more than 100 posters displaying Isr...

 

Ben Shapiro's split with Candace Owens reflects how Israel and antisemitism are also dividing the right

By Andrew Lapin (JTA) – For years, Candance Owens and Ben Shapiro traveled parallel paths. Both are millennial right-wing culture warriors with social media followings in the millions. And both depart from broader communities that have h...

 

NFL player clarifies remark about Jews

(JNS) - Ahmad ("Sauce") Gardner, an American football cornerback for the New York Jets, has clarified that he didn't mean to suggest any antisemitic conspiracies in comments he made on a livestream br... Full story

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    March 29, 2024

Tens of thousands participate in global Shema prayer on behalf of Israeli hostages

(JTA) - Tens of thousands of Jews around the world joined in a collective recitation of the Shema prayer on Thursday that was broadcast from Jerusalem's Western Wall to support the more than 130...

 
 By Philissa Cramer    News    March 29, 2024

Purim celebrations tempered by trauma and thoughts of the hostages

(JTA) — In Jerusalem, a service omitted the loud noise-making associated with the holiday in order to accommodate soldiers traumatized by months of war. In Tel Aviv, bakeries peddled a triangular treat renamed for a contemporary villain, the l...

 

Israel agrees to hostage deal

(JNS) - As part of truce talks taking place in Doha, Qatar, Israeli officials have agreed to release between 700 to 800 Palestinian security prisoners in exchange for 40 Israeli hostages held by...

 
 By Joshua Marks    News    March 29, 2024

Hamas attempts to regroup

(JNS) — Hamas terrorists are regrouping at Gaza hospitals, forcing the Israeli military to conduct operations to eliminate these insurgencies, Channel 12 reported on Monday. An operation at Shifa Hospital in Gaza City has been going on for over a wee...

 

There is something for everyone at the Jewish Heritage Festival

The Jewish Heritage Festival, taking place April 7, is a phenomena in itself. Who knew it would be so successful from the get-go? What began in 2007 as a suggestion by 80-year-old Murray Steinberg to...

 

Jewish Pavilion's Spring Breakfast celebrates community

On Thursday, March 14th, Oakmonte Village in Lake Mary echoed with the warm laughter and camaraderie of the Jewish Pavilion's annual Spring Breakfast. The event, sponsored by the Jewish Pavilion,...

 
 By Luke Tress    News    March 29, 2024

Freed hostage says NY Jewish community 'gives us strength'

(New York Jewish Week) – An Israeli hostage who was released from Hamas captivity said the support of New York’s Jewish community “gives us strength” as thousands of demonstrators gathered in Central Park on Sunday morning to mark 150 days since the...

 

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