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Moscow's former chief rabbi: ' The best option for Russian Jews is to leave'

(JTA) - Pinchas Goldshmidt, the former chief rabbi of Moscow who fled the country earlier this year, said other Russian Jews should leave before it's too late in an interview with the Guardian....

 

The Deborah Project adding litigators against Critical Race Theory

(JNS) - The Deborah Project, a public interest law firm dedicated since 2016 to protecting Jewish civil rights in the American educational system, recently announced that it will hire more...

 

New non-profit helps show the way home for those seeking to move to Israel

(JNS) - Sometimes going home is hard. Enter La'aretz, a new non-profit organization with the mission to help Israelis and Jews overcome bureaucratic and financial obstacles to immigrating, returning,...

 

Letters slam organizations for criticizing Netanyahu government

(JNS) — The Eretz HaKodesh and Coalition for Jewish Values organizations criticized a letter — written by The Jewish Federations of North America, The Jewish Agency for Israel, Keren Hayesod and the World Zionist Organization — which expressed...

 

Envoy mocks meeting over Ben-Gvir's Temple Mount visit

(JNS) — Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations said he was “overjoyed” when he heard that the U.N. Security Council was holding an emergency meeting Thursday over the “quiet, orderly, uneventful” visit of an Israeli government...

 

The new Congress is finally sworn in - what's in store for US Jews and Israel?

(JNS) — On Jan. 7 after midnight, the 118th Congress was finally sworn in with the election of Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) to the House speakership. Democrats had managed to gain one Senate seat in November’s midterms, breaking the 50:50 tie...

 

Florida school board cancels Paula Vogel's 'Indecent'

(JTA) — In 1923 in New York, a Yiddish play that featured the first lesbian scene on a Broadway stage was censored for being indecent. In 2023 in Florida, a play about the first play has been canceled for the same reason. For many involved in the...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

US and Israel must ‘stand together’ on Iran, Netanyahu tells AIPAC (JNS) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the AIPAC Political Leadership Forum through a video call from his office in the Knesset on Monday, speaking about...

 
 By Kassy Dillon    News    January 20, 2023

Former Massachusetts lawmaker under fire for accusing Israel of 'being on a mission to kill Palestinians'

(JNS) — A former Massachusetts state legislator is being condemned by Jewish and Zionist organizations for accusing Israel of “being on a mission to kill Palestinians.” During her final week in office, Democratic Rep. Jamie Zahlaway Belsito,...

 

StandWithUs files complaint against George Washington U, alleging antisemitism

(JNS) - The Israel education organization StandWithUs has filed a complaint against George Washington University with the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights, alleging a violation...

 

How to find newly released Israeli immigration records from 1919 onward

(JTA) - The genealogy website MyHeritage posted 1.7 million Israeli immigration records online this week, making accessible a trove of ship and plane passenger lists stored in bound tomes at the...

 

Book signing with Brad Meltzer, author of 'The Nazi Conspiracy'

Writer’s Block Bookstore is partnering with The Roth Family JCC to host author Brad Meltzer at the Maitland Jewish Community Center auditorium for an in-person Q&A and signing on his latest book,...

 

Remembering the Holocaust

The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center will host the annual International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 3 p.m. Renowned author and educator, Matthew Rozell, will be...

 

British chief rabbi is knighted

(JTA) - Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, chief rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the British Commonwealth - commonly referred to as the United Kingdom's chief rabbi - can now add a "Sir" to his...

 

Jewish Historical Society to mark 10th anniversary at Jan. 30 Luncheon

The St. Augustine Jewish Historical Society will mark its tenth anniversary with a luncheon, at noon, Jan. 30, at Taco Libre#3, 2600 North Ponce de Leon Boulevard/Route U.S. 1, St. Augustine 32084. The program will include a brief review of the...

 

Winterfest at the Rosen JCC

It’s time to get ready for some winter fun at the Rosen JCC. Winterfest is scheduled for Jan. 28th 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Last year the biggest hit of the event was the Snow Slide. Many children had never seen snow or had a chance to go sledding. The...

 

Starting the new year with Shabbat

Jewish residents at Harbor Chase Dr. Phillips started the New Year with Shabbat services led by the Jewish Pavilion. They enjoyed fresh fruit, challah, cookies and chocolates in addition to conversation and a beautiful service . Pictured on the left...

 

Lithuania passes law allocating nearly $40 million for Holocaust survivors

(JTA) — Lithuania’s parliament passed a law this week to set aside over 37 million euros ($38 million) as restitution for Holocaust survivors and their heirs. Ingrida Šimonytė, Lithuania’s prime minister, introduced the bill in the Seimas,...

 

Antisemitic activist Nick Fuentes claims over 1,000 sign-ups for 'Students for Ye' group

(JNS) — Holocaust denier and white supremacist Nick Fuentes announced Monday on his telegram channel that more than 1,000 students have signed up for a group dubbed “Students for Ye” within two weeks. Fuentes asserted that his efforts on...

 

Republican Jewish Coalition CEO: George Santos 'will not be welcome' at RJC events

(JTA) — George Santos’ first Chanukah party with the Republican Jewish Coalition was his last. The group said it will not host Santos at any future events after the congressman-elect lied to RJC officials and to the public about being Jewish and...

 

B'nai B'rith denounces UN's referral

(JNS) — B’nai B’rith International condemned the U.N. General Assembly’s request that the International Court of Justice issue a legal opinion concerning Israeli policies on Palestinian-claimed territories. The referral was endorsed by a...

 

Chanukah happiness and latke love with special teen guest performers

Jewish Pavilion Program Director Cantor Nina Fine (center, standing) entertained seniors at Westminster, Lutheran Towers and Kinneret in downtown Orlando, during the Chanukah holidays. Special guest...

 
 By David Isaac    News    January 13, 2023

Parents are waking up to the Israeli education system's progressive agenda

(JNS) - Concerned Israeli parents are complaining that their children aren't learning even the basics of Judaism in the country's public schools. Activists say the issue goes beyond a failure to...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Bank of Israel hikes interest rate to highest level since 2008 (JNS) — The Bank of Israel Monetary Committee has increased the country’s interest rate to 3.75 percent — representing a 0.5 percent rise, the central bank’s largest since 2008....

 

Four little miracles

(JNS) — Seven months ago, following years of aggressive cancer treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma, Ayelet Rosenberg, 35, gave birth to her fourth child, Yishai, making history as the first woman in the...

 

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