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 By Jackson Richman    News    July 31, 2020

AJC new anti-Semitism director speaks out against Jew-hatred

(JNS) - Israel and the Jewish people are always looking for friends, and they seemed to have found one in Holly Huffnagle. A Christian now employed to help tackle anti-Semitism in the United States,...

 
 By Faygie Holt    News    July 31, 2020

US Department of Justice takes action against New York village targeting Orthodox Jews

(JNS) — The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York sent a letter Monday notifying the Village of Airmont in Rockland County, N.Y., that they plan to file suit against the village on the grounds that are violating terms of...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Trump names former White House staffer Sebastian Gorka to defense education body By Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Donald Trump named Sebastian Gorka to a committee that promotes national security through the education system. A onetime...

 
 By Yaakov Lappin    News    July 31, 2020

Some Israeli companies view China as major growth market

(JNS) - Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and increasing tensions between the United States and China, Israeli companies continue to view China as a major market for growth and development....

 
 By Keith Dvorchik    News    July 24, 2020

Sound the shofar and make joyful noise in unison

In the era of COVID-19, we are facing many challenges. As we make all our events virtual, wear facemasks wherever we go, and back up a few more steps in the checkout line, it's clear that we're...

 
 By Josefin Dolsten    News    July 24, 2020

Bari Weiss, opinion editor with anti-Semitism focus, resigns

(JTA) - Bari Weiss, the Jewish opinion writer and editor who has been a lightning rod for left-wing critics, has resigned from The New York Times. The author of a much-discussed recent book on anti-Se...

 
 By Pamela Ruben    News    July 24, 2020

Cantor Bryce Megdal joins CRJ

"Today is the day: The moment I (and many of you) have been waiting for! I begin my journey as the cantor of CRJ," posted newly hired Cantor Bryce Megdal in celebration of her first day on the job at...

 
 By Israel 21c staff    News    July 24, 2020

New drug may stop Covid-19

(ISRAEL21c) - Could a well-known cholesterol-lowering drug help treat Covid-19? A research team led by Hebrew University of Jerusalem Prof. Yaakov Nahmias says that early research looks promising....

 

Nick Cannon apologizes for anti-Semitic remarks, Fox to keep him as show host

(JNS) - The Fox TV network will retain Nick Cannon as host of "The Masked Singer" following his apology for making anti-Semitic remarks on a podcast that has since been deleted from YouTube for viol...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    July 24, 2020

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Jemele Hill call out anti-Semitism in the Black community

(JTA) — In the wake of a string of high-profile controversies involving the likes of rapper Ice Cube and NFL player DeSean Jackson, two more prominent Black commentators have called out anti-Semitism in the Black community this week: NBA Hall of...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    July 24, 2020

Despite pressure from progressives, no major changes in Democratic platform on Israel

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Centrists on the platform-writing committee of the Democratic National Committee overrode progressives who wanted the platform to condemn Israel’s occupation of the West Bank. The 2020 platform only alludes to the occupation,...

 
 By Shira Hanau    News    July 24, 2020

New York City's flagship JCC cuts 35 percent of jobs

(JTA) — Just days after the expiration of a federal program meant to preserve jobs during the pandemic, one of the largest JCCs in the country has laid off or furloughed 35 percent of its employees. The Marlene Meyerson Jewish Community Center of...

 
 By Yaakov Lappin    News    July 24, 2020

New Israeli spy satellite set to provide powerful intelligence

(JNS) — The “Ofek 16” spy satellite launched from central Israel at 4 a.m. on Monday (July 6) morning is due to significantly upgrade Israel’s ability to monitor the dangerous activities of its adversaries throughout the Middle East,...

 

French court rules painting belongs to Jewish collector

(JNS) - A French appeals court ruled against an American couple that sought to get back the 1887 painting called "La Cueillette des Pois" ("Picking Peas") by Camille Pissarro that was looted from a...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    July 24, 2020

Evangelical says nixing West Bank annexation could cost Trump the election

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Israel’s potential annexation of parts of the West Bank may not be a top election issue for American Jews, or even a top issue right now for most Israelis. But some evangelical Christians in America are hoping to make it an...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Aaron Keyak, longtime Jewish political organizer, to head Biden’s Jewish outreach By Philissa Cramer (JTA) — With four months to Election Day, Joe Biden’s presidential campaign now boasts a staffer dedicated to mobilizing Jewish voters. Aaron...

 
 By Joe Baur    News    July 24, 2020

Jewish community today in Germany has a potent voice

BERLIN (JTA) - There were approximately 30,000 Jews in the city of Frankfurt before World War II, making it the largest community in Germany.  By the time the U.S. military occupied the city in...

 

JAO to open 'in person' with precautions during COVID-19

Jewish Academy of Orlando will welcome its students back to in person learning this fall with precautions in place. Consistent with the recommendations of the American Association of Pediatrics,...

 

'Whose Holy Land?' releases July 27 and the timing couldn't be better

Anyone who has heard a lecture by Kenneth Hanson, Ph.D., coordinator of the Judaic Studies at UCF, knows how passionate he is about telling the history of Israel through its archaeological finds....

 

Judge Alan Apte up for re-election

Very few things can be scarier than having to appear in a courtroom. One concern in many people's minds is which judge will be trying their case. With almost 150 endorsements from lawyers, rest...

 

Nazi hate or Buddist peace symbol?

A college student from Houston, Texas, started a petition against the popular retailer SHEIN for selling what she believed was a Nazi swastika pendant. The Stop Anti-Semitism watchdog group also...

 

Continuing the "Wow" factor at Central Florida Hillel this fall

Approximately five years ago, Danielle McKinstry graduated The University of Connecticut and landed her first job at Central Florida Hillel as engagement associate. During the ensuing five years,...

 

Strategies for Action in July

Although the Holocaust Center remains closed because of the coronavirus, events are still planned that can be attended virtually. As part of the Strategies for Action programs, the Holocaust Center presents on July 28, “The Limits & Necessities of...

 

Upcoming virtual events at The Roth Family JCC

The Summer Author Series The series continues on Sunday, July 19 at 1 p.m. Rachel Beanland, will discuss her book, “Florence Adler Swims Forever,” in a Zoom conversation.  Based on a true story...

 

The Roth Family JCC's back to school protocol

As the school year approaches, families are facing an unprecedented challenge as they seek a quality education for their children in a safe and supportive environment. The Roth Family JCC is doing its part to help. They are launching an initiative t...

 

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