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 By Yaakov Lappin    News    January 18, 2019 

Israel's border fence with Egypt has transformed the south

(JNS)-This time six years ago, Israel completed its high-tech border fence with Egypt, marking the start of a transformation in the situation along this restive frontier. With its network radars and...

 
 By Ariel Picard    News    January 18, 2019 

The wisdom behind Israel's crazy multi-party system

JERUSALEM (JTA)—Israeli politics looks like a big mess right now. In the past few weeks, three new parties have been launched and one party has kicked out a former partner. More changes are likely,...

 

Rabbi Neely signs long-term contract

Temple Israel recently signed a 9.5-year contract extension with Rabbi Joshua Neely. This is the synagogue's third contract with Rabbi Neely, who has been the spiritual leader of this progressive...

 

Touro winter and spring lectures

The New York-based Touro College and University System is pleased to announce winter and spring lectures it is bringing to Orlando in partnership with The Roth Family JCC of Greater Orlando. The...

 

Is our criminal justice system fair? What's the Jewish perspective?

This February, Chabad Centers throughout Orlando will offer “Crime and Consequence,” a new six-session course by the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) exploring 3000 years of Jewish...

 

Jewish Academy of Orlando 5th graders create a kindness garden

Jewish Academy of Orlando will break ground for its new Kindness Garden on Monday Jan. 21, Martin Luther King Day. The garden will be a segment of the campus playground. The project is part of a...

 

COS Men's Club presents 2019 annual World Wide Wrap

Super Bowl Sunday is Feb. 3rd this year, just weeks away. That means the annual World Wide Wrap sponsored by the Men’s Club of Congregation Ohev Shalom is just around the corner. Each year, Men’s Clubs from Conservative and Masorti synagogues...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    January 18, 2019 

Congressman calls for halting federal funds to Nation of Islam

(JNS)-Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.) called on the U.S. Department of Justice to end funding for the Nation of Islam. The Washington Examiner first reported this development and the funding of "at...

 

Leading Senate Democrats seek to block pro-Israel bill

(JNS)—Senate Democrats are reportedly seeking to block pro-Israel legislation introduced last week that Republican leadership is scheduled for Tuesday. Sens. Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) each tweeted...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    January 18, 2019 

Call on US to recognize Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights

WASHINGTON (JTA)—Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Tom Cotton of Arkansas again called on the United States to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights. Israel is stepping up its campaign for international recognition of its claim to the...

 

Israel supporters 'should have their immune cells killed'

(JNS)-A medical resident fired from the Cleveland Clinic last year posted on Twitter that supporters of Israel should have their immune cells killed. "Studying for my med micro final, came across...

 

MAGAL fosters love of Jewish learning and culture

Now in its third exciting year, the Meitin Alliance for Growth And Learning was created by Temple Shir Shalom (Reform) and Temple Israel (Conservative) to bring together Jewish students from a broad...

 

UNESCO highlights Israeli students' peace efforts

Students from a World ORT Kadima Mada Youth Village in Israel scored a historic "first" after their peace-making efforts were acknowledged at a major international forum. A short film, "Peace for...

 
 By Josefin Dolsten    News    January 18, 2019 

Jewish employees affected by the government shutdown are getting some help from this organization

(JTA)—Jewish federal employees who are struggling with expenses due to the government shutdown can now find some relief. The Hebrew Free Loan Association of Greater Washington approved an emergency program last week to provide loans of up to...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    January 18, 2019 

Sanders lambasts introduction of anti-BDS bill as 'absurd'

WASHINGTON (JTA)-Sen. Bernie Sanders said it was "absurd" for Republicans to introduce as the Senate's first bill of this Congress a measure that would protect states that penalize Israel boycotters....

 
 By Elizabeth Kratz    News    January 18, 2019 

New Jersey shul wins $2.5 million in landmark religious-discrimination case

(JNS)-It shouldn't take 10 years to get permission to build a synagogue, but it did in Clifton, N.J. Finally, after a mediation overseen by the state's former attorney general, a community in Clifton...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Netanyahu wants to face his accusers on TV By Marcy Oster JERUSALEM (JTA)—Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants a chance to take on his accusers on live television. Speaking Monday night, the prime minister said that during...

 

In Cairo, Pompeo blasts Obama's Mideast agenda

(JNS)-U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo slammed the Obama administration's Mideast policies, which were outlined in a similar venue almost a decade ago, and touted their reversal under U.S....

 

Netanyahu pushes for US recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan

(JNS)—Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pressed U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton on Sunday for the United States to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. The prime minister raised the issue with U.S. President...

 

Israel to demand $250 billion from Arab countries

(JNS)—After 18 months of secret research with the help of an international accountancy firm, Israel is preparing to officially demand compensation for assets abandoned by Jews who were forced to flee eight Arab countries after the establishment of...

 
 By Yaakov Lappin    News    January 11, 2019

With SpaceIL launch, its to the moon and beyond for Israel

(JNS)—In 2019, a team of Israelis will make history when an unmanned spacecraft they built will launch from Cape Canaveral, Fla., destined for the moon. SpaceIL, an Israeli nonprofit organization,...

 

Award-winning speaker to address teens, parents in Federation program

The educators of the Jewish Teen Education Network invite teens in 8th to 12th grades and their parents for an evening with international award-winning speaker Scott Fried from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Feb...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    January 11, 2019

Steelers donate $70,000

(JTA)-The Pittsburgh Steelers' Stronger Than Hate campaign inspired the city and the world to rally around the Jewish community in the wake of the shooting attack on a local synagogue building that...

 
 By Shari Wladis    News    January 11, 2019

Learning can be experienced anywhere at OTA

Learning does not have to be regulated to just a classroom. This is evident at Orlando Torah Academy, the learning spills out into the hallways and beyond. During the first half of the school year...

 

Congregation Sinai hosts Magic Of Music Fashion Show

The Congregation Sinai Sisterhood will host their 10th annual fashion show on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, at Gabby’s Banquet & Events Facility in Clermont, Florida. More than 230 women from the Orlando and Central Florida community are expected to...

 

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