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 By World Jewish News    News    April 9, 2021 

New biblical Dead Sea scrolls discovered, other astonishing finds

For the first time in approximately 60 years, archaeological excavations have uncovered fragments of a biblical scroll. The scroll, which is written in Greek, includes portions of the Book of the...

 
 By Pamela Rubin    News    April 9, 2021 

Jewish Pavilion fashion show

By Pamela Ruben Put away your tired old sweats, on Thursday, April 29, the Jewish Pavilion will be holding its annual fashion show. Live and in-person at Dillard’s Department Store (Altamonte Mall), the annual fashion show will raise funds for the...

 

Religious Zionist Party officially endorses Netanyahu

(Israel Hayom via JNS) - Israel's Religious Zionist Party leader Bezalel Smotrich announced on Tuesday that he plans to recommend that Israel's President Reuven Rivlin task Prime Minister Benjamin...

 
 By Stephen Silver    News    April 9, 2021 

PBS postpones debut of 'Til Kingdom Come' documentary on evangelicals and Israel for 'editorial review'

(JTA) — PBS has decided to postpone airing the documentary “Til Kingdom Come,” which examines the close relationship between American evangelicals and Israel, in the light of accusations that the film misleadingly spliced together two separate...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    April 9, 2021 

Vaccine passports are being compared to yellow Stars of David from the Holocaust

(JTA) — Political activists, including Rep. Madison Cawthorn and the ambassador to Germany under Donald Trump, are comparing the idea of “vaccine passports” to Nazi Germany, with many invoking the yellow Stars of David that Nazis forced Jews...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    April 9, 2021 

Steven Spielberg to donate his Genesis Prize winnings

(JTA) — Steven Spielberg is donating his Genesis Prize earnings to Jewish and non-Jewish groups working to promote racial and economic justice. The prize’s foundation on Thursday announced that the film director would double the $1 million prize...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    April 9, 2021 

Who is Joel Greenberg? Meet the Jewish Florida politician at the center of the Matt Gaetz scandal

(JTA) — Matt Gaetz, the Florida congressman known for his firebomb rhetoric, is in big trouble — in part because of the alleged foibles of a Jewish buddy, Joel Greenberg, who has earned criticism... Full story

 
 News    April 9, 2021 

Israeli boy finds biblical-era figurine in the Negev

(JNS) - An 11-year-old Israeli boy has uncovered a rare, 2,500-year-old amulet during a family excursion in the northern Negev Desert, the Israel Antiquities Authority said on Tuesday. Zvi Ben-David...

 
 News    April 9, 2021 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Israeli cargo ship hit by missile near Yemen in suspected Iranian attack By Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — An Israeli-owned cargo ship was struck by a missile in the Arabian Sea in a suspected Iranian attack, an Israeli security official said. The ship...

 
 News    April 9, 2021 

Facing recall, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has Jewish caucus in his corner

(J. the Jewish News of Northern California via JTA) - Calling California Gov. Gavin Newsom a "friend and ally" to the Jewish community, members of the California Legislative Jewish Caucus spoke out...

 

Election results show no clear path to governing majority

(JNS) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his opponents have no clear path toward a Knesset majority, Israeli election results show, indicating that the country's political gridlock will...

 
 By Josh Hasten    News    April 2, 2021

Parents of slain US teen want Jerusalem terrorist extradited

(JNS) - Frimet and Arnold Roth, whose 15-year-old daughter Malki, a U.S. national, was murdered in August 2001 in the Sbarro pizzeria bombing in Jerusalem, published a new video this week calling...

 

100K in Orlando for Pesach

Businesses, caterers and volunteer groups were among the many who geared up for a busy Pesach in Orlando, with as many as 100,000 people who made their way to Central Florida for Passover. With few formal hotel programs operating and an ideal Chol Ha...

 

Beth Am is 'new and improved'

“Congregation Beth Am has been in existence since 1975 and we are still here!” said Co-President Joanie Mayer.  The synagogue has gone through some major changes this year. The most significant one is that they sold their building in Longwood...

 

JAO partners with Christian and Muslim schools for multi-faith program

Jewish Academy of Orlando fifth grade students partnered with Muslim peers from Leadership Preparatory School and Christian peers from Geneva School in "Trees for Peace,"  a multi-faith tree...

 

Temple Israel hosts Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies scholar

Temple Israel is proud to host a Zoom talk from scholar and educator Zvi Hirschfield, titled "Where Was G-d During the Holocaust?" on Sunday, April 11 at 10 a.m. Hirschfield teaches Talmud, Halakha, a...

 

JFS Orlando hosts first-ever virtual State of the Agency

On Thursday, March 18, Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando hosted its 2021 State of the Agency meeting. The first time going virtual, the meeting was led by JFS Orlando's executive director,...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    April 2, 2021

California approves ethnic studies curriculum that sparked debate among Jewish groups

(JTA) — After years of contention and revisions, California’s State Board of Education approved a curriculum meant to guide the state’s schools in teaching ethnic studies, an effort that sparked waves of criticism from Jewish groups. The...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    April 2, 2021

Doug Emhoff hosts the White House's first online Passover seder

(JTA) — There was virtual wine spilled and nostalgia for gefilte fish, as well as a serious message to consider the role of women in the bible. Doug Emhoff, Vice President Kamala Harris’s Jewish husband, hosted the White House’s first-ever...

 

Israeli Arabs are the big winners in Israel's election

With most of the votes counted and no decisive outcome as far as who the next prime minister will be, or if Israel will be headed to an unprecedented fifth national election in less than three years, one thing is clear, the big winners in Israel’s...

 

Jewish tennis star Diego Schwartzman wins first home title in Argentina Open

(JNS) — Argentinian Jewish tennis player Diego Schwartzman won the Argentina Open on Sunday and claimed his first ATP Tour title in his home country. The 28-year-old from Buenos Aire beat fellow countryman Francisco Cerundolo with a 6-1, 6-2 victor...

 

Kudos to Sharon Littman for her dedication to our elders

The mission of the Jewish Pavilion is "enriching the lives of residents in elder-care communities." This has been especially challenging during the pandemic when we cannot visit regularly and provide...

 

Shabbat services resume at senior living facilities

Now that most seniors have received their two doses of the Covid vaccine, a majority of facilities have relaxed their restrictions on gatherings and activities. The Jewish Pavilion has recently...

 

Kinneret's first in-person Passover program impresses

Cantor Nina Fine, a program director at The Jewish Pavilion and a professional vocalist, performed a Passover concert for the residents. Journeying through the Haggadah with beautiful music sung by...

 

Astronaut visits JAO

Thursday, March 11 was out-of-this world for Jewish Academy of Orlando students as when astronaut John Daniel “Danny” Olivas visited the school. The live visit was conducted remotely using the school’s Google Meet platform so that all students...

 

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