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President Rivlin welcomes new Olim-including two Orlandoans

President Rivlin welcomes new Olim-including two Orlandoans

TEL AVIV-A group of 233 Olim (new immigrants) landed in Tel Aviv on an El Al Boeing 777 chartered by Nefesh B'Nefesh to begin their new lives in Israel, including 75 Lone Soldiers who will become...

JGSGO Launches "My Jewish Roots

A Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando Workshop Roadshow Start on a family discovery journey with the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando (JGSGO) as it launches “My Jewish Roots—a JGSGO Workshop Roadshow”. Join in for all...

Ben-Gurion University Institute tackles water shortage, hygiene in developing countries

Israeli water experts believe by 2050, almost half of the world's population will live in countries with a chronic water shortage. What's causing the shortfall is population growth, which leads to a...

Three roles that could define Clinton's relations with Jews

WASHINGTON (JTA)-Hillary Clinton is a chameleon, her critics say, ready to adopt the colors of her environment: dove, hawk, social conservative, social justice warrior, friend, backstabber. Hillary...

Lutheran Church rebuked by UN

NEW YORK-UN Envoy Laurie Cardoza-Moore has condemned the American Lutheran Church for demanding the U.S. to stop sending aid to Israel until a Palestinian State is established and Jews cease building ...

Paging Amb. Ira Forman: Synagogue attacked, world is silent

If a bomb was thrown at a prominent synagogue in Brooklyn, the media would treat it as front-page news and politicians would rush to condemn the assault. But watch what happens when Palestinians throw a bomb at a prominent Jewish holy site and...

How Mike Pence supports traditional Jewish values

(JTA)—With the presidential race heating up, a number of progressive Jewish commentators have portrayed the Republicans’ vice presidential candidate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, as a conservative extremist opposed to Jewish beliefs and values. As...

Dancing 'til the end of music

When I was in my late teens, I listened to the second side of the Beatles’ Abbey Road album, pretty much every day for three weeks in a forest about an hour north of Montreal. I was living in a tent with other Jewish wannabe hippies at Camp Bnai...

What to do?

Not much of anything. This is a time for watching and waiting. The biggest crap shoot is in the United States. Currently it seems wisest to bet the nickel on Hillary, and a dime or even a quarter that the stay-at-homes will have more votes than any...

Why Tim Kaine is good for Israel and Jewish values

(JTA)—American Jewish voters have naturally voted for Democratic candidates because it has meant voting to support strong social justice and a strong U.S.-Israel relationship. Hillary Clinton and her vice presidential choice, Sen. Tim Kaine of...

Hadassah launches Coalition for Women's Health Equity

Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc. (HWZOA), announces the launch of the Coalition for Women’s Health Equity, which will work to address inequities in quality of care, funding and support, and gaps in women’s health...

What's a nice Jewish boy like Daniel Radcliffe doing playing a neo-Nazi?

(JTA)-In his new film, "Imperium," Daniel Radcliffe plays FBI agent Nate Foster, who goes undercover to take down skinheads planning to set off a dirty bomb. The film, which opens Friday, is taut and ...

The Jews of Ukraine: Yesterday and today

There is an anonymous saying shared by the global "tramping" community: "Go far, stay long, see deep." Having spent three months during the summer of 2016 tramping from one continent to the next, I...

The third Jewish Temple is coming to your Facebook feed

JERUSALEM (JTA)-"It's time to build," reads the tagline of the Temple Institute's latest YouTube video. The phrase encapsulates the group's controversial mission to rally Jews to reconstruct the...

Apricot Pistachio Babka Recipe

(The Nosher via JTA)—Babka is having a major moment, and why not? There’s lots to love about the loaves of twisted dough, generously interspersed with a filling that usually involves lots of chocolate. Many professional bakers behind babka’s...

Scene Around

I am in shock... I just received the following letter from the WJC. I am in shock! "Recently, the World Jewish Congress launched a petition campaign urging Google Germany to remove the lyrics below...

Bat Mitzvah - Hadyn Emma Shear

Hadyn Emma Shear, daughter of Jana and Evan Shear of Longwood, will be called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, at Congregation Ohev Shalom in Maitland. Hadyn is in the...

 
 
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