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Israel Innovation Authority, Space Florida name winners of joint tech program

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Four innovative programs representing joint ventures between technology companies in Florida and Israel were named as winners of the 2021 Florida-Israel Innovation Partnership Program. A venture of Space Florida, the Sunshine State’s aerospace development authority, and...
Demolition crews set off explosives to bring down the remaining portion of a collapsed condo building in Surfside, Florida, July 4, 2021. Source: YouTube

Surfside condo demolished ahead of tropical storm

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Controlled explosives on Sunday brought down the rest of the Surfside, Florida condo that collapsed on June 24, leaving more than 140 people dead or missing. The confirmed death toll rose to 24 on Saturday with 121...
Search and rescue workers comb through the rubble of the Champlain Towers South condominium. Source: Miami-Dade Fire Rescue/Twitter.

In the face of disaster, the priority is help and prayer, not politics

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It has become a trope of American culture that the idea of sending “thoughts and prayers” in response to a catastrophic event has become a term of derision. This is mostly related to the...
A view of the rubble after a 12-story condominium in Surfside, Fla., partially collapses on June 24, 2021. Source: Miami-Dade Fire Rescue/Twitter.

Condo across from Miami synagogue collapses, search and rescue underway

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One person has been pronounced dead after a 12-story condominium in Surfside, Fla., in a predominately Jewish area near a large synagogue, partially collapsed at 1:30 a.m. on Thursday morning. As many as 50...

Florida legislation supports emergency responders, funding for day schools

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis visited a synagogue in South Florida on Monday to sign legislation that had the support of many in the Jewish community there. At the Shul of Bal Harbour in Surfside,...
Vandalism discovered at the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg, May 2021. Credit: Courtesy.

Hundreds rally against hate, anti-Semitism post-graffiti at Florida Holocaust Museum

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One week to the day after the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg was vandalized, hundreds gathered on Thursday to say no to anti-Semitism and stand up for the Jewish community. It was back on May 27...
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South Florida police arrest man who left bag of waste at Chabad House

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Police in Hallandale Beach, Fla., arrested a suspect on Monday who harassed Jews and left a bag of human waste last week outside the Chabad House in South Broward in Hallandale, Fla. The arrest of...
Candles from a Hanukkah menorah. Credit: tomertu/Shutterstock.

South Florida mayor’s proposal to add menorah to holiday display sparks outrage, debate

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A proposal by the mayor of the South Florida community of Miami Shores to place a menorah in the village town hall during the holiday season has led to a major pushback from the...
Former Spanish River High School principal William Latson, July 2019. Credit: Screenshot of WPTV News segment.

School board votes to reinstate Florida principal fired for Holocaust denial

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The principal of a high school in the heavily Jewish city of Boca Raton, Fla., who was fired last year after he declined to recognize that the Holocaust occurred, has been reinstated. The Palm Beach County School...
Laura Loomer. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Jewish congressional candidate Laura Loomer’s primary victory generates concern over far-right views

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The recent primary victory by Laura Loomer, a conspiracy theorist and alt-right activist, in Florida’s 21st Congressional District is generating concern over the candidate’s far-right views. Loomer, who is Jewish, won against five other GOP...