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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...
Florida State University. Credit: Flickr.

Florida university student senate votes to keep president with anti-Semitic history

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The student senate at Florida State University voted on Thursday morning not to remove its new president, despite his past anti-Semitic posts. The final tally was not disclosed. Ahmad Daraldik was selected by the Florida State...
Rep. Randy Fine (R-Fla.). Source: Twitter.

Florida state primary opponent of Jewish candidate takes anti-Semitic pot shots

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A Republican primary opponent of a sitting Florida state representative has been accused of engaging in anti-Semitism against the incumbent, who is Jewish. Randy Fine, who represents the Sunshine State’s 53rd district and is the...
Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis helps out the Las Olas Chabad Jewish Center in distributing free masks to Florida residents in need. Credit: Las Olas Chabad Jewish Center.

Chabad center in Southeast Florida distributes 50,000-plus masks streetside

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A Chabad center in Florida conducted a free drive-through mask distribution and handed out more than 50,000 masks to help people stay safe during the coronavirus pandemic. Las Olas Chabad Jewish Center in Fort Lauderdale,...
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Covid-19 hits Haredim in Israel, N.Y., N.J., and Florida

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It must be a bad dream – the spectacle of police in New York City and Lakewood, N.J., breaking up Orthodox Jewish funerals. What was a mitzvah a few months ago has morphed into a...
The mouth of the Miami River at Brickell, a neighborhood in the city's financial district. Credit: Marc Averette via Wikimedia Commons.

Orthodox Jewish leaders in Florida dissuade Passover visitors due to coronavirus

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Ahead of Passover and deep into the coronavirus pandemic, Orthodox Jewish leaders and medical professionals in Florida have warned against an exodus of visitors from their homes to the Sunshine State to celebrate the...
Ariana Hoblin, a Jewish public-school student from Florida, tells U.S. President Donald Trump about being bullied in middle school for her religion. It took place during a ceremony in the Oval Office when Trump signed an executive order to better protect prayer in public schools and federal funds for religious organizations on Jan. 16, 2020. Source: Screenshot.

Trump hears from bullied student, issues guidelines on school prayer, federal funds for religious...

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During a ceremony in the Oval Office on Thursday in which U.S. President Donald Trump issued a new guidance to better protect prayer in public schools and federal funds for religious organizations, he heard...
Miami-Dade Democratic Party Treasurer William Byatt. Source: Facebook.

Florida Democratic leader: Criticism of Israel’s ‘apartheid policies’ not anti-Semitic

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The treasurer of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party in Florida on Tuesday said criticism of Israel’s “apartheid policies” is not anti-Semitic. “What I will NEVER do is pretend that honest criticism of Israeli apartheid policies is...