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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

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...

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

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...
Spanish River High School principal William Latson, July 2019. Credit: Screenshot of WPTV News segment.

Florida high school principal fired after not recognizing Holocaust as fact

The principal of a high school in the heavily Jewish-populated Florida city of Boca Raton has been fired by the school board in Palm Beach County after he declined to recognize that the Holocaust occurred. The board...
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Florida man apprehended for threatening to shoot Jews

A Florida man who threatened to shoot up a local synagogue and has said publicly that he hates Jews was apprehended on Friday by the FBI. Hanson Larkin, 25, was in an Orlando federal court...
Florida's Broward County leadership. Source: Facebook.

South Florida county may repeal ‘kosher tax’ after complaints by businesses

An annual $200 license to mark food as kosher in the heavily Jewish Broward County in Southeast Florida may change next week following complaints by business owners. The annual county license does not guarantee that...
Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla). Credit: Flickr.

Sen. Rick Scott prays for Venezuela at Western Wall

Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) prayed for regime change in Venezuela and thus help for its citizens at the Western Wall in Jerusalem while on a trip this week to Israel. “Today, I visited the Western...
Carlints St. Louis. Credit: Miami-Dade Police.

Arrest made in shooting of Jewish man outside Miami synagogue

Police apprehended the suspect behind last month’s drive-by shooting of a 68-year-old man at the Young Israel of Greater Miami on Tuesday, thanks to him visiting the Hallandale Beach Police Department on Monday to report that...
Young Israel of Bal Harbour, Fla.

Florida synagogue receives package with anti-Semitic and threatening content

A package containing anti-Semitic and threatening content was received at the Young Israel of Bal Harbour in Southeast Florida on Monday. Inside the package was a DVD, a photo of someone pointing a gun and anti-Semitic writing,...
Eliana Cohen, 2, of Aventura, Fla., received a highly expensive drug called Zolgensma to treat spinal muscular atrophy after the Jewish community raised more than $2.2 million for the family. Credit: Screenshot.

Jewish community raises more than $2 million in five days for drug to treat...

The Jewish community in and outside South Florida raised more than $2 million for a young couple in Aventura, Fla., to be able to afford the world’s most expensive treatment—a $2.1 million drug called...