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Entry sign to the state of Florida. Credit: DonkeyHotey via Flickr.

Florida Senate passes anti-Semitism bill with clear mandate

The Florida Senate unanimously passed an anti-Semitism bill previously passed unanimously by the Florida House, which adopts the U.S. State Department definition of anti-Semitism and mandates that discrimination against Jewish people be considered similar to acts...
Screenshot of artist's rendering of the 100-room Kosher House hotel planned in Hollywood, Fla.

Kosher hotel proposed across from Southeast Florida casino

A kosher hotel has been proposed across the street from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. Called the “Kosher House,” it would have a kosher restaurant and a synagogue space, in...
Fla. Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera; to his left is Florida Gov. Rick Scott, soon to be senator. Credit: Screenshot.

Meet Carlos Lopez-Cantera: Florida’s first Jewish governor (for five days)

With Florida Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson conceding his re-election bid on Sunday to Republican Gov. Rick Scott, the state will have its first Jewish governor on an interim basis for five days when Scott is sworn...
Republican Ron DeSantis squares off in a Florida gubernatorial debate with Democrat Andrew Gillum. Credit: Screenshot.

Florida governor-elect Ron DeSantis: ‘I will be aggressive against BDS’

If there is one American politician who has made support for Israel a daily agenda item, Florida governor-elect Ron DeSantis is that person. DeSantis,a Republican who for six years served in the U.S. House of...
Shelby Shoup, an intern for Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum’s campaign and a member of FSU's Students for Justice in Palestine, was arrested and charged with battery for throwing chocolate milk at a group of college Republicans tabling on campus. Credit: Screenshot.

FSU SJP member arrested for throwing chocolate milk at college Republicans

A member of Students for Justice in Palestine at Florida State University in Tallahassee was arrested and charged with battery for throwing chocolate milk last week at a group of student Republicans tabling on...
Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (right) speaks in 2008, with Vice President Joe Biden in the background. Credit: Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

Wasserman Schultz’s office evacuated after suspicious package discovered

The Florida office of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) was evacuated on Wednesday after a suspicious package, perhaps with some kind of explosive, was discovered, according to law enforcement. A total of six such...
A view of the Gulf of Mexico and Hurricane Michael preparing to hit Florida. Credit: National Hurricane Center.

As Hurricane Michael spins into Florida, new rabbi spins up aid

While tens of thousands of people were busying themselves with storm preparation or heading out of town to escape the worst of Hurricane Michael—now approaching the Florida Panhandle as a Category 4 storm with...
Chris King, the Democratic candidate for Florida lieutenant governor. Credit: Screenshot.

Florida lieutenant governor candidate blasted for college comment to Jewish students

The Democratic candidate for Florida lieutenant governor, Chris King, claimed that he lost his campaign to be president of Harvard University’s undergraduate council, part of the student government election, because he was “nailed to...
Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democratic candidate running for governor of Florida. Credit: Facebook/Gillum campaign.

Florida gubernatorial candidate linked to Dream Defenders, whose founder has ties to Palestinian terror...

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democratic candidate running for governor of Florida, has associated with the radical left-wing group Dream Defenders, whose founder, Phillip Agnew, has ties to Ahmad Abuznaid, a supporter of the U.S.-designated...
Rayna Exelbierd, SWU’s Southeast high school director, will speak during “Combat the Rampant Rise of Anti-Semitism – Giving you the Tools.” (File photo)

Anti-Semitism forum taking place in Florida

Hadassah Florida Atlantic is presenting, along with StandWithUs/Southeast and the Anti-Defamation League, a forum called “Combat the Rampant Rise of Anti-Semitism – Giving you the Tools” from 1-3:30 p.m. on Oct. 7 at South...