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Hurricane Irma Heads West Towards Puerto Rico, Then Florida

Hurricane Irma is the most powerful storm ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean. President [Donald] Trump already declared a pre-landfall emergency for the entire state of Florida.

Evangelical Leader Urging Protest Against Roger Waters’ Miami Concert Thursday

'Roger Waters is an anti-Semite. He should not be allowed to peddle hatred in our backyard without protest.'

Florida Awaits Hurricane Matthew, Deadliest Storm Since 2004

Florida Gov. Rick Scott: "Millions will lose power, possibly for a long period of time... Evacuate, evacuate, evacuate."

The Ultimate Antidote

The Jewish king is required to always have a Torah scroll by his side.

It’s My Opinion: Kristallnacht: 74th Anniversary

The Jewish community is marking the 74th anniversary of Kristallnacht, which occurred on November 9-10 in 1938. South Florida’s Holocaust Memorial, located at 1933-1945 Meridian Avenue, held its ceremony on the evening of November 8. Commemorations were observed around the world.

Voter Registration Drive In South Florida

The Orthodox Union and Jewish Leadership Coalition for School Choice (JLCSC) are pleased to announce a joint nonpartisan voter registration campaign in Hollywood and Boca Raton, South Florida.

It’s My Opinion: A Perilous Journey

A dilapidated old boat recently came ashore in South Florida. The rickety vessel was a small, old fishing boat. Eighteen passengers were crammed aboard. Its engine was recycled from an old Soviet automobile and had a fuel leak. A tree branch propped up the sail. The hull was cracked.

Kosher Food Concession Stand Opens At Marlin Park

Marlins Park, the new home of baseball’s Miami Marlins, has a kosher concession stand called Kosher Korner. The stand, an exciting accommodation to South Florida’s kosher crowd and visitors, has been met with great enthusiasm.

Red Miracle Van

The Schwartzes had three vehicles but only two drivers. At any given time the third vehicle, the 2005 red Ford van, could be seen on different driveways throughout the neighborhood – and sometimes even in Miami Beach and Hollywood, Florida. The Schwartzes kept a third vehicle, knowing that not everyone had a car.

Hachnossos Kallah of Greater Miami to Hold Benefit Tea

South Florida’s Lana Ditchek Goldberg Hachnossos Kallah will observe its 28th anniversary with a delightful evening featuring Israeli singing sensation Rachel Factor. The women-only event will include delicious sushi, dessert buffet, coffee bar, boutique and raffle prizes.

OU Executive VP To Be Scholar In Residence At Beth Israel Cong.

Orthodox Union Executive Vice President Rabbi Steven Weil will return to South Florida to serve as scholar in residence at Beth Israel Congregation for Shabbat February 17-18, Parshat Mishpatim. The OU member synagogue is located in Miami Beach at 770 W 40th Street.

Letters To The Editor

Interesting Picture By now you must realize the picture in last week's My Machberes column of the Satmar Rebbe and the Belzer Rebbe meeting...

OU Job Board Presents S. Florida’s First-Ever Job Fair

The OU Job Board will hold its first Job Fair in South Florida on Tuesday, February 7 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Young Israel of Hollywood, 3291 Stirling Road.

South Florida’s Jewish Radio Show Changing Stations

After 25 years on South Florida’s airwaves, “Shalom South Florida” is changing stations. Beginning Sunday, January 1, the program can be enjoyed every Sunday morning on WSBR-740AM, from 9:30-10:30.

It’s My Opinion: Conduct Unbecoming An Officer

A recent scandal in South Florida has created quite a stir. An officer with the North Miami Beach police department has been accused of trying to cast a spell on the city manager.

Bar Ilan University Makes Key Stop In South Florida

The founder and director of a new gap year program at Bar Ilan University has made South Florida a key stop on a tour of North America promoting the new program that is intended to buck the trend in falling gap year numbers.

Local Rabbi Launches New Career

Rabbi Elchonon Abramchik’s life has taken some unique turns. He was born in China, to parents who spent the war years in the ghetto of Shanghai, and thus survived the Nazi regime.

It’s My Opinion: “Big Spending”

This week's Art Basel Miami Beach is billed as the largest contemporary art fair in the hemisphere. Until recently, the prognosis for a successful event had been bleak. The worldwide financial crisis had all but devastated the arts. Now, Art Basel, and the art world in general, has reason to celebrate. It seems that prices are up and big spending has returned.

Achim Academy Begins Gifted Program

Achim Academy’s Center for Education in South Florida is celebrating not only the beginning of another great new school year but also the start of a much anticipated gifted program. Students and administrators are excited to begin this new phase in the institution’s growth.

It’s My Opinion: An Ongoing Challenge

All across South Florida, the Jewish community is in festive Chanukah mode. There are parties and events scheduled throughout the entire eight days. There are gala concerts, menorah lightings and Chanukah programs and fairs. There are dreidels to spin and latkes to eat and presents to wrap.

It’s My Opinion: Taking Responsibility

South Florida was recently inundated with weeks of torrential rain. The downside was that the weather ruined the much-anticipated Memorial Day weekend. The upside was that the storms made a dent in the terrible drought conditions that had plagued the area. Sometimes it is easier to see the wisdom of the old adage, "Every cloud has a silver lining."

It’s My Opinion: Unity

The current crisis in Israel has been the catalyst of many rallies in South Florida. Some of the rhetoric involved in these events has been quite shocking.

Homeless For The Night

Miami Rescue Mission and the Broward Outreach Centers in Hollywood and Pompano Beach recently sponsored an unusual event.

Call Now!

Jews in South Florida and throughout the United States are taking action. Now, dear readers, if you have not done so yet, please join them.

Hollywood, Florida – Hooray For Hollywood

When most people think of Hollywood, they think "lights, camera, action," along with images of movie stars, celebrities and the Lakers.

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