2 Dead After Cat 3 Hurricane Idalia Makes Landfall in Northwest Florida

Storm surge from Idalia reached a record 6.9 feet in Cedar Key, flooding much of the community.

Jewish Communities, Fellow Floridians Brace for Hurricane Idalia

Hurricane Idalia was expected to make landfall as a Category 3 hurricane around Florida's "Big Bend' region sometime Wednesday morning.

Florida Health Officials Warn About Flesh-Eating Bacteria

The bacterium, vibrio vulnificus, naturally occurs in warm, brackish seawater and requires salt to survive.

El Al Announces New Flights between Fort Lauderdale and Tel Aviv

“Another milestone in El Al’s continued growth in Florida,” a company executive stated.

Orthodox Jewish Mayor of Surfside, Florida Receives Neo-Nazi Death Threat

Shlomo Danzinger, the mayor of Surfside, Fla., reportedly received a threatening email, after which he and his family went under police protection.

Report: Israeli Antiquities Among Items Found at Mar-a-Lago

The Antiquities Authority loaned the lamps to the White House in 2019 ahead of a Hanukkah party.

Florida to Investigate Morningstar for Potential BDS Practices

A senior state board official told JNS meetings were held this week to understand the ramifications of Florida’s amended anti-BDS law.

Brandeis Center Praises Florida for Addressing Spiking Antisemitism

Antisemitic incidents have been rising in Florida for several years.

Florida the Only US State Where El Al will Service Two Cities

Israel’s national carrier recently relocated its American headquarters from N.Y. to the Sunshine State.

IfNotNow Disrupts DeSantis Speech; RJC: Democratic Party Going Full Anti-Israel

Last Friday, two IfNotNow activists disrupted a speech by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to Visit Israel in April Before Possible Presidential Run

“At a time of unnecessarily strained relations between Jerusalem and Washington, Florida serves as a bridge between the American and Israeli people."

DeSantis signs school-choice bill with nearly $8,000 in state funding per child

“The historic achievement of universal scholarships in Florida is just the beginning,” said Maury Litwack, Teach Coalition founder and Orthodox Union managing director of public affairs.

State of Emergency Declared in Miami Beach

The decision follows a weekend of deadly shootings in the city.

Cape Coral, Florida Chabad House Attacked on Shabbat

Rabbi Yossi Labkowski: "We don't live in fear. We are here and we will continue our work and if we have to protect ourselves, we will protect ourselves.”

Florida Congress Member Holds Anti-Hate Meeting at Chabad

The meeting, held at Chabad SW Broward in Cooper City, came as a response to neo-nazi and white supremacist groups attempting to organize a “National Day of Hate” on February 25, 2023.

El Al to Increase Number of Flights from Florida to Israel

The added service at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Broward County “will help to boost business, tourism and trade opportunities,” said its mayor, Lamar Fisher.

‘Zero Tolerance’ for Hate After Jewish Players Attacked by Catholic Team at Florida Soccer...

Scheck Hillel Community School and Archbishop Coleman Carroll High School in Miami condemned the "physical altercation" and are investigating the incident.

DeSantis Includes Millions in State Budget for Jewish Institutions, Security

“The state of Florida is taking the threat of rising antisemitism seriously."

Muslim Man ‘Acting Suspicious’ at Synagogue in Aventura, Florida

A large knife was found in the suspect's vehicle during a search by law enforcement, but investigators found no evidence of a hate crime or terror threat.

Re-elected Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Sends a Message to the Kotel

Rabbi Schneur Oirechman, Chabad emissary in Tallahassee, Fla., read the note, which he then placed in the Western Wall as is customary.

‘Non-Jewish Nanny’ to Orthodox Children Becomes a Social Media Sensation

Adriana Fernandez can pronounce Pesach perfectly, and is well-versed in the rules of “shomer negiah” and “tznius.”

Judea and Samaria are Not ‘Occupied’ but ‘Disputed,’ says DeSantis

“We are not going to allow the universities in the State of Florida to become hotbeds of anti-Jewish sentiment like they have all across this country,” said Governor Ron DeSantis.

Candidate Trump Warns DeSantis Not to Run Against Him in 2024

"I think if he runs, he could hurt himself very badly."

Israeli Aid Organization Helping Floridians Recover After Hurricane Ian

“IsraAID has long-standing ties with communities across Florida, and has supported relief efforts after multiple previous hurricanes."

Firsthand Account: Treating Hurricane Ian’s Victims One Trauma Survivor at a Time

A firsthand account by a psychotrauma and crisis-response specialist in Fort Myers following Hurricane Ian.

Chabad House Becomes Storm Shelter as Hurricane Ian Smashes Its Way Across Florida

Torrential rains, whipping winds and record storm surge all combined to make Ian an historic hurricane just two miles per hour shy of a Category 5 monster.

Hurricane Ian Near Category 5 Storm, Slams Into in Western Florida

Negative storm surge sucked the water out of Tampa Bay, as happened five years ago during Hurricane Irma.

Florida’s DeSantis Sends Planes of Migrants to Martha’s Vineyard

"It is not the responsibility of Floridians to subsidize aliens to reside in our state unlawfully."

Ukrainian Rothchild Wannabe Infiltrates Trump’s Florida Home

Yashchyshyn quickly gained access to Trump, Graham, and other renowned Republican politicians.

Florida Synagogue Cancels Friday Services over Threats Against Congregant Judge Who Signed FBI’s Trump...

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