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Miami man charged with threatening Jewish neighbors

32-year old man threatens to kill Jewish neighbor with kitchen knives while making antisemitic comments.

Miami man charged with threatening Jewish neighbors

Florida high school defaced with dozens of swastikas

Antisemitic and racist graffiti on walls of suburban Miami high school being investigated by local police.

Florida high school defaced with dozens of swastikas

Defense Min. inaugurates paviliion at Florida special operations forces conference

The Israeli pavilion showcases some of Israel's leading defense industries and cutting-edge products and systems.

Defense Min. inaugurates pavilion at Florida defense conference

GOING VIRAL: Read Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' Tweet on Chabad Fire in Capitol

Florida Governor Ron DeSantia urges community to support local Chabad after massive fire.

Read Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' Tweet on Chabad Fire in Capitol

Heroic drivers rescue unconscious elderly woman from car rolling through intersection

Group of heroes in Boynton Beach, FL save woman who slumped over steering wheel while car was going through busy intersection.

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Passenger lands plane after pilot passes out

Passenger with no flight experience safely lands plane at Florida airport after pilot has medical emergency mid-flight.

Passenger lands plane after pilot passes outplayer

Conservatives object to math textbook featuring joke about Jews

Found in the conservative scrutiny of Florida’s math books: a joke about Jews.

Conservatives object to math textbook featuring joke about Jews

Rabbi Pinto dedicates new yeshiva in Miami

Shuva Israel dedicates new yeshiva in Miami, Florida, in ceremony attended by Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto.

Rabbi Pinto dedicates new yeshiva in Miami

Tallahassee Chabad house burns down in overnight fire

Fire destroys Chabad House serving students at Florida State University and surrounding community.

Tallahassee Chabad house burns down in overnight fire

Florida governor issues special Israel Memorial Day message

'I stand shoulder-to-shuolder with Israel,' says Governor Ron DeSantis, touting his pro-Israel record and efforts against BDS.

Florida governor issues special Israel Memorial Day message

Florida strips Disney of special status over opposition to 'anti-gay' bill

DeSantis revoked Disney's self-government at its Orlando-area parks in retaliation for opposition to the controversial bill.

Political tantrum? Florida strips Disney of special status player

Florida: Police pull Israeli singer Ishay Ribo off the stage

Police officers pull Ishay Ribo, Israeli singer, off Aventura, Florida, stage due to 'noise complaints,' report says.

Police pull Israeli singer Ishay Ribo off the stage

Orlando’s Holocaust museum is getting a huge expansion

Florida's new Holocaust museum is the latest to feature the entire digital collection of survivor testimony.

Orlando’s Holocaust museum is getting a huge expansion

Holiday of Freedom? What does that mean?

On Seder Night we are to teach are children that their future lies not in New York or Florida, but  in our own Jewish Homeland. Op-ed.

Holiday of Freedom? What does that mean?

Florida city suddenly shuts down kosher food bank

Kosher food bank in Dania Beach, Florida shut down without warning, with notice citing "safety and traffic concerns."

Florida city suddenly shuts down kosher food bank

Sarasota, Florida targeted with antisemitic flyers blaming Jews for Ukraine war

Flyers that were also distributed weeks ago in the same area of the city blame Jews for the Ukraine war.

Flyers found in Sarasota, Florida blame Jews for Ukraine war

Florida teen falls to death from 430-foot tall amusement ride

Orlando free falling ride reaches speeds of 75 miles per hour.

Florida teen falls to death from 430-foot tall amusement ride

DeSantis to high school students: 'Take off your masks'

'Please take those off, they don't do anything,' Florida governor tells high school students. 'This is COVID theater.'

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Florida fraternity suspended over antisemitism allegations

University of South Florida fraternity suspended pending investigation into allegations of a hazing ritual involving a swastika.

Florida fraternity suspended over antisemitism allegations

Multiple antisemitic flyer incidents across US over the weekend

Trend of antisemitic flyers being distributed by hate group in residential areas across the United States continues.

Multiple antisemitic flyer incidents across US over the weekend

Parent arrested for threatening to burn down Jewish school over mask policy

A parent was arrested after saying he would ‘burn’ down his son’s Orthodox Jewish day school over mask requirements.

Parent arrested for calling to torch Jewish school over masks

DeSantis: Florida is 'leading the way' in fight against BDS

Florida Gov. DeSantis visits replica of Holocaust-era cattle car, promises Florida will continue to stand up to anti-Semitism and BDS.

DeSantis: Florida is 'leading the way' in fight against BDS

Jewish org putting up Florida billboards calling out antisemitism

JewBelong's campaign uses billboards to spread message of awareness about antisemitism and its impact on the Jewish community.

Jewish org uses Florida billboards to call out antisemitism

Florida teens who vandalized rabbi’s home and car arrested

Florida Teens, 17 and 14, charged with felony hate crime for vandalizing mailbox, car and driveway of rabbi of Chabad of Bonita Springs.

Florida teens who vandalized rabbi’s home and car arrested

Three people charged for involvement in Orlando area antisemitic rally

Three people have been charged for involvement in an antisemitic rally that took place in the Orlando area over the weekend.

3 people charged for involvement in Orlando antisemitic rally

Neo-Nazi accused of attacking Jewish Orlando college student to be charged

Several Neo-Nazis accused of attacking a University of Central Florida Jewish student in Orlando over the weekend will face charges.

Neo-Nazis accused of attacking Jewish UCF student to be charged

Governor DeSantis fires back at critics over Florida Nazi rallies

After Nazi rallies take place, DeSantis charges that political opponents are attempting to "smear me as if I had something to do with it."

DeSantis fires back at critics over Florida Nazi rallies

Neo-Nazis harass drivers with anti-Jewish slogans in Orlando

White supremacists gather in central Florida, chanting anti-Semitic slogans while waving Nazi flags.

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Antisemitic flyers blaming Jews for pandemic found in fourth Florida city

Antisemitic flyers recently found in three Florida cities have now been discovered in Melbourne Beach, Florida.

Antisemitic flyers found in fourth Florida city

Antisemitic flyers distributed in Miami and Surfside, Florida

Antisemitic flyers were found over the weekend in Miami and Surfside, Florida.

Antisemitic flyers distributed in Miami and Surfside, Florida

Antisemitic incidents prompt Florida Federation to issue alert

In response to two recent antisemitic incidents in South Tampa, local Federation reminds community members to report antisemitism.

Antisemitic incidents prompt Florida Federation to issue alert

Florida Hillel gives away free bagels and cream cheese to fight antisemitism

University of Florida’s Hillel chapter gives out free bagels and cream cheese to students who signed a pledge to fight antisemitism.

Florida Hillel uses bagels and cream cheese to fight antisemitism

Florida Dem. compares Ron DeSantis to Hitler

Nikki Fried, who is planning to challenge DeSantis for governor of Florida, claims he is emulating Hitler's rise to power.

Florida Dem. compares Ron DeSantis to Hitler

Man who set police car on fire outside Florida Chabad arrested

Suspected arsonist in custody after police cruiser parked outside Lauderhill, Florida Chabad synagogue set on fire on Wednesday night.

Man who set police car on fire outside Florida Chabad arrested

Miami Chabad rabbi’s mailbox blown up with fireworks

Miami Gardens, Florida police are searching for a suspect who blew up a Chabad rabbi’s mailbox, likely with fireworks.

Miami Chabad rabbi’s mailbox blown up with fireworks

Antisemitic banner hung by extremists over busy Florida overpass

Local Jewish politician outraged that banner was up for several hours and that police did not make any arrests or hand out citations.

Antisemitic banner hung by extremists over busy Florida overpass

Man jailed for vandalizing two Sarasota, Florida synagogues

Sarasota man sentenced to five months in prison for vandalizing two synagogues with swastikas and other anti-Semitic graffiti.

Man jailed for vandalizing Florida synagogues

Miami Beach synagogue vandalized with swastika during Hanukkah

The rabbi of a synagogue in Miami Beach is speaking out several days after Temple Emanu-El was vandalized during Hanukkah.

Miami Beach synagogue vandalized with swastika during Hanukkah

Anti-Semitic banner hung at Jewish center in Miami-Dade

Banner containing white supremacist and neo-Nazi references found on fence of Homestead Jewish Center shortly before Hanukkah.

Anti-Semitic banner hung at Jewish center in Miami-Dade

Jewish Federation’s anti-hate ad rejected by Facebook

Florida Jewish Federation's ad putting the spotlight on combating anti-Semitism and hate was rejected by Facebook without explanation.

Jewish Federation’s anti-hate ad rejected by Facebook