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Thousands of Muslims gathered at the Prime Osborn Convention Center in Jacksonville Tuesday to close out the month of Ramadan with Eid al-Fitr prayers, known as the “Festival of Breaking the Fast.”

A fully lit Hanukkah menorah.
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For the first time ever a giant six-foot menorah will be lit on the University of North Florida campus to celebrate Hanukkah and to “spread light” amidst an increase in anti-semitic acts like the recent mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue.

STEVE CANNON AND LYNNE SLADKY / Associated Press

With six weeks left before the gubernatorial election, Florida’s major candidates and their parties have been accusing each other of anti-Semitism.

exterior of JCA
Jacksonville Community Alliance

This Wednesday marks the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Former journalist Dan Ephron was in Tel Aviv at the time and wrote about the murder in his book, “Killing a King.”

Ephron is sharing his experience in Jacksonville at the annual Jewish Book Festival hosted by the Jewish Community Alliance.

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A Jewish center on Jacksonville’s Southside is getting a brand-new Torah this weekend.

The public is invited to the Chabad of Southside to help celebrate “one of the happiest occasions in Jewish life.” 

Anti-Defamation League

Anti-Jewish harassment of a Ponte Vedra middle-school student is one of the incidents cited in a new report from the Anti-Defamation League advocacy group.

The report shows a slight uptick in anti-Semitism in Florida last year—a small change compared with an estimated 21-percent upswing in anti-Jewish incidents nationwide.