Jerusalem on the Atlantic

Jews are pouring into south Florida by the thousands, remaking themselves and the area into one of the best places in the world for Jews to live. What’s driving this astonishing renaissance?

A giant menorah in Winter Garden on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/Tribune News Service via Getty Images.

A giant menorah in Winter Garden on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/Tribune News Service via Getty Images.

Essay
April 4 2022
About the author

Tamara Berens, a former Krauthammer Fellow at Mosaic, is the director of young professional programming at the Tikvah Fund.

“Are you from New York?” asks a middle-aged woman with a thick Brooklyn accent as she cuts through the aisles of the kosher Winn-Dixie grocery store in Boca Raton in a mobility scooter. It’s an hour before the start of the last Shabbat of the Jewish year.

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