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Articles from the January 13, 2017 edition

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 By Christine DeSouza    News    January 13, 2017

Multiple bomb threats to Central Florida Jewish communities

In just one week, four bomb threats were called in to two Jewish centers here in Central Florida, three were called into the Tampa JCC pre-school and Federation, and one was called into Jewish...

 
 News    January 13, 2017

Meet the eight Women of Choice

Choices, the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando's largest women's philanthropy event of the year, is set for Thursday, Feb. 9, at Congregation Ohev Shalom in Maitland. Formal invitations have...

 
 News    January 13, 2017

Terror attack in Jerusalem

(JNS.org)-A truck-ramming attack that killed four Israeli soldiers in their early 20s and injured at least 16 people at a Jerusalem bus stop Sunday was likely carried out by a supporter of the...

 
 By Christine DeSouza    News    January 13, 2017

Evan Dvorchik, a top long snapper

Perhaps one day, Winter Park High School long snapper Evan Dvorchik's name will be listed with wide receiver Julian Edelman of the Patriots or quarterback Jay Fiedler or offensive tackle/guard Kyle...

 
 By Alex Traiman    News    January 13, 2017

Jerusalem attack draws comparisons

A Palestinian driver rammed a truck into a crowd of Israeli soldiers Sunday at the scenic Haas Promenade overlooking Jerusalem's Old City, killing four and injuring 16 others in a terror attack that...

 
 News    January 13, 2017

Jewish groups split on Kerry's settlements speech

(JTA)—Jewish organizations split along ideological lines in their reactions to Secretary of State John Kerry’s speech criticizing Israeli settlement growth and laying out principles to achieve a two-state solution. Centrist groups were measured...

 
 News    January 13, 2017

NORPAC praises Trump's pick

(JTA)-NORPAC, one of the largest pro-Israel political action committees, praised President-elect Donald Trump's pick for U.S. ambassador to Israel for his "lifetime of pro-Israel advocacy." Congratu...

 
 News    January 13, 2017

Tesla, Pokémon Go, and hair-splitting Talmudic arguments

Engage in a brain-twisting, mind-wrestling, hair-splitting experience as you explore modern situations and the complex dilemmas they give rise to while you seek solutions by examining original...

 
 News    January 13, 2017

JCC on bomb threats

JCC Association of North America is applauding the staffs of Jewish (Jan. 9) community centers around the country and expressing gratitude for local law enforcement after JCCs in several states received bomb threats today. David Posner, director of...

 
 News    January 13, 2017

Congregation Beth Sholom January schedule

Celebrate Shabbat with the Synagogue that feels like family. Our Shabbat evening service led by Rabbi Karen Allen is tonight, Friday, Jan. 13th at 7 p.m. The service will honor the members of our board of directors. An Oneg Shabbat will follow the se...

 
 News    January 13, 2017

Israel travel scholarships available for teens in 2017-18

The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando has announced that applications for the 2017 Ronald Colman Israel Scholarship Fund will be available online starting Monday, Jan. 16. The Ronald Colman Israel Scholarship Fund was made possible by a generous...

 
 News    January 13, 2017

Hadassah lunch discussion group

Clermont Hadassah is a part of a nationwide organization of Jewish women that provides humanitarian relief worldwide, advances health and well being, advocates for women and builds community in the United States and Israel. The ladies meet at noon...

 
 News    January 13, 2017

Hadassah lunch discussion group

Clermont Hadassah is a part of a nationwide organization of Jewish women that provides humanitarian relief worldwide, advances health and well being, advocates for women and builds community in the United States and Israel. The ladies meet at noon...

 
 By David Suissa    Opinions    January 13, 2017

Obama's fatal legacy: Killing the peace process

You can make a strong case that President Barack Obama’ s decision to allow United Nations Security Council resolution 2334 to pass was very harmful to Israel. By endorsing the anti-Israel narrative that every square inch of territory captured by...

 
 By Stephen M. Flatow    Opinions    January 13, 2017

Kerry's false moral equivalence

Like many others, I sat at my computer with baited breath Wednesday waiting for Secretary of State John Kerry to explain the background to the U.S. abstention on the United Nations Security Council vote. And explain he did. But there were so many...

 
 By Ira Sharkansky    Opinions    January 13, 2017

What's important

I’ll indicate in advance that this is a personal and rambling note, promoted by several responses to what I wrote about the recent decision of the UN Security Council. And it is by no means the first time I’ve been provoked by what I’ve...

 
 By Arkady Mamaysky    Opinions    January 13, 2017

What is the solution to the Israeli/Palestinian problem?

Considering the perspectives of the Israeli and Palestinian populations, and seeing the reality on the ground, a two-state solution seems like the best option for peace between Israelis and Palestinians. The Media’s Perspective Let’s begin by...

 
 By Jonathan Feldstein    Opinions    January 13, 2017

The status quo and Israel's future

Following my articles taking to task President Obama and John Kerry and their stabbing Israel in the back I received many replies. The vast majority were supportive and expressed embarrassment by the Obama-Kerry tag teaming. Some apologized and made...

 
 Calendar    January 13, 2017

What's Happening

MORNING AND EVENING MINYANS (Call synagogue to confirm time.) Chabad of South Orlando—Monday—Friday, 8 a.m. and 10 minutes before sunset; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday, 8:15 a.m., 407-354-3660. Congregation Ahavas Yisrael—Monday—Friday, 7:30...

 
 Features    January 13, 2017

Business update: Bar mitzvah celebration for SawYouAtSinai

In December 2003, the world of shidduchim (Jewish matchmaking) changed for the better. SawYouAtSinai, the online Jewish matchmaking network, was launched, and has since successfully matched an impressive 2,700+ of its members. This month it...

 
 By Christine DeSouza    Features    January 13, 2017

The Orlando Cat Café is the (adoptable) cat's meow

Love cats? Then the Orlando Cat Café is the place to visit and possibly adopt a cat (or just play with them). It is the first of its kind to open in Florida, and owner Sandra Cagan is thrilled with...

 
 News    January 13, 2017

Donald Trump says Israel is being treated 'very, very unfairly'

(JTA)—President-elect Donald Trump accused the Obama administration of treating Israel with “total disdain” hours after Secretary of State John Kerry’s speech rebuking the country’s settlement policy and offering his plan for Middle East...

 
 By Gloria Schwartzman Green    Features    January 13, 2017

Family search in the former Bessarabia

"My Jewish Roots" Workshops, sponsored by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Orlando (JGSGO) continue in February with the workshop: "The Changing Borders of Eastern Europe." Several years ago, an...

 
 News    January 13, 2017

Bennett announces plans to annex Ma'aleh Adumim

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org)-Jewish Home leader Naftali Bennett announced Monday that his party is planning to draft a bill to annex the Jerusalem suburb of Ma'aleh Adumim. The community is...

 
 By Gloria Yousha    Features    January 13, 2017

Scene Around

Simon Wiesenthal Center reaction... This email was sent to me by Alyssa Brognano of the Simon Wiesenthal Center. It reads as follows: "It is unprecedented for an outgoing Administration to make such...

 

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