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Articles from the January 1, 2021 edition

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 By Gabe Friedman    News    January 1, 2021

Israel will have new election in March - fourth in two years

(JTA & JNS) - Israel's Knesset, or parliament, dissolved Tuesday night after failing to pass the 2020 budget, triggering the need for a new election. The exact date could change through a...

 
 By Shahar Klaiman    News    January 1, 2021

Saudi dilemma on path to peace with Israel

(Israel Hayom via JNS) - The peace deal with Morocco is the fourth accord between Israel and an Arab state to sideline the Palestinian issue. While the leaders of Abu Dhabi, Manama and Khartoum had al...

 

Community survey underway

The Central Florida Jewish Community Study, conducted by the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies at Brandeis University, is well under way.  If you have received a letter, phone call, email or...

 
 By Naama Barak    News    January 1, 2021

252 new immigrants arrive in Israel

(Israel21C via JNS) - Immigrants from the Jewish "lost tribe" of Bnei Menashe landed at Ben-Gurion International Airport this week to build a new life in Israel. Hailing from Northeast India, the...

 
 By Ashley Fisak    News    January 1, 2021

What's in a jean jacket and the Jewish Pavilion?

What do a jean jacket and breast cancer have in common? Dolores Indek and the Jewish Pavilion. Indek made a successful bid at the Jewish Pavilion auction for a custom jean jacket and her support can b...

 

Finding your Eastern European Jewish family on JRI-Poland.org

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Orlando will host a zoom presentation of some memorable stories shared by Robinn Magid from the JRI-Poland.org case file that highlight what this database...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    January 1, 2021

Jewish nonprofits to get advice about securing slices of $284B pandemic relief bill

(JTA) — Nearly a third of the $900 billion Congress is set to approve in a pandemic relief will go to a new round of payroll protection, and the Jewish Federations of North America is set to reprise the role it played earlier this year and explain...

 
 By Paul Shindman    News    January 1, 2021

Israel bans non-citizens, sends Israelis to hotels

Israel on Monday decided to ban the entry of all non-citizens into the country for the next 10 days in a bid to keep a new mutated version of the coronavirus from reaching the country. It also decided to send citizens to coronavirus hotels to...

 

CUFI reaches 10 million members

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Tuesday, Dec. 22, Christians United for Israel, the nation’s largest pro-Israel organization, announced that the group had crossed the 10-million-member threshold.  “When we set out to create this organization, I could...

 

When the meaning is in the mission

I recently read with dismay two opinion pieces in the Heritage, both of which dealt with the “Uprooting Prejudice” exhibit at the Holocaust Memorial Research and Education Center. Pardon the pun,...

 
 By Amir Avivi    Opinions    January 1, 2021

Benny Gantz's dangerous position

(JNS) — Anyone who cares about Israel’s security and future should be concerned by the initial buds of an attempt to return to the dangerous path of reliance on international forces to protect the country. These poisonous seeds have begun to...

 
 By Lyn Julius    Opinions    January 1, 2021

Who says Morocco never persecuted its Jews?

(JNS) — The news that Israel and Morocco are about to “normalize” their relations has been met with jubilation in Israel — and in the Moroccan diaspora. The first direct flight has taken off for Rabat from Tel Aviv, and liaison offices will...

 

VIEWPOINT - Does the new Holocaust Museum for Hope and Humanity stay true to its primary mission?

In the past month, no less than three opinion editorials were generated as a result of an article written by Christine DeSouza for the Dec. 4 edition of the Heritage Florida Jewish News. Her article was to highlight a particular exhibit by John...

 

The West must stop ignoring the Palestinian track record

(JNS) — The Israeli-Palestinian conflict did not erupt in 1967, nor in 1948. In November 1917, the Balfour Declaration called for the establishment of “a national home for the Jewish People” in Palestine, which was the accepted international...

 

What's Happening

MORNING MINYANS (Please note, because of the coronavirus, some minyans have been canceled or held virtually.) Chabad of North Orlando is holding in-person minyans. Chabad of South Orlando — Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. and 10 minutes before sunset;...

 

Anti-Semitic hackers infiltrate high school website

(JNS) — An anti-Semitic cybersecurity attack that took place at a Jewish high school in Long Island, N.Y., on Monday has left students on edge and parents contemplating if they should keep their children at home for the rest of the school year....

 

Scene Around

Chanukah is over for this year ... And what a year it was! 2020 was a nightmare (due to the pandemic) and Chanukah was not celebrated with family this year ... just one son, who lives here to keep me...

 

Gal Gadot gets Jimmy Fallon to try gefilte fish for the first time

(JTA) — Gal Gadot may act in American blockbusters these days, but she’s still an Israeli through and through. So there are some quintessential foods she has never tried. Jimmy Fallon took advantage of this fact for a tasty segment with the...

 
 By Tess Levy    News    January 1, 2021

The Tel Aviv neighborhood that flourished during Covid

(ISRAEL21c ) - Pink, green, orange and blue plastic chairs permeate the intersection between HaShuk and Levinsky streets. Dozens of 20-somethings recline into them, nestled into this corner...

 

There is nothing like hugging a cuddly stuffed animal

For his bar mitzvah project, William McNarney collected stuffed animals to give to children at Orlando Day Nursery in Parramore, an early childhood center where many families are experiencing trauma...

 

Beautiful diamonds for a beautiful lady

Congratulations to Jewish Pavilion raffle winner Dolores Indek, who won elongated diamond earrings donated by Addeo Jewelers. Funds will be used to enhance the lives of seniors in long-term care...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Palestinians urge Biden and Israel to return to the negotiating table By Gabe Friedman (JTA) — In a stark contrast from the last few years of the Trump administration, the Palestinian foreign minister said Saturday that the Palestinian Authority...

 

Special-needs Israeli adults find meaningful work on kibbutz farm

(Israel21C via JNS) - Moringa and turmeric aren't well-known crops in Israel. But when the ones being cultivated at Kibbutz Shluchot in the north of the country reach the market, you can rest assured...

 

Fresh out of college and making Aliyah

Kicking off a master's degree is a high point in any academically ambitious student's life. Between the academic stimulation, making new friends and soaking in the college life atmosphere, the...

 

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