Articles from the April 5, 2024 edition

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 By Ron Kampeas    News    April 5, 2024

Biden says Gershkovich's detention will 'cost' Russia

WASHINGTON (JTA) - President Joe Biden said the United States would continue to "impose costs" on Russia for its imprisonment of Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich, who was arrested one...

 

Joseph Lieberman, first Jew on a major presidential ticket, dies at 82

(JTA) – Joseph Lieberman, a longtime senator from Connecticut who as Al Gore's running mate in 2000 became the first Jewish member of a major presidential ticket, died Wednesday. He was 82. A s...

 

Wolfs to receive White Rose Award

The White Rose Tribute event, to be held April 11 at the Orlando Museum of Art from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., will honor Jonathan and Nancy Wolf with the Tess Wise White Rose Award. The evening will feature a...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    April 5, 2024

AIPAC director to retire

WASHINGTON (JTA) - Howard Kohr, the CEO who has led the powerhouse American Israel Public Affairs Committee since 1996, is set to retire by the end of this year. Under Kohr's leadership, AIPAC has...

 

A book for tourists and locals

Local resident Myrna Ossin is the author of 10 books. She has lived in Central Florida for 56 years and has been active in many diverse activities in the area. When one of her friends who planned...

 

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: Hearing aids versus cochlear implants

While hearing aids make sounds louder, cochlear implants make them louder and clearer. They work better in noisy environments than hearing aids. Cochlear hearing implant technology is very reliable and has been around for 40 years. It is not major...

 

April events at the Rosen JCC

The Rosen JCC offers events for the entire family. April 18th the Rosen JCC will host community bingo. This is open to the entire community. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the games start 6:30 p.m. Bring $20 to play for the night. There will be...

 
 By Hillel Frisch    News    April 5, 2024

Biden's veto is a threat to Western security and the Arab states

(Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security via JNS) — President Joe Biden’s Middle East strategy has been problematic since the Oct. 7 attack. The Hamas onslaught proved that Israel cannot contain its enemies Hamas, Hezbollah and above all, Ira...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    April 5, 2024

Protests against Netanyahu escalate in Israel as thousands mass in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv

(JTA) — In the largest antigovernment demonstration since Oct. 7, thousands of protesters gathered in Jerusalem to call on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government to step down and for Israel to reach a deal to free the hostages hel...

 

Israel sees UN resolution as a real threat

(Israel Hayom via JNS) — There has been no shortage of hints when it comes to the White House’s efforts to convey the message that Israel should refrain from taking action in Rafah, find a path to a ceasefire, and increase aid to Gaza. Vice Pre...

 
 By Joshua Marks    News    April 5, 2024

Ben-Gvir: Biden sides with Tlaib, Sinwar over Netanyahu

(JNS) — Israel’s National Security Itamar Ben-Gvir has accused U.S. President Joe Biden of siding with the enemies of the Jewish state. During an interview with The New York Times published on Tuesday, Ben-Gvir said, “Presently, Biden prefers the l...

 

A politician who was also a role model

(JNS) — In a life full of accomplishments, Joe Lieberman will almost certainly be best remembered as the answer to a trivia question. Even more significant was his role as a supporting player in one of the most intense political controversies as well...

 
 By Marc Erlbaum    Opinions    April 5, 2024

Stop the presses!

(JNS) — On March 24, Al Jazeera posted a video on YouTube that accused the Israel Defense Forces of raping Palestinian women during their recent operation in Shifa Hospital. IDF Arabic spokesman Lt.-Col. Avichai Adraee immediately and c...

 

A perspective on the War in Gaza (October 7, 2023)

I was a battalion physician in Sinai during the Yom Kippur War. Those who fought and survived the 1973 Yom Kippur War hoped that the bitter lessons of that war had been learned and that Israel would never experience a similar catastrophe....

 

Israel isn't going anywhere

(JNS) — Trying to understand current events in the Middle East without knowing its history is doomed to failure. Trying to understand Israel without an understanding of Jewish history and Zionism is equally futile. Over 100 years ago, the Jewish p...

 

What's Happening

MORNING MINYANS 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 a.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m., 407...

 

Mashaal: God willing, Hamas will defeat Israel in the hostage negotiations

(JNS) — Hamas will not release any of the 134 hostages it holds until Israel ends the war, withdraws its troops, allows all Gazans to return to their homes and lifts the blockade on the coastal enclave, the terrorist group’s leader Khaled Mas...

 
 By Jacob Gurvis    News    April 5, 2024

Steven Spielberg decries 'machinery of extremism' on campus

LOS ANGELES (JTA) - Steven Spielberg warned that "the machinery of extremism is being used on college campuses" and lamented those killed in Israel and Gaza while being honored for his Holocaust...

 

New PA premier demands 'trust of our people'

(JNS) — Incoming Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammad Mustafa vowed on Tuesday to appoint a cabinet that can “gain both the trust of our people and the support of the international community.” In a vision statement seen by the Assoc...

 
 By Jacob Gurvis    Features    April 5, 2024

Jewish comedian Lena Dunham discovers her family's Holocaust story on PBS' 'Finding Your Roots'

(JTA) - Jewish actress and writer Lena Dunham is the latest Hollywood star to discover that her family has ties to the Holocaust on the PBS celebrity genealogy series "Finding Your Roots." Dunham,...

 
 By Luke Tress    News    April 5, 2024

To evade pro-Palestinian protests, some Jewish and Israeli events are keeping their locations low-profile

(New York Jewish Week) – When event producer Erez Safar announced a Valentine’s Day comedy show to raise funds for survivors of the Oct. 7 attack on Israel, the flier included a date, time and photo of headliner Daniel Ryan Spaulding, the non...

 

The Borscht Belt is burning: In the Catskills, abandoned resorts keep catching fire

By Luke Tress (New York Jewish Week) — On a cold night last week, Barbara Hoff, the owner of an antique store in the Catskills, heard from a friend in the local fire department that the Nevele Grand Hotel was burning. Hoff, who lives in the town o...

 

Evangelical Christians intimidated into silence

By Etgar Lefkovits (JNS) — Most evangelical Christians around the world are being intimidated into silence by a vociferous “social justice” camp that is fanning a false narrative on Israel’s war aga...

 

'Remembering Gene Wilder' documentary salutes a Jewish comedy legend

(JTA) — When Mel Brooks was filming “The Producers,” he recalled an executive approaching him and saying, “The curly-haired guy—he’s funny looking. Fire him.” Brooks said he would fire the actor, but never intended to actually do it. And when “The...

 

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