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Articles from the January 17, 2020 edition

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 By Ben Sales    News    January 17, 2020

More than 25,000 march against anti-Semitism in New York City

NEW YORK (JTA)-An estimated 25,000 people marched across the Brooklyn Bridge and held a rally on Sunday to protest rising anti-Semitism in and around New York City. The rally comes following a spate o... Full story


A must see: 'Becoming Dr. Ruth' now at Orlando Shakespeare Theatre

Running now through Feb. 9 at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater is the one-woman play "Becoming Dr. Ruth" by Mark St. Germain. Catch it if you can because many performances are already sold out.... Full story


A constructive way to disagree

In partnership with the Pardes Institute of Judaic Studies, Temple Israel is offering a five-week course open to the entire community and led by Rabbi Joshua Neely called “Mahloket Matters: How to... Full story

 By Ron Kampeas    News    January 17, 2020

Hillel International chooses new CEO

WASHINGTON (JTA)-After a six-month search, the Jewish campus group Hillel International is sticking to the path hewn by its previous CEO in choosing a close associate as his successor. Hillel's board... Full story


Premier of Ten-Minute play about Holocaust survivors

The Playwright's Round Table Launch 2020 will feature "Rosa & Leo" as one of eight original, Ten-Minute plays from emerging playwrights at the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre in Loch Haven Park, Jan.... Full story


Coming up at The Roth Family JCC

JCC Maccabi Games informational meeting Learn about the JCC Maccabi Games that will take place Aug. 2-7 at an informational meeting for teens and their parents on Wednesday, Jan. 22 from 7 p.m-9 p.m.... Full story


Black tie premiere of 'Aliyah'

Boots on the Ground Theater is presenting “Aliyah” at its charity gala on Jan. 25, 7 p.m., at KDS One Studios, 3601 Vineland Road, Suite 10, Orlando. “Aliyah” is a short experimental documentary that tells the story of a Holocaust survivor... Full story

 By Yaakov Lappin    News    January 17, 2020

Iran seeks to end direct clash with America and return to an asymmetrical comfort zone

(JNS)-The wave of Iranian ballistic missiles that struck two military bases in Iraq early on Wednesday that house U.S. personnel was a clear Iranian attempt to conclude the current phase of escalation... Full story

 By Ben Sales    News    January 17, 2020

Monsey rabbi who survived stabbing attack gives invocation at New York State of the State address

NEW YORK (JTA)-Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg, whose home was the site of a stabbing last month on the holiday of Chanukah, delivered an invocation at Governor Andrew Cuomo's State of the State address.... Full story


Israeli NGO rushes to provide relief after Puerto Rico quake

(ISRAEL21c)—Israeli NGO IsraAID has sent a relief team to assess needs in Puerto Rico after a deadly 6.4 magnitude quake hit the Caribbean island on Tuesday. The quake, which killed one and flattened buildings in the southern part of the island,... Full story


After Monsey, it's time to say Jewish lives also matter

(JNS)—A horrific attack on the Jewish community in Monsey, N. Y., took place on Saturday, the seventh night of Chanukah, when a machete-wielding assailant entered and began wildly stabbing at worshippers during a crowded holiday celebration in a... Full story


Not just another Iranian general

(JNS)—For many in the Middle East, Gen. Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Quds Force, the Islamic Republic’s elite extraterritorial black-ops arm, embodied Iran’s desires, aspirations and directives with respect to the country’s operations... Full story


Do not be fooled by their military uniforms

On Jan. 3, 2020, as their motorcade was exiting the Baghdad Airport, Major General Qasem Soleimani, the leader of the Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps, along with other high ranking members of the IRGC were killed by an American... Full story


Turning BDS into 'Buy Directly from Samaria'

(JNS)—Israel and many Jewish organizations around the world have responded strenuously to counter the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions movement. They have taken a strong defensive position, arguing that Israel is being unfairly singled out. But how... Full story


Don't confuse me with facts: It's always about the 'occupation'

(BESA Center via JNS)—Like clockwork, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s recent observation that “the establishment of Israeli civilian settlements in the West Bank is not, per se, inconsistent with international law” was immediately... Full story


The NYC anti-Semitism march was incredible, but shouldn't overshadow Judaism's main purpose

NEW YORK (JTA)—On Sunday, I joined tens of thousands of Jews and non-Jews who marched from downtown Manhattan over the Brooklyn Bridge in a show of commitment to fighting the recent violent rise of anti-Semitism. Last week, I stood in Jerusalem... Full story


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... Full story


January 2020 proclaimed as 'St. Johns County Jewish History Month'

The St. Johns County Commission will proclaim January 2020 as “St. Johns County Jewish History Month” at its regularly scheduled meeting, 9 a.m. Jan. 21, in the County Commission Chambers, 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine 32084. The... Full story


The importance of playtime in school

The Jewish Academy of Orlando has extended recess for all grades to 45 minutes. In addition to extended recess time, lunch for all grades is 30 minutes, and a mid-morning break of 15 minutes is included in the daily schedule.   In recent years,... Full story


Jews in the Land of Disney

Spotlight: Rabbi Joshua Neely, Temple Israel, Winter Springs, Florida "The past is never dead. It's not even past."-William Faulkner "My passion is teaching," Rabbi Joshua Neely told me as we talked... Full story


Scene Around

Anti-Semitic violence in 2019... So far, 2019 seemed to be the worst year for anti-Semitism throughout the world. Let's hope 2020 is not as bad (or worse)! I've listed some of the incidents by month... Full story


First empirical evidence shows anti-Israel faculty promotes boycotts in their classrooms

(JNS)-Faculty who support the academic boycott of Israel are actively promoting BDS directly to students in their classrooms, according to a report released on Wednesday by the campus watchdog AMCHA... Full story


Volunteers-The spirit of the Jewish Pavilion

The definition of volunteer work refers to activities performed willingly and without pay to produce goods or provide services for others outside the volunteer’s household or family. However, when... Full story


Susan Bernstein-a woman of many talents

The audience can feel Susan Bernstein's passion as she starts her presentation. She is there to share the knowledge she has gained throughout her life. A lifelong educator, Bernstein loves to tell... Full story


Beth Sholom January schedule

Sunday, Jan. 19: Annual congregational meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25: Service at 10 a.m. led by Rabbi Karen Allen. The Service will be followed by a Kiddush, allowing attendees to mingle with both old and new friends. This will be a... Full story


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