Articles from the January 19, 2018 edition

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Jewish Academy of Orlando opens its doors to students of all faiths

Just as it celebrates its 40th anniversary, the Jewish Academy of Orlando will open enrollment to students of all faiths offering the benefits of the independent school's academic and cultural... Full story


Support for Israel among young evangelicals is solid but slipping

NEW YORK (JTA)—A new study has some troubling news for Israel and its supporters, who have come to rely on the political and financial support of the 25 percent of Americans who identify as evangelical Christians. “Older American evangelicals... Full story

 By Ron Kampeas    News    January 19, 2018

Trumps waives Iran sanctions

WASHINGTON (JTA)—President Donald Trump waived nuclear sanctions against Iran for what the White House said was the final time under the current deal. By the time the next waiver signing rolls around in 120 days, Trump wants a new deal in place... Full story

 By Aryeh Savir    News    January 19, 2018

Israel's blacklist of BDS groups

Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs has published a list of 20 anti-Israel organizations that actively support the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) movement and whose activists will be denied entry into the Jewish state. “These organiz... Full story


Happenings at JFS Orlando

Coffee Connections at JFS Orlando returns Jan. 25 JFS Orlando invites the community to sip some coffee, nosh on a bagel and see/hear new and exciting developments at the facility. Learn about the positive impact JFS Orlando is having in the... Full story


Celebrate Tu B'Shevat and Havdalah at Roth Family JCC

Experience a special community-wide Havdalah that will engage your five sense and learn more about the tradition of Havdalah at a Tu B’Shevat-Havdalah event, sponsored by The Roth Family JCC and The Israel American Council. This gathering will... Full story


Harry Potter Mania Event at Temple Israel

Prepare your wands, cloaks and brooms for a magical afternoon at Hogwarts Castle! In the afternoon of Jan. 28, from 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m., Temple Israel in Winter Springs will be transforming into... Full story


Legacy Society forges ahead

The Jewish Pavilion Legacy Society Committee, under the leadership of Marty Glickstein, (left), has been in full force this year. They designed a planned-giving brochure and have secured 13 gifts to... Full story


Jewish-themed plays coming to Mad Cow Theatre

Laura Hodos, Cynthia Beckert and Matt Horohoe are in "The Tale of the Allergist's Wife" at the Mad Cow Theatre in downtown Orlando from Jan. 19 through Feb. 18. The comedy about an Upper West Side... Full story


What Martin Luther King Jr. learned on a visit to Jerusalem

(JTA)-On Easter Sunday in 1959, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. rose in the pulpit of his Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama, to deliver a sermon that focused on his just-completed... Full story


Netanyahu's Likud party votes unanimously for sovereignty in Judea and Samaria

In a victory for the Israeli right, over 1,000 members of the Likud party’s Central Committee called unanimously Sunday evening for its representatives in government to formally annex parts of Judea and Samaria and allow unlimited construction... Full story


Palestinians paid terrorists almost $350 million in 2017

In 2017 alone, the Palestinian Authority (PA) compensated terrorists and their next of kin to the tune of more than $347 million, reported Israel's Defense Ministry to the Foreign Affairs and Defense... Full story

 By Ben Cohen    Opinions    January 19, 2018

Win or lose, Iranians want regime change

For the first time in nearly a decade, one dares to believe that the Islamist clerics who have ruled Iran since 1979 will not be in power by the time the 40th anniversary of their revolution rolls around in 2019. The nationwide protests are a direct... Full story


Panicky critics of Israel push fake 'one state' threat

You know that critics of Israel are getting panicky when they start trotting out the old “one state” bogeyman. “As a 2-State Solution Loses Steam, a 1-State Plan Gains Traction,” a New York Times headline announced on Jan. 5, above an... Full story


Fading memories

Some years ago, the French actor Robert Clary appeared on a television interview. He was famous for another television program—Hogan’s Heroes, a comical take on a prison camp in Germany during the Second World War. In the interview, Clary, for... Full story


Remembering Aharon Appelfeld, from charnel house to whorehouse to a home in Israel

NEW YORK (JTA)—Arguably the world’s greatest writer of fiction about the world’s foremost nonfiction atrocity, the Holocaust, died Thursday in Israel. Aharon Appelfeld, a Holocaust survivor himself and one of the icons of Israel’s first... Full story


Why Trump's Palestinian aid cut threat makes sense

We didn’t need the publication of a new book filled with behind-the-scenes gossip to know that Donald Trump is an unconventional and, at times, inappropriate president. His use of Twitter provides many examples of this fact.  But amid another flur... Full story


The New York Times ignores Israel's protection of LGBT rights

The New York Times closed 2017 with a parting shot at Israel. A Dec. 30 feature (“Coming Out in Lebanon”) in The Times identifies Lebanon as perhaps the “one exception” in a region hostile to its gay, lesbian and transgender citizens. The... 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


JFS Orlando wish list

To better serve the community, JFS Orlando appreciates donations of the following: Can openers (Manual) First Aid Kits Gas Gift cards Office supplies like sticky notes, highlighters, pens Reusable and plastic shopping bags Rubbermaid storage bins... Full story


Reflections on 100 Years of Congregation Ohev Shalom

For the past 100 years, Congregation Ohev Shalom has been important in the lives of many Orlando Jews, celebrating their milestones, comforting them when they are sick or in mourning, uplifting their... Full story


Kinneret Council on Aging continues to enhance resident engagement

The Kinneret Council on Aging, a nonprofit agency that provides ongoing programs and services to residents of Kinneret Apartments, has announced additional activities and engagement as it continues... Full story

 By Pamela Ruben    News    January 19, 2018

What to wear to a denim-clad affair

Most women have that 'little black dress' that can be dressed up or down for almost any affair. But what's appropriate to wear for an event that doesn't follow stereotypical fashion expectations? If... Full story


Celebrating Tu B'Shevat and memories

On Monday night, Jan. 8, the teens from Congregation Ohev Shalom and adults from Village on the Green shared the lovely experience of a Tu B'Shevat seder while also discussing inspirations, hopes... Full story


Scene Around

Deeply disturbing... I received the following letter from Ambassador RONALD S. LAUDER, of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) and pass it along in part: "Every day, it seems, we hear another report of an... Full story


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