Articles from the January 19, 2024 edition

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 By Luke Tress    News    January 19, 2024

What happened at Chabad's Brooklyn headquarters?

(New York Jewish Week) – On Tuesday, a group of Jewish men gathered to pray under a leaky white tent in the drizzling rain outside the Chabad-Lubavitch movement's world headquarters in Crown...

 
 By Jacob Gurvis    News    January 19, 2024

Jewish guide to the 2024 GOP presidential contenders

(JTA) — With the arrival of the Iowa Caucus on Monday, the 2024 presidential primary season is officially underway — and so is the race to win the votes of Jewish and pro-Israel voters. Four Republicans are vying to be the candidate to face off...

 

Surge in illegal Arab building

By David Isaac (JNS) - An alarming increase in illegal Arab construction along the Judea and Samaria security barrier has come to light thanks to research by Israeli NGO Regavim. Analyzing...

 

It only took 5

(JNS) — Five Hamas leaders secretly planned the bloody invasion of southern Israel on Oct. 7, with 70 commandos from the terrorist group’s elite Nukhba Force leading the charge across the Gaza border, the London-based, pan-Arab Asharq Al-Awsat...

 

Unlocking the Rebbe's perspective on purposeful living: JLI introduces advice for life course

Advice for Life, a six-week course by the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute is set to debut at the end of January 2024. This immersive journey explores the extensive written communications of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Shneerson, of...

 

Chabad of North Orlando hosts Saul Dreier and Holocaust Survivor Band

In 2005, the United Nations established, Jan. 27, the day Auschwitz was liberated by the Red Army, as the International Holocaust Memorial Day. In conjunction with this special date, Chabad of North Orlando will be hosting Saul Dreier and his ban...

 

War update from the Judean Hills with Natalie Sopinsky

Jan. 29 at Shalom Orlando Natalie Sopinsky, Director of Development for Hatzalah Without Borders, will speak at Shalom Orlando on Jan. 29, at 7:30 p.m. about how Hatzalah Rescuers Without Borders has reacted to the Oct. 7th massacre and subsequent...

 

Winter fun at the Rosen JCC

Do you have memories of snow when you were growing up? Or are you a Florida native and have no experience with snow? Winterfest at the Rosen JCC offers a chance to relive your snowy memories or give you new memories. This fun filled yearly event...

 

Blinken calls for Palestinian state

(JNS) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken expressed support for “tangible steps” towards the creation of a Palestinian state in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip during a meeting with Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah...

 

Voluntary emigration from Gaza dropped due to US opposition

(JNS) — A proposal to encourage the voluntary emigration of Palestinians from the Gaza Strip as part of a post-war plan is no longer being considered due to opposition from the Biden administration, a leading Israeli lawmaker said Wednesday....

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    January 19, 2024

DeSantis: Israel may need to remove Palestinians from Gaza if it faces a 'second Holocaust'

(JTA) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said that if Israel were faced with a “second Holocaust,” he could understand why it would remove Palestinian civilians from the Gaza Strip. The statement came hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...

 
 By Joshua Marks    News    January 19, 2024

IDF uncovers largest Gaza weapons plant since start of war

(JNS) — Israeli forces operating in central Gaza have found the largest weapons manufacturing site discovered since the start of the war, containing rockets capable of reaching north of Tel Aviv, the Israel Defense Forces announced on Monday....

 

Biden promised Gaza aid wouldn't go to Hamas - he lied

(JNS) — A week after the horrors of Oct. 7, when the Biden administration first convinced Israel to open up the siege of Gaza and allow in international aid, it promised Hamas would not get it. “If Hamas in any way blocks humanitarian...

 

History 101 - Hamas terrorism isn't 'self-defense' against 'occupiers'

(JNS) — Council on American-Islamic Relations Los Angeles executive director Hussam Ayloush recently defended Hamas’s barbaric slaughter of 1,200 Jewish, Thai, Filipino, Bedouin and other men, women and children. He claimed Israel is “an...

 

Viewpoint: Israel must reclaim Gaza

Israel’s 17-year coexistence policy with Hamas died on Oct. 7. Egypt controlled the Gaza Strip from 1948-1967 until they lost it to Israel in the 1967 6-Day War. Between June 5-10, 1967, Israel conquered the Sinai Peninsula, Gaza Strip, West Bank,...

 

Biden's Zionist bona fides and burden

(JNS) — The world feels like it’s on fire, with flames spreading in diverse directions. If the Jewish state was not at center stage, however, there would not have been any smoke. Ukrainians wonder why no fuss was made over Russia’s invasion...

 

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.,...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    January 19, 2024

Gabriel Attal says his Jewish ancestry has shaped him

(JTA) — France’s newest prime minister is getting attention for the two firsts he brings to the job: Gabriel Attal, at 34, is the country’s youngest ever prime minister, and its first to be openly gay. He says another facet of his identity...

 
 By Larry Luxner    News    January 19, 2024

Survivors of the Nova massacre on Oct. 7 work through trauma at unique Israeli therapy center

KIBBUTZ HAZOREA, Israel - Fifteen young men and women, seemingly oblivious to their surroundings and to each other, dance around a bucolic field, twisting their bodies to trance music blasting...

 
 By David Isaac    News    January 19, 2024

With Blinken in Tel Aviv, IDF mothers protest US interference in war

(JNS) - A group composed of some 7,000 mothers of Israeli soldiers fighting in the Gaza Strip held up huge posters depicting the children of senior U.S. officials as IDF recruits during a protest in...

 

Maitland Chamber/Jewish Pavilion Tu B'Shevat breakfast

The Jewish Pavilion organized a highly successful Tu B'Shevat breakfast for the Maitland Chamber on Thursday, Jan. 11, resembling Jewish Earth Day festivities. This event marked a historic turnout,...

 

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: Senior travel and health discount information

Here are some senior discounts you can use when traveling (train and car rental) gleaned from the Orlando Sentinel: Greyhound: 5 percent off for 62 and over Amtrak: 10 percent off for 65 and over Hertz Car Rental: various discounts to those 50...

 

Hostage's brother: Red Cross worker told family to care more about Gaza

(JNS) — CNN anchor Jake Tapper interviewed Dor Steinbrecher, the brother of hostage Doron Steinbrecher, a nurse and veterinarian from Kibbutz Kfar Aza, who told him that a Red Cross worker had dismissed a concern from their mother for needed...

 
 By Deborah Danan    News    January 19, 2024

Penn professors spent the week in Israel

(JTA) — After Oct. 7, Michael Kahana joined hundreds of his colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania in signing an open letter condemning Hamas and expressing support for Israel and its right to self defense. But the psychology professor wante...

 

UN experts demand accountability for Oct. 7 war crimes

(JNS) — Two U.N. human rights experts on Monday called for full accountability for the multitude of alleged crimes, including sexual torture, committed against civilians by Hamas terrorists on Oct. 7, saying they amount to war crimes. Alice Jill...

 

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