Articles from the January 26, 2024 edition

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Tu B'Shevat is the new year for trees

According to Biblical law, there is a seven-year agricultural cycle, concluding with the Sabbatical year. When the Holy Temple stood in Jerusalem, on years one, two, four and five of this cycle, fa...

 

Families mark 100 days of captivity

(JNS) - "My heart is split in two," said Zvika Mor, whose 23-year-old son Eitan remains captive in Gaza. As Israel on Sunday marked 100 days since Hamas's Oct. 7 attacks, Mor said, "On the one hand,...

 
 By JTA staff    News    January 26, 2024

DeSantis exits presidential race

(JTA) - Ron DeSantis' decision to end his presidential campaign leaves Nikki Haley as the only serious Republican challenger to Donald Trump, potentially consolidating her support among Jewish voters and donors in the party who seek an alternative...

 

Over 2600 terror attacks in Israel

(JNS) — As the Israel Defense Forces battles Hamas in the Gaza Strip, the country’s Judea, Samaria and Jordan Valley regions are experiencing a parallel rise in terror incidents, according to data published by Rescuers Without Borders (Hatzalah...

 

Join Chabad for a Transformative Solidarity Trip to Israel

Rabbi Yanky and Chanshy Majesky, in partnership with the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute through Chabad of North Orlando, are excited to announce a unique opportunity for the community. They will be...

 

L'Dor v'Dor- passing on traditions between JAO and JP

The Jewish Pavilion partnered with The Jewish Academy of Orlando to bring the Theater Department's Variety Show to the residents of Brookdale Lake Orienta. The students showcased their skills in...

 

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: Exploring the vibrant world of South African seniors

Venturing into the heart of South Africa, Veronica Quinones embarked on a two-week journey of discovery, seeking to unravel the tapestry of culture, cuisine, and most importantly, the people. In a land known for its rich and diverse heritage, the...

 

Gallant: Unless Hamas is destroyed, we will not be able to live in Israel

(JNS) — The Israel Defense Forces will keep fighting in the Gaza Strip until Hamas’s “significant military and governing capabilities” are eliminated and the 130-plus hostages held captive by the terror group are returned, Israeli Defense...

 

New York Times to Jews: Forget thy right hand

(JNS) — Marc Tracy’s New York Times article on Jan. 14 refers to “left-wing” Jews and a “left-wing” Jewish publication, and a “far-right” Israeli government and its “extreme-right ministers.” The avian metaphors add up to the...

 

EU sanctions Yahya Sinwar, Hamas chief in Gaza

(JNS) — The European Council, which represents the national governments of all 27 European Union member states, agreed on Tuesday to impose sanctions on Hamas leader in Gaza Yahya Sinwar in response to the Islamist group’s Oct. 7 massacre in...

 

Gaza terrorists launch largest rocket barrage at Israel in weeks

(JNS) — Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday launched over 50 rockets into southern Israel, according to local authorities. The barrage, one of the largest launched from Gaza in recent weeks, appeared to target the southern city of...

 

The final solution of the Nazis and the Palestinian jihad

(JNS) — The mutilating of the bodies of Jews, beheading and amputating of their organs were known in the 1948 War of Independence. Ilana Hadani-Danieli recalls the destiny of her brother, Amos Danieli, one of eight soldiers whose bodies were left...

 

It's time for an American Jewish rethink

(JNS) — This is a tough time for American Jews. Antisemitism has erupted to an unprecedented extent. We thought we were at home in America, but no such luck. A few months ago, following the Oct. 7 massacre, a friend who is a major donor to...

 

Still legal to fund Houthis 'terrorists'

(JNS) —When Biden decided to take the Houthis off the Foreign Terrorist Organization list, under the false flag of a “famine” that (like the Hamas Gaza “famine”) was a propaganda ploy by the Iranian-backed terrorists themselves, he helped...

 

The State Department vs. reality

(JNS) — One of the characteristics of Arabists is that they are incapable of admitting or learning from mistakes. Secretary of Arabism (U.S. Secretary of State) Antony Blinken, continues to be the poster adult for their obliviousness. In the...

 

Please don't tell me that God is punishing the Jews

There are many areas of agreement between Jews and Christians. For example, both emphasize the foundational importance of loving God and loving one’s neighbor, as well as the importance of living by the ethical ideals of the Torah and the...

 

South Africa is coming after America too

(JNS) — Last week, South Africa formally accused Israel before the United Nations’ International Court of Justice of committing “genocide” against the Palestinian people. While it will be years before any final decision is rendered, the...

 

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 Joshua Marks    News    January 26, 2024

Israel targets Hamas interrogator

(JNS) — Israeli forces continued to target terrorists and infrastructure throughout the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, over the past 24 hours eliminating a Hamas interrogation chief and destroying a launch site used to fire rockets at Netivot....

 

Outright Jew-hatred and support for terrorists on display during 'March for Gaza' in Washington

(JNS) - Speakers at a "March for Gaza" in Washington on Jan. 13 promised that Israel would cease to exist and, to the cheers of thousands of attendees, accused U.S. President Joe Biden of supporting...

 

A beautiful holiday - Tu B'Shevat

On a beautiful, chilly January morning, my family and I made our way up the path in Muir Woods National Monuments. As part of a planned family reunion, our children had made early morning...

 

Unearthed: 2,500-year-old silver coin from Kingdom of Judah

(JNS) - An extremely rare silver coin dated to the Persian period (6th–5th centuries BCE) was recently discovered during an Israel Antiquities Authority excavation in the Judean Hills, providing...

 

Kiryat Shmona mayor calls for Israeli incursion against Hezbollah

(JNS) — More than 85 percent of his city has been evacuated as Hezbollah continues to launch rockets across the border from Lebanon, but Kiryat Shmona Mayor Avichai Stern is, without a doubt, calm, cool and collected. “Hezbollah’s Radwan...

 

Likud lawmakers to gov't: keep Palestinian workers out

(JNS) - Palestinian laborers from Judea and Samaria should not be allowed to return to work across the Green Line inside Israel's pre-1967 territory, a dozen Likud lawmakers wrote in a letter to...

 

Redesignating Houthis, Biden admin hopes terror group will become 'constructive actor'

By Andrew Bernard (JNS) — The United States plans to re-designate the Yemen-based Houthi militant group as a terrorist organization following its repeated attacks on Red Sea shipping that have wreaked havoc on international trade, Jake Sullivan,...

 

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