Articles from the February 2, 2024 edition

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UN hosts photographic tribute to Shoah survivors

(JNS) - An exhibition of photographs culled from an international tribute to some of the last Holocaust survivors was held at U.N. Headquarters in New York on Wednesday, three days before...

 

Honoring the legacy of Ron Shader

It's with a heavy heart that Personal Mini Storage announces the passing of our co-founder, Ron Shader, an inspirational figure in the storage industry. Ron passed away peacefully in Dec. 30, 2023,...

 

Another 'mover and shaker' gone

Orlando has lost another strongly influential and vibrant "doer" of the community. Mr. Harry "Hank" Katzen, 63, of Orlando, Florida passed away peacefully Friday, Jan. 26, 2024, in his home...

 

2 Orlando teens USY Fellows

USY is pleased to announce the third annual Heschel Fellowship cohort. Twenty-one teens from across the United States will be gathering virtually every week for immersive Jewish learning and fellowship through April 3, 2024. The two students from...

 

An evening of Pink Health awareness

The Congregation of Ohev Shalom Sisterhood is hosting Sisterhood & Sharsheret, an evening to bring awareness to breast and ovarian cancer, on Feb. 15, starting at 6:30 p.m. Guest speakers include Orlando Health specialists Amy Laughlin, MD; Amy...

 

Jewish Chamber members network together

The Jewish Chamber held a breakfast event at Pickles NY Deli & More in Longwood on Jan. 25. This exclusive gathering was chaired by Scott Leitner, vice president of Climate First Bank. The...

 

Dinner and a puzzling race at Temple Israel

Join your friends at Temple Israel for TI Supper Club on Friday, Feb. 9, and enjoy a delicious, homemade vegetarian meal featuring produce grown in our very own Gan Chesed: Garden of Kindness!...

 

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: Medigap

Medigap is only for original Medicare enrollees not advantage plan participants. There are 10 federally approved plans with the letters a, b, c, d, f, g, k, l, m and n. Each letter plan must provide the same basic benefits regardless of the insurer...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    February 2, 2024

More countries cut funding to UNRWA over allegations of involvement with Oct. 7 attack

WASHINGTON (JTA) — A growing number of countries has suspended funding to the main United Nations agency aiding Palestinians in the wake of allegations that a number of its staffers were involved in Hamas’ Oct. 7 massacre in Israel. The U.N....

 

Gallant: Hamas collapsing into its own tunnels in Gaza

(JNS) — Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant said on Thursday that more than 100 Hamas terrorists had been caught in the previous 36 hours, as the IDF pushes forward in Khan Yunis in southern Gaza. “Hamas is collapsing into its own tunnels...

 
 By Jacob Gurvis    News    February 2, 2024

Robert Kraft's Foundation to Combat Antisemitism to run 30-second Super Bowl ad

(JTA) — As reports of antisemitism have surged since the outbreak of the Israel-Hamas war, Jewish groups have sought to spotlight the issue through rallies, news coverage, billboards and social media campaigns. Next month, it will receive airtime...

 
 By Vered Weiss    News    February 2, 2024

Palestinians yell 'topple Hamas' as they evacuate Khan Younis

As Gazans passed through the humanitarian corridor from Khan Younis, many were heard yelling “down with Hamas,” potentially signaling growing discontent with the Iran-backed terror group’s command over Gaza. IDF Arabic spokesperson Avichay Adra...

 

Gullible Americans are funding Hamas, not starving children

(JNS) — The images from the war Hamas launched against Israel on Oct. 7 have tugged at the heartstrings of Americans. By that, I don’t refer to the charred ruins of Israeli communities in southern Israel that were devastated by the Hamas...

 

To secure peace, don't restrain Israel

(JNS) — Throughout its 75-year history, the State of Israel has always been forced to fight with one arm tied behind its back. In the 1956 Suez Canal crisis, pressure from both the United States and the Soviet Union forced Israel and her allies to...

 

Israel from the river to the sea

(JNS) — The Zionist community isn’t used to being accused of hypocrisy. Usually, it feels that it is held to a double and hypocritical standard. But there is one issue on which Israel is seemingly guilty of hypocrisy. Palestinians and their...

 

No better enemy

(JNS) — Seven years ago this month, then-Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged that the $150 billion in sanctions relief the Obama administration was providing to Iran’s rulers would—to a greater or lesser extent—fund terrorism. “I...

 

Mighty but moral

(JNS) — The Children of Israel were caught, quite literally, “between the devil and the deep blue sea.” Pharaoh and his chariots were in hot pursuit of the newly freed Israelites and caught up to them as they reached the sea. With nowhere to...

 
 By Rand Paul    Opinions    February 2, 2024

The US should cut off aid to the Palestinians

(JNS) — It is often said that the purpose of U.S. foreign aid is to project American power and values. Unfortunately, year after year, decade after decade, the only thing consistent about U.S. foreign aid is that the money continues to flow...

 

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.,...

 

IDF thwarts stabbing attack in Tekoa area

(JNS) — Israel Defense Forces troops foiled a Palestinian stabbing attack in the Tekoa area in the Gush Etzion region of Judea on Monday. Soldiers from the Tabor Battalion of the Etzion Brigade shot and killed a terrorist who attempted to stab...

 
 By Amelie Botbol    News    February 2, 2024

In evacuated northern kibbutz, signs of Hezbollah abound

(JNS) - Founded in 1916, Kfar Giladi is one of Israel's oldest kibbutzim. Located less than a mile from the Lebanese village of Odaisseh, it is currently evacuated. Nisan Zeevi is a member of the...

 

Yad Vashem opens art exhibition in shadow of Oct. 7 massacre

(JNS) - An art exhibition is debuting Thursday at Jerusalem's Yad Vashem, two days before International Holocaust Remembrance Day, as the memory of the Shoah is fresh on the minds of Israelis...

 

A 35-foot challah in NYC attempts to break a Guinness World Record

(New York Jewish Week) - New York City kitchens are notoriously small. Nonetheless, on Friday Congregation Rodeph Sholom on the Upper West Side unveiled a 35-foot-long challah that they and their part...

 

Jewish Pavilion Sponsor's Breakfast

On Tuesday, Jan. 23, the Jewish Pavilion hosted a Sponsor's Breakfast at Legacy Pointe in Orlando, marking a morning of community, connection, and culinary delights. The breakfast served as a...

 

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