Articles from the March 3, 2023 edition

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Purim has been celebrated with 'wild abandon' throughout history

Purim, or the Feast of Lots, is a joyous holiday that recounts the saving of the Jews from a threatened massacre during the Persian period (539-330 BCE). The story of Purim is recounted in...

 
 By Philissa Cramer    News    March 3, 2023

'Day of Hate' against Jews passes with packed synagogues and no violence

(JTA) — A “National Day of Hate” against Jews planned by white supremacists that triggered sweeping warnings from law enforcement and Jewish security officials came and went without significant incident on Saturday. Synagogues and Jewish...

 

Rep. Soto supports Chabad members

On Feb. 17, a man dressed in a gawdy yellow and blue floral outfit with a lei around his neck, along with many others from his group walked up and down Sand Lake Road in front of Chabad of South Orlan...

 
 By Keith Dvorchik    News    March 3, 2023

Message to the Jewish community

I am reaching out to let you know that we are aware of the recent activity of antisemitic groups operating in and around the Orlando area. We are in contact with law enforcement and our local, state and federal legislators. White supremacy and all...

 
 By Sam Friedman    Features    March 3, 2023

Raising expectations

Join Shalom Orlando in celebrating Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month. We recognize JDAAIM because we know that nearly 20 percent of our population live with a disability....

 

It's a wrap for Head & Neck Cancer Awareness month

Jason Mendelsohn is hosting an event titled Raise Your Glass, a whiskey and wine awareness and fundraising event that will be held April 23, at Mercedes-Benz of Orlando, 810 N. Orlando Ave., Maitland, during Head & Neck Cancer Awareness month. Prior...

 

Jewish Pavilion Fashion Show was a success

"Only Bethanne Weiss can chair a fashion show, be the honoree and model: all at the same time," said Nancy Ludin, CEO of The Jewish Pavilion. The organization was thrilled to honor Weiss at their...

 
 By Bradley Martin    News    March 3, 2023

Muslim reform groups praise Rep. Ilhan Omar's ouster

(JNS) — Accusations of Islamophobia came almost immediately after the U.S. House of Representatives voted earlier this month to remove Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) from its Foreign Affairs Committee. The vote followed repeated promises from House...

 

Three more judicial reform bills pass first reading in Knesset

(JNS) — Three draft laws related to the government’s judicial reform program passed their first reading in the Knesset plenum on Wednesday. The first, coined “Deri Law 2.0,” passed by a vote of 62-53. It would prevent the Supreme Court from i...

 

IAC for action hails Supreme Court refusal to hear challenge to anti-BDS laws

(Washington, D.C.) — The Israeli-American Coalition for Action, the legislative and policymaking sister organization of the Israeli-American Council, today applauded the Supreme Court’s refusal to hear a challenge to an Arkansas law against boyco...

 

El Al to increase number of flights from Florida to Israel

(JNS) — As Southeast Florida’s Jewish population continues to grow, El Al Airlines announced that it will increase flights to and from the region, including new operations at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Broward County, the...

 

Golda Meir would agree with Netanyahu on this one

(JNS) — There are many issues worth having an argument over; then again, some are better left alone. For example, a debate about whether or not the actress who is hired to play Golda Meir in a movie is Jewish is not worth a moment of anyone’s...

 
 By Eddy Portnoy    Opinions    March 3, 2023

Richard Belzer was a Jewish comedian. Why didn't his obituaries say so?

(JTA) — Ever hear Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” sung in Yiddish dialect? It used to be a regular bit performed by comedian and actor Richard Belzer, who died last week at 78. He also used to do a routine about Bob Dylan’s bar mitzvah...

 

Can the whole world be wrong?

(JNS) — One of the mysteries of the war against Israel is the extent to which a monstrously twisted narrative about Israel and the Palestinian Arabs — casting the former as evil and the latter as sanctified victims — has been absorbed by so...

 

We must prepare for a nuclear Iran

(JNS) — For all intents and purposes, the Iranian nuclear deal, or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, is dead. In December, Iranian officials said they had doubled their capacity to enrich uranium. International Atomic Energy Agency monitoring...

 

Pacifying is a great idea, but it hasn't worked yet

Dear Editor: “JCRC’s thoughts on antisemitism” reminds me of a sixth-grade paper I would be required to write in Delaney Park Elementary School sixth grade English class. Having lived in the Greater Orlando area for over 80 years, I have seen t...

 

What's Happening

MORNING MINYANS Chabad of North Orlando and Chabad of Altamonte Springs are holding in-person 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....

 

A Golda Meir biopic starring Helen Mirren premiered as Israel's government faces widespread scrutiny

(JTA) - When a film about a group of Israeli youths who visit former concentration camps in Poland premiered on Sunday at the Berlin Film Festival, its Israeli producer took the microphone after the...

 
 By Yaakov Lappin    News    March 3, 2023

Israel, US signal unprecedented cooperation in military preparations against Iran

(JNS) - On Jan. 26, the historic five-day joint Israeli-American military exercise called "Juniper Oak" came to an end. The exercise saw unprecedented levels of cooperation between the U.S....

 
 By Nancy Ludin    Features    March 3, 2023

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: Driving Skills checklist

If you answer yes to any of the following questions, you should be concerned about your loved one’s driving skills. It might be time to ask whether it’s time they retire the keys. 1. Has a friend or family member expressed concern about your...

 

Drunken Cherry-Chocolate Hamantaschen

From The Giving Table by Naomi Ross Do Ahead: Dough can be prepared up to three days in advance. The filling can be made up to a week in advance. Dough 3/4 cup oil 1 cup sugar 3 eggs 1/4 cup milk or...

 

A real Purim story: How Hamantaschen cookies got their name

Many Jewish people have been getting ready for Purim - the Jewish holiday that begins on Monday night - by baking hamantaschen cookies, triangular treats made of dough with poppy seeds or fruit...

 

4.4 magnitude earthquake off Lebanese coast rattles Israel

(JNS) - A 4.4 magnitude earthquake centered off the coast of Lebanon in the Eastern Mediterranean was felt in Israel early Wednesday morning. There were no reports of injuries or damages in the...

 
 By David Karsh    Features    March 3, 2023

South African activist abandons BDS movement after trip to Israel

Desperate to find a restroom after a nearly nine-hour flight from Johannesburg, South African university student Klaas Mokgomole grabbed his carry-on and hurried off the plane. Urgently searching out...

 
 By Deborah Danan    News    March 3, 2023

Israel's new 'faithful left' is making itself felt

TEL AVIV (JTA) — “Everyone who answers, ‘Thank God’ when asked, ‘How are you,’ raise your hand,” Brit Yakobi asked the crowd of 700 people gathered in an Orthodox synagogue in Jerusalem. The overwhelming majority of hands shot up. “Ev...

 

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