Articles from the March 5, 2021 edition

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Western Wall stones get 'injection' before Passover

(JNS) — While Israelis are getting vaccinated against COVID-19, the stones of the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City are receiving their own injections, with syringes surprisingly similar to those used in the medical world. Every six months, be...

 

Jewish Federation leads the way in 'Unity is Community'

Through Dec. 31, 2020, the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando held a Human Services Relief Matching campaign, sponsored by the Jewish Federations of North America. The Federation raised $62K, which...

 

Dr. Moshe Pelli awarded Professor Emeritus status

The UCF Commencements, Convocations and Recognitions Committee and the president of the University of Central Florida, Alexander N. Cartwright, have bestowed upon Dr. Moshe Pelli the status as...

 

New JAO principal

The Jewish Academy of Orlando has announced that Amy Polacek will be the new principal of the school beginning June 1, 2021.  Polacek, the current director of Academics at JAO, joined the faculty in...

 

Judaic Studies annual series - Judaism and Jesus: A Fresh Perspective on Messianic Judaism webinar

In an "unveiling" of their newly published monograph, Judaism and Jesus, Dr. Zev Garber, emeritus professor and chairman of Jewish Studies and Philosophy at Los Angeles Valley College and Dr. Ken...

 

Finding new ways to trace family roots

Are you facing another brick wall? Or have your research efforts plateaued out with nothing new on the horizon? Marion Wehrle has a cure for that with suggestions for new avenues to explore and strate...

 

Want to play Bridge? A new Zoom online group is forming

COS Men's Club is starting an online Bridge group and all are welcome. No age limit, no experience needed and no other forms of discrimination, only a desire to have a fun time learning and playing Br...

 

Wish lists fulfilled thanks to Federation and CC's Wish List

Special thanks to Keith Dvorchik, the CEO of the Federation who partnered with CC's Wish List to provide in-kind donations to Jewish agencies and schools in the community. The staff at the Jewish...

 

Chabad of Altamonte is open

Chabad of Altamonte Springs is holding services in person and observing social distancing on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings. The shul is located at 195 S Westmonte Dr Suite 1126, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714. They are also holding in-person...

 
 By Asaf Shalev    News    March 5, 2021

Ruderman foundation, main donor to Jewish inclusion efforts, ends its disability giving

(JTA) — To many in the Jewish world, the Ruderman Family Foundation is synonymous with efforts to increase inclusion for Jews with disabilities. Based in Boston, but active across the United States and in Israel, the foundation has doled out some...

 

Following 'incessant anti-Semitic harassment,' Tufts student calls on university to intervene

(JNS) — A Jewish student at Tufts University who claims that he has been the subject months-long campaign of anti-Semitic intimidation, harassment and discrimination is calling on the university to intervene. Max Price, a junior who is a member of...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    March 5, 2021

Netanyahu calls Pelosi to discuss Israel's COVID response

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Nancy Pelosi, the U.S. House of Representatives speaker, spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about Israel’s COVID-19 response at a time that Israel is under pressure to extend its vaccination program to...

 

What Jewish comedians made of Michael Che's Israel Joke

(JTA) — During this time of Purim, I am busy writing jokes that poke fun at the stuff we do and obsess about as Jews without offending too many people. Not always easy, and that’s when I am writing for an audience that I know extremely well....

 

The 'pressure-Israel' machine kicks into high gear

(JNS) — The critics of Israel are so predictable, it’s almost funny. Over the past two weeks, as if on cue, The New York Times published an op-ed urging steps to facilitate the creation of a Palestinian state; the RAND Corporation released a...

 

High priest's holy garments and wearing a mask?

(JTA) — One year ago, in the days leading up to Purim, my co-workers and I were understandably tense. The novel coronavirus, still quite novel to the United States, had prompted a slew of difficult questions. Was it wise to hold our planned...

 

IfNotNow smears IHRA definition as a 'threat' to progressivism

(JNS) — The self-proclaimed Jewish-American “progressive” organization IfNotNow hosted a discussion on Jan. 27 about “how the IHRA definition of anti-Semitism has been destroying the progressive movement.” The word “discussion,...

 
 By Ben Cohen    Opinions    March 5, 2021

Engaging with the UN Human Rights Council

(JNS) — Many people who have never heard of the U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHRC) might reasonably ask why this body has the name that it does, upon learning that one of its members, China, is currently engaged in genocide against its Uyghur...

 

I support Trump and civil conversation

Dear Editor: I voted for Donald Trump. If he runs again in 2024 I will vote for him again. President Trump supported Jews and Israel more than any other president. The Abraham accords are historic. No one thought there would ever be good relations...

 

What's Happening

MORNING MINYANS (Please note, because of the coronavirus, some minyans have been canceled or held virtually.) Chabad of North Orlando and Chabad of Altamonte Springs are holding in-person minyans. Chabad of South Orlando — Monday - Friday, 8 a.m....

 

Israel scrambles to save animals hurt in massive tar spill

(ISRAEL21c via JNS) - A catastrophic tar spill washing up along Israel's entire Mediterranean coast may be the worst environmental disaster in Israeli history. While government authorities...

 

Is Bonne Maman an anti-Nazi jam? The Internet wants to think so

(JTA) - The heartwarming story has been hard to miss: A law professor is shopping at his local grocery store when he sees an elderly woman struggling to get her favorite jam from a high shelf. Why...

 

In Holland, a Torah scroll returns to Jewish hands 80 years after it was hidden from the Nazis

AMSTERDAM (JTA) - A Torah scroll that disappeared from a Dutch synagogue following the Nazi invasion into the Netherlands has been rediscovered 80 years later and returned to the Jewish community....

 

Apply now for the 2021 Kobrin Family Scholarship

Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando is proud to announce that the 2021 Kobrin Family Scholarship application is now available. This college scholarship is to be awarded to a qualified, full-time student of the Jewish faith from Orange, Osceola...

 

Finding Kosher food in Orlando

Contrary to what many have thought, there are some kosher eateries in Central Florida. However, they are all located in southwest Orlando and Kissimmee. Rabbi Yosef Konikov provided the following information about the Kosher restaurants in Central Fl...

 

Scene Around

A singer needs songs to sing ... (That's me I'm referring to.) What's a good song without a good lyric? One of the best lyricists ever, in my opinion, was Gustav Gerson Kahn. (You knew him as Gus Kahn...

 

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