Articles from the March 24, 2023 edition

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 By JNS    News    March 24, 2023

Inaugural Jewish Women's Forum held at White House

(JNS) - The White House hosted more than 70 community leaders on March 9, marking the Purim holiday with its first-ever Jewish Women's Forum. Attendees hailed the event-part-mixer, part-holiday...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    March 24, 2023

Florida bill banning 'ethnic intimidation' flyers aims to stop neo-Nazi rise

(JTA) – Responding to a recent rise in neo-Nazi activity in his state, a Jewish lawmaker in Florida is trying to outlaw displays of “religious or ethnic animus” on private property in his state. H.B. 269 takes aim at a variety of activities that neo-...

 

Israel on brink of civil war?

President Isaac Herzog recently presented his compromise proposal, the so-called “people’s plan,” to counter the government’s plans to reform the judiciary, calling for a “constitutional moment” amid what he said was a “nightmare” with “civil war...

 

Last White Rose member dies at 103

(JNS) - There has been a lot of discussion about what Holocaust memory will be like as fewer survivors remain. Less discussed are those who risked their lives to save Jews during World War II. The...

 

Jewish Chamber networks and noshes on hamantashen

The Jewish Chamber of Commerce celebrated Purim with a breakfast at Toojays on Colonial. Hamantashen were provided courtesy of the Jewish Pavilion. The chamber offers monthly networking events. The...

 

Jewish Pavilion on the Lake

The Jewish Pavilion is known for their fabulous fun events throughout the year. Their signature event is their summer networking party that normally attracts an audience of 150 + Individuals of all...

 

Upcoming events at the Holocaust Center

America and the Holocaust: A Series of Colloquies April 16, May 17, June 21, Virtual 4 p.m. -5:30 p.m. In each program, Dr. Michael Berenbaum will explore this complicated debate over America’s response to one of the greatest humanitarian crises o...

 
 By Jacob Henry    News    March 24, 2023

Disgraced New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces new pro-Israel group

(New York Jewish Week) — Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has a new project, a year and a half after resigning amid a flurry of sexual harassment allegations: a pro-Israel organization targeting Democrats. Cuomo delivered the message via video on M...

 

Abraham Zarem, one of the last surviving Manhattan Project scientists, dies at 106

(JTA) — Abraham Zarem was 28 when he joined the Manhattan Project, the vast U.S. government effort to develop the atom bomb. Engineers like him gathered in secret laboratories in New Mexico, California, New York City and elsewhere to provide the p...

 

Denver-area Black and Jewish groups ally

(JNS) — Black and Jewish Denverites will gather on March 15 for a “Denver Dialogue” intended to draw the two communities together in the face of a common enemy: white nationalism. “While African-Americans and American Jews joined forces to fight f...

 

Blame Biden for Iran's diplomatic triumph

(JNS) — President Joe Biden’s foreign policy has been highlighted by the disaster in Afghanistan and its embrace of Ukraine, whose security it seems to value more than that of America’s own borders. But one consistent theme has been the attem...

 

Cancel culture infects the beautiful prayer for Israel

(JNS) — For many decades, during Shabbat services, Conservative and Religious Zionist Orthodox congregations have recited the heartfelt Prayer for the State of Israel, written by Israel’s chief rabbis in 1948. The Conservative movement’s Sim Shalom p...

 

Israel's two-faced allies

(JNS) — America and Britain claim to be allies of Israel. There is no gainsaying the deep links between them of military assistance, intelligence and trade. Israel is the invaluable strategic asset for America and Britain in the Middle East, a c...

 
 By B.C. Wallin    Opinions    March 24, 2023

'Everything Everywhere All At Once': Judaism and the multiverse

Insights from the Academy-award winning film. There are a lot of ways to explain the multiverse — a concept or theory that our universe is one of many different universes, possibly each containing a different version of ourselves or our world — but...

 

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. C...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    March 24, 2023

US Jewish federations delegation lobbies in Israel

(JTA) — A delegation of U.S. Jewish federation leaders is lobbying in Israel against the government’s planned overhaul of the judiciary, a rare step that underscores the degree to which the proposed changes have rattled the U.S. Jewish est...

 

Commemorating Philip Roth means confronting his limitations head on

(JTA) - Next Sunday marks the 90th anniversary of Philip Roth's birth. In celebration of the famed novelist's work, a scholarly conference titled "Roth@90," sponsored by the Philip Roth Society, will...

 
 By Kat Romanov    Features    March 24, 2023

The Jewish history of Baileys

There is a long history of Jews working in the alcohol industry, from running the majority of taverns in Poland in the mid-19th century to founding distilleries and wineries that are still in...

 
 By Nancy Ludin    Features    March 24, 2023

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: What Is a Lady Bird Deed?

A Lady Bird deed in Florida is a legal form that transfers property upon death inexpensively and without probate. A Lady Bird deed allows the current property owner to use and control the property during the owner’s lifetime, while the property a...

 

Team Israel exits World Baseball Classic with 5-1 loss to Venezuela

MIAMI (JTA) - They didn't call it the "Pool of Death" for nothing. After a 3-1 come-from-behind victory over Nicaragua on Sunday, Israel finished the World Baseball Classic with only one additional...

 

UN schools glorify terrorism, demonize Jews

(JNS) — Teachers and schools of the U.N. agency that runs education and social services for Palestinian Arabs “regularly call for the murder of Jews,” a new report by two Israeli NGOs finds. Teach...

 

Israel opens first-ever national pavilion in Japan at DSEI defense exhibit

(JNS) - Israel's Defense Ministry on Wednesday inaugurated its first-ever national pavilion in Japan, at the Defense and Security Equipment International exhibition taking place in Tokyo between...

 
 By Bradley Martin    News    March 24, 2023

Neo-Nazis don't realize they are evil, says ex-hate group leader

(JNS) - When Jeff Schoep, former head of the violently antisemitic National Socialist Movement, spoke at a private Highland Park, Ill., residence on March 14, he intended to cite his life as a...

 

Israel Police seize rare, exotic animals in black-market raid

(JNS) - Israeli authorities have busted a massive black-market operation featuring rare and exotic animal species, the Nature and Parks Authority said on Tuesday. The Jerusalem-area raid was a...

 

Obituary - SAMUEL FREEDMAN

Mr. Samuel Freedman, 92, formerly of West Bloomfield, Michigan, died March 14, 2023 at AdventHealth Orlando following a brief illness. Beloved husband of the late Arlene Freedman, who he was together...

 

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