Articles from the March 31, 2023 edition

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 25 of 27



Bethanne Weiss featured at Hadassah luncheon

Get ready for the most fun lunch you've had in a long time. Hadassah Orlando Chapter will host its next general meeting on Tuesday, April 18, at 11:30 a.m. with guest speaker Bethanne Weiss, B.S. The...

 

Jewish Pavilion hosts Passover Breakfast April 13

The Jewish Pavilion plays an important community relations role in Central Florida. One of the main roles of the Jewish Paavilion Program Directors is to educate staff in elder care communities regarding Jewish traditions and holidays and the foods...

 

Akiva & Shwekey perform here in April

Chabad of South Orlando presents Akiva & Shwekey live in concert on Sunday April 9. The event will be held at the Walt Disney Theater at The Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts, located at 445 Magnolia Ave., Orlando. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the...

 
 By Debbie Reiss    News    March 31, 2023

Netanyahu says real danger to democracy is 'all-powerful court'

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said in a televised statement that he had no plans to stop the judicial reform, beginning with the passage of a bill to reform the process of appointing judges. “I’m taking the reins,” Netanyahu said, noting that unt...

 
 By David I. Klein    News    March 31, 2023

As Netanyahu flies to London, the UK's chief rabbi calls for 'Jewish unity' around the world

(JTA) — Ahead of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming visit to London, the United Kingdom’s chief rabbi is calling for “Jewish unity” in Israel and around the world in response to dramatic protests against proposed changes to the Is...

 

Knesset repeals disengagement law for northern Samaria

(JNS) — Israel’s Knesset on Tuesday voted 31-18 to repeal articles of the 2005 Gaza Disengagement Law banning Israelis from entering and residing in four communities in northern Samaria. The Gaza disengagement led to the destruction and eva...

 

The right side of Jewish history

(JNS) — Israel is undergoing many challenges since the new government was formed, internally and externally. Terror has accelerated, and on the international scene, Israel’s internal judicial reform initiatives have been met with criticism from aro...

 

Israeli protesters, I can no longer keep silent

(JNS)— I can no longer keep silent. I may be sitting in Manhattan, but my heart is in Jerusalem and my heart is very heavy. I may not be a lawyer or a legal scholar, but I have been an organizer, an activist, a leader who has acted on behalf of c...

 

Which side are you on: Jewish American or American Jew?

(JTA) — Earlier this month the New York Times convened what it called a “focus group of Jewish Americans.” I was struck briefly by that phrase — Jewish Americans — in part because the Times, like the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, tends to prefer “A...

 

Why they won't talk about the Oslo Accords

(JNS) — Media pundits spend a lot of time “explaining” to the rest of us why some political or social development just occurred. Last week, The New York Times presented what it claimed are the real reasons behind the controversy over Israeli judicial...

 

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. Congregation...

 
 By Bradley Martin    News    March 31, 2023

China's growing influence on the global stage is 'mixed bag'

(JNS) — Hours after China brokered a surprise deal between Iran and Saudi Arabia, a reporter asked U.S. President Joe Biden what he thought about the two countries, which come out of rival Islamic branches that have competed for centuries over g...

 

The road less traveled throughout history

As I write this, I am at 9100 feet in Summit County, Colorado, spending time with my daughter Julie and my granddaughter, The Mountain Girl, while my son-in-law Sam is away on a once-in-a-lifetime...

 

Matzah pajamas are the latest trend in a long history of American Jewish branding

(JTA) - Rabbi Yael Buechler conceived of her latest product two years ago, after planning ways to make the Passover seder fun for her two young sons. But it wasn't until she started promoting the...

 

Make Passover cleaning manageable

Passover, the annual celebration of the Exodus from Egypt, is one of Judaism’s most beloved holidays — and also the one that requires the most preparation. The Torah teaches that one should remove leaven or hametz (understood by Jewish tradition to...

 
 By Nancy Ludin    Features    March 31, 2023

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: Keeping your Eyes Healthy

Aging is a process that brings many changes. There are several simple steps you can take to keep your eyes healthy during your lifetime. Visiting an eye care professional regularly for a comprehensive dilated eye exam is the most important thing you...

 

Sephardic Matzah Spinach Pie recipe

This recipe originally appeared on The Nosher. Matzah pies called minas are a classic Sephardic Passover dish, traditionally served for brunch or lunch with the slow-cooked, hard-boiled eggs called...

 
 By Faygie Holt    News    March 31, 2023

Jewish shoppers struggle with highest prices in recent memory for Passover food

(JNS) — A woman pushed her shopping cart down an aisle filled with Passover foods in a supermarket in northern New Jersey. She lifted a box of kosher-for-Passover soup cracker off the shelf and starte...

 

Celebrating Passover on a budget

Passover is one of Judaism’s most beloved holidays — but it can also be one of the most expensive. Passover requires a menu that avoids all hametz (leavened products) and often necessitates the purchase of many new foods that are certified kos...

 

Carnegie Hall concert to honor Japanese diplomat Sugihara

For most of his life, Chiune Sugihara received little recognition for the dramatic actions he undertook as Japanese vice-consul to Lithuania on the eve of World War II: the rescue of some 6,000 Jews f...

 

How to make your seder memorable

I don’t know what the tradition is in your family, but in ours, seder night is a dress-up affair. Suits and ties, dresses, new clothes for the kids — “Shabbes” clothes we call them. Imagine our surprise when one year we arrived for seder at the doo...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Israel ranked fourth happiest country in world (JNS) — Israel is the fourth happiest country in the world, according to a report produced by the U.N.-affiliated Sustainable Development Solutions Network. Based on Gallup World Poll data, the study l...

 

The themes of Passover, and the bonds of history, tie our struggles to those of Ukrainian Jews

(JTA) — Just over 100 years ago, in April 1922, my great-grandparents emigrated to the United States with their four children, fearing for their lives in Kremenets, a Russian city in present-day western Ukraine. My great-grandfather, Aaron Shimon S...

 
 By JNS Staff    News    March 31, 2023

US State Department report on human-rights practices devotes 24,000 words to Israel

(JNS) — The U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor released the 2022 edition of its annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices on Monday. The reports “cover internationally recognized individual, civil, polit...

 

A fifth question this Passover: what makes Trader Joe's matzah different from all other matzah?

(JTA) - For millennia, Jews have eaten matzah. And for years, Jewish patrons of Trader Joe's have been able to purchase matzah off the shelves of the tiki-themed grocery chain - which has gained its...

 

Page Down

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2024

Rendered 04/12/2024 15:13