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Articles from the April 8, 2022 edition

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Why does Iran want nuclear weapons capability?

Temple Israel is proud to host "Inside the Mind of Iran's Leader," an in-person talk from Iran and Middle East expert David Nissan, on Saturday, May 28, immediately following Shabbat services and...

 

Double your impact with JFS Orlando's Restock & Rebuild

Beginning March 15th through April 30th, every donation to Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando during the Restock & Rebuild Challenge is being generously matched dollar for dollar by The Wei...

 

Learn the history of St. Augustine's Temple Bet Yam

The St. Augustine Jewish Historical Society will explore the history of Temple Bet Yam, with a program in the synagogue's facility at 2055 Wildwood Drive, St. Augustine, Florida 32086, on Wednesday,...

 

JFS Orlando's Weekly Wellness Corner

Playtime isn’t just for kids! It’s important for adults to make time for play too, whether it’s something that gets you up and moving like dancing or working out, or something more laid back...

 
 By Alex Traiman    News    April 8, 2022

The power, potential and possible pitfalls of the Negev Summit

(JNS) - The sight of four Arab foreign ministers - from the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Morocco and Egypt - accompanied by the U.S. Secretary of State and hosted by an Israeli foreign minister at...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    April 8, 2022

Senate unanimously confirms Lipstadt

WASHINGTON (JTA) - The Senate in a voice vote unanimously confirmed Deborah Lipstadt, the Holocaust scholar who endured delays and a contentious hearing in her nomination to be antisemitism monitor....

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    April 8, 2022

Biden proposes boosting budget for nonprofit security

WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Joe Biden wants to increase federal funding for security for nonprofits from $250 million to $360 million, a key request advanced by Jewish organizations in the wake of attacks on Jewish institutions. Biden included the...

 

Hillary Clinton tries to rewrite history

(JNS) — I understand that Hillary Clinton is mourning the passing of her friend and predecessor, U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. But that doesn’t give her the right to revise the historical record concerning Albright and Israel....

 

Cold War II and Biden's new 'new world order'

(JNS) — These are confusing times, and President Joe Biden is not helping to bring clarity. Last week, for example, he told Business Roundtable that “there’s going to be a new world order.” What could he possibly have meant? The old “new...

 

Prepare a war-crimes tribunal for Putin

(JNS) — As the evidence of war crimes committed by the Russians in Ukraine mounts, and President Joe Biden has already labeled Russian President Vladimir Putin a “war criminal,” the United States should lay the groundwork for a war-crimes...

 
 By Farley Weiss    Opinions    April 8, 2022

The new Iran deal is a disaster, and everyone knows it

(JNS) — The United States and Iran are reportedly on the cusp of a new nuclear agreement. One of the last remaining issues is said to be whether or not the Biden administration removes the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps from the Foreign...

 

20 years on, PA still glorifies the perpetrators of the Passover Seder Massacre

(JNS) — March 27, 2022, was the twentieth anniversary of the Passover Seder Massacre. As families sat down to Passover dinner at the Park Hotel in Netanya in northern Israel in 2002, a Palestinian suicide bomber detonated his explosive device in...

 

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.... Full story

 

Israeli leaders vow swift response to terror wave

(JNS) — Israel’s leadership vowed a swift response to ending the latest terror wave, while also offering condolences to the victims and their families, in a flurry of statements on Tuesday evening. “Israel is facing a deadly wave of Arab...

 

Passover Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

There's nothing like Passover to remind us where we come from. In many Jewish homes, Passover traditions are carried down from father to son, establishing the family's customs and setting the...

 
 By Nancy Ludin    News    April 8, 2022

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk Adult day care programs are available

Adult Day Care Centers are designed to provide care and companionship for older adults who need assistance or supervision during the day. Programs offer relief to family members and caregivers, allowing them to go to work, handle personal business,...

 

RAISE March Employees of the Month

Mildred - Congregation Ohev Shalom, Jewish Academy of Orlando and Kinneret Congratulations to RAISE's Employee of the Month-Mildred! Mildred is a valued employee at Congregation Ohev Shalom, Jewish Ac...

 

Nominate a community hero for the Heritage Human Service Award

Heritage Florida Jewish News is accepting nominations for the 2022 Heritage Human Service Award, which will be presented at the annual meeting of the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando this summer. “For more than 30 years, individuals who have...

 

Scene Around

First, before I begin my column, I want to express my condolences to the family of the late Madeleine Albright as well as to all of us. (She was quite a loss.) Madeleine was the first United States...

 

How to make your own Haggadah

Making your own Haggadah is not just a money-saver, but also a great way to educate yourself about the Passover seder, add a unique twist to your seder and have a more meaningful and satisfying hol...

 
 By Duby Litvin    Features    April 8, 2022

10 Tips for a Less Stressful Passover

Passover requires a lot of preparation, especially if you are making your home kosher for Passover. These 10 tips will help you organize and prioritize, so you can enjoy the holiday. Don’t Wing It, Plan It Planning is imperative. Think of your...

 

Obituary - DR. IRENE MOSS LOBER

Dr. Irene Moss Lober, a resident of Lake Mary, passed away on March 28, 2022. A daughter of Brooklyn, Irene was one of five children raised by loving parents Beckie (Belanka) and David Moss. She was predeceased by her siblings, Albert, Caroline,... Full story

 
 By Mike Wagenheim    News    April 8, 2022

Ahead of Passover, Homeland Security steps up effort to protect Jewish facilities and congregants

(JNS) - Colleyville. Pittsburgh. Poway. Too many Jewish institutions are wondering if they'll be next. Too many in Brooklyn, N.Y., and elsewhere already deal with the reality of antisemitic attacks...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Israeli soldiers return fire and kill at least 2 Palestinians in raid as tensions continue to mount By Gabe Friedman (JTA) — Israeli soldiers shot and killed at least two Palestinians after being fired at in a raid on a West Bank refugee camp on...

 
 By David I. Klein    News    April 8, 2022

War in Ukraine could put a crunch on 'shmura' matzah supplies

(JTA) — On Feb. 24, two shipping containers laden with 20,000 pounds of shmura matzah were slated to head out of port in Odessa, Ukraine, on their way to Orthodox Jews in the United States. Two...

 

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