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Articles from the April 16, 2021 edition

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 By Shira Hanau    Features    April 16, 2021

New ritual aims to bridge Holocaust remembrance to a post-survivor world

(JTA) - Holocaust remembrance day programs in Jewish communities have stuck to a familiar form for decades, featuring Holocaust survivors sharing their stories followed by the lighting of yahrzeit...

 

Laurie Cardoza-Moore: Get Holocaust education into schools, anti-Semitism out

In 1994 the state legislature mandated that Holocaust education must be taught in Florida public schools. At that time, the Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center was one of 27 members of...

 

Prince Philip dies at 99

(JTA) - Prince Philip, perhaps the closest member of the British royal family to Jews and Jewish causes, has died at 99. Buckingham Palace announced his death on Friday, April 9. Philip, who had been...

 

Heritage Human Service Award

Heritage Florida Jewish News is accepting nominations for the 2021 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...

 

Course in Orlando bucks trend of bleak predictions

At the end of April, Chabad centers throughout metro Orlando will offer "This Can Happen," a new six-session course, running from April 27-June 1, by the acclaimed Rohr Jewish Learning Institute...

 

Learn more about how DNA helps in genealogy research

The next Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando Zoom meeting will be held May 4 at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be Adam Brown, founder and director of the Avotaynu DNA Project, an academic multi-disciplinary study of the origins and...

 

Grief support resumes outdoors in May

Losing a loved one can be very challenging and during the pandemic it was even worse. Families were unable to bury their loved ones or get together with friends and family for Shiva. While Zoom...

 

Camp J will be in full swing this summer

Now is the time to register for Camp J this summer at the Rosen JCC, It runs June 7 to Aug. 6.  Camp J offers a variety of summer camp options including Early Childhood, Basketball, Dance, Sports, Art and Rock N’ Roll sessions.  To learn more...

 

Fauci receives award from Holocaust remembrance group and references Maimonides

(JTA) — Drawing a line between its mission of Holocaust remembrance and the ravages inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic, the March of the Living honored Dr. Anthony Fauci with an award for “moral courage in medicine” on the eve of Yom...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    April 16, 2021

US and Iran to join talks aimed at rejoining nuclear deal

(JTA) — Iran and the United States will join talks in Vienna next week that aim to return all parties to the terms of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. There will not be direct contact between Iran and the United States at the in-person meeting, accordin...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    April 16, 2021

Biden removes Trump-era sanctions on Court

(JTA) — The Biden administration removed sanctions that President Donald Trump had imposed on International Criminal Court officials while continuing to decry the ICC’s work targeting U.S. and Israeli personnel. “These decisions reflect our...

 

Senior Israeli health official says virus is 'dying out,' credits vaccine

(JNS) — The head of Public Health at Israel’s Health Ministry said on Tuesday that the COVID-19 virus was “dying out” in the country, albeit slowly. Dr. Sharon Alroy-Preis, the head of Public Health at Israel’s Health Ministry, said on...

 

Stop pretending that anti-Zionism isn't anti-Semitism

(JNS) — In case you haven’t heard, people who want to eliminate Israel are very interested in stopping anti-Semitism. In other words, the same people who want to deny rights to the Jewish people that they don’t think of trying to deny to...

 

Who will bear witness to the Holocaust when the survivors are all gone?

As the Holocaust recedes further and further into the past, the anti-Semites of the future (and for sure they will exist) will have an easier time promoting the falsehood that the Holocaust never occurred. Who will replace the first generation of sur...

 

The future of Holocaust remembrance

(JNS) — Yom Hashoah is a day when Jews in their homeland and around the world remember their 6 million brothers and sisters who were so cruelly persecuted, hunted and murdered during the Holocaust. As we contemplate the future of this solemn and...

 

What is right for Israel

President Rivlin tapped Benjamin Netanyahu to form a government.  He has 28 days to try to put together a coalition and if he doesn’t succeed, the president can designate another person with a period of two weeks to do so, and then yet another...

 

Jordan's volatility is a wake-up call for the US

(JNS) — Jordan’s recent domestic upheaval reportedly involved members of the royal Jordanian family and prominent Bedouin tribesmen, who were arrested and charged with an attempted regime change. Other Arab countries were also said to be...

 

Writing poetry helps me process the unspeakable evils of the Holocaust

(JTA) — Not long after the gruesome reality of the Holocaust had burst onto the world’s consciousness, the philosopher and social theorist Theodor Adorno famously observed in 1949 that writing poetry after Auschwitz was barbaric — “nach...

 

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. a...

 
 By Yair Altman    News    April 16, 2021

Key witness resumes testimony in Netanyahu corruption trial

(JNS) — The former CEO of Israel’s Walla news website on Tuesday resumed his testimony before the Jerusalem District Court in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial. Ilan Yeshua is a key witness for the prosecution in...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    April 16, 2021

Who is Mansour Abbas, the Arab-Israeli who could hold the key to Israel's next government?

(JTA) - Following yet another Israeli election, voters are getting to know an unlikely kingmaker: Mansour Abbas, an Arab-Israeli lawmaker who might be the one to break Israel's two-year political...

 

Interest in immigrating to Israel from US soars despite pandemic-era challenges

When Aaron Feinblatt moved to Israel in late February 2020, just as the first signs of the worldwide coronavirus outbreak were emerging, only one person wore a mask on his aliyah flight. Feinblatt...

 

Scene Around

Once again, I repeat, "getting old is not for sissies ...(me) I am astounded by all the famous folks that I didn't know were Jewish. For instance, WILLIAM SHATNER. I just learned that he was from...

 

Holocaust Memorial Day observed

Shortly after the liberating feeling of celebration during the Passover holiday, the Jewish community is reminded, once again, that liberation can carry with it many scars that never go away. The...

 

A Muslim and a Jewish woman co-wrote a children's book about standing up to prejudice

"A Place at the Table" tells the story of two middle-school girls, Elizabeth and Sara - one Jewish and one Muslim - whose friendship begins in a South Asian cooking class taught by Sara's mother. Eliz...

 

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