Articles from the April 19, 2019 edition

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 By Ben Sales    News    April 19, 2019

Netanyahu wins narrow victory

(JTA)-Benjamin Netanyahu appears likely to win a fifth term as Israel's prime minister as right-wing parties apparently have maintained their majority in the nationwide elections held Tuesday. With mo... Full story


Beresheet space craft crashes on the moon

The Israeli SpaceIL spacecraft Beresheet-Hebrew for Genesis-is on the moon, but not in the way that was hoped. Beresheet snapped its first "selfie," with the help of NASA, as it was landing, 22 kilome... Full story

 By Ben Sales    News    April 19, 2019

Airbnb will cancel ban on West Bank

(JTA)—In a reversal of a 2018 policy announcement, Airbnb will not remove West Bank settlement listings from its website. The policy change came after two federal court settlements Monday between the vacation rental company and two groups of... Full story


JFS rededicates Wolly Center

On Sunday, March 31, JFS Orlando hosted A Brunch for Madeline. This was a special event held in honor of the late Madeline Wolly and all of her love and support of JFS over the years.  George and... Full story

 By Lisa Levine    News    April 19, 2019

Jewish Pavilion fashion show was a 'runway success'

More than 100 women enjoyed a morning of food, fashion and fun at the annual Jewish Pavilion Spring into Fashion show at Bloomingdale's department store in The Mall at Millenia on April 9. Volunteer... Full story


Our future innovative engineers will come from JAO

Jewish Academy of Orlando students develop problem solving and creative skills in the Innovation Lab, an elementary Makerspace, and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math)... Full story


JCC hosts '5th Commandment Shabbat' for Families

In a celebration that stressed the importance of all family structures, The Roth Family Jewish Community Center on April 5 hosted its first-ever 5th Commandment Shabbat for families of its Richard S. Adler Early Childhood Learning Center. The event... Full story


JFS Orlando 2019 Restock Challenge ends April 30

The Jewish Family Services' 2019 Restock Challenge deadline is fast approaching. Make sure to give your donation by April 30 in order to make it stretch further. During the Restock Challenge, The... Full story


ZOA head tells congressional committee that New Zealand shooter was 'left-wing' terrorist

(JTA)-The head of the Zionist Organization of America, Morton Klein, told a congressional committee that the New Zealand mosque shooter was a "left-wing" terrorist, basing his assessment on the killer... Full story


Anti-Semitism lawsuit against Newton schools expanded to include violation of First Amendment

NEWTON, MASSACHUSETTS—Taxpayers suing to stop anti-Israel and anti-Semitic history lessons in Newton Public Schools have added to their lawsuit new claims under the First Amendment’s religion clauses. The amended complaint alleges that... Full story


Engineers explain why Beresheet crashed into the moon

YEHUD, Israel—Preliminary data supplied by the engineering teams of SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries suggests a technical glitch in one of Beresheet’s components triggered the chain of events yesterday that caused the main engine of the... Full story


Badgered into submission

Jewish Media Resources In the political realm, power is roughly divided between Democrats and Republicans in the United States. But the cultural realm—mainstream media, the entertainment industry, and higher... Full story


Jewish high school students face emboldened anti-Semites

When Democrats failed to explicitly rebuke Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) for her anti-Semitic remarks, they sent a disturbing message beyond the Beltway—namely, that it is acceptable to use anti-Semitic tropes without facing any consequences.... Full story


Passover's powerful message

As the sun goes down this evening, Jewish people in our own community and throughout the world will be sitting down with their families and friends to participate in the ancient Jewish ritual of a free people known as the Seder, the traditional... Full story


Viewpoint: A mission and legacy that endures: A new era for HMREC

My mother, Tess Wise, a Holocaust survivor and an indomitable force in Central Florida, founded the Holocaust Center in the early 1980s, along with my father, Abe. Today I lead that same organization as board president at a pivotal time when we have... Full story


ISRGC now classified as a terrorist organization, and rightfully so

Dear Editor; The American Jewish Congress applauds the Trump Administration’s decision to classify Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a Foreign Terrorist Organization. This marks a dramatic step forward in properly identifying the... Full story


UNC alumus speaks out against the anti-Semitism conference sponsored by UNC/Duke

Ryan Stone, adult son of Mark and Susie Stone, attended the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina, where he earned his master’s degree. He shared on Facebook a letter he wrote to the school and wanted to share it with... Full story


What's Happening

MORNING AND EVENING MINYANS (Call synagogue to confirm time.) 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 Ahavas Yisrael—Monday - Friday, 7:30... Full story


Passover Chicken Schnitzel recipe

(The Nosher via JTA)—Schnitzel is one of my family’s favorite dishes throughout the entire year, but it is especially loved during Passover. With very small changes (as in, use matzah meal and almond flour instead of bread crumbs), this dish is... Full story


Passover rainbow cookie recipe

(The Nosher via JTA)—I love rainbow cookies. Love. And they are a serious obsession for my entire family. So when I made this recipe Passover-friendly last year, it was a wonderful, delicious game-changer for our Passover celebrations. Simply... Full story


I celebrate Passover because my parents couldn't

(Kveller via JTA)-My son is 4 1/2, a delightful age when he is still full of sometimes grammatically incorrect sentences that provide a glimpse into the magical and unique way that children see the... Full story


'Old school' Passover popovers make a comeback

Passover popovers fall into the category of "old school" Jewish food. Like mandel bread or matzah brei, they're one of those dishes my grandmother always made during the holiday. These recipes were... Full story

 By Josefin Dolsten    News    April 19, 2019

A Passover seder for Holocaust survivors brings joy, food and some good ol' kvetching

OCEANSIDE, N.Y. (JTA)-Nine years ago, Ellen Grossman wanted to do something special for her birthday. "I said we've had enough parties and enough pocketbooks and enough jewelry-do something different,... Full story


Scene Around

First... let me wish all of you a happy Pesach. May you and yours face the coming year in good health and with much happiness. Sadly, our family faces a tragedy this Passover. The young South... Full story


Celebrate Israel with The Roth Family JCC

Yom HaZikaron/ Israeli Memorial Day Ceremony Tuesday, May 7, 2019 7 p.m.- 8 p.m. Join us at The Roth Family JCC to remember Israel’s fallen soldiers and victims of terror. The program will be in English and Hebrew. There will be a sing-a-long... Full story


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