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Articles from the April 22, 2022 edition

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 By Naama Barak    Features    April 22, 2022

The women who built Israel with hands and hearts

(ISRAEL21c) -This year, the theme of International Women's Day is #BreakTheBias. Which is terrific news, as women every where still face discrimination and prejudice in matters big and small. In...

 

Modern Orthodox high school student makes top 24 contestants in 'American Idol'

(JNS) - If Danielle Finn had to choose between her faith and her dreams, it would have been a bummer. In her initial tryout on Zoom, the 17-year-old senior at Shalhevet High School in Los Angeles told...

 

Yom HaShoah with special guest speaker

The Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center is hosting author Anna Salton Eisen at its annual Yom HaShoah commemoration of the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, the largest act of...

 
 By Yaakov Lappin    News    April 22, 2022

America's Plan B in case of failure

(JNS) - Despite Israeli requests for an American-led preparation of a "Plan B" in case of failure of talks to lead to a new Iran nuclear agreement, Washington has yet to formulate such an alternative...

 

JFS Orlando's Weekly Wellness Corner

Whether you're getting rid of chametz, reorganizing that closet, or sweeping the floor, now is a good time for some spring cleaning. And if you happen to find a few "crumbs in the corner" of your...

 

Make this summer memorable at Camp J!

Summer is fast approaching and many families are starting to consider what they can do to keep their children busy. The Rosen JCC has the perfect solution, Camp J! This year Camp J offers several specialty camp options designed to fit your child’s...

 

Hit the greens for a good cause

The 10th annual Pavilion Golf Society golf tournament on Sunday, May 1, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Golf Club. Hosted by the Jewish Pavilion and benefiting the Orlando Senior Help Desk, this popular...

 

Legendary Jewish comedian Gilbert Gottfried remembered for his edgy humor

(JNS) - The first joke Gilbert Gottfried remembers making is when he was on his couch at about 4 years old. "When does the roller coaster start?" he recounts himself saying in his memoir "Rubber Ball...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    Features    April 22, 2022

Matzah at the International Space Station

(JTA) - An Israeli astronaut made a decidedly low-tech delivery to the International Space Station: handmade matzah. Eytan Stibbe, 64, is one of three astronauts who paid for the privilege of...

 

Gantz: Iran close to 90 percent uranium enrichment

(JNS) — Iran is dangerously close to enriching uranium to 90 percent, or military-grade, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz said on Monday. Addressing a policy forum hosted by the Washington Institute, Gantz said, “As we know, Iran is...

 

A plague of media disinformation

(JNS) — It turns out that The Atlantic magazine did a better job explaining the problem of disinformation than even those planning its recent conference on the subject held at the University of Chicago could have hoped. The magazine modestly...

 

Bomb Iran to stop a wider war in Europe and protect Taiwan

Putin’s war against Ukraine is far from Tehran. But if the Biden administration hopes to deter Russia in Ukraine, and its growing alliance with China and Iran, it needs to move decisively against Iran’s nuclear assets now. The war in Europe and...

 

A Letter to Volodymyr Zelenskyy the President of Ukraine from a Jew

Dear Volodymyr Zelenskyy, You are a master of public relations, a Churchill for your country, a true patriot. I am a Jewess, the daughter of Holocaust survivors. Indeed, your country, Ukraine, has been invaded and the reality is grim. Technology has...

 
 By Rob Smith    Opinions    April 22, 2022

The price of appeasement and how to stop it

(JNS) — The year so far finds the Western alliance at a crossroads. Unable to comprehend the Axis assembled against the American-led world order, the Biden administration is actively empowering our adversaries and rendering a new world war vastly...

 

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....

 

Gantz: Israel to grant tens of thousands of additional work visas to Palestinians

(JNS) — Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz said on Tuesday that he is advancing a plan to grant work permits to tens of thousands of additional Palestinians. Currently, an estimated 100,000 Palestinians enter Israel legally to work after being...

 

Estelle Harris, actress who played George's mother on 'Seinfeld,' has died at 93

(JTA) - Estelle Harris, the Jewish actress who played George Costanza's mother on the sitcom "Seinfeld," died Saturday at the age of 93. Harris played the role of Estelle Costanza, the always shrill...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    April 22, 2022

Boston is getting a Holocaust museum

(JTA) - A new Boston-based foundation dedicated to Holocaust memory plans to build the city's first Holocaust museum. The Holocaust Legacy Foundation, which couple Jody Kipnis and Todd Ruderman founde...

 
 By Shira Hanau    Features    April 22, 2022

2022 Grammys: Zelensky's video address and other Jewish moments

(JTA) - While the Oscars had a moment of silence for Ukraine and various onscreen messages, Sunday night's Grammy Awards went further - with a video address from Ukraine's Jewish president, Volodymyr...

 
 By David Isaac    News    April 22, 2022

New Muslim-Jewish initiative highlights positive aspects of shared history

(JNS) — The Abraham Accords have led to a host of programs to bring together Jews and Muslims. One new project, the Mukhayriq Initiative, is named after a Jewish rabbi who gave his life fighting to defend the Prophet Muhammad at the legendary...

 

Networking at the Jewish Chamber of Commerce

Networking is a great way to expand your business and meet new friends. To this end, the Jewish Chamber was created by Bree and Joel Goldstein for business and social purposes. Twenty-five people...

 
 By Nancy Ludin    News    April 22, 2022

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk Home health care

Getting extra support at home can be a terrific source of relief. Agencies offer companion care such as CNA’s (certified nurse’s assistants or HHA’s Home health aides.) Normally, these individuals take a brief course on how to care for...

 

Scene Around

What a total surprise ... Just from hearing the names, I would have never guessed these talented performers were Jewish. For instance, would you think that someone with the last name of Abdul would...

 
 By Shira Hanau    News    April 22, 2022

US Postal Service honors Jewish poet Shel Silverstein with 'The Giving Tree' stamps

(JTA) - The United States Postal Service released a new series of Forever stamps Friday in honor of Shel Silverstein, the Jewish author and illustrator who died in 1999. The stamps commemorate what...

 

Gerda Weissmann Klein was a Holocaust survivor, author, and subject of Oscar-winning film

(JTA) - With Allied forces swiftly approaching during the liberation of the concentration camps, Nazis barricaded Gerda Weissmann Klein and other Jewish survivors inside a barn, planting a time bomb...

 

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