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Shooting at San Diego-area synagogue leaves 1 dead, 3 wounded

(JTA)-A shooting at a Chabad synagogue in Poway, near San Diego, California, has left one person dead and three injured, including a child. Police in Poway detained a white 19-year-old San Diego man...

 
 By Eliana Rudee    News    May 3, 2019

Sixth BDS national conference sheds light on movement's intentions

(JNS)-At the sixth BDS National Conference on March 16 in Ramallah, the BDS National Committee presented a comprehensive 2019-2020 strategic plan for the movement, focusing on expanding boycott...

 
 News    May 3, 2019

Holocaust Center wins tax grant

The Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida has been awarded a $10 million Orange County Tourism Development Tax grant to build a new museum in downtown Orlando. The award was announced Tuesday, April 23 at the meeting of the...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    May 3, 2019

AIPAC calls out Bernie Sanders

WASHINGTON (JTA)—The American Israel Public Affairs Committee pushed back against Sen. Bernie Sanders for calling Benjamin Netanyahu’s government “racist.” The pro-Israel lobby, in a tweet that did not mention the Democratic presidential...

 
 News    May 3, 2019

World-renowned expert on the Dead Sea Scrolls to visit Orlando

The Dead Sea Scrolls are manuscripts that were discovered between 1947 and 1956 in 11 caves on the shore of the Dead Sea. These caves were located in Jordan until the Six Day War of 1967 when they...

 
 By Joshua Miller    Features    May 3, 2019

In the huddle

Football defined me. For three years, I was an offensive lineman for the Stetson Hatters Division I football team. We came together every Saturday with one common goal-to win. Our team had 100 players...

 
 By Lisa Levine    News    May 3, 2019

Orlando Senior Help Desk expands service area

With the large and growing number of seniors living in Lake and Sumpter counties, where the sprawling The Villages development acts as a magnet for retirees, it was only natural that the Orlando...

 
 By Christine DeSouza    News    May 3, 2019

Heritage turned away from Tlaib event

Because her positions on BDS, Israel, and the Jewish people have made Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib a controversial figure among the freshman congressmen and women in the U.S. government, Heritage wanted to take the opportunity to hear and possibly...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    May 3, 2019

What will Trump's new UN pick bring to the pro-Israel community?

(JNS)-With U.S. President Donald Trump nominating Acting U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Jonathan Cohen to be U.S. ambassador to Egypt, the nomination of Kelly Craft, announced in February,...

 
 By Sean Savage    News    May 3, 2019

International funding platforms are severing ties with BDS-affiliated organizations

(JNS)—Several international funding platforms are severing ties with the BDS organization Samidoun after its purported ties to a Palestinian terrorist group. According to an email obtained by JNS from the International Legal Forum, PayPal said it w...

 

Lori Gilbert-Kaye, 60, killed in Poway attack, shielded rabbi

POWAY, California (JTA)-Lori Gilbert-Kaye, who was killed in the attack at a Chabad synagogue near San Diego, is credited with jumping in front of the synagogue's rabbi to shield him from the...

 

Is it still permissible to speak of a 'Judeo-Christian heritage?'

(JNS)—You didn’t have to be French or Catholic to see the devastating fire at Notre-Dame de Paris as a tragedy for all humanity. The horrifying video of the flames engulfing the 13th-century structure and the iconic spire falling prompted...

 
 By Eldad Beck    Opinions    May 3, 2019

France breaks its silence on radical Islam

(JNS)—For years, French daily Le Monde was one of the pillars of France’s large-scale campaign of silence regarding the greatest problem the country, Europe and the West in general have with radical Islam: Faced with increasing violence on the...

 
 By Ariel Bolstein    Opinions    May 3, 2019

Sanders slanders Israel... again

(JNS)—Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.), who intends to run for president again in 2020, has added another “pearl” to his library of remarks about Israel, characterizing its right-wing government as “racist.” As with his previous attacks,...

 

The world mourned for Notre Dame-but France still struggles to accept French Jews and Muslims

(JTA)—On April 15, Notre Dame burned. The grief wracked not only Paris and the French nation, but quickly reverberated around the world. Under the gaze of its crumbling gargoyle guards, Notre Dame has witnessed nearly a millennium of Parisian...

 
 By Stephen Flatow    Opinions    May 3, 2019

ADL distorts the annexation debate

(JNS)—Some liberal American Jewish organizations are urging U.S. President Donald Trump to oppose Israeli annexation of any part of Judea and Samaria. Some conservative Jewish organizations are urging the opposite. Good. It’s time we had a full...

 
 By Eyal Zisser    Opinions    May 3, 2019

'Deal of the century': From the Golan to Judea and Samaria

(JNS)—This coming June, upon the conclusion of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, the Trump administration will supposedly unveil details of its so-called “deal of the century” to bring an end to the century-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict....

 
 News    May 3, 2019

Change.org censors petition against CAIR

(JNS)—Change.org is apparently censoring a petition by the watchdog group StopAntisemitism.org calling on U.S. Attorney General William Barr and Elan Carr, the U.S. Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating Anti-Semitism, to investigate the...

 

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...

 

On Bonds and birthdays

My husband, Larry, was born the week that the State of Israel was born. For the rest of his life, his birthday celebration would be entwined with the founding of a new country. In 1961, Larry’s entire bar/bat mitzvah class and their families partic...

 
 News    May 3, 2019

Kinneret residents enjoy Passover seder

The Kinneret Council on Aging, a non-profit agency that provides ongoing programs and services to residents of Kinneret Apartments, held a Passover Seder that was shared with fellow residents, family...

 
 By Laura Ben-David    News    May 3, 2019

What it's really like for Palestinians at the Israeli checkpoints

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (JTA)-I believe in the Jewish people's right to live in our homeland. That profound belief has no bearing on the rights of others to live here as well. There are Palestinians who...

 
 By Gloria Yousha    Features    May 3, 2019

Scene Around

I write in advance... (Actually, almost 2 weeks after the event that shook me to the core). In 2006, my late spouse and I visited Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. (Of course, not for religious...

 
 News    May 3, 2019

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Florida Passover guests left in the lurch when program organizer fails to pay resort or vendors By Josefin Dolsten (JTA)—Guests at a Passover program in Florida faced eviction after it emerged the organizer owed at least $75,000 to the resort,...

 

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