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 News    May 4, 2018

Death toll in Dead Sea flash floods rises to 10 as last missing teen found

(JNS)-The death toll from flash floods that hit a group of teenage hikers in southern Israel Thursday rose from nine to 10 after a body found overnight was identified as the last missing teen...

 
 News    May 4, 2018

Zionistas transition to new local ZOA

Nearly eight years ago, four women met and discussed what they could do to support Israel and how they could encourage others, whether Jewish or Christian, to join them. Thus, the organization...

 
 News    May 4, 2018

AIPAC to host Israel at 70 event

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee is hosting "Israel at 70," featuring Yossi Klein Halevi on Tuesday, May 15. The event will be held at The Roth Family JCC, 851 N. Maitland Ave. in...

 
 By World Israel News    News    May 4, 2018

Judea/Samaria not 'occupied'

In a US State Department annual report on human rights, the controversial term "occupied" was largely eliminated in references to various territories in and adjacent to Israel. While the term...

 
 By Julie Capps    News    May 4, 2018

Keith Levitt honored at this year's Pavilion Golf Society Tournament

When golfers hit the greens on Sunday, May 6, for the sixth annual Pavilion Golf Society Tournament, not only will they be raising funds for the Orlando Senior Help Desk, they will be giving a Tiger...

 
 News    May 4, 2018

See what's happening at the JCC's annual meeting

The 45th annual JCC meeting will be held Tuesday, May 22, from 6:15–8 p.m. in The Roth Family JCC auditorium. Join in the fun as the community looks back over the year and see what’s to come in the next year. During the meeting there will be...

 
 News    May 4, 2018

Holocaust Center new exec committee/board members

The Holocaust Center is pleased to announce the appointment of its 2018 Executive Committee, and it’s newest board members. This year’s board was installed at the Center’s annual meeting in January. Ellen Wise Lang is now serving as the...

 
 News    May 4, 2018

Pompeo confirmed as U.S. secretary of state, reportedly planning to visit Israel

(JNS)-The U.S. Senate easily confirmed Mike Pompeo as secretary of state on Thursday, elevating the former CIA director as the nation's top diplomat amid a slew of foreign-policy challenges. In a...

 

Romania will move its embassy to Jerusalem

Liviu Dragnea, the chairman of the Social Democratic Party who effectively runs the Romanian government, said in a television interview late Thursday that the government had decided to move the nation’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. His...

 
 News    May 4, 2018

House passes bill to help Holocaust survivors

WASHINGTON (JTA)—The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill to help Holocaust survivors and the families of victims obtain restitution or the return of Holocaust-era assets. The measure approved Tuesday requires the State...

 

May 14 opening of US Embassy in Jerusalem

(JNS)—As part of the May 14 ceremony to mark the official opening of the US Embassy, a mezuzah will be affixed to the embassy building. According to a Channel 20 report, organizers decided on the unusual move of holding a religious ceremony to...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    Opinions    May 4, 2018

Does Natalie Portman's snub of Netanyahu make her the face of liberal Zionism?

WASHINGTON (JTA)—Natalie Portman’s statement explaining why she declined to attend an award ceremony in Israel in her honor was a pointed rebuke, and of a particular individual. “I did not want to appear as endorsing Benjamin Netanyahu,” she...

 
 By Lyn Julius    Opinions    May 4, 2018

Well-meaning American Jews helping import anti-Semitism

(Sephardi Perspective via JNS)—German Chancellor Angela Merkel has finally woken up and smelled the coffee. Speaking after a 19-year-old Syrian refugee lunged with a belt at an Israeli wearing a kipah, Merkel denounced a “different type of...

 

Blacklist of BDS supporters hurting efforts to defend Israel

(JTA)—We are Jewish and pro-Israel students who are active within our Jewish communities on college campuses across North America. Many of us have helped organize against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions-affiliated movements throughout our tim...

 
 By David Gerstman    Opinions    May 4, 2018

The duplicitous diplomat: Seven deceptions Iranian FM Zarif told 'Face the Nation'

There’s a famous quote attributed to Henry Wotton that “An ambassador is an honest gentleman sent to lie abroad for the good of his country.” If one takes this aphorism to heart, it is not limited to ambassadors, but to anyone in a nation’s...

 
 By Ron Prosor    Opinions    May 4, 2018

Mission not accomplished

(Israel Hayom)—The five days it took the U.S. administration to respond to a chemical attack in Syria were vital in order to on one hand consolidate a diplomatic coalition with two other U.N. Security Council member states and on the other hand def...

 

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...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    May 4, 2018

'Three Billboards'-style campaign against anti-Semitism in Labour Party fails to sway Brits

LONDON (JTA)-Keith Walker was having a sandwich in Parliament Square when he saw something that made him sit up straight and cut short his lunch.  What did the 42-year-old activist for disabled...

 

Strawberry and Cream Rugelach recipe

(The Nosher via JTA)-I had never been much of a rugelach baker until this recipe. While I gravitated toward challah and babka, I always found store-bought rugelach to be a bit bland and...

 

Bar Mitzvah - EVAN LAWRENCE RICHMAN

Evan Lawrence Richman, son of Scott and Gwen Richman of Gotha, will be called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at Congregation of Reform Judaism in Orlando. Evan is in the seventh grade at Gotha Middle School where he is a...

 
 By Gloria Yousha    Features    May 4, 2018

Scene Around

A wonderful lady... We lost a lovely lady, a former first lady of the United States just recently. She was admired and loved by most, including me. The wife of a president and the mother of a...

 
 By Shannon Sarna    Features    May 4, 2018

Homemade kreplach that are actually worth the work

(The Nosher via JTA)-Kreplach seem like the kind of dish only your bubbe would make. Especially from scratch. And I always felt intimidated to even try it. You have to make the dough, make the...

 
 By Jane Edelstein    Features    May 4, 2018

Happy, sad Israeli holidays: Two sides of the same coin

How do Israelis celebrate Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israeli Independence Day? Like many Israeli holidays, there's a lot of singing, dancing, and eating. Family and friends gather to reminisce of both victory...

 
 News    May 4, 2018

A genial inter-generational game of 'Israel Jeopardy'

Monday, April 23, was Israel Jeopardy at the Jewish Pavilion's Inter-Generational meeting at Village On The Green with the residents and students of Congregation Ohev Shalom led by Amy Setleis...

 
 By Josefin Dolsten    News    May 4, 2018

What it's like to support Israel at NYU

NEW YORK (JTA)-Though it was raining, students still gathered to celebrate Israel's Independence Day at New York University's downtown Manhattan campus. Passers-by mostly rushed by as organizers...

 

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