Articles from the May 6, 2022 edition

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 News    May 6, 2022

Ahead of Israel's 74th birthday, immigration smashes 20-year record

(Israel Hayom via JNS) - Some 38,000 new immigrants will celebrate their first Independence Day as Israeli citizens this year, according to figures released by the Jewish Agency on Sunday. The figure...

 
 By David Isaac    News    May 6, 2022

In groundbreaking step, Muslim delegation participates in 2022 March of the Living

(JNS) POLAND - A Muslim group including participants from across the Arab world took part for the first time in the International March of the Living, the annual 1.9-mile walk from the concentration...

 

All in a twitter about Elon Musk

(JTA) - Let's get one thing out of the way: Elon Musk is not Jewish. But his acquisition of Twitter comes amid longstanding problems with antisemitism and hate speech on the platform - and Jewish...

 
 By Israel Kasnett    News    May 6, 2022

Jordan demands total control

(JNS) - Jordan fears it is losing its recognized status as official custodian of Jerusalem's holy Muslim sites, including the Temple Mount, Judaism's holiest site, as Palestinians incited by Hamas,...

 
 News    May 6, 2022

Communitywide event to help Ukraine

Congregation Ohev Shalom Men's Club and Sisterhood are hosting a community-wide event to support humanitarian efforts for the people of Ukraine. The program will be held on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at...

 
 News    May 6, 2022

JFS Orlando's Weekly Wellness Corner

When was the last time you gave yourself a compliment? Try a little emotional self-care today with affirmations and positive thoughts, self-love and compassion, or giving yourself room to cry or...

 
 News    May 6, 2022

The Orlando Gay Chorus comes to the Rosen Event Center

The Orlando Gay Chorus is one of the largest groups of mixed members of LGBTQ+ choruses in the country. Since forming in 1990 they have become a fixture performing in the Central Florida area. This not-for-profit group, in addition to the full...

 
 News    May 6, 2022

The history of Temple Bet Yam

The St. Augustine Jewish Historical Society will explore the history of Temple Bet Yam in the synagogue’s facility at 2055 Wildwood Drive, St. Augustine, Florida 32086, on Wednesday, May 11, at 2 p.m. Founded in 1993, the establishment of Bet Yam...

 
 News    May 6, 2022

J Ball 2022 - The Big Night Out

Celebrate with The Roth Family Jewish Community Center at a “Big Night Out,” an interactive golfing experience. Ages 21 and up are welcome. There will be complimentary parking, golf with other supporter of the JCC, food stations, drink tickets...

 
 News    May 6, 2022

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...

 
 News    May 6, 2022

Solid base of support, but points of divergence in new survey of millennial Jews

(JNS) — An American Jewish Committee survey of U.S. and Israeli Jewish millennials shows that Israel-Diaspora relations remain strong but also indicates points of divergence regarding what role Diaspora Jews should have in influencing Israeli...

 
 News    May 6, 2022

Alarming new survey shows serious knowledge gaps

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – At a time when the horrors of the Holocaust are again on the minds of Europe and the world, an alarming new survey shows widespread misunderstanding - and even real doubts -...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    May 6, 2022

Shoah Foundation shares 'lost' testimony of Holocaust survivor

(JTA) — The 91-year-old Holocaust survivor Vanda Semyonovna Obiedkova died near her home in Mariupol, Ukraine, April 4, while the city was under a devastating Russian attack. Her family believed that her survivor testimony died with her. Obiedkova...

 

Don't believe the spin: Biden will make a deal with Iran

(JNS) — Discerning the truth about diplomatic activity is often a matter of sifting out what’s real from amid the surrounding noise of governmental spin. That means that at the moment, an accurate assessment of the possibility of a new American...

 

'New York Times' finds the term 'occupied' so confusing

(JNS) — The “West Bank” is “occupied” by Israel. Wait, no, only part of it is. The Palestinian Arabs are “stateless.” Wait, no, a large segment of the region actually is “governed by the Palestinian Authority.” These and other...

 

The real reason for Blinken's alarming warning about Iran

(JNS) — Earlier this week, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that the breakout time for Iran to produce fissile material for a nuclear weapon had now come down to “a matter of weeks.” This is...

 

Ending Holocaust distortion through education

Earlier this month I was watching a U.S. report about the war in Ukraine, which I have been following with a degree of obsessiveness. It’s hard to imagine that an unprovoked war is happening at all, much less destroying entire communities. The...

 
 By Moshe Dann    Opinions    May 6, 2022

A post-Holocaust question: Why does the war against the Jews continue?

(JNS) — The defeat of the Nazis in World War II ended the Holocaust, but the war against the Jews continued. Muslims and the British administration in Palestine sought to prevent Israel’s establishment, and in 1948, five Arab armies invaded the...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    May 6, 2022

Reading names of the murdered

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Several dozen members of Congress joined Holocaust survivors to mark Yom Hashoah, the Holocaust remembrance day marked by Jewish communities worldwide, by reading out the names of the dead and hearing testimony in the Capitol...

 

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 Andrew Lapin    Features    May 6, 2022

In PBS' gripping series 'Ridley Road,' a Jewish woman infiltrates a group of British neo-Nazis

(JTA) - It sounds like it could be the story of Purim: A Jewish woman uses her sex appeal to enter the upper reaches of a group whose members are hell-bent on destroying the Jews.  But instead of...

 
 News    May 6, 2022

Nefesh B'Nefesh welcomes 74,000th new immigrant ahead of Israel's 74th year

(JNS) - Nefesh B'Nefesh, in partnership with Israel's Ministry of Aliyah and Integration, the Jewish Agency for Israel, Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael and JNF-USA, welcomed its 74,000th new immigrant on...

 
 News    May 6, 2022

Major Jewish population centers worldwide saw hate crimes skyrocket in 2021

(JNS) — Nearly 80 years after the end of the Holocaust, the world’s oldest hatred continues to rise at alarming rates, despite an increased attempt to stem the tide of hate and the passage of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s...

 
 By Nancy Ludin    Features    May 6, 2022

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk When should senior living be considered?

Being a part of a caring community, whether it’s family, friends or an organization, is known to reduce stress. When determining whether it is time for senior living, ask yourself or family member the following questions: • Are you frequently...

 
 By Gloria Yousha    Features    May 6, 2022

Scene Around

This is "Be Kind To Animals" week. I'm still grieving the loss of my dear Chloe, my baby, my dog who died yesterday, April 22. (I write this column more than a week in advance). Chloe and I were...

 

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