Articles from the May 10, 2019 edition

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March of the Living focused on Greek Holocaust victims

(JNS)-More than 10,000 Jewish and non-Jewish youth from 40 countries and dozens of Holocaust survivors and dignitaries from around the globe participated in the 31st annual International March of... Full story

 By Christine DeSouza    News    May 10, 2019

Orange County School Board made aware of anti-Semitic curriculum

Last month a Jewish student who attends a charter school was given a reading assignment to prepare ninth graders for the Florida Reading FSA on inference of cultural experiences. Upon reading the... Full story

 By Sam Sokol    News    May 10, 2019

Gaza battle 'not over'

JERUSALEM (JTA)—Despite Monday morning’s cease-fire, which ended two days of intense fighting between Israel and Hamas, the “campaign is not over,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement. “Over the last two days we struck... Full story


Fla. Senate passes anti-Semitism bill

(JNS)—The Florida Senate unanimously passed an anti-Semitism bill previously passed unanimously by the Florida House, which adopts the U.S. State Department definition of anti-Semitism and mandates that discrimination against Jewish people be... Full story


'Junie B. Jones,' starring JAO students, one night only

Jewish Academy of Orlando presents Junie B. Jones-The Musical. This full-scale musical production will be presented one night only on May 23, at 7 p.m. at the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center in... Full story

 By Shoshana Kramer    News    May 10, 2019

Students learn to nuture at Orlando Torah Academy

Nurture. That is something we want our children to learn how to do. At Orlando Torah Academy, the first grade is getting a hands-on lesson on how to nurture as well as protect. As part of their... Full story


The month of May

The month of May contains happy, joyous celebrations coupled with sad reflective memorials. Shortly after commemorating our deliverance from Egyptian bondage during Passover, we remember the 6 million who perished in the Shoah. Yom Hashoah occured... Full story

 By Gabrielle Birkner    News    May 10, 2019

Celebrating Shabbat in Poway, a week after the deadly shooting

POWAY, Calif. (JTA)-"Those who are standing can remain standing," Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein joked, a nod to the standing-room-only crowd that had packed Chabad of Poway for Friday night services. For... Full story


Israelis stand still for two minutes

(JNS)-As they do every year on Holocaust Remembrance Day, Israelis across the country stood at silent attention on Thursday morning as sirens wailed. On Wednesday evening, as Holocaust Remembrance... Full story


Poway rabbi speaks at White House

(JNS)-The founding rabbi of Chabad of Poway in Southern California spoke at the White House on Thursday, less than a week after his synagogue was attacked, with one woman killed and three others... Full story

 By Laura E. Adkins    News    May 10, 2019

A 15-year-old teen started the GoFundMe for Chabad of Poway

(JTA)—On the Shabbat morning of April 27, a 19-year-old with a gun killed Lori Gilbert-Kaye and injured several others at the Chabad of Poway outside of San Diego. But before the sun had set and observant Jews were able to see the news, another... Full story

 By Ruthie Blum    Opinions    May 10, 2019

Jewish violence: What the Gray Lady knows it need not fear

(JNS)—In response to the publication of an anti-Semitic cartoon in last Thursday’s International New York Times, protesters gathered outside the Manhattan office of the “Gray Lady” on Monday evening to demand that those responsible for the... Full story


US synagogues need what Europeans have-armed guards

MOSCOW (JTA)—Whether it’s a white supremacist targeting praying Jews, blacks or Muslims, or an Islamic radical committed to killing Christians on Easter Sunday, it has become very trendy to attack houses of worship. In Europe, synagogues... Full story

 By Mel Pearlman    Opinions    May 10, 2019

A story remembered from many years ago

The bleeps on the oscilloscope, the respirator assisted breathing and the occasional movement of a leg or an arm are the only evidence that this peaceful old man is engaged in a fierce battle for his life. The fight for life began on a quiet... Full story

 By Michael Smith    Opinions    May 10, 2019

Viewpoint: Israel, parenting, 'privilege' and 'The Lion King'

A few months back, I had the opportunity to attend a Shabbat community discussion about the Middle East. Being a new father, it had been a while since engaging in such meaningful dialogue. As my wife and I take our seats with our 1-year-old, I... Full story


Aliyah in response to shootings?

The horrific shooting attack on the Chabad synagogue in Poway, California has generated a variety of responses and recommendations, from tolerance education to firearms instruction to increasing synagogue attendance as a show of defiance.... Full story

 By Alex Traiman    Opinions    May 10, 2019

March of the Living transcends distinctions to provide a deeply meaningful Jewish experience

(JNS)—There are no words for the experience of commemorating the horrific death, together with Holocaust survivors, on the sacred grounds of the Birkenau extermination camp, where more than 1 million Jews were sent to the gas chambers and... Full story


Attacks against Jewish people are felt in Israel

Dear friends: I usually don’t express myself on every subject, but the attack today in San Diego is different. This time I want my Jewish brothers and sisters around the world, and especially in the USA, to know that attacks against Jewish people,... 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 a.... Full story

 By Marcy Oster    News    May 10, 2019

New York Times says cartoon shows 'numbness'

(JTA)—The New York Times editorial board said in an editorial published Tuesday that the newspaper’s publishing of “an appalling political cartoon” is “evidence of a profound danger—not only of anti-Semitism but of numbness to its creep.... Full story

 By Lisa Levine    News    May 10, 2019

First holidays for New Jewish Pavilion program director

Late winter and early spring, with the festive and fun holidays of Purim and Passover to celebrate, is a very busy time for Jewish Pavilion program directors, who each plan and lead dozens of programs... Full story


March of the Living founder: 'The only thing worse than Auschwitz is the world forgetting Auschwitz'

(JNS)-On Holocaust Memorial Day (Yom Hashoah) on May 2, under the theme "Say No to Anti-Semitism," more than 10,000 Jewish and non-Jewish youth from 40 different countries, together with dozens of... Full story

 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    May 10, 2019

Survivor Ed Mosberg, 93, braved cancer to march at Auschwitz, perhaps for the last time

KRAKOW, Poland (JTA)-At the age of 93, Holocaust survivor Ed Mosberg is saying his goodbyes to the city of his birth. Flanked by two physicians who accompanied him all the way from New Jersey,... Full story

 By Gloria Yousha    Features    May 10, 2019

Scene Around

Oops... In one of my columns I wrote about the wonderful Henri Landwirth and his family. However, I neglected to mention his dear sister, Margot Glazer. Please forgive me! Oh boy! It's getting... Full story

 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    May 10, 2019

French Jews say officials are reluctant to call out anti-Semitism by Muslims

(JTA)—For most of his adult life, Sammy Ghozlan has worked with French authorities fighting crime. Ghozlan, 75, started as a police officer, ascending through the ranks to become a police commissioner in the Paris area. And since 2002 he has... Full story


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