Articles from the May 12, 2023 edition

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All the Jewish details of King Charles' coronation

LONDON (JTA) - At a reception of faith leaders at Buckingham Palace the day after Queen Elizabeth's death in September, King Charles pulled Britain's chief rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis, aside for a word....

 
 By Mike Wagenheim    News    May 12, 2023

Congressmen reintroduce bill to honor 'Righteous Gentile' Roddie Edmonds

(JNS) - Both houses of Congress reintroduced legislation this week to honor the late Roddie Edmonds, who put his life in danger to save Jews during World War II and the Holocaust, and is one of five...

 

Rabbi Kushner dies at 88

(JTA) - Rabbi Harold Kushner, one of the most influential congregational rabbis of the 20th century whose works of popular theology reached millions of people outside the synagogue, died on April 28,...

 
 By Hanan Greenwood    News    May 12, 2023

Biblical site under threat

(Israel Hayom via JNS) — Preserving the Eternal, an advocacy group that seeks to prevent the destruction of Jewish national heritage sites by Palestinians, has sounded the alarm over what appears t...

 

Anyone can help combat antisemitism: A conversation with Holly Huffnagle

The Holocaust Center is hosting a virtual conversation with Holly Huffnagle, U.S. Director for Combatting Antisemitism with The American Jewish Committee. This Zoom webinar will be held on May 18,...

 

Nominations open for Heritage Human Service Award

Heritage Florida Jewish News is accepting nominations for the 2023 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 m...

 

Help restock Judaica in Senior Facilities

The Jewish Pavilion is known for giving its seniors the opportunity to continue their traditions where they live. The organization works with more than 50 facilities and they always need our help to bring these traditions to life. At many of the...

 

May is a busy month at the Rosen JCC

May is packed with many fun events for adults and kids at the Rosen JCC. Saturday Night Out is an opportunity for parents to plan a night out. Drop your children at the Rosen JCC on May 20, 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. The children get a chance for playground t...

 

For the first time, a UN body will host a 'Nakba Day' event

(JNS) — One of many United Nations bodies dedicated to the Palestinians announced last weekend an upcoming U.N. commemoration of “Nakba Day,” the supposed “catastrophe” that marked the birth of the State of Israel in 1948. Palestinian and their sup... Full story

 

Israel-UK commit to trade, tech and tackling hate 'roadmap'

(JNS) — Israel and the United Kingdom struck a landmark deal last month to heighten trade, technology and security ties for the next seven years. The 2030 Roadmap for U.K.-Israel Bilateral Relations, which was signed on March 21, pledges £20 million...

 
 By Jackie Hajdenberg    News    May 12, 2023

American couples caught at Tel Aviv airport trying to smuggle hundreds of pounds of Fruit Roll-Ups into Israel

(JTA) — At least two American couples have been caught by Israeli customs for attempting to smuggle a total of more than 650 pounds of Fruit Roll-Ups into Israel, as the country experiences a dire shortage of the snack due to a TikTok craze. A v...

 

Advocacy groups fight rise in antisemitism in Florida with billboard campaign

Nonpartisan watchdog nonprofit StopAntisemitism has teamed up with the Christian advocacy organization Philos Project to fight rampant Jew-hatred with a billboard campaign across Florida. Troubled by the amount of antisemitism coming from white...

 
 By Philissa Cramer    News    May 12, 2023

British Jewish schoolchildren presented a new 'Adon Olam' for their king's coronation

(JTA) — Among the many honors accruing to King Charles III coronation was a new version of a traditional prayer performed by a British-Jewish children’s choir. United Synagogue, the union of British Orthodox synagogues, commissioned a new rec...

 

Why the Palestinians have failed to create a state

(FLAME via JNS) — Over the last 75 years, since Israel’s founding, the Palestinians have achieved the dubious distinction of being among the world’s most persistent and brutal terrorists. Against all evidence, Palestinian leaders apparently belie...

 
 By Paul Miller    Opinions    May 12, 2023

A trilateral alliance against Iranian aggression

(JNS) — Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen’s visit to Baku last week could be a harbinger of things to come beyond bilateral relations between Israel and Azerbaijan. After his meeting with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on April 19, Cohen sai...

 
 By Mel Pearlman    Opinions    May 12, 2023

Pilgrimage to Poland - Part 1

This year 2023 marks the 80th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and the 75th anniversary of the Jewish State of Israel’s independence. It is also the 35th anniversary of the first annual March of the Living. In that first March of the L...

 

Miep Gies and the quest for a lasting Holocaust lesson

(JNS) — There is something about the story of the eight Jews who spent more than two years hiding in the secret annex on Prinsengracht 263 in Amsterdam that is irresistible to readers, as well as audiences for plays and movies. The travails of O...

 
 By Farley Weiss    Opinions    May 12, 2023

Florida takes the lead against antisemitism

(JNS) — On Sunday, Jan. 8, in Davie, Fla., the organization Teach Florida had their legislative breakfast with members of the Florida legislature. More than 750 people attended to thank the group for its increased financial support for school c...

 

What's Happening

MORNING MINYANS Chabad of North Orlando and Chabad of Altamonte Springs are holding in-person minyans. 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. C...

 
 By David Swindle    News    May 12, 2023

Calgary multicultural council member resigns

(JNS) — In one image, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is shown, with a Star of David on his forehead, consuming children’s blood. “Can’t get enough,” a caption reads. Another post praised a convicted terrorist and a third included a video d...

 

How's your day going?

Good morning from the Judean mountains. I slept well last night but when I woke up I realized that just 30-40 miles from my home, for hundreds of thousands of Israelis it was a horrible night. Again....

 
 By Malina Saval    Features    May 12, 2023

I think about this kosher hot dog every day

You never forget your first chicken-cilantro dog garnished with Caesar salad. The first time I ordered one was in autumn 2003, at Jeff’s Gourmet Sausage Factory, a small, glass-front eatery on a s...

 
 By Nancy Ludin    Features    May 12, 2023

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: Drug Interactions

Most seniors take multiple medications prescribed by many doctors. This is one reason why caregivers need to be aware of the potential for drug interactions. Interactions occur when medications don’t work in tandem with one another. The drugs meant t...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    Features    May 12, 2023

'Parade' and 'Leopoldstadt' each nab 6 Tony nominations in a big year for Jewish Broadway

(JTA) - Shows about the Holocaust and a notorious American antisemitic incident picked up several Tony Award nominations Tuesday morning, as Broadway's biggest honors made room for a sizable Jewish...

 

What is an egg cream and why is it so Jewish?

An egg cream was my father's kitchen claim to fame. He assembled them with great flourish - Fox's U-Bet chocolate syrup, cold milk from a glass bottle, and a long, hard shpritz of seltzer, followed...

 

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