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Articles from the May 18, 2018 edition

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 By Sam Sokol    News    May 18, 2018

At US embassy dedication, a day for marking history

JERUSALEM (JTA)-Israeli leaders and citizens responded with euphoria as the Trump administration moved the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem on Monday, designating a pre-existing consular building as the...

 

Experiencing Shabbat in Crown Heights

A few weeks ago a group of 13 Central Floridians went to Crown Heights in Brooklyn, New York, with Rabbi Yanky and Chanshy Majesky of The Chabad of North Orlando to experience Shabbat in the...

 

Rabbi David Kay takes on new role

Members of Congregation Ohev Shalom resoundingly approved the Board of Trustees' recommendation to make Rabbi David Kay their religious leader, in a vote at the COS annual meeting. Rabbi Kay, who...

 
 By Christine DeSouza    News    May 18, 2018

Congratulations to Evan Dvorchik

Evan Dvorchik, son of Keith and Alison Dvorchik, has committed to the University of Central Florida's Knights football team as a long snapper center. In January 2017, Heritage ran an article about Dvo...

 

Art Night at Jewish Academy of Orlando

Oh, what a night! Jewish Academy of Orlando's Spring Family Learning Night focused on Art Education, and families from its community joined us for a myriad of activities. The event started with a...

 

Touro yearlong Learning Series comes to Greater Orlando

The New York-based Touro College and University System is pleased to announce a yearlong lecture series it is bringing to Orlando in partnership with The Roth Family JCC of Greater Orlando. The...

 

The Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies

Leonard Stein of the University of Toronto's Centre for Comparative Literature and president of the Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies has announced the awarding of a 2018 "Mini-Conference" to the...

 
 By Yaakov Lappin    News    May 18, 2018

Israel unleashes powerful strike capabilities after Iran hits first

(JNS) In striking more than 50 Iranian military targets within 90 minutes early on Thursday morning, the Israel Defense Force displayed just a sample of its advanced, intelligence-fueled precision...

 
 By Malkah Fleisher    News    May 18, 2018

Israel destroys 50 Iranian targets in Syria after missiles launched at Golan Heights by Iran

(JNS)-Following an Iranian rocket barrage on Wednesday night, the Israel Defense Forces pounded Syria with significant airstrikes, obliterating dozens of targets associated with the Iranian...

 
 By Aryeh Savir    News    May 18, 2018

Iran attacks Israel for first time

Iran’s Quds forces launched a barrage of rockets at IDF bases on the Golan Heights in northern Israel on Wednesday night, the first Iranian attack on Israeli soil in history. The assault prompted an extensive Israel Air Force attack on dozens of...

 
 By Ben Cardin    Opinions    May 18, 2018

I voted against the Iran nuclear deal, withdrawing from it is a mistake

WASHINGTON (JTA)—President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, known as the Iran nuclear deal, is bad policy and calls into question America’s international credibility. Mr. Trump has now...

 
 By Harold Rhode    Opinions    May 18, 2018

Iranian reaction when confronted with force

(JNS)—While we cannot know the future, past history gives a good indication of how Iranians react when confronted with force. Iranians fear confrontation. They most often get others to do their dirty work so that others would be forced to take the...

 

Iran's options now that the US is out of the nuclear deal

WASHINGTON (JTA)—An inflection point in American policy towards Iran came this afternoon, when President Trump announced he will re-impose nuclear sanctions on Iran and effectively withdraw the U.S. from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action...

 

In teaching bias, Starbucks winds up displaying it

(JNS)—A fundamental red line was crossed. For the first time in our collective memory, radical activists successfully used anti-Semitism to convince one of America’s largest companies to turn its back on an established and respected civil-rights...

 

JK Rowling and standing up to anti-Semitism

J.K. Rowling, French celebrities and German officials are making it clear they stand with the embattled Jewish minorities within their midst. In the past few days, the author J.K. Rowling—along with dozens of other people in Britain, France and...

 

Why Israel is investing in Diaspora Jewish education

JERUSALEM (JTA)—For decades, world Jewry helped Israel. Organizations gathered and sent funds to the feeble, small state; our Air Force and Navy were formed and trained by Jewish volunteers from around the globe. As we celebrate our 70th...

 

AJC calls on international community to unite behind US

Dear Editor: The American Jewish Congress applauds President Trump’s announcement that the US will abandon the undesirable Iran nuclear deal. The status quo has clearly and demonstrably failed and Iran has so far refused to commit to renegotiating...

 

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...

 

Happy 60th anniversary!

Judy and Robert "Bob" Rosenblum, former residents of Latham, New York, celebrated their 60th anniversary by renewing their vows at Congregation Shalom Aleichem, Kissimmee, Florida, on Friday, April...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    May 18, 2018

Amid renewed talk of war, Israelis are keeping calm and carrying on

TEL AVIV (JTA)-When war broke out on Israel's northern border in 2006, Avigdor Guy remained calm. He lived in the northern port city of Haifa, but he didn't think the war would hit home-until, that...

 

'Match maker, match maker, make us a match!'

Jewish Pavilion strives to match volunteers with elderly individuals residing in senior living communities. Why offer such a service when people live amongst others with daily activities and...

 
 By Shiryn Solny    Features    May 18, 2018

Roseanne Barr on Israel, BDS, Natalie Portman, the U.S. embassy and Jewish food

(JNS)-Roseanne Barr, the Jewish-American actress who made a name for herself in comedy and on television, talked about wanting to move to Israel and potentially running for office there while at the...

 
 By Lisa Levine    News    May 18, 2018

Golfers teed up to raise money for the Orlando Senior Help Desk

More than 100 players hit the greens at Rosen Shingle Creek Golf Club on Sunday, May 6, for the Pavilion Golf Society's annual golf tournament. The event raised more than $18,000 to benefit the...

 
 By Gloria Yousha    Features    May 18, 2018

Scene Around

We can count on Israel... When it comes to science and medical cures, Israel seems to be leading the world. How proud that makes me feel. It is even more than pride I feel, as I've been a diabetic...

 
 By Josefin Dolsten    News    May 18, 2018

Why these Latin American countries support moving their embassies to Jerusalem

(JTA)-President Donald Trump's decision in December to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital drew wide international criticism, with 128 countries including the United Kingdom, Germany and Canada...

 

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