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Articles from the May 25, 2018 edition

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 By David Brummer    News    May 25, 2018

Inscribing the memory of their sacrifice

The fate of Israel and, specifically, the reunification of Jerusalem were decided 50 years ago at Ammunition Hill. As Israel mourns the fallen on Remembrance Day, Jewish National Fund-USA ensures... Full story

 

Israel tackle football is growing-and needs your help here in Central Florida

Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, and Andre Dobson, PE coach at Faith Christian Academy in east Orlando, have a lot in common. They both are passionate about football and love Israel.... Full story

 

Guatemala moves embassy to Jerusalem

By World Israel News Guatemala made history on Wednesday when it moved its embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, two days after the US made the same move. Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales, Prime... Full story

 

Barzilai wins 2018 Eurovision

(ISRAEL21c)-Throughout her 25 years of life, Netta Barzilai was told over and over that she wasn't pretty enough or smart enough or skinny enough to accomplish what she wanted in life. Last night she... Full story

 

Delegation of this community

This summer, a delegation from the Orlando community will be joining Rabbi Yanky and Chanshy Majesky of Chabad North Orlando at the National Jewish Retreat in Providence, Rhode Island. The annual event, coordinated by the Rohr Jewish Learning... Full story

 

Tune in for Hot Talks about heroes this summer

Local Orlando scholars will share their knowledge in a three-part lecture series, titled Hot Talks, at The Roth Family JCC this summer. Hot Talks Lecture Series dates are June 6, June 20, and July 11... Full story

 

JFS Orlando says 'thank you' for the many donations to restock the pantry

Group donations, like this one from a local Mahjong group who donated their team's winnings, really made an impact on this year's JFS Orlando Pantry Restock Challenge. Shown here (l-r): JFS Executive... Full story

 

An evening of music and inspiration in honor of the Rebbe

In honor of the Yartzeit of the Rebbe on the 3rd of Tamuz, Chabad of North Orlando, will be hosting a unique multimedia concert that tells the story of the Hassidic melodies taught by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, of blessed memory. Known far more for his w... Full story

 

In honor of war veterans

Special thanks to William (Bill) Frigen, veteran of the Korean War, for serving his country. Frigen served for four years in the air force followed by four years as a corpsman in the reserve.... Full story

 
 By Ben Sales    News    May 25, 2018

Neighbors of the new US embassy in Jerusalem are worried about traffic and rising rents

JERUSALEM (JTA)-As he strolled on his leafy, narrow street overlooking what is now the United States Embassy in Israel, Ben Katz stepped back to dodge the side-view mirror of an oncoming truck, which... Full story

 
 By Ben Sales    News    May 25, 2018

Israel defends Gaza crackdown as self-defense: 'We are saving human life'

NEW YORK (JTA)-Despite growing condemnation for the deaths of 60 Palestinians on the Gaza border yesterday, Israel defended its military's actions as an act of self-defense in the face of a mass... Full story

 
 By Eli E. Hertz    News    May 25, 2018

Nakba-The Arab self-inflicted catastrophe

As the British began to dismantle their Mandate (The British Mandate) and leave western Palestine (as Israel was called at the time), Israel’s War of Independence began (Nov. 30, 1947 - May 14, 1948). During the war, Palestinian Arabs became bellig... Full story

 

Don't just destroy the Iran Deal-deliver an alternative

May 8, 2018, the day that Donald Trump announced that he’s pulling America out of the nuclear deal with Iran, will mark the inauguration of a new American-Israeli-Arab alliance in the Middle East and a major realignment of US strategic interests. T... Full story

 
 By Mel Pearlman    Opinions    May 25, 2018

Once again, David called upon to slay Goliath

Most people are familiar with the biblical story of David and Goliath, which occurred during the reign of King Saul. The ancient Philistines, who did endless battle with the Israelites in a futile attempt to conquer the land of Israel and to bring... Full story

 
 By Jim Shipley    Opinions    May 25, 2018

A definition of insanity

It’s an old expression: A definition of insanity is doing the same thing in the same way time after time and expecting different results. It’s been said many times about the Arabs in Israel time after time. And of course, not much ever changes.... Full story

 

Israel's current moral imperative

Jewish tradition teaches that when our ancestors left Egypt 3,500+ years ago they were pursued by the Egyptian military still bent on their destruction.  As they stood at the water’s edge faced with two very bad choices, the hand of God split the... Full story

 

At the Israel border, pointing fingers at the wrong abuser

(JNS)—When confronted with absolute evil or the depths of human depravity, some of us experience a very particular kind of depression. It’s as if we just can’t cope with such a repudiation of humanity. Some experience it when exposed to the... Full story

 

Keep your eyes on Iran, Syria, and Iran in Syria

It’s an irony that as Russia celebrated Victory Day, 73 years since the Allied victory of the tyranny of the Nazis, President Putin hosted Prime Minister Netanyahu as an honored guest. The timing and symbolism were meaningful. At the same time,... 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... Full story

 

Congregation Beth Sholom June 2018 schedule

Celebrate Shabbat with the Synagogue that feels like family. Congregation Beth Sholom’s Shabbat evening service will be led by Rabbi Karen Allen on Friday, June 8 at 7p.m. There will be an Oneg Shabbat following the service. The Rabbi’s Torah... Full story

 

Elders experience social issues

Whether living independently or with assistance, elders often experience social issues and anxiety. Here are just a few examples of what they may be feeling: • Loneliness from losing a spouse and friends. • Inability to independently manage the... Full story

 
 By Lisa Levine    News    May 25, 2018

Jewish Pavilion volunteer Susan Bernstein engages seniors with music

As about 40 Jewish residents of Oakmonte Village's independent living building sat expectantly on a recent Friday evening, Jewish Pavilion volunteer Susan Bernstein strapped a thin, boxy "travel... Full story

 

The 'Titanic Fanatic' tells his tales of the unsinkable ship

On March 28, 1956, nine-year-old Steven Mattis sat mesmerized in his living room in Philadelphia as Kraft Theater's adaptation of "A Night to Remember" unfolded. Based on the nonfiction book of the... Full story

 

Bat Mitzvah - AUDREY KAYE BRENNAN

Audrey Kaye Brennan, daughter of Michele Brennan and Mitch Barnett of Longwood, will be called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at Congregation of Reform Judaism in Orlando.... Full story

 
 By Gloria Yousha    Features    May 25, 2018

Scene Around

I am so upset... What kind of White House do we have? What's with our 45th? What is happening to Congress? (Well, maybe I won't be alive much longer to care, but my children and grandchildren... Full story

 

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