Articles from the June 7, 2019 edition
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Shavuot commemorates the spring harvest and the giving of the Torah
Shavuot, the "Feast of Weeks," is celebrated seven weeks after Passover (Pesach). Since the counting of this period (sefirat ha-omer) begins on the second evening of Passover, Shavuot takes place... Full story
Scenes from sold-out JAO performance of 'Junie B. Jones'
It's too bad there could be only one performance of "Junie B. Jones-The Musical" by Jewish Academy of Orlando students, because they wowed the audience at the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center.... Full story
American and Israeli college presidents unite to oppose academic boycotts
(JNS)-Professor Melvin L. Oliver, president of Pitzer College in Claremont, Calif., who defied pressure to boycott Israeli academia by vetoing the vote by a Pitzer governance body to suspend the... Full story
International Fellowship raises $275,000 for moshav that lost homes to fire
(JNS)-The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews has mobilized to raise more than 1 million shekels (about $275,000) in emergency assistance for residents of moshav Mevo Modi'im, a small... Full story
Florida International, Tel Aviv universities to test social-anxiety treatment for kids
(JNS)-Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Tuesday a $5.2 million National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) grant to fund a collaboration between researchers at Florida International University... Full story
Your guide to Shavuot, now with 50 percent less facts
(JTA)—In terms of popularity, Shavuot is the National Hockey League of Jewish holidays. Passover, the High Holidays and Chanukah are the NFL, NBA and Major League Baseball, while Shavuot has a much smaller, albeit intense, following. I don’t know... Full story
Why Israel will hold a second national election in 2019
(JTA)—Israel held a national election seven weeks ago. It will hold another one in September. If that sounds weird to you, you’re right: Israel has a famously raucous political system, but it’s never held national elections twice in one year.... Full story
The 'deal of the century' is splitting the Arab world
(JNS—Israel Hayom)—The fissures are already visible. Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, two important, influential Persian Gulf countries, announced they will attend the U.S.-led economic conference in Bahrain scheduled for June 25-26.... Full story
Afraid to wear a Jewish symbol in public? That's exactly why you should
(JYA)—A few months ago, when two of my kids and I boarded the London Underground, all eyes seemed to rest on us. My son’s small black kippah, which he always wears, seemed to be drawing dozens of staring faces—and also a few glares and frowns.... Full story
The problem in Germany is about more than a 'kipah'
(JNS)—Who could really be surprised by the story that grabbed the attention of the Jewish world this past weekend? When Felix Klein, Germany’s first Commissioner for Jewish Life in Germany and the Fight Against Anti-Semitism (yes, that’s his fu... Full story
In Judaism, abortion is not a right-and pregnancy is a responsibility
NEW YORK (JTA)—As in all life matters, when it comes to abortion, Judaism doesn’t speak of rights but of responsibilities and obligations. Seeing things through that lens can be a real eye opener. The concept of “rights” is deeply ingrained... Full story
Calling all bakers, tasters, and learners!
Temple Israel has brought back their cheesecake bake-off as part of a community-wide Tikkun Leil Shavuot. The night of studying and learning will take place in the Rein Sanctuary on Saturday, June 8, at 9:30 p.m., with cheesecake tasting and judging... Full story
Miss Iraq to receive Ambassador for Peace award in Geneva for promoting tolerance
(JNS)-Geneva-based non-governmental organization United Nations Watch has announced that Sarah Idan, who as Miss Iraq in 2017 faced death threats for posting a photo of herself with Miss Israel,... Full story
Business Update: ShuffieldLowman attorney Dan Harris elected vice-chair of Central Florida Hillel, Inc.
ShuffieldLowman attorney Daniel B. Harris was recently elected as vice-chair of the Central Florida Hillel, Inc., effective July 2019 for a one-year term. Harris has been an active supporter and leader of Central Florida Hillel. He currently serves... Full story
Business Update: RVW Wealth launches The Jerusalem PortfolioTM to empower investors to own a stake in Israel's thriving economy
LOS ANGELES-RVW Wealth LLC has announced the launch of The Jerusalem PortfolioTM, a new investment vehicle that will empower individuals, foundations and institutions to carve out a portion of their... Full story