Articles from the June 8, 2018 edition

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 By Jake Suster    News    June 8, 2018

Knights for Israel honored at Camera Gala 2018

This year, UCF's Knights for Israel was honored with the David Bar-Ilan Award for Outstanding Campus Activism. This award signified a tremendous amount of accomplishments for the organization. When CA...

 

A must-see film addresses the growing threats to the West

The new Central Florida Chapter of the Zionist Organization of America will host the screening of the hard-hitting documentary film, "Fight of Our Lives: Defeating the Ideological War Against the...

 

JNF's Plant Your Way website

NEW YORK—Jewish National Fund revealed its new Plant Your Way website that easily allows individuals to raise money for a future trip to Israel while helping build the land of Israel. First introduced in 2000, Plant Your Way has allowed many...

 

To Michael Chabon, from biblical Hebron

(JNS)—At a recent graduation of Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles, novelist Michael Chabon berated the Jewish community of Hebron: “I abhor an enclave, too, a gated community, a restricted country club, or a clutch of 800 zealots lodged in illu...

 

UCF rabbi has led 18 Birthright Trips to Israel

Rabbi Chaim Lipskier, co-director of Chabad at the University of Central Florida, returned home tired but happy after leading his 18th Birthright trip to Israel. More than 700 students have joined...

 
 By Lisa Levine    News    June 8, 2018

Orlando Senior Help Desk offers hurricane season advice

An approaching hurricane fills many people with dread and uncertainty. And as Central Florida was reminded only last September with Hurricane Irma, any year can bring us one (or more) of these...

 

RAISE applications now being accepted

The RAISE program for young adults with special needs is now accepting online applications for a limited number of fall positions. RAISE is a 6- to 12-month work and social skills training program offered through the Jewish Federation of Greater...

 

JFS Orlando needs summer volunteers

Since school is now out and students have time on their hands, now is a good time to volunteer at JFS Orlando. It is one way to garner volunteer hours for the Florida Bright Future scholarships, plus...

 
 By Steve North    Features    June 8, 2018

Elaine Holstein, last surviving parent of the four Kent State shooting victims, dies at 96

(JTA)-For nearly half a century, Elaine Holstein was periodically confronted with one of the most haunting images in modern American history: the bone-chilling picture of Kent State University student...

 
 By World Israel News    News    June 8, 2018

US calls for urgent Security Council session to respond to attacks on Israel

The US condemned the Palestinians following the worst day of bombing by Gaza-based terror organizations that Israel has experienced since Operation Protective Edge, and called for an urgent...

 

US statement condemning rocket attacks on Israel blocked in UN Security Council

(JTA)—A U.S.-drafted statement condemning rocket attacks on Israel was blocked in the United Nations Security Council by Kuwait. Kuwait is a non-permanent member of the council and represents the Arab countries. It blocked the resolution proposed...

 

Heeding Democratic warnings

Every day Israel is subjected to a torrent of warnings from Democrats. “You will pay a price for your support of President Donald Trump,” we are told. “He won’t be president forever, and when he’s gone, watch out!” The basic notion,...

 
 By Mel Pearlman    Opinions    June 8, 2018

The 'Invisible Presence' at the Singapore Summit

By Mel Pearlman 2018 The diplomatic world is aglow with optimism regarding the apparent and sudden turnabout of Kim Jong Un, the North Korean dictator, as he appears to have overnight transformed from nuclear bully to a peace-loving flower. His rappr...

 
 By Edwin Black    Opinions    June 8, 2018

International Farhud Day stymies invented history

When International Farhud Day was proclaimed at a conference convened at the United Nations headquarters on June 1, 2015, its proponents wanted to achieve more than merely establish a commemoration of the ghastly 1941 Arab-Nazi pogrom in Baghdad...

 

Why the Palestinians can't say 'yes' to Trump

(JNS)—Can the Palestinians finally not miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity? That paraphrase of Abba Eban’s famous quote provides the key question to ask about the Middle East peace plan the United States is expected to unveil during the...

 

HUC-JIR leadership's criticism of Israel is pure chutzpadik

Dear Editor: This defense of the indefensible is very disappointing. In response I have decided to return the Sherut L’Am award presented to me by the HUS. I have been a member of the Jewish Communal Service since 1972; a product of two Schools of...

 

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...

 
 By World Israel News    News    June 8, 2018

Russia gives Israel green light to attack Syria

The Kremlin has given Israel a green light to launch attacks in Syria on condition that Syrian President Bashar Assad’s assets are not targeted, the London-based Arabic-language newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat reported Friday, according to Israel...

 
 By Shannon Sarna    Features    June 8, 2018

Seinfeld would love this S'mores Babka

(The Nosher via JTA)-Babka is an Eastern European yeasted cake with deep Jewish roots and also great American popularity. One of babka's most notorious moments was in an episode of "Seinfeld":  Jerry...

 
 By Jane Edelstein    News    June 8, 2018

'Licks and Hugs' program gratifies Oakmonte seniors

Everyone knows that dogs make great companions. But they also make great visitors, as seniors living at the Oakmont Village in Lake Mary are pleased to discover month after month. As part of the...

 
 By Aryeh Savir    News    June 8, 2018

IDF destroys Gaza terror tunnel after terrorists enter Israel

Israel Air Force aircraft on May 22 bombed an "underground Hamas terror infrastructure" in northern Gaza and two military targets that belong to the terror organization's naval force. The IDF stated...

 
 By Gloria Yousha    Features    June 8, 2018

Scene Around

Important to every Jew, every lover of Israel... I received this letter from the World Jewish Congress. I pass it along (with my personal comments): "Israel must continue to thrive, now and always....

 

Video shows woman berating man for putting on tefillin at Israeli airport

JERUSALEM (JTA)—An Israeli woman mocked a Chabad rabbi at Ben Gurion Airport as he helped another man don tefillin. The woman, whose actions were captured on a cellphone video posted on Facebook, mocked the men, laughing and screeching on Monday...

 

JCRC celebrated Jewish American Heritage Month with fun facts and games

The Jewish Community Relations Council closed out Jewish American Heritage Month by hosting the first annual Jewish Trivia Night on May 31, at The Roth Family Jewish Community Center in Maitland....

 
 By Shannon Sarna    Features    June 8, 2018

How to make a Georgian cheese boat (Khatchapuri)

(The Nosher via JTA)-I first fell in love with adjaruli khatchapuri, also known as Georgian cheese bread or cheese boat, at Marani Restaurant in Queens, New York. This cheesy-carby deliciousness is...

 

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