Articles from the June 16, 2023 edition

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DC's new Jewish museum asks, 'who are you?'

An exhibit at the new Capital Jewish Museum in Washington, D.C., asks visitors, "Who are you? and features a diverse array of Jews, June 1, 2023. Read the article titled "DC's new Jewish museum...

 

Chris Christie enters 2024 presidential race swinging at Trump

(JNS) — Chris Christie, the former, two-term Republican governor of New Jersey who bid unsuccessfully for the GOP nomination in 2016, announced on June 6 that he is running for president in 2024. (See “A Jewish guide to Chris Christie’s presi...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    June 16, 2023

Mike Pence and the Jews: What to know as he begins a presidential campaign

WASHINGTON (JTA) - Until the certification of the electoral vote on Jan. 6, 2021, Mike Pence made sure to stay on the same page as Donald Trump - except, sometimes, when it came to the Jews. Both men...

 

Pat Robertson dies at 93

(JTA) - Pat Robertson was trying to pay Jews a compliment. "They'd rather be polishing diamonds than fixing cars," he said in 2014 on his show on the Christian Broadcasting Network, the station the...

 
 By Juan Melamed    News    June 16, 2023

Israel wins third in World Cup

LA PLATA, Argentina (JTA) - The most successful run in Israeli soccer history came to an end on Thursday, as the country's under-20 team lost in the semifinals of the FIFA U-20 World Cup to Uruguay....

 

Adventures with Butch

There are many wonderful ways to volunteer with the Jewish Pavilion and Bethanne Weiss has done almost all of them. She has chaired events, assisted with Orlando Senior Help Desk callers, helped with...

 

Mayor Nancy Sikes-Kline to speak at Commemoration

On June 18, 1964, 16 rabbis and a Reform Jewish administrator, in St. Augustine at the request of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., were arrested and held in the St. Johns County Jail. Overnight,...

 

Upcoming events at HMREC

June 21 — America and the Holocaust: A Series of Colloquies, virtual, 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. In each program, Dr. Michael Berenbaum will explore this complicated debate over America’s response to the Holocaust. In this final series, Dr. Berenbaum talks...

 

News from the Rosen JCC

Rosen JCC offers a STEAM Education The Rosen JCC Early Childhood Learning Center offers a STEAM education. STEAM uses a mix of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics as its foundation. Children learn how these concepts are part of...

 

City of Miami Beach agrees to pay $1.3 million to settle Jewish congregation's discrimination claims

(JTA) — The city of Miami Beach has agreed to pay $1.3 million to a small Orthodox synagogue that accused it of discrimination by sending inspectors more than once a week on average for two years At the same time, Congregation Bais Yeshaya D’Kerestir...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    June 16, 2023

Kamala Harris praises 'independent judiciary' in speech at Israeli embassy event

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Speaking before one of the leading architects of the Israeli government’s judicial overhaul, Vice President Kamala Harris stressed the importance of independent courts in a democracy. Harris’s speech on Tuesday came after a week...

 

Israeli foreign minister: Harris couldn't name one clause on judicial reform

(JNS) — Israel’s foreign minister on Wednesday took issue with U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris weighing in on Israel’s judicial reform debate, saying she didn’t know a thing about it. Harris waded into Israel’s domestic political affairs during an...

 
 By Jacob Henry    News    June 16, 2023

The NYPD reports a decrease in anti-Jewish hate crimes in 2023

(New York Jewish Week) — The New York Police Department has reported 100 anti-Jewish hate crimes in the city since the start of the year, a decrease of some 20 percent when compared to the same period last year. Anti-Jewish incidents have c...

 

Brandeis should pick somebody else to brag about

(JNS) — I understand why universities boast about their most famous graduates. But should a university boast about a graduate who has claimed that members of U.S. Congress are “bought and paid for by the Israel lobby?” Brandeis University, where my d...

 

Women who fan the flames of hatred

(JNS) — Have you noticed how many of Israel’s loudest defamers are women? And women from cultures or families that have either forced them to or rewarded them for wearing hijab? (And here I include the Western academic and media world, which has inc...

 
 By Mel Pearlman    Opinions    June 16, 2023

Pilgrimage to Poland - Part 3

The Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration and death camp complex is located in the city of Oświęcim about 70 km. (43.5 miles) east of the city of Krakow. It was initially built as a prison camp in 1940 by the Nazis for Polish prisoners. In 1941-1944 it w...

 

The Stalinist approach to peacemaking

(JNS) — “Death solves all problems — no man, no problem” Josef Stalin is quoted as having said. A significant number of influential people are now applying the Soviet dictator’s logic to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Their formulation is as sim...

 

Forget Biden's strategy, (A)I have the solution to antisemitism

(JNS) — Apparently recognizing my intelligence, Google has named its artificial intelligence service after me. Given the current interest in antisemitism generated by the new strategy of the Biden administration which I have found wanting, it seems a...

 

Napoleon was right about the Jews

(JNS) — With the barrage of untruths emanating from Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas and his underlings, it is always a welcome and refreshing phenomenon when world leaders recognize and speak the truth about Israel and the Jews. Pat R...

 

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...

 

Pittsburgh synagogue shooting trial coverage: Pittsburgh cop gives his testimony

(JNS) — After a week of testimony from survivors in the Pittsburgh synagogue mass shooting trial, a city police officer offered his perspective on the Shabbat-morning attack in October 2018 that left 11 Jewish worshippers dead. Officer Michael S...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    Features    June 16, 2023

DC's new Jewish museum highlights Jews who shaped the nation's capital, from a Confederate spy to RBG

WASHINGTON (JTA) - Washington, D.C.'s new Jewish museum features at least two notorious women from history. One is Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first Jewish woman to serve as a Supreme Court justice, who...

 

A new book's indictment of American Jewish leadership

(JNS) — There could hardly be a timelier book than “Betrayal: The Failure of American Jewish Leadership.” Though antisemitism springs eternal, it has sprung up with particular force in recent years...

 

Jewish Pavilion on the Lake - a festive fund raiser

Over 150 guests supported the Jewish Pavilion by attending "Jewish Pavilion on the Lake," a festive happy hour celebration. Eighteen vendors provided delicious appetizers and desserts along with...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    June 16, 2023

A Jewish guide to Chris Christie's presidential campaign

(JTA) - As he has launched his long-shot campaign for the Republican nomination, Chris Christie has taken aim squarely at the man he once enthusiastically endorsed: Donald Trump. But alongside portray...

 

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