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Articles from the June 17, 2022 edition

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 By Andrew Lapin    News    June 17, 2022

Map is a guide to antisemitism

(JTA) - A Jewish arts group. A Jewish high school. A Jewish newspaper. A synagogue network. A major Jewish philanthropy that directs funds to mental health, homelessness prevention and refugee...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    June 17, 2022

Pope hosts Yad Vashem director at Vatican

(JTA) - Amid controversies concerning the Vatican's Holocaust-era record, Pope Francis and the head of Israel's state museum on the Holocaust, Yad Vashem, met for a first-of-its-kind talk. Yad Vashem...

 
 By Lauren Marcus    News    June 17, 2022

Abbas: Dead or alive?

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas failed to show up for a press conference in Ramallah on Wednesday morning, where he was expected to make a public appearance in order to dispel rumors...

 
 By David Isaac    News    June 17, 2022

Iran close to bomb

(JNS) — If the West does not stop Iran’s nuclear program in its tracks then the mullahs will soon get the bomb, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett told The Telegraph in an interview on June 11. So, where do negotiations stand and how close...

 
 By Sophie A. Katz    News    June 17, 2022

SOJC Family offers new members free religious school tuition for grades K-2

It’s never been a better time to join the Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation.The Hardoon family, long-time members of SOJC, are offering free religious school tuition for kindergarten to second grade for any new members to SOJC. This generous...

 

JFS Orlando's Weekly Wellness Corner

Do you withhold emotions rather than express them? People often swallow their feelings because they fear others will not accept them if they are expressive. However, stifled emotions can have a...

 
 By Nancy Ludin    Features    June 17, 2022

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk Seniors who hoard

No one likes a dirty house, where stuff is chaotically piled on top of each other just like in a flea market. The situation isn’t helped by the fact that retirees can turn into ‘hoarders’, filling every free space of their home with old junk...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    June 17, 2022

Massachusetts Democrats condemn pro-Palestinian project mapping Boston Jewish groups

(JTA) — Massachusetts’ two Democratic Senators have joined at least four Democrats in Congress, including one vocal critic of Israel, in speaking out against a Boston pro-Palestinian activist group’s initiative mapping “local institutional su...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    June 17, 2022

Lawmakers launch bipartisan push for defense arrangement

WASHINGTON (JTA) — A bipartisan slate of lawmakers launched a bill that would establish an “integrated air and missile defense capability” joining the United States, Israel and Arab countries in a bid to deter Iran. Senate and House members of...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    June 17, 2022

Democrats and Republicans call on PA to release bullet

WASHINGTON (JTA) — A bipartisan slate of 25 Congress members, including a number who are close to the pro-Israel community, called on the Biden administration to pressure the Palestinian Authority to release the bullet that killed a Palestinian...

 
 By Dana Ben Shimon    News    June 17, 2022

PA goal: get rid of 'occupiers'

(Israel Hayom via JNS) — Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas hosted a U.S. delegation on Saturday led by Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Barbara Leaf. Her three-day visit comes amid a degree of uncertainty surrounding...

 

Can you imagine a world without Israel?

(JNS) — It was in 1896 that Theodor Herzl published his groundbreaking book, “The Jewish State,” which launched the modern Zionist movement. Though his project was, as he noted in his book, “very old” and indeed rooted in the prayers of Je...

 

UN Commission report is a declaration of war on the Jews

(JNS) — The United Nations has declared an existential war on the state of Israel. Last year, the U.N. Human Rights Council contrived a unique “Commission of Inquiry” after Israel responded to another round of Hamas rocket attacks. The Inquiry...

 

The great return theory

(Jewish Journal via JNS) — “Zionism is racism” is indeed a pernicious lie. Propagation of this lie has led to both random and organized violence against Jewish people and the marginalization of Jews in their respective nations, from the Soviet...

 

Israel's judge, jury and executioner

(JNS) Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) recently tweeted to her eight million Twitter followers that the U.S. should cut aid to Israel. “It has to stop,” she said, claiming without evidence that the IDF killed Al Jazeera reporter Shireen...

 

What's Happening

MORNING MINYANS (Please note, because of the coronavirus, some minyans have been canceled or held virtually.) Chabad of North Orlando and Chabad of Altamonte Springs are holding in-person minyans. Chabad of South Orlando — Monday - Friday, 8 a.m....

 

10 big Jewish inventions

We can thank members of the tribe for many wacky, wonderful, important, life-changing inventions of the past 120 years. 1. The Teddy Bear Did you know that the teddy bear owes its existence to a Jewish couple? Morris Michtom, a Brooklyn candy shop...

 
 By Israel Kasnett    News    June 17, 2022

Anti-regime Iranian activists visit Israel to garner support and spread awareness

(JNS) - As European and American negotiating teams continue to convene in Vienna in an attempt to sign a new nuclear deal with Iran, the Iranian people have taken to the streets to protest the rising...

 

The Jewish history of cheesecake

(The Nosher) — While cheesecake may seem as American as, well, apple pie — and as Jewish as the New York deli — the truth is that cheesecake has been around for nearly 3,000 years and has...

 

This classic Jewish American dish is always a crowd-pleaser

Blintz souffle is synonymous with easy, classic Ashkenazi-Jewish-American comfort food. The ingredient list isn't long, the steps are very simple but the result is pure, creamy indulgence. Plus, this...

 

Scene Around

What did you say? Oops, speak louder! ... Deaf since she was 18 months old, MARLEE MATLIN made her acting debut in the romantic drama, “Children of a Lesser God.” She won an Academy Award for best actress for her performance. She is the first...

 

US State Department cites Jerusalem-based monitor's findings on PA textbooks

(JNS) - A U.S. State Department report on June 2 features research by a Jerusalem-based monitor of educational material in Palestinian Authority textbooks and their systematic messaging regarding the...

 

Israeli singer Bat Ella to bring her Hebrew versions of Debbie Friedman's songs to NYC

(New York Jewish Week) - After she finished her compulsory military service as a singer in an IDF performing arts troupe, Israeli folk singer Bat Ella wasn't sure how she would incorporate music into...

 
 By Dmitriy Shapiro    News    June 17, 2022

Jewish groups respond to UNHRC report: 'Distorts and minimizes threats facing Israel'

(JNS) — Jewish organizations are responding with outrage over what they consider a flawed and biased report on the 2021 conflict between Israel and the Hamas terrorist organization in the Gaza Strip after the report’s release by the U.N. Human...

 

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