Articles from the June 22, 2018 edition

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 By Ron Kampeas    News    June 22, 2018

Here's what the Trump-Kim summit could mean for Israel and Iran

WASHINGTON (JTA)-Amos Yadlin likes talking about the Begin doctrine, which calls for removing existential threats to Israel before they are manifest-maybe because he lived it twice. As an Israeli Air...

 

'Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race' opens at HMREC

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's traveling exhibition "Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race" examines how the Nazi leadership, in collaboration with individuals in professions...

 

Bias against Israel at MA schools

Angry parents and citizens dominated the first hour of a scheduled Newton, Mass., Public School board meeting on Monday night, in an effort to show their disgust and rage at the continued teaching of bias against Israel that has been the focus of...

 
 By Lisa Levine    News    June 22, 2018

After a loss, the Jewish Pavilion's Grief Support Group helps people to heal

A few years ago, Howie Appel lost his wife of almost 40 years to cancer. About a year before that, Jane Edelstein lost her mother. Grief is such a personal, individual experience, and no two people...

 

Jewish Academy of Orlando adopts new UV products to protect students and staff

The Jewish Academy of Orlando continues to utilize cutting edge technology in their school and curriculum by partnering with Violet Defense to implement their S.A.G.E. UV products into the school to help prevent the spread of illness-causing germs...

 

Demolition of 15 Jewish homes underway in Netiv Ha'avot

(JNS)-Israeli security forces began destroying the homes of 15 Jewish families in the Netiv Ha'avot neighborhood of Elazar in the Gush Etzion region of Judea on Tuesday, expelling residents who were...

 

JFS Orlando's summer food drive-hunger never takes a vacation

During the month of July, when public schools don’t offer the free/reduced-priced breakfasts and lunches, JFS Orlando’s Pearlman Emergency Food Pantry see a 40 percent increase in hungry families who struggle without the school meals for their...

 
 By AP and TOI    Features    June 22, 2018

'The Band's Visit' wins best musical in Tony sweep

NEW YORK-The shimmering musical "The Band's Visit," based on Israeli film of the same name, was the big winner at the Tony Awards on Sunday, June 10, capturing the best musical award and nine other...

 

Israeli-American actor wins Tony for role in 'The Band's Visit'

Ari'el Stachel, the California-born son of an Israeli-Yemeni father and an Ashkenazi mother from New York, won the award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his performance as a romantic...

 

ZOA to MSNBC: Fire Joy Reid for Anti-Semitic Comments & Conspiracy Theories

The Zionist Organization of America has called upon the TV broadcasting network MSNBC to fire Joy Reid, host of ‘MSNBC’s AM Joy’ program, for uttering outrageous anti-Semitic comments and for espousing bizarre conspiracy theories. The ZOA is...

 
 By Sean Durns    Opinions    June 22, 2018

The media's blowing smoke on Palestinian kite terrorism

(JNS)—Where there is smoke, the saying goes, there is fire. But if you’re Palestinians committing mass arson against Israelis, there might not be media coverage. Many major US news outlets, despite the staggering damage to Israel’s economy and...

 
 By Mel Pearlman    Opinions    June 22, 2018

Time Magazine-purveyor of fake news

By Mel Pearlman I became a subscriber to Time Magazine in my sophomore year in high school, when my English teacher compelled each student in his class to subscribe to either Time Magazine, Newsweek, or U.S. News and World Report. Each week we were...

 
 By Alex Traiman    Opinions    June 22, 2018

Jewish home demolitions won't bring peace

(JNS)—Amid all the challenges Israel is facing—the Iran nuclear threat; the presence of Iranian-backed forces and Hezbollah troops along Israel’s northern border; rioters and arsonists along the Gaza border; and Palestinians in the West Bank...

 

Pass the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act (and protect the First Amendment)

(JNS)—Eight years ago during the Obama administration, the State Department adopted a definition of anti-Semitism to be used in identifying Jew-hatred around the world. Except for in the United States. To remedy that omission, a bipartisan group...

 
 By Matan Barad    Opinions    June 22, 2018

An IDF soldier's description of his experience in Gaza

(JNS)—Gaza, a place with so much meaning. Words cannot describe the situations my comrades and I have been through. The first time we got to the border we couldn’t imagine what the next four months would be like. The first thing my officer told u...

 

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...

 

Jewish Pavilion volunteers bring joy to senior residents

A huge and sincere thank you goes out to Rebecca Kleiman and Susan Bernstein who have become devoted Jewish Pavilion volunteers. Susan leads Shabbat songs and prayers once or twice a month at both...

 

Norman Wall Summer Teachers' Institute helps teachers incorporate Holocaust education in the classroom

Recent surveys show that Americans lack basic knowledge of the Holocaust. The Holocaust Center's annual Teacher's Institute remedies this lack by bringing Central Florida teachers to learn and teach...

 

Kinneret Apartments benefits from local donation

When Kinneret Apartments recently experienced a failing freezer, a quick call to Southeast Steel, a locally owned and operated seller of appliances, resulted in a donation of a new, front opening...

 
 By Sam Sokol    News    June 22, 2018

'Terror kites' shake residents in southern Israel, but not their resolve to stay put

NAHAL OZ, Israel (JTA)-Dani Ben David fiddles with his radio, switching between it and his cell phone as he drives through the Beeri Forest, a nature reserve located on the border of Israel and the...

 

Scene Around

Talk about disturbing news... I read this in the World Jewish Congress digest and pass it along to you: "Recent figures released by the Community Security Trust indicate a record-high number of...

 

Bourdain seduced us all into confronting our own biases

NEW YORK (JTA)-Anthony Bourdain was quick-and often willing-to publicly offer his own flaws. "Until 44 years of age, I never had any kind of savings account," Bourdain said in 2017. "[I] always owed m...

 

Iranians tell Twitter: #WeStandWithIsrael

(JNS)-Following a video message to the Iranian people by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, thousands of Iranians took to Israel to express their support and love for the Jewish state. Accordi...

 
 By Eli E. Hertz    News    June 22, 2018

History Lesson for today The origins of the collapse of Palestinian society

What caused the collapse of Palestinian society? In addition to serious cleavages dating to Ottoman times that existed in local Arab society, it was the absence of an alternative Arab infrastructure after the British pulled out of Mandate Palestine....

 

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