Articles from the June 23, 2023 edition

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 By Ron Kampeas    News    June 23, 2023

Jury finds Pittsburgh synagogue shooter guilty on all counts

PITTSBURGH (JTA) - The gunman who committed the worst antisemitic attack in U.S. history is guilty of all charges he faced, according to the verdict delivered by a federal jury on Friday morning. Robe...

 

Former Heritage writer releases first fiction novel

Talking with author Ed Borowsky is pure enjoyment. He shares stories from his life that are funny, whimsical, sad, and always with a ring of truth to mull over. His writing style is the same way. He...

 
 By Bradley Martin    News    June 23, 2023

Former 'Miss Iraq' vies for Schiff's seat

(JNS) - First, she represented Iraq in the "Miss Universe" competition. Then she fled her country after posing for a selfie in 2017 with "Miss Israel." Now, Sarah Idan is running for California's 30t...

 

Netanyahu mourns Berlusconi 

(JNS) — Silvio Berlusconi was “a great friend of Israel,” Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday as the world reacted to the death of the 86-year-old Italian political leader. “I was deeply saddened by the passing of Silvio Ber...

 
 By Nancy Ludin    Features    June 23, 2023

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: The importance of sleep

In “Why We Sleep,” Dr. Matt Walker explains how sleep can make us healthier, safer, smarter, and more productive. He provides knowledge and strategies to overcome the life-threatening risks associated with our sleep-deprived society. Walker is o...

 

Special offer from the Rosen JCC for After School Program

The new school year will be starting sooner than you think. The Rosen JCC is already preparing for their After School Program with a special offer. If you register before July 1, you can take $100 off one month tuition. The Rosen JCC After School...

 

Spa-care packages for Rosie's Adventures

The Jewish Chamber has arranged for a family friendly (kids encouraged) event on July 9 from 1-3 p.m. to put together spa-care packages and decorations for children fighting cancer. The event will be...

 
 By David Swindle    News    June 23, 2023

White House consulting CAIR on antisemitism is like inviting 'butchers to National Vegetarian Day'

(JNS) — Soon after the White House unveiled its 60-page, national strategy to counter antisemitism on May 25, the Council on American-Islamic Relations welcomed “the Biden administration’s efforts to implement national strategies to...

 
 By David Isaac    News    June 23, 2023

AJC Global Forum meets to tackle challenges facing the Jewish people

(JNS) — Political heavyweights and prominent journalists discussed key issues affecting Israel and the Jewish people at the opening plenary of the American Jewish Committee’s second AJC Global Forum in Tel Aviv on Sunday evening. Those issues...

 

VP Harris attacks judicial reform after learning MK Rothman was in audience

Vice President Kamala Harris took a thinly-veiled jab at the Israeli government’s judicial reform plan at an event hosted by the Israeli Embassy in Washington this week after she learned one of the plan’s architects was present, Ynet reported...

 
 By Irit Tratt    Opinions    June 23, 2023

Should Jewish conservatives stay Republican?

(JNS) — In New York, this week’s deadline for submitting changes to individual voter ballots is renewing pressure on Jewish Republicans to switch their party affiliation. New York is one of 12 “closed primary” states in which primary voting...

 

Intifada in North Carolina

(JNS) — What does Jew-hatred feel like? A punch in the gut. Literally. Let me explain. On May 13, a “Nakba Day” rally was held in Raleigh, N.C. It was only one of many such rallies held throughout the United States, including in Washington,...

 

DEI programs encourage campus antisemitism

(JNS) — Despite their noble-sounding title, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion programs in American universities and colleges exclude and often attack Jews, already the single most persecuted minority in the United States.  Worse still, evidence...

 

Where is the outrage?

(JNS) — We are witnessing a strange and troubling historic inversion. It has become part of the lore of the Israeli left that Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was the victim of growing calls for retribution and punishment due to his perceived sin of s...

 

A new nuclear deal with Iran threatens Israel

(JNS) — While the United States and Iran have denied ongoing negotiations for a temporary nuclear agreement, Jerusalem isn’t buying it. It is believed that two Arab countries, including Oman, are mediating between Washington and Tehran. Israel...

 

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....

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    June 23, 2023

Israel's Diaspora minister calls J Street 'hostile'

(JTA) — Amichai Chikli, the Israeli Diaspora minister who has antagonized some liberal segments of American Jewry, called J Street “hostile” to Israel after it retweeted a photo of the minister from New York City’s Celebrate Israel Parade....

 

Ed Sheeran is popular but not as popular as the Talmud, according to attendance figures at MetLife Stadium

(JTA) - British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran came close to setting the attendance record at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on Sunday, drawing a crowd of 89,106 concertgoers. The current record-holder?...

 
 By Jacob Judah    News    June 23, 2023

London Jewish Museum to close indefinitely and look for new location

LONDON (JTA) - London's Jewish Museum is to close indefinitely next month and begin hunting for a new home for its collection of 40,000 objects, one of the largest of its kind in Europe. The rising...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    June 23, 2023

A new version of the famous Holocaust diary is being called 'Anne Frank pornography' and getting banned from schools

(JTA) - Among the many books that conservative parents have recently asked their children's schools to remove is a lushly illustrated version of the most famous Holocaust diary. The graphic...

 
 By Etgar Lefkovits    News    June 23, 2023

Evangelical leader decries mainstream church efforts to malign Israel

(JNS) - A concerted effort is underway by some mainstream churches to convince evangelical Christians to be less supportive of Israel, the incoming head of an evangelical organization headquartered...

 

What the 'Writing on the Wall' in the Book of Daniel really means

Super-star rappers French Montana, Post Malone and Cardi B made it the title of their 2019 hit. Rock artist Paul Simon mentioned it in his hit single, Kodachrome. Rembrandt immortalized it in his...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    Features    June 23, 2023

'Leopoldstadt' and 'Parade' are big Tony Awards winners

(JTA) – Broadway made a statement about antisemitism Sunday evening, as two high-profile shows on the subject this season — the play “Leopoldstadt” and the musical revival “Parade” — pulled in multiple major Tony awards. Some of the...

 
 By Jacob Henry    Features    June 23, 2023

New pop culture convention: Jews and comic books

(New York Jewish Week) — Jews and comic books, two deeply entwined entities, will be the subject of a new pop culture convention coming to New York this fall. Billed as the “ultimate comics and pop culture event,” the first-ever Jewish Comics...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    June 23, 2023

Antony Blinken tells AIPAC Israel-Saudi ties are a priority while 2-state solution 'can feel remote'

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Biden administration is fully invested in Israel-Saudi normalization, Secretary of State Antony Blinken told the pro-Israel lobbying group AIPAC on Monday. He also said he does not see a breakthrough in Israeli-Palestinian...

 

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