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Articles from the June 26, 2020 edition

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 By Josh Hasten    Features    June 26, 2020

Two Jewish pioneers are building an oasis amid uncertainty

(JNS) - Atop a nearly barren mountain ridge at the tip of southeastern Gush Etzion, with breathtaking views overlooking the Judean Desert and the Dead Sea, two American immigrants are building an...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    June 26, 2020

House Dems push new letter aimed at unifying the party behind a message to Israel

WASHINGTON (JTA) - House Democrats have put together a letter that they hope will unite their entire caucus in warning Israel against annexation of part of the West Bank. The letter, now circulating...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    June 26, 2020

FSU senate keeps new president

(JNS) -The student senate at Florida State University voted on June 18 not to remove its new president, despite his past anti-Semitic posts. The final tally was not disclosed. Ahmad Daraldik was...

 

Speak out against anti-Semitism on campus

Local resident Donna Render wrote a letter to FSU President Thrasher about student president Ahmad Daraldik. She is encouraging others to email him as well. “Ahmad should be expelled and nothing less,” Render said. “A message has to be sent...

 

Raffle to benefit Jewish life at UCF is in full swing

Hundreds of tickets have already been sold in an online raffle benefiting UCF Chabad's vital work enhancing Jewish life at UCF and Valencia. All of the proceeds gleaned from the $36 tickets will go...

 

Rabbi Siegel provides spiritual guidance during difficult times

Rabbi E. Arnold Siegel is always available to local individuals and families who need a rabbi’s guidance and perspective. It’s a time in our lives that isn’t easy for anyone, and we all go...

 

Visiting is on hold, but friendships persist

Jewish Pavilion volunteers Meril Salzburg, Jill Cousins Levy and Peri Goldberg miss senior resident Ruth. The weekly mahjong games may be on hold, but the friendships are still there. Consistent...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    June 26, 2020

Jewish Democratic Council says it won't back Ilhan Omar, mum on endorsing her primary opponent

(JNS) - The Jewish Democratic Council of America has affirmed that it will not support Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) in her upcoming primary, but did not provide a endorsement to her chief primary opponen...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    June 26, 2020

ADL and NAACP call on companies to stop running Facebook ads in July

(JTA) — The Anti-Defamation League, along with the NAACP and other civil rights groups, is calling on corporations not to advertise on Facebook in July because of the social media platform’s unwillingness to police hate speech.  The campaign,...

 
 By Shira Hanau    News    June 26, 2020

Orthodox lawmakers escalate battle against COVID-19 closures

(JTA) — They protested the mayor’s decision to keep the parks closed on Sunday. By Monday, they vowed to cut the chains of the park gates themselves if Mayor Bill de Blasio didn’t accede to their requests. In a tweet Monday evening, New York St...

 

ACF starts petition to oust Daraldik from FSU senate presidency

In addition to Donna Render starting an email letter campaign against the newly elected Student Senate president, Ahmad Daraldik, there is also a petition started by Alums for Campus Fairness. The petition calls for Daraldik to step down from his...

 

Why can't you get canceled for anti-Semitism?

(JNS) — In the weeks since the brutal and unjustified killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, America has been undergoing what The New York Times approvingly called a “reckoning” that marks a fundamental shift in...

 
 By Jim Shipley    Opinions    June 26, 2020

Y'all Come, Ya heah?

Well, hello there! I suppose you’re wondering why I’m writing after all this time. Let’s do a Cliff Notes: Got sick in February of 2019. Three weeks in the hospital after a misdiagnosis. Lost 16 pounds. Recuperated at home. Rachel and I could...

 
 By Mel Pearlman    Opinions    June 26, 2020

Wanted: Courageous leader to seek the presidency

I know it is late in the game for a courageous national political leader to emerge and challenge Donald J. Trump and Joe Biden for the presidency. However, a survey of states with registration deadlines to be on the Nov. 3, 2020, ballot reveals that...

 

Time for Trump to be Trump, at home and abroad

(JNS) — Donald Trump was elected four years ago because Americans wanted to save their country. Both in domestic and foreign policy, in the eighth year of Barack Obama’s presidency, America was going off the rails. At home, Obama’s identity...

 
 By Kylie Unell    Opinions    June 26, 2020

My mom is white and my dad is black - don't call me a 'Jew of Color'

NEW YORK (JTA) — As a biracial Jew, there is an expectation that I must have something to say in this historic moment. Unlike at any other time in my life, people are treating my opinion as though it deserves a stage, or a glass case for...

 

I will vote for Trump, and here is why

Dear Editor: Two writers who obviously represent the 71 percent of the “Jewish” voters who, like them, are totally oblivious to the actions of President Trump because they merely reflect the biased narratives recited by the biased media, which...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    June 26, 2020

RJC not backing GOP candidate in gun ad

(JNS) — The Republican Jewish Coalition announced on Tuesday that it will not endorse or support a candidate in a safely Republican district in Georgia who is leading in fundraising, as she has trafficked in conspiracy theories and posed for...

 

What's Happening

MORNING MINYANS (Please note, because of the coronavirus, all minyans have been canceled or held virtually.) 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 Ed Borowsky    Features    June 26, 2020

Jews In the Land of Disney: Stolen identities now restored - Enrique Montanez' story

This is the second article in a four-part series about the Puerto Rican Jews living in Central Florida and their history. Following the Spanish-American War, in 1898, Spain ceded Puerto Rico to the...

 

Israel's ambassador to UK reflects on global issues, namely Iran, before leaving office

(JNS) - Israel's ambassador to the United Kingdom Mark Regev discussed Israel's relations with Britain and its neighbors during a webinar on Thursday, his last livestreamed event before ending his...

 

How this iconic Yiddish song became an anthem for Black Americans

What makes one person tick is totally subjective, but science confirms that people are hard-wired to respond to music. It lifts moods, eases pain and triggers powerful emotions. Some songs become so...

 

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...

 
 By Cindy Sher    Features    June 26, 2020

Amy Krouse Rosenthal's husband pens memoir about moving on

(JUF News via JTA) - When Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Jason B. Rosenthal first got married, they brainstormed long-term marriage goals. Some that made the list: "Get dressed up and go on dates," "Record...

 

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