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Articles from the June 29, 2018 edition

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 By Lisa Levine    News    June 29, 2018

Students enrich their summer as volunteers with the Jewish Pavilion

When Lake Brantley High School incoming juniors Jennifer Simon and Alexandra George were looking for a place to volunteer this summer to fulfill the Bright Futures scholarship requirement of 100... Full story


A conversation with a school board contender

Cade Resnick is a dreamer and visionary in the classroom and the community. "I see what I think would be amazing. If I can get other people on board with me, then we can do that!" He has spent 16... Full story

 By Ron Kampeas    News    June 29, 2018

US quits Human Rights Council

WASHINGTON (JTA)-The Trump administration has withdrawn the United States from the U.N. Human Rights Council because of its bias against Israel. Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United... Full story

 By Ron Kampeas    News    June 29, 2018

Kennedy Center Israel room

WASHINGTON (JTA)-It's like finding out that the White House has a mikvah in its basement and no one knows about it. Up an elegant stairway next to the concert hall at The John F. Kennedy Center for... Full story


Experiencing Israel on its 70th anniversary

Just a few weeks ago Lynn and I, together with a group of 39 people from Congregation Sinai and Temple Israel, had the pleasure of being in Israel for the 70th anniversary of the proclamation of the independence of the Jewish state. Yom Ha Zikaron... Full story


Upcoming events at the Holocaust Center

Race & Law On Sunday, July 10, the Holocaust Center presents a program titled Race & Law, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Holocaust Center. Hitler believed that as a group, Jews were racially inferi... Full story


Discussion on school textbooks with Laurie Cardoza-Moore

A video about our freedoms followed by a talk by Lauri Cardoza-Moore, founder of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations, will be presented by People Promoting Peace and held at Fellowship Church in... Full story


Charles Krauthammer: 'How dreams of peace led to Israel's biggest mistake'

(JTA)-On June 10, 2002, Charles Krauthammer delivered the Distinguished Rennert Lecture upon receiving the Guardian of Zion Award from Bar-Ilan University's Ingeborg Rennert Center for Jerusalem Stud... Full story

 By Eliana Rudee    News    June 29, 2018

IfNotNow accosts Taglit Birthright groups at New York airport

(JNS)-At New York's John F. Kennedy Airport on Monday night, Birthright Fellow and student leader Ariel Tidhar reported that the American Jewish activist group IfNotNow waylaid their group, as well as... Full story

 By Yaakov Lappin    News    June 29, 2018

'Bombs would have destroyed buses, cafes,' says battalion commander who raided Hamas terror cell

(JNS)—Israel’s domestic intelligence agency, the Shin Bet, announced on Sunday that it had broken up a major Hamas terrorist cell that was forming in the West Bank Palestinian city of Nablus. The Shin Bet described the cell as unusual in its scop... Full story


Heads turn away when it comes to the Islamization of Europe

(JNS)—Once again, Hezbollah flags flew in London last weekend at the Iran-supporting “Al Quds” march in Britain’s capital city. Hezbollah, the proxy army of the Iranian regime, is responsible for numerous murderous attacks around the world... Full story

 By Jim Shipley    Opinions    June 29, 2018

No such thing

In my last column I tried to reduce some 5,000 years of our history to less than a thousand words. I apologize for the gaps. So, now let us turn to the “Palestinians.” If you search history you will find that the land that is today Israel did... Full story


Anti-Semitism at the United Nations can't go ignored

(JNS)—It was just another day at the office for U.N. officials. As it has done innumerable times in the last 50 years, on June 12, the General Assembly devoted an entire day of debate, procedural wrangling and voting to an effort to condemn... Full story


Do we see the battle?

Is our civilization worth keeping alive? This sounds like a ridiculous question. Of course it is worth saving we would say. In fact, most of us don’t even see the need to protect our civilization. We are nestled in the belief that it will last... Full story


How Holocaust comparisons are muddying the immigration debate

(JTA)—Let me start by stating what should be obvious: Holocaust comparisons are lazy and more often than not hysterical. They diminish Nazism and genocide by making them synonyms for “very bad things.” You may regard the Trump... Full story


Looking from the 'other side' of the political aisle

Dear Editor: In the 15 June 2018 letter to the Heritage, Richard H. Gleick comments on the absence of Democrats at the opening of the embassy in Jerusalem and as a result not understanding why any Jew would support the Democratic Party. I would like... Full story


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... Full story

 By Associated Press    News    June 29, 2018

Trump's peace team will bypass Abbas if necessary

President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser said in an interview published Sunday that the administration will soon present its Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, with or without input from Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. In an interview... Full story

 By Sam Sokol    News    June 29, 2018

Social media groups are helping new immigrants navigate life in Israel

JERUSALEM (JTA)-Vanessa, a Venezuelan-American olah, or immigrant, had experienced a hard landing in Israel. Faced with persistent financial problems, she had trouble holding on to an apartment.... Full story

 By Ben Harris    Features    June 29, 2018

How day schools are making Jewish learning fun

The first time Rabbi Raphael Karlin gave his sixth-grade students a Talmud game, it didn't turn out quite the way he expected. The challenge was to take a passage of Talmud cut up into six parts and... Full story



Joshua Glasser was called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on June 2, 2018, at Chabad of Altamonte Springs. Celebrating this joyous occasion with him were his parents, Mitchell and Tamara Glasser, his... Full story

 By Shlomi Diaz    News    June 29, 2018

Syrian handler paid Hamas cell to attack Israeli cities

(Israel Hayom via JNS)—A Hamas plan to carry out terrorist attacks in Israeli cities has been thwarted, the Shin Bet security agency revealed on Sunday. According to available details, Shin Bet agents, in collaboration with the military and... Full story


Scene Around

This report really upset me... I read this in the World Jewish Congress digest and pass it along to you: "The World Jewish Congress decried the United Nations Human Rights Council's recent adoption... Full story

 By Eli Ovits    Features    June 29, 2018

Any volunteers? You are tomorrow's Jewish doers and leaders

(JTA)-"Ethics of the Fathers" includes this bold advice from Rabbi Yishmael: "When we learn in order to act, we become learners, teachers, preservers and doers." So many Jewish institutions are... Full story

 By Ariel Kahana    News    June 29, 2018

EU is funding legal proceedings against IDF soldiers, reports watchdog group

(Israel Hayom via JNS)—The collaboration between the European Union and left-wing groups seeking to undermine Israel and the Israel Defense Forces now includes the funding of legal proceedings against IDF soldiers, a watchdog group revealed last... Full story


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