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Articles from the June 30, 2017 edition

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 By Adam Abrams    News    June 30, 2017

International Jewish athletes 'return' to Jerusalem for 20th Maccabiah Games

During the 20th Maccabiah Games next month, about 7,000 Jewish athletes from 80 countries will descend upon the Holy Land to join 2,500 Israeli athletes in the Olympic-style competition. Held every...

 
 By Andrew Tobin    News    June 30, 2017

After Jerusalem attack, US experts warn Islamic State may be coming to Israel

JERUSALEM (JTA)-When the Islamic State claimed credit for an attack on Israeli soil for the first time Friday and vowed to strike again, the response here was not fear but incredulity. Israeli...

 

Kinneret hires new director

Sharon F. Weil has been hired as the new director of Programming and Development at the Kinneret Council on Aging. She follows Leslie Collin who led Kinneret for 10 years from 2007 to 2017. Weil will...

 

Being Jewish kept under wraps

Leaders of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, Stephen M. Greenberg, Chairman and Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman/CEO, wrote to the parents of the late Otto...

 
 By JTA Staff    News    June 30, 2017

A trove of Nazi-era objects in Argentina stuns investigators

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA)-A cache of 75 original Nazi objects discovered earlier this month by the Argentine Federal Police has been evaluated as "unprecedented" and "the biggest" discovery of its...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    June 30, 2017

British Jewry feels left behind amid the election turmoil

(JTA)-Nearly 50 years after she left her native South Africa for Britain to escape apartheid, Sharon Klaff again is finding herself unable to imagine a future for her family in her country and...

 

San Francisco State University sued over anti-Semitism

(JNS.org) Students from San Francisco State University and members of the local Jewish community filed a lawsuit this week, asserting the university has an extensive history of fomenting discrimination against Jewish students.  The suit alleges...

 

The rise of the Nazi Party focus of Holocaust Center Teacher's Institute

From June 4-9th, educators from around the state gathered at the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center in Maitland for their annual Teacher's Institute on Holocaust education. The...

 

Survey: PJ Library Orlando is strengthening Jewish values, engagement

A popular Jewish children's book program is helping to preserve the richness and vibrancy of Jewish culture, one book at a time. PJ Library, the flagship program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation,...

 
 By Fiona Anavi    Features    June 30, 2017

New and improved Jewish tradition

Let’s redefine Jewish. Let’s make it bigger, broader and more inclusive. That was my biggest takeaway from the annual PJ Library conference in Reisterstown, Md., that I attended in April with Jennifer Cohen, the Jewish Federation of Greater Orla...

 
 By Ben Cohen    Opinions    June 30, 2017

Jeremy Corbyn didn't win, so British Jews shouldn't give up on Labour

For me, the main takeaway from the British election June 8 was that Jeremy Corbyn, the far-left leader of the opposition Labour party, didn’t win it.  Most of the ridicule in the wake of the election has been aimed at Conservative party Prime...

 

Palestinian pollution: A dirty little secret

The Israeli authorities last week confiscated two tractors, a hydraulic excavator and other equipment used by Palestinians to carry out illegal quarrying that has been damaging a rare nature reserve in the Judean Desert. If major American newspapers...

 
 By Jim Shipley    Opinions    June 30, 2017

On the other hand...

In the fabulous opening of “Fiddler on the Roof,” Tevye engages in a uniquely Jewish argument: taking two dissenting opinions and agreeing that they are both right. This is possible because of Talmudic study; an exercise in which only Jews can en...

 

Keeping pro-Israel politics bipartisan in an age of polarization

WASHINGTON (JTA)—America. Bipartisanship. Compulsory. The literal ABCs of Israel’s national security doctrine remain Jerusalem’s airtight bond with the United States. The tangible friendship expressed for Israel by elected officials at all...

 

Palestinian suffering and Israel

www.carolineglick.com How can we explain the international community’s indifference to Palestinian suffering? Every day, angry bands of protesters burn the flag of Israel, call for the destruction of the Jewish state and insist that Israel and its...

 

We are shedding light at the UN

Dear Editor: Because God has opened the door for me to serve as a Special Envoy to the UN, I’m greatly moved by any “light” I can see being shed for Israel within these corridors. I was especially encouraged with the news that all seats of the...

 

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...

 
 By Pamela Ruben    Features    June 30, 2017

Preventing elder financial abuse: Six tips to make seniors a tougher target

"Fraud happens to everyone from youngest to oldest, and to people of all backgrounds. Today we are going to talk about making elders a tougher target... Just like you and I head into work on Monday...

 

A new website aims to bring Jew-ish millennial women together

(JTA)—If you’re a young Jewish woman—or if you just happen to love “Broad City” or wacky recollections of Jewish summer camp—there’s a new website for you. Alma, which was launched Tuesday by 70 Faces Media (JTA’s parent company),...

 

Obituary - MAUREEN BARKAN IFNE

Written by the family Maureen Barkan Fine, age 89, of Casselberry, passed away on Friday, June 16, 2017, at Florida Hospital—Altamonte. She was born on Sept. 10, 1927, in Brooklyn, New York, to the late Harry and Betty Leah Stein Barkan. A child ac...

 

Obituary - ESTHER GLUSKIN

Esther Gluskin, age 91, of Mount Dora, passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2017, at her residence. She was born in Manhattan on Nov. 1, 1925, the daughter of the late Max and Rose Popkin Blatt. Esther earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in...

 

Obituary - BARRY R. SCHREIBER

Barry Schreiber, age 76, of Heathrow, passed away on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at Hospice of the Comforter in Altamonte Springs. He was born in Brooklyn on Jan. 11, 1941, one of two sons born to the late Saul and Miriam Abrams Schreiber. He earned a d...

 

Obituary - LOWELL A. STEINFELD, M.D.

Written by his daughter, Lisa Katz Lowell A. Steinfeld, M.D. passed away on June 19, 2017, in Orlando, Florida. He was 78. Lowell was born on Oct. 1, 1938 in Newark, New Jersey, to Manuel Steinfeld...

 

Scene Around

Neo-Nazi nightmare... I read this recently in the World Jewish Congress digest and pass it along to you. Warning: It is upsetting to read but as Jews, we must keep our eyes wide open: "WJC CEO ROBERT...

 

Crockpot Israeli-style stuffed peppers recipe

(The Nosher via JTA)-Stuffed peppers are a comfort food for both Americans and Israelis. But the two versions vary quite a bit in their spice profiles and methodology. American-style stuffed peppers...

 

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