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Articles from the July 1, 2022 edition

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 By Alex Traiman    News    July 1, 2022

Coalition doomed to failure, new elections loom

(JNS) - Israel appears set to head back to the polls after a "change coalition" has failed to hold its razor-thin majority, barely a year after its formation. Elections are likely to be held on Oct. 2...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    July 1, 2022

Doron Almog set to head Jewish Agency

(JTA) - The Jewish Agency's nominating committee recommended Doron Almog, a storied retired general and a longtime advocate for people with disabilities, to lead the body that bridges Israel and the...

 

Statement from Shalom Orlando

In response to the Mapping Project of Boston, Sam Friedman, chief development officer of Shalom Orlando, gave a statement on behalf of the now-merged Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando and The Roth Family JCC. “Shalom Orlando stands in...

 

SWC grants pope letter by Hitler

(JNS) - A 30-member Simon Wiesenthal Center international delegation met with Pope Francis on Wednesday to present a facsimile of an original four-page 1919 document authored and signed by Adolf...

 

Statement from the JCRC on the overturn of Roe v. Wade

For 50 years, Roe v. Wade has been the “settled law” of the United States. Today, in its decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Center, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, revoking the Constitutional right of a woman to...

 

JFS Orlando's Weekly Wellness Corner

Get ‘em while they’re in season! From apricots and peaches, to blueberries and strawberries, and even to cantaloupe and watermelon, the summer means plenty of delicious fresh fruits to enjoy. Did...

 

Residents at Oakmonte Village Siena celebrate Shabbat

The Jewish Pavilion hosted Shabbat services at Oakmonte Village Siena. They were led by Randi Cunningham, a long-time volunteer, and consisted of singing, prayers, and challah. Cunningham started by...

 
 By Dmitriy Shapiro    News    July 1, 2022

Biden's mideast nominees under fire for anti-Israel bias

(JNS) — Two Biden administration nominees for top posts related to the Middle East came under fire for alleged anti-Israel bias by Senate Republicans in their confirmation hearing on Thursday. The hearing, held in the Senate Foreign Relations...

 
 By David Isaac    News    July 1, 2022

Netanyahu has week to find majority, prevent Israeli elections

(JNS) — With the dramatic announcement on June 20 by coalition leaders Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid of their intention to dissolve Israel’s government, the nation began bracing itself for its fifth round of elections in three years. A...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    July 1, 2022

BDS disavows Boston project mapping

(JTA) — The global Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement targeting Israel has disavowed a controversial website mapping Boston-area Jewish groups a day after lawmakers urged a federal investigation of the project’s potential to be used by...

 

The 'Mapping Project' proves there is only one 'Jewish issue' 

(JNS) — Much has been written in recent days about a Boston BDS group’s online map of Jewish sites across Massachusetts. The “Mapping Project” ostensibly revealed the monstrous connections between Massachusetts institutions and the alleged...

 
 By Danny Danon    Opinions    July 1, 2022

Human Rights Council's latest report: diplomatic terrorism

(JNS) — This week, the U.N. Human Rights Council published an 18-page report on the May 2021 conflict between Hamas and Israel. From the outset, Israel knew the report’s conclusion was predetermined and rightly refused to cooperate with a biase...

 
 By Ruthie Blum    Opinions    July 1, 2022

The fall of the Israeli government and the upcoming election

(JNS) — The moment that some Israelis have been dreading and others happily anticipating finally arrived on Monday. Though the announcement by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid of a call for the disbanding of the...

 
 By Mitchell Bard    Opinions    July 1, 2022

A wise voice from history

(JNS) — As I was researching the Six-Day War fought 55 years ago, I stumbled across an article written by Christopher Sykes, the son of Sir Mark Sykes, the British diplomat who negotiated the Sykes-Picot agreement with François Georges-Picot....

 

Will President Biden adopt President Carter's regime-change policy?

(JNS) — According to the Washington, D.C.-based White House Historical Association, the 1978/79 U.S. policy on Iran, that embraced Ayatollah Khomeini, betrayed the pro-U.S. shah and failed the pro-U.S. Sunni Arab regimes, was based on a...

 

What's Happening

MORNING MINYANS (Please note, because of the coronavirus, some minyans have been canceled or held virtually.) Chabad of North Orlando and Chabad of Altamonte Springs are holding in-person minyans. Chabad of South Orlando — Monday - Friday, 8 a.m....

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    July 1, 2022

Supreme Court ruling in Maine school case could lead to broad public funding of religious schools

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Maine parents seeking funding to send their children to religious schools, a development that a dissenting Jewish justice, Stephen Breyer, suggested could open the door to broad public...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    Features    July 1, 2022

A movie about kidnapped Italian Jew Edgardo Mortara is moving forward without Steven Spielberg

(JTA) – For years, Steven Spielberg intended to direct a movie about Edgardo Mortara, a 19th-century Italian Jew who was kidnapped by the Catholic Church and raised Christian, eventually becoming a...

 
 By Jackie Hajdenberg    News    July 1, 2022

Zelensky singles out Israel for refusing to join international sanctions against Russia

(JTA) — In a live streamed address to students, faculty and staff at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky urged Israel to join the network of countries around the world that have placed sanctions on Russia for its...

 

Romance, intrigue, pragmatism, activism: For A.B. Yehoshua, Israel encompassed all

(JNS) - When it comes to novelist A.B. Yehoshua, who died on June 14 at the age of 85, it's difficult to separate his romances from his political activism. Despite his extreme views on Jewish...

 

Which European countries are best for Jews? A new study offers unexpected answers

BUDAPEST (JTA) — Antisemitic sentiment is especially prevalent in Italy and Hungary, according to multiple surveys. But a first-of-its-kind index combining different measures of Jewish experience found that they are also the best countries in...

 
 By Gloria Yousha    Features    July 1, 2022

Scene Around

I never cease to be amazed … I refer to Jewish people — so talented! How about John Garfield. (Those of you who are as old as me will remember him and what a fine actor he was!) He always played brooding, rebellious characters. He was active from...

 

The SpongeBob SquarePants theme song is now in Yiddish

(JTA) - Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? ShvomBob Kvadrat-hoyzn, of course. And now the Jewish world knows how to say "SpongeBob SquarePants" in Yiddish, thanks to a translation of the...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    Features    July 1, 2022

Billy Crystal performs 'Yiddish scat' at the Tony Awards

(JTA) - "Ella Fitzgerald, wherever you are, I apologize in advance." Billy Crystal gave this year's Tonys a jolt of Jewish shtick when he coaxed the audience into a call-and-response "Yiddish scat"...

 

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