Articles from the July 5, 2013 edition
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Jewish groups ride roller-coaster week of Supreme Court rulings
WASHINGTON (JTA)—A slight bump up on affirmative action, a plunge on voting rights, and on gay marriage, the mountaintop: federal legitimacy. It’s been a week of roller-coaster highs and lows at... Full story
Which Waze next for the brand of 'start-up nation' Israel?
Google’s $1.3 billion acquisition of Waze, the Israeli-developed traffic crowdsourcing app that has won the hearts of 50 million users in 193 countries, is perhaps now recognized more for keeping... Full story
The future of high-tech warfare and Israel's role within it
As technology grows by leaps and bounds, leading thinkers gathered last week at the 2013 Israeli Presidential Conference to discuss the future of warfare. Israel’s cyber weapons will eventually replace the pre-emptive strike role the Israel Air... Full story
Prime Minister's quick exit exposes flawed framework
Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah remarked when he was sworn-in to succeed Salam Fayyad at the helm of the Palestinian government last month that his government’s life will by necessity be short-lived. It was intended to last until August, at which... Full story
History is being written by Chabad North
Chabad of North Orlando in Lake Mary is about to meet an important milestone. An authentic scribe has been commissioned to begin writing a new Torah scroll. The Torah is the most precious article in Jewish life. It is perfectly intact just as it was... Full story
Villages resident helps trace family's path through Auschwitz
Between May 14 and July 9, 1944, more than 430,000 Hungarian Jews were deported to Auschwitz. Yadveshem.org In a recent visit to the Orlando area former Miami resident Dr. Jill Klein, author of a... Full story
Love it or leave it
The IRS’s targeting of organizations connected to the Tea Party reminded me of the 1960s and ’70s, only in reverse. This time, the IRS was investigating right-wing groups. During the Nixon presidency, left-wing groups—particularly those who...
Evian: Symbol of Holocaust failure, but hope for African refugees?
The name “Evian” will forever be remembered as the site of an international conference, 75 years ago last week, that was supposed to save the Jews of Germany—but instead sealed their doom. Evian, however, should also be remembered for its link... Full story
What's Happening - Friday, July 5 - Friday, July 12
MORNING AND EVENING MINYANS (Call synagogue to confirm time.) Chabad of South Orlando—Monday and Thursday, 8 a.m. 407-354-3660. Congregation Ahavas Yisrael—Monday - Friday, 7 a.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 407-644-2500. Congregation Chabad Lubavitch of... Full story
Seeking Kin: Unlocking the mystery of a childhood friend
BALTIMORE (JTA)—In their Tel Aviv boarding school a half-century ago, Moshe Zarchi and Zvi Halevy spent time together doing homework, playing hide-and-seek and enjoying Chamisha Avanim, a... Full story
Arab citizens of Israel feel left out of National Anthem
The scene in the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, was not typical. Dozens of Arab women, most of them from villages in northern Israel wearing traditional dress, packed into the Galil Hall for a discussion about Israel’s national anthem, “Hatikva,... Full story