Articles from the July 6, 2018 edition

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Sister City presents art to US Embassy in Jerusalem

COCOA-Standing in the crowd on the day the US Embassy opened in Jerusalem was Theresa Miles, former director of The Sister City Program of Cocoa (Florida), and her family. She was in Israel to celebra... Full story


Second annual Men's Night Out coming this November

Last year's Men's Night Out was such a success that there will be a second such event in November. Organized by the Men's Clubs of Congregation Beth Am, Temple Israel, Congregation Ohev Shalom, Congre... Full story

 By Edwin Black    News    July 6, 2018

Students file criminal complaints against anti-Israel disruptors

Criminal complaints are now being filed by students following the belligerent disruption of a May 17, 2018, Students Supporting Israel [SSI] event at University of California Los Angeles. At least a... Full story


St. Augustine Jewish Historical Society receives award

Leonard Stein, PhD, of the University of Toronto's Centre for Comparative Literature and President of the Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies has announced the awarding of a 2018 "Mini-Conference" to... Full story


'New beginnings'-Jewish teen retreat set for August

While there’s still plenty of time left to enjoy summer vacation, Central Florida teens will soon be gearing up for a new school year—and a new Jewish year. It’s the perfect time to celebrate “New Beginnings,” the theme of the 2018 JTEN Community... Full story


An invitation from COS Men's Club

COS Men’s Club invites you to a Middle Eastern food and swim party on Sunday, Aug. 5, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m at the home of Ken Davis. There will be homemade falafel and all the fixin’s and sides. All Men’s Club members are invited and if you are n... Full story


The Peisners, the Prince and the Wall

Eric Peisner and Vicki Freed Peisner were in Israel last week and had a pleasant surprise as they were approaching the Western Wall. They saw a large entourage of people-Israel soldiers bearing arms... Full story

 By Charles Dunst    News    July 6, 2018

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's Jewish legacy

NEW YORK (JTA)-Not an hour after Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement as associate justice on the Supreme Court, the National Council of Jewish Women tweeted its dismay. "Justice Kennedy's... Full story


Why history still matters: The 1967 Six-Day War

(Aish Hatorah Resources)—Without understanding what happened in the past, it’s impossible to grasp where we are today. Mention history and it can trigger a roll of the eyes. Add the Middle East to the equation and folks might start running for the... Full story

 By Sarah N. Stern    News    July 6, 2018

Voices from the border with Gaza

By Sarah N. Stern (JNS) It seems as though Hamas is itching for another war. No less than 45 rockets were fired in recent days from the Gaza Strip into Israel, two of which landed near a community center and one just outside a kindergarten—the s... Full story

 By World Israel News    News    July 6, 2018

Hamas launches over a dozen rockets at Israel, IDF strikes back

Hamas terrorists launched a barrage of rockets and mortar fire from the Gaza Strip at Israeli communities in the south in the wee hours of Wednesday morning. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. On Tuesday, Hamas orchestrated the... Full story


Jared Kushner has it all wrong on the Palestinians

(JNS)—We don’t yet know the details of the Israeli-Palestinian peace plan that presidential adviser Jared Kushner is preparing. But we do know how Kushner perceives the Palestinian Arabs. And he’s got them all wrong. The White House has relea... Full story

 By Amnon Lord    Opinions    July 6, 2018

Israel has lost sovereignty on the Gaza border

(JNS)—What does a portrait of Israeli society mid-2018 look like? This is a country that has, proportionately, the most number of Jews compared to the United States, but it is not a Jewish country. It is more appropriate to characterize it as a count... Full story

 By Mel Pearlman    Opinions    July 6, 2018

Political Asylum-Are we ready to welcome the world to America?

The idea to fully enforce the immigration laws of the United States, a fundamental right of every sovereign nation, even democratic ones, is not only good policy, but obligatory under our notion of the rule of law. The Trump administration however, h... Full story


Face the facts: Don't suppress them

(Jewish Media Resources)—My brother recently sent me a three-hour video of the Weinstein brothers, Eric and Bret, in conversation. Eric, the older brother, holds a PhD in mathematical physics from Harvard, and has published widely in both physics and... Full story


US interests require Israel on the Golan Heights

(JNS)—US interests in the Middle East and beyond are well-served by a strategically constrained Syria. Historically, Syria has been a tectonic, volatile platform of violent, intolerant and unpredictable Arab/Islamic regional aspirations of g... Full story

 By Yoav Limor    Opinions    July 6, 2018

The highest-ranking spy in Israel's history

(JNS)—It is difficult to find better words than “treason” and “espionage” to describe the offenses attributed to former minister Gonen Segev. This man, who was a government minister, a senior partner in the decision-making process, gave informati... 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 a.m... Full story


No room for goodbyes!

Often residents are moved to different communities. This does not mean good-bye. The Jewish Pavilion does all it can to continue relationships with our beloved seniors. Ron Dion had been at Life Care... Full story

 By Eliana Rudee    Features    July 6, 2018

In Jerusalem, happy 'horde' indulges in 'meta-reflection' of reality

(JNS)-As part of the annual Israel Festival in Jerusalem, I boarded the light rail with my fellow performers, each donning a white headset. Our choreographer was a pre-programmed Siri-like female... Full story

 By Lisa Levine    News    July 6, 2018

Walter Goldstein lights up lives with a song and a smile

When Walter Goldstein comes to seniors facilities to do programs, the residents know they're in for a treat. Goldstein, a program director for The Jewish Pavilion's south Orlando region, has a warm... Full story

 By Gloria Yousha    Features    July 6, 2018

Scene Around

"Where have all the values gone?"... This is the title of a work written by a lovely lady, AUNITA PADGETT, a friend and fellow member of my Grief Support Group. It really hit home with me, especially... Full story


Israeli-American Council Conference

HOLLYWOOD, FL—This month, The Israeli-American Council announced plans to host their 5th Annual IAC National Conference—which draws thousands of participants from all over the country—in South Florida. The conference will be held from November 29 to... Full story


Congregation Beth Sholom July schedule

Celebrate Shabbat with the Synagogue that feels like family. Our Shabbat evening service led by Rabbi Karen Allen is on Friday, July 13 at 7 p.m. an Oneg Shabbat will follow the service. The Rabbi’s Torah Roundtable Discussion Group with Rabbi K... Full story

 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    July 6, 2018

Denmark is considering a ban on circumcision

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (JTA)-In 2015, a jihadist killed a Jewish guard outside this capital city's main synagogue, where Hannah Bentow was having her bat mitzvah party. Her sense of security as a Jew in... Full story


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