Articles from the July 14, 2017 edition

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Federation delegation on leadership mission

Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando President Rhonda Forest (from left), board member Lawrence Haber and Executive Director Olga Yorish meet July 5 in Budapest with Taly Shaul, director of Hungary's... Full story

 By Alex Traiman    News    July 14, 2017

UNESCO's Cave of the Patriarchs measure is latest 'narrative warfare' against Israel

An upcoming vote by the United Nations cultural body UNESCO on whether to declare Hebron's Cave of the Patriarchs as an endangered Palestinian heritage site is the latest example of "narrative... Full story


New community relations director

The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando has hired Ben Friedman as its new director of Community Relations and Leadership Development. He replaces Marli Porth, who has moved out of state with her... Full story


Rosie Miller joins JFS Orlando

Eric Geboff, executive director of JFS Orlando, announced today that Rosie Miller has joined the Winter Park-based nonprofit, human service agency as development director. Miller brings a rich and imp... Full story


Losing my friend, Lois Joan Tannenbaum, July 4, 2017

These were my immediate thoughts when-just like each of you-I tried to absorb the shock. Each of you has Lois memories-these are some of mine. Losing Lois. On my 42nd birthday in 1981, Lois and... Full story



Lois Tannenbaum, beloved wife, sister, aunt, mother, grandmother, and friend, passed away on July 4, 2017. Born in the Bronx, New York on June 17, 1939, to Edith and Jake Infeld, Lois’s early years were filled with loving friends and family, both o... Full story


Holocaust Center welcomes Tuskegee airman on July 23

The Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida is thrilled to welcome Winter Park native and Tuskegee airman, Chief Master Sergeant Richard R. Hall, Jr., to the Center on Sunday, July... Full story


Rescue at Entebbe: An anniversary of freedom

On America's Independence Day, let's not forget another important anniversary-On July 4th, 1976, Operation Entebbe, a hostage-rescue mission, was carried out by commandos of the Israel Defense Forces... Full story

 By Andrew Tobin    News    July 14, 2017

How Gaza's electricity crisis could spell trouble for Israel

JERUSALEM (JTA)-An internal Palestinian dispute has left Gaza's nearly 2 million Palestinian residents dangerously vulnerable to a heat wave, but Israel could get burned, too. The West Bank... Full story


North Carolina passes anti-BDS bill

(JTA)—North Carolina lawmakers passed a bill that would bar the state from doing business with companies that boycott Israel. Both houses of the General Assembly passed the bill last week. Gov. Roy Cooper must sign the measure before it becomes l... Full story

 By Ben Cohen    Opinions    July 14, 2017

Welcome to the Shi'a corridor

If you haven’t encountered the term “Shi’a corridor” yet, chances are that you will in the coming weeks, particularly if the ongoing confrontation between the U.S. and Iran in Syria intensifies. What was initially a sideshow to the main battle agains... Full story


Peace process

Before we were disturbed by a dust-up among Jews about the Western Wall and conversion, we were befuddled by another delegation of ranking Americans prodding Israelis and Palestinians to sit around a table and make peace. What these worthies do not... Full story

 By Mark Langfan    Opinions    July 14, 2017

Analysis: Two-State Solution = demographic suicide for Israel

Well, I’ll admit I was wrong. It happens. In the body of an article of mine about four months ago, I asserted that if Israel allowed the creation of any type of ‘West Bank Palestinian State’ where Israel did not have the absolute right to restrict Pa... Full story


'Restricted' Palestinians manage to reach their Israeli targets

The newly released details about a recent terrorist attack in Jerusalem show how easily Palestinian terrorists can enter Israel—thus contradicting the phony claims that Palestinians’ movements are severely restricted by Israel. The attack in que... Full story


The remarkable change in India-Israel relations

While the anti-Semites continue to spin their wheels trying to convince college student governments to adopt meaningless divestment resolutions and persuade rock stars to boycott Israel, the prime ministers of Israel and India are having a lovefest... 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.; S... Full story


Congregation Beth Sholom of Leesburg July schedule

Celebrate Shabbat with the Synagogue that feels like family. Our Shabbat evening service led by Rabbi Karen Allen is on Friday, July 14 at 7 p.m. An Oneg Shabbat will follow the service. The synagogue is located at 315 North 13th St. in Leesburg,... Full story


Go Ory and Zev-members of Team USA water polo at the Maccabi Games!

Former Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) student-athletes Adam Greenberg (University of Illinois, 2010), Zev Halikman (Florida Atlantic University, 2017), David Melnick (Northwestern... Full story


Holocaust education through a civics lens

On Monday morning, June 12, I entered the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida in Maitland looking forward to spending five busy days writing middle school civics lessons... Full story

 By Sean Savage    News    July 14, 2017

Latest developments in Saudi Arabia chart a course for Israeli ties with Arab world

Building off the last few years of rumors and reports regarding clandestine relations between Israel and Saudi Arabia, mainly motivated by their shared concerns over Iran's nuclear program and... Full story


Shout out to a special Kinneret resident

Program Director Walter Goldstein of The Jewish Pavilion would like to recognize George at Kinneret Apartments, who, after 90 years, is still helping people. He served in the military in WWII; he... Full story


Scene Around

Good for Amazon!... I received this information in the current World Jewish Congress (WJC) digest and pass it along to you: World Jewish Congress CEO ROBERT SINGER thanked Amazon CEO JEFF BEZOS for... Full story

 By The Nosher    Features    July 14, 2017

Try this new twist on Tabbouleh

(The Nosher via JTA)-Tabbouleh is a classic Middle Eastern salad made with bulgur, tomatoes and a high ratio of chopped fresh herbs. It's easy to make, fresh, delicious and healthy, making it a... Full story


American Jews really care about pluralism-but it's not just about pluralism

(JTA)-The Great Jewish Revolt of 2017. The Bar Kotel Rebellion. The Diaspora Strikes Back. Whatever you call it, last week's clash between American Jewish leaders and the Netanyahu government felt lou... Full story

 By Ben Sales    News    July 14, 2017

Israel is losing support among minorities and millennials

(JTA)-What do you think of when you think of Italy? Maybe you picture beautiful works of art set against rolling Tuscan hills. Maybe a steaming plate of spaghetti topped with marinara sauce served... Full story


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