Articles from the July 14, 2023 edition

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 By Toby Axelrod    News    July 14, 2023

Parts of synagogue destroyed in 1938 by Nazis found in the city's river

BERLIN (JTA) - Alongside Munich's river, construction workers made a sensational discovery last week: Stone tablets carved with the Ten Commandments from the city's former main synagogue, which was...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    July 14, 2023

Biden slams Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority in CNN interview

WASHINGTON (JTA) - President Joe Biden blamed increasing tension in Judea and Samaria on the "lost credibility" of the Palestinian Authority as well as on "extreme" ministers in Israel's government....

 

EL AL to fly from Lauderdale

MARGATE, Fla. — EL AL Israel Airlines, which recently relocated its regional headquarters for North America to Margate, Florida, is proud to announce that it is continuing to expand its activity in South Florida. Effective on Sept. 13, 2023, EL AL w...

 

Alan Arkin dies at 89

(JTA) - Alan Arkin knew he was going to be an actor from the age of five. "Every film I saw, every play, every piece of music fed an unquenchable need to turn myself into something other than what I was," he wrote in his 2011 memoir, "An Improvised...

 

Orlando screening of "Who Will Write Our History?"

In November 1940, days after the Nazis sealed 450,000 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, a secret band of journalists, scholars, and community leaders decided to fight back. Led by historian Emanuel...

 
 By Alan Byrd    Features    July 14, 2023

The story is different, but the outcome is still that love is ageless

Heritage received a story about this wonderful couple, Theda and Bob Levinn, and ran it in the June 30 issue. Since then, we have learned that story was not accurate at all. This is what really happen...

 

Chavurah of the Chood delivers the goods

On June 21, 2023, a potluck luncheon was held at the home of Jeff and Marci Gaeser in Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach. Thirty women, members of the Chavurah of the Chood, a Jewish friends group,...

 
 By Mike Wagenheim    News    July 14, 2023

Morningstar whittles Israel company blacklist from 26 to seven

(JNS) — JNS reported last April that Morningstar and its subsidiary Sustainalytics had flagged 26 companies for doing business beyond the so-called Green Line in Israel. Its “controversy ratings” could dissuade socially-conscious investors from...

 
 By Yaakov Lappin    News    July 14, 2023

Jenin operation achieved most of its goals, but the IDF will be back

(JNS) — A day after the Israel Defense Forces completed its extensive security operation, it appears the goal of squashing Jenin’s image as a terrorist safe haven has been accomplished, with some caveats. The IDF, backed by Shin Bet intelligence and...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    July 14, 2023

BBC apologizes for anchor saying 'Israeli forces are happy to kill children'

(JTA) — The BBC has apologized for an on-air interview in which one of its anchors told former Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett that “Israeli forces are happy to kill children.” The journalist, Anjana Gadgil, was interviewing Bennett on Tuesd...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    July 14, 2023

Supreme Court ruling in Sabbath accommodation case has far-reaching consequences for observant Jews

WASHINGTON (JTA) — In a case that drew support from a broad array of Jewish groups, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that employers had to show a “substantial” burden to deny workers religious accommodation. In a decision released Thursday, the co...

 

CAIR is no solution to antisemitism: It's part of the problem

(JNS) — How could the notoriously antisemitic Council on American-Islamic Relations have ended up — embarrassingly — as a “resource” in President Biden’s National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism? CAIR was launched in 1994 by a Muslim Brotherhood...

 

Supreme Court moves us closer to a colorblind society

(JNS) — After decades of vacillation, the Supreme Court of the United States has finally and firmly declared that the Constitution does not permit publicly funded universities to consider race, as such, in their admission processes. This is a d...

 
 By Mel Pearlman    Opinions    July 14, 2023

Pilgrimage to Poland - Part 5

The bus ride to Birkenau took only 15 minutes since the two facilities were less than two miles apart. The next day we would be marching that same route from the gates of Auschwitz to the entrance of Birkenau as part of the March of the Living....

 

Surge in Palestinian terror is a preview of a two-state 'solution'

(JNS) — The international reaction to the recent surge in Palestinian terrorism and Israel’s operation in Jenin to take out the gunmen and infrastructure of the groups responsible for the bloodshed has been as predictable as it is depressing. Tho...

 
 By Ben Cohen    Opinions    July 14, 2023

Time for Russia's remaining Jews to leave

(JNS) — “If necessary, just as we prevented the fall of Assad, we will prevent the fall of Putin.” This brazen claim was posted to a Telegram channel linked with the Iranian regime’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps last Saturday, as an amazed...

 

What's Happening

MORNING MINYANS Chabad of North Orlando and Chabad of Altamonte Springs are holding in-person minyans. 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. C...

 

US supports Jenin op

(JNS) — A spokesman for the U.S. National Security Council, which advises U.S. President Joe Biden, released a statement on Monday in support of the Israel Defense Forces’ ongoing counterterrorism operation in Jenin. “We support Israel’s securit...

 

K2 Medical and Jewish Pavilion sponsors and board members network together

K2 Medical, a prominent healthcare organization, recently hosted a special breakfast event for sponsors of the Jewish Pavilion in Maitland. The primary objective of the occasion was to facilitate netw...

 

Israeli-invented Hibuki therapy doll introduced to Ukrainian refugee children in New York

(JNS) — Sometimes, kids just need a hug. That’s especially true of children who have endured the horrors of war. In 2006, Israeli psychologists invented a plush dog called Hibuki—Hebrew for “hug...

 

Jenin residents blame Abbas, Hamas for IDF raid

(JNS) - Residents of the Jenin refugee camp are blaming the Palestinian Authority and Hamas for this week's two-day Israeli military incursion, laying bare divisions within the Palestinian terrorist...

 

Gal Gadot will be first Israeli actress to get Hollywood star

(JTA) — Israeli actress Gal Gadot, best known for her role as Wonder Woman in the eponymous 2017 film and franchise, will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next year, joining the more than 2,700 members of the entertainment industry who ha...

 
 By Nancy Ludin    Features    July 14, 2023

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk Leaving someone with dementia alone

Estimates indicate that approximately one third of people with dementia and 1 in 7 of those with Alzheimer’s disease lives alone. A diagnosis of dementia does not automatically mean a person cannot safely live independently. Some people may be a...

 

Egypt at a crossroads: Has el-Sisi's decade in power been a success?

(JNS) - It has been nearly ten years since General Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi came to power as president of Egypt following a military coup. July 3, 2013, began as a regular day in Cairo, with...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    July 14, 2023

Palestinian gunman kills Israeli soldier outside of Kedumim, Bezalel Smotrich's home settlement

(JTA) - A Palestinian gunman killed an Israeli soldier when security forces stopped the gunman while he was driving near the Kedumim settlement in northern Samaria. The gunman was killed after the...

 

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