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Articles from the July 15, 2022 edition

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 By Batya Jerenberg    News    July 15, 2022

In Highland Park shooting, Jewish toddler saved by former Orlando resident

Kevin and Irina McCarthy were at an Independence Day parade in the heavily Jewish neighborhood of Highland Park with their two-year-old son Aiden when a gunman opened fire on the crowd. Kevin died as...

 
 By Mike Wagenheim    News    July 15, 2022

This year's Maccabiah Games are going live

(JNS) - Broadcasting the Summer Olympic Games is a massive operation, with more than 7,000 personnel covering 28 sports utilizing 1,000-plus cameras, taking the games global. For the first time, the s...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    July 15, 2022

Boris Johnson's Jewish moments

(JTA) – For many Britons, Boris Johnson's tenure as prime minister will have been defined by scandals like the one that forced him to resign on Thursday. For Jewish Britons, the memories might well...

 

Ben & Jerry's sues Unilever

(JTA) — Ben & Jerry’s is not letting go of its West Bank pullout goal without a fight — with its parent company. The iconic ice cream brand has filed a lawsuit against Unilever over its decision last week to sell the Israeli arm of the business...

 

JFS Orlando provides crisis counseling after shooting

You never know when an emergency will happen … but you can count on JFS Orlando to be there for support. Back in April, staff members from the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando and the Roth Family Jewish Community Center were attending a...

 

Vaccination clinic at the Rosen JCC

Walgreens will be holding a vaccination clinic at the Rosen JCC. The clinic will be on July 18th from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. and will provide Covid vaccines and booster shots for adults. Covid vaccines for children ages 3-11 will also be provided. In...

 

Jewish and Pride Chambers party together

On July 6th over 75 people gathered for drinks, appetizers and desserts at Watercrest Senior Living. The happy hour was co-arranged by committee members of the Jewish and Pride Chambers. Pictured is...

 

Anti-Israel lawmaker loudly booed by her own community

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) has made demonizing Israel a central component of her platform since emerging on the scene in 2012, when she tweeted that the Jewish state “hypnotized the world” with its “evil doings.” Understandably, the...

 

Jewish Harvard student slams student newspaper's endorsement of BDS

Says Jewish students are ‘targets’ and ‘dismissed’ when they see ‘the writing on the wall.’ (JNS) — Two months after The Harvard Crimson’s editorial staff endorsed the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, a Jewish Harvard...

 
 By Philissa Cramer    News    July 15, 2022

In first speech as Israeli prime minister, Yair Lapid calls to stem extremism in politics

(JTA) — Yair Lapid might only be Israel’s interim prime minister, but he appears to be determined to maximize the position in the four months he is guaranteed to occupy it. In a speech delivered Saturday night, Lapid laid out a set of beliefs...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    July 15, 2022

Ukraine will not allow in Uman pilgrims for Rosh Hashanah

(JTA) — More than four months into its devastating war against Russia, Ukraine is sending a new message to the world’s Jews: Don’t come here for Rosh Hashanah. Tens of thousands of Jews flood into Uman, a central city that is home to the grave...

 

Give all parents the chance to choose the best school for their child

(JNS) — The organized Jewish community—whether local Jewish community relations councils or national groups like the Jewish Council on Public Affairs, the American Jewish Committee or the Anti-Defamation League—and the religious denominations s...

 

The bullet that doesn't matter

(JNS) — The bullet that the Palestinian Authority handed over to U.S. officials may or may not have been the one that killed Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh in Jenin earlier this year. The bullet may or have been too damaged to determine...

 
 By Ben Cohen    Opinions    July 15, 2022

Wishing Israel away

(JNS) — A disparate group of Islamist clerics has been busily predicting that the State of Israel will disappear in 2022, citing the Koran for support. The prediction has been circulating in earnest since March, when Muslims around the world...

 

The Torah supports me in an argument with my wife that I will never win

(JTA) — For years I worked in an office where, in order to make an outside phone call, you had to dial 9 plus 1 plus your number. At least once a week, the police would show up in the lobby because someone had accidentally dialed 9-1-1. The head...

 

Why an Orthodox Jewish organization welcomed the end of Roe v. Wade

(JTA) — Agudath Israel of America, the national Orthodox Jewish organization for which I work, welcomed the U.S. Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade. Predictably, we were immediately cast into an “enemy” or “ally” box, depending on...

 

Roe v. Wade not a Jewish or Israel question

Dear Editor:  The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando website outlines the details of the Jewish Community Relations Council directives. Nothing within those directives mandate a response to the Supreme Court’s recent ruling.  Specifically,...

 

Mapping mosques here?

Dear Editor: As of late, there has been a lot of publicity concerning the location of many of the Jewish related organizations within the greater Boston area. The “Mapping Project” with the assistance of the BDS movement has created quite some...

 

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. Congregatio...

 

12 Great Introduction-to- Judaism Books

Looking for a Judaism 101 book to start your Jewish learning? The most frequent emails we receive at My Jewish Learning are variations of this: “Help! I want to learn about Judaism, and I know almost nothing. Where do I start?” Although we joke...

 
 By Jacob Henry    News    July 15, 2022

New York jeweler reports precious Torah stolen at Venetian hotel in Las Vegas

(New York Jewish Week) - A family Torah belonging to a New York City jeweler was reported stolen at the Venetian Resort hotel in Las Vegas last month.  Jack Abraham, who has run a jewelry business...

 

NYC's Holocaust museum uses personal objects to tell the story of lives lived and lost

(New York Jewish Week) - A young child's diary, a favorite doll, a cookbook of family recipes, a report card, a Torah scroll smuggled to the United States and a silver spoon found among the rubble at...

 

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