Articles from the July 27, 2018 edition

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Orlando visionary Roz Fuchs honored with Human Service Award

“In Judaism, prophets were considered visionary not because they predicted the future, but because they saw possibilities. Roz has always been someone with the ability to both see possibilities and then take that all-important step and make them...

 

Call for EU to recognize Israel's sovereignty over Golan Heights

(EJP via JNS)-A member of the European Parliament has called on the European Union to recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights. "It is in the interest of the European Union to stop...

 

Gene Starn, dies at age 94

Heritage Florida Jewish News founder, Eugene "Gene" Starn of La Posada, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 14, 2018, surrounded by family and friends in the Palm Beach...

 
 By Lisa Levine    News    July 27, 2018

Orlando Senior Help Desk: What can we help you with?

When Gloria Danvers was preparing to move her mom to Central Florida to live with her, she had a lot of questions she needed answered in order to make the transition successful. Her mom, Ann, was a...

 

Laugh your tuchas off with SAK at Temple Israel

Temple Israel will be temporarily transformed into a comedy club on Saturday, Aug. 25, as Orlando’s famous SAK Comedy Lab entertains the crowd with a personalized, one-hour show. Start the night off with dessert, coffee, and schmoozing in the...

 

Renowned violinist returns for Kabbalat Shabbat service

Congregation Beth Sholom of Leesburg invites the community to a very special warm, joyous, and festive Shabbat service on Friday, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. This uplifting service of music and song, led by...

 

'L'dor v'dor' always at the Jewish Pavilion

The Jewish Pavilion strives to include the family members of seniors in its local facilities so that they can engage in Jewish Pavilion life with their loved ones. We always wish to invite family...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    July 27, 2018

Zuckerberg says Facebook won't delete Holocaust denial posts

(JTA)-Mark Zuckerberg says he wants to give everyone in the world a voice. But what happens when some of those wishing a voice are Holocaust deniers? That question was posed to the Facebook founder...

 
 By Ariel Kahana    News    July 27, 2018

US report finds only 20,000 Palestinian refugees in the world

By Ariel Kahana (Israel Hayom via JNS)—Members of the U.S. Congress are demanding the State Department make public a key report that includes precise figures on the number of people who became refugees in the 1948 War of Independence. The...

 
 By Josh Hasten    News    July 27, 2018

Jerusalem court issues lien on ships headed to Gaza, with proceeds going to Israeli victims of terror

(JNS)—In a rather rare judgment, a Jerusalem District Court just issued a lien on two large ships that are part of a Gaza-bound flotilla set to arrive in Israeli waters later this month, with the intent that the sea vessels can be sold, with...

 

Law banning Breaking the Silence from Israeli schools

(JNS)—A law banning groups grounded in the criticism of Israel Defense Forces’ soldiers and the operations of the IDF passed on Tuesday in the Knesset. Education Minister Naftali Bennett and Shuli Mualem-Refaeli, the Jewish Home Party co-authors...

 

Who is betraying America?

Did US President Donald Trump commit treason in Helsinki when he met Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin? Should he be impeached? That is what his opponents claim. Former president Barack Obama’s CIA director John Brennan accused...

 
 By Jim Shipley    Opinions    July 27, 2018

Where Jews are losing

Jews used to be used to losing. The poor shlep. The cringing schlemiel. The Hebrew prayers that call for God’s help; God’s blessing. While Jabotinsky was exhorting the Jews of Eastern Europe to either leave for what was then Palestine or arm...

 
 By Ariel Picard    Opinions    July 27, 2018

Israel's Nationality Law will humiliate the Jews of the Diaspora

JERUSALEM (JTA)—There are many problems with the Nationality Law nearing passage as the Knesset wraps up its summer session on Sunday, not the least of which is that there is no reason for it. No Israelis challenge the Jewishness of the state,...

 
 By Daniel Pipes    Opinions    July 27, 2018

Poland's Muslim ban

(JNS)—On being designated prime minister of Poland this past December, Mateusz Morawiecki made the extraordinary statement that he and his government want to “transform [the European Union], to re-Christianize it.” Struck by this grand...

 
 By Jack Rosen    Opinions    July 27, 2018

When it comes to the Holocaust, there are no alternative facts

For the past century the American Jewish Congress has stood as a staunch, robust opponent of any and all who would harm our people. While this is our primary mission, we are equally duty bound to call out friends and family should they stumble in...

 

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...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    July 27, 2018

Jewish philanthropist questioned by Israeli airport security

NEW YORK (JTA)—A prominent Jewish philanthropist says he was aggressively questioned by Israeli airport security after going on a Jewish tour of Palestinian areas of the West Bank. Meyer Koplow, chair of Brandeis University’s board of trustees...

 

Walking in Jesus' footsteps more meaningful than walking on the moon

On July 20, 1969, American astronaut Neil Armstrong made history by becoming the first person to set foot on the moon. His timeless and famous remark at the time, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” will go down as one...

 

Harissa Salmon Nicoise Salad recipe

(The Nosher via JTA)-Harissa is a spicy, rich-flavored North African chili paste and it is one of my favorite condiments to use in the kitchen. It is traditionally made with roasted red pepper,...

 
 By Yaakov Lappin    News    July 27, 2018

As Hamas ups the ante in Gaza, Israel loses patience, hitting back

(JNS)-In its desperate effort to break out of isolation and prevent the Gazan economy from collapsing, Hamas is marching Gaza to the very brink of war with Israel. All of Hamas's recent actions are de...

 

Scene Around

The future is here... I am so proud of Israel and all of its fabulous accomplishments. For instance, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev is the epicenter of a talent and technology boom that is transfo...

 
 By Charles Dunst    News    July 27, 2018

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticizes Israel for 'the occupation of Palestine'

NEW YORK (JTA)—Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez decried the “occupation of Palestine” during a television interview. Appearing July 13 on PBS’s “Firing Line,” Ocasio-Cortez, 28, also described herself as “a...

 
 By Yaakov Lappin    News    July 27, 2018

First women tank commanders begin their duties in the IDF

(JNS)-The first four female tank commanders in the Israel Defense Forces have successfully completed their grueling training course and will now begin their operational duties. Several additional...

 

Pro-BDS groups urge rejection of anti-Semitism definition

(JNS)—Three-dozen far-left pro-BDS Jewish groups from around the world have signed a statement rejecting the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of anti-Semitism over its alleged conflation of anti-Semitism and criticism of...

 

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