Articles from the July 28, 2017 edition

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 By Alex Traiman    News    July 28, 2017

Temple Mount security to prevent 'apocalypse between Islam and Judaism'

The Israeli government reopened the Temple Mount complex to Muslims and members of other faiths Sunday with strict new security measures, in the wake of last Friday's attack near the flashpoint holy... Full story

 By Rafael Medoff    News    July 28, 2017

U.S. Jewish leaders back metal detectors on Temple Mount

There is a broad consensus among American Jewish leaders in support of Israel's use of metal detectors to intercept terrorists on Jerusalem's Temple Mount. The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations "supports taking the... Full story

 By Adam Abrams    News    July 28, 2017

Israelis killed at Shabbat meal

A Palestinian terrorist fatally stabbed an Israeli father and two of his adult children last Friday night in the Samaria community of Halamish, amid escalating tension over Jerusalem's Temple Mount.... Full story


Protests ignite over Temple Mount

( Anti-Israel demonstrations were held across the Muslim world Thursday and Friday to protest Israel's decision to implement metal detectors at the Temple Mount, following the July 14 terror... Full story

 By Adam Abrams    Features    July 28, 2017

Maccabiah Games yield 'positive connections' to Israel for athletes worldwide

Some 7,000 Jewish athletes from 80 countries prepared to head back to their home countries this week following the 20th Maccabiah Games, a two-week event that is being praised for helping create... Full story


Hillel is all over-and all under-the place!

Assistant Director of Hillel Sam Friedman, Danielle McKinstry and Andrew Max took to the sea and took this banner for Hillel with them, displaying it on the bottom of the ocean. Hillel CEO Aaron Weil... Full story


Mazel tov to award-winning scholar Rachel Levine

Rachel Serena Levine of Orlando graduated at the top of a class of more than 5,000 bachelor's degree candidates during the 134th Commencement at the University of Southern California held in May. A... Full story


Laugh your tuchas off with SAK Comedy Lab at Temple Israel

Temple Israel will be temporarily transformed into a comedy club on Saturday, Aug. 12, as Orlando's famous SAK Comedy Lab entertains the crowd with a personalized, one-hour show sure to make you... Full story

 By Ron Kampeas    News    July 28, 2017

Christian Zionists still uncertain about Trump-but know they're glad Obama is out

WASHINGTON (JTA)-Barack Obama is gone and the relief among the Christian Zionists and their Jewish friends who peopled certain corners of Washington, D.C., this week was palpable. Gary Bauer, the... Full story

 By Rafael Medoff    News    July 28, 2017

The Forward sees threat from 'censors,' but other Jewish editors and groups differ

Is a "mobilized faction" in the American Jewish community attempting to "censor" dovish views? The president of The Forward newspaper thinks so, but other editors and leaders of some left-of-center Je... Full story


Pence promises U.S. will move embassy to Jerusalem

( President Mike Pence said Monday that relocating the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem is only a matter of time. "I promise you that the day will come when President Donald Trump... Full story


The argument is about Jews, not metal detectors

To an objective observer, the crisis that erupted in the aftermath of a bloody terror attack near Jerusalem’s Temple Mount makes no sense. Three Arab terrorists used guns they had smuggled up to the compound July 14 to kill two Israeli policemen, b... Full story

 By Jim Shipley    Opinions    July 28, 2017

Science and religion-compatible

There is an interesting documentary on YouTube about a recent archeological expedition in Iraq and Iran—what was ancient Persia and before that Babylonia. In ancient texts and evidence in excavations there are stories about Sodom, Gomorrah and the b... Full story


Closing the Temple Mount

It was best not to write about this right away. Need to see how it would percolate. It could have been massive or a momentary blip testing the level of accommodation between Israel, the Palestinians, and other Muslims. Truth is, that it is still... Full story


The more things change...

Journalists and pro-Israel activists often share a tendency to see current events as the beginning of history. I’ve been reminded of this lately by apocalyptic stories regarding anti-Semitism in the United States, the situation on college campuses an... Full story


The most important speech ever given by a French president on anti-Semitism

(, and Aish Hatorah Resources)—President Macron equated anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism and said Jew-hatred wasn’t born with the Vichy regime, nor did it die after the liberation of France. French President Emmanuel Macron is not the fir... Full story


Forget BDS-it's anti-normalization you should be worrying about

(JTA)—Dear Jewish community, So you wanna understand Israel-Palestine debates on campus? The first thing you have to do is stop talking about BDS. Shocking, right? We try. But really, the Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment campaign against Israel i... 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


Three Italian brothers try to find the cave they lived in during the Holocaust

(JTA)-Renting a house in the Italian countryside and eating loads of pasta is about as blissful a vacation as they come. For the three Anati brothers, however, such a trip is a reminder of the horrors... Full story

 By Ben Sales    Features    July 28, 2017

The billionaire who founded Birthright has a private zoo

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. (JTA)-When Michael Steinhardt strolls around his 55-acre backyard for 90 minutes every morning, one of his favorite animals to see is the scimitar-horned oryx, whose antlers sweep... Full story


Scene Around

The surge... I recently heard from the Jewish Telegraphic Agency about the surge in anti-Semitism. The subject was addressed in an article written by DANIEL ELBAUM and MARC D. STERN. I pass it along... Full story


Israeli-inspired avocado toast, three ways

(The Nosher via JTA)-Avocado toast has been "trendy" for several years throughout the U.S. In fact, avocados have been so trendy, an entire avocado restaurant opened earlier this year in Brooklyn. And... Full story

 By Andrew Tobin    Features    July 28, 2017

U.S. pilots reunite with Israeli 'brothers in arms' from Yom Kippur War

TEL AVIV (JTA)-The arrival of U.S. fighter jets in Israel, part of a month-long arms drop, was critical to turning the tide of the Yom Kippur War in favor of the Jewish state. But for the American... Full story


Lovingly remembering and honoring Bert Udovin Z"L

The Jewish Pavilion volunteers and staff enjoyed many Kabbalat Shabbat programs and holiday celebrations throughout this past year with Bert. Bert Udovin quickly became embedded in the community at Oa... Full story


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