Articles from the August 4, 2017 edition

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 By Andrew Friedman    News    August 4, 2017

After Temple Mount 'victory,' Arab MKs set sights on Western Wall

Palestinians and Arab Members of Knesset declared "victory" as Israel reversed security measures at the Temple Mount, adding that their struggle for control over the compound also extends to the... Full story


Netanyahu suggests land swap with Palestinians

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in discussions with the U.S. administration, has agreed to land swaps with the Palestinian Authority, Channel 2 reported Thursday. The conversations were... Full story


Lester Mandell dies at 96

Lester Mandell, a leader and pacesetter in the Jewish community, died on Thursday, July 27, 2017. He was 96 years old. Mr. Mandell, with contemporaries Hy Lake, Lester Zimmerman and John Lowndes, is a... Full story


'Family Fun Day' at annual meeting

Registration has begun for the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando’s Aug. 27 Annual Meeting, which this year has a few summer twists. The gathering on the Maitland Jewish Community Campus, billed as the “2017 Annual Meeting & Family Fun Day,” will b... Full story


From the Juniors to the Grands, tennis players medaled at the Maccabiah Games

The 20th Maccabiah Games have ended, and the Central Florida Jewish community is proud to have two very talented tennis players among the USA Team who medaled. Aviva Diamond, daughter of Laura Felson... Full story


The story behind the Hillel under the sea photo

A photo the Heritage ran last week of Hillel staff displaying their banner underwater was more than just a cool picture. These Hillel members are focused on "tikkun hayam"-repairing the seas-and are m... Full story


Kinneret accepting nominations for annual '8 over 80'

Do you know of an active and passionate senior over 80 who volunteers countless hours and lends their leadership skills to help organizations in our community? Then please consider nominating them for Kinneret’s 8th annual 8 over 80 honorary d... Full story


Jewish athlete barred from 1936 Berlin Olympics dies at 103

(JTA)-Margaret Bergmann Lambert, a high jumper who was barred from the 1936 Berlin Olympics because she was Jewish, died in New York at 103. Her niece, Doris Bergman, confirmed that Lambert died... Full story


Disney lieutenant and chief 'Imagineer' Marty Sklar dies at 83

(JTA)-Marty Sklar, who served 54 years as an "Imagineer" for the Walt Disney Co. and led the creative team behind the company's theme parks, attractions and resorts, has died. The company announced... Full story


White House hails dismantling of Temple Mount metal detectors

(JTA)—The White House lauded Israel for dismantling metal detectors near the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem that had spurred violent clashes between Muslims and Israeli police, but Palestinian officials called for sustained protests. “The United States... Full story


Iconic Einstein 'tongue' photo brings $125,000 at auction

LOS ANGELES (JTA)-A famous photo of Albert Einstein sticking out his tongue at a photographer and signed by the renowned scientist has been sold for $125,000. The Nate D. Sanders auction house in... Full story

 By Ben Cohen    Opinions    August 4, 2017

Expert: $3K per month PA salary for Halamish killer will give 'momentum' to Taylor Force Act

The monthly salary of approximately $3,000 that the Palestinian Authority will pay to terrorist Omar al-Abed could be a powerful spur to a pending U.S. legislative bill that would slash aid to the PA over its “martyr payments” policy, a leading Mid... Full story


President Trump-stop pressuring Israel

The pressure has begun. The State Department’s “evenhanded” statement regarding the Temple Mount. The U.S.-backed Middle East Quartet’s call for “restraint.” The announcement that President Donald Trump’s international negotiations representativ... Full story


Is peace possible?

An article by a former Israeli Ambassador to Greece details the breakdown in peace talks meant to reunite the Island of Cyprus, and suggests a parallel to frustrations at brokering a peace between Israel and Palestinians. In both Cyprus and Israel,... Full story


Don't be pro-Israel, be pro-Sarah

Chaya Salomon was murdered at a Sabbath dinner with her family. The 46-year-old Jewish woman was stabbed to death alongside her 70-year-old father Yosef and her 36-year-old brother Elad. Photos show the kitchen of the Salomon house in the Israeli vil... Full story


Guess who is coming to dinner? Can we agree to disagree?

He drew a circle that shut me out—Heretic, a rebel, a thing to flout. But Love and I had the wit to win: We drew a circle that took him in! —Edwin Markham According to the Bipartisanship Policy Center, our country’s history of working across the a... Full story


Jewish day schools should be bursting at the seams!

Dear Editor: Jewish identity is one of the most important qualities we can help our young to develop. Study after study shows that as Jewish identity slips because of intermarriage, the Jewish community in the United States suffers. So too does the... 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


The Holocaust Center's 2017 Education Forum Series

Upcoming education forum topics and dates at The Holocaust Education and Resource Center include the following: Thursday, Aug. 31, 6 p.m. —The Tuskegee Airmen: Fighting for the Right to Fight The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-Americans to f... Full story

 By Ron Kampeas    News    August 4, 2017

A Jewish professor taught at a Catholic school in a Muslim country-here's what happened

WASHINGTON (JTA)-Near the end of his first year teaching American studies at the Georgetown University campus in Qatar, Gary Wasserman introduced a dozen Israelis to a dozen undergraduates from... Full story


Why you might find bacon flavors next time you go to a kosher restaurant

NEW YORK-Tuna poke nachos marinated Hawaiian style. Lightly smoked duck breasts with quinoa and turnips. Hormone- and antibiotic-free USDA prime angus steaks. The kosher restaurant scene today has... Full story


Violinist returns for a special Kabbalat Shabbat service

Congregation Beth Sholom of Leesburg invites the community to a very special warm, joyous, and festive Shabbat service on Friday, Aug. 11th at 7 p.m. This uplifting service of music and song, led by Rabbi and Cantor Karen Allen, who will be playing... Full story


Scene Around

In Memoriam... Ruth Gruber, a photojournalist and author who documented Stalin's gulags, life in Nazi Germany and the plight of Jewish refugees intercepted by the British on the infamous passage of... Full story


Collecting life histories: Asking simple questions can get Olympic-sized results

"Collecting family stories not only benefits the senior-storyteller, but can add to the richness of their relationship with their family members and caregivers," said Emily Newman of the Orlando... Full story


How Tisha b'Av can help us understand the refugee experience

NEW YORK (JTA)—For many Jews, Tisha b’Av is centered around mourning the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem. But that interpretation misses out on an important lesson that is made more relevant by recent events, Rabbi David Seid... Full story


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