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Spotlight on the man behind the scenes - Dr. Edward Zissman, Human Service Award winner

When Dr. Edward Zissman came to Orlando in 1972 to serve for two years as chief of pediatrics at the Naval Hospital, the Orlando Jewish community had no idea of what an impact his arrival would...

 

Remembering the tragedy of the St. Louis

Occasionally, a name or a phrase such as "Remember the Maine," or "Watergate" enters the national lexicon. One such name has been burned into the collective memory of American Jewry: the St. Louis,...

 

Grants offered to federations to resettle Ukrainian refugees

(JNS) — The Jewish Federations of North America has announced the launch of a Ukrainian Resettlement Grant Initiative to support refugees seeking safety in the United States. The new funding is in addition to the more than $70 million that JFNA...

 
 By Nancy Ludin    Features    August 5, 2022

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: Dehydration is a great risk for seniors

Dehydration is dangerous no matter what your age, but seniors are at a greater risk for dehydration than other age groups. Dehydration happens when you don’t drink enough water. When your body’s water content is too low, it causes damage...

 

JFS Orlando's Weekly Wellness Corner

Only a couple more weeks of summer before kids go back to school! Take this time to fit in a bit more quality family time. Try taking advantage of Orlando’s natural (and affordable!) fun, like...

 

2022 JFGO and Roth Family JCC annual meetings - the two shall be one

The annual meetings for The Roth Family JCC and the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando will take place on Sunday, Aug. 21. Doors open at 9 a.m. for a light breakfast of bagels an coffee. The JCC Annual Meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m., with the...

 
 By Philissa Cramer    News    August 5, 2022

AIPAC giving major force in Michigan House primary that could end Jewish Democratic political dynasty

(JTA) — The Democratic primary next week in Michigan’s 11th District could end a four-decade Jewish political dynasty — and spending by the country’s biggest pro-Israel lobby is playing a significant role. Because of redistricting, the race...

 
 By Tamir Morag    News    August 5, 2022

Israel eyes political repercussions if Russia shuts down Jewish Agency

(Israel Hayom via JNS) — Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid has instructed the country’s Foreign Ministry to prepare a series of political measures against Russia to be implemented in the event it closes the Russian branch of the Jewish Agency...

 
 By Ariel Kahana    News    August 5, 2022

Abbas is creating a dictatorship in the Palestinian Authority

(Israel Hayom via JNS) — Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas has implemented measures that could turn the P.A. into a dictatorship, according to a new report, published just two weeks before the 29th anniversary of the signing of the Oslo...

 

Group carrying swastika flags in Tampa, Fla., disperses antisemitic fliers

(JNS) — Antisemitic fliers claiming that Jews control the media were found outside homes in Minnesota, Georgia, New York and Florida in recent days, and are being attributed to the same group that marched with swastika flags in Tampa, Fla., on...

 

The urgent need for proper Jewish leadership

(JNS) — Diaspora Jews worry about how to deal with the current tsunami of antisemitism that is washing through the world. They also worry about how to deal with the anti-Zionism and demonization of Israel that are now the default position for...

 

Governor DeSantis's unwavering commitment to Florida's Jewish communities

When he took the oath of office, Governor Ron DeSantis promised to be the most pro-Israel governor in the nation and he has delivered.   Our governor has proven time and time again his commitment to combatting antisemitism and standing with...

 

J Street's new low: Calling supporters of Israel racists

(JNS) — From the moment it began operations, the left-wing lobby J Street’s assertion that it’s mantra of “pro-Israel and pro-peace” better represented the true sentiments of American Jews than the position of mainstream groups was disingen...

 
 By Ruthie Blum    Opinions    August 5, 2022

What constitutes a 'last resort'?

(JNS) — In an interview last week at the White House with Israeli Channel 12’s Yonit Levi, U.S. President Joe Biden reiterated his administration’s desire to return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran...

 

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....

 
 By Asaf Shalev    News    August 5, 2022

Israel says US sex offender won't get citizenship

(JTA) – Israel’s top immigration official says the country will not award citizenship to Baruch Lanner, a rabbi and convicted sex offender from the United States. Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked’s announcement, made Tuesday to the Jerusalem...

 
 By Jacob Gurvis    News    August 5, 2022

Auburn University men's basketball team to embark on a 'Birthright for College Basketball' Israel trip

(JTA) - The Auburn University men's basketball team will travel to Israel this weekend for a 10-day Birthright-style trip, likely the first of its kind for a full Division I college or professional...

 

'Image of Victory,' Netflix's new Israeli war drama, revisits the capture of a kibbutz in 1948

(JTA) - The story of Israel's 1948 war for independence is told through the eyes of one kibbutz in "Image of Victory," a new Netflix film that's being billed as the most expensive Israeli movie ever....

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    August 5, 2022

Kentucky GOP group blames hacker for calling new US firearms regulator part of a 'Jewish junta'

(JTA) - When Steve Dettelbach was confirmed last week as the director of the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, he became the beleaguered bureau's first head to pass a...

 

TV legend Norman Lear turns 100

(JTA) - Jewish comedy titan Norman Lear turned a century old on July 27, and he's still got a spring in his step. Lear took to Instagram to reminisce the day before his 100th birthday with a video,...

 

Scene Around

So many famous ones ... I refer to Jewish comedians. Most, if not all, I can name are Jewish. And to me, it shows super-strength after decades upon decades of hate encountered by my people. I am so...

 

Original quarry found under Church of Holy Sepulchre

(Israel21c via JNS) — In the year 326, the Roman Emperor Constantine began construction of a church in Jerusalem on top of the remains of his predecessor Hadrian’s temple dedicated to the pagan god Jupiter. Constantine’s project became...

 

BA.5 is pummeling Jewish summer camps, sickening campers and canceling visiting days

(JTA) - So many campers were sick with COVID-19 last week at Ramah New England that its director, Rabbi Ed Gelb, put out a call to families: Would any nurses be willing to come to camp for a few days...

 
 By Toby Axelrod    News    August 5, 2022

Antisemitism scandal roils international art exhibition held in Germany

(JTA) - The director of a major international art exhibition has resigned after a work that included caricatures of Jews and Israelis ignited a reckoning over antisemitism. The scandal leaves...

 

A California university renames library previously named after a Nazi sympathizer

(J. The Jewish News of Northern California via JTA) — The California State University Board of Trustees voted Wednesday to remove the name of an unrepentant antisemite and Nazi sympathizer from the main library on its Fresno campus, putting an...

 

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