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Articles from the August 9, 2019 edition

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 By Eliana Rudee    News    August 9, 2019

'Slaughter the Jews' spray-painted in Arabic on part of the Western Wall

(JNS)-A young Arab girl and her older teenage sister spray-painted the words "slaughter the Jews" in Arabic on Friday on the Kotel HaKatan ("little wall" in Hebrew), a portion of the Western Wall on...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    August 9, 2019

2,300 Jewish athletes gather in Budapest for European Maccabi Games

\BUDAPEST (JTA)-More than 2,000 Jewish athletes from 42 countries and thousands of spectators gathered at a stadium in the Hungarian capital for the opening of the 15th European Maccabi Games. With...

 
 By Dov Lipman    News    August 9, 2019

Shaked shakes up politics again

(JNS)-Israel's politics got another major shakeup in recent days-this time on the right, with the announcement of the merger between Ayelet Shaked's New Right Party and Jewish Home. Like similar...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    August 9, 2019

Jewish kid covers presidential debates

DETROIT (JTA)-For any reporter, careening in a year from reviewing restaurants to covering the presidential debates would be a pretty fast rise. But then again, Jefferson Henry Kraft is only 10 years...

 

SPARK kicks off 2019-2020 with guest speaker Nili Couzens

Spark Orlando, Orlando's organization that inspires and educates Jewish women, is kicking off another year of Jewish programming for the 2019-2020 year. Join in the kick off event on Monday, Aug. 19,...

 

RAISE employee and job coach applications open for the fall

The RAISE program for adults with special needs is now accepting online applications for RAISE employees as well as opportunities to volunteer as a job coach. RAISE is a 6- to 12-month work and social skills training program for adults with special...

 

No new Hanukkah stamps this year

There will not be a new Hanukkah stamp for this year. This means that individual post offices will have to order them. Previous history has shown that many local post offices do not order Hanukkah stamps on “off” years. If you want to purchase...

 

Aah, what memories...

Back in 1959, Stephen Tyng Mather High School was built in the West Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, Ill. The student population, at that time, was 95 percent Jewish. Some of the Mather alumni...

 

US blocks attempt to blast Israel at UN

(JNS)—The United States on Wednesday blocked an attempt by several countries to get the U.N. Security Council to condemn Israel’s demolition earlier this week of illegally constructed buildings...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    August 9, 2019

Rep. Thomas Massie explains sole Republican vote against House anti-BDS resolution

(JNS)-Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie, a libertarian, was the only member of the Republican Party to vote against last week's resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives condemning the anti-Israel...

 

Trump vetoes bills blocking billions in arms sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE

(JNS)—U.S. President Donald Trump vetoed three congressional resolutions on Wednesday that would have blocked billions of dollars in arms sales to countries including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. In messages to the Senate justifying...

 

Bipartisan group organizes private tour of Holocaust museum for US Congress

(JNS)—A bipartisan group organized a private, after-hours tour of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., for members of Congress on July 16. Jewish Insider first reported the upcoming tour. An invitation was released on Thursday by...

 

It can't be anti-Semitism if you're not an anti-Semite, right?

(JTA)—Earlier this month—or 16 years ago in Trump years—the White House disinvited a cartoonist named Ben Garrison to a meeting of right-wing media influencers. It had been pointed out that Garrison had once drawn a cartoon that could be interp...

 

The myth of the two-state solution

From the title of this column you might presume that I oppose a two-state solution where majority Arabs and majority Jews live peacefully in separate independent democratic states, with guaranteed equality, and with civil and human rights protection...

 

Getting human rights right

(Israel Hayom via JNS)—At the State Department, human rights have generally been a not-so-high priority. The big kahunas tend to focus on war and peace, allies and adversaries, national security and global economics. So it came as something of a...

 
 By Shay Attias    Opinions    August 9, 2019

Russian soft power in the Middle East

(BESA Center via JNS)—For some time now, Russia has been striving to establish itself as the Middle East’s preeminent great power. Through its military involvement in the Syrian conflict and deep partnership with Iran against the United States,...

 

Is Boris Johnson good for the Jews?

(JNS)—Britain now has its first celebrity prime minister. On Tuesday, Boris Johnson was elected leader of the Tory Party following Theresa May’s resignation over her failure to deliver Brexit. On Wednesday, Johnson “kissed hands” with the...

 

Can Jews agree on anything?

(Jewish Journal via JNS)—It’s almost a boring thought these days to observe that we are bitterly divided by our political tribes. Democrats hate Republicans, Republicans hate Democrats. Need we say more? We no longer want to win arguments; we...

 

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...

 

Richard Stone, Florida's first Jewish senator since Civil War, dies at 90

(JTA)—Richard Stone, Florida’s first Jewish senator since the Civil War and an adviser on the Camp David Peace Accords, has died. Stone died on Sunday at the age of 90, his son-in-law Joel...

 

Hezbollah reportedly deploys forces along Israel's northern border with Lebanon

(Israel Hayom via JNS)-Hezbollah is reportedly deploying its forces on the Lebanon-Israel border, The Daily Beast reported over the weekend, linking the move by the Iranian-backed Shi'ite terrorist gr...

 

What The New York Times got right and wrong about BDS

NEW YORK (JTA)—The Jewish Telegraphic Agency’s editor in chief, Andrew Silow-Carroll, and its opinion editor, Laura E. Adkins, shared their thoughts on a recent New York Times article answering “some of the most difficult questions” about...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    August 9, 2019

4 takeaways from the House's big vote against the Israel boycott movement

WASHINGTON (JTA)—The U.S. House of Representatives this week approved a nonbinding resolution that condemns the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement targeting Israel. Much was made of the 398-17 vote, one that earns the hoary journalist...

 

Meet Buddye Laub, a senior resident at Cascade Heights

Isabelle (Buddye) Laub does volunteer work at Cascade Heights running their little store. She is always busy crocheting gifts for family and friends. Often people forget that the senior residents at assisted-living facilities had exciting lives in th...

 

Scene Around

"Getting old is not for Sissies"... (Betty Davis quote) Despite what you may have seen on the streets, the following combinations DO NOT go together: A nose ring and bifocals. Spiked hair and bald...

 

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