Articles from the August 10, 2018 edition

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 By Yaakov Lappin    News    August 10, 2018

Israel's newest air-defense system makes its debut

(JNS)-Israel's newest air-defense system, David's Sling, made the headlines this week after going into action for the first time on the border with Syria. Although it appeared not to strike the... Full story


Fire kites sting Negev honey farms just before Rosh Hashanah

(JNS)-When you drive into Israel's Sha'ar HaNegev Region in the northwestern Negev, the fields are burnt and black. The trees are broken, and the smell of acrid smoke stings the eyes and nose. "It is... Full story

 By Sam Sokol    News    August 10, 2018

Settlers welcome Mike Huckabee

EFRAT, West Bank (JTA)-Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee laid bricks in a new neighborhood in this settlement in a ceremony Wednesday that took its language and cues from Donald Trump's "Make... Full story


Beilin new Hillel Israel chair

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Hillel International announced that former Israeli Justice Minister and Member of Knesset Dr. Yossi Beilin has been elected to serve as chair of the board of Hillel Israel, a... Full story

 By Lisa Levine    News    August 10, 2018

Volunteering with seniors can be fun

Sometimes all it takes is some friendly encouragement and a little banter to add spark to a game that may otherwise seem tame. At least, that was Jacob Cohen's experience on a recent Monday when he to... Full story


Chabad Hebrew Schools bring joy of Judaism to children

Preparations are in full swing for the new academic year for the four growing Chabad Hebrew Schools in the Greater Orlando area. "Chabad Hebrew School is a warm and loving place," said Jenn Nero, who... Full story


Elders and children love Jewish Pavilion's Inter-Generational program

A wonderful time was had by the residents at Brookdale Lake Orienta and the children from Camp J at the third annual get together hosted by the Jewish Pavilion's Inter-Generational program. From... Full story


Netflix won't run Louis Farrakhan documentary, citing 'internal miscommunication

(JNS)-A documentary featuring the notorious Louis Farrakhan will not be available to Netflix customers next month after all, with the media streaming giant citing an "internal miscommunication."... Full story

 By Ron Kampeas    News    August 10, 2018

In Tennessee primary, the Trump-backed Jewish incumbent beats a challenger who ran on Christian values

WASHINGTON (JTA)—David Kustoff, running for re-election in Tennessee’s 8th Congressional District, had three things in his favor: incumbency, a solid Republican district and President Donald Trump’s endorsement. Kustoff was not taking anything... Full story

 By Hannah Jannol    News    August 10, 2018

California forest fire forces evacuation of Jewish camp

SAN FRANCISCO (J. The Jewish News of Northern California via JTA)—Campers and staffers were evacuated from Camp Tawonga in Northern California on Tuesday morning due to potentially harmful smoke from backfires set by firefighters battling the... Full story


When a rock falls in a plaza...

(JNS)—In ancient times, people looked to portents involving the heavens and earthbound events in order to try to understand the baffling world in which we live, as well as to discern the will of their Creator. In the 21st century—armed with... Full story


Enablers of Palestinian child terrorists

(JNS)—Last Thursday, a Palestinian teenager stabbed a young Jewish father to death and wounded two others. On Sunday, a Palestinian teenager who assaulted Israeli soldiers was released from prison to international acclaim. Later on Sunday, two... Full story


Whimsy is the solution, for now

Should we worry about the future? Of course. But how far into the future? We should certainly complete the obligations we have committed to for today. And maybe next week. Beyond that, however, something unforeseen may get in the way. In matters of... Full story


Protecting our children from Poland

This week, the fourth of my children visited Poland. Though the immediate threats to Jewish life in Poland today are not what they were 75 years ago, I can’t escape the need to protect her from Poland, our history, and its horrors. I don’t fear... Full story


Identifying the enemy as the enemy is not 'racism'

By Martin Sherman (JNS)—One of the most mendacious and widely propagated myths regarding the Middle East conflict is that Israel’s defensive actions against hostile Arab initiatives—whose sole aim is to murder or maim Jews, simply because they... Full story


The internal struggle for the soul of Islam

(JNS)—Since Sept. 11, 2001, whenever there has been a terrorist attack in the West (and there have been many), the question everyone asks is: “Where are the moderate Muslims?” Well, we are here, but our voices have been drowned out by the hyste... 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... Full story


A kosher cheeseburger is now possible-well, almost

TEANECK, N.J. (JTA)-For many Americans, no hamburger is complete without cheese. Whether a slice of no-fuss American or something fancier, the cheese melds the beef patty with the bun into... Full story

 By Marcy Oster    News    August 10, 2018

South African model banned from Israel goes from critic of Palestinians to 'poster girl' for BDS

(JTA)-It's been a dizzying few weeks for South African model and actress Shashi Naidoo, who transformed herself from a harsh critic of the Palestinians to what some are calling a "cover girl" for... Full story


Comedy night at Temple Israel

Famous improv comedian Wayne Brady got his start at the SAK Comedy Lab year’s ago. And although he most likely will not be among the SAK performers who take the Temple Israel “stage,” those who do are just as talented as Brady. So, don’t... Full story


Scene Around

Praise for Israel... I read this recently in a copy of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) digest and pass it along: "Speaking at a meeting organized by the Israel Council on Foreign Relations,which... Full story


Israel strikes Islamic State terrorists

(JNS)-The Israeli Defense Forces said it launched an airstrike on Wednesday night, killing seven terrorists from the Islamic State who had infiltrated Israeli territory in the Golan Heights along the... Full story

 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    August 10, 2018

Britain's Labour Party tried to define anti-Semitism to satisfy critics-it didn't go well

(JTA)-It's been nearly three years since Jeremy Corbyn became the leader of Britain's Labour Party, and he has riled British Jews more than any other politician in recent history. Last week, Great... Full story


Orthodox cantor snags role on 'Orange Is the New Black'

NEW YORK (JTA)-Cantor Philip Sherman gives me a call after having finished two circumcisions before noon on Tuesday. That's a light day, he explains. On Thursday, he will be performing circumcisions... Full story



Nanette P. Babenzien, age 67, of Nashville, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, July 20, 2018, at TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. A native of Brooklyn, Nanette was born on June 2, 1951, to the late Joel and Cecille Kaden. For many... Full story


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