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Articles from the August 19, 2022 edition

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 By Sharon Wrobel    News    August 19, 2022

5 Americans among 8 shot in Jerusalem terror attack

Eight people were injured, among them U.S. citizens after a Palestinian gunman open fired on civilians at a bus and a parking lot near Jerusalem's Old City. Following an intensive manhunt by Israel's...

 

StandWithUs kickstarts second letter campaign to fight campus antisemitism

(JNS) — The pro-Israel nonprofit StandWithUs kickstarted its second national letter campaign last week, writing to roughly 3,000 universities across the United States about major issues Jewish students face on campus. “If your administration and...

 

Double blessing for Pearlman

Heritage Florida News award-winning columnist and Central Florida attorney Mel Pearlman was recently recognized by the Florida Bar Association at its Annual Convention for 50 years of distinctive...

 
 By Jacob Henry    News    August 19, 2022

Demand for ADL apology

(New York Jewish Week) — Leaders of mostly left-wing Jewish groups and progressive New York Jewish politicians demanded an apology from the head of the Anti-Defamation League, saying he had maligned the progressive group Jews for Racial & Economic...

 

JFS Orlando's Weekly Wellness Corner

It's finally here - back-to-school time! It can be stressful to get back into the routine of things for both parents and children. Try making the transition back to school a little easier by reducing...

 

Shabbat service at Cascade Heights

Lori Slutsky delivered a beautiful Shabbat service at the Cascade Heights community in Longwood. It was Erev Tishah B’Av so the service had an extra special feeling to it. All attendees were engaged and learned about the destruction of the two...

 

Lox and friends on Tuesday at Toojays

The Jewish Chamber met at Toojays on Colonial on Tuesday, Aug. 9, for networking and conversation. Many nice friendships were reunited or forged. The next Jewish Chamber event is Sept. 12 from 5-7...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    August 19, 2022

Vermont state senator whose grandfather died in Holocaust wins congressional primary

(JTA) — A state senator who says the story of her grandfather’s murder during the Holocaust galvanizes her will be the Democratic candidate for Vermont’s single seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Becca Balint, who has been a state...

 

World reacts to 'Operation Breaking Dawn'; UN to hold emergency meeting on crisis

(JNS) — The United States, United Kingdom, France and the European Union have called for “restraint” following the launch by Israel on Friday of “Operation Breaking Dawn” against the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group in the Gaza...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    August 19, 2022

Ilhan Omar ekes out primary victory in Minnesota

(JTA) — One of Israel’s strongest critics in Congress narrowly survived a tough Democratic primary, as Rep. Ilhan Omar eked out a victory Tuesday in Minnesota’s 5th congressional district. Omar, a two-term member of Congress who supports the...

 

Olivia Newton-John, granddaughter of Jewish Nobel laureate, dies at 73

(JTA) — Olivia Newton-John, the iconic pop singer of the 1970s and ’80s, died at her home in Southern California Monday of the breast cancer she had battled for three decades. She was 73. Newton-John was most famous for her starring role as Sandy...

 

It's time to address the horrific injustice done to Jews from Arab lands

(The Jewish Voice via JNS) — When addressing the defining moment of the 20th century in terms of man’s inhumanity to man, we often reflect on the sheer barbarism of the Holocaust. But throughout the blood-stained annals of Jewish history, many...

 

Who is more anti-Semitic: The right or the left?

(JNS) — In the current poisonous political atmosphere, many accusations are made by the right and left, each asserting the other is most responsible for all evil in the world. This is equally true regarding campuses. As with so much political...

 

Jewish settlements: Past, present and future

(JNS) — Anyone wishing to understand the historic, religious and political significance of Jewish settlements in biblical Judea and Samaria (commonly misidentified as the “West Bank” under Jordanian control until the Six-Day War in 1967)...

 
 By Bassem Eid    Opinions    August 19, 2022

Palestinian Islamic Jihad is part of a global war against free nations

(JNS) — On Aug. 5, as squadrons of Gaza militants from the terror group Palestinian Islamic Jihad approached an Israeli border post, Israel initiated “Operation Breaking Dawn,” striking PIJ targets. The operation included a precision strike tha...

 

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....

 

Hamas issues, rescinds sweeping regulations on journalists in Gaza

(JNS) — Hamas issued and then withdrew sweeping restrictions on foreign journalists working in the Gaza Strip in the aftermath of this week’s conflict between Israel and Palestinian Islamic Jihad, according to the Associated Press. The...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    August 19, 2022

In Ukraine, Jewish charity buys 40 electric cars to manage rising costs of delivering aid

(JTA) - Negotiating the bomb-scarred roads of eastern Ukraine is the easy part of Ilya Pulin's day as he delivers food and medicine across eastern Ukraine as a volunteer. The difficult part, he told...

 
 By Netael Bandel    News    August 19, 2022

Eastern Jerusalem land purchased by Jews in early 20th century reverts to state ownership

(Israel Hayom via JNS) - A 16-dunam (four-acre) noncontiguous parcel of land on a green hilltop in eastern Jerusalem, which lies between the security barrier and the eastern border of the Jabel...

 

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: Care for Veterans

If you or your spouse served in the military, you may be eligible for aid that can be applied to the cost of care services. The VA Aid and Attendance pension was established to provide financial...

 

Scene Around

My favorite movie of all ... This has nothing to do with the column or the comedians I'm writing about today, but I just saw my favorite movie, "Singin' In The Rain," on television for the 4th or 5th...

 
 By JNS Staff    News    August 19, 2022

UK prime minister candidate to review moving embassy to Jerusalem, if elected

(JNS) British Foreign Secretary of State and Parliament member Liz Truss promised to consider moving the British embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem if she is elected Tory leader and...

 

Boston's Jews are getting a 'Jewish tavern' to study religious text - and drink beer

(JTA) - A century ago, German philosopher Franz Rosenzweig spearheaded the revival of intellectual Jewish life in the city of Frankfurt am Main with the "Freies Jüdisches Lehrhaus" - the Jewish...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    August 19, 2022

Ben & Jerry's fears its new Israeli owner could sell 'Judea and Samaria' ice cream in latest court hearing

(JTA) - Could the new owner of Ben & Jerry's Israeli business interests rename a flavor "Judea and Samaria"? Avi Zinger, who bought the company's Hebrew and Arabic branding from parent company...

 

Bar-Ilan University researchers develop new nanotechnology

(JNS) — Newfound technology enables the use of nanoparticles to assist the body’s own immune system to fight cancer. The technology, developed by a research team at Bar-Ilan University, uses nanoparticles to eliminate obstacles in the malignant...

 

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