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Articles from the August 23, 2019 edition

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It's back to school at the Jewish Academy of Orlando

Students at the Jewish Academy of Orlando have been back to school for one week now and are really cracking the books, working hard. But first some fun with selfies! Jewish Academy of Orlando serves...

 
 By Alex Traiman    News    August 23, 2019

72 representatives don't #skipthetrip, join largest-ever delegation to Israel

(JNS)-A total of 41 Democrats and 31 Republicans are in Israel on overlapping party tours to get a firsthand view of the complex security challenges Israel faces and to express their unconditional,...

 

COS computers hacked-not an attack

According to a newsletter sent to all COS members via email, Congregation Ohev Shalom experienced a ransomware attack on its main server on Monday, Aug. 5. Ohev administration contacted the Maitland Police Department, the Department of Homeland...

 

Israel bans entry of Congresswomen

Israel has decided to bar two Muslim pro-BDS members of Congress from entering Israel over fears of provocation that they would cause and their unwillingness to coordinate with Israeli authorities, according to multiple reports. Officials had reporte...

 

Three locals among 200 young professionals from around the world to teach in Israel

Jerusalem, ISRAEL—Masa Israel Teaching Fellows, a Masa initiative in partnership with Israel’s Ministry of Education, is set to launch its ninth year of programming. Two hundred English-speaking young Jewish professionals will arrive in Israel...

 

Debbie Meitin is a gifted volunteer in the community

From Israeli dance instructor to cantorial soloist, Debbie Meitin has proven that her talents span across many disciplines. Meitin's Judaic foundation began as a young adult growing up in Cleveland,...

 

Dr. David Diamond appointed to Florida Board of Medicine

Dr. David Diamond was appointed on Aug. 8th by Gov. Ron DeSantis to the Florida Board of Medicine. Dr. Diamond is a co-medical director of Florida Radiation Oncology, an independent cancer treatment...

 

JFS Orlando Coffee Connections continues

If you would like to know more about JFS Orlando and everything this agency does, take a tour of its center and hear about the people who have been helped. Join staff members for coffee, a light breakfast and a tour at the next Coffee Connections on...

 

How lawmakers and Jewish groups are reacting to Israel's decision to ban Tlaib and Omar

(JTA)—Israel’s decision on Aug. 15 to ban Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from entering the country has quickly prompted a wave of impassioned responses from across the Jewish community. Pro-Israel groups, including AIPAC, and prominent...

 
 By Sam Sokol    News    August 23, 2019

Israeli lawmakers say 2-state solution is 'far more dangerous'

JERUSALEM (JTA)—Twenty-one right-wing Israeli lawmakers rebuffed a House bill that endorsed a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict while rejecting efforts to boycott the Jewish state. In a letter addressed to U.S. Reps. Brad...

 

California Board of Education scraps anti-Israel ethnic-studies

(JNS)—The California Board of Education has announced it will scrap its current draft ethnic-studies curriculum and develop a new model curriculum following outrage by California lawmakers, activists and Jewish and pro-Israel groups for its...

 
 By Ben Cohen    Opinions    August 23, 2019

Attacking the 'chosen'

(JNS)—The furor in recent days over a viciously anti-Semitic article in a left-wing Belgian newspaper centered on the writer’s use of a mangled quote, attributed to the French-Jewish songwriter Serge Gainsbourg, about the impossibility of a God...

 

If I were the Israeli prime minister...

If I were Israel’s prime minister, I’d have let repugnant U.S. Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib come to Israel, despite their hateful agenda and itinerary that would have been an unabashed anti-Israel propaganda tour. Israel is a...

 

Retiring the debt or dismantling the campus?

On the front page of the Aug. 2nd edition of this newspaper, a small article with large implications appeared with the headline, “A debt-free Federation is in sight.” I do not know if the article was written by a Heritage writer, was sent to the...

 

Summer camp, a time for fun?

(JNS)—Many parents of my age remember striving to be able to send their children to summer camp. Now, as grandparents, we see our own children doing the same. I believed then, as I do now, that summer camp is a time when children make new...

 

May Dvir Sorek's legacy be a lesson to the Jewish left

(JNS)—The slaughter of 19-year-old yeshivah student and Israel Defense Forces’ recruit Dvir Sorek from the Judea and Samaria community of Ofra was not exceptional. Palestinian terrorists with hatred in their hearts and weapons in their hands are...

 

There can't be a two-state solution until Hamas Charter is changed

Dear Editor: In Mel Pearlman’s Aug. 9, article, “The myth of the two-state solution,” he says, “I support the two-state solution I described in the beginning of this column, but it will never become a reality if the nations of the world...

 

Errors in the obituary about Richard Stone

Dear Editor: In today’s Heritage Florida Jewish News (Aug. 9, 2019), the obituary titled “Richard Stone, Florida’s first Jewish senator since Civil War, dies at 90,” Josefin Dolsten of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency wrote that David Levy...

 

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...

 

Need money for school for the spring/summer 2020 terms?

Applications for Jewish Educational Loan Fund’s interest-free loans for higher education (college, graduate school and vocational programs) for Jewish students in the Orlando area (Orange and Seminole Counties) for the period January through...

 
 By Laura Kelly    News    August 23, 2019

Abbas 'aggressive' in talks with Democrats, rejected overtures to working with US on peace plan

(JNS)-Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas avoided answering whether or not he believes that Israel has a right to exist as a Jewish state and seemed "aggressive" in talks with U.S. lawmakers...

 

Cong. Sinai welcomes children and adults for religious education

Congregation Sinai helps the community celebrate all Jewish holidays with special events, educational programs and services. Congregation Sinai classes are open to the general public. Numerous services and events are open and free to the community....

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    August 23, 2019

Israel has been barring lawmakers of friendly nations for years (just not from the US)

(JTA)—When Israel announced that it would deny entry to Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, the decision struck many as an unprecedented step. But Israel has blocked multiple lawmakers from coming in recent years. The difference this time is that...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    August 23, 2019

The relationship between Jeffrey Epstein and Jewish philanthropist Leslie Wexner, explained

(JTA)-One of the most befuddling questions surrounding the Jeffrey Epstein saga is why Leslie Wexner, a billionaire entrepreneur, entrusted all of his money to Epstein, a secretive financier with no...

 

Obituary - SYLVIA STONE

Sylvia Stone, age 92, of Winter Park, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, at Regents Park Health Care Center in Winter Park. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Sylvia and her late husband, Simon, whom she married in April 1946, relocated to the...

 

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