Articles from the August 26, 2022 edition

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Nefesh B'Nefesh's 75,000th oleh

(JNS) - A total of 225 new immigrants from North America landed at Ben-Gurion International Airport on Wednesday as part of the 63rd Nefesh B'Nefesh chartered aliyah flight through El Al Airlines....

 
 By Toby Axelrod    News    August 26, 2022

German director takes stereotypes by the horns

BERLIN (JTA) — Nestled in the Bavarian alps, the city of Oberammergau has one major claim to fame: every 10 years, it hosts the world-famous Passion Play, which tells the New Testament story of Jesus’ death and resurrection.  It has been doing...

 

The Moldau Hebrew School dedication

On the occasion of David Moldau's 80th birthday, Sunday, Aug. 21, Chabad of North Orlando dedicated its new Hebrew school, naming it the Moldau Hebrew School, after David and Harriet Moldau. During sp...

 

Rushdie stabbed on stage during lecture in New York

(JNS) - Internationally acclaimed novelist Salman Rushdie, who had a fatwa (religious edict) placed on him by Iran since the late 1980s, was stabbed on Friday as he took the stage during a...

 

Grief Support group begins in October

The Jewish Pavilion has been offering Grief Support through a Jewish Lens for close to 10 years. The program is offered twice a year - Fall and Spring. The program is five-six weeks and takes place...

 

Jewish Pavilion says goodbye to Bain and welcomes Sharfstein

The leadership of the Jewish Pavilion wants to thank Julie Levitt Bain for 12 years of service as an outstanding program director. A dozen years ago, Levitt Bain served as a volunteer on the...

 

Rosen JCC launches after-school program

The Rosen JCC is excited to launch its J University after-school program. The Rosen JCC understood there was a need in the community to help parents find activities for their children after school. This program starts by offering convenient pick-up...

 

With climate bill passed, Democrats deliver on top policy concern for American Jews

(JTA) — The passage of a milestone climate bill in Congress on Friday means major progress on a policy issue that American Jews rank above all others in recent surveys of voter priorities. While climate change is not often pegged as a Jewish...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    August 26, 2022

Mahmoud Abbas accuses Israel of 'Holocausts'

(JTA) — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of committing “Holocausts” at a press conference after meeting with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Berlin, and Scholz’s muted initial response is spurring criticism....

 

New bill aims to make 1996 Iran energy sanctions permanent

(JNS) — A bipartisan group of Senators introduced a bill that would make energy sanctions placed against Iran in 1996 permanent. The co-sponsors of the Solidify Iran Sanctions Act (SISA) wrote in a news release that the bill was necessitated by...

 

Will the Jewish establishment finally debate its critics?

(JNS) —Jewish life in America is under assault. Ideological and political campaigns that defame and demonize Jews are now fashionable in the media, academia and too many Christian and Muslim religious institutions. This demonization naturally incit...

 

Why is Sen. Marco Rubio mirroring Russian rhetoric?

With the U.S. recently authorizing $1 billion in additional security assistance for Ukraine and persistently opposing the Russian invasion, it is difficult to imagine the prospect of American leaders aligning with the Kremlin on any particular...

 

Christian Nationalism

Ya know, just when we think we have successfully dealt with antisemitism and the threat of the “Proud Boys” etc. here comes a new/old threat to the Jewish People: Christian Nationalism. This theory, pushed by the far right organizations active...

 

Mahmoud Abbas and the Munich massacre: Time to face the truth

(JNS) — The families of the Israeli athletes massacred at the 1972 Munich Olympics have announced a boycott of an upcoming 50th-anniversary commemoration in Germany. They’re protesting the inadequate level of compensation provided by the German...

 

We should never think human trafficking is normal

(JNS) — Israel’s first Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion once famously said, “When Israel has prostitutes and thieves, we’ll be a state just like any other.” Ben-Gurion’s vision of Zionism was to “normalize” the Jews. His “normal...

 

The Jews learned a lesson from the Munich massacre

(JNS) — We are swiftly approaching the 50th anniversary of the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre when 11 Israeli athletes were murdered by Palestinian terrorists. Even after the passage of decades, the wounds have not healed, and the atrocity remains...

 

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 Jacob Henry    News    August 26, 2022

Polio detected in New York City wastewater

(New York Jewish Week) — Polio has been detected in New York City wastewater, three weeks after a Jewish man in Rockland County was diagnosed with the first polio case in the U.S. in 10 years. The announcement suggests that the potentially deadly...

 

To save Jews and keep the Nazis away, these doctors invented a fake infectious disease

(JTA) - How the subject of his new documentary, "Syndrome K," has largely escaped public attention is a mystery to filmmaker Stephen Edwards. "It's the greatest elevator pitch in Hollywood," he said....

 

Why do Jews put stones on graves?

The Jewish tradition of leaving stones or pebbles on a grave is an ancient one, and its origins are unclear. It is a custom or tradition, rather than a commandment, and over time many interpretation...

 

JFS Orlando's Weekly Wellness Corner

Find time away from the chaos. During the end of summer as the kids get back to school and we shift out of vacation mode, things can seem a bit overwhelming. Let go of what you can and focus on good...

 

JFS Pantry Van "pop-up" at CRJ block party

On Sunday, Aug. 14th, the The JFS Orlando Pantry Van made a special appearance at the Congregation of Reform Judaism's Welcome Back Block Party. "Our congregation appreciates the JFS Pantry Van...

 

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: Hurricane Safety

The state of Florida is vulnerable to hurricanes during the Atlantic hurricane season (June-November.) When there is a warning of a hurricane or other natural disaster, elder-care communities ensure the comfort and safety of their residents. Senior...

 

Scene Around

Gloria Yousha is down on her back - literally - and can't sit to write her column. So here are a few stories from Scene Around past. We hope you enjoy them. Admiral Hyman Rickover ... (From December...

 

A dedication and day of fun at Chabad of North Orlando

Following the dedication service of the new Moldau Hebrew School, children and adults enjoyed pony rides, food and games...

 

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