Articles from the September 1, 2023 edition

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At first Republican debate, White House hopefuls spar, largely on domestic policy

(JNS) - About 80 minutes into the two-hour Fox News Republican presidential debate on Wednesday night, the State of Israel came up. Nikki Haley, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and... Full story

 

New York State Capitol unveils relief portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

(JNS) - Her iconic white lace collar translated in carved stone, the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is now memorialized in the New York State Capitol in Albany, N.Y. New York Gov. Kath...

 
 By Adina Katz    News    September 1, 2023

Saddam Hussein's Jewish treasures

An American professor is speaking out about an archive of Jewish texts, records and materials he discovered in an Iraqi government building during the 2003 war. Dr. Harold Rudd was instrumental in...

 

El Al's spiritual message

(JNS) — Did you know that the name of Israel’s national airline, El Al, comes from the Bible? Like so much in Israel, its source is in our ancient texts. The prophet Hosea says, “They call them el al” or “to the One Above.” In Hebrew el means “to...

 

I'm getting too fat and it's time to start running again

Why running is an ideal way for me to get into spiritual – and physical – shape. Hard to believe, but I used to get up at 5 a.m. to go for a 20-minute run, a long enough workout for me to become totally drenched in sweat and delude myself into thi...

 

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: Heart attacks

Heart attacks are a leading killer of men and women. Each year, more than 1 million people in the United States have a heart attack, and half of them die. A heart attack happens when the flow of oxygen-rich blood in the coronary arteries suddenly... Full story

 

Celebrate the earliest Jews of the USA!

Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine and the St. Augustine Jewish Historical Society have formed a partnership to celebrate the Jews who landed on Florida’s Coast with Pedro Menendez de Aviles on Sept. 8, 1565. Rabbi Merrill Shapiro, founder a...

 

Smotrich: US has no right to preach to Israel about human rights

(JNS) — Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich made pointed comments on Monday directed at the Biden administration for its criticism of the Israeli government’s policies. “No country is as ethical as Israel, and no military is as ethical as the IDF....

 

Jewish couple to sue state after foster care agency denied them services

(JTA) — A Jewish couple has grounds to sue the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services after a state-funded adoption and foster care agency denied them services because they are Jewish, a Tennessee appeals court ruled Thursday. The decision is th...

 

Israeli heart valve implanted in first US patients

(JNS) — Trisol Medical Ltd., an Israeli medical device company, has successfully implanted its Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve in two patients in the United States. The procedure involved the replacement of the tricuspid valve through a minimally i...

 

Israel's cost of living in 2022 was highest in the OECD

(JNS) — Israel last year had the highest cost of living among the 38 member countries in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. Prices in the Jewish state were 38 percent higher than the OECD average, according to the report r...

 

The Ramaswamy threat

(JNS) — Many uber-wealthy people believe they are wise and well-informed on all subjects because they have achieved financial success. Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy is a frightening example of this type of hubris. Born in C...

 

The Arabs do not want peace

When Israel declared the forming of the Second Jewish Commonwealth on the very land where the First Jewish Commonwealth was declared centuries ago, there were those who were thrilled, those who were nervous and those who violently protested the...

 

Israel and halachah

(JNS) — The role of halachah in the State of Israel was a point of contention even before the state was founded. In his landmark book The Jewish State, modern Zionism’s founder Theodor Herzl wrote, “Shall we end by having a theocracy? No, indee...

 

Why Golda still matters

(JNS) — In a dramatic scene from the new film “Golda,” Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir meets with U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Kissinger says, “You must remember that first I am an American, second I am secretary of state and third I...

 

Israel's government has no plan, offers no hope

(JNS) — Things cannot go on like this. Well, they can, but it would be beyond the pale. We must not tolerate a situation in which Jews are killed all over the country as if this was some incurable disease or natural phenomenon that cannot be prevente...

 

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. C...

 

Gal Gadot sweats, cries through spicy 'Hot Ones' interview

(JNS) — Gal Gadot’s cinematic super powers couldn’t protect the Amazon warrior from an army of 10 fiery supervillains (spicy wings). The Israeli actress was a guest on the show “Hot Ones,” during which host Sean Evans interviews guests while the...

 
 By David Isaac    News    September 1, 2023

Driving through terror: Israelis learn to survive highway attacks

(JNS) - Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria are lining up to take a driving course that teaches survival skills in the event of a terrorist attack on the road. Courses began a month ago and 10 ha...

 

Dissecting the George Soros agenda

By David Isaac (JNS) - Conservatives have long warned against George Soros, the Hungarian-born billionaire famous for pouring money into left-wing causes, but Rachel Ehrenfeld, author of "The Soros Ag...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    September 1, 2023

Jews joined the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington

(JTA) — Six decades ago, shortly before Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Rabbi Joachim Prinz called for racial equality in an address that began with the words, “I speak t...

 

NY Times reporter blasted for complaining about separation of sexes at Western Wall

Critics are slamming a New York Times reporter for her religious insensitivity in complaining that she had to stay on the women's side of the Western Wall when covering New York City Mayor Eric...

 

Russian court extends pretrial detention of Jewish journalist Evan Gershkovich

(JTA) - A Russian court has extended the pretrial detention of Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich for another three months. In a hearing on Thursday at Lefortovo District Court that was...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    September 1, 2023

Six Jewish things to know about Vivek Ramaswamy

(JTA) - Ahead of the first Republican presidential debate, the candidate with the least political experience is making some of the biggest headlines - in part due to his views on Israel. Vivek...

 

Ramaswamy tells reporters he hopes US aid to Israel reduced by 2028

(JNS) — Republican presidential candidate and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy told JNS late last month that he supports most of former President Donald Trump’s policies on Israel and that he wanted to go further than the former president with res...

 

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