Articles from the September 8, 2023 edition

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Just because it's about baking challah doesn't make it a cookbook

As Jews around the world herald in the Hebrew Year 5784, I am celebrating Rosh Hashanah with the release of my fourth book, "Keep Calm and Bake Challah: How I Survived the Pandemic, Politics,...

 

Jewish grief support group resumes

How do we pick up the pieces and start to live again? Everyone does it differently and in his or her own time frame. Join a grief support group. Renew old friendships, find a job that you enjoy do volunteer work, find a new or renew an old hobby.......

 

Saturday Night Out at the Rosen JCC

Get ready for Saturday Night Out at the Rosen JCC. This event let’s parents drop off their children on Saturday, Sept. 30, 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Children will play games, do crafts plus get pizza and a movie. Parents can plan their own night of fun. W...

 

Overcoming apathy and discouragement and preparing for Rosh Hashanah

Preparing for Rosh Hashanah should not be a downer. It’s an auspicious, exciting time for clarity and closeness, grounded in positivity and love. The Hebrew month of Elul, a spiritually super-charged time leading up to Rosh Hashanah and Yom K...

 

Brooklyn kosher ice cream chain recalls all of its ice cream and frozen desserts due to listeria fears

(New York Jewish Week) — A kosher ice cream chain in Brooklyn is voluntarily recalling all of its ice cream and pareve frozen desserts after it was linked to a recent listeria outbreak from another kosher ice cream manufacturer. The recall was a...

 

'And Just Like That' and antisemitism

(JNS) — “Sex and the City” fans appropriately expressed outrage after SATC’s reboot “And Just Like That” made an offensive joke about the Holocaust on Holocaust Remembrance Day. They further charged that the show was permeated with overdone “w...

 

High Holidays - A time for mutual respect and forgiveness

The days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are devoted not only to examining our relationship with God, but also to self-reflection and our relationship with others. Our tradition, developed over more than three thousand years, has created a rich narra...

 

The price of American leadership

(JNS) — “A fool is someone who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing,” Oscar Wilde famously quipped. In Milwaukee last week, the Republican candidates for president—minus one Donald J. Trump—quarreled over both the price and value of...

 

What Biden's $6 billion ransom teaches our enemies

(JNS) — Reports confirm the Biden administration will gift Iran a whopping $6 billion in exchange for the release of five American hostages. This decision is a godsend for outcast regimes and terrorists around the world—starting with Iran its...

 

'Don't be a tail!'

(JNS) — There are many kinds of blessings. Every situation, every occasion, has a different blessing. We wish success to some, to others long life or good health, and to still others we wish nachas and pride from their children. When my sister was a...

 

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MORNING 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. Congregation Ahavas Yisrael — Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m., 407...

 

All the Jewish NFL players to watch in the 2023-2024 season

(JTA) — As the calendar turns to September, many Jews eagerly await an annual fall tradition that signals a new beginning: Week 1 of the NFL season. This year, the season began on Sept. 7, just about 10 days before Rosh Hashanah. Read on for our g...

 

Blinken: Saudi deal will require major Israeli concessions

(JNS) — The Biden administration told the Israeli government last week that it would have to make considerable concessions to the Palestinians if a U.S.-brokered deal with Saudi Arabia is to succeed. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken told I...

 
 By David Isaac    News    September 8, 2023

Court rejects MK's request for restraining order against reform opponents

(JNS) — The Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday rejected Knesset member Simcha Rothman’s request to issue a restraining order against 430 opponents of judicial reform, members of a WhatsApp messaging group called “Looking for and harassing Roth...

 

Flight to Israel has emergency landing in Saudi Arabia

(JTA) — What appears to have been the first-ever passenger flight between Saudi Arabia and Israel has taken place — even though the two countries have not yet established diplomatic relations. An Air Seychelles flight to Tel Aviv made an eme...

 

7 sweet facts about Rosh Hashanah you may not know

This story originally appeared on Kveller. Shanah Tovah, Happy, Healthy New Year! The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, is nearly here. I can tell this coming year is going to be a good one - the bar...

 

Birth Announcements

Scott and Rhonda Des Islets are ecstatic to announce the births of two grandchildren. Ozzy Bernard Shroyer was born to Jordan Shroyer and Tirzah Cabiac on Aug. 17, 2023 and Eilo Haywood Des Islets...

 

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: Get your affairs in order

One wonderful gift a person can give to one’s family is to put all affairs in order before a disaster or medical emergency. A physical folder plus a file on the computer is ideal. Family members must be informed about the location of these files. ...

 

The Jewish history of Joyva

Cousins Richard Radutzky and Sandy Wiener grew up with major bragging rights. Both boys could boast to friends that their family made candy for a living. Career Day at their schools inevitably...

 

Wide range of on-campus sentiments about Israel

(JNS) — One student has been told she doesn’t get to talk because she’s white and therefore couldn’t have been oppressed. Another found colleagues to go “ghost white,” fearing for safety on campus in the face of anti-Israel activism when he chose to...

 

Local author's book premieres off-Broadway

Just in time for the High Holidays, Eden Grove and The Mesaper Theatre announced the New York premiere of “Out of The Apple Orchard,” an off-Broadway production based on award-winning author Yvo...

 

Shana Tova from JFS Orlando!

As with every year, the Jewish High Holy Days provide the perfect opportunity to look back and commit to a better future for ourselves and our world. We at Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando...

 

In the coming year, don't miss out on life

On Rosh Hashanah we stand at the crossroads of time, looking back with gratitude and forward with hope. It's a time for self-reflection and self-renewal. A reminder that we have the power to evolve,...

 

Shalom Orlando wishes the community goodness and sweetness

As we approach Rosh Hashanah, I am filled with a sense of gratitude and anticipation. This particular time of year allows us to come together as a community to reflect, renew, and rejoice in the...

 

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