Articles from the September 11, 2020 edition

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Blowing the shofar during Rosh Hashanah

One of the unique mitzvot of Rosh Hashanah is hearing the sound of the shofar. The tradition of sounding the shofar every morning during the month of Elul, the Hebrew month before Rosh Hashanah is rea...

 

Sharing hope and light during times of uncertainty

Since the Covid-19 pandemic began in March, sisters Janna (a 24-year-old University of Central Florida employee) and Maya (a 17-year-old student at Lyman High School) have been making cards to send...

 

The show must go on at the Jewish Academy of Orlando

Jewish Academy of Orlando presents Disney's Alice in Wonderland on video. The play, previously scheduled for May, and then rescheduled for October, will now be produced as a video production....

 

Historic flight from Israel arrives in UAE

(JNS) - The first commercial flight from Israel to the United Arab Emirates touched down in Abu Dhabi on Monday, carrying a delegation of U.S. and Israeli officials. El Al Flight 971 - numbered to...

 
 By Yair Altman    News    September 11, 2020

Families of murdered Israeli teens file 'unprecedented' lawsuit against Hamas

(Israel Hayom via JNS) - The families of three Israeli teenage boys who were abducted and murdered by Hamas terrorists in Judea and Samaria in June 2014 - sparking "Operation Protective Edge" later...

 

Ethnic-studies requirement for Calif. high-schoolers

(JNS) — A bill to require high school students in California to take ethnic studies as a graduation requirement passed the state’s legislature on Monday. Ahead of the Aug. 31 deadline, AB-331 passed the State Senate 33-4 and the State Assembly...

 

Getting back up when we don't fall well

Perhaps it’s inappropriate for an Orthodox Jew to write about issues related to, and a consequence of, the recent inappropriate social media post by Jerry Falwell Jr. that suggested other inappropriate behaviors, and his taking a leave of absence...

 

Diaspora and Israeli Jews are responsible for each other

The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, of which the United States is a member, adopted a non-legally binding “working definition of antisemitism” at its plenary on May 26, 2016, in Bucharest, Romania. Since then IHRA’s 42 member and...

 

Symbols (and symbolism) reveal a bitter Mideast truth

(JNS) — Partners for Progressive Israel, a left-of-center group that is part of the American Zionist Movement, is in the midst of a 12-session “digital excursion to Israel and Palestine.” Session No. 3, which was held this past week, consisted...

 

What are Jews who embrace the Black Lives Matter movement endorsing?

(JNS) — To read the statement signed by more than 600 Jewish groups, in which they identified their denominations, synagogues and organizations with the Black Lives Matter movement, it’s clear that they believe they are on the right side of...

 

Many Orthodox Jews support President Trump. I'm one of them - here's why.

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Only 6 percent of voters who cast ballots for Barack Obama in 2008 voted for Donald Trump in 2016. I’m one of them. Political affiliation played no role in my decision. I’m a registered Democrat who often votes Republican. I...

 

How do you make Jewish leaders resign?

Dear Editor: In my letter noting the effectiveness of President Trump in dealing with world affairs, I made a brief reference to professional spiritual leaders who actively engage in political appeals that represent, in their opinion, the views of...

 

What's Happening

MORNING MINYANS (Please note, because of the coronavirus, all minyans have been canceled or held virtually.) 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....

 

Shana Tova from Jewish Family Services!

Shana Tova! Annually, the Jewish New Year gives us the opportunity to reflect on the lives we have changed and the impact that we have in our community. Through Jewish Family Services of Greater...

 

Facing change with courage into the new year

This year's High Holidays promise to be like no other in anyone's living memory. As the "People of the Book," we have celebrated the Jewish New Year under a myriad of circumstances and in nearly every... Full story

 

Rosh Hashanah greetings from Chabad at UCF

As Rosh Hashanah approaches campus life is in full swing. Mezuzahs are going up in the dorms, the smell of Chabad's weekly BBQ wafts through the air, and students across campus look forward to...

 

Hackers steal $7.5 million

(Washington Jewish Week via JTA) — Federal and international law enforcement agencies are investigating the theft of $7.5 million from the United Jewish Endowment Fund, an arm of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, and diverted to...

 

Meaningful engagement at Stetson Hillel

Like most of our peer institutions, Stetson began fall 2020 in a hybrid model. Some students were on campus, some were at home, and all of them were online in some capacity. As the person charged... Full story

 

It is a time for standing up and being counted

Within weeks of closing the doors to the Holocaust Center because of COVID, we hosted our first virtual event - our Yom HaShoah commemoration for an audience of over 500 people. Professional...

 

High Holiday greetings from the Jewish Pavilion

We miss our moms and dads! This has been an especially challenging year for everyone, but even more so for our seniors in elder-care communities who have not received any physical contact in months....

 
 By Sean Savage    News    September 11, 2020

Several left-wing Jewish groups seek to oust ZOA from Boston JCRC over opposition to BLM

(JNS) — Several left-wing Jewish groups have filed a petition to initiate the removal of the Zionist Organization of America from the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston in the latest battle being waged between ZOA and liberal memb...

 

Scene Around

A scary, uneasy time ... I received the following from the World Jewish Congress and I pass it along to you: "There is no doubt that we are living through a tumultuous time of profound unrest and...

 

The Roth Family JCC is a bright community spot in the new year

As we enter the new year of 5781, The Roth Family JCC has many new programs and opportunities for people to take advantage of. As a community center in the era of Covid, things look very different how...

 

Shana Tovah U'Metuka from the JFGO

As we enter 5781, the Federation is excited about what our community has been doing and is excited to bring even more to Central Florida during the coming year. Our Jerome J Bornstein Leadership Devel...

 

Obituary - ALLAN M. ETZKIN

Submitted by the family Allan M. Etzkin wa born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Feb. 28, 1947 to Joe and Paula Etzkin and died on Aug. 30, 2020, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., at the age of 73. At the age of 16, Allan, and his twin brother, Michael, moved... Full story

 

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