Articles from the September 16, 2022 edition

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Jewish community expresses condolences as Queen Elizabeth II's reign comes to an end

(JNS) - Queen Elizabeth II concluded her 70-year reign on Thursday with her passing at the age of 96. The longest ruling monarch in British history's death comes after years of deteriorating health. S...

 

Israeli government leaders react to passing of Queen Elizabeth II

(JNS) — Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid took to Twitter to express condolences upon the death of Queen Elizabeth II, calling her “an extraordinary figure, a unique leader who symbolized devotion and love for her homeland.” “On behalf of...

 

Truss takes over British premiership with Conservative Party win

(JNS) - Liz Truss won the vote on Monday to become the leader of Britain's Conservative Party, a contest that also decided who will replace Boris Johnson as prime minister. Truss, who served in...

 

ADL will review its education materials after Fox News calls the group 'far-left'

(JTA) – The Anti-Defamation League says it will “launch a thorough review” of its educational content to address materials “misaligned with” the organization’s values after Fox News published a story accusing the anti-hate group of...

 

Israel says its forces likely killed Shireen Abu Akleh in new report

(JTA) — An Israeli soldier very likely fired the gunshot that killed Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in May, an analysis released by the Israel Defense Forces Monday concluded. But no one present during the killing, including the...

 

Abu Akleh and Biden's pro-Iran realignment

(JNS) — For four months, no one could explain the Biden administration’s seeming obsession with forcing Israel to accept responsibility for the death of Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh on May 11. Abu Akleh was killed in Jenin during a...

 

Who are the Jewish People?

This article won second-place in the American Jewish Press Association’s annual Simon Rockower Award program. Rosh Hashanah is the time of year when we as individuals find ourselves at the center of the universe in direct communication with God. Fo...

 

What Queen Elizabeth meant to a British Jew like me

(JTA) — The death 0f Queen Elizabeth II after 70 years on the throne is a devastating loss for Britain, the Commonwealth and the free world. It is hard to overstate the sense of grief that will be felt at her passing, including from within the Angl...

 

On the death of two Arab journalists in Israel

News this week in Israel included the death of two Arab journalists, in different locations, under different circumstances, and unrelated. But the circumstances, accusations, and double standards are glaring and need to be discussed. This week,...

 

How not to ask for time off on the Jewish holidays

(JTA) — “Hey Allies: Please don’t schedule meetings or events on the Jewish holidays!” So says a meme that has circulated widely before about the dates for Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot and Simchat Torah. Seems like a pretty harmless and...

 

Oy vey! Our country is a sad mess

Dear Editor: President Biden’s speech on Thursday evening did more to separate our divided nation than anything he did prior. If pitting Americans against each other is a tactic to unite us than he has failed miserably, once again added to his...

 

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....

 

Rosh Hashanah Message from the HMREC of Florida

As we approach Rosh Hashanah and the Jewish High Holy Days, the staff and board members at the Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida wish you and your family a healthy 5783....

 

5783 - a time for reflection

The month leading up to Rosh Hashanah is the month of Elul. In Hebrew, the letters that spell Elul are Alef, Lamed, Vav and Lamed. Those same letters are the first letters of the binding of a couple...

 

Shana tova from JFS Orlando

As we enter this special time of reflection and renewal, we at Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando would like to thank all who have supported us this past year as we continue to grow in our...

 

The Rosen JCC is home to all Jews

With Rosh Hashanah approaching, the Rosen JCC is excited to update the community on what we believe will be a very busy year ahead. The Hebrew word "shanah" means "year," but is also the root for the...

 

Welcome to a sweet new year

The Israeli American Council of Central Florida wishes you happy Jewish New Year, Shana Tova Umetuka! May the year 5783 bring joy, light, health, love, and growth to our community. May we continue to be united and love one another endlessly.  Idit...

 

Jewish Pavilion is stronger than ever

Kudos to the Jewish Pavilion management team - our board, staff, sponsors, supporters and volunteers. The Jewish Pavilion has been a pillar in the community for over 20 years, and we intend to remain...

 

JAO prospers in the new year

Jewish Academy of Orlando welcomed 34 new students into the 2022-2023 school year. Our motto this year is "Every Child Counts," and we have prepared a rich curriculum in both Hebrew/Judaic and...

 

The American people were against saving more Jews from the Nazis' clutches

Why didn’t the United States do more to help Europe’s Jews during the Holocaust? This question haunts the history of the United States and the Holocaust, and lurks behind practically every storyline in the new film on the subject from Ken Burns,...

 

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: Empowering patients and their loved ones

When visiting a doctor or hospital bring along a notebook or tablet and take notes. It is important to ask question of your healthcare provider about the benefits and side effects of medications or procedures. I suggest that you, or a loved one,...

 

New Israeli research could render vaccines unnecessary

(JNS) — A team of researchers at Tel Aviv University has proven that antibodies isolated from the immune systems of recovered COVID-19 patients are effective in neutralizing known strains of the virus, including the Delta and the Omicron variants....

 

Germany apologizes to Munich Massacre victims and opens research commission into events surrounding the tragedy

(JTA) - At a ceremony held on the air base where 11 Israeli athletes and coaches were murdered during the 1972 Munich Olympics, German officials apologized for the "lack of protection" that led to the...

 

This High Holiday season, a Twitter 'Repentance Bot' wants to teach people how to apologize for real

(JTA) - Move over, tashlich: Twitter is the new place to atone, thanks to a bot programmed by Jewish coders who want users to apologize better. While the tradition of symbolically throwing bread,...

 

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