Articles from the September 21, 2018 edition

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 By Josh Hasten    News    September 21, 2018

Deconstructing the Oslo Accords 25 years later: Was it a gift or a curse?

(JNS)-It's hard to believe that it's been a quarter of a century: Sept. 13 marked the 25th anniversary of the 1993 signing of the U.S.-brokered Declaration of Principles between Israel and the...

 

Students fight hate as interns with SWU

Last year, Sami Kuperberg, a student at Oviedo High School, planned a program to address anti-Semitism with the support of JOIN Orlando and StandWithUs, titled "One Day Starts Today," that was held...

 

Trump shutters PLO office in D.C.

(JNS)—Amid tensions between the Trump administration and the Palestinian Authority, the former announced on Sept. 10 that the Washington offices of the Palestine Liberation Organization will close in the same week as the 25th anniversary of the...

 

Chabad helped in wake of Florence

(Chabad.org/News via JNS)-For the last 11 years, the Lieblich family of Wilmington, N.C., have always held Rosh Hashanah services on both days of the holiday. This year, for the first time ever, they...

 

Touro yearlong Learning Series continues in Orlando with 'College Life: 1998 vs. 2018'

NEW YORK-The New York-based Touro College and University System is pleased to announce the second lecture in the yearlong series it is bringing to Orlando in partnership with The Roth Family...

 
 By Lisa Levine    News    September 21, 2018

Time to reserve tickets to the Gems and Jeans 2018 Gala

Step out for a night on the town in your favorite pair of jeans, jazzed up with some glam accessories, at the Jewish Pavilion's Gems and Jeans 2018 Gala. The Oct. 28 affair will be a fun and festive...

 

Marilyn Shapiro, local author, releases second book

Heritage readers have been reading Marilyn Shapiro's warm and nostalgic stories for several months. In addition to the Heritage, her stories also are published in The Jewish World newspaper. She has...

 

Erlich responds to reform synagogue legal battle win

Last week, Heritage ran a story about Kehilat Yonatan, a Reform congregation in Israel, winning a legal battle to build their synagogue. Heritage attempted to contact Lori Stein Erlich for comment....

 

Israeli hero Ari Fuld, father of 4, stabbed to death in Gush Etzion

Ari Fuld, 45, was stabbed to death by a Palestinian terrorist outside the Gush Etzion shopping mall on Sunday. Fuld was standing in the parking lot when the terrorist stabbed him from behind. Fuld...

 

Tufts students say 'Colonizing Palestine' class demonizes Israel

MEDFORD, Mass. (JTA)—Pro-Israel students at Tufts University say a new course on Palestine is one-sided and demonizes Israel, and violates the university’s own policies on taking political stances. The course, taught by Thomas Abowd, a faculty...

 

US Congress votes $38 billion defense aid to Israel into law

(JNS)—A bipartisan bill that would cement U.S. military aid to Israel into law has passed a major hurdle on Wednesday night. The U.S. House of Representative approved the measure, known as the Ileana Ros-Lehtinen U.S.-Israel Security Assistance...

 

Paraguay's embassy is leaving Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (JTA)—Israel closed its embassy in Paraguay following an announcement by the South American country that it was relocating its embassy back to Tel Aviv four months after moving to Jerusalem. The move comes as Paraguay joins the effort to...

 

The 100 Hour Jew

Every year my wife and I are invited to our cousin’s house for a second day of Rosh Hashanah lunch. It’s something we enjoy and count on—the good food, the camaraderie, the interesting...

 

Should Clinton have shared a stage with Farrakhan?

NEW YORK (JTA)—Former presidents recently served as eulogizers for Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, and U.S. Sen. John McCain, the “maverick.” Barack Obama and George Bush spoke for McCain, a former rival of both, while Bill Clinton did the...

 

25 years of illusions about Oslo

By Jonathan S. Tobin (JNS)—When the Trump administration announced that it was ending its funding of the United Nations Relief Works Agency (UNRWA) last week, the protests from the foreign-policy establishment were loud and anguished. As a New...

 

Eastern Europe is changing, so must care to Jewish elderly

NEW YORK (JTA)—In business, an effective planning process is essential for success. During the High Holidays, Jews are urged to engage in this sort of process for our own lives. We reflect on the past year, seeking lessons to help us in the coming...

 

Oslo failed. Long live Oslo

NEW YORK (JTA)—It has become conventional wisdom in certain circles that the Oslo agreement between Israel and the Palestinians, which was signed 25 years ago Sept. 13, 1993, on the White House lawn, was simply a failure. There is no doubt that...

 

Jordan doesn't want a confederation

By Yoni Ben Menachem (The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs via JNS)—The statement from the Jordanian government spokeswoman Jumana Ghunaimat about Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas’s comments on a new U.S. proposal for a...

 

What's Happening

MORNING AND EVENING MINYANS (Call synagogue to confirm time.) 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...

 

US ambassador believes Golan will be 'part of Israel forever'

(Israel Hayom via JNS)-U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman believes that the Golan Heights will remain under Israeli sovereignty, and certainly won't be placed back in the hands of Syria's...

 

How to celebrate Sukkot without a sukkah

(My Jewish Learning via JTA)-The central mitzvah of Sukkot is found in Leviticus 23:42, where Jews are commanded to dwell in a sukkah, a temporary hut, for seven days and nights. We do this in order...

 

Had enough sweet stuff at the New Year? Here's some savory for Sukkot.

(JTA)-So much at the Jewish New Year is sweet: first fruits, honey, honey cake. By the time Sukkot rolls around, we're often looking for something savory to offset it all. Regardless of the time of...

 

Scene Around

Another great move... I read this recently and pass it along to you: "Speaking at a meeting of the Israel Council on Foreign Relations in Jerusalem, which operates under the auspices of the World Jewi...

 

Jewish Academy of Orlando students observe Tashlich

On Monday, September 17, students at Jewish Academy of Orlando observed Tashlich. While kindergarten, first, and second graders attended a service on campus, the third through fifth grade students...

 

Georgian-Style Stuffed Tomatoes Recipe

(The Nosher via JTA)-There can never be too many tomatoes. August's heat is always made more bearable for me by peak tomato season. I love to eat them cut into thick rounds and topped on crusty...

 

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