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Articles from the September 30, 2022 edition

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Preserving the children's shoes found at Auschwitz

(JNS) - The International March of the Living announced on Thursday a global campaign with the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation and the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial to preserve thousands of shoes...

 

Did you enter a Jewish building, event or program this year?

When Jewish summer camps unexpectedly had to cancel their summer programs two years ago after the COVID-19 pandemic hit and before vaccines became available, they faced sudden financial ruin. Jewish...

 

Lapid pro 2-state in UN speech

(JNS) - Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid supported the creation of a Palestinian state in a speech addressing the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, sparking a swift denunciation from...

 

A day in the life of a Muslim EMT

(JNS) - My name is Ramzi Batesh and I live in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Safafa. I work at the dispatch center of United Hatzalah and as one of the organization's volunteer EMTs and ambucycle...

 

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk What Medicare doesn't cover

A number of people call the Orlando Senior Help Desk at the Jewish Pavilion and ask me whether Medicare will cover their independent, assisted or killed, living and the answer is “no.” They are shocked and often angry. Most people pay into...

 

JFS Orlando's Weekly Wellness Corner

As the High Holidays approach, so does the time of self-betterment, healing, and repentance. When asking for forgiveness, take time to reflect on what you are specifically sorry for. Remember that...

 

Fall Events at the Rosen JCC

Fall at the Rosen JCC is jammed packed with events for the entire family. Community Bingo! Oct. 2 —The doors open at 1 p.m. and the games start at 2 p.m. It’s $20 cash to play for the day. Cash prizes and Raffles will be held. Refreshments are...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    September 30, 2022

A Capitol Hill hearing on antisemitism and big tech turned acrimonious

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The lawmakers thanked the representatives from the social networks giants for attending the Capitol Hill hearing on antisemitism — after all, it was not an official congressional hearing and no one was obliged to turn up. But...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    September 30, 2022

Rashida Tlaib says progressives cannot support Israel's government, sparking sharp criticism from fellow Democrats

WASHINGTON (JTA) — It’s an argument that has percolated for years in salons and on social media and now members of Congress are duking it out: What fits better into the “progressive” portmanteau, supporting or opposing Israeli policies? Rep....

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    September 30, 2022

Biden hosts first-ever White House Rosh Hashanah party

WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Joe Biden is bringing a Jewish High Holiday celebration to the White House for the first time. His White House is hosting a Rosh Hashanah reception tonight, Sept. 30, Jewish Insider reported on Monday. As vice president...

 

Discrimination against Jews on the Temple Mount must end

(JNS) — The ongoing discrimination against Jews on the Temple Mount needs to change. Currently, Jews are not allowed to bring prayer books or a Torah to the site, and cannot wear tefillin. Only recently have small groups of Jews been able to pray...

 

A pulpit is not a podium

Through the course of American history and two centuries of developing constitutional law, two great principles have emerged, both of which have become increasingly ignored by many good and patriotic Americans. The first of these principles was hamme...

 

Yup, life used to be simpler

I have written before about my dad. A two-fisted fighter who fought and fought hard for what he believed in. One thing he fell short on in his younger years was his Judaism. As I have said, his paternal grandfather was a nasty, bitter old man. He...

 

Val Demmings: California's third senator?

“Follow the money” is a cliché in politics. It shows how knowledgeable people expect an officeholder to act. For Congresswoman Val Demings, a Democrat, who is running against Florida’s incumbent Senator Marco Rubio, a Republican, the facts...

 

Ken Burns' Holocaust documentary may be hard on America, but not hard enough

(JTA) — Seventy-eight years ago this week, David Ben-Gurion rose before the Asefat Hanivcharim, Palestine Jewry’s elected assembly, and delivered an explosive “j’accuse” against the Allies for abandoning Europe’s Jews during the... Full story

 

It's time to throw our support behind Iran's brave protesters

(JNS) — On Sept. 13, a beautiful 22-year-old Kurdish woman, Mahsa Amini, was arrested in Tehran and brutally beaten by “morality police” for wearing her hijab “too loosely,” perhaps allowing a few strands of hair to show through. She was...

 

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. Congregatio...

 

Yeshiva University brings exhibition on Samaritans to DC's Museum of the Bible

(JNS) — The Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., is opening a new exhibition with unprecedented access to the life, culture and history of the Samaritans, a 2,000-year-old community. Beginning on Sept. 16 and running through Jan. 1, it was crea...

 

Documentary 'Four Winters' recounts the hell and fury of Jewish partisans who fought the Nazis

(JTA) - In 1944, Faye Schulman, a young Jewish partisan, emerged from the forest into her hometown of Lenin, Poland, on a mission to burn houses the Nazis were using as their wartime offices. One of...

 

The sky's no limit for this Jewish 14-year-old who broke a national high jump record

LOS ANGELES (JTA) - JJ Harel, newly 14 years old and standing at 6-foot-2, expects to face some tough competition when the Olympics return to Los Angeles in 2028 and the starting pistol for the track...

 

Israel conducting 'successful' campaign to thwart Iran nuke deal, but still 'long way' to go

(JNS) — Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid on Sunday described as “successful” his government’s diplomatic offensive against a revival of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. However, he conceded that there was a “long way” to go to ensure that...

 

Jewish Pavilion networking breakfast

The Jewish Pavilion depends on its generous sponsors in order to pursue their mission: enriching the lives of residents in elder care communities. Forty companies support the Jewish Pavilion financially and emotionally. They are integrally involved...

 

Zimtsterne: German star cookies for the Yom Kippur break-fast

When people deny themselves food for an extended period of time they're usually ravenously hungry and find themselves thinking about consuming huge amounts of food. But it's not a good idea to pack...

 

The best foods to eat before fasting

Fasting on Yom Kippur is not easy, nor is it for everyone - some people cannot fast because they are pregnant, breastfeeding or have a medical condition. Some simply do not function well while abstain...

 

The story of the apple tree

One of my favorite Rosh Hashanah stories that I tell to the residents in the Orlando area senior living facilities is about an apple tree that is growing in a forest. The apple tree gazes up at the night sky each evening and sees the stars that...

 

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