Articles from the October 1, 2021 edition

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A traveling sukkah

Each year the Jewish community celebrates Sukkot together ... this year Chabad of Altamonte Springs brought it to the community. The Chabad of Altamonte Springs Sukkah Mobile visited homes or...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    October 1, 2021

On Abraham Accords anniversary, there is accord on calling it 'Abraham'

WASHINGTON (JTA) - Wrapping up the feel-good-fest that marked the first anniversary of the Abraham Accords, the normalization agreements between Israel and four Arabs states, U.S. Secretary of State...

 

New temp CEO at Holocaust Center

Shelley Wilson Lauten will be the interim chief executive officer at the Holocaust Center. Lauten has a long track record of distinguished leadership in our community and is ideally suited for this...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    October 1, 2021

House approves Iron Dome funding

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved an extra $1 billion in funding for Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system, following a pushback effort from Israel-critical progressives that had limited reach. The...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    October 1, 2021

Los Angeles teachers union votes to postpone Israel boycott motion indefinitely

(JTA) — Los Angeles’ main teachers union voted Thursday to indefinitely postpone a motion in favor of boycotting Israel. For months, the United Teachers of Los Angeles, which has approximately 30,000 members, has been debating a motion to...

 

Sharing a family legacy in a new book

“Fradel’s Story,” my third book since 2016, is especially sweet as it was co-written with my mother, Frances Cohen. Ever since I could remember, my mother was the family storyteller. Give her an...

 

The Rosen JCC offers healthy options for children

The Rosen JCC is known for its Early Childhood Learning Center but there are always exciting new things happening. This fall the Healthy Kids Running Series is coming to the Rosen JCC. This is a five-week running program for kids 2 years old to 8th...

 
 By Sean Savage    News    October 1, 2021

Jewish Democrat introduces bill to make two-state solution US policy, condition aid to Israel

(JNS) — Jewish Democratic Rep. Andy Levin (D-Mich.) is introducing legislation that would make a two-state solution official U.S. policy. Named the “Two-State Solution Act,” it states that “only the outcome of a two-state solution can both...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    October 1, 2021

Survey of Jewish fraternity and sorority finds most respondents experienced antisemitism on campus

(JTA) — A survey of members of AEPi and AEPhi, the most prominent national Jewish fraternity and sorority, found that large numbers of respondents have experienced antisemitism on campus. The survey also found that about half of respondents have...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    October 1, 2021

Poway shooter pleads guilty to 113 hate crimes charges

(JTA) — The man who opened fire on a synagogue in Poway, California in 2019, killing one and injuring three, has pleaded guilty to a 113-count federal hate crime indictment. The guilty plea comes with a recommended sentence of life in prison plus...

 

As abortion debate heats up, the right to faith in the public square is on the line

(JNS) — It’s been a year since Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died, and many fans still mourn her loss. That’s not just because a true pioneer for women in the legal profession deserves to be honored as a role model or even because of the odd ...

 

We must call for an end to Durbanism

(JNS) — The United Nations held a major international convening on Sept. 22 to mark the 20th anniversary of its World Conference Against Racism, held in Durban, South Africa in 2001. In many ways, that conference has marked us more than we mark...

 

Shmita can be a model for tackling climate change

(JTA) — We are in an era of multiple interlocking crises. From record-breaking heat waves to wildfires to water shortages, from rising authoritarianism to a pandemic rampaging across the world, it is clear that, to survive, human beings will need...

 

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK: The wonderful power of prayer

Award-winning TV and radio host Larry King, with Rabbi Irwin Katsof, wrote “Powerful Prayers: Conversations on Faith, Hope, and the Human Spirit with Today’s Most Provocative People” in November 1999. King’s book examined the lives that were...

 

ZOA: Remove Jew-haters from congressional committees

At least twice this week, far-left Jew-hating Congressional Squad members again endangered Jewish (and Arab) lives. On Sept. 21, Squad members ― led by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Betty McCollum (D-MN), and also including Rashida Tlaib (D...

 

How will we remember Ida Nudel?

(JNS) — The heroes of our generation are slipping away. And unless you were among the fortunate few to have gone to meet them in the former Soviet Union during the decades from 1970s to the 1990s, you probably don’t know about those Jewish...

 

What's Happening

MORNING MINYANS (Please note, because of the coronavirus, some minyans have been canceled or held virtually.) Chabad of North Orlando and Chabad of Altamonte Springs are holding in-person minyans. Chabad of South Orlando — Monday - Friday, 8 a.m....

 
 By Ben Sales    News    October 1, 2021

Iraq issues arrest warrant against activists who called for normalization of ties with Israel

(JTA) — Hundreds of Iraqi civic leaders and activists attended a conference calling for the country to establish full diplomatic relations with Israel. But Iraq’s government rejected the call and is now seeking to arrest the leaders of the confer...

 

Isaac Asimov's epic 'Foundation' series is now a TV show

(JTA) - This Friday, following a pandemic delay, Apple TV+ will debut "Foundation," the first-ever screen adaptation of Isaac Asimov's bestselling, award-winning science-fiction book series. First...

 

Remembering 'Newspaper Guy,' Mike Etzkin

"Mike Etzkin was a 'Newspaper Guy' through and through. He could write a good story, lay out the paper, and then write the headlines. "He could do it all," said Loraine O'Connell about her former...

 

Scene Around

Wow! A favorite of mine ... One of my sons, a marketing manager, recently worked in New York City for a weekend. He met some very famous people and one of them was a favorite of mine, LARRY DAVID, who...

 
 By Asaf Shalev    News    October 1, 2021

BDS resolution to be withdrawn as sponsor cites concerns about antisemitism

(JTA) — The sponsor of a bill that would have made Burlington, Vermont, the first city in America to divest from Israel is withdrawing his legislation, citing concerns that it would promote antisemitism.  Councilmember Ali Dieng, who sponsored the...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    October 1, 2021

Siberian Jews open region's largest Jewish education center in Tomsk

(JTA) - A century ago, communists shuttered the synagogues of Tomsk, one of the oldest cities in Siberia. It was a painful blow, especially to the local community of Jewish Cantonists - former...

 

Jewish summer camp for adults combines fire breathing, color war and Shabbat experiences

Under a perfectly blue sky, the campers gathered around Lillian Feldman-Hill as she showed them how to create a combustible mixture using water, soap and butane. Then she demonstrated how to blow...

 
 By Gabe Stutman    News    October 1, 2021

California lawmakers require ethnic studies

(J. The Jewish News of Northern California via JTA) — The California Legislature last week passed a bill requiring ethnic studies for all California public school students, as Jewish lawmakers and activists continued to disagree on the merits...

 

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