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Obama at UN: Iran nuclear program, Arab-Israeli conflict source of instability

JNS.org—In his speech at the United Nations General Assembly last Tuesday, U.S. President Barack Obama named Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons and advancing Arab-Israeli peace as two of his top...

 
 By Isi Leibler    News    October 4, 2013

Belgium anti-Semitism reaches new heights

I have devoted numerous columns of late to the tsunami of anti-Semitism sweeping throughout Western Europe, noting that aside from the frenziedly anti-Semitic Islamic extremists, the principal...

 

Community mourns passing of Abe Wise

Known as the “Father of the Center” among those who gave birth to the Roth Jewish Community Center, Abe O. Wise, in whose living room the JCC and Hebrew Day School began their formative years, pas...

 

J-Serve Teen Task Force chosen

Nine teens were selected this month to be a part of Orlando’s J-Serve Teen Task Force. The Teen Task Force is a unique leadership opportunity for Jewish teens in grades eight through 12 to plan the community’s annual J-Serve day of teen...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    October 4, 2013

Two decades after Oslo, Palestinian Jericho still chafes at occupation

JERICHO, West Bank (JTA)—The Intercontinental Hotel Jericho’s towering brick palazzo, flanked by a row of palm trees leading to an ornate archway entrance, seems the very epitome of desert...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    October 4, 2013

Obama's tough talk is good news for Israel- depending on what it means

WASHINGTON (JTA)—The good news for Israel in President Obama’s speech at the United Nations was his insistence that any steps Iran might take to solve the standoff over its nuclear program must...

 

28 Knesset members say revoke prisoner release

Israel Hayom exclusive to JNS.org—Twenty-eight members of Israeli Knesset, among them seven deputy ministers, last Tuesday called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cancel the planned release of terrorists to the Palestinian Authority (PA) as...

 

The Jewish Learning Institute to open branch in Lake Mary

After months of planning, Lake Mary is finally on the map of premier Jewish learning. Beginning this fall, the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) opens a new branch in Lake Mary, which brings the total number of JLI locations to over 600...

 

A discussion about hatred directed against Israel and U.S.

Zionistas will present “Hatred Directed Against Israel and the United States” on Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Woman’s Club of Casselberry, 251 Overbrook Drive, Casselberry,...

 

'Everyday Judaism': being Jewish beyond the synagogue

We’ve all been there: on our way to a time-sensitive appointment (and probably running a little late) when all of sudden traffic on the highway comes to a screeching halt. As you crawl forward inch by inch, the first thing that comes to mind is...

 

Orlando's senior Help Desk is available to anyone...

“My father is living alone and he needs supervision 24 hours a day but we do not want him to move.” “I need to move out of my family’s home but I am not sure I can afford alternative living arrangements.” “I would like to move into...

 
 By Ben Cohen    Opinions    October 4, 2013

J Street and the decline of American power

A few weeks ago, I ventured the theory that rather than the so-called “Israel Lobby” controlling the administration, it’s the administration that controls the Israel Lobby. As evidence, I cited two recent episodes. Firstly, Secretary of State J...

 

Musings on America

It is too early to comment with any certainty about the policy of the United States, or any other country with respect to Syria’s chemical weapons or its civil war. There are likely to be twists and turns before us heavy thinkers can pass on to...

 
 By Ed Ziegler    Opinions    October 4, 2013

Will 'The Project' achieve its goal?

It is estimated that there are at least 120 million fanatic Muslims around the world who want, and frequently chant, “Death to America!” Unless we Americans wake up to what they are doing, these fanatics will achieve their goal “Death of...

 

Missed opportunity to ask PA leader meaty questions

Recently Palestinian Authority (PA) leader Mahmoud Abbas met with Jewish community representatives in New York during his trip to the United Nations at a special dinner hosted by the S. Daniel Abraham Middle East Foundation for Peace. Guests...

 
 By Tevi Troy    Opinions    October 4, 2013

The future of frumkeit in Lancaster, PA

On the first weekday of chol hamoed Sukkot, most years, my wife and I take our four children to Hershey Park. The park, which is in Lancaster, Pa., is closed to everyone but frum Jews on that day. Lancaster is not known as a center of frumkeit—it...

 

'Moderate' Muslim's true colors brought to light

Dear Editor: (In response to front page article titled “Arab Knesset member claims Temple Mount for Muslims only”) “Jews will not be allowed to ‘contaminate’ the Temple Mount and the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.” “The Al-Aqsa Mosque is...

 

What's Happening - Friday, October 4 - Friday, October 11

MORNING AND EVENING MINYANS (Call synagogue to confirm time.) Chabad of South Orlando—Monday and Thursday, 8 a.m. 407-354-3660. Congregation Ahavas Yisrael—Monday - Friday, 7 a.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 407-644-2500. Congregation Chabad Lubavitch of Gr...

 

Kinneret residents welcome Rabbi Dubov to celebrate Sukkot

Kinneret residents were treated to a Sukkot celebration on Wednesday, Sept. 25, in the Jessie Render Social Hall led by Rabbi Dubov of the Chabad Jewish Center and his sons. Rabbi Dubov shared the...

 
 By Joy Clark    News    October 4, 2013

It's time to dismantle the stigma about mental illness

The words to Bob Dylan’s song “The times they are a-changin’” could not be more appropriate for today. October is Mental Health Awareness Month, and for the first time in 13 years the White House held a conference on mental health. An entire...

 

Beth Sholom Shabbat service

Congregation Beth Sholom invites the public to its Shabbat service, led by Rabbi Karen Allen, on Friday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. The synagogue is located at 315 North 13th St., Leesburg, with the entrance on Center Street. Refreshments will be served...

 

Obituary - GARRY GREENBERG

Garry A. Greenberg of Heathrow, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 in New Smyrna Beach. He was 56 years old. Mr. Greenberg was born on Aug. 13, 1957, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Elliotte and the late Anita Sirulnick Greenberg. He was a graduate...

 

Obituary - MARIANNE SCHLEICHKORN

Marianne Schleichkorn of Apopka, passed away at her home on Friday, Sept. 27. She was 89 years old. Mrs. Schleichkorn was born in Giessen, Germany, on Jan. 7, 1924, and came to the United States in 1948. In New York, in 1950, she met and married her...

 

JFGO off to a great start in shaping the future

The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando held the Hy Lake Pacesetters Dinner in support of the Shaping the Future: 2014 Annual Campaign at the home of Mardi and Ron Shader. Pacesetters is the major...

 

Scene Around

A complete surprise... At least to me. I read the following in the World Jewish Congress Digest (WJC) recently: “This October, Israel once again plans to offer some 100 sacrificial animals to needy...

 

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