Articles from the October 4, 2019 edition

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 By Dov Lipman    News    October 4, 2019

Netanyahu tapped to form coalition

(JNS) With negotiations between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Blue and White leader Benny Gantz, failing to form a national unity government, Israel's President Reuven Rivlin... Full story

 By Ron Kampeas    News    October 4, 2019

The Trump-Ukraine controversy, and the Jews involved, explained

WASHINGTON (JTA)—A week ago, impeachment was not the flavor of the season. The interest in Robert Mueller’s special counsel report into Russian election interference had waned, and the testimony by Mueller before Congress in July failed to... Full story

 By Ron Kampeas    News    October 4, 2019

Pres. Trump's New Year's message

WASHINGTON (JTA)—President Donald Trump, speaking to nearly a thousand Jewish leaders to wish them a Happy New Year on the eve of Rosh Hashanah, said he would be tough with Iran but did not want military conflict. “Our country is reminded of the... Full story

 By Marcy Oster    News    October 4, 2019

Greenblatt proud of peace plan

JERUSALEM (JTA)—White House Middle East peace envoy Jason Greenblatt wrote in an op-ed that his work on an Israeli-Palestinian peace plan has left him “proud, grateful, surprised, sad, and hopeful.” “I wonder if my deceased grandparents who... Full story


Jewish Academy of Orlando celebrates Rosh Hashanah

Jewish Academy of Orlando's students love celebrating the new year with their friends. Here are a few peeks from the week's activities.  Jewish Academy of Orlando serves central Florida students of... Full story


From the Orlando Senior Help Desk: A father with cancer

Overwhelmed by the ever-changing condition of his aging father, Michael called the Orlando Senior Help Desk looking for assistance. Dad had been under treatment for cancer for the last one-and-a-half years and his condition was deteriorating quickly... Full story


Donation brings in Rosh Hashanah for Kinneret

Kinneret Jewish residents were treated to a special early New Year when a non-Jewish resident donated the funds to ensure that Jewish residents would be able to celebrate "their" h... Full story


Netanyahu didn't win Israel's election-so why is he getting the chance to form a government?

(JTA)—As votes were counted following the election in Israel, many saw the results as a loss for longtime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. After all, Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud Party won fewer seats than the Blue and White party of his main... Full story



Barbara Kosstrin, age 67, of Altamonte Springs, passed away on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, at AdventHealth Hospice in Altamonte Springs. She was born on Dec. 11, 1951, in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of the late Jose and Tauba Frejman Gaterbaum.... Full story



Submitted by her family Shirley Michael, age 85, of Maitland, passed away on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, at Weinstein Hospice in Atlanta, with her loving family by her side. Shirley was born on Jan. 2, 1934, in Cleveland, Ohio. She was a beacon of... Full story


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