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Articles from the October 19, 2018 edition

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 By Ron Kampeas    News    October 19, 2018

Jewish candidates in the 2018 congressional elections: The Senate

WASHINGTON (JTA)-There are 56 candidates for Congress who identify as Jewish. Among them are 41 Democrats: five are running for the Senate-three incumbents and two challengers. Among the 36 in the... Full story


Nikki Haley, fierce defender of Israel, resigns as US ambassador to the UN

NEW YORK (JTA)-Nikki Haley, the U.S. envoy to the United Nations and a strong defender of Israel in the world body, will leave her post by the end of this year. President Donald Trump in an Oval... Full story


A culture of discrimination?

(JNS)—The University of Michigan is again under fire for anti-Israel sentiment as a pro-BDS instructor rejected a Jewish student’s request for a letter of recommendation to study in Israel for a semester, just a few months after an associate... Full story


Michigan professor faces discipline

(JNS)-A University of Michigan professor, citing his support for the BDS movement in denying a student's request in August for a letter of recommendation for a semester-long study-abroad program at... Full story


Twins honor their 70th bar mitzvah anniversary

Twins Herbert and Martin Siegel, will be celebrating their 83rd birthdays on Oct. 24, 2018. What is more significant about this date is that it is also the 70th anniversary of their bar mitzvah. To... Full story


November events at St. Augustine Jewish Historical Society

The St. Augustine Jewish Historical Society will offer three programs during the month of November, an Oneg Shabbat following 7:30 p.m. services at First Congregation Sons of Israel on Friday evening, Nov. 9; a Memorial Service at the St. Augustine... Full story


What are the proposed amendments all about?

Congregation Ohev Shalom Sisterhood is hosting a special event with Mark Cooper, JD, who will lead a non-partisan discussion on the 12 proposed Constitutional Amendments and Revision for the 2018 election, on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. Cooper is a... Full story


COS Men's Club outing

Please join your friends from Congregation Ohev Shalom Men’s Club at Mulligan’s in Altamonte Springs, 165 Wekiva Springs Rd, 32779, on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for a choice brew and some good conversation. Contact: Michael... Full story


A protest to support pro-Israel students at Columbia University didn't involve many students

By Ben Sales NEW YORK (JTA)-The organizers of a rally to support pro-Israel students at Columbia University didn't want the Jewish Defense League to show up. And yet there they were, a few... Full story


2 Israelis killed, 1 injured in West Bank terror attack

JERUSALEM (JTA)-Two Israelis were killed and another injured in a terror attack in a West Bank industrial area that employs thousands of Palestinian and Jewish workers. The attack in the Barkan Indust... Full story


Escalation: Terror balloon lands in Jerusalem

Israeli police were alerted to a house in Givat Ze’ev, a Jerusalem neighborhood, late Sunday night after a Molotov cocktail was found tied to a balloon was found in the backyard. Police sappers examined the balloon and transferred the findings for... Full story


Jewish Federations, we need to talk

At the end of the month, the Jewish Federations of North America will hold their annual General Assembly in Israel. And while the Federations’ decision to hold their annual conference in Israel rather than America seems at face value to be a... Full story


Anti-Semitism as a political issue

There was a time when “real” anti-Semitism was alive and doing well in the United States. I have written before that had we moved to Shaker Heights, Ohio, two years earlier than we did, we could not have bought a house there. It was not until... Full story


America wouldn't let her in, so why should Israel?

(JNS)—Some American pundits are slamming Israel for denying entry to Palestinian-American student Lara Alqasem. Perhaps they should take a look at America’s own laws concerning the admission of extremists before they throw mud at Israel. In... Full story


This is the gravest threat to the future of liberal Judaism

NEW YORK (JTA)—Something is rotten in the state of liberalism that threatens the future of progressive Judaism. Jews who call themselves “liberal” join organizations seeking to boycott, divest and sanction Israel in disproportional numbers.... Full story


In the absence of leadership

(Mida via JNS)—I write this just hours after an Arab terrorist shot and killed two Jews and seriously wounded a third in the Barkan industrial center in Israel’s Shomron region, where thousands of Jews and Arabs work side by side. I write this... Full story


An evil in our midst...

(Mida via JNS)—There is an evil that exists in “Palestinian” society. An evil that seeks to destroy and to kill and to hurt and to eliminate all those around it. An evil that takes great joy in the murder of innocents. An evil that celebrates... Full story


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... Full story


JCC in Fairfax, Va., vandalized with 19 painted swastikas

(JNS)-A Jewish Community Center in Fairfax, Va., was vandalized with 19 spray-painted swastikas early Saturday morning. Building staff noticed the building had been vandalized when they arrived to... Full story

 By Ben Sales    News    October 19, 2018

How a school for kids with learning disabilities prepared its students for mainstream Jewish high school

NEW YORK (JTA)-Going to high school for the first time last month, Linda Shamah felt like many other incoming freshmen: really nervous and really excited. The large lecture-style classes seemed... Full story


Jewish Academy of Orlando celebrates holidays at COS and Temple Israel

Jewish Academy of Orlando students celebrated Sukkot and Simchat Torah at Temple Israel and Congregation Ohev Shalom.   The Jewish holidays at Jewish Academy of Orlando have always been special.... Full story


Gems and Jeans 2018: Casual is the new glam

An 18th anniversary is a meaningful milestone for a Jewish organization-one that surely warrants a glitzy black-tie affair. But the Jewish Pavilion's Gems and Jeans 2018, to be held Oct. 28, was... Full story


Scene Around

Something to think about... From Hezbollah's terrorist army in Lebanon to Iran's growing military presence in Syria, Israel's northern border separates its citizens from one of the most dangerous... Full story


Jerusalem mayor will evict UNRWA

(JNS)—The city of Jerusalem will evict the United Nations Relief Works Agency (UNRWA) in light of the organization’s illegal activities and incitement of Palestinians against Israel, according to Mayor Nir Barkat on Thursday. In a statement,... Full story


The tragic tale of Superman's Jewish creators, told in graphic novel form

(JTA)-When Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel created the Superman character in the early 1930s, they were still living at their parents' homes. Of course, the character and his story-the arrival from... Full story


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