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Articles from the October 21, 2022 edition

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Soaring 18 meters, 'tree of life' to be dedicated in Ma'ale Adumim

(JNS Wire) - On Oct. 24 at 1 p.m. at the beautiful, lakeside Shamir Park located in Ma'ale Adumim, a growing city outside of nearby Jerusalem, the district's newest tourist and interpretive cultural...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    October 21, 2022

Israel's government approves maritime accord with Lebanon

(JTA) — Israel’s government has approved an historic maritime accord with Lebanon, as both countries are under pressure to get the agreement signed before October ends and their leaders may change. The Israeli and U.S. governments pushed back...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    October 21, 2022

No more training on Yom Kippur

(JTA) — The U.S. Air Force Academy has pledged to “correct” its processes to ensure that it does not schedule key events on major faith holidays after a mandatory training exercise took place on Yom Kippur. “The U.S. Air Force Academy...

 
 By Aryeh Savir    News    October 21, 2022

Israelis face hourly terror attacks

Palestinian terrorists have carried out attacks on an hourly basis, according to the data of the Judea and Samaria emergency center, which registered 23 terrorist incidents in the past day. These attacks included shootings, one of which...

 

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: Orange County Commission on Aging on elder abuse

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day was launched by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations. The purpose of day is to provide an opportunity for communities around the world to...

 

Jewish Historical Society to Gather on Veterans Day

The 104th anniversary of the Armistice ending World War I will be observed by the St. Augustine Jewish Historical Society on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. at 11 a.m. at the St. Augustine National Cemetery, 104 Marine Street, St. Augustine,...

 

Stanford U apologizes for discriminating against Jewish applicants in the 1950s

(JTA) — An official investigation by Stanford University released Wednesday confirmed longstanding suspicions that university administrators acted to limit Jewish enrollment in the 1950s while publicly denying that they were doing so. In tandem wit...

 

New opinion poll illuminates growing challenges of polarization and antisemitism

A poll conducted by the Jewish Institute for Liberal Values and OneMessage Public Strategies reveals that self-identified “Progressives” and “Very Liberals” carry views far removed from the rest of the electorate, particularly on the Jewish...

 

Gantz orders IDF to be ready for 'any scenario' in North

(JNS) — Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz on Thursday ordered IDF troops to prepare for “any scenario” on the northern border after a proposed maritime frontier demarcation accord with Hezbollah-controlled Lebanon appeared to have hit a...

 

How Joe Rogan, Tucker Carlson, Berkeley and Wellesley mainstream antisemitism

(JNS) — At what point does a rise in antisemitism stop being viewed merely as a series of isolated, troubling occurrences and start being treated like an emergency? When mass- media programs mainstream hatemongers who target and seek to...

 

The silence that screams

(JNS) — Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022 was the 40th anniversary of the 1982 Palestinian terror attack on the Great Synagogue of Rome, in which a two-year-old child, Stefano Tache, was killed and 37 others wounded. Stefano’s brother Gadiel, also wounded in...

 

A rising movement wants to drive Jews out of academia

(JNS) A movement is now afoot in the United States to drive Jews out of higher education — both teachers and students. The movement, using the poisoned spear tip of anti-Zionism, is gaining momentum. It is reminiscent of nothing less than the...

 

Saving Soviet Jews in Rekjavik long distance

This week in 1986, U.S. President Ronald Regan and Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev met at a summit in Rekjavik, Iceland. With the nuclear threat of Vladimir Putin today, wouldn’t it be wonderful if we had world leaders who could sit down and...

 

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....

 

Biden to Lapid: 'You are making history'

(JNS) — U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday said that Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid was “making history” by agreeing to a maritime border deal with Lebanon to end a decade-long-plus dispute over gas-rich waters in the Eastern Mediterranean....

 

Pastor Larry Huch is No. 1 on the 2022 'Top 50 Christian Allies' list

(JNS) - The Israel Allies Foundation has named Pastor Larry Huch of Dallas, Texas, as the No. 1 Christian ally of the Jewish state in its annual Top 50 list. The list of "Top 50 Christian Allies,"...

 
 By Yaakov Lappin    News    October 21, 2022

Russia deploying Iranian-made suicide drones in Ukraine

(JNS) - Russia is deploying Iranian-made unmanned aerial vehicles in its war against Ukraine, and although it is not yet possible to determine their exact operational effectiveness, the weapons...

 

Israeli MK to Christian parliamentarians: 'Demand your governments sanction Iran'

(JNS) — Israeli lawmaker Sharren Haskel called on Christian parliamentarians from around the world to demand their governments sanction Iran, in a dramatic address that culminated with her cutting her hair in a show of solidarity with Iranian...

 

The historical origins of Kanye West's inflammatory comment, 'Black people are actually Jew[s]'

(JTA) — In 1892, an Oklahoma preacher born into slavery received a series of divine revelations that compelled him to launch a new church and, with it, a new religious movement in the United States: Black Israelism, better known as the Black...

 

IDF identifies bodies of two soldiers missing since 1948

(JNS) - The remains of two soldiers who fought in Israel's war of independence have been found, 74 years after their deaths. The Israeli Defence Forces announced on Friday that it had identified the...

 

JFS Orlando's Weekly Wellness Corner

Ask a friend. When contemplating forgiveness, either asking for or giving, identifying the cause can be useful, especially if it is a deeper-rooted issue. There might be a pattern or trigger within...

 

This kasha varnishkes recipe was almost lost in the Holocaust

By Tova Friedman A beloved dish “made the old-fashioned way” with lots of mushrooms. In “Honey Cake & Latkes: Recipes from the Old World by the Auschwitz-Birkenau Survivors,” Tova Friedman...

 

The ultimate stuffed cabbage hack

My mother's stuffed cabbage is one of my favorite dishes in the world. She makes it with ground beef and rice and simmers the stuffed cabbage leaves in a rich, savory tomato sauce. I could eat trays...

 
 By Brian Blum    News    October 21, 2022

New blood test may detect fetal abnormalities at week 10

(ISRAEL21c) - When a pregnant woman is worried about possible genetic defects in the child she is carrying, amniocentesis is the gold standard test. But amniocentesis is both invasive - a needle is...

 

Obituary - BORIS OFFIR

Mr. Boris Offir, 59, of Orlando, died Monday, Oct. 10, 2022, at Orlando Health following a brief illness. Mr. Offir was born Oct. 31, 1962, in Petach Tikva, Israel to the late Yosef and Tanya... Full story

 

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