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Jewish Academy of Orlando hosts annual Book Fair

Jewish Academy of Orlando will hold its annual book fair, Monday, Oct. 29-Nov. 2. This year's theme is Enchanted Forest. The fair's signature event, Family Night, will be held Oct. 28, at 6.30 p.m....

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    October 26, 2018

A guide to the Jewish Republican House candidates in the 2018 midterm elections

WASHINGTON (JTA)-There are 15 Jewish Republican candidates running in U.S. House of Representatives races this fall. Two are incumbents and 13 are challengers. JTA is breaking down the races,...

 

Beersheva home destroyed by rocket

(JNS)-A medium-range grad rocket fired by terrorists in the Gaza Strip destroyed a home in Beersheva, Israel's third-largest city, deep inside Israeli territory. The Red Alert warning system was...

 

Israel helps hurricane victims

(Israel21c)-Humanitarian organization IsraAID is sending volunteers to northwest Florida; teams already helping in North Carolina, Philippines and Indonesia. Israeli humanitarian NGO IsraAID is...

 

Grief Support group begins again

The Jewish Pavilion and Vitas Hospice is offering a free, six-week Grief Support group for people who have lost loved ones (spouses, children, parents, etc.). The first session is on Monday, Nov.12 from 10:30 a.m. until noon at Oakmonte Village...

 

October is National Residents' Rights Month

The Staff of The Jewish Pavilion and other local facilities honor and acknowledge the Seniors who live in long-term care and nursing homes. In 1987, the Federal government passed, “The Nursing Home Reform Law.”  This was to establish...

 

Stetson's Hillel students have a one-on-one with the university board

Stetson University Hillel students were invited to meet and dine with the university board of trustees. During dinner they were given an intimate understanding of the role of the board of the...

 

Australian Jewish leader says embassy move to Jerusalem would 'right a longstanding injustice'

(JNS)-Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Tuesday that he would consider moving the country's embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which would mark a major shift in policy...

 
 By Jack Gold    News    October 26, 2018

Muslims rage over Australia's openness to embassy move

The Palestinians and several Muslim countries expressed indignation after Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced he was considering recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and moving the country’s embassy to the city. Morrison...

 

Cruz slams 'rabidly anti-Israel' J Street in debate with O'Rourke

WASHINGTON (JTA)—Sen. Ted Cruz called J Street, the liberal Jewish Middle East policy group, “rabidly anti-Israel” in the Texas Republican’s debate with his Democratic opponent, U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke. “Congressman O’Rourke is fond of...

 

Israel and US postal services issue joint Chanukah stamp

JERUSALEM (JTA)—Israel Post and the U.S. Postal Service have issued a joint stamp for Chanukah. The stamp also is meant to celebrate 70 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Israel and the United States, Israel Post said in...

 

Who speaks for the Jews, and why do we let them?

(JNS)—The confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh as the newest associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court was greeted by the organized Jewish world in the same manner as his nomination by U.S. President Donald Trump. While some organizations stayed silen...

 

Free speech does not include violence

(Camera on Campus via JNS)—As the U.S. Air Force C-17 left Afghan airspace, I allowed myself to relax for a brief moment. My year-long tour in Kabul, Afghanistan, was over. Returning home, I thought of those fellow soldiers, including my command...

 

Two shining lights in Iceland

Earlier this month my wife and I flew to Iceland to chase and hopefully observe the Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights, a spectacular colorful light show appearing in the night sky above the arctic circle, and in some instances even at lower latitu...

 

Viewpoint: Let's keep it to the facts

Rabbinic debate has a long history in Judaism. In that spirit, I am responding respectfully to Rabbi Sanford’s Olshansky’s article in the Heritage accusing Mayor Andrew Gillum of being anti-Israel and Chris King of being anti-Semitic. Both...

 

The facts belie the claims of 'siege'

(Israel Hayom via JNS)—Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced on Saturday that he was stopping the newly resumed supply of fuel and gas to the Gaza Strip, and added: “As long as the violence on the Gaza border does not come to a...

 

Actions speak louder than words

(JNS)—Given the rising tensions on the Israel-Gaza border, it is time we ask Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman: How many times can you threaten Hamas? How many times can you say “Somebody stop me...

 

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...

 

Haley reveals details about Trump, Israel

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley talked about some of the behind-the-scenes dealings with her boss, President Donald Trump, as well as foreign envoys in a closed-door meeting of the politically conservative Council for National...

 

Football, food, synagogues and a museum in a whirlwind trip

By Marilyn Shapiro Simchas and celebrations are wonderful, but New Orleans celebrates every day of the year. A city brimming with restaurants, clubs, and street musicians, it was clear to see why The...

 

Want to teach your dog Yiddish? There's a class for that

By Josefin Dolsten NEW YORK (JTA)-Dogs and their owners are a common sight in Central Park on the weekend, but there was something different about the group gathered on the grass on a recent Sunday mo...

 
 By Lisa Levine    News    October 26, 2018

Celebrating Shabbat brings feelings of community

When Mae Weisman was in a skilled-nursing facility, recuperating from a recent illness, it was only natural for her to miss doing the things she enjoys. One of the things she most looked forward to...

 

Scene Around

Not a surprise to me... In my opinion, some of the smartest brains on earth belong to Israelis, especially when it comes to medicine and science. For instance, they are so advanced in the cures for...

 

BBC refuses to cover terror attacks

(BBC Watch via JNS)-The Israel Security Agency's report on terror attacks (Hebrew) during September 2018 shows that throughout the month a total of 204 incidents took place: 70 in Judea and...

 

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