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 By Yaakov Lappin    News    January 11, 2019

With SpaceIL launch, its to the moon and beyond for Israel

(JNS)—In 2019, a team of Israelis will make history when an unmanned spacecraft they built will launch from Cape Canaveral, Fla., destined for the moon. SpaceIL, an Israeli nonprofit organization,...

 

Award-winning speaker to address teens, parents in Federation program

The educators of the Jewish Teen Education Network invite teens in 8th to 12th grades and their parents for an evening with international award-winning speaker Scott Fried from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Feb...

 

Remembering the Holocaust

In commemoration of International Holocaust Day, on Jan. 27, there will be a presentation by Holly Mandelkern, author of "Beneath White Stars-Holocaust Profiles in Poetry" at the Winter Park Public...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    January 11, 2019

Steelers donate $70,000

(JTA)-The Pittsburgh Steelers' Stronger Than Hate campaign inspired the city and the world to rally around the Jewish community in the wake of the shooting attack on a local synagogue building that...

 
 By Shari Wladis    News    January 11, 2019

Learning can be experienced anywhere at OTA

Learning does not have to be regulated to just a classroom. This is evident at Orlando Torah Academy, the learning spills out into the hallways and beyond. During the first half of the school year...

 

Congregation Sinai hosts Magic Of Music Fashion Show

The Congregation Sinai Sisterhood will host their 10th annual fashion show on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, at Gabby’s Banquet & Events Facility in Clermont, Florida. More than 230 women from the Orlando and Central Florida community are expected to...

 

Exploring bereavement through a Jewish lens

For those grieving the loss of a loved one and would like to find hope and healing, JFS Orlando and the Jewish Pavilion, in cooperation with The Hospice of the Comforter and VITAS Healthcare, will host a grief support group beginning Thursday, Jan....

 

Jewish groups criticize Georgia Democrat for comparing Trump to Hitler

(JNS)-Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) compared U.S. President Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler this week during a sermon he delivered at Atlanta's Friendship Baptist Church. "The Jewish people know a thing...

 

Honduras plans to move its embassy to Jerusalem

(JNS) Honduras will be moving ahead with plans to open its Israel embassy in Jerusalem, and Israel is in talks to open its Honduran embassy in Tegucigalpa, following a meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Honduran President...

 

Georges Loinger, French Resistance fighter, dies

(JTA)—Georges Loinger, a member of the French Resistance during World War II who saved hundreds of Jewish children from the Nazis, has died. Loinger died on Friday in Paris at the age of 108, France’s Holocaust Memorial Foundation confirmed on it...

 

Israel 'renamed' by Tlaib

(JNS)-Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) displayed a map on her first day in the House of Representatives with a note posted over Israel that reads "Palestine." Buzzfeed reporter Hannah Allam...

 

Thank heaven we're done with UNESCO 

(JNS)—Thank God, it’s over. When 2018 ended, Israel’s withdrawal from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization took effect. Don’t feel bad. Under existing conditions, there was no reason to keep our place at the...

 

Who's in charge?

Chaos in both of my countries: Israel’s government collapses, and calls an election for April 9th; U.S. government is wrapped up in a dispute about the wall, pulls out from Syria, and several other claims about the president. Israel’s election...

 

Shabbat on the high seas

Whenever my wife and I travel overseas we always listen for the sounds of Jewish! Our latest adventure began on the Friday before Christmas when we boarded a cruise ship destined for the Southeast Carribean Sea. Since the cruise began a few days...

 

What if the Six-Day War never took place?

(JNS)—If the “West Bank” was part of the “Hashemite Kingdom” up to 1967, how did it suddenly become the Palestinians’ long-yearned-for homeland which, up until then, they were submissively willing to cede to an alien potentate? Not since...

 
 By Ben Cohen    Opinions    January 11, 2019

How to teach the Holocaust going forward

(JNS)—Imagine that you are a Jewish doctor in a Nazi concentration camp. About 100 of your fellow inmates suffer from diabetes, and you only have a limited supply of insulin, with no guarantee of more on the way. Do you give each patient the same a...

 

'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' gets Jewish converts totally wrong

Since it came into our lives last year, I’ve had mixed feelings about “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” Its jokes sometimes feel like the kind of things we say among other fellow Jews, but not to the rest of the world. The show does have a...

 

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...

 

Kosher cop tells all

In his new book, “We Want Mashgiach Now—Tales From A Kosher Cop,” Allan Lieberman tells what’s really going on behind the kitchen doors in the Kosher food service business. Lieberman, a South...

 

Butterflies surround me

Butterflies. Beautiful butterflies. Blue. Yellow. Even black and white. I am so enthralled by them. But butterflies have a greater meaning to me than just their beauty. In 1993, I read a book called...

 

Jewish community of Jordan Valley: 'Bedouin carrying out a mass-scale takeover of land'

(JNS)-Residents of an illegal Bedouin outpost adjacent to Maskiyot were served with demolition orders. But instead of pulling up stakes, they are carrying out a takeover through agricultural projects...

 

Bat Mitzvah - Dena Rose Kolin

Dena Rose Kolin, daughter of Lawrence and Karen Kolin of Orlando, will be called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at Congregation Ohev Shalom in Maitland. Dena is in the...

 

Clermont Congregation Sinai celebrates Tu B'shvat

The Congregation Sinai Sisterhood will host their annual Tu B’shvat holiday celebration service starting at 7:30 p.m. on Friday night, Jan. 18. Congregation Sinai will host a special Rebbe’s Table service welcoming Shabbat with a special focus...

 

Scene Around

Memories... Back in 1964, when my husband, Irv, and I moved to Orlando, one of the finest restaurants in Central Florida was Al and Linda's La Cantina. More than half a century has past, yet, after...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    January 11, 2019

Lawmakers reintroduce pro-Israel legislation

WASHINGTON (JTA)—Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., reintroduced pro-Israel legislation that did not get passed in the last Congress. Rubio, together with Sen. James Risch, R-Idaho, on Thursday, the first day of the new Congress, combined a number of Middle...

 

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