Articles from the November 3, 2023 edition

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The majestic Lion of Judah

The first line of the Hebrew quote is from Genesis 49:9 — “Judah is a lion’s whelp; On prey, my son, have you grown. He crouches, lies down like a lion, Like the king of beasts — who dare rouse h...

 

Mitzvos for Israel

Throughout history, whenever the Jewish people faced danger, in addition to protecting themselves physically, they turned their eyes to their father in heaven and prayed for salvation. Nate’s Shul and Chabad of North Orlando has gotten together to h...

 

Jewish leaders must declare a state of emergency

The American Jewish community is under assault. A war has been declared against us. Jews and our friends must mobilize to fight back. Jewish leaders must declare a state of emergency now. Pro-Hamas rallies directly threaten the safety of America’s J...

 
 By Luke Tress    News    November 3, 2023

Shabbat tables in Times Square

(New York Jewish Week) - In front of a long U-shaped table in Times Square, set for 224 people, a crowd began to sing "Happy Birthday" for a 12-year-old boy named Erez. Thursday was Erez's birthday,...

 

Are you ready to speak up for Israel?

“Why I Love Israel” is a new course for teens and it includes a cash reward for attending. “Did Israel steal its land? Why does it seem that Israel has so many enemies? How important is Israel to me, anyway?” These are some of the questions that will...

 

The world of Kabbalah

Chabad of South Orlando is offering a course on Kabbalah which began Oct. 31 and continues for six Tuesdays. The instructor is Rabbi Yosef Konikov and is from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Course Overview Join the new course from the Rohr Jewish Learning I...

 

A GoFundMe request from Neal and Genie Blaher

Local residents, Neal and Genie Blaher’s son, Noah, is in northern Israel in a combat support position. The following is a request concerning needed equipment in Israel. Greetings friends, Noah has been called up to the reserves in the IDF, specifica...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    November 3, 2023

White House convenes meeting to address spike in campus antisemitism during Israel-Hamas war

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Biden administration convened a meeting with Jewish leaders on Monday on what it says is an “alarming” rise in reports of antisemitism on college campuses in the wake of the Israel-Hamas war. Doug Emhoff, the Jewish Secon...

 

Biden to Netanyahu: 'immediately' increase Gaza aid

(JNS) — Israel must “immediately and significantly” increase the amount of humanitarian aid entering the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, U.S. President Joe Biden told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a phone call on Sunday. “The Preside...

 

Florida bans SJP from state universities over Hamas terror support

Florida’s state university system, in consultation with Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, directed colleges to “deactivate” chapters of the national group Students for Justice in Palestine for defending Hamas following the Palestinian terrorist group...

 

Qatar pushing Hamas to free captives

The government of Qatar is pressuring the Hamas terrorist organization to release additional captives being held in the Gaza Strip, Reuters reported Wednesday. According to the report Qatar, a key patron of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, is demanding...

 

The myth that Israel/Netanyahu created/funded Hamas

(JNS) — Since these false claims that Israel created Hamas or that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu supported Hamas are circulating across social media, let’s address them. Hamas is an arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, an organization fou...

 

Wake up, Diaspora Jewry! Your fate is bound to Israel's

(JNS) — A few days ago, I was finally able to speak to my friend Akiva. Like so many other reservists, he was called into active duty on Simchat Torah when the war broke out. “I need the things in my car,” he told me. Prior to our conve...

 

No more silence, from anyone

(JNS) — Elie Wiesel famously wrote, “We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” For many years, when it came to Israel, too many were silent. Part of it was fear,...

 

Will destroying Hamas end Israel's problems in Gaza?

(JNS) — Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant on Friday outlined the IDF’s three-step plan for the war in Gaza. The plan calls for the complete destruction of Hamas’s terror infrastructure and ultimately a transition of power to a Palestinian group...

 

The world is on fire - but it is also full of light 

This article initially appeared in My Jewish Learning’s Shabbat newsletter Recharge. (JTA) — Abraham saw a world that was burning. A vivid midrash on last week’s Torah portion, Lech Lecha (Genesis 12:1 – 17:27) recounts the story of how the Jewish...

 

What's Happening

MORNING 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. Congregation Ahavas Yisrael — Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m., 407...

 

Hollywood celebs urge Biden to ensure release of Israeli hostages

(JNS) — Hundreds of Hollywood celebrities have called on President Joe Biden to “not rest” until all the Israeli hostages held by the Hamas terrorist organization are free. The signatories include Madonna, Chris Rock, Gwyneth Paltrow, Gal Gadot...

 

Kfar Aza, Be'eri stand witness to Hamas's depraved massacre

(JNS, KIBBUTZ BE'ERI) - Israel and a significant portion of the international community have been deeply affected by the events of Saturday, Oct. 7, when Hamas carried out a coordinated land, air and...

 

Threats to kill Jewish students at Cornell

(JTA) — Police at Cornell University were called to the school’s kosher dining hall, and the campus Hillel warned students to stay away from it, after anonymous antisemitic posts on a Greek life website that included threats to “shoot up” the bui...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    November 3, 2023

Pence pulls out of GOP primary

LAS VEGAS (JTA) - Mike Pence chose a Jewish gathering to announce his exit from the presidential race, with a veiled warning that his onetime boss, Donald Trump, posed a threat to a robust American...

 

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help: Desk Healthy foods for the eyes

Eating healthy food is one key to reducing the risk of developing eye diseases. Leafy Greens: Leafy greens are a good source of zeaxanthin and lutein, which are related to beta carotene and vitamin A, which may help protect eye tissues from sunlight...

 

US crafting plan for mass evacuations if Hamas war escalates

(JNS) - The United States is preparing for possible mass evacuations of its citizens from Israel and Lebanon should the war against Hamas terrorists in Gaza spark a regional conflagration. Four U.S....

 

18 House Democrats sign resolution for Mideast de-escalation, ceasefire

(JNS) — A resolution “calling for an immediate de-escalation and ceasefire in Israel and occupied Palestine” has drawn 18 House Democrats signatories, led by Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.). Bush’s fellow “Squad” members Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.),...

 

Faces of some of Israel's fallen

(JTA) -After the deadly attack by Hamas, the Jewish world has joined to share in the grief of the mourners and lament the lives cut brutally short. Below are just a fraction of the men and women who...

 

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