Articles from the November 10, 2023 edition

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The painful, painstaking work of Israel's burial societies

(JNS) — Menachem Levy says he is “used to death.” A member of Tel Aviv’s chevra kadisha (“sacred society”), he is among a relatively small number of experts in Israel responsible for...

 
 By Baruch Yedid    News    November 10, 2023

Hamas is losing its grip on Gaza

(JNS) — In an apparent attempt to reassure Gaza City residents after Israeli tanks were seen on Monday on Salah al-Din street, the city’s main highway, Hamas announced that “a number of tanks reached an agricultural area and escaped from the p...

 

WalMart stands with Israel

Walmart’s philanthropic arm announced Friday that it would be sending Israel’s Red Cross $1 million in response to the “horrific and inhuman” Hamas attack on Israel October 7 that set off the...

 

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: Insurance fraud

Scams After a major storm or hurricane you may get a door-to-door sales person telling you that your roof is damaged and their company can repair it after you settle a claim with your insurance company. Someone may even go on top of your roof and...

 

What can we do at this time?

The rise in hate crimes in the U.S. related to the Israel-Hamas war is deplorable. Jews in this country are asking themselves difficult questions—should they wear a star of David or take down their mezuzah? Still others are asking if it is safe to...

 

GoFundMe for Noah Blaher update

Neal Blaher sent this email out to update what has happened with Noah’s GoFundMe: (1) The GoFundMe Campaign through which you may have made a donation has been cancelled for the reasons previously mentioned, namely, the military purpose of Noah’s...

 

November events at the Rosen JCC

The Rosen JCC is full of events for the entire family. November offers: Saturday Night Out — This is the perfect chance for parents to plan a night out as we come up on the busy holiday season. Parents can drop off children on Saturday, Nov. 11...

 

Relax, schmooze - it's Mah Jongg time

The Congregation Ohev Shalom Sisterhood is hosting the 11th Annual Mah Jongg Tournament on Sunday, Nov. 19, from noon to 5 p.m. This is a community wide event and all are welcome. The entry fee is $40. There will be prizes won and food available....

 

Harvard, Penn, Columbia announce steps to address antisemitism following campus turmoil

(JTA) — Three Ivy League universities have announced steps to fight antisemitism after weeks of turmoil on their campuses and others. Harvard University has put together a group of advisors to address antisemitism on campus, and both the...

 

What the polls say about Americans' support for Israel, Biden and the war in Gaza

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Younger voters are less likely to back Israel, support among Democrats for Israel’s conduct has declined and Americans overall are wary of being drawn into a Middle East war. Those are three takeaways from a series of polls on...

 

Russia: Israel has no right to defend itself against Hamas

(JNS) — Israel does not have the right to defend itself, Russia’s representative to the United Nations said on Wednesday. The United States and its allies are hypocritical for talking “about Israel’s alleged right for self-defense, which, a...

 

They back 'Palestine' because they hate Jews

(JNS) — In the past weeks, anti-Israel protests on college campuses and in the streets of major cities have continued and grown in size. In Europe, the numbers of those expressing “solidarity with Palestine” are even greater as hundreds of tho...

 

Two antisemitic myths exposed

(JNS) — On Oct. 7, the Palestinian terror group Hamas committed the worst massacre of Jews since the Holocaust. Two of the most prominent and deplorable reactions to the slaughter have been the antisemitic denial of this crime and widespread...

 

American Jews are at war on college campuses

(JNS) — The curtain has finally been lifted on the raging antisemitism that has taken hold of college campuses over the course of decades. While it has festered ever since leftists, Marxists and other Jew-haters took over academia after their...

 

Anti-Israel indoctrination in US schools

(JNS) — There are regular news accounts of children in Gaza being indoctrinated via United Nations Relief and Work Agency schools to dehumanize Jews, while portraying Israel as completely lacking in legitimacy. The role this played in the Oct. 7...

 

Destroying war criminals saves everyone

(JNS) — The concept of proportionality in warfare is well-defined. It measures civilian casualties and collateral damage against military necessity. There are people who don’t like that, who prefer to think that every operation in an...

 

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.,...

 

Violent Jew-hatred up 330% in war's first three weeks

(JNS) — Antisemitic incidents across the globe, including violent ones and online hatred, increased significantly between Oct. 7 and Oct. 25 compared to that span last year, according to a report from the Israeli Ministry for Diaspora Affairs and...

 

A day for corned beef sandwiches and book buying

This past Sunday, Oct. 29, marked Temple Israel’s First Annual Book Fair and Corned Beef Sandwich Day, and whether measuring books, beef, or bucks, the event was a success. Thousands of books were d...

 

Documentary film 'Eva's Promise' debuts on TV in 2024

On a train to Auschwitz, 15-year-old Eva made a promise to her brother, Heinz Geiringer. If he did not survive the camps, Eva promised to retrieve the paintings and poetry Heinz hid under the...

 

With young adults off to war, Israeli teens are stepping up in their communities

This story was produced as part of the JTA Teen Journalism Fellowship program. (JTA) - After her husband left abruptly to join his army unit, Meytal Blumenthal Gordon realized she still hadn't...

 

Jewish Pavilion's online auction nets $30,000+

The Jewish Pavilion's recent online auction, which ran from Oct. 22 to 27, 2023, has proven to be a resounding success, with over 300 bidders coming together to raise a remarkable $30,000+. This...

 

Survived the Holocaust, killed by Hamas

(JNS) - The messages kept coming in to Kibbutz Holit's emergency WhatsApp group. "Save us, save us," "Where is the army?" "They are trying to burn down the houses" and "There's gunfire." A...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    November 10, 2023

Israeli forces rescue kidnapped soldier, the first since Oct. 7

(JTA) — Israeli forces rescued an Israeli soldier from the Gaza Strip, the first such successful operation since Hamas invaded Israel on Oct. 7, and the first since the terror group assumed control...

 

Obituary - MATTHEW (MENDEL) GREENBERG

Mr. Matthew (Mendel) Greenberg, 35, passed away peacefully Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023, at Advent Health Altamonte Springs following a brief illness. Mr. Greenberg was born May 30, 1988, in Orlando, Florida and a lifelong resident. Mr. Greenberg is... Full story

 

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