Articles from the November 15, 2019 edition

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 By Marcy Oster    News    November 15, 2019

Public memorial for victims of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

(JTA)-Eleven memorial candles stood on a table at the start of the public memorial service for the attack one year ago on the Tree of Life synagogue building. Family members of the 11 people killed... Full story


Islamic Jihad declares war on Israel

After Israel killed a top commander from the Iranian-backed Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad in a rare targeted strike in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, the group's leader said that Israel has... Full story

 By Ben Sales    News    November 15, 2019

Michael Bloomberg for president?

NEW YORK (JTA)-Michael Bloomberg, the former New York City mayor and billionaire media mogul, appears to be preparing to run for president. Bloomberg, 77, flirted with presidential runs in past... Full story


Gantz & Likud agree on Jordan Valley

With little progress otherwise reported toward forming a new Israeli government, one point of agreement which is said to exist between Likud and Blue and White is over Israel’s right to claim sovereignty over the Jordan Valley and the northern... Full story


Writer's Block Bookstore hosts Brian Kilmeade live at the Roth Family JCC

New York Times bestselling author Brian Kilmeade will be at the Roth Family Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. to talk about his newest book "Sam Houston and... Full story


JAO students learn lessons of hope from a Holocaust survivor

Jewish Academy of Orlando fourth and fifth graders heard testimony from Holocaust survivor Sami Steigmann as part of a visit organized by Dr. Dan Layish, an alumni parent. Steigmann visited students... Full story


Art and puppetry with Israeli visiting professor

Ayelet Golan will present “An evening of Art and Puppetry with Ayelet Golan” on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 6:30 p.m., at the Central Florida Hillel, 3925 Lockwood Blvd., Oviedo. There will be a Q&A after... Full story


In Gaza Strip, Palestinian Islamic Jihad agitates for violence

(JNS)-Palestinian Islamic Jihad-the second-largest armed terror faction in Gaza after Hamas-is agitating for violence, and is in fact the organization that conducted Friday-night's rocket barrage on... Full story


ZOA's action against campus anti-Semitism causes US government to act

The Zionist Organization of America achieved an important legal victory against the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, after the ZOA filed an anti-Semitism complaint against UNC with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil... Full story


Foreign-policy experts predict that an Iranian attack on Israel is just a matter of time

(JNS)—As Iranians took to the streets this week to commemorate 40 years since the U.S. embassy takeover in 1979, Iran announced new violations of the nuclear deal it signed in 2015. The rogue Islamic Republic admitted that it now operates 60... Full story


New Israel Fund's war on Jewish life

(JNS)—According to the Forward, the rationale for the New Israel Fund’s push to create an alternative philanthropic system can be explained by what a Philadelphia psychologist named Roy Idelson considered to be a reasonable request. He wanted... Full story


Europe needs to wake up and start fighting

(JNS)—Roman landmark Caffè Greco, which opened on the Via dei Condotti in 1760, is in crisis. It has to be sold, and there is talk of Jewish buyers. To readers not living in or familiar with Rome this may not seem like a particularly interesting... Full story


J Street's foul formula

(JNS)—When it was founded some 10 years ago, J Street claimed to be a “pro-Israel and pro-peace” organization. That was taken to mean partnering with the mainstream Israeli political left to build support in Washington for a two-state solution... Full story


Shabbat: Reclaiming Jewish identity from anti-Semitism

(JNS)—One year after the Tree of Life synagogue shooting shook world Jewry to its core, we are continuously flooded with disturbing reminders that, unbelievably, anti-Semitism is back on the agenda and threatens our way of life more seriously... Full story


A Kurdish campaign to boycott Turkey

(JNS)—It is a story that strikes a chord with anyone familiar with the struggle for civil rights in the American South. Jwnaid Murad, a businessman in Iraqi Kurdistan, has decided that he will no longer sell Turkish products in his supermarket in... Full story


We didn't need more evidence-Richard Spencer has always been anti-Semitic

NEW YORK (JTA)—There is something curious about the media attention given to the recent leak of Richard Spencer’s post-Charlottesville rant, in which he decried “little f—ing kikes” and “little f—ing octoroons,” an anachronistic... Full story


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... Full story


A citizen under Spain's new Law of Return for descendents of Jews exiled in 1492 to speak Dec. 18

Jacksonville’s Josh Fisher has obtained Spanish citizenship through his Sephardic ancestry, demonstrating that his family was exiled in 1492. Fisher, who will be the featured speaker at the Dec. 18 meeting of the St. Augustine Jewish Historical... Full story


A Holocaust survivor who inspires all he meets

"I am not what happened to me, I am what I chose to be." This is Holocaust survivor Sami Steigmann's own words by which he lives. With an everlasting smile on his face, Steigmann shares his message of hope and positivity with everyone he meets. Steig... Full story


A tour of the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica at UF

The St. Augustine Jewish Historical Society invites the community to join them on a tour the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica at the University of Florida on Sunday, Nov. 17, under the direction of Dr. Rebecca Jefferson, the unofficial... Full story

 By Ron Kampeas    News    November 15, 2019

Nita Lowey, retiring after 32 years in Congress, gets teary recalling her Jewish legacy

WASHINGTON (JTA)-Nita Lowey, who is retiring after 32 years in Congress, fields a question about her legacy as a Jewish lawmaker. No trouble there-she talks about Israel and her Jewish pride all the t... Full story


The Jewish Pavilion offers an experience for residents of all faiths

Colleen Norris has been associated with The Mayflower in Winter Park for over 23 years. She is the assisted-living director and recently stated that she is "happy to get up and go to work every day."... Full story


Scene Around

I'm shocked (and delighted!)... I learned this recently and share it with you: "The Dutch National Railway, Nederlandse Spoorwegen has announced its intention to offer financial compensation to the... Full story


What the fall of the Berlin Wall meant for Eastern European Jews

By Liam Hoare VIENNA (JTA)-"Neither ox nor donkey can block the path to socialism," the East German leader Erich Honecker boldly declared on Aug. 14, 1989. Less than three months later, on Nov. 9,... Full story


They share their love

Denise Beumer and Sharon Littman share their love with seniors every week volunteering for the Jewish Pavilion at Savannah Court in Maitland. They also shared the evening as honorees at the Gems &... Full story


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