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Articles from the November 18, 2022 edition

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Despite win, Hochul's support plummets among Orthodox Jews

(JNS) - One could circle Brooklyn's Edward R. Murrow High School for blocks on Tuesday. There were no political activists handing out campaign material. A truck with inaudible speakers passed the...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    November 18, 2022

Biden congratulates Netanyahu on win

WASHINGTON (JTA) - President Joe Biden called Benjamin Netanyahu to congratulate him on being reelected Israeli prime minister. Netanyahu said the two would work to expand the Abraham Accords....

 

COS gala to honor new rabbi and cantor

The year of 5783 promises both growth and continuity at Congregation Ohev Shalom as we welcome our wonderful new clergy, Rabbi Geoffrey Spector and Cantor Jeffrey Weber. In the few months since they...

 

Snoozing at the King's house

(JTA) — King Charles III wants to make sure that the United Kingdom’s chief rabbi can make it to his coronation ceremony next year — so much so that he’s letting the Jewish leader sleep over at his house. The coronation is set for May 6,...

 

Retiring dentist honored by patients and vice mayor of Deltona

Michael Zerivitz, DDS, better known to all his patients as Dr. Z, practiced dentistry at 916 Deltona Blvd. in Deltona for 42 years - caring for up to three generations in one family. When he decided...

 

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: How to Get the Elderly to take in fluids

As we age, the amount of fluid in our bodies begins to decrease. This means there are fewer water reserves available for your body to use as you get older. There is a lowered thirst response. The natural aging process weakens the body’s ability...

 

New documentary on Holocaust Reparations to screen in Orlando

On Saturday, Nov. 26, Chabad Lubavitch of North Orlando will be hosting a screening of the new documentary movie “Reckonings.” In the aftermath of the Holocaust, secret meetings began to...

 

Rosen JCC offers School Out Days

When Orange County Public Schools close for holidays or in-service days, it can be a challenge for many families who need child care. Parents look for activities to keep kids busy. Or they need a place for kids to go while they work. The Rosen JCC...

 

With a dark winter looming in Ukraine, Jewish groups send generators and other support

(JTA) — Since Feb. 24, when Russian troops invaded Ukraine, Jewish groups from around the world have flooded the country with support, from food to medical care to evacuations. Now, as temperatures fall and Russian attacks on Ukraine’s power...

 

Anti-Defamation League acquires Jewish investment watchdog to fight threats to Israel on Wall Street

(JTA) — The Anti-Defamation League is bolstering its advocacy on Wall Street by absorbing JLens, an organization known for rating companies on their alleged support for the Israel boycott, according to an announcement on Thursday by the ADL. Founde...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    November 18, 2022

Polls show most Jewish voters backed Democrats

(JTA) — A poll of Jewish voters showed them overwhelmingly listing abortion rights and risks to democracy as their top issues when they voted in midterm elections. The poll commissioned by J Street and another exit poll conducted on behalf of Fox N...

 

Midterms show America remains a deeply divided nation

(JNS) — If Americans thought that the midterm elections would provide a clear picture of their country’s future political direction, they woke up the next morning as confused as ever. The Democrats may have won the expectations game as the...

 

Don't get hysterical over Israel's election

(JNS) — New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman has predictably described the results of Israel’s Nov. 1 election in apocalyptic terms. Of course, any government that does not share his views is anathema. The same goes for many other critics....

 

Dragons and dragon-slayers in Israel and America Most Israeli Jews know which is which, most American Jews do not

(JNS) — The elections that have just taken place in Israel and the United States each boiled down to a contest between dragons and dragon-slayers. The difference is this: Israeli Jews mostly recognize who are the dragons and who are their slayers....

 

Thomas Friedman's fury

(JNS) — New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman is distraught. Nothing could be worse, he appears to think, than Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent reelection as Israel’s prime minister. Netanyahu’s new governing coalition, Friedman warns, will...

 

What's Happening

MORNING MINYANS Chabad of North Orlando and Chabad of Altamonte Springs are holding in-person 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....

 

ZOA prompts federal investigation into Fairfax, Va., school district's response to antisemitic harassment

New York — In response to a detailed complaint filed last January by the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is investigating whether the...

 
 By Steve Postal    News    November 18, 2022

Israeli NGO: The Palestinians are stealing Area C; Massive illegal construction is creating facts on the ground in Judea and Samaria

(JNS) Arab expansion into land in Judea and Samaria is far outpacing Israeli growth in the area, according to a report by the Israeli NGO Regavim. "In the past year, the rate of illegal Palestinian...

 

A Jewish social media influencer makes a Holocaust documentary for a new generation

(JNS) — At a moment of sharply rising antisemitism, a Jewish social media star known for her dance videos is getting deadly serious. Montana Tucker’s 10-part docu-series, “How to: Never...

 

Prosecutors charge New Jersey teen whose Islamist manifesto threatened synagogue attack

(JTA) — Federal prosecutors have arrested and charged a New Jersey teenager with extremist Islamist views with making the threat that led to a sweeping FBI warning for the state’s synagogues last week. Omar Alkattoul, 18, of Sayreville, New...

 

JFS Orlando's Weekly Wellness Corner

Observe your gratitude. Giving thanks isn't just a single event or season, but a practice we should repeat each day. Start with observation and reflection. What are some areas in your life that need...

 

'Armageddon Time' tackles Jewish assimilation and race relations

This piece contains spoilers. (JTA) – At the fancy private school where he has just started his first day, Jewish sixth-grader Paul Graff (Banks Repata) is asked by a major donor what his last name...

 

In new miniseries 'The Calling,' an NYPD detective's Judaism helps him solve crimes

(New York Jewish Week) — In “The Calling,” a new miniseries streaming on Peacock, a Jewish NYPD detective fights crime and solves mysteries by letting his Jewishness lead the way. Jeff Wilbusch...

 

Adidas to partner with ADL on fighting antisemitism in sports

(JTA) — Three weeks after saying he was “alarmed” by Adidas’ ties to Kanye West, Jonathan Greenblatt, the CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, donned the company’s sneakers for his group’s “Never is Now” conference in New York City....

 

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