Articles from the November 24, 2023 edition

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At 290,000-strong, 'March for Israel' is 'largest pro-Israel gathering in history'

(JNS) - "We have indeed made history today with over 290,000 of us gathered here on the National Mall. This is the largest pro-Israel gathering in history," William Daroff, CEO of the Conference of...

 

New Chabad Jewish Center cuts the ribbon at UCF

When Rabbi Chaim Boruch and Rivkie Lipskier opened a new $6.5 million, 14,000-square-feet building recently to serve the 7,000 Jewish students at the University of Central Florida, one of the largest...

 

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: Legal Planning

Without proper legal planning, caring for aging loved ones is often emotionally and financially distressing for everyone involved. Families struggle at the last minute to find information, guidance and assistance to handle the complex health care,...

 

2024 Membership appeal for the Jewish Pavilion

The Jewish Pavilion is a special organization dedicated to ensuring that the elderly members of the Jewish community are not forgotten. It has been a lifeline for seniors residing in long-term care facilities for the past 23 years. As the year 2024...

 

Learn more about antisemitism on college campuses

On Tuesday, Dec. 5, the local chapter of the Zionist Organization of America will host guest speaker Susan B. Tuchman who will discuss "The campus war against Israel & Jews." Tuchman is the...

 

JP Connections Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

‘Tis the season for joy, gratitude, and celebration, and what better way to kick off the festivities than by joining JP Connections for a luncheon and holiday shopping experience on Monday, Dec. 4, at 11 am. The venue for this merry gathering is...

 

ZOA condemns Biden/Blinken approval of $10B in sanctions relief for Iran

On the very same day when over three hundred thousand Americans, Jews and non-Jews alike, travelled to Washington, D.C., to support Israel’s efforts to prevent Hamas from ever slaughtering innocent Jews again, President Joe Biden and Secretary of...

 
 By Baruch Yedid    News    November 24, 2023

As Gaza collapses, Hamas leaders make billions abroad

(JNS) — While nearly a million residents of Gaza are displaced by war, Hamas’s top leaders and their families have been enriching themselves. The Hamas leadership controls an investment portfolio estimated at close to $1 billion and owns assets...

 
 By Baruch Yedid    News    November 24, 2023

Arab countries setting up field hospitals for Gazans

(JNS) — Egypt, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates are in the process of setting up field hospitals on Egyptian soil near Gaza to treat Palestinians. A Turkish ship arrived at the port of El Arish in North Sinai, carrying about 500 tons of medical...

 

NPR poll: Americans evenly divided over Israel's response

(JNS) — A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll of 1,429 adults, released on Wednesday, offers insight into American views on Israel’s war to uproot Hamas from the Gaza Strip. Public opinion has split in approving Israel’s military response to...

 

The truth is Israel's narrative

(JNS) — Paul Kessler went to a pro-Hamas demonstration in the Los Angeles area waving an Israeli flag to stand down the crowd gathered to support the genocide of Jews. A pro-Hamas demonstrator, who tracked the 69-year-old before he approached...

 

Sarsour: 'Kidnapped' posters are a Jewish conspiracy

(JNS) — There’s a theme that emerges when defending the atrocities of Hamas and its supporters: “You made us do it.” And the next step beyond that is the suggestion that the crimes committed by Hamas and its supporters were really a form of...

 

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK: Just a few thoughts on Haman, Hitler, Hamas and Herzl

By Remember Haman? The book of Esther tells the story of this horrible man in the king’s court who planned to kill all the Jews in the Persian/Medes kingdom — a kingdom that stretched from India to Ethiopia. Haman gave 10,000 talents of silver...

 

The unthinkable things inside and under Gazan hospitals

The other day, I was reading my grandson the Dr. Seuss classic, “In a People House.” It was a needed respite for me, a break from incessantly following the news of the war in Israel, albeit that the Red Alert app on my phone sounded throughout,...

 

The world must re-evaluate its values

(JNS) — After 75 years of a successful Israel, it’s hard to imagine that in its early years, Zionism garnered less than 10 percent of global Jewry’s support. Many Jews preferred to assimilate into the nations in which they resided. Others...

 

Veteran New York Times' reporter blames Israel for attacks

(JNS) — The former Israel bureau chief of The New York Times has discovered who is really to blame for the Hamas pogrom on Oct. 7: Israel. This vile bit of slander comes from the pen of Ethan Bronner, who spent 26 years at the Times posing...

 

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.,...

 

Erdogan: Israel a 'terrorist state,' Hamas 'resistance fighters'

(JNS) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Wednesday called Israel a “terrorist state” and described Hamas terrorists as “resistance fighters.” Erdoğan claimed that Israel was attempting to eradicate all of the Gaza Strip and...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    November 24, 2023

Members of Congress evacuated as police crack down on Jewish anti-Israel protesters outside Democratic HQ

WASHINGTON (JTA) - Capitol Police arrested activists from two left-wing Jewish groups protesting outside the Democratic Party headquarters and calling for a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war. At...

 

Life in Sussia, Israel

Yesterday I was speaking to a friend on the phone in the USA. She asked me about my children, about the situation here, about any updates. Then she tried to change the subject. She actually started talking about something else. I don’t remember...

 

The youngest hostage

(JNS) - Nine months old. The smiling red-haired baby had recently started to crawl after rocking on all fours. Kfir Bibas lived with his parents and 4-year-old brother in a kibbutz in southern Israel...

 

What 9 Jewish teens from across the US took away from marching for Israel in DC

(JTA) — They went to Washington, D.C., to support Israel and left the rally with a deepened sense of the Jewish community in the United States. So said teenagers who were among the estimated 290,000 Israel supporters who gathered on the National...

 

Reliving an old memory

In today's crazy world, it is hard to find things for which to be thankful. So I have been trying to find gratitude in the small things: a FaceTime with my children and grandchildren; a good cup of...

 

Spain's Balearic Islands officially recognize centuries of injustice against crypto-Jews on Majorca

MADRID (JTA) — In a landmark acknowledgment, the parliament of Spain’s Balearic Islands issued an official recognition of the “marginalization and discrimination” endured by the islands’ chuetas, or local Crypto-Jews from Majorca. In a...

 
 By Jacob Gurvis    News    November 24, 2023

Boycott snarls 900 Detroit Jews' trek to DC Israel rally

(JTA) — Four hours after Tuesday’s historic pro-Israel march in Washington, D.C., ended, Jennie Levy had expected to be touching down back in Detroit, after a long but fulfilling day standing shoulder to shoulder with Jews from around the...

 

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