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Articles from the November 26, 2021 edition

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Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel ...

This dreidel is part of the Chanukah decorations on display in the front yard of Rabbi Arnold and Mary Siegel's home. Heritage wrote about this wonderful display in 2019. The message is perfect for...

 

YI Love Jewish hosts virtual ChanukahFest

As Chanukah is a season of miracles for Jews all around the world, the Yiddishkayt Initiative (YILoveJewish.org), is presenting a virtual Chanukah Mini Fest from Nov. 28- Dec. 5 with a lineup of...

 

A new direction for the Rosen JCC in Southwest Orlando

A Town Square is defined as an open public space found in the heart of a traditional town, used for community gatherings. In its new direction, the Rosen JCC is adopting a form of the town square...

 

Jewish Chamber of Commerce breakfast at Toojays

The next event for the Jewish Chamber of Commerce is a breakfast at Toojays on Thursday, Dec. 16, at 8 a.m. Participants will order off the menu. An RSVP is not necessary. The Jewish Chamber of...

 

Play Virtual Bridge from the comfort of your home or office

Join the COS Men's Club online Bridge group, which meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. All are welcome - no age limit, no experience needed and no other forms of discrimination, only a desire to have a...

 

CJC invites community to Chanukah menorah lighting

On Sunday, Nov. 28, Celebration Jewish Congregation will welcome the beginning of Chanukah with the lighting of the community menorah located in Market Street Park near the fountain. For those new to Celebration, it’s at the intersection of...

 

The dollar's crashing sends waves throughout Israel

Two seemingly parallel and completely unrelated things happened this week with an astonishing response. Running a nonprofit, the end of the year is an opportunity to tie up loose ends and be sure...

 

US abstention on anti-Israel UNRWA vote marks 'dangerous backslide' in policy at UN

(JNS) — The United States voted last week to abstain on a resolution concerning the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, the U.N.’s agency that handles Palestinian refugees — part of several resolutions put forth in...

 
 By Dmitriy Shapiro    News    November 26, 2021 

As part of infrastructure bill, Jewish nonprofits get boost to reduce energy consumption, increase building efficiency

(JNS) — U.S. President Joe Biden held an outdoor ceremony at the White House on Monday to sign the hard-won Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, otherwise known as the infrastructure bill, joined by legislators and politicians from all over the...

 

No, Gen. Flynn: America may be a nation of faith, but not just one

(JNS) — Ever since President Thomas Jefferson first coined the phrase in 1802, Americans have debated exactly how high the “wall of separation” should be between religion and state. The debate continues to this day. These discussions reflect...

 

Religious retribution for political views endangers religious freedom

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or the free exercise thereof …” It is not just by chance that these profound words were chosen to be the very first words of the 1st Amendment to the Bill of Rights. The first...

 
 By Jim Shipley    Opinions    November 26, 2021 

Critical Race Theory and the Jews

Up until about six months ago “CRT” was an abstract for me. I had been hearing about “CRT” for more than a year. I did not know what the letters “CRT” stood for. Now I know. They stand for “Critical Race Theory.” It professes to...

 

Sheikh Jarrah explains why Palestinians will never have a state

(JNS) — Many critics of Israel have joined Hamas and the Palestinian Authority in denouncing Israel because courts have determined that a group of Palestinian families are illegally living in homes owned by Jews in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood...

 

The pandemic disrupted the morning minyan - when will non-Orthodox Jews like me gather again for daily prayer?

(JTA) — I live in one of the most concentrated Jewish communities in the United States, the Upper West Side of Manhattan, and I no longer have a daily morning minyan to attend in person.  It seems that in my neighborhood, as well as many others,...

 

What's Happening

MORNING MINYANS (Please note, because of the coronavirus, some minyans have been canceled or held virtually.) Chabad of North Orlando and Chabad of Altamonte Springs are holding in-person minyans. Chabad of South Orlando — Monday - Friday, 8 a.m....

 
 By Shira Hanau    News    November 26, 2021 

Danny Fenster, Jewish journalist jailed in Myanmar, is released days after being handed prison sentence

(JTA) — Danny Fenster, a Jewish American journalist who has been imprisoned in Myanmar since May and was sentenced to 11 years in prison Friday, has been released just days later, according to reports. Former New Mexico governor and former...

 

This Israeli play is being performed across New York City - but only in people's living rooms

(New York Jewish Week via JTA) - "Welcome back to live theater!" Yoni Vendriger says, standing before the audience before the show begins. It is, I realize, the first time I've seen a play in a...

 

Gluten-free Churros for Chanukah

It started with a question for Jonathan Gold. Chanukah 2011 was nearing, and a friend sent a query to Ask Mr. Gold, the advice column of the late Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic renowned for...

 

Bake your latkes this Chanukah - You won't regret it

(The Nosher via JTA) — Everyone loves potato latkes, but no one likes the mess of frying them or the guilt associated with eating them. These latkes are baked in the oven and easily won over my...

 
 By Kosher.com    Features    November 26, 2021 

Chanukah stained-glass cookies

This is a fun and colorful Chanukah cookie activity with beautiful results. Main ingredients 1/4 teaspoon Haddar Baking Powder 1/2 cup softened butter 1/2 cup crushed hard candy 1 large egg 1 and...

 

Scene Around

As if you didn't already know ... How about that Jacob Rodney Cohen (with a name like Cohen) was Jewish. Of course you did, even though he is known globally as comedian Rodney Dangerfield! Such a...

 
 By Shira Hanau    News    November 26, 2021 

Kanye West calls for a 'Christian kibbutz' movement

(JTA) — Kanye West’s trips to Israel clearly left a mark on the rap superstar. In a wide ranging podcast interview released Friday, West — who recently changed his legal name to Ye — said he thinks Christians should form kibbutz communities,...

 

John Oliver just celebrated 'Look for the Union Label,' a '70s labor jingle with deep Jewish roots

(New York Jewish Week via JTA) - If you watched television in the 1970s and early 1980s, chances are you can sing a few bars of "Look for the Union Label," a jingle sung on commercials for the...

 

Jewish History in Film: Post-War Europe and a sobering search for identity

Over seven years ago, Martin Scorsese unveiled his series “Masterpieces of Polish Cinema” at the Lincoln Center, highlighting works mostly made between the 1950s and the 1970s. During this time, Poland produced such masterpieces as Andrzej...

 

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