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Articles from the November 29, 2019 edition

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The Rosen JCC has big plans for its future

On Oct. 24, the Rosen JCC celebrated 10 years in Southwest Orlando with its "10th Anniversary: Building the Future" event. Harris Rosen was honored with the JCC's inaugural Community Builder award...

 

Local author's first published novella wins an international book award

"My name is Harold Kushner. I'm here to tell you what is about to happen. It will begin as soon as I finish getting dressed and walk out my front door..." Thus begins "The Great Mongolian Bowling...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    November 29, 2019

Netanyahu indicted for corruption

JERUSALEM (JTA)-Benjamin Netanyahu has been charged in three corruption cases, marking the first time a sitting Israeli prime minister has been indicted. The charges, announced on Nov. 21 by the...

 

Israel headed for third election

(JNS)—Israel might be headed to a third election after all since Blue and White leader Benny Gantz could not cobble together a coalition government. His efforts followed those of Israeli Prime...

 

The dedication of Jeffrey & Diane Ginsburg Hillel House at Stetson

On Friday evening, Nov. 22, the Jeffrey & Diane Ginsburg Hillel House at Stetson University Hillel was dedicated. It was an incredible event made even more special by the more than 100 people who joined us at the House to celebrate Jewish life...

 

Learn about Israel's Rescuers Without Borders

In 2000, Israelis found themselves caught up in the second intifada in which thousands of terror attacks took place all throughout Israel. The injured Israelis who resided in Judea and Samaria waited...

 

Welcome to the new Chabad Jewish Center in Altamonte Springs

On Sunday, Dec. 8, from 11 a.m.—1 p.m., Chabad of Altamonte Springs will celebrate a grand opening Brunch and Mezuzah affixing ceremony at its new location, 195 S. Westmonte Drive in Altamonte Springs. “Over the last three years, hundreds of...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    November 29, 2019

Ukraine asked Alexander Vindman to be its defense minister, and other takeaways from his impeachment testimony

This is a developing story.  (JTA)—Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the Jewish National Security Council staffer whose firsthand account of the July phone call between President Donald Trump and the president of Ukraine is at the center of the...

 

Sacha Baron Cohen calls social media 'the greatest propaganda machine in history'

NEW YORK (JTA)-Sacha Baron Cohen has made a career out of playing absurd comedic characters, from the dopey Brit Ali G to the Kazakh journalist Borat to the Israeli veteran Erran Morad. He rarely...

 

Jewish man stabbed repeatedly outside New York synagogue

This is a developing story.  NEW YORK (JTA)—An Orthodox man was stabbed multiple times on his walk to synagogue for morning prayers. The man was approaching the synagogue Toshnad Heichel Torah Utfila in Spring Valley, New York, when a man got out...

 

Israeli settlements in Judea and Samaria are not illegal

Monday will long be remembered as a turning point in Middle East history. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s statement Monday that Israeli settlements are not illegal per se is the most significant shift in U.S. Middle East policy in the past...

 

Abbas's dirty little secret

(JNS)—Amid all the hubbub over the latest wave of Palestinian Arab rocket attacks against Israel, one extremely important part of the story passed almost unnoticed. I call it Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas’s dirty little secret. A...

 

Trump must reject the myth of 'occupied Palestine'

(JNS)—U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Monday that the United States no longer considers Israel’s settlements in the West Bank inconsistent with international law. This policy shift comes in the wake of last week’s ruling by...

 

It's time for Israel to start annexing settlements near eastern Jerusalem

(JTA)—This week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the United States no longer considers Israeli Jewish settlements in the West Bank to be illegal. Following the announcement, many 2020 Democratic candidates claimed the decision would...

 

Partners for Progressive Israel condemns the Administration's endorsement of West Bank settlements

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s Nov. 18 announcement that the U.S. now regards Israel’s West Bank settlement enterprise as “not inconsistent with international law” is just the latest blow delivered by the Trump administration to the prospec...

 

CUFI welcomes revocation of Hansell Memorandum

WASHINGTON—On Monday, Nov. 18, Pastor John Hagee, the founder and Chairman of Christians United for Israel, expressed support for the Trump administration’s revocation of the Hansell Memorandum: “I want to express my profound appreciation to...

 

Historic shift of US policy a change from status quo

Dear Editor: The American Jewish Congress greets yesterday’s historic announcement by the Trump Administration on the legality of settlements as a step in the direction of moving both sides towards a meaningful resolution. We reject the concept tha...

 

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...

 

If you truly want peace, start listening to us Jews and Palestinians who live in the West Bank

By Laura Ben-David TEKOA, WEST BANK (JTA)-I have lived in Israel for 17 years, and I have lived in the Gush Etzion region of the West Bank the entire time. To much of the world, that makes me a settle...

 

Philanthropist leads group of businessmen to visit IDF base

In a trip organized by Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, 20 prominent business and philanthropic interfaith leaders—many of whom hadn’t been to Israel before—came to the Negev and visited the main IDF training base, Tze’elim. The visit w...

 

Jewish Academy Book Fair features an alumnus

Local author Briana Gilbert and illustrator Rafael Layish shared their book "Hidden Wings of the Time Keeper" at the Jewish Academy of Orlando's Family Learning Night and Author Event that kicked off...

 

Jewish Pavilion honors two worthy volunteers at JP Connections

The Jewish Pavilion will honor volunteers Randi Cunningham and Myrna Ossin at its JP Connections on Dec. 9, 11 a.m. at the Hilton-Altamonte Springs, located at 350 Northlake Blvd. This event...

 

Another successful Men's Night Out

The Men's Night Out event was a great success with 250 seats sold and 230 seats filled. The winner of the Masters tickets was Jason Feldman who was thrilled to be the winner as it happens he is an...

 

Scene Around

I know Veteran's Day has past but... I wanted to salute all of our servicemen and women, and veterans. I also want to salute their families who have prayed and worried for their loved ones. (I've...

 

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