Articles from the December 1, 2023 edition

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A weekend of hostage releases from Gaza

This is a developing story. Friday - First 13 Israeli and 10 foreign hostages released (JTA) - Hamas released 13 Israeli hostages into Egypt on Friday, Nov. 24, a sign that the four-day ceasefire...

 
 By Deborah Danan    News    December 1, 2023

Hugs, slinkies and trauma care: How the Israeli health system will treat the released hostages

TEL AVIV (JTA) — Israeli health, military and government officials have been preparing for what a release of hostages from Gaza would look like since Oct. 7. But on Friday, as the first round of hostages were released at the start of a ceasefire...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    December 1, 2023

Elon Musk says he'll donate X ad revenue to hospitals in Israel and Gaza

(JTA) — Elon Musk announced Tuesday that his social network X would be “donating all revenue from advertising & subscriptions associated with the war in Gaza to hospitals in Israel” and to a humanitarian organization operating in Gaza. The...

 

'No Hamas-linked prisoners to be part of hostage deal'

(JNS) — Israel is making sure that none of the Palestinian prisoners it may release as part of a potential exchange with Hamas are connected to the terrorist group, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. The newspaper reported that an... Full story

 

US warns Israel on next phase of war

(JNS) — The White House says it won’t support Israel’s plan to expand its operations into the south of the Gaza Strip unless it shows it will protect the Palestinian civilians there.  In a Tuesday press call, U.S. National Security Council...

 

Rabbi Israel Barzak dies after assault in Ormond Beach

Rabbi Israel Barzak, a mohel who performed britot for many families in Central Florida, died on Nov. 26, 2023, from injuries sustained after an assault in Ormond Beach. He was 84. According to a family friend, Rabbi Barzak was hit by someone at his...

 

Social media has come unhinged

This essay originally appeared in Kveller. (JTA) — It was a slow trickle, each long press of the finger and ensuing quick tap was days and sometimes weeks apart (it’s hard to comprehend that a whole month has passed since Oct. 7), but I am here...

 

Allowing Hamas to dictate the news

(JNS) — In the latest controversy surrounding media coverage of the Israel-Hamas war, the BBC was forced to apologize for reporting grossly false information. One of its presenters declared that IDF soldiers “were targeting people including...

 

Blinken's diabolical plan

(JNS) — It is crystal clear now that U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is exploiting the war against Israel to destroy the existing State of Israel by using pressure, threats, blackmail, leaks, the media, diplomatic backstabbing, the Arab...

 

I survived a pogrom in Iraq 82 years ago - I know where Hamas' extremism will lead today

(JTA) — When I saw the photos and videos posted by Hamas murdering entire Israeli families, raping women and killing young people at a music festival on Oct. 7 — I was horrified and shocked. These images ignited the flames of a dormant trauma I...

 

What is a 'proportionate response'?

(JNS) — In the Western mind, proportionality in war is simply a numbers game. The side that inflicts more casualties is acting disproportionately, is in the wrong and may even be committing crimes against humanity. This has no basis in internation...

 

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.,...

 

David Horowitz center cuts ties with Candace Owens

(JNS) — The David Horowitz Freedom Center, which invited the “then little-known Candace Owens” to a conference six years ago where she said “everything started for me,” has bid adieu to the conservative commentator. The center “went on...

 

The Maccabees: The Jewish freedom fighters

The Maccabees were a band of Jewish freedom fighters who freed Judea from the Syrian-Greek occupiers during the Second Temple period. The word Maccabee is an acronym for the Hebrew words that...

 

Eight thoughts for this Chanukah

On Thursday, Dec. 7, Jews around the world will begin celebrating Chanukah. Each night, we will light the candles placed in our Chanukiahs to remember yet another time in our history when Jews faced the possibility of annihilation. In 167 B.C.E....

 

Orlando Senior Help Desk: Life Advice for Recharging

Take technology breaks: Constantly being connected can leave you frazzled and stressed out. Enjoy the outdoors: Exposure yourself to nature and breathe fresh air. Even ten minutes may reduce stress, anxiety and fatigue. Get active: Release those...

 

Japanese-Style Latkes for Chanukah

This recipe was first published on The Nosher.  The Japanese word "okonomiyaki" is derived from two words: okonomi (how you like it) and yaki (grill). Okonomiyaki is a customizable Japanese savory v...

 

Sfenj: Moroccan Chanukah Donuts Recipe

The following story and recipe come from the book Traditional Jewish Baking by Carine Goren, and was first published on The Nosher. I was never able to pronounce the name of this pastry correctly....

 

A Jewish convert's guide to enjoying the winter holiday jumble

This essay was first published on Kveller Jewish kids and Christmas: For some parents, this combination can seem like a proverbial minefield of challenges presented to us each winter. The secular worl...

 

A holiday concert with Jack Hartmann

Jack Hartmann, a popular children’s entertainer, will be performing live in concert at the Rosen Event Center. Hartmann has a Kids Music Channel on YouTube. His music is research-based and teacher-approved to focus on helping children learn things...

 

Israel's soldiers vow 'never again'

(JNS) — The seaside Zikim base in southern Israel borders one of the kibbutzim destroyed by Hamas during the Oct. 7 massacre. Tanks, armored vehicles and excavation equipment that unearths terror tunnels roar past, heading for the Gaza Strip....

 

Israel moves to strip Hamas affiliates' residency status

(JNS) — Israeli Interior Minister Moshe Arbel is working to revoke the Israeli residency status of individuals affiliated with the Hamas terrorist organization. Specifically, Arbel began the process to revoke the status of Jerusalem residents...

 

Obituary - SUSAN M. HAURYLUCK

Ms. Susan M. Hauryluck, 69, Orlando, Florida passed away peacefully Friday, Nov. 10, 2023, at AdventHealth, East Orlando following a brief illness. Ms. Hauryluck was born Sept. 23, 1954, in Bronx, New York to the late Robert and Judye (Bardack)... Full story

 
 By Joshua Marks    News    December 1, 2023

Israel to 'complete the elimination of Hamas' after ceasefire

(JNS) — Israel will resume its war against Hamas following the conclusion of the ceasefire agreement reached with the terrorist group early Wednesday, according to a government statement. “The government of Israel, the IDF and the security...

 

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