Articles from the December 6, 2019 edition

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 By Ami Eden    News    December 6, 2019

Bloomberg or Bernie: Which Jewish candidate do American Jews want?

NEW YORK (JTA)-First Bernie Sanders. Now Michael Bloomberg. This cycle's Democratic primary is shaping up to be the all-time greatest troll of white nationalist Twitter-a battle royale featuring both... Full story


Competition provides $1 million in grants to combat BDS and Israel delegitimization

By Michele Chabin TEL AVIV-The Genesis Prize Foundation and 2019 Genesis Prize laureate Robert Kraft have launched a competition that will award grants to Israeli organizations on the front lines of... Full story


KCOA's 8 over 80 honorees for 2020

The Kinneret Council on Aging, a nonprofit agency that provides ongoing programs and services to residents of Kinneret Apartments, has announced the honorees for their 2020, 8 over 80 Gala to be held on Sunday, March 1, 2020. “This is our c... Full story


Canada has a Chanukah stamp

(JNS)-Canadians hoping to add a little Hanukkah decor to their envelopes or gift packages this year are in luck, as Canada Post has issued a new holiday stamp to its roster this year. The new stamp... Full story


Congregation Beth Sholom in Leesburg December events

Friday, Dec. 13th: Come and join the family-friendly members of Congregation Beth Sholom for a spiritual service beginning the Shabbat. The 7 p.m. service is held at Congregation Beth Sholom in Leesburg located at 315 North 13th Street. Be inspired... Full story


Hanukkah Happy Hour

The entire community is invited to enjoy a wonderful Hanukkah Happy Hour at Kinneret Apartments, 515 South Delaney Ave. Orlando, on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 5:30 p.m. The event is free of charge through... Full story


Jewish Pavilion Chanukah parties

The Jewish Pavilion will be hosting Chanukah parties at various assisted living facilities throughout the holiday. For more information, please call 407-678-9363. Here is the schedule. Tuesday Dec. 10 3 p.m. Springhills 3 p.m. Westminster Wed. Dec. 1... Full story


Jewish holiday meal delivery continues

The Jewish Pavilion loves its seniors and only want the best for them. When another agency was unable to continue holiday meals for seniors, The Jewish Pavilion Board of Directors unanimously voted to take on this very important project. The meals... Full story

 By Ron Kampeas    News    December 6, 2019

In Atlanta, Jewish hopes for ousting Trump in 2020 are complicated by the race question

ATLANTA (JTA)-For Jewish voters, Bernie Sanders mentioning the Palestinians seemingly out of nowhere during last week's presidential debate here was a striking moment. But for some Jews in this state,... Full story

 By Dov Lipman    News    December 6, 2019

Likud members are now presenting alternatives to Netanyahu's party leadership

(JNS)-Following Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit's announcement that he will formally indict Benjamin Netanyahu in three separate corruption cases, and the prime minister's inability to form a parl... Full story


Bipartisan resolution against rockets fired on Israel

(JNS)—Reps. Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.) and Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) have introduced a bipartisan resolution in the House of Representatives condemning the recent rocket attacks on Israel and supporting the country’s right to defend itself. “When heino... Full story


Netanyahu's choice: Hold onto power, or let his ideas prevail without him?

(JNS)—The long-awaited indictments of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges haven’t changed many minds in the Likud Party. His loyal followers are still not only convinced of his indispensability, but also of the bogus natur... Full story

 By Ben Cohen    Opinions    December 6, 2019

Like schnitzel, anti-Semitism has become part of the cultural fabric of Europe

(JNS)—The following quotes are from Jewish citizens of various European countries, gathered during a survey earlier this year on Jewish perceptions of anti-Semitism that was carried out by the European Union. “Anti-Semitism and racism are like the... Full story


Israel will only attain peace through victory

(JNS) Ever since the Muslim conquest, occupation and colonization of the Middle East and North Africa in the seventh century, the region’s Jews, among others, lived under a dhimmi status. While the Arabic term dhimmi has been translated as ... Full story


Israel's presence in Judea and Samaria advances US interests

(JNS)—The U.S. position on the future of Judea and Samaria should be based on U.S. interests in the context of a violent, volcanic, uncontrollable and unpredictable Middle East, where agreements are as tenuous as are the regimes which conclude t... Full story


Violence against Jews is reprehensible-but isolated attacks distract us from the bigger threats

NEW YORK (JTA)—Although it hasn’t yet been determined whether the brutal stabbing of a young father on his way to morning prayers in Ramapo, New York, was a an anti-Jewish hate crime, it was described by the local police chief as a “vicious, viole... Full story


Enter Michael Bloomberg... and his draw for Jewish votes

(JNS)—With Michael Bloomberg’s announcement that he will be running for president as a Democrat, the former New York mayor may have given American Jews a reason not to decamp for the GOP en masse. Yes, I realize that the Democratic Party has bee... Full story


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 a.m... Full story

 By Josh Hasten    News    December 6, 2019

Christian Zionist group dropped by Amazon, claims it is being targeted for pro-Israel views

(JNS)-Proclaiming Justice to The Nations, a Tennessee-based nonprofit evangelical Christian organization committed to standing with Israel and fighting anti-Semitism, has been removed from the... Full story


Holocaust rescuer gets a surprise 100th birthday party in Poland

(JTA)-The day after he turned 100, Jozef Walaszczyk prepared to attend yet another Holocaust commemoration ceremony in his native Warsaw. Walaszczyk is Poland's oldest living Righteous Among the... Full story


Everything you need to know about Israeli settlements and the Trump administration's announcement

(JTA)-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced this week that the United States will no longer consider Israeli Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria to be illegal. Here's an explainer about what th... Full story


Scene Around

I can't tolerate Holocaust deniers... I read this recently and repeat the article for you: "YouTube has adopted a new policy to crack down on hate speech, including neo-Nazi glorification and Holocaus... Full story


Lemon ricotta fritters: Easier and just as delish as jelly doughnuts

I know that sufganiyot-jelly doughnuts-are traditional and beloved for Chanukah. But I feel confident that once you try these easy and incredibly delicious ricotta fritters, you will be converted to... Full story

 By Jake Emen    Features    December 6, 2019

I travel the world getting tattoos and I'm Jewish-it's not a contradiction

SAN DIEGO (JTA)-I'm lying on my side on the first floor of a nondescript low-rise residential tower in Tokyo meditating on the fact that pain is finite. There's an odd sound in the air, reminiscent... Full story


A day of premeditated rage

If you heard about the Palestinian Authority’s premediated “Day of Rage” this week, then it was probably “successful” from the perspective of being yet another hostile activity to protest and incite against Israel’s existence, perhaps drawing mad... Full story


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