Articles from the December 18, 2020 edition

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2021 Grammy Awards: all the Jewish nominees

(JTA) - This year's Grammy Awards will almost certainly be different from past years, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. But despite the lack of details surrounding the ceremony, it's still taking...

 

Funds still needed for Reform/ Progressive synagogue in Israel

Former Orlando Jewish community resident and daughter of Arnold Stein, Lori Erlich, has sent Heritage an update about the progress of Kehilat Yonatan, the Reform/Progressive synagogue and...

 

COS selects new executive director

After a comprehensive search, the Congregation Ohev Shalom Board selected Rachel Rosenberg O'Brien to be executive director of the synagogue. She will assume her duties on Jan. 4, 2021. Steve...

 

Netanyahu wants first vaccine

(JTA) - As Israel received its first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines Wednesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Twitter that he aimed to be the first person in the country to receive the...

 

Israel prepares vehicles for flu shots and mobile COVID-19 vaccines

(ISRAEL21c via JNS) - In preparation for the flu season and the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines needing special refrigeration, three mobile vaccination caravans were commissioned by Magen David Adom,...

 

Genie Milgrom - in search of her Crypto-Jewish ancestors

As part of their monthly guest speakers via zoom "Physically Apart - Emotionally Together," Chabads of North and Greater Orlando invite you to hear the fascinating story of Genie Milgrom on...

 

'Jeopardy!' just had a Yiddish category and we're kvelling

"Jeopardy!" fans have been hard hit by the loss of Alex Trebek, who died of cancer on Nov. 8 at age 80. But because the show films in advance - and Trebek kept filming until a week before his passing...

 

Congregation Sinai welcomes everyone

Congregation Sinai helps our community celebrate all Jewish holidays with special events and virtual services. Congregation Sinai has been serving the Jewish Community of Central Florida for the...

 

Benny Gantz: 'Yair Lapid can't form a government, and he knows it'

(Israel Hayom via JNS) — The Knesset still has not dispersed, and a date for the next election has not been set. But the turmoil in the anti-Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu camp continued unabated and even intensified over the weekend. Blue and...

 

Israel's National Security Council issues heightened terror warnings for citizens abroad

(JNS) — Israel’s National Security Council has issued a warning to the country’s citizens abroad to take special security precautions. “In light of the threats that have been made recently by Iranian elements, and given the past involvement...

 

GOP moves to ensure US embassy stays in Jerusalem

(JNS) — Ahead of the three-year anniversary of U.S. President Donald Trump recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, more than three-dozen Republican members of Congress have called for language in an upcoming must-pass appropriations bill that...

 

Trump to appoint six to US Holocaust Memorial Council

(JNS) — U.S. President Donald Trump announced his intention to appoint six individuals to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council. Those named to the council, which is the governing body of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., includ...

 

Why are Jews trying to undermine the fight against Jew-hatred?

(JNS) — A group of 122 Palestinian academics, journalists, writers and filmmakers signed a letter last month taking issue with the widespread adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Association definition of anti-Semitism. Their...

 

Upcoming anti-Semitism panel shows different rules for Jews

(JNS) — The divisive organization Jewish Voice for Peace co-hosted a panel on Dec. 15 headlined “Dismantling Antisemitism, Winning Justice.” The panel — which featured figures such as U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Temple University...

 

Taxpayer-funded terrorists sent millions to US colleges

(JNS) — Open question: Is there any enemy nation or power, from Communist China to Qatar, that isn’t buying up academia? It’s one thing when wealthy enemy nations like China and Qatar do it, but the whole thing reaches a new level of obscene...

 

Viewpoint: Anti-Semites inside our Holocaust Center

The Uprooting Prejudice exhibit, at the Maitland Holocaust Center of Florida, is in part promoting the Black Lives Matter movement, which is irrefutably anti-Semitic and responsible for targeting synagogues and destroying Jewish-owned businesses...

 

An appalling 'Washington Post' editorial indeed

(JNS) — The Washington Post is at it again. The editorial board of the newspaper just cannot refrain from attacking Israel. Its Dec. 6 commentary, “Netanyahu’s reaction to Biden’s victory is appalling,” offers more proof of the board’s...

 

Exhibit has no connection to the Holocaust

Dear Editor: I protest an exhibit at the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center in Maitland, Florida, honoring George Floyd. My parents, Jacob and Rachel Rosenberg, were survivors of the Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps. A...

 

What's Happening

MORNING MINYANS (Please note, because of the coronavirus, some minyans have been canceled or held virtually.) Chabad of North Orlando is holding in-person minyans. Chabad of South Orlando — Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. and 10 minutes before sunset;...

 

European Union makes move to combat anti-Semitism

(JNS) — A key body of the European Union adopted a declaration on Wednesday to combat anti-Semitism. The Council of the European Union is comprised of government ministers from the 27 E.U. member-states, who meet to make laws and coordinate...

 

From homeless to Congress, Florida's Kat Cammack is ready to stand with Israel

(JNS) - In addition to Kat Cammack being one of a record number of Republican women elected to Congress this past election, she will serve as the youngest Republican woman on Capitol Hill when the...

 

High-school student leads effort to preserve Vermont's oldest Jewish cemetery

EAST POULTNEY, Vt. (Bennington Banner via JTA) - The autumn leaves crunched underfoot as Netanel Crispe walked uphill toward the northwest corner of the small cemetery. He stopped and examined a...

 

Scene Around

Here is more proof ... Proof that Jewish people were fabulous composer/lyricists and many of their songs live on ... no matter what the subject! (It never ceases to amaze me.) For instance,...

 

Jews in the Land of Disney: A diverse career path brought Keith Dvorchik to the Federation

From the time Keith Dvorchik was a young boy, he has moved no less than eight times and has had a variety of careers all of which prepared him for his job as CEO of The Roth Family JCC and executive...

 

Play Chanukah goblins and shoot jelly doughnuts

(J., The Jewish News of Northern California via JTA) - Here's something to do during the long nights of Chanukah under lockdown - become a goblin with a jelly doughnut launcher. That's one option if...

 

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