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Thanksgiving comes to life at Jewish Academy

ADL to ZOA: diverging Jewish rhetoric under Trump

NEW YORK (JTA)—Thirty years ago, it would have been safe to say the American Jewish community agreed on the need to fight for Israel and against anti-Semitism. It may still be true that most American Jews support those causes. But now,...

Thanksgiving comes to life at Jewish Academy

This month, Jewish Academy of Orlando kindergarten students were living, breathing and even dreaming about Thanksgiving. The students were taken back in time to the days of the pilgrims. They learned ...

World's first blood test to aid diagnosis of Parkinson's

ISRAEL21c-Doctors diagnose as many as 60,000 new cases of Parkinson's disease (PD) every year in the United States. Yet diagnosing PD with certainty can take years-long after early signs and symptoms ...

'Lobby moments' in the search for my ancestors

My Jewish Roots Workshops, sponsored by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Orlando (JGSGO) continue in December with the 4th workshop: Conduct U.S.-Based Research. Among topics covered: how...

Israel is on fire

The Jewish National Fund asks everyone to turn attention to homes and forests that are in immediate danger across Israel. A series of wildfires are raging across Northern and Central Israel. Many...

Israel acts to save environment but 'green' activists are silent

Important government action was taken to protect the environment in the Middle East this week. But don’t expect the government in question to get any credit—because it was the Israeli government that took the action, and the Palestinian Arabs...

What's real in politics

Will the real Donald Trump stand up. Opps. He doesn’t seem to be ready. We don’t know. It may take some time. We may never know. We’re not yet sure who is the real Barack Obama or Benyamin Netanyahu. Going back in history, we can ask the same...

The illiberal world of Stephen Bannon

In considering the furor around President-elect Donald Trump’s decision to appoint Stephen Bannon, the CEO of the hard-right news website Breitbart, as his chief strategist, let’s start with the perspective of those who have defended him. On...

Anti-Semitism at Amazon is the real scandal

A constant drumbeat of sharp headlines has heralded former Breitbart executive Steve Bannon, president-elect Donald Trump’s chief strategist, as an open anti-Semite. The attack is rooted in nothing more credible than an unverified accusation by a...

Erasing Golda Meir

Standing up to anti-Israel sentiment on campus and around the globe makes a real difference. The head of Kent State’s Students for Justice in Palestine was urging the erasure of Golda Meir’s quote that adorns a wall on campus, along with other...

Strong mom runs the TCS Marathon in honor of her son

The TCS New York City Marathon is nothing short of extraordinary. The  marathon (branded TCS New York City Marathon and formerly branded ING New York City Marathon for sponsorship reasons)...

Put your own face into a keypad full of emojis

ISRAEL21c-Emoticons such as smiley faces are really helpful in expressing your tone in an email, post or text message. Emojis such as a thumbs-up are great for expressing ideas without even typing a...

Scene Around

Berlin hotel anti-Israel?... I read this recently in the World Jewish Congress (WJC) digest and pass it along to you in its entirety: "A well-known luxury hotel in Berlin denied claims that it had...

Nine Israeli startups funded by superstars

ISRAEL21c-Celebrity endorsements are a big boon for brands. Just ask SodaStream, the Israeli company touted by Hollywood beauty Scarlett Johansson and "Game of Thrones" star Thor Bjornsson. Ask...

Book Review: The fighting spirit of Jewish boxers

"Max Baer and Barney Ross: Jewish Heroes of Boxing" by Jeffrey Sussman (Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield, $36.) Jewish boxers? Somehow, Jews as boxers sounds like a contradiction in terms, or a...

Bar Mitzvah - Benjamin Joseph Perreault

Benjamin Joseph Perreault, son of Dale and Phil Perreault of Maitland, will be called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Dec. 10, 2016, at Congregation of Reform Judaism. Ben is in the seventh grade at ...

One Ruth Gruber says goodbye to another

(JTA)-When you share a name with someone you respect and admire, you always try to live up to the connection, because sometimes outsiders aren't aware of the difference. That's how it was for decades ...

Obituary - LOIS DIANE FITTER

Lois Fitter, age 73, of Longwood, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, at Hospice of the Comforter in Altamonte Springs. She was born on May 15, 1943, in St. Louis, Missouri, to the late Eli G. and Sylvia Chernicoff Levin. She was a retired...

Obituary - PAUL B. GOLDBERG

Paul Goldberg, age 80, of Longwood, passed away on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, at Florida Hospital—Altamonte. Mr. Goldberg, a native of Brooklyn, New York, was born on Aug. 7, 1936, to the late Harry and Mildred Fishman Goldberg. He was educated in...

Obituary - FRANCINE M. SCHWARTZ

Francine M. Schwartz, age 91, of Winter Park, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, at Florida Hospital—Orlando. Born in Detroit, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Hannah Ressler Irving. She was a homemaker and relocated to...

Obituary - ADAM TODD WILLSON

Adam Todd Willson, age 35, of Coconut Creek, Fla., passed away on Nov. 16, 2016, at Orlando Regional Medical Center. He was born on March 6, 1981, in Oceanside, New York, one of three sons born to David and Joy Willson of Columbia, Tenn. A graduate...

Obituary - WALTER M. DANZIGER

Walter M. Danziger passed away on Nov. 6, 2016, at the Emory L. Bennett State Veteran’s Nursing Home in Daytona Beach, Fla., at the age of 92. He was born on March 23, 1924, in Berlin-Koepenick, Germany, to Georg and Charlotte Danziger....

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