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Brazilian students simulate Nazi human experiments for science fair RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA)—Brazilian high school students simulated medical experiments that the Nazis conducted on concentration camp prisoners during the Holocaust. The students at...

JP Connections to honor volunteers Shirley Schoenberger and Dolores Indek

What do you get when you combine a healthy dose of appreciation, a gourmet luncheon with friends, and a one-of-a-kind holiday shopping bazaar? The answer is the Jewish Pavilion's "JP Connections,"...

HMREC Dinner of Tribute honorees

MAITLAND-In recognition of their outstanding contributions to the Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center and the Central Florida community, the Holocaust Center is pleased to honor...

Chabad CTeen members befriend Pavilion seniors

Do you remember when the original trolleys ran in New York state? On Thursday, Oct. 23, 90-year-old Carl from Brookdale Island Lake reflected back on when the trolley ran through the city of Buffalo, ...

JCC's annual golf classic ready to tee off

The Roth Family JCC of Greater Orlando will hold its Annual Golf Classic at the Grand Cypress Golf Club on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. Among this year's sponsors are Fast Signs Orlando Central, Chepenik...

What turmoil in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon means for Israel

WASHINGTON (JTA)—What is MBS? Why did Lebanon’s prime minister resign, and why in Saudi Arabia? What’s Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas doing in Saudi Arabia? Where is Jared Kushner in all this? And what does it all mean for...

The risks And opportunities of Trump's Iran initiative

US President Donald Trump initiated an important change in US policy toward Iran. No, in his speech de-certifying Iran’s compliance with the nuclear accord it struck with his predecessor Barack Obama, Trump didn’t announce a new strategy for...

Larry David's Holocaust joke was an offense against comedy

NEW YORK (JTA)—In a famous episode of “Seinfeld,” Jerry is upset that his dentist, a recent convert to Judaism, is already telling Jewish jokes. He complains to the dentist’s former priest. “I wanted to talk to you about Dr. Whatley,”...

Kehillah is a must for everyone to see! 

What an eventful day Sunday, Nov. 12, was! It was the opening of the Kehillah: A History of Jewish Life in Greater Orlando exhibit, and it is an amazing history. As a volunteer for the project, I attended the opening “thank you” luncheon for...

It's the economy, stupid

One of Israeli’s prime time evening news programs ran a series on what it called the Palestinian middle class. It featured glitzy hotels, shopping malls, and restaurants in Ramallah and other West Bank cities, interviews with managers and...

Illusory Beauty: Using photography to help keep the Dead Sea afloat

The great wonder known as the Dead Sea is shrinking at an alarming rate. This calamity has brought Dead Sea explorer and researcher Noam Bedein to lecture halls across the U.S. with the hope of...

A girl's pendant found at Sobibor reunites a Jewish family spread across the globe

BERLIN (JTA)-In late 1943, the Germans were desperate to cover all traces of their death camp in Sobibor, Poland. They demolished buildings, bulldozed the evidence, planted trees. More than 70 years...

What was the Jewish role in 1917 Russian Revolution? Moscow museum gives a full picture

(JTA)-Of all the many loaded issues tied to the bloody history of Jews in the former Soviet Union, none is as sensitive today in that part of the world as their role in the 1917 revolution that...

Chocolate Quinoa Cake Recipe

(The Nosher via JTA)-I had heard the myth of chocolate cakes made with cooked quinoa and didn't quite believe they would actually be tasty. This cake is surprisingly moist and delicious. Note: This...

Scene Around

How sweet it is (or isn't)... Wow! What can't Israel do? They are leading the world in cures for many diseases, coming up with fabulous inventions that make our lives easier... and now... a new App...

How Mark Zuckerberg embraced his Judaism

(JTA)-Mark Zuckerberg wrote last December on Facebook that for him, "religion is very important." Looks like he meant it. The Facebook co-founder has been invoking Judaism a lot lately. In May, he...

The history of the $1 bill and who was Haym Solomon?

Do you know the history of the $1 bill? And do you know who Haym Solomon was? You may be in for quite a surprise! Looking at the backside of the One Dollar bill, you will see two circles. Together, ...

The latest craze in Israel: pole dancing

TEL AVIV (JTA)-As Hebrew pop music blares, a half-dozen young Israelis swing around stripper poles. Clad in skimpy spandex outfits, the men and women dance, twirl and flip above the hardwood floor....

Israeli chef wants to shake up the way you think about spices

NEW YORK (JTA)—For many home cooks, spices are an afterthought, sprinkled on a dish lacking in flavor. Israeli-born, French-educated chef Lior Lev Sercarz wants to change that. “If you want to make good food and beverages you need to know about...

A Jewish-themed beard balm for hipsters and Hasids

(JTA)-On a recent Friday, Eitan Press stood in Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda Market offering to apply balm to the beards of passers-by. Press was hoping they would get hooked on his product, an ointment...

Obituary - DR. BRENT WEINMAN

Dr. Brent Harold Weinman, age 75, of Longwood, a local optometrist who practiced in Fern Park. Fla., for over 40 years, passed away on Nov. 3, 2017. He was born in Pittsburgh, Penn., on Aug. 15,...

Bat Mitzvah - MORGAN ACKERBAUM COX

Morgan Ackerbaum Cox, the daughter of Joyce and Matthew Cox of Winter Park, will be called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at Congregation Ohev Shalom in Maitland. Morgan is in the seventh grade at Trinity Preparatory...

Obituary - DORIS MAZER

Doris Mazer, age 90, of Orlando, passed away on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, at Cornerstone Hospice at ORMC. A native of Brooklyn, New York, she was born on June 18, 1927, one of three daughters of the late Israel and Rebecca Brandwyne Baer. She was a...

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