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Evan Dvorchik, a top long snapper

Perhaps one day, Winter Park High School long snapper Evan Dvorchik's name will be listed with wide receiver Julian Edelman of the Patriots or quarterback Jay Fiedler or offensive tackle/guard Kyle...

Donald Trump says Israel is being treated 'very, very unfairly'

(JTA)—President-elect Donald Trump accused the Obama administration of treating Israel with “total disdain” hours after Secretary of State John Kerry’s speech rebuking the country’s settlement policy and offering his plan for Middle East...

Meet the eight Women of Choice

Choices, the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando's largest women's philanthropy event of the year, is set for Thursday, Feb. 9, at Congregation Ohev Shalom in Maitland. Formal invitations have...

Multiple bomb threats to Central Florida Jewish communities

In just one week, four bomb threats were called in to two Jewish centers here in Central Florida, three were called into the Tampa JCC pre-school and Federation, and one was called into Jewish...

Terror attack in Jerusalem

(JNS.org)-A truck-ramming attack that killed four Israeli soldiers in their early 20s and injured at least 16 people at a Jerusalem bus stop Sunday was likely carried out by a supporter of the...

Obama's fatal legacy: Killing the peace process

You can make a strong case that President Barack Obama’ s decision to allow United Nations Security Council resolution 2334 to pass was very harmful to Israel. By endorsing the anti-Israel narrative that every square inch of territory captured by...

Kerry's false moral equivalence

Like many others, I sat at my computer with baited breath Wednesday waiting for Secretary of State John Kerry to explain the background to the U.S. abstention on the United Nations Security Council vote. And explain he did. But there were so many...

The status quo and Israel's future

Following my articles taking to task President Obama and John Kerry and their stabbing Israel in the back I received many replies. The vast majority were supportive and expressed embarrassment by the Obama-Kerry tag teaming. Some apologized and...

What is the solution to the Israeli/Palestinian problem?

Considering the perspectives of the Israeli and Palestinian populations, and seeing the reality on the ground, a two-state solution seems like the best option for peace between Israelis and Palestinians. The Media’s Perspective Let’s begin by...

What's important

I’ll indicate in advance that this is a personal and rambling note, promoted by several responses to what I wrote about the recent decision of the UN Security Council. And it is by no means the first time I’ve been provoked by what I’ve...

The Orlando Cat Café is the (adoptable) cat's meow

Love cats? Then the Orlando Cat Café is the place to visit and possibly adopt a cat (or just play with them). It is the first of its kind to open in Florida, and owner Sandra Cagan is thrilled with...

Family search in the former Bessarabia

"My Jewish Roots" Workshops, sponsored by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Orlando (JGSGO) continue in February with the workshop: "The Changing Borders of Eastern Europe." Several years ago, an...

Scene Around

Simon Wiesenthal Center reaction... This email was sent to me by Alyssa Brognano of the Simon Wiesenthal Center. It reads as follows: "It is unprecedented for an outgoing Administration to make such...

Business update: Bar mitzvah celebration for SawYouAtSinai

In December 2003, the world of shidduchim (Jewish matchmaking) changed for the better. SawYouAtSinai, the online Jewish matchmaking network, was launched, and has since successfully matched an impressive 2,700+ of its members. This month it...

Obiruary - JANIS ELLEN OSHINSKY

Janis Oshinsky, age 66, of Leesburg, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, at Leesburg Regional Medical Center. She was born on Aug. 31, 1950, in Brooklyn, New York, to the late Max Faitelson and the late Roslyn Levine Spear. Janis received her...

Obituary - SHEILA K. JONES

Sheila Jones, age 74, of Longwood, passed away on Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, at her residence. She was born on May 25, 1942, in Hartford, Connecticut, to the late Raymond and Lottie Somers Kronick. A high school graduate, Sheila worked as an analyst in...

Obituary - SARAH LUFT

Sarah Luft, age 93, of Orlando, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, at her residence. Born in Brooklyn, New York, on Nov. 23, 1923, Sarah was a daughter of the late Max and Tanya Tabel Schwartz. On December 16, 1945, in Brooklyn, she married Aaron...

Obituary - LAWRENCE B. TRAVITSKY

Larry Travitsky, age 79, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, at Florida Hospital—Orlando. Larry was born in Brooklyn, New York, on Aug. 7, 1937, to the late Abraham and Fannie Pakula Travitsky. He attended Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute...

Obituary - HENRY IRVIN KLEIN

Henry Klein, age 79, of Kissimmee, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016, at The Commons at Orlando Lutheran Towers. A native of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, Henry was born on Jan. 14, 1937, to the late Morris and Florence Abraham Klein. He served in...

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