Meet the new rabbi in town

Rabbi Mendy Bronstein with his wife, Mussie, and three children (Yaakov, Batya and Bina ka"h) hit the ground running, so to speak, when they arrived in Altamonte Springs last September. They came...

Got sneakers? Please share for the homeless

It's not hard to be moved by an article that shares the story of struggling families, whether they are dealing with homelessness, hunger, or underemployment. What is hard is taking that desire to...

Orlando Hadassah brings Cuban author to town

The Orlando Chapter Hadassah presents "Lunch with Cuban-born author Marisella Veiga" on Tuesday, April 4, at Congregation Ohev Shalom at 11:30 a.m. She will present her book, "We Carry Our Homes With ...

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Ohio State Hillel drops Jewish LGBT group for co-sponsoring event by pro-BDS group (JTA)—Ohio State University’s Hillel cut ties with a Jewish LGBTQ student group for co-sponsoring an event organized by Jewish Voice for Peace, an organization...

Facing more powerful enemies, Israel's military steps up training

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has significantly stepped up the scope and frequency of its combat training, as sub-state jihadist enemies around the Jewish state build up their power.  In the event ...

Thomas Friedman lied about the Saudis

For the past 15 years, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman has been promoting the so-called “Saudi Initiative,” a plan he says proves that Saudi Arabia sincerely wants peace with Israel. But this week, a senior Palestinian leader revealed...

North Korea, king of the rogues

The prospect of all-out conflict between the U.S. and the North Korean regime has loomed large over the last fortnight, as a consequence of the latest round of provocations from Pyongyang.  It’s always a competition between the world’s rogue...

There has never been a sovereign Arab State in Palestine

The artificiality of a Palestinian identity is reflected in the attitudes and actions of neighboring Arab nations who never established a Palestinian state themselves. The rhetoric by Arab leaders on behalf of the Palestinians rings hollow. Arabs...

When protesting the JCC bomb threats doesn't help

(Kveller via JTA)—When a friend, cause or institution we support has been hurt or under attack, it’s human nature—and admirable—for people to want to “do something” to be helpful. Unfortunately, onlookers’ idea of being helpful is not...

Synagogues can't be sanctuaries from the law

At a time when much of American Jewry is opposed to the immigration policies of the nascent administration of President Donald Trump, it was probably only to be expected that a growing number of synagogues would declare themselves “sanctuaries”...

Kind support makes such a difference

Dear Editor: My mother-in-law passed away in January. While she had been suffering from poor health, her death was unexpected and our family was in shock. In the early morning hours that followed, we started doing the activities that all Jewish...

Miracle drug with Israeli roots saves Jewish hockey player hit with cancer

CHICAGO-Hockey had been the focal point of Sam Fields' life for almost as long as he can remember. A Chicago native who got into the sport at the age of eight, Fields had been playing professional...

Slow cooker pot roast recipe

(Nosher via JTA)-Because I am someone who runs her life a million miles per minute, but still value the fruits of a home-cooked meal, the slow cooker is certainly a mainstay in my kitchen. Because of ...

Billy Crystal on being Jewish, playing ball and more

(JUF News via JTA)-The inimitable Billy Crystal is back on the road. The six-time Emmy Award-winning comedian, actor, producer, director and writer-most recently of a book of essays, "Still Foolin'...

Groundbreaking TV comedy introduces Israelis to their Ethiopian neighbors

TEL AVIV (JTA)-Last week, Israelis for the first time saw a black lead character on a homegrown, primetime television show. "Nevsu," a half-hour comedy, focuses on an Ethiopian man who is married to ...

Hadassah is winning the battle with MS

March is Multiple Sclerosis Month and Hadassah leads the world in the stunning success and implementation of the research at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem. Malia is just one of the many stories of...

Scene Around

Talk about "salt of the earth"... I read this recently in a science and technology bulletin from Israel and I (who is not very health conscious) thought I could, at least, do something healthy for...

Birthright Israel with Israel Experts

"Are you Jewish?," the hopeful Chabad rabbi asks me as I walk past the weekly Mitzvah "Tank" on the corner of William and Wall St. on my way to work. It's considered a good deed in Chabad to help...

What can you do with all that matzah for Passover?

Myrna Ossin loves creating recipes using matzah! She has been holding food demos all over town, and this Sunday, March 26, (3 p.m.) she will be at the Maitland Library making lasagna, bagels and walnut toffee all made from matzah! Here is just one...

At 10, egalitarian yeshiva wants to expand learning among Jews in the pews

NEW YORK (JTA)-In the upstairs sanctuary of a Manhattan synagogue, a group of rabbis is studying Jewish texts on pluralism and community. One floor below, 22 students are sitting in pairs poring over ...

Ready to sing at The Met

HaZamir Orlando Charter members (l-r) Alexa Schein, Hannah Schenkel, Harrison Burke, Vicki Geismar and Maya Milsom prepare to take the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House with 400 other Jewish teen ...

Bat Mitzvah - Danielle Faith Shenkman

Danielle Faith Shenkman, daughter of Lisa and Jason Shenkman of Sanford, will be called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at Congregation Beth Am in Longwood. Danielle is in...

Obituary - LINDA KATZ ARONOFF

Linda K. Aronoff, age 78, of Winter Park, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at Florida Hospital—Winter Park. Linda was born in Camden, New Jersey, to Jeanette and Robert Katz on July 11, 1938. She went to high school at...

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