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Articles from the April 26, 2013 edition

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 By Ben Sales    News    April 26, 2013

Israel facing uphill battle over religious pluralism

JERUSALEM (JTA)—Natan Sharansky’s proposal last week to expand the space for non-Orthodox prayer at the Western Wall could be historic. But for most Israelis, changes at the Western Wall are of...

 
 By oni Hirsch    News    April 26, 2013

Boston Marathon attack victims and suspects treated by Israeli doctors

Many of the injured in the Boston Marathon bombings last week were rushed to the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Several days later, on Friday, the two suspected bombers, Tamerlan and Dzohkhar...

 
 Features    April 26, 2013

Teen shares his bridge skills

If you are a teenager, you have probably laughed at some of the reasons people tell you why you should learn to play the card game bridge: “It will increase your math and logic abilities!” Great,...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    April 26, 2013

What Boston learned from Israel

TEL AVIV (JTA)—Minutes after a terrorist attack killed three at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, doctors and nurses at the city’s hospitals faced a harrowing scene—severed limbs, burned bodies, shrapnel buried in skin. For Boston...

 
 By Linda Gradstein    News    April 26, 2013

Israel's novice lawmakers feel their way

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu opened his most recent copy of Time magazine, with its list of the 100 most influential people in the world, to find that his name, which had been on the list for the past few years, was gone. Instead, the name of hi...

 
 By Sherif Elhelwa    News    April 26, 2013

Leader's death provides new focus on Egypt's Jews

CAIRO – Against the backdrop of accusations of religious intolerance being leveled at the Morsi government, the scene in Cairo last week as Muslims participated at the funeral of former Jewish community leader Carmen Weinstein was both incongruous...

 
 By Ruth Ellen Gruber    Features    April 26, 2013

At last, Warsaw's Museum of the History of Polish Jews is dedicated

WARSAW, Poland (JTA)—Krzysztof Sliwinski, a longtime Catholic activist in Jewish-Polish relations, gazed wide-eyed at the swooping interior of this city’s Museum of the History of Polish Jews....

 
 By Deborah Swerdlow    News    April 26, 2013

Author of 'Rashi's Daughters' to speak about her new novel

Few people expect to uncover tales of Jewish magic and sorcery while searching for female names common to third-century Babylonia. Then again, even fewer people expect a chemist to become a...

 
 News    April 26, 2013

Pavilion golf tourney tees off June 2

By Claudia Green Jewish Pavilion volunteer A group of guys from Congregation Ohev Shalom Men’s Club have taken it upon themselves to organize a fun golf tournament with proceeds going to the Jewish Pavilion. The newly formed ‘Pavilion Golf...

 
 By Doreen Monk    Features    April 26, 2013

Hundreds enjoy Passover with Chabad at UCF

Two hundred fifty people, one huge tent, and the smell of brisket coming from the oven, can only mean one thing: Passover at Chabad of UCF is here! Every year, Chabad of the University of Central...

 
 By Gary Rosenblatt    Opinions    April 26, 2013

A candidate's chances

A few months ago Rabbi David Stav, the 53-year-old founder and president of Tzohar, a rabbinic organization that strives to make the face of traditional Judaism more appealing to Israelis, was seen as the Don Quixote candidate in the upcoming...

 
 By Jim Shipley    Opinions    April 26, 2013

Planting the seeds

I—and most of the world—was struck by the photo of young Martin Richard, tragically killed by the bombing at the Boston Marathon. Martin is holding a poster he created saying simply: “No More Hurting People” and underneath “Peace.”...

 
 By Ira Sharkansky    Opinions    April 26, 2013

3 nations

A hundred meters from these fingers is a border between civilizations. To the east of that border is the “village,” “suburb,” or “neighborhood” of Isaweea. With more than 20,000 residents, the label “village” is misleading, but...

 
 By Sara Greenberg    Opinions    April 26, 2013

Witnesses in uniform

My grandfather stared out the airplane window, smiling. My mother stared at my grandfather, crying. I stared at both of them, overcome by what we had just experienced together. A day earlier we had marched with a group of Israeli officers through...

 
 By Susie Gelman    Opinions    April 26, 2013

Civil marriage in Israel: The time has come

With all of the many issues confronting the state of Israel—the Iranian nuclear threat, the challenges of renewing meaningful peace talks with the Palestinians, the increasing social divisions in Israeli society, an unconventional and somewhat prec...

 
 Opinions    April 26, 2013

We must stand up to hatred

Dear Editor: I was extremely troubled to read the letter to the editor by Sandi Solomon, “Stand strong against Islam,” which you published April 12. The misinformation, intolerance and prejudice echoed in the letter was simply epic in...

 
 Calendar    April 26, 2013

What's Happening - Friday, April 26 - Sunday, May 5

MORNING AND EVENING MINYANS (Call synagogue to confirm time.) Chabad of South Orlando—Monday and Thursday, 8 a.m. 407-354-3660. Congregation Ahavas Yisrael—Monday - Friday, 7 a.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 407-644-2500. Congregation Chabad Lubavitch of...

 
 By Steven Friedman    News    April 26, 2013

60-year-old Napa synagogue to get new digs

In less than three weeks, the gutting will begin. After 58 years of use, the building that houses Congregation Beth Shalom in Napa will be getting a major face-lift. The synagogue will be gutted, renovated, expanded and modernized. The size of the sa...

 
 News    April 26, 2013

Celebrating Lag B'Omer together

OCALA—Chabad-Lubavitch Jewish Center of Marion County and The Villages is hosting a communitywide celebration, featuring a barbecue, music, magic show, pony rides and petting zoo from 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 28 at the Chabad Jewish...

 
 Life Cycles    April 26, 2013

Obituary - JAKE ALHADEFF

Jake Alhadeff of Maitland, Fla., died on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. He was 98 years old. Born to Solomon and Estrea Benator Alhadeff in Atlanta in 1915, he was the oldest of six children. He lived in Atlanta and was an active member of Congregation Or...

 
 Life Cycles    April 26, 2013

Obituary - HARVEY LEIGHTON BLOOM

Harvey L. Bloom of Windermere, Fla., died on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. He was 86 years old. A native of Brookline, Mass., he was born Sept. 20, 1926, to the late Henry and Sylvia Rich Bloom. He graduated from high school and enlisted in the Navy,...

 
 Life Cycles    April 26, 2013

Obituary - IDA EISEN

Ida Eisen, of Orlando, died on Thursday, April 18, 2013. She was 103 years old. Mrs. Eisen, the widow of the late Samuel Eisen, who passed away in 1997, was born in Poland on Dec. 15, 1909, to the late Max and Anna Schwindler Schruber. She...

 
 Life Cycles    April 26, 2013

Obituary - HELEN COOPER FRANKLIN

Helen C. Franklin, formerly of Orlando, died on Monday, April 15, 2013. She was 86 years old. Mrs. Franklin was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., to the late Harry and Dora Mermelstein Cooper on Nov. 29, 1926. She held a Master’s Degree in Special...

 
 Life Cycles    April 26, 2013

Obituary - IDA SARAH MILLER

Funeral services for Ida S. Miller, of Oviedo, Fla., were held at Pride of Lynn Cemetery in Lynn, Mass. on Friday, April 19, 2013. Mrs. Miller, a homemaker, was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Gold Skolnick and the mother of Diane Freedman...

 
 Life Cycles    April 26, 2013

Obituary - BURTON SCHLOSSMAN

Burton Schlossman of Long Beach, N.Y., died on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. He was 86 years old. Mr. Schlossman was born in New York City on April 28, 1926, to the late Joseph and Cecilia Gottlieb Schlossman. Following high school he enlisted in the...

 

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