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Articles from the June 14, 2013 edition

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 By Ron Kampeas    News    June 14, 2013

In new White House role, Israel will still keep Susan Rice busy

WASHINGTON (JTA)—Susan Rice has said that a “huge” portion of her work at the United Nations was defending Israel’s legitimacy. Her new job will likely be no less Israel-centric. President...

 
 By Jacob Kamaras    News    June 14, 2013

Samantha Power's history of controversial statements on Israel

Samantha Power, President Barack Obama’s replacement for Susan Rice as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, has a history of controversial comments about Israel, reigniting concerns regarding the...

 
 By Mike Etzkin    News    June 14, 2013

Shefsky retires from JAO

Every morning Max, a kindergartner at the Jewish Academy of Orlando, would make sure his mother was awake by 6 because he didn’t want to be late for school and his morning ritual: greeting Lynne...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    June 14, 2013

Settlements leading to isolation

WASHINGTON (JTA)—Israel’s settlement building is increasingly isolating the country in Europe, leading to European Union policies that could reinforce Israel’s delegitimization, according to...

 
 By Israel Hayom    News    June 14, 2013

Assad could prevail in Syrian civil war, minister says, reflecting shift in Israel's assessment

There is a “real possibility” that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad “could survive Syria’s civil war and even prevail in it” against the rebels trying to topple him, Israeli International Relations and Strategic Affairs Minister Dr. Yuval...

 
 By Dina Gachman    Features    June 14, 2013

First flirting, then religion: A Jewish girl's introduction to Jesus

(JTA)—The year I unwittingly decided to become Christian started innocently enough. “There’s a sleepover at First Methodist on Friday and everyone is going,” I said to my parents. I was in the sixth grade, one of three Jews in class at our...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    June 14, 2013

On rabbinic equality, non-Orthodox leaders are hopeful but wary

TEL AVIV (JTA)—Israel’s plans to move ahead with the funding of non-Orthodox rabbis appeared to be a landmark achievement for Reform and Conservative leaders, who have long chafed at their...

 

JFS and Orange County Public Schools partner to provide in-school counseling

Jewish Family Services Orlando (JFS Orlando), the Winter Park-based non-profit, human service agency, announces its partnership with Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) in providing its Kids Konnect Family Circle program to students and their...

 

Dentist tells of discrimination at Emory University

The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando’s Maimonides and Cardozo Societies in partnership with the Holocaust Center played host to an afternoon with Dr. Perry Brickman.  His presentation...

 

Mae celebrates birthday with mah-jongg

Each week Jewish Pavilion volunteers join with residents at Atria of Lake Forest to socialize and play mah-jongg. Mae Gitles says she enjoys maj and could play every day of the week. These dedicated...

 

Sisterhood recognized for accomplishments

The Florida Region of Women’s League f or Conservative Judaism held its annual conference on May 19-21 in Sarasota. Temple Israel Sisterhood, which sent six women to the conference, received top...

 

The writing life

In a recent article in The New Yorker, John McPhee (one of my favorite authors) writes about the pain and difficulty of, not just writing, but writing well. He recounts all the work a real writer...

 

Jews here and there

By Ira Sharkansky Among the unpleasantness that Israeli Jews experience is the awareness that Jews along with Arabs and others are demonstrating against Israel. Noam Chomsky’s involvement in persuading Stephen Hawking to cancel his appearance at...

 

U.N. nominee highlights Obama's genocide problem

The nomination of Samantha Power for U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations has drawn the Jewish community’s attention to her controversial 2002 remark about hypothetical U.S. action against Israel to protect Palestinians from genocide. But...

 

Let the truth be known

By Laurence Morrell I have a confession to make. This may come as a major surprise to everyone, but I strongly support the concept that all Palestinian Refugees have the Right of Return. Now before you get your panties in a wad let me clarify the...

 
 By Ben Cohen    Opinions    June 14, 2013

Hezbollah: From terrorism to war crimes

An unexpected obstacle to efforts within the European Union (EU) to designate Hezbollah as a terrorist organization emerged last week when the new Bulgarian foreign minister, Kristian Vigenin, stated in a radio interview that evidence connecting the...

 

How could it happen?

Dear editor: How could it happen that some Jews, young and old, could and would embrace an ideology and people that call for their own destruction? How could it happen that some Jews, young and old, call for boycott, divesture and sanctions of the...

 

What's Happening - Friday, June 14 - Sunday, June 23

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...

 

Put on your walking shoes

The Jewish Pavilion is gearing up for its annual Fall Festival/Walk at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 at Cranes Roost Park. Participants will walk in the paths of those who walked before us. The event...

 

Pavilion Golf Society aces 1st tournament

By Pamela Ruben Special to the Heritage The Pavilion Golf Society shot a hole in one for the elder community with a successful inaugural golf outing June 2. More than 70 golfers were in full swing at...

 

Obituary - ELEANOR RAFF

Eleanor Raff, of Longwood, died June 1, 2013. She was 86 years old. Born in New York City on Aug. 29, 1926 to Albert and Mollie Benmayor, Mrs. Raff was the younger of two children. Her older sister,...

 

JCC presents awards at Annual Meeting

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando hosted its Annual Meeting, celebrating its 40th anniversary on May 28 in its Harriett and Hymen Lake Cultural Center Auditorium.  The program included...

 

Scene Around

Happy Birthday to me… Today, Friday, June 14 is my birthday. It is also Flag Day, the official day when Betsy Ross created the American Flag. When I was just a young kid, I asked my mom why people...

 

J Ball was a groovy smash

On May 18, the Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando hosted the J Ball at the Rosen Plaza Hotel, celebrating its 40th anniversary, and honoring Susan and Jerry Roth. More than 300 people...

 

Faster than a speeding bagel: Super Jewish dad

LOS ANGELES (JTA)—As the new Superman movie “Man of Steel” flies to an opening on Father’s Day weekend, we earthbound Jewish men have the superhero’s creators—Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster,...

 

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