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 By Chris DeSouza    News    August 23, 2013

Brown's New York Deli & Restaurant brings kosher back to Central Florida

It’s been a long time coming. Ever since Amira’s Kosher Deli & Restaurant closed several years ago, there has been a void in the Central Florida Jewish community when it comes to kosher restaurant...

 

Despite Netanyahu's pleas, top House Dems open to testing Iran's new leader

By Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON (JTA)—In increasingly strident tones, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been telling his American friends that the purported moderation of Iran’s new...

 

Puzzling project: Wallack helps patients

(JTA)—Max Wallack was 6 years old when his beloved great-grandmother Gertrude came to live with him and his family in Natick, Mass. For four years he helped his parents take care of her and saw...

 
 By Sean Savage    News    August 23, 2013

Will terrorists be prosecuted in U.S.?

Last Monday, Israel named the first 26 of the 104 Palestinian terrorist prisoners that it agreed to release as a goodwill gesture for the restarting of Israeli-Palestinian conflict negotiations. But while the Palestinian terrorists will initially...

 

University of Haifa, Ruderman Family Foundation launch pioneering 'American Jewish Studies' program

HAIFA—Jay Ruderman has observed for years that when American Jewish leaders visit Israel or when Israeli leaders visit the United States, the conversation is “always about Israel” and how the...

 

Israel and Egypt showing strong security cooperation

Did an Israeli drone cross into Egyptian airspace last weekend and fire a rocket at gunmen in the Sinai Peninsula who were about to launch a strike on Israel? Probably. Will any Israeli or Egyptian official admit it, even off the record? Probably...

 
 By Josh Lipowsky    News    August 23, 2013

Jewish groups ramping up response to sex trafficking 

By Josh Lipowsky NEW YORK (JTA)—It started when she was 13. “Sarah” became involved with a man 10 years her elder. He began setting her up with his friends for sex. She knew they would sometimes pay him, but she always thought she could trust...

 

Local tourist attraction now includes a kosher menu

Arabian Nights, a tourist attraction in southwest Orlando, now offers a kosher menu that is supervised by RCF Rabbi Yosef Konikov of Chabad of South Orlando. “It is definitely a new market for us, so we are up and coming with introducing it to the...

 

Holocaust exhibit "In Remembrance" opens Sept. 15

The Holocaust Center has announced the opening of its newest exhibit, In Remembrance: 75 Years After Kristallnacht. The public is invited to the opening reception and a presentation by art judge Sarah Canright on Sunday, Sept. 15 beginning at 2...

 

Congregation Beth Shalom has a new home

Congregation Beth Shalom will celebrate its move to a new synagogue with an open house at 2 p.m., Aug. 25 at 1308 E. Normandy Blvd., Suite D, Deltona. The celebration will include carrying the Torahs into the sanctuary, affixing the mezuzah on the...

 
 By Ben Cohen    Opinions    August 23, 2013

Should Jews support a boycott of Vladimir Putin-led Russia?

One of the oft-repeated criticisms of the movement to boycott Israel is that it portrays the Middle East’s only healthy democracy as the ultimate rogue state, ignoring at the same time those authoritarian regimes that violate the most basic human...

 

A bridge too far

By Andrew Silow-Carroll An old friend who happens to be both gay and Orthodox once surprised me by defending matrilineal descent—not in terms of Halacha, the code of Jewish law, but in terms of people hood. By defining a Jew in unimpeachable...

 

Coping with Judaism

Living in a Jewish country has its attractions. One of them is that you can enjoy being a Jew without being religious. Living in a Jewish country also has its problems. One of them is that you cannot avoid Judaism.  Even outspoken Jewish atheists...

 

Holocaust resistance of White Rose group remembered 70 years later

Among the various events in Holocaust history marking their 70th anniversary this year—including the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, the Nazis’ failed assault on Stalingrad, and a Washington, DC march by 400 rabbis who urged President Franklin Delano...

 

When in doubt blame Israel

Hezbollah has had a rough time recently. After years of indecision, the European Union designated its “military wing” as a terrorist organization. This move, long overdue and yet incomplete, had been vigorously opposed by Lebanon, home to...

 
 By Ari Soffer    Opinions    August 23, 2013

MK Shaked attacks U.S. pressure to release terrorists

Bayit Yehudi MK Ayelet Shaked has released a scathing open letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, for pushing the Israeli government to release convicted terrorist murderers. In the letter, Shaked—who recently called for the death penalty...

 

What's Happening - Friday, August 23 - Friday, August 30

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...

 

EyeYon's noninvasive answer to a common eye problem

By Abigail Klein Leichman You may not have heard of corneal edema, but this painful eye condition caused by accumulation of fluids is not uncommon as a result of eye surgery, trauma or aging. The edema (swelling) causes the cornea to lose its...

 

Orlando well represented at Jewish Retreat

We grew up in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, N.Y. surrounded by Orthodox Jews, but we were never part of that community. We were all Jews but somehow it seemed that we each lived in our own little world.  When Rabbi Yanky Majesky asked us to...

 

Obituary - GLORIA HAYMAN

Gloria Hayman of Longwood, passed away peacefully on Aug. 9, 2013 after a long illness. She was 82 years old. She faced her condition with courage and dignity and even at the end she captured people...

 

Obituary - EUGENE GOODMAN

Eugene Goodman of Lake Mary, passed away on Monday, Aug. 12. He was 83 years old. Mr. Goodman, a lifelong resident of Cleveland, Ohio, relocated to the Orlando area in 2010. He was born Sept. 20, 1929, and was the son of the late Albert Schultz and...

 

It all started with a skin flick, and here's the rest of the story

In 1933, a beautiful, young Austrian woman took off her clothes for a movie director. She ran through the woods, naked. She swam in a lake, naked.  Pushing well beyond the social norms of the...

 

Counter terrorism expert at Temple Israel

Temple Israel and the Zionistas of Orlando present guest speaker Wallace S. Bruschweiler, Sr., who will speak on Israel’s Counter Terrorism Program—the right approach and solutions, on Sunday, Aug. 25, from 2—4 p.m. Bruschweiler, a...

 

Scene Around

This is very interesting... This comes directly from the World Jewish Congress Digest. It is something that has been bothering many of us: “The United Nations special rapporteur on human rights in...

 

Merkel to visit Dachau memorial

BERLIN  (JTA)—Chancellor Angela Merkel, making the first visit by a German head of state to the Dachau memorial, said it was “a very significant moment for me.” Merkel laid a wreath, visited the concentration camp memorial’s museum and met...

 

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