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 By Gloria Yousha    Features    June 21, 2019 

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Here we go again... The German government revealed a 10 percent rise in anti-Semitic incidents in 2018. (Surprise, surprise.) I recently read this headline and pass it along to you: "The World Jewish...

 

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Today, June 14th is my birthday... (Do NOT ask the year!). When I was little, my mother said that people were flying their American flags in honor of my birthday. I believed her! 'Anti-Semitism is no...

 
 By Gloria Yousha    Features    June 7, 2019

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Long, long, long (long) ago, when I was young... Just before World War II (I said it was long, long, long !) and we were poverty stricken and living in the Red Hook Projects of Brooklyn, New York,...

 
 By Gloria Yousha    Features    May 31, 2019

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About Roe V Wade... Boy, am I glad that I am too old to become pregnant (or am I?) Not even in case of rape? I'm speechless. (Nuff said!) Some welcome news for a change... British Home Secretary...

 
 By Gloria Yousha    Features    May 24, 2019

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I'll bet you didn't know... Well, some of us elders did! Major movie star, Gregory Peck, (who died in 2003 at the age of 87) once came to Congregation Ohev Shalom when it was in downtown Orlando....

 
 By Gloria Yousha    Features    May 17, 2019

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Why Jews around the globe must stay aware... From the USA: An anti-Semitic madman entered the Tree Of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh during Shabbat and massacred 11 Jews while shouting "all Jews...

 
 By Gloria Yousha    Features    May 10, 2019

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Oops... In one of my columns I wrote about the wonderful Henri Landwirth and his family. However, I neglected to mention his dear sister, Margot Glazer. Please forgive me! Oh boy! It's getting...

 
 By Gloria Yousha    Features    May 3, 2019

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I write in advance... (Actually, almost 2 weeks after the event that shook me to the core). In 2006, my late spouse and I visited Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. (Of course, not for religious...

 

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A family filled with pride and rightly so... The family of the late Henri Landwirth, nationally renowned Orlando philanthropist and Holocaust survivor who created Give Kids the World and Dignity...

 

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First... let me wish all of you a happy Pesach. May you and yours face the coming year in good health and with much happiness. Sadly, our family faces a tragedy this Passover. The young South...

 

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Love is in the air... (To replace love & sex since I became a widow, I found chocolate, sleeping and sitting, in that order!) Mazel tov to ARTHUR and PATRICIA (Trish) PINES on their recent...

 

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We will never forget... Who really died at Auschwitz? What really died at Auschwitz? Here's an interesting viewpoint. The following is a copy of an article written by Spanish writer Sebastian's new...

 

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Enough nightmares... (Honestly, if it wasn’t for my children, my grandchildren, and someday, their children, I wouldn’t be so upset, because how much longer do I have on this earth? But I must...

 

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Climate change?... I received a report from the Environmental Defense Fund recently. It said in large red letters, “WE ARE A PLANET IN DANGER! I pass it on to you: “United Nation Secretary-General, ANTONIO GUTERRES said,’ This report by the...

 

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Shocking new levels of anti-Semitism... A recent FBI report showed that hate crimes against American Jews rose by 37 percent in 2017. The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights released a compre...

 

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Growing alarm... I recently heard from the Simon Wiesenthal Center and pass their message along to you: "You and I have watched with growing alarm as Israel has been targeted by Hamas with a new wave...

 

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Tunnel Anyone?... When I was a kid growing up in Brooklyn, New York, if a gate (or a wall) was around a school playground, locked on weekends and too high to climb over, we dug under... not quite a...

 

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One of my greatest fears... I know getting old is not the greatest, but at least I want to grow old gracefully, and I want to recognize my loved ones and friends. You guessed it. One of my greatest fe...

 

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Israeli special needs youth... I read this in the World Jewish Congress digest (WJC) and share it with you: "The WJC recently brought a first-of-its-kind delegation of special needs youth from across...

 

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Anti-Semitism in sports... I read this in the current issue of the World Jewish Congress digest and pass it along: "The WJC and Chelsea Football Club recently held the final competitions of a global...

 

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Another great loss to our Jewish community... I'm referring to Max Mogul, a longtime member of our Jewish community... for more than half a century at least. I wrote recently about the unfortunate pas...

 

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Bigotry at its worst... I read this recently and pass it along: "Following outrage from the World Jewish Congress and other leading Jewish groups, the online streaming giant Netflix cancelled the...

 

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What a loss... The World Jewish Congress and its affiliated community in Lithuania recently marked the 75th anniversary of the liquidation of the Vilnius Ghetto, alongside Pope Francis and other...

 

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Memories... Back in 1964, when my husband, Irv, and I moved to Orlando, one of the finest restaurants in Central Florida was Al and Linda's La Cantina. More than half a century has past, yet, after...

 

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"Ach Tung"... Oy Vay... Do you remember the phrase that accompanied "Sig Hail," the Nazi salute? (It haunts my dreams!) Anyway, I read this recently in the World Jewish Congress digest and pass it...

 

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