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 By Gloria Yousha    Features    April 19, 2019 

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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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Ancestry, ancestry... My mother was born in Montreal, Canada. Her family-her mother, father, brother and sister-were all immigrants from Ukraine. Her mother (my maternal grandma) died in Montreal at...

 

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I know Chanukah is over for 2018 but I just have to share this song (to the tune of "The First Night of Christmas") with you... "On the first night of Chanukah, someone sent to me, a warm bagel...

 

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Oy Vay... (There's no other way to put it.) According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, there has been a "spike in hate crimes." And according to the World Jewish Congress, "rising levels of...

 

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Happy Thanksgiving... From me, my family and especially from my grandson, ZACHARY, a great guy. He is so kind and helpful to his "aging" granny and also very musically talented. (Forget the aging...

 

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A frequently asked question... "How could God have allowed the Holocaust?" A good answer according to Rabbi ALAN LURIE, "We can be mad at God for the Holocaust or for other human tragedies, but this i...

 

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Nightmares and memories... I'm referring to my childhood filled with anti-Semitic incidents. Until my family got off welfare and moved from the Red Hook Projects in Brooklyn, N.Y., I was spit at,...

 

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A great loss... I'm referring to the passing of Ruth Mogul, a member of our Jewish community who I've known for more than half a century. She was one of the most beautiful people I've ever had the...

 

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Not a surprise to me... In my opinion, some of the smartest brains on earth belong to Israelis, especially when it comes to medicine and science. For instance, they are so advanced in the cures for...

 

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Something to think about... From Hezbollah's terrorist army in Lebanon to Iran's growing military presence in Syria, Israel's northern border separates its citizens from one of the most dangerous...

 

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