Articles from the January 17, 2014 edition

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 By Ron Kampeas    News    January 17, 2014

Ariel Sharon, one of Israel's last warrior statesmen, dies at 85

(JTA)-Ariel Sharon, one of Israel's last warrior statesmen, whose military and political careers were woven into his nation's triumphs and failures, has died. Sharon, 85, died Saturday at the Sheba... Full story


Retiring London Fletcher lauds a Jewish couple for NFL success

BALTIMORE (JTA)-The rain dripping from his uniform provided an unceremonious end to London Fletcher's career as the Washington Redskins linebacker headed to the locker room following a recent road... Full story


Hadassah president to visit Orlando

Hadassah members are excited that Marcie Natan, national president of Hadassah, will visit Orlando on Jan. 30. This "meet and greet" event will take place at Sawyer Lake Pavillion in Heathrow in Lake... Full story


Interfaith Grandparenting

As part of the continuing series on the Federation of Jewish Men's Club's Keruv initiative, which was launched to address the most profound change affecting the American Jewish community in the 21st... Full story

 By Talia Lavin    News    January 17, 2014

Menachem Stark, slumlord or saint? Depends who you ask

NEW YORK (JTA)-The murder of Menachem Stark has sparked intense media scrutiny of the Brooklyn real estate developer's troubled business record, prompting the New York Post to ask "Who didn't want... Full story


'Saving Mr. Banks' star Emma Thompson calls for boycotting Israel's Habima Theater

NEW YORK—The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has condemned actress Emma Thompson and three dozen other British actors, for seeking the boycotting of Israel’s celebrated Habima Theater troupe, which is to perform later this year in a... Full story

 By Pamela Ruben    News    January 17, 2014

Fifty seders for 350 seniors-meet the ladies behind the scene

This coming March, Jewish Pavilion part-time area program directors Julie Levitt, Judy Procell, Emily Newman and Melanie Baxt are each hosting a Passover seder for between 10 to 50 guests. Like most e... Full story


Relevance of Judaism in modern society

The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) will present “To Be a Jew in the Free World: Jewish Identity Through the Lens of Modern History,” the institute’s new six-session Winter 2014 course that will begin during the first week of February.... Full story


Local Hillel group visits Kiryat Motzkin

This December, Central Florida Hillel's Taglit Birthright Group had the opportunity to visit Kiryat Motzkin, an Israeli city, north of Haifa that has a long-term partnership with our Greater Orlando... Full story

 By Ben Cohen    Opinions    January 17, 2014

The phantom Iran nuclear deal

When it comes to the most asinine response to the purported deal between the world’s main powers and Iran over the latter’s nuclear program, top honors to go Harvard University’s Stephen Walt. Walt was the co-author, with his academic... Full story


Are terrorists attacking U.S.?

Islamic terrorists attack America in many ways. Their goal is to Islamize America. We need the help of good Muslims to identify not so obvious ways that we are being attacked, such as noted below. They attempt to control work conditions. An employee... Full story


Hinting at crazy

The latest Palestinian threat to leave the negotiations and turn to the international community to give it what it wants comes after the passage in the Israeli government of a proposal to attach the Jordan Valley to Israel. The principal promoter of... Full story


Educational excellence in day schools: What it is and how we get there

(This is part of a series of essays on Jewish day schools being published by the Sustainable Stories project of PEJE, the Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education.) SILVER SPRING, MD. (JTA)—I don’t know about you, but as a Jewish day... Full story


A 1,000-year German Nazi Reich-Africa, blacks and the Shoah

As we again approach U.N. sponsored International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Jan.27, it is fitting for all peoples, not just Jews, to reflect on its significance. The threat to the world is as present today as it was in the 1930s. Humanity... Full story


'Inside Llewyn Davis' and Jewish roots

“Folk song calls the native back to his roots and prepares him emotionally to dance, worship, work, fight, or make love in ways normal to his place.” —Alan Lomax, Folk Songs of North America Over sushi in Brooklyn the other night, I was asked... Full story


What's Happening - Friday, January 17 - Friday, January 24

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, 7:30 a.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m., 407-644-2500. Congregatio... Full story


A 'Christmas Feast' for all

For the third consecutive year, the Ormond Beach Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans made a lot of folks happy at the Jewish Federation of Volusia & Flagler Counties Jerry Doliner Food... Full story

 By Joshua Levitt    News    January 17, 2014

Israeli Arabs object to rule in Triangle swap

Israeli-Arabs and their representatives in the Knesset refuse to consider a territory swap backed by U.S. negotiators at the Israel-PA peace talks, which resumed in Jerusalem, according to Israeli press reports. The swap would see Israel cede... Full story



Alyce Shames of Orlando, passed away on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at Florida Hospital – Orlando. She was 91 years old. Mrs. Shames was born in Detroit, Mich., on Feb. 3, 1922, to the late Max and Bessie Bean Greenfield. A college graduate, she was a... Full story



Charles Sigal of Statesboro, Ga., and Charleston, S.C., passed away on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, in Statesboro. He was 71 years old. An Orlando native, Mr. Sigal, “Charlie,” was born on Nov. 15, 1942, to the late Frank and Sarah Brecker Sigal. Immed... Full story



Judith Stern of Orlando, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at Baptist Hospital in Miami. She was 79 years old. Mrs. Stern was born in Chicago, Ill., on Sept. 6, 1934, daughter of the late Max and Esther Mestechkin. A true woman of valor, she and... Full story



David Wallman of Kissimmee, passed away on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at Consulate Health Care of Kissimmee. He was 90 years old. Mr. Wallman was born on July 15, 1923, in New York City, to the late Joseph and Jennie Fishler Wallman. Following high... Full story


6 Degrees (no Bacon): Jewish celebrity roundup

LaBeouf skywrites apology HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (JTA)—Shia LaBeouf, the 27-year-old “Transformers” star, has been the center of a plagiarism controversy. LaBeouf’s recently released short film “” appears to be a near replica... Full story


Seattle couple gets married... and married... and married

(JTA)-In less than a year, Dane Kuttler and Rowan Parker exchanged vows in 10 different wedding ceremonies at 10 different venues on two coasts under nine different marriage canopies. In what Kuttler... Full story


Katie Daughtery Faircloth and Michael Benjamin Goldwasser

Katie Daughtery Faircloth and Michael Benjamin Goldwasser were married on Nov. 10, 2013, in Heathrow, Fla. The wedding and reception were held at Heathrow Country Club. Rabbi Aaron Rubinger officiated at the wedding ceremony. The bride is the... Full story


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