Articles from the January 23, 2015 edition

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The march of world leaders in Paris

Walking in the front row, arm-in-arm, of the march against terrorism were (l-r) Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta of Mali, French President François Hollande, G... Full story

 By Pamela Ruben    News    January 23, 2015

The Jewish Pavilion Gala rock with the Glicksteins and Stones

The Jewish Pavilion will honor two are very special couples-Marty and Emily Glickstein and Susie and Mark Stone-at their annual Gala on Sunday, Feb. 22 at The Westin Lake Mary at 5 p.m. The gala will... Full story


'Body and Soul' film stirs the heart

Psalm 137 is a hymn expressing the yearnings of the Jewish people in exile following the Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem in 607 BCE. "If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget its... Full story


White House says oops to absence

( The White House admitted that it made a mistake by not sending a higher-ranking official to Paris for Sunday's unity rally against terrorism. More than 40 heads of state attended the rally... Full story


Victims of French supermarket attack buried in Jerusalem

The four bodies were wrapped in Jewish prayer shawls and laid out on stretchers. All of them should have lived for many years before they were buried. The victims of the synagogue attack were all... Full story

 By Sean Savage    News    January 23, 2015

Amid attacks, Christian-Jewish aid group exploring ways to help French Jews make aliyah

In the wake of Islamist terror attacks that killed a combined 16 people at the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine and a kosher supermarket in Paris, the leader of a prominent Christian-Jewish aid group... Full story


Students sow seeds of peace through multi-faith program

The students of the Jewish Academy of Orlando, Leaders Preparatory School (Muslim) and the Geneva School (Christian) came together on Jan.13 for the first of three multi-faith programs this year. In... Full story


What's the Blue Star 'magic' all about?

Blue Star camps owner/director, Seth Herschthal, will be in Orlando tomorrow, Jan. 24,to talk about 68-year-old Blue Star camps, a Jewish summer camp for boys and girls, located in Hendersonville,... Full story


Celebrate Tu B'shevat with JNF's Women for Israel

The Jewish National Fund’s Women for Israel will host a free Tu B’shevat seder at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 3, at the Roth JCC. The seder is a great way to appreciate Israel’s bounty and includes sampling foods from each of the seven species: wheat... Full story


Help JFS by eating at Italio

On Monday, Jan. 26, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., mention JFS Orlando when purchasing a meal at Italio and 50 percent of the proceeds will benefit JFS. Not only will Italio customers enjoy a good meal, they will be making a donation to help people in...


Temple Shir Shalom celebrates its b'nai mitvah

This January, Temple Shir Shalom of Oviedo celebrates a special b’nai mitvah: its own. January marks its 13th birthday, and they are excited to celebrate that special milestone with their congregants and the entire Jewish community. In 2001, six area... Full story


New York Times rescues the Palestinians again

Lest anyone think, even for a moment, that there is even the slightest link between Islamic terror against Jews in Paris and Islamic terror against Jews in Jerusalem, the New York Times has rushed in to disabuse us of that notion. The Times’ J... Full story


France, Israel and the Jews

There has been widespread condemnation of attacks on Charlie Hebdo and the Kosher market in Paris, with interesting differences between the condemnations. There are Muslims condemning both as deviations from true Islam, while other Muslims praise... Full story

 By Ben Cohen    Opinions    January 23, 2015

French PM: 'We haven't shown enough outrage'

It was an electrifying moment: in a voice crackling with anger and pain, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls denounced the rise of anti-Semitism in France before the country’s National Assembly on Jan. 13, pointedly observing, “We haven’t shown enoug... Full story


France's wake-up call

PARIS (JTA)—The kosher supermarket was chosen deliberately. Men, women and children were shopping and preparing for Shabbat. Only two days before the attack, terrorists had left 10 of the best-known satirical journalists and cartoonists dead at C... Full story


Paris on Sunday-A day of anomalies

Sunday’s solidarity event in Paris was, for this viewer, a day full of anomalies and disappointments. First there was the march of world leaders itself. There, in the front row was Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu with, to his left, the President o... Full story


Palestinian leader two-faced on suppressing satirists

By Stephen M. Flatow Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas denounced as “heinous” the attack on French satirists who mocked Islam. That must have come as quite a surprise to the Palestinian satirist of Islam who Abbas rec... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Preliminary report: No others involved in gunshot death of AMIA special prosecutor (JTA)—There was no sign of intervention by others in the shooting death of Alberto Nisman, the special prosecutor in the AMIA Jewish center bombing, according to p... Full story


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