Articles from the January 29, 2016 edition

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 By Pamela Ruben    News    January 29, 2016

Pavilion Pearls share moving experience at Orlando Ballet

The Orlando Ballet and Ballet School put on a gem of a performance at the Jewish Pavilion Pearl Luncheon on Tuesday, Jan. 12. The intimate, one-of-a-kind performance was the brainchild of event... Full story


White House team to visit Israel

WASHINGTON (JTA)—Members of the Obama administration’s national security team will travel to Israel next week to advance talks on a new U.S. defense assistance package to the country. “A U.S. delegation will be traveling to Jerusalem next week... Full story


Tu B'Shevat Jewish Pavilion style

The Festival of Trees,Tu B'Shevat, was celebrated at Brookdale Dr. Phillips-Clare Bridge this week. Jewish Pavilion program pirector for West Orange County, Gloria Green, presented a Tu B'Shevat... Full story

 By Sean Savage    News    January 29, 2016

PA's uncertain future creates angst on both sides of Israeli-Palestinian conflict

The ongoing wave of Palestinian terrorism that has plagued Israel since last fall has also brought to the fore the Palestinians’ frustration with their own leadership. While Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas has been blamed for... Full story


Mitzvah Shabbat at the Jewish Academy of Orlando

On Friday, Jan. 15, the student's of the Jewish Academy of Orlando, in honor of National Train Your Dog Month, participated in a very special Shabbat. The Elementary School Knesset (student council) s... Full story


Facing hostility, American Muslims take a lesson on Zionism

JERUSALEM (JTA)-Alejandro Beutel bowed his yarmulke-covered head and pressed his hands and forehead into the 2,000-year-old stones of the Western Wall. After slipping a note into one of the cracks,... Full story


A book to help children understand surgery

In an ongoing effort to assist patients, and particularly young patients overcome the emotional challenges associated with hospitalization, the Lincoln David Abraham Paediatric Educational Institute at Shaare Zedek released a book titled... Full story


Good reads: Making a home for Jews in the Holy Land

"The Double Life of Laurence Oliphant," by Bart Casey This book is the improbable tale of a Victorian young man who abandoned a glittering career as an author, war correspondent, diplomat and Member o... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Trump retweets compliment from feed that posts fears of ‘white genocide’ WASHINGTON (JTA)—Donald Trump posted a flattering message from a Twitter account that features claims that Jews and others are carrying out a genocide against whites. It... Full story

 By Sean Savage    News    January 29, 2016

Israel's homegrown Islamic State threat grows larger

While the threat of border clashes with Islamic State terrorists fighting in the Syrian civil war has concerned Israeli leaders for some time now, the recruitment of Israeli Arabs to form their own... Full story


The country's tastiest chicken will soon be kosher

LINDSBORG, Kan. (JTA)-Thousands of birds strutted around like rambunctious kids at recess-six varieties of turkey and nearly 40 breeds of chicken, duck and geese. As soon as a stranger stepped into... Full story

 By Abby Sher    Features    January 29, 2016

Why Sinatra's body was hidden in a Jewish funeral home

(Jewniverse via JTA)—Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday (on De. 12, 2015) has brought on a flurry of centennial celebrations, books, exhibits and Sultan of Swoon-inspired concerts. Jack Daniel’s even issued a Sinatra Century blend and Uber... Full story


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