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Articles from the March 18, 2016 edition

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A festive evening at COS to honor Cantor Robuck

Congregation Ohev Shalom celebrated its annual gala on Feb. 21. Over 300 people gathered to honor Cantor Allan S. Robuck for his 25 years of service to COS and the Orlando Jewish community. Following... Full story

 
 By Ben Sales    News    March 18, 2016

Pew Study reveals 48 percent of Israeli Jews want Arabs out of country

TEL AVIV (JTA)-Nearly half of Jewish-Israelis want to expel Arabs from the country. That's one of several findings from a new survey of Israeli attitudes on religion, politics and Jewish identity... Full story

 
 By Pamela Ruben    News    March 18, 2016

Nate's Shul dedication March 27

Chabad of North Orlando has come a long way in the past five years, thanks to the dedication of Co-Directors Chanshy and Rabbi Yanky Majesky and members of their burgeoning community. Rabbi Majesky... Full story

 

JAO matching gift challenge 2016

The Jewish Academy of Orlando is launching a special fundraising opportunity to strengthen its school and mission of providing the community with a program of academic excellence while at the same... Full story

 
 By Ben Sales    News    March 18, 2016

Pew finding on expulsion of Israeli Arabs prompts sharp reactions

TEL AVIV (JTA)-In a survey that spanned politics, religion and interfaith relations, one statistic stood out: nearly half of Israel's Jews support expelling the country's Arabs. The Pew Research... Full story

 
 By Ben Sales    News    March 18, 2016

Hasid stabbed in neck by terrorist credits heroism to God

PETACH TIKVAH, Israel (JTA)-Only after Yonatan Azriaev grabbed the terrorist's arms and threw him against a wall of soft drinks did he think he was about to die. Azriaev, a member of the Breslov... Full story

 

B'nai B'rith outraged over anti-Semitic attack

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Deeply concerned about the rising incitement against Jews world wide, B’nai B’rith International has issued the following statement: B’nai B’rith International is outraged over the anti-Semitic attack in Uruguay on... Full story

 

Chabad unites the UCF community with Shabbat 1000

Hundreds of Orlando college students, faculty, staff and community members will gather together for a celebration of Jewish unity at the fourth annual Mega Shabbat on the UCF campus. The traditional... Full story

 

Kindertransport survivor to speak at Yom Hashoah observance

Each year the Holocaust Center provides a community program for Yom HaShoah, the Holocaust Day of Remembrance. This year's commemoration, scheduled for May 1 at 4 p.m., will be held in the gymnasium... Full story

 

Welcome to the Jungle-a Purim bash for the entire family

OCALA—‘Purim in the Jungle’ will be the theme for Chabad of Ocala & The Villages annual Purim-around-the world celebration happens on Thursday, March 24 at the Chabad Jewish Center, 3509 SW 34th Ave. Circle. The festivities will begin with a Me... Full story

 

Clinton, Libya and Israel

In recent weeks, the administration has warned various government ministers that any construction of housing for Jews in Jerusalem will be viewed with hostility by the administration. The messages from Washington ahead of Vice President Joe... Full story

 

Palestinian teachers on strike-against the real 'occupier'

By Stephen M. Flatow JNS.org It has taken more than a month, but the international news media are finally waking up to the fact that the largest teacher’s strike in memory is raging in the Middle East. In a major feature story on March 8, the New... Full story

 

Arab terrorism responsible for Pew finding on transfer

By Morton Klein PHILADELPHIA (JTA)—The recent Pew Research Center study finding that about half of Israeli Jews favor transferring Arabs from Israel reveals the fear, frustration and misery that Israeli Jews feel after being subjected to decades... Full story

 

Censorship is not all bad

Free-speech idealists argue that the solution to bad speech (misinformation, lies, abusive language, etc.) is not censorship but more speech. But bad speech can, and often does, drown out the good. A classic form of bad speech is hate speech. Jeremy... Full story

 

'We the People' must consider each candidate wisely

Recently, Ben Carson suspended his campaign for president. In a letter to his supporters he wrote the following message that everyone should consider, regardless of party line. “Running for president was never on my bucket list, and when I was... Full story

 

What's Happening

MORNING AND EVENING MINYANS (Call synagogue to confirm time.) Chabad of South Orlando—Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. and 10 minutes before sunset; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday, 8:15 a.m., 407-354-3660. Congregation Ahavas Yisrael—Monday - Friday, 7:30... Full story

 

Obituary - EDWARD R. FRACK

Edward Frack, age 83, of Lake Mary, passed away on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at Hospice of the Comforter in Altamonte Springs. Ed was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on Nov.14, 1932, to the late Benjamin and Ida Blumenfield Frack. He received his... Full story

 

Obituary - ANNA GOLDBERG

Anna Goldberg, age 90, of Clermont, passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2016, at Brookdale Assisted-Living Facility in Clermont. Mrs. Goldberg was born in Brooklyn, New York, on April 19, 1925, to the late Hyman and Dora Koota Roland. After attending... Full story

 

Obituary - ANGELA JOSEPHINE JACOBSON

Angela J. Jacobson died on March 4, 2016, in Orlando, Fla., surrounded by her family. She was born on Oct. 20, 1940, in Swindon, England in Wiltshire, the county of her beloved downs. Angela attended Goldsmiths College at London University,... Full story

 

Obituary - DR. LEONARD J. LEVINE

Leonard (Len) Levine, 72, passed away on Monday, Feb. 29, 2016 at his home in Orlando. He was born in Trenton, N.J., on March 20, 1943, to proud parents Irving and Clare Levine. They later moved to Oakhurst, N.J., where they welcomed Len’s baby sis... Full story

 

Concert reading pure pleasure

By Christine DeSouza Anyone who has ever listened to an audio book understands what a concert reading is, although a concert reading isn't like a parent reading to a child. It is sort of a play and... Full story

 

Changing your words and actions can change your world

The opening comment on the ACCoRD Project’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/theaccordproject) asks the following questions for thought: “What has happened to disagreeing with each other in a civil manner? When has name calling become a standard... Full story

 
 By Cindy Sher    Features    March 18, 2016

The masks we wear on Purim-and on Facebook

CHICAGO (JUF News via JTA)-Like so many other Jewish little girls on Purim, both my big sister and I would dress up for our annual Purim carnival as Queen Esther. The morning of the carnival, my mom... Full story

 

Scene Around

A well-deserved honor... I read this in the current issue of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) digest and pass it along to you in part: "The World Jewish Congress recently honored former U.S. Secretary... Full story

 
 By Dawn Lerman    Features    March 18, 2016

'God is in my kitchen': Grandma Beauty's hamantaschen

In her recently published memoir "My Fat Dad: A Memoir of Food, Love, and Family, with Recipes" (Berkley Books, September 2015), New York Times wellness blogger and nutritionist Dawn Lerman shares her... Full story

 

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