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 By Jane Edelstein    News    March 24, 2017

Teens and elders discuss present-day plagues

As Passover seders approach next month, and many Jews again recite the list of 10 plagues that were wrought upon the Egyptians, it behooves us to consider, "What are today's modern-day plagues, and...

 

Scene Around

Talk about "salt of the earth"... I read this recently in a science and technology bulletin from Israel and I (who is not very health conscious) thought I could, at least, do something healthy for...

 

Mezuzah mitzvah

Earlier this year during a Shabbat service with the Jewish Pavilion, a resident had requested a mezuzah for her room. She is a survivor of the Holocaust and she “hid” from persecution at a Catholic orphanage in Belgium. Her request inspired me...

 

What can you do with all that matzah for Passover?

Myrna Ossin loves creating recipes using matzah! She has been holding food demos all over town, and this Sunday, March 26, (3 p.m.) she will be at the Maitland Library making lasagna, bagels and walnut toffee all made from matzah! Here is just one...

 
 By Ben Sales    Features    March 24, 2017

At Jewish schools hit by bomb threats, trying to teach students just enough to cope

NEW YORK (JTA)-On the morning of March 7, Rabbi Beth Naditch found out that two of her three children's schools had received bomb threats. The anonymous calls placed to the MetroWest Jewish Day...

 

Temple Israel/Temple Shir Shalom MAGAL celebrate Purim together

The festival spirit was alive and well during Purim 2017 at the Meitin Alliance for Growth and Learning (MAGAL), the collaborative religious school between Temple Israel and Temple Shir Shalom....

 

Obituary - LINDA KATZ ARONOFF

Linda K. Aronoff, age 78, of Winter Park, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at Florida Hospital—Winter Park. Linda was born in Camden, New Jersey, to Jeanette and Robert Katz on July 11, 1938. She went to high school at...

 
 By Cindy Sher    Features    March 24, 2017

Billy Crystal on being Jewish, playing ball and more

(JUF News via JTA)-The inimitable Billy Crystal is back on the road. The six-time Emmy Award-winning comedian, actor, producer, director and writer-most recently of a book of essays, "Still Foolin'...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Ohio State Hillel drops Jewish LGBT group for co-sponsoring event by pro-BDS group (JTA)—Ohio State University’s Hillel cut ties with a Jewish LGBTQ student group for co-sponsoring an event organized by Jewish Voice for Peace, an organization t...

 

Miracle drug with Israeli roots saves Jewish hockey player hit with cancer

CHICAGO-Hockey had been the focal point of Sam Fields' life for almost as long as he can remember. A Chicago native who got into the sport at the age of eight, Fields had been playing professional...

 

Groundbreaking TV comedy introduces Israelis to their Ethiopian neighbors

TEL AVIV (JTA)-Last week, Israelis for the first time saw a black lead character on a homegrown, primetime television show. "Nevsu," a half-hour comedy, focuses on an Ethiopian man who is married to...

 
 By Yaakov Lappin    News    March 24, 2017

Facing more powerful enemies, Israel's military steps up training

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has significantly stepped up the scope and frequency of its combat training, as sub-state jihadist enemies around the Jewish state build up their power.  In the event...

 

Slow cooker pot roast recipe

(Nosher via JTA)-Because I am someone who runs her life a million miles per minute, but still value the fruits of a home-cooked meal, the slow cooker is certainly a mainstay in my kitchen. Because of...

 

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