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Five local Hebrew schools get together to learn about Passover

With the approach of Passover, Orlando's Jewish community is in full pre-holiday-madness mode. So much has to be done-house cleaning, Seder preparation, shopping and more shopping. This year children...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    March 27, 2015

Call for unity on right, hardline rhetoric propel Netanyahu to decisive comeback

TEL AVIV (JTA)-This city's Rabin Square was full of young men wearing large knit kippahs and women in long skirts and long sleeves cheering as right-wing politicians declared their opposition to...

 
 By Sarah Michel    News    March 27, 2015

Registration open for J-Serve 2015

When the pitch for a campaign involves the phrase "serving the world," most teenagers would have a tendency to shrink away from the job. But for a group of Orlando Jewish teenagers, the magnitude of...

 

Author discusses women's role in literature at Choices

At this year's Choices event, held on April 14, American writer, TV producer and former journalist Jennifer Weiner will charm the Choices audience with her wit as she discusses her books, personal exp...

 

Researching ancestry affected by the Holocaust

Join the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando (JGSGO) for a program featuring a presentation by Mitchell Bloomer of The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida on April...

 
 By Ben Cohen    Opinions    March 27, 2015

Israel, not Netanyahu, is the ultimate target

There is no world leader more hated by bien-pensant liberals in America and Europe than Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Whereas once the bile was directed at former U.S. President George W. Bush—for invading Iraq and Afghanistan, for...

 

Marking the passage from slavery to freedom

JERUSALEM (JTA)—Transitions are never easy. You decide to leave one place that is known to you for some unfamiliar territory. You don’t feel quite like yourself (and probably won’t for a while). You try to act like everything is fine even...

 

Who were Sykes and Picot?

If you look for the beginnings of the turmoil in the Middle East and the reason for the incredible upheaval of the past 10 years or so, you have to go back to the First World War. With the war raging in France and Germany, there was scant attention...

 

Hillel, we are not your tools but your partners

(JTA)—When Hillel International President Eric Fingerhut announced his decision to withdraw a commitment to speak to over 1,000 students at the upcoming J Street National Conference, he expressed only one major regret. In his statement last week,...

 

Please don't call UCLA anti-Semitic

The incidents at my alma mater, UCLA, in the past weeks have shaken us all. As a Bruin, to hear that members of the student government were considering not electing a perfectly competent student to a position because she was Jewish is astounding...

 
 By Paul Jeser    Opinions    March 27, 2015

The letter President Obama should send to Prime Minister Netanyahu

Dear Bibi, I apologize for not calling you immediately after the election returns showed that you and the Likkud Party came in first place. Israel is, as I’ve often said, an important and long-time alley and the only true Democracy in the...

 

What's Happening

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....

 

The Jewish Pavilion Passover Seders

Leave it to the Israelis... I've said it before and I'll say it again... the world would surely have had a cure for all cancers and so many other diseases and conditions threatening life and quality o...

 

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