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Articles from the March 28, 2014 edition

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 By Ben Sales    News    March 28, 2014

Hadassah crisis opens divisions between the hospital and women's organization

JERUSALEM (JTA)—The Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower stretches 223 feet skyward, welcoming visitors in a bright, expansive lobby strung with banners celebrating both the State of Israel and its premier hospital, the Hadassah Medical...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    March 28, 2014

Post-Army travelers or Dead Sea scammers?

WASHINGTON (JTA)—The battle between members of Congress and the State Department over tourist visas for Israelis features two competing archetypes of the young Israeli traveler. The lawmakers paint a picture of a world traveler, matured by...

 

Addressing North/South disconnect

Temple Israel Sisterhood presents An Evening with Mary Glickman, National Jewish Book Award finalist for "One More River," as its second annual author event, which will take place on Wednesday...

 

Yom HaShoah-A time of remembrance

The Holocaust Center in Maitland will host guest speaker Joanie Holzer Schirm, author of "Adventurers Against Their Will," at its annual Yom HaShoah program. This annual International Day of...

 

Dollinger, who rescued husband from Gestapo, dies at 111

NEW YORK (JTA)-Gisela Kohn Dollinger tricked death twice. Soon after Kristallnacht, when she was 36, Dollinger persuaded the Gestapo to release her husband, rather than send him to a concentration cam...

 
 By Janet Tassel    News    March 28, 2014

Lies, damn lies, and J Street

A film is coming your way called “The J Street Challenge.” A production of Americans for Peace and Tolerance, with APT’s Charles Jacobs as special consultant; produced, directed and written by Avi Goldwasser and Ilya Feoktistov, “The J Street...

 

I took the elevator going up

Just a couple weeks ago, I had the fortunate opportunity to experience nearly 2,000 Jewish teens from around the world come together in Dallas, Texas, at BBYO International Convention (IC) 2014. Just...

 

Resolving legal and financial aspects of a loved one's estate

This article was reprinted with permission from Lake Mary Life Magazine. When a loved one dies, sorrow can overcome us while our hearts long for one more moment together. Yet, through our time of grief, we must contend with resolving the legal and...

 

Michael Andrew featured entertainment at Dinner of Tribute

The Holocaust Memorial Center in Maitland is honoring Harris Rosen at its annual Dinner of Tribute on Wednesday, April 30. The theme for the event is "What If," with stories, visuals and...

 
 By Ben Cohen    Opinions    March 28, 2014

The answer to BDS bullies and 'Open Hillel'

It’s getting harder these days to survey the latest developments in the Middle East without feeling anxiety about the negative impact they will have on our own policy debate. I see a pattern—some may call it “Obama’s Law,” though I...

 

On war and politics

One of the best known and most useful lines in the analysis of things political and military comes from Carl von Clausewitz, a Prussian general who died in 1831. His treatise “On War” contains the phrase that still guides realists, “War is the...

 
 By Jim Shipley    Opinions    March 28, 2014

What is Israel?

In Herzl’s dream, Israel was to be the home of the Jewish people. A home for the Jewish people. Herzl pictured a utopian libertarian place where creative, literary and academic Jews could be Jews. Where their knowledge, their inventiveness would...

 

Local rabbi's perspective of the AIPAC conference

Rabbi Rick Sherwin (Rabbi Rick), spiritual leader at Congregation Beth Am in Longwood, had the privilege of attending the 2014 AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., on March 2-4. The largest gathering of America’s pro-Israel community, the...

 

If not insured now, then when?

What would you do if you saw someone drowning in a river? Or witnessed someone being torn limb from limb by wild beasts? Or if you stumbled upon someone who was under attack by armed robbers? Judaism is clear in its answer; you intervene to save...

 

Obamacare offers health insurance, not health care

In March, the Obama administration reported on Obamacare’s enrollment numbers. Fewer people have signed up than the administration had hoped, especially among the young and healthy. For many people, even the previously uninsured, the choices in the...

 

What's Happening - Friday, February 28 - Friday, April 4

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. Congregatio...

 

Former local resident honored at The Temple in Nashville

Rabbi Shana Goldstein Mackler, daughter of Sammy Goldstein and Bill Yahner, will be honored at Shabbat evening services at The Temple, Congregation Ohabai Shalom, in Nashville, Tenn., on Friday,...

 

Obituary - JAY SCOTT FRIEDMAN

Jay Scott Friedman of Lake Mary, passed away at Central Florida Regional Hospital, Sanford, on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. He was 55 years old. Mr. Friedman was born in Milwaukee, Wis., on February 9, 1959, to Beverly Yaillen Lessing and the late...

 

Obituary - ROSE L. GROSS

Rose L. Gross of Longwood, passed away on Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Winnie Palmer Hospital in Orlando. She was 90 years old. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. Gross was the second youngest, and last surviving child, of five children born to the...

 

Obituary - MINDY R. MOSS

Mindy Moss of Maitland, passed away on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at Florida Hospital—Orlando. She was 48 years old. Mrs. Moss was born in Long Island, N.Y., on June 20, 1965 to Barbara Zelkowitz Fields and the late Laurence Fields. She was a...

 

Obituary - DAVID H. SKORMAN

David H. Skorman of Maitland, passed away at the Rehabilitation Center of Winter Park in Maitland on Monday, March 17, 2014. He was 90 years old. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, he was born on Jan. 9, 1924, to the late Isadore and Sophie Beider...

 

Obituary - SAUL R. WEISS

Saul R. Weiss of Altamonte Springs, passed away on Friday, March 14, 2014, at his residence. He was 97 years old. Born on Oct. 7, 1916, in New York City, to the late Max and Celia Rappaport Weiss, he was the eldest of three siblings. He attended...

 

Musical message of peace presented at Temple Shir Shalom

Two world-renowned performers, Michael Ochs and Alaa Ali, integrated their Pursuit of Harmony experience into a beautiful Friday night Shabbat service filled with their music and their story. Almost 2...

 

Bar Mitzvah - Zachary Shenkman

Zachary Shenkman, son of Jason and Lisa Shenkman of Sanford, will be called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on April 6, 2014, at Congregation Beth Am in Longwood. Zach is in the seventh grade at Lake...

 

Paul Simon and Sting: Still crazy after all these years

Elise Hoffeld Schilowitz of Maitland remembers pop icon, Paul Simon, from her sixth grade classroom at P.S. 164 in Kew Gardens Hills, New York, where he also was a fellow congregant at the Jewish...

 

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