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 By Jacob Kamaras    News    April 3, 2015

Five points of tension in the Obama-Netanyahu relationship

When the champion of the U.S.-Israel alliance sounds the alarm, something about the steadfast allies’ relationship is more contentious than usual. Last week, the staunchly bipartisan American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)—which does... Full story


Happy 95th birthday to Rabbi Adler

A combination Purim party and 95th birthday celebration were held last week at the Sutton Home in Dr. Phillips where retired Rabbi Rudolph Adler resides. Twenty-one of the rabbi's dear friends from... Full story


Crossing the bridge from Kadima to USY

Eighth graders from Congregation Ohev Shalom attended the annual regional Gesher convention of United Synagogue Youth March 20-22 in Orlando. "Gesher" is a bridge and the convention, which is for... Full story


The 10 real plagues of Passover

(Kveller via JTA)—Each year, the thought of Passover makes me want to run away. It’s a labor-intensive, heavy-on-the-sighing holiday, especially in Israel. The traditions and message are nourishing, but for me they get lost in the pre-holiday hyp... Full story


Hundreds attend funeral rites in Israel for Brooklyn kids

JERUSALEM (JTA)-Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral and burial in Israel of seven children who died in a house fire in Brooklyn. "God Almighty took seven roses," said their father, Gabriel Sasso... Full story


For Reform, new gay-friendly High Holidays prayer book keeps up inclusivity trend

PHILADELPHIA (JTA)-The Reform movement's rabbinic association unveiled its new High Holidays prayer book-one that continues the movement's trend toward inclusive liturgy-at the group's 126th annual... Full story


Jewish Academy eighth graders' trip to Israel

One of the highlights of the Selznick Middle School at the Jewish Academy of Orlando is the eighth-grade trip to Israel. This year, 11 students, accompanied by their teacher, Idit Lotringer, traveled to Israel for a 12-day trip that changed their... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

ADL: Anti-Semitic incidents in U.S. up by 21 percent NEW YORK (JTA)—Anti-Semitic incidents in the United States rose by 21 percent in 2014, according to the Anti-Defamation League’s annual audit of anti-Semitism. The organization counted 912... Full story


Some of Lincoln's best friends were Jews

(JTA)-A whopping 16,000 books have been written about President Abraham Lincoln. But a new book and an exhibit at the New York Historical Society tell a previously untold story about Lincoln: his rela... Full story

 By Sheri Silver    Features    April 3, 2015

Lemon sponge cake with candied citrus

(The Nosher via JTA)-Passover brings the same challenge each year-especially for the baker. How do you make an array of delicious and unique desserts without using any flour (or any other leavening... Full story


Protecting the Jewish home from fire

The recent horrors in Brooklyn have united Jews in sorrow. They are also a tragic example of how quickly fire can sweep through a home and the devastation it can leave behind. In addition to Shabbat, practically every Jewish holiday has a connection... Full story


Why the original Dodge logo was a Jewish star

(Jewniverse via JTA)-In 1900, Horace Elgin Dodge and John Francis Dodge founded the Dodge Brothers Company. The brothers were not Jewish, but their original logo looked a lot like the Star of David.... Full story


Have bleach, will clean!

Central Florida Hillel students (l-r) Tamara Zishuk, Kayla Symonds, Desia Bacon, and Matt Ubl cleaned the headstones at the COS Cemetery as a community service project on Sunday, March... Full story


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