Articles from the April 12, 2019 edition

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Cinco de Mahj at COS

Mark your calendar for May 5, as Congregation Ohev Shalom's Sisterhood hosts its annual mahjong tournament. This year's event, Cinco de Mahj will have a festive slant. The cost of the tournament is... Full story


The Jewish Academy of Orlando nurtures a culture of giving

Jewish Academy of Orlando cultivates a culture of giving back to the community and to those in need by supporting school-driven and student-led fundraisers, recognizing students for acts of giving, an... Full story

 By Lisa Levine    News    April 12, 2019

Golf tournament supports Orlando Senior Help Desk

Hit the greens for a good cause at the seventh annual Pavilion Golf Society golf tournament on Sunday, May 5, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Golf Club. Hosted by the Jewish Pavilion and benefiting the... Full story

 By Ron Kampeas    News    April 12, 2019

The Trump team's Middle East peace plan: It's beginning to look a lot like one state

WASHINGTON (JTA)-Trump administration officials have been silent and notably leak-free about what exactly is in the Middle East peace plan that Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is shaping-until... Full story


Greenblatt blasts Palestinian Authority, UN for financially rewarding terrorists

(JNS)—U.S. special envoy Jason Greenblatt blasted the Palestinian Authority and the United Nations for aiding and abetting the Palestinian financial payments towards terrorists and their families. In a closed-door U.N. Security Council meeting on F... Full story


Evangelical leader asks for investigation into Ilhan Omar

Laurie Cardoza-Moore has called on President Trump to have Ilhan Omar's connections to the subversive Muslim Brotherhood thoroughly investigated. "If an organization which seeks the demise of America... Full story


Why does America support Israel?

By Jonathan Feldstein While an array of recent controversies have developed from members of Congress around the U.S.’ support of Israel, the fact is America is and was always pro-Israel. This is built on the foundation of early American leaders who u... Full story


Another anti-Semite in the Democratic Party

(JNS)—He has engaged in “crude anti-Semitism,” according to the Anti-Defamation League. He has “consistently impugned the loyalty of American Jews,” said the American Jewish Congress. And he has compared Israel to the Nazis, which according... Full story


Don't eat off the seder plate

(JTA)—Every year at Passover, many Jews enjoy inviting non-Jewish guests to the seder, the big family meal during which they recount the tale of the Exodus. Such invitations are extended in a tradition of interfaith cooperation and the conviction t... Full story

 By Edwin Black    Opinions    April 12, 2019

Israel's tourism triumph

(JNS)—The virulently anti-Israel movement known as Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement is roiling through college campuses, overflowing into city councils, encroaching into corporate boardrooms and now chomping at the essence of I... Full story


Jew-hatred poses as anti-racism in 'The New York Times'

(JNS)—Discussions about intersectional theory used to be confined to the fever swamps of the far left. But this idea—the idea that seeks to link the struggle for civil rights in the United States with the Palestinian war on Israel’s existence and e... Full story


Do we go overboard with Passover observance?

(Rabbis Without Borders via JTA)—There are two funny images I like to circulate this time every year as we approach the Passover holiday. The first is a cartoon of a truck with large text on the side reading Morty’s Passover Cleaning. On the dri... 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 a.m.; S... Full story


Jewish Pavilion Schedule

The following is the calendar for Passover seders at the local assisted-living facilities where the Jewish Pavilion program directors plan events. Members of the community are always welcome to attend these seders, which are free, with the exception... Full story


Scene Around

Love is in the air... (To replace love & sex since I became a widow, I found chocolate, sleeping and sitting, in that order!) Mazel tov to ARTHUR and PATRICIA (Trish) PINES on their recent marriage.... Full story


How Coca-Cola prompted the advent of Passover-friendly food companies

( the 1930s, Rabbi Tobias Geffen of Atlanta began to investigate the hidden ingredients inside mass-produced foods and to evaluate whether those ingredients conflict with kosher laws. He... Full story


Matzah mania! Who knew that mixing flour and water could be so nuanced?

(JNS)-How hard can making matzah be? Mix flour and water, and bake. Actually, there are various ways that one can go about producing matzah-and the results are all a little different. When you're... Full story


The story of Purim told 'L'dor Vador,' from generation to generation

The Jewish Pavilion celebrated the festival of Purim with youth and elders together at Brookdale Dr. Phillips assisted-living facility last month with interactive story telling, singing, dancing, and... Full story


Tips and recipes to make Passover a culinary delight

Local resident and gourmet chef Myrna Ossin has created a Passover cook book, "What To Do With Your Leftover Matzah, The Fifth Question," that will meet all the needs and answers all the questions of... Full story


A family Haggadah imagines a 'complicated, engaging and fleshy' Passover

(JTA)-The Passover seder can be boring for kids. A new Haggadah is trying to change that. Published by Kveller, a Jewish parenting site, the Kveller Haggadah is "for curious kids-and their grown-ups."... Full story


How to choose a Passover Haggadah

(MyJewishLearning via JTA)—With thousands of published Haggadahs available for purchase, choosing the one that is best for your seder can be overwhelming. For an overview of the many possibilities, w... Full story


How to make your own Passover haggadah

(JNS)-The Hebrew word "haggadah" means "narration" or "telling." As the Passover seder's instruction manual, the haggadah is perhaps the most important tool for fulfilling the Passover mitzvah of... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs

Maxwell House is offering a ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Haggadah By JTA staff (JTA)—Real life tradition and television nostalgia collide in a collaboration between the venerable Maxwell House Haggadah and the hit Amazon series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.... Full story


3 items that say Passover: Which do you choose?

LOS ANGELES (JTA)-Can the essence of Passover fit into a box? Fans of Manischewitz and Streit's will undoubtedly answer, "Yes, in a matzah box." But a successful Kickstarter campaign called Hello... Full story


A 'Sesame Street' seder and 4 other new children's books for Passover

BOSTON (JTA)-Four questions. Four cups of wine. Four types of children. At Passover, the number four figures prominently in the rituals of the seder, the ceremonial holiday meal that can be... Full story


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