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Articles from the April 19, 2013 edition

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 By Melissa Jacobs    News    April 19, 2013

'Running Rabbi' recounts Boston Marathon chaos, vows to run next year

(Jewish Exponent)—“It was a beautiful day. I was so excited to run and having such a good run. The crowd was unbelievable. The whole experience was amazing. It was almost magical.” That’s how... Full story

 By Ben Sales    News    April 19, 2013

Sharansky: Construction of new Kotel site may begin within a month

JERUSALEM (JTA)—Natan Sharansky said the implementation of his plan to expand the non-Orthodox prayer site at the Western Wall could begin in as little as one month. In an interview April 11 with... Full story


Golf Classic honors Lerner family

The Roth Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando will honor community leaders Robin and Rich Lerner at this year’s annual golf tournament. This year’s event will be held Sunday, May 5 at the... Full story

 By Ron Kampeas    News    April 19, 2013

Discrimination cited in visa debate

WASHINGTON (JTA)—A legislative effort led by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee to enable Israelis to enter the United States without visas may be stymied by the government—Israel’s... Full story


19-year-old Israeli millionaire owns marketing company, 3 houses

It started around the time of his bar mitzvah at age 13, when Tomer Hen decided it was time to open his first business. “I wanted to be independent and not take money from my parents,” Hen told The Media Line. “I was too young to get a job so I... Full story

 By Ron Kampeas    News    April 19, 2013

In Iran talks, North Korea parallel goes only so far

WASHINGTON (JTA)—If you have nuclear weapons, all sorts of bad behavior will be tolerated. That’s the lesson some are worried Iran may be learning from North Korea’s increasingly... Full story

 By Gil Shefler    Features    April 19, 2013

On Birthright, building Jewish identity and finding love

NEW YORK (JTA)—Meredith Ross will never forget when she first laid eyes on Lior, her partner for the past seven years. Lior, an infantryman in the Israel Defense Forces, was escorting Ross... Full story


JNF Women for Israel campaign sets date for Wine and Trivia Night

Jewish National Fund’s Women for Israel in Orlando will host a Wine and Trivia Night at a private home in Orlando at 7 p.m. April 30. JNF believes in the power of women’s giving. With two major donor societies—Sapphire Society and Chai Society... Full story


Beginners Jewish Genealogy class at JAO

“You are who they were.” This is just one of many quotes Laurence Morrell uses with his middle school students at the Jewish Academy of Orlando. Morrell, a longtime and enthusiastic genealogy... Full story


39ers announce installation party

The Roth Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando’s 39ers seniors group looks forward to announcing their new slate of officers for the coming 2013-2014 year at a celebratory installation party... Full story


L'Chaim for Israel at 65

The medical and legal professional societies of the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando are getting together for a kosher and Israeli wine tasting event at Tim’s Wine Market on Orange Avenue on... Full story


CBS News needs to come clean about '60 Minutes' Palestinian Christians segment

Jeff Fager, chairman of CBS News, has a problem. Either he doesn’t know what he’s talking about or he’s lying about the security fence that Israel built to protect its citizens from suicide bombers coming from the West Bank during the Second... Full story


Sharansky urges equal prayer at Western Wall

Charged by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to come up with a Solomonic solution to the growing controversy over women’s prayer at Judaism’s holiest site, Natan Sharansky, the chair of the Jewish Agency for Israel, is prepared to... Full story


Good news travels slowly

Here’s a Jewish joke I just made up: The pro-Israel activist goes to see a doctor. The doctor says, “I have some good news and some bad news.” The pro-Israel activist says, “Just give me the bad news.” If that made you smile, even a... Full story

 By Ben Cohen    Opinions    April 19, 2013

Korea, Iran, and the dual-loyalty myth

Here’s a term that rarely crops up in discussions of American policy towards northeast Asia: the Korea Lobby. And as for the pejorative term “Korea Firsters,” that isn’t one I’ve come across. It’s not as if a cluster of organizations... Full story


Suckers at the Casbah

Apparently, there are smart people out there who still believe it’s up to Israel to revive the dead Middle East peace process. Just last week, over 100 prominent American Jews released a letter, sponsored by the Israel Policy Forum (IPF), urging Is... Full story


Where are Reconstructionist rabbis leading their followers?

Dear editor: The big news is that the Reconstruction Movement has a new leader who is gay [Heritage Florida Jewish News, April 5]. Rabbi Klein does not think that synagogue worship is all that important, and he was disappointed to find the College... Full story


What's Happening - Friday, April 19 - Friday, April 26

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 a.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 407-644-2500. Congregation Chabad Lubavitch of... Full story


Nominate a mensch for the Heritage Human Service Award

Heritage Florida Jewish News is accepting nominations for the 2013 Heritage Human Service Award, which will be presented in August at the annual meeting of the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando. “For more than 25 years, individuals who have... Full story


New website helps young and Jewish navigate life

TAMPA—Get advice on negotiating the Jewish holidays off at your first job. Learn tips about how to live inexpensively in Israel for a year. Get insights into how to share living space with someone who keeps kosher when you aren’t. You can do all... Full story


British raids destroyed historic Jewish archives

Scholars to St. Augustine Jewish Historical Society: The British have burned the documents you seek. In 1586, again in 1668 and yet again in 1702, British raids on St. Augustine led to the burning of... Full story


Wave the flag

The Israel Independence Day Family Festival, presented by the Roth Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando, will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 21 at Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte... Full story


Obituary - MARIA A. BYER

Maria A. (Marianne) Byer, of Estero, Fla., died on Monday, April 8, 2013. She was 77 years old. Mrs. Byer was born in Germany on July 22, 1935, and moved from there to Orlando in 1956. For many years she worked in the medical records department of... Full story



Beth Worman of Ormond Beach, Fla., and Dustin Rose of San Diego, Calif., were married March 17, 2013 in Lake Mary, Fla., surrounded by family and friends. The bride is a graduate of Seabreeze High... Full story



Morgan Ray Ulch, the son of Heidi and Richard Ulch of Altamonte Springs, Fla., will be called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Congregation Beth Am in Longwood. Morgan is... Full story


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