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Articles from the April 22, 2016 edition

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 By Shana Medel    News    April 22, 2016

Die-in sparks discourse on Arab-Israeli conflict at UCF

Students for Justice in Palestine held its first die-in protest at the University of Central Florida on Wednesday, April 6. Shortly after noon, UCF students bearing handmade signs laid on a grassy...

 

Special needs program in Cleveland gives to programs in Orlando

Last summer, RAISE program coordinator Loren London received a phone call from Heidi Solomon director of Jewish Family Services Association of Cleveland's Horvitz YouthAbility. "Can our group perform...

 

Community-wide day of service

The entire Orlando community is invited to participate in Mitzvah Day on Sunday, May 1. In past years, The Roth Family Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando has hosted J-Serve, an International...

 

Heritage Human Service Award

Heritage Florida Jewish News is accepting nominations for the 2016 Heritage Human Service Award, which will be presented at the annual meeting of the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando. “For almost 30 years, individuals who have made major,...

 

Jay Leno raises $50,000 in one minute for Israeli EMS organization, donates ambucycle

At a special concert fundraiser for Israel's largest volunteer EMS service held at the Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York, United Hatzalah was honored by Jay Leno, who performed a long comedy set and...

 

Is Europe ready to adopt Israel's approach to security?

ISRAEL21c-In the wake of deadly terrorist attacks at Zaventem Airport and Maelbeek metro station in Brussels yesterday that killed 34 people and injured about 200 others, law-enforcement agencies in...

 

Jewish Film Festival hit, 'Dough,' opens Regal Winter Park April 29

Menemsha Films launched the U.S. theatrical release of the feel-good comedy "Dough," in South Florida Feb. 12. Now in its 10th week, the film continues to play to sold out crowds and Menemsha Films...

 

Behind Enemy Lines: The true story of a French Jewish spy in Nazi Germany

Marthe Cohn was a 20-year-old French Jewish girl when the Nazis invaded France in 1940. Her life then took a turn so extraordinary that it could have been pulled straight from a Hollywood movie...

 

Holocaust Remembrance program in The Villages

Temple Shalom will host a Holocaust Remembrance event, titled “Never Again! Has the World Learned,” at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church in The Villages. Doors will open at 3 p.m. It seems that we have not learned from...

 

Spend a day at the races!

The COS Men’s Club invites all congregants and friends aged 10 and older to come to the races and determine just who is the best driver! This event is not just limited to COS members, it is open to one and all! Welcome to a Day at the Races Sunday...

 
 By Ben Cohen    Opinions    April 22, 2016

Kerry's resounding Iranian 'success'

Here’s the latest episode of outreach to Iran from the lips of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. After condemning, during a press conference in Bahrain, the “destabilizing actions” of Iran in the Middle East, he then followed up with a plea....

 
 By Sean Durns    Opinions    April 22, 2016

Media miss emergence of new terror group

A new Iranian-backed Palestinian terrorist group has emerged—and by appearances, it may be expanding. In less than two years, Harakat as-Sabeeren Nasran il-Filastin (The Movement for the Patient Ones for the Liberation of Palestine), also known as...

 

The underside of Israel

Four issues in current headlines may be causing some Israelis to avoid the news, and embarrassment for our overseas friends, while they are sending other Israelis to various sides of virtual barricades. One is that young soldier who killed a...

 
 By Uri Regev    Opinions    April 22, 2016

Landmark conversions ruling is a victory for religious freedom in Israel

(JTA)—The Israeli Supreme Court’s recent landmark ruling on conversion is a truly historic decision—for Israeli and American Jewry. While the case only concerns a few individuals, the general rules and unequivocal language have wide...

 

The Obama Doctrine, unplugged

It was ironic that the day The Atlantic monthly published what was supposed to be the definitive work on U.S. President Barack Obama’s foreign policy, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that he was removing the bulk of his military forces...

 

Presentation by Druze a profound event

Dear Editor: Last evening (Saturday, April 16) I attended a presentation by Israeli Druze families. Each had sons or brothers who died while serving in the IDF or Border Police. They shared their lives and their loses. It was an emotional and...

 

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...

 

Passover books for one kid-or many

(JTA)-Afikomen hunts, a rambunctious pup and the catchy classic "Dayenu." All are featured in a half-dozen new Passover books for children that will inform and entertain even the littlest kid-or a...

 

Potato and Carrot Gratin Passover Recipe

(The Nosher via JTA)-With Passover comes lots of cleaning, matzah eating, and potato peeling. I know, I know-potatoes get a bad rap during Passover because they're one of the seemingly few things...

 

Tzedakah from Canada

Tim and Courtney and their two children, Talan, 6, and Zach, 2, were vacationing at the beach in Volusia County from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. They called the Jerry Doliner Food Bank there and asked...

 

Zei Gezunt-Be Healthy off to a great start at Kinneret Apartments

Thanks to the support of a generous Central Florida community, Zei Gezunt-Be Healthy began with the return of the popular Chair Exercise class, on Tuesday, April 5, and will continue every Tuesday at...

 

Observing Passover at Jewish Pavilion

Residents at Encore at Avalon Park enjoyed a Passover seder led by Cantor Nina Fine. The seder was one of many sponsored by the Jewish Pavilion....

 

Scene Around

A fabulous talent... When I read this in the World Jewish Congress (WJC) digest it gave me tremendous pleasure so I decided to pass it along to you: "Itzhak Perlman, the 70-year old Israeli born violi...

 

Hear the story of Angela Orosz, born in Auschwitz

The Jewish Federation of Volusia & Flagler Counties will host guest speaker Angela Orosz, one of only two babies born in Auschwitz, at Temple Beth-El, 579 North Nova Road, Ormond Beach on Tuesday, April 26 at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to...

 

New Scrigit Scraper cleaning tool helps clean for the holidays

Jay Feinberg of Olney, Maryland. invented a unique pen-shaped cleaning tool that helps clean the house for Passover as well as safely removes candle wax drips left by Shabbat and Hanukkah candles....

 

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