Articles from the May 3, 2013 edition

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 By Anne Mintz    Opinions    May 3, 2013

Don't ruin Robinson's Arch

NEW YORK (JTA)—I have mixed emotions about Natan Sharansky’s proposed agreement to expand the public space at the Western Wall to include the currently secluded area known as Robinson’s Arch. As a lifelong Conservative Jew, I applaud any plan... Full story

 By Robert Gluck    News    May 3, 2013

Gun control, mental health and the Holocaust

While the gun control debate intensifies in the U.S., a bipartisan group of lawmakers is pointing to improved treatment of mental health issues, rather than stricter gun laws, as the proper preventive... Full story

 News    May 3, 2013

High school senior wins poetry contest

Logan Schulman, a senior at Seminole High School, who attends Temple Shir Shalom in Oviedo, won a recent poetry contest sponsored by Winter Park Institute at Rollins College. The judge was former... Full story

 By Mark Pinsky    News    May 3, 2013

Fellowship honors Heathrow doctor

Dr. Norman Wall, retired Heathrow cardiologist and lifelong Zionist, will be honored Wednesday, May 8 at the Congregation of Reform Judaism, with the announcement of a multi-year fellowship for... Full story

 By Linda Gradstein    News    May 3, 2013

Women worshipers score legal victory

JERUSALEM—Women praying at Judaism’s holiest site, the Western Wall, need not fear police threats of arrest if seen wearing traditional ceremonial attire associated with the religion’s males following a Jerusalem District Court ruling handed... Full story

 By Ron Kampeas    News    May 3, 2013

GOP wants more sit-downs with Jews

WASHINGTON (JTA)—He had them until abortion. U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) was addressing the Reform movement’s Consultation on Conscience conference about his passion, human rights and success... Full story

 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    May 3, 2013

Ukrainian Jews worry that Svoboda party will bring anti-Semitism back

KIEV, Ukraine (JTA)—Marching in formation, six young men in dark jackets approach an anti-government rally in Cherkasy, a city some 125 miles southeast of Kiev. At the appointed moment, they remove... Full story

 By Ron Kampeas    News    May 3, 2013

In budget battles, Obama administration sees Jews as playing key role

WASHINGTON (JTA)—In the battle to end the across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration, it’s all hands on deck. Increasingly for the Obama administration, which is deadlocked over the... Full story

 News    May 3, 2013

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

 News    May 3, 2013

Brickman documents discrimination in Emory's Dental School history

The Maimonides Medical and Cardozo Legal Societies of the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando, in partnership with the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center, are inviting the community to... Full story

 News    May 3, 2013

Yom HaZikaron memorializes Israel's fallen

On April 14, the Roth Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando hosted an Israel Memorial Day Ceremony, or a Yom HaZikaron service, in its Harriett & Hymen Lake Cultural Auditorium.  The program... Full story


Meditations on mother

When I was a junior in high school, I decided to skip my senior year and go straight to college. No one questioned my decision. Everyone thought I knew best for myself, in large part because the world... Full story

 By Ira Sharkansky    Opinions    May 3, 2013

Are there rules in these games?

By Ira Sharkansky Barack Obama has said that Syrian use of chemical weapons is a “game changer.”  According to the lead paragraphs in a New York Times article, the President said “…he would respond ‘prudently’ and ‘deliberately’ to... Full story


It's 2013-Let's debate Zionism

At a synagogue talk I recently gave, the topic turned to the treatment of Israel’s Arab citizens. A woman in the audience was obviously upset. “You talk about the Israeli Arabs, but how much more should we give them?” she asked. “They have... Full story

 By Andrew Baker    Opinions    May 3, 2013

For Carmen, preserve Jewish heritage in Egypt

CAIRO (JTA)—My first visit to Egypt was eight years ago. My guide was Carmen Weinstein, the head of Egypt’s Jewish community, and on a hot September day we drove through the usual chaotic traffic with our driver to visit 10 synagogues. I am the... Full story


CAIR, Muslim Brotherhood have hidden agenda

Dear editor: I must respond to Mr. Hassan Shibly, Esq; CAIR Florida; Tampa executive director letter printed April 26, 2013. Make no mistake about it, Mr. Shibly, CAIR and the Muslim Brotherhood have a “hidden agenda.” Mr. Shibly cries... Full story


Hassan Shibly hates the facts

Dear editor: According to RAND Database of Worldwide Terrorism Incidents, the number of deaths as a result of terrorist attacks in Europe and North America from 2000 to 2010 was 4,873. Of those 4,873 people killed, 4,703 were casualties of attacks c... Full story


Shibly should look inside his own house

Dear editor: There is no doubt that Sandi Solomon went overboard in her condemnation of the entire Muslim religion [Heritage Florida Jewish News, April 12, 2013]. Her interpretations of Quranic text (e.g. “Muslims can lie to non-Muslims…”) seem... Full story


ZOA: CAIR wants Quran to be highest authority in America

Dear editor: Why does a Jewish publication give space to an organization that supports and raises funds for those who wish to destroy Israel and the Jewish people?  It was shocking to see the letter in the April 26 issue of the Heritage Florida... Full story


What's Happening - Friday, May 3 - Friday, May 10

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

 News    May 3, 2013

Seniors sail away

Twenty-six seniors and staff boarded the Victory Casino Bus heading to Cape Canaveral on April 23 with the Roth Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando’s 39ers seniors group. They set sail for... Full story

 News    May 3, 2013

Shavuot Shabbat and Yizkor service at Congregation Beth Sholom

Congregation Beth Sholom invites the public to join them as Rabbi Allen leads a special Shavuot Shabbat service at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 11. A Yizkor Memorial service will conclude the holiday morning observance. Shavuot celebrates the giving of... Full story

 News    May 3, 2013

Jewish Historical Society to mark 49th anniversary of mass arrest of rabbis

On June 18, 1964, 16 rabbis were arrested in St. Augustine, the largest mass arrest of rabbis in the United States, On June 18, 2013, an African-American student of one of those rabbis will join his... Full story

 News    May 3, 2013

Israel Independence Day Family Festival

Rain didn’t stop the Roth Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando’s Israel Independence Day Family Festival from bringing an Israeli spirit to Central Florida on April 21.  The festival,... Full story

 By Pamela Ruben    News    May 3, 2013

Jewish Pavilion supporters honor Meitin, Swerdlow at Gala

Supporters of the Jewish Pavilion proved to be more than “fair-weather friends” on Sunday, April 21, at the Marriott in Lake Mary when more than 250 attendees braved record downpours to attend the... Full story


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