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Articles from the May 30, 2014 edition

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Jewish community celebrated a day like no other

On May 6, the Roth Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando hosted Israel Independence Day Festival 66. Unlike in past years, this year's event was held in the JCC's backyard on the actual date of... Full story

 By Chris DeSouza    Features    May 30, 2014

Our 'garden oasis' in Israel-Kiryat Motzkin

There is a community in Israel that is connected to the Jewish Orlando community through the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando. It is our sister city Kiryat Motzkin. This beautiful city has been... Full story

 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    May 30, 2014

Belgian Jews mourn museum deaths

BRUSSELS (JTA)-Hunched over a small island of memorial candles for the victims of the attack on the Jewish Museum of Belgium, Paul Ambach is lost in thought. "Once again, Jewish blood in Belgium,... Full story


Many Arabs dump Palestinian identity

An Israeli news station has reported on a poll conducted by Professor Sammy Smooha of Haifa University showing that the acceptance of Israel by Israeli Arabs increased markedly between 2012 and 2013. Channel 10/Nana reported that the poll’s surpr... Full story

 By Julie Wiener    Features    May 30, 2014

What do Rick Perry, Sean Penn, Sheldon Adelson and Chris Christie have in common?

NEW YORK (JTA)-The last time New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie spoke at a venue attended by Sheldon Adelson, he alienated the Republican Party mega-donor and other hawkish pro-Israel Jews by referring... Full story

 By Chris DeSouza    News    May 30, 2014

Snopes digs up the truth about Sharia Law in Michigan

After reading on the Internet the article about Dearborn, Michigan, being the first city in the United States to implement Sharia Law, I questioned how this could be possible here, as it is directly against the U.S. Constitution. After a little... Full story


Palestinians object to Israelis running in 'peace run'

(JNS.org) A group of Israeli runners taking part in a "peace run" was forced to drop out after Palestinian objections. The six Israelis were asked to drop out of Australian ultra-marathon runner Pat... Full story


Jewish Pavilion helps families find support groups

As we approach the summer months, care-giving families must consider their loved ones with Alzheimer's Disease and how to appropriately celebrate family reunions and holidays with them. Perhaps... Full story

 By Alan Kornman    News    May 30, 2014

Climate change- a Jewish perspective

On May 20, Orlando pastor Dr. Joel Hunter hosted a panel discussion on “Climate Change: Should Christian’s Care?” Describing himself as a, “long time advocate for creation care,” Pastor Hunter is a spiritual adviser to President Barak... Full story


Enroll in summer classes-learn to read Hebrew

Reading the Hebrew language is one the most important elements of advancing one’s Jewish involvement. Whether it’s the desire to pray in the original language, read the Torah as it was dictated by G-d, or to read the many Jewish works that have... Full story


The fall of the regurgitist

I had a dream that I was attending a political convention with my wife. I wore one of my favorite wool jackets from my college days, and glasses (this was pre-Lasik), and I had hair on top of my... Full story


George McGovern, Auschwitz, and the Nigerian schoolgirls

By Rafael Medoff JNS.org U.S. officials say it would be “too risky” to send commandos to rescue the 300 schoolgirls being held hostage by Islamist terrorists in Nigeria. If that’s the problem, they should look to the late George McGovern for th... Full story


Anti-Israel campaign at UCLA echoes of McCarthyism

LOS ANGELES (JTA)—UCLA has some proud moments in the history of civil liberties. After World War II, UCLA and the University of California, Berkeley, were the hotbeds of opposition to an anti-communist loyalty oath that California tried to impose... Full story


Remembering Yom ha Shoah

Recently we remembered and reflected upon Yom ha Shoah. We must also look back at what could have been done to prevent this tragedy. We are all aware of what happened. We are all aware of how it happened. We are all aware of when it happened. But... Full story

 By Eli E. Hertz    Opinions    May 30, 2014

Had there been no war, there would be no Nakba

After rejecting the United Nations Partition Plan in 1947, which would have given approximately half of geographical Palestine to the Arabs, Palestinian Arabs officially became belligerents in the conflict that persists today. Rather than accept a... Full story


A Catskill comedian and screaming aunts

Dear Editor: The recent “mohel article” (“The quest to find America’s top mohels,” May 9 issue) brought back some memories. Fifty + years ago in Flushing, N.Y., my oldest son was born. The bris was to be performed by Rabbi Zimmerman.... Full story


Jewish teen education is our responsibility

Dear Editor: The JFGO May 16th article, “What’s next for Jewish teen education?” does not provide a thorough analysis of the main issues facing supplementary Hebrew high school education and offers no solutions. The Federation indicates that... Full story


What's Happening - Friday, May 30 - Friday, June 6

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, 7:30 a.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m., 407-644-2500.... Full story


Edward Baumgarten: Orlando shoe business owner kept people laughing

Edward "Eddie" Baumgarten would do anything for a laugh. One of his dearest friends, the late Anne Shader, was having an all-women luncheon to celebrate her 65th birthday. Baumgarten didn't want to... Full story



Sallie Schwartz Freedman of Altamonte Springs, passed away at her residence on Monday, May 19, 2014. She was 82 years old. She was born in New York City on May 7, 1932, to the late Daniel and Pearl Levine Schwartz. In June 1957, in Miami, she... Full story



Albert Garelick of Houston, Texas, passed away at Regent Care Center in League City, Texas, on Monday, May 12, 2014. He was 88 years old. A native of Rochester, New York, Mr. Garelick was born on May 13, 1925, to the late Saul and Ruth Metter... Full story



Rona L. Rowe of Orlando passed away at her residence on Monday, May 19, 2014. She was 66 years old. Mrs. Rowe was born in Brooklyn, on May 21, 1947. She was a surgical coordinator in the health care industry. Mrs. Rowe is survived by her husband,... Full story



Morris Sorin of Longwood, passed away on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at his residence. He was 85 years old. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 9, 1928, to the late Rev. Joseph and Sarah Skalarsky Sorin, he spent his entire working career as an educator an... Full story


A new perspective on Jewish history through Lag B'Omer games at Temple Israel

There is a Jewish joke that says "Every Jewish holiday is the same... they tried to kill us, we survived, let's eat!" But how many of us can truly appreciate the reality behind the joke and the depth... Full story

 By David Cohen    News    May 30, 2014

Chabad Leadership Society provides meaningful dialogue for UCF students

Chabad at UCF is widely known for their extensive programs and activities dedicated to creating meaningful Jewish life for college students. Perhaps less known are their equally notable efforts toward... Full story


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