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A Shayne Maydel?... That expression fits me today like a loch in kop! But, believe it or not, I was once a great beauty. (Shut up!) My figure was superb; my breasts used to stand out proudly, but now... Full story

 

Nominate a mensch for the Heritage Human Services Award

Heritage Florida Jewish News is accepting nominations for the 2014 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

 

IDA opens May 30 at the Enzian Theater in Maitland

From acclaimed director Pawel Pawlikowski (Last Resort, My Summer of Love) comes IDA, a moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows,... Full story

 
 By Ruth Ellen Gruber    News    May 30, 2014

A pope, a rabbi and a sheik went to Israel

ROME (JTA)-With a rabbi and a Muslim sheik as his travel companions, Pope Francis headed to the Middle East with what he hoped to be a powerful message of interfaith respect. It was the first time... Full story

 

Sleepless in Israel: Shavuot all-nighter comes to life in the Jewish state

Regarding Shavuot-when Jews from around the world celebrate the receiving of the Torah at Mount Sinai-Rabbi Chayim Vital wrote on behalf of his master Rabbi Isaac Ben Solomon Luria ("Ha'Ari), "Know... Full story

 

The Orlando Senior Help Desk

The Orlando Senior Help Desk is a free service provided by the Jewish Pavilion for people of all faiths. You can contact a senior resource specialist with extensive experience in dealing with issues related to older adults and their families and... Full story

 

Boy Scouts 'shine' Jewish cemetery

If you saw a group of boys cleaning the headstones in Temple Israel's cemetery in Gotha recently they were Scouts from Troop 641. Sam Charles, a member of the Troop is a candidate for Eagle Scout and... Full story

 

Savannah Court

The Jewish Pavilion hosted it's first Shabbat service with residents at Savannah Court of Oviedo.... Full story

 
 By Mollie Katzen    Features    May 30, 2014

Down with the boring Shavuot cheesecake!

Fresh cheese is a staple in classic Shavuot foods, traditionally wrapped in a soft, egg-like blintz that is then fried lightly in butter. Variations on this theme can keep things interesting and expand your kitchen craft. You can try freshening up yo... Full story

 

Tuesdays are musical with Jewish Pavilion volunteers

While everyone enjoys great music, it is especially appreciated by residents in senior living communities. Jewish Pavilion volunteer and soloist, Penny Goldstein D'Agastino, brings joy to the... Full story

 
 By Maayan Jaffe    Features    May 30, 2014

Negev-based boutique cheese maker offers travelers a tasty Shavuot

Standing alone against the desert landscape, Kornmehl Goat Cheese Farm & Restaurant is modest, lacking artsy adornments and embellishments that tourists often favor. But situated about 30 miles... Full story

 

At Shavuot, celebrating the giving of the law-and the mother-in-law?

By Edmon J. Rodman LOS ANGELES (JTA)-In the Ten Commandments, the Torah tells us to "Honor your father and your mother," but on mothers-in-law, it's mum. That is until we come to the two-day holiday... Full story

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Far-right parties gain in European elections (JTA)—Far-right parties across Europe won an increased share of the vote in elections for the European Parliament. Centrist, pro-European Union parties won a majority of Sunday’s vote led by the... Full story

 

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