Articles from the June 21, 2013 edition

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 By Ron Kampeas    Features    June 21, 2013

Curbing online hate proves a modern-day dilemma

WASHINGTON (JTA)—How do you confront hatred when it has no fixed address? Abraham Foxman, the Anti-Defamation League national director, attempts to pin down an answer to the question in his latest b... Full story

 By Ben Sales    News    June 21, 2013

Border clashes may make it hard for Israel to steer clear of Syria conflict

JERUSALEM (JTA)—For much of the past two years, Israel has taken a singular approach to the Syrian civil war: Stay as far away as possible. But with a recent string of victories by forces loyal to President Bashar Assad and the crumbling of the U... Full story

 By Ron Kampeas    News    June 21, 2013

Both sides of intel debate are known for independence

WASHINGTON (JTA)—Dianne Feinstein and Ron Wyden have much in common. Both are longtime U.S. senators, Democrats, Jewish and fiercely independent West Coasters. They’ve also both been members of the... Full story

 By Ron Kampeas    News    June 21, 2013

More of same or bridge to West?

WASHINGTON (JTA)—Former national security adviser, former nuclear negotiator, a decades-old friendship with the supreme leader—Hassan Rohani is as Iranian establishment as it gets. Which is why, som... Full story


Shadows cast on alleged hero

NEW YORK (Corriere della Sera Online)—His Wikipedia page remembers him, in at least 10 languages, as “the Italian police commissioner who saved thousands of Jews from being deported to Nazi exterminat... Full story

 By Steve Lipman    News    June 21, 2013

The last Jews of Ethiopia

The remaining members of the Ethiopian Jewish community will make aliyah by the end of this summer, and the Jewish Agency educational compound in the northern part of the country that has prepared them for their new lives in Israel will be turned ove... Full story

 By Gil Shefler    News    June 21, 2013

Nearly 70 years after liberation, Holocaust memorials continue to proliferate

NEW YORK (JTA)—No earth was moved last month at the groundbreaking of one of the nation’s newest Holocaust memorials. Instead, the gatherers stood silently, symbolic shovels in hand, on the imm... Full story

 By Steve Lipman    Features    June 21, 2013

'Hidden Encyclical' no longer hidden

BETHESDA, Md.—Did Pope Pius XII, the leader of the Catholic Church during World War II and the subsequent decade, suppress a landmark Vatican document that his predecessor, Pius XI, had commissioned, a document that would have unambiguously criticize... Full story


Chabad at UCF takes its 10th trip to Israel through Birthright

Biannually, Chabad at UCF brings students to Israel on the Taglit – Birthright Israel: Mayanot program. Every summer and winter break sees hundreds of students travel to Israel with UCF Chabad R... Full story


Thinking about 2013-14 religious school already?

The board of directors of Temple Israel in Winter Springs announces that Rabbi Joshua Neely will serve as Rav Beit HaSefer (Principal) of the religious school for the coming year. Neely will continue... Full story


Roth JCC to renovate courtyard playground

The Roth Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando’s Richard S. Adler Early Childhood Learning Center is embarking on a fundraising campaign to renovate its enclosed courtyard playground, just behind its preschool lobby and outside of the i... Full story


JGSGO presents 'Smarter Searching on'

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando’s next program, at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 23, will be “Smarter Searching on” An expert, Crista Cowan, will be the facil... Full story


Post-army text study could draw religious and secular together

EIN PRAT (in the Judean desert between Jerusalem and the Dead Sea)—How do you encourage young Israeli Jews, both secular and observant, to deepen their “Israeli-ness,” exploring their Jewish and national identities in a way that is serious, thoug... Full story

 By Ec Ziegler    Opinions    June 21, 2013

Women and Islam

Everything I ever heard about slavery is despicable. The West is familiar with the history of slavery in the New World. However, few people in the West know about Islam and slavery. Muslims were enslaving black Africans long before any slave ships... Full story


Not the same old story

When it comes to an even-handed look at Israel, the forthcoming film “The Attack” doesn’t sound very promising. Based on a novel by an Algerian army officer, directed and co-written by a Lebanese Arab and tackling a Tel Aviv cafe bombing from the p... Full story


Stand with the dissidents of Iran

WASHINGTON (JTA)—Last Friday’s Iranian presidential election was fraught with fraud and fear—candidates vetted for their loyalty to the Supreme Leader and the Revolutionary Guards, the press muzzled by the imprisonment of independent journ... Full story


Stop pretending to care about Iranians' rights

NEW YORK (JTA)—The JTA Op-Ed championing human rights in Iran is very compelling but for two facts: It was co-authored by two of Israel’s greatest advocates, and they published it in JTA, a Jewish media outlet. As a community, we can be willing to... Full story


Payback: The art of revenge

In the children’s magazine Highlights, home to those moral opposites Goofus and Gallant, we can imagine that revenge is for the likes of Goofus, while Gallant waits for judge and jury. Vengeance is unseemly, the province of the unhinged, while j... Full story


What's Happening - Friday, June 21 - Friday, June 28

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 Gre... Full story


In Israel, there is no such thing as a civil marriage

A month ago, Rita Margulis and her fiancé Amit (as a career army officer he asked not to use his last name) got married at the Safari in Tel Aviv. There was a Reform rabbi and 450 guests. But according to the state of Israel, the wedding never... Full story

 By Dan Pine    Features    June 21, 2013

Body of quirk: The life and comedy of Allan Sherman

SAN FRANCISCO—Fifty years ago, a hit single took America by storm, one unlike anything on the top of the charts: ”Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah,” a paean to summer camp angst, sung by a pudgy Jewis... Full story



Herbert Miller of Winter Springs died Sunday, June 16, 2013. He was 89 years old. Mr. Miller was born on April 4, 1924, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to the late Harry and Diana Seidler Miller. He was married to the late Janice Miller for 38 years, when she... Full story


Jewish exporter from Paris becoming hot on French music scene

PARIS (JTA)—Using two iPhones, Marc Fischel was overseeing the shipping of tons of vegetables two weeks ago at the hectic Rungis wholesale market, where thousands of Frenchmen ship mountains of fresh... Full story


6 degrees (no Bacon): Jewish celebrity roundup

Kardashian buys kibbutz stone NEW YORK—Reality star Kim Kardashian has done her part for a kibbutz in Israel. Take a deep breath—she hasn’t actually performed any manual labor or even visited the plac... Full story


Scene Around

“Chicago, Chicago, a todd’lin town”… This native New Yorker recently returned from Chicago where the temperature was in the 60s and the natives were wearing shorts and t-shirts, flip flops, and som... Full story


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