Articles from the June 28, 2013 edition

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 By Ben Sales    News    June 28, 2013

As protests rock Turkey, Israel watches with ambivalence

TEL AVIV (JTA)—As the budding protest movement in Turkey against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan struggles to gain a foothold, Israel is watching the developments with some measure of a... Full story

 By Johanna Ginsberg    News    June 28, 2013

New Jersey synagogue shares mountain mitzvah in Kentucky

McROBERTS, Ky.—The morning mist hovers over the narrow valley in the lush Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky. A creek rushing by the side of the main road passes through the town of Neon in once p... Full story

 By Ben Sales    News    June 28, 2013

Israel's chief rabbi arrested

TEL AVIV (JTA)—Rabbi Shmuel Pappenheim of the haredi Orthodox organization Eda Haharedit shares little common ground with Reform Rabbi Uri Regev, a religious pluralism activist. But when news broke l... Full story

 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    June 28, 2013

New evidence on Hezbollah-Burgas

BRUSSELS (JTA)—Bulgaria claims it has previously undisclosed evidence that further implicates Hezbollah in a deadly terrorist attack last year on Bulgarian soil, JTA has learned. A Bulgarian representative to the European Union said Wednesday that i... Full story

 By Linda Gradstein    News    June 28, 2013

Preferential treatment bill for Israeli veterans called discrimination

A new law being proposed by an Israeli parliamentarian would give preferential treatment in housing, employment and higher education to anyone who served in the army or did alternative national civilian service. The bill, which has been approved by... Full story

 By Ron Kampeas    News    June 28, 2013

Liberal Jewish groups unleash on doomed abortion bill

WASHINGTON (JTA)—Liberal Jewish groups fired a verbal barrage against a restrictive abortion bill passed by the Republican-dominated U.S. House of Representatives, calling it “egregious,” “outr... Full story

 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    June 28, 2013

Survivor of North Korean prison wants world not to repeat Holocaust-era inaction

BRUSSELS (JTA)—When guards dragged Shin Dong-hyuk from his North Korean cell in 1995, he was pretty sure the end was near. Dong-hyuk, then just 13, was born in the prison known as Camp 14, not far f... Full story


Adult Education at Ohev Shalom: 'Territories, Occupation and Sovereignty'

The cease-fire that ended the 1967 Six Day War left Israel in possession of territories roughly twice the size of the country at the time. Since then, those territories—the Sinai Peninsula, the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and the Golan Heights—have bee... Full story


St. Augustine Jewish Historical Society builds bridges to African-American community

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the St, Augustine Accord Freedom Trail and the Civil Rights Museum of St. Augustine all were present in force as the St. Augustine Jewish Historical... Full story


JCC Road Race honors Levitt family

The Roth Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando will honor community leaders Keith and Julie Levitt at this year’s 30th Annual Beat-the-Heat 5K Road Race. This year’s event will take place at 7 p... Full story


Brooklyn rules

I sometimes joke that my synagogue is not just Conservative with a capital C, but with all the other letters capitalized as well. It prides itself on the dozens of Conservative rabbis and JTS faculty members in the pews, on the number of its kids... Full story

 By Jim Shipley    Opinions    June 28, 2013

Jewry-inward or outward

Jews were a peoplehood long before we were a religion. I’ve said many times, I know a lot of ex-Catholics, but I never met an ex-Italian. When we became a religion we suddenly had a bunch of rules to follow and the peoplehood and the religion kind o... Full story


How U.S. gains from Israel alliance

WASHINGTON (JTA)—When two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon in April, doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital found themselves well prepared for the aftermath. Two years earlier, Israeli medical experts had helped update t... Full story

 By Sue Fishkoff    Opinions    June 28, 2013

Kids playing (way too realistically) with guns

Summer is here and kids are getting ready to go off to camp, where they’ll swim, play games, do arts and crafts and, probably, complain about the food. Or, if they’re in the Gaza Strip, they’ll smear green paint on their faces, brandish mock rifles a... Full story


Technology vs. privacy

Remember the opening of the “Mission Impossible” TV show? The assignment was recorded on a tape that self-destructed so no record of the conversation would exist. That gave everyone deniability if the mission went awry. It’s far more diffi... Full story


Talking with Ruth Calderon

Jerusalem—In the hour she spent with 150 young Jewish entrepreneurs and social activists from around the world last Wednesday morning at the annual ROI (Return on Investment) Summit here, new Knesset member Ruth Calderon chose to teach a Talmudic t... Full story


What's Happening - Friday, June 28 - Friday, July 5

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


Making a movie about Moses

Herman Wouk dreamed of writing a novel about the biblical Moses since the 1950s. In 2000, he noted that “‘The Lawgiver’ remains unwritten. I never found the way to do it.” When trying to work on the manuscript, he was never able to answer some ba... Full story

 By Ron Kaplan    Features    June 28, 2013

Maccabi Haifa Heat goes from worst to first

A year after finishing last in the Israeli Premier Basketball League, the Maccabi Haifa Heat won its first championship in a stunning turnaround for the team and its owner. Former MetroWest (N.J.) resident Jeffrey Rosen, who bought the team in 2007,... Full story



Garret Matthew Furman, of Deltona, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013. He was 38 years old. Mr. Furman was born in Miami, Fla. to Stuart Furman and Miriam Furman on August 3, 1974. He was a devoted... Full story



Gladys “Hap” Leckart, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2013. She was 91 years old. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on February 22, 1922, she moved to Norfolk, Va. and then to Miami Beach. Mrs. Leckart married her beloved husband, Larry, in Miami in 1947. The... Full story



Seymour Meister, of Orlando, passed away on Friday, June 21, 2013. He was 81 years old. He was born in Newark, N.J. July 2, 1931, to the late Morris and Sarah Buchinsky Meister. An avid Gator fan, he graduated from the University of Florida and was... Full story



Fairlie Michaelson, of Altamonte Springs, passed away on June 19, 2013. She was 91 years old. Born in Manchester, England on December 15, 1921, she married her adoring husband Dan, a United States soldier, and came to the states in 1945. They made...


Obituary - EDGAR ZETS

Edgar Zets, of Maitland, passed away on Friday, June 21, 2013 He was 89 years old. Mr. Zets was born in Pretoria, South Africa to the late Alec and Eva Miller Zets. He attended school in South Africa and married the former Naomi Jackson in Cape...

 By Greg Salisbury    News    June 28, 2013

Keys unlocks groundswell of Jewish support

PHILADELPHIA—The fireworks over the July 4 Alicia Keys concert in Tel Aviv continue to go off. The latest development: Israeli consulates across the United States are encouraging the singer-songwriter’s fans—and fans of Israel in general—to post to... Full story


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