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The value of mitzvot

Temple Israel, along with several other groups from the Orlando area, spent two hours on July 15 bagging potatoes for the Second Harvest Food Bank, a private, nonprofit organization that collects and...

 

Scene Around

A special commemoration... I read this in my July issue of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) digest. It is a time for all of us to remember with much reverence. I pass it along to you: "More that 100 su...

 

Summer Sunday fun, food and friendship

Temple Israel, in partnership with the Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando, co-sponsored a day of fun, food and swimming on July 12th. Members and prospective members of Temple Israel, along...

 
 By Sean Savage    News    July 31, 2015

Is Israel on the radar for Bernie Sanders?

He's a Jew from Brooklyn. He's running for president. But is Israel on his radar? Once considered a long shot for the Democratic presidential nomination, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has gained...

 

State Attorney's Office helps with JFS' summer food drive

During the summer months, when schools are closed and free or reduced lunches aren't available to students, JFS Orlando provides about 40 percent more families with food from the Pearlman Emergency...

 

All fired up for Judaic pottery

Hidur Mitzvah is a term used to express the desire to enhance the beauty and thus the appreciation of Jewish religious objects. On June 30, 25 members and friends of Temple Israel gathered at All...

 

After dad's insulin overdose, sons create app

ISRAEL21c-Plenty of apps are available for helping people remember to take their meds. But when Rotem and Omri Shor's diabetic father accidentally took a double dose of insulin, the Israeli brothers...

 
 By Andrew Tobin    Features    July 31, 2015

Instagram star The Fat Jew is now a top model

(JTA)-Josh Ostrovsky, aka The Fat Jew, is reportedly making an improbable transition from pudgy social media comic to fashion model. Self-avowedly rotund, The Fat Jew, 30, recently signed a deal...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    July 31, 2015

Israelis say Pollard release won't change stance on Iran

TEL AVIV (JTA)—When the United States frees convicted spy Jonathan Pollard in November, many in Israel will celebrate the moment for which they have fought and hoped. What Pollard’s release won’t do, officials and analysts say, is make most...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

In historic acquisition, Israel’s Teva to pay $40.5B for Allergan generics JERUSALEM (JTA)—Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. will buy Allergan’s generic drug unit for $40.5 billion in what is believed to be the largest acquisition by an...

 

American Jews must speak out for Haitians in Dominican Republic

NEW YORK (JTA)-Fewer than 800 miles from our shores, a deeply disturbing crisis is unfolding as tens of thousands of citizens of the Dominican Republic face deportation from their country simply because of their heritage. Tragically, people of...

 
 By Debra Kamin    News    July 31, 2015

New to Republican race, John Kasich espouses wisdom of Torah

(JTA)—Political columnist Matt Bai recently got an old-fashioned Jewish guilt trip for skipping synagogue, and not from his rabbi or his Jewish mother, but from an evangelical Christian politician angling for the White House. Ohio Gov. John...

 

Jon Stewart looks back at his Jewish moments

(JTA)—For years it has been written about, and on the night of July 23 it was sealed: Jon Stewart is proud to be Jewish. With just two weeks left before he leaves “The Daily Show” following a 16-year run as host—and well ahead of the High...

 

Eight Jewish federations come out against Iran deal; most stay silent

WASHINGTON (JTA)—While the majority of the 151 Jewish federations in North America are withholding judgment on the nuclear deal with Iran, at least eight have come out against it. Rather than taking firm positions, federations are counseling their...

 
 By Lisa Hostein    Features    July 31, 2015

New film, 'Rosenwald,' tells story of Jewish philanthropist who transformed black lives

PHILADELPHIA (JTA)-Alex Bethea, the son of cotton and tobacco farm workers, was in sixth grade in 1965 when his family moved from Dillon, South Carolina, to the tiny town of Fairmont, North Carolina,...

 

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