Articles from the August 19, 2016 edition

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Marjorie “Margie” Blau, age 90, passed away on Friday, Aug. 5, 2016, at Hospice of the Comforter in Altamonte Springs. Margie was born in Detroit, Michigan, on May 9, 1926, to the late Myren and Bess Popkin Landsberg. In 1948, Margie and her lat... Full story



Yaffa Magier, age 96, passed away at Horizon Bay—Altamonte Springs, on Wednesday, July 31, 2016. A native of Izza, Czechoslovakia, she was a Holocaust survivor, working as a laundress in Auschwitz. Her parents, Chaim and Blima Steinberg L... Full story



Martin David Schwam, age 76, of Altamonte Springs, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, at Cornerstone Hospice at Orlando Health. He was born on May 21, 1940, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Abraham and Bessie Goldstein Schwam. On Dec. 21, 1963, in New... Full story


Obituary - JAMES C. STANEK JR.

James Cornel “Jay” Stanek, Jr., age 63, of Clermont, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, at Florida Hospital—Orlando. Jay, a native Orlandoan, was born on June 16, 1963, to Beulah Faye McDonald and the late James C. Stanek, Sr. He was the owner... Full story


Turkey, Israel reportedly to sign reconciliation deal

(—Turkey and Israel are reportedly expected to sign a reconciliation deal before September, the Turkish state-run Anadolu Agency reported. Israel is cooperating with Arab nations, Foreign Ministry Director says Israeli diplomacy with A... Full story


'Beverly Hills, 90210' is inspiration at Jewish charity benefit

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIF. (JTA)-Back in the 1990s, the Fox series "Beverly Hills, 90210″ tackled eating disorders, gun safety, addiction and AIDS in a tone so earnest that it seems quaint in the era of "... Full story


Seminar helps Rwandans commemorate genocide

( The International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem and Israel's Foreign Ministry held a seminar on the 1994 Rwanda genocide, whose anniversary took place earlier this week. Several Rwandan genocide survivors were part of... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Yitzhak Rabin’s son warns Donald Trump: Same kind of ‘incitement’ spurred murder of my father (JTA)—The son of slain Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin said Donald Trump’s “ugly” campaign rhetoric is threatening American democracy and creating... Full story


Watermelon steak topped with chickpea and feta salad recipe

(The Nosher via JTA)-A warm night, a balcony overlooking the Mediterranean and a big bowl of watermelon with feta cheese: If we had to take a guess, that would be our mom's definition of the perfect... Full story


A rabbi's take on 'Harry Potter'

(Kveller via JTA)—This summer, as I put my 8-year-old on the bus to sleepaway camp, he turned to his friend and said, “Let’s get on the bus quickly before our parents can say goodbye and be so embarrassing.” As they ran toward the bus, I could n... Full story


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