Articles from the August 28, 2015 edition
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Federation Annual Meeting highlights
Several people were honored at the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando's annual meeting, held Wednesday, Aug. 19 at The Roth Family JCC. "This Jewish community is truly fortunate to have many... Full story
Christian Zionist speaks at U.N.
The Christian Zionist organization Proclaiming Justice to the Nations (PJTN) convened a special session at the United Nations in New York City on Aug. 11 to help Christians learn more about the... Full story
The current state of anti-Semitism
The Holocaust Center and the Congregation of Reform Judaism will co-host an evening with Emory University professor and author Dr. Deborah Lipstadt on Thursday, Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at CRJ. The focus... Full story
Jewish groups are all over the map on the Iran deal
(JTA)—Across the United States, Jewish community groups have appeared unsure about exactly how to respond to the Iran nuclear deal. Consider Massachusetts. Three groups in the state last month attempted to coordinate a single statement on the Iran... Full story
A tally of how Jewish lawmakers are voting on the Iran deal
(JTA)—There are 28 Jewish members of Congress: 26 Democrats, one independent who caucuses with the Democrats and one Republican. Nine of them are senators and 19 are representatives. Nine back the Iran deal, seven oppose it and 12 are undecided....
Will Iran follow the Soviet example?
The nuclear deal with Iran has, inevitably, been accompanied by a large amount of crystal ball gazing among its defenders and opponents as to how the legitimization of Tehran’s nuclear capacity will impact its behavior. Will the Iranian regime... Full story
The father of us all
Bruce Feiler has written a really fascinating book titled “Abraham—a Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths.” It tracks the story of this founder of the three dominant faiths in the world today. Abraham, the man, if he did exist (calm down... Full story
The US State Department and Justice Department are wrestling with an issue concerned with a verdict handed down by a Federal Court in New York. It involves a civil suit, brought by American families who suffered injuries and death due to Palestinian... Full story
Only fools play tag with the Iranian-Islamic dragon
I was born in Iran, but I fled when I was just 17, leaving my home for the uncertainty of a life without family or friends, and enduring a dangerous desert crossing that forever changed my life. Although I love Iranians, I love the freedom and... Full story
Iran 'No' vote need not lead to war
With the Obama administration determined to see the Iran nuclear agreement passed in Congress, and increasingly belligerent toward its critics, many opponents of the deal worry that by continuing to wage what appears to be a losing fight in... Full story
Iran deal: From rip-off to swindle?
I didn’t think the Iran deal could get any worse. I didn’t think I would find any more loopholes that would make it even easier for the Iranians to cheat and get away with it. Then, this morning, I read this extraordinary news item from the... Full story
MORNING AND EVENING MINYANS (Call synagogue to confirm time.) Chabad of South Orlando—Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. and 10 minutes before sunset; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday, 8:15 a.m., 407-354-3660. Congregation Ahavas Yisrael—Monday - Friday, 7:30... Full story
Everyone say 'cheese'!
Recently, professional photographer Rinat Halon of Rinat Halon Photography and Communications devoted an afternoon to taking pictures of residents at Brookdale Island Lake assisted living facility.... Full story
Obituary - IRVING YOUSHA
Irving Yousha, born Sept. 7, 1933 in Rockaway Beach, N.Y., died Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, in Winter Park, Fla. He was 81 years old. He was a loving, generous, and devoted husband, father, grandfather,... Full story
Painting with friends
The Jewish Pavilion's Young Women's Friends Group is off to a great start with events planned every other month throughout the year. On Aug. 13, the young women enjoyed painting on canvas at the JCC.... Full story
Bar Mitzvah - Jordan Kane
Jordan Kane, son of Joshua and Jessica Kane of Sanford, will be called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, at Congregation Beth Am in Longwood. Jordan attends Markham Woods... Full story
There's no, no cookin' like slow, slow cookin'
From the Jewish Slow Cooker Recipes book by Laura Frankel Rubbed Brisket Makes 10 servings Brisket is so traditional—how can you improve upon it? My friend Julia makes brisket rubbed with spices, wrapped in foil, and slowly cooked in the oven. She... Full story
Dangerous internet?... I received this warning from the World Jewish Congress (WJC) digest. (With all the mishagas that's happening in my world lately, this I DIDN'T need!) The heading reads "Online... Full story
BBYO leaders recommit to gender inclusivity
On Friday, Aug. 14, the nearly 100 executive leaders of the Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA) and the B’nai B’rith Girls (BBG), the high school leadership fraternity and sorority of BBYO, gathered for their annual International August Executives... Full story