Articles from the August 29, 2014 edition

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Ginsburg receives medal from Pope Francis

Local philanthropist Alan Ginsburg, was completely surprised when instead of arriving at what he thought was a financial meeting with the Catholic Diocese, he was awarded the papal Benemerenti medal,... Full story

 By Anthony Weiss    News    August 29, 2014

In wake of rabbi's murder, Miami Jews fretting over security

(JTA)-The streets of North Miami Beach look different since the murder of Rabbi Joseph Raksin. At Northeast 175th Street and 8th Court, in the heavily Orthodox neighborhood where he was killed, a... Full story


U.S./Israel relations topic at AIPAC

On Wednesday, Sept. 3, Rabbi Rick Sherwin of Congregation Beth Am in Longwood, Florida will join hundreds of pulpit rabbis from around the country for a one-day symposium on U.S. – Israel relations... Full story


Jewish association with Robin Williams

After hearing of the apparent suicide of Robin Williams, I remembered laughing harder, and deeper than I ever had at a comedian when I first saw him perform at the Comedy Store in Los Angeles in 1977. During his set at the Sunset Boulevard... Full story


George Galloway stirs up a sticky wicket in Yorkshire, England

Recently, in reaction to the Gaza conflict, George Galloway, a Respect party representative to U.K.'s Parliament announced that the West Yorkshire city of Bradford would be an "Israel-free zone." "We... Full story

 By Eric Berger    News    August 29, 2014

Jewish student assaulted at Temple University

PHILADELPHIA (Jewish Exponent) — Hillel, the campus student group, is expressing “outrage” over an attack on a Jewish student at Temple University on Wednesday and is calling on the university to ensure the safety of its Jewish students. At... Full story


Pres. Obama's response to Foley execution

President Obama spoke out against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in his remarks addressing the execution of journalist James Foley on Aug. 19, stating that "a group like ISIL has no place... Full story

 By Pamela Ruben    News    August 29, 2014

Renowned American-Israeli photographer donates "Generation Photos" to Walk in the Park

This year, those who attend the Jewish Pavilion's Fourth Annual Walk in the Park and Family Festival will have a rare opportunity to be captured in a "Generations Photo" by renowned American-Israeli p... Full story


Young Jewish-Mexican piano virtuoso performs at Bob Carr

The Mexican Consulate and Casa de Mexico will host an event with Jewish-Mexican piano virtuoso Daniela Liebman playing with the Orlando Philharmonic on Sept. 6 at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Center. Liebman, only 12 years of age, has literally... Full story


Temple Israel celebrates a PJ Library Rosh Hashanah program

Join Shalom Families/PJ Library and Temple Israel as they celebrate Rosh Hashanah on Sunday, Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. until noon in the Savage Chapel at the synagogue located at 50 S. Moss Road, Winter Springs. There will be shofar blowing, apple... Full story

 By Ben Cohen    Opinions    August 29, 2014

Grand strategy for the Middle East? We don't know

Strolling through Jerusalem’s historic Yemin Moshe quarter on a pleasant August morning, my ears caught a ringing, melodic sound emanating from within the walls of the Old City, perhaps half a mile from where I stood. This being a Sunday, the... Full story


The fire next time

Hamas won this one. The universal condemnation of Israel in almost every newspaper in the world; the thousands of people taking to the streets of major cities to protest the “senseless” killing of innocent civilians has made great fodder for the... Full story


A complex junction

We’re at a junction, as complex as any where two or three major highways come together, with too many signs to be anything other than confusing. On Tuesday we were still in a limping forward cease fire, with confusing signals from Palestinians and... Full story


It ain't over till it's over, but one can step back and learn

Here are some preliminary take-aways from the 2014 Gaza War (which may not even be over yet): 1. Obama, not America, is an enemy of Israel, and an ally of Hamas. Did Winston Churchill ever call and warn Eva Braun to leave the Hitler’s Berlin... Full story


Who will stand up for the Christians?

Why is the world silent while Christians are being slaughtered in the Middle East and Africa? In Europe and in the United States, we have witnessed demonstrations over the tragic deaths of Palestinians who have been used as human shields by Hamas, th... Full story


The 'other side' will never make peace with Israel

Dear Editor: The article by David Bornstein in the Heritage dated Aug. 15, is another example of someone trying to make sense of the “other side.” Since Judaism values life, the ten commandments, and our whole philosophy of trying to help people... Full story


No enhanced care for the elderly thanks to Florida politicians

Dear Editor: Moving down to the lowest rung of our society are those who lost their job, are poor, homeless, wandering mentally ill, institutionalized and at the lowest level, those warehoused. The latter group is in so-called rehabilitation,... Full story


What's Happening - Friday, August 29 - Friday, September 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, 7:30 a.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m., 407-644-2500.... Full story


PJ Library books and ice pops make 'Summer Sunday' fun

On a very hot "Summer Sunday" morning, more than 200 people-including little Macy Lefkowitz and Eli Kuvin shown here-gathered for a pool party hosted by the JCC's Early Childhood Learning Center and... Full story



After a valiant bout with bladder cancer, Jamie Shujman passed away in Altamonte Springs surrounded by his family on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. Born in Havana, Cuba, to Salomon and Maria Shujman on Feb. 8, 1942, he immigrated to Washington, D.C., on... Full story


Showbiz meets shtetl: Helping Hollywood get Hasidim right

NEW YORK (JTA)-When it comes to Hasidic characters in movies, film consultant Elli Meyer believes that the real deal trumps a random actor in costume. But that approach isn't without its challenges.... Full story


Scene Around

Shades of ISIS... How hard it is to comprehend... fighting an enemy that prefers death to life. What can you do to threaten them? They feel that death means getting together with 72 virgins, etc.... Full story


Salston visits Jewish Academy of Orlando

The Sefer Torah (Torah Scroll) that is used at the Jewish Academy of Orlando as well as in the community daily Minyan during services on Monday and Thursday mornings, tore at the end of the last... Full story

 By Ben Sales    News    August 29, 2014

Alleging U.N. bias, Israel again keeping distance from Gaza probe

TEL AVIV (JTA)-The United Nations probe into the Gaza conflict hasn't even begun, but Israel already is convinced that it won't end well. In a resolution adopted by a vote of 29-1 with 17... Full story


'A freilekhn geburtstog' to Morey

In translation, that is "happy birthday" in Yiddish, to Morey Solomon, who is one of the oldest volunteers of the Jewish Pavilion. And now the Jewish Pavilion wants to say, "Many thanks to Morey...


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