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 By Ben Sales    News    September 6, 2013

As Israelis mob gas mask distribution centers, army urges calm

TEL AVIV (JTA)— Daniela Hayoum arrived at a Tel Aviv post office at 7 a.m. and took a number. The line of people waiting for gas masks was long and Hayoum stepped away to run errands. She returned i...

 

It's 'Action!' at annual JFGO meeting

On Wednesday, Aug. 21, the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando presented its annual meeting at the Maitland campus. The festive event was themed as a ‘Night at the Movies’ and delivered big...

 

Two generations to be honored by JNF

The Jewish National Fund (JNF) will honor two generations of the Israel family at its annual Tree of Life™ Award Dinner. Sy and Debra Israel, and Mark and Caryn Israel will receive the Guardian of I...

 

Birthright's offspring in its bar mitzvah year

Shira Kaiserman remembers her 2010 Taglit-Birthright Israel trip like it was yesterday. While the New Yorker’s group was visiting Mount Herzl, the guide began to tell them the story of Hannah...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    September 6, 2013

Hadassa Margolese, fighter for religious tolerance, quits Beit Shemesh

TEL AVIV (JTA)—Two years ago, Hadassa Margolese became a symbol of resistance to haredi Orthodox domination after she allowed her 8-year-old daughter to tell an Israeli reporter how religious men...

 

Israel and China to increase passenger flights

In a sign of growing economic partnership, Israeli and Chinese transportation authorities have signed an agreement to significantly increase the frequency of passenger flights between their...

 

"We may be closer to equality, but we are far from justice."

WASHINGTON, DC—Joining presidents and giants of the Civil Rights movement as part of the national commemoration of the March on Washington, Alan van Capelle, CEO of Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, spoke from the steps of the...

 

The rabbi bee keeper comes to Lake Mary

In honor of Rosh Hashanah, Rabbi Shmuli Gutnick of Boca Raton, Fla., brought his collection of honeybees to Chabad of North Orlando. Seventy-five children and parents enjoyed the one-of-a-kind,...

 

Sounding the shofar

In synagogues across the nation, a shofar (ram’s horn) is blown during the Jewish New Year. The Jewish Pavilion is an outreach organization that ensures that Jewish seniors in 54 long-term care...

 

Jewish Pavilion wants to make sure the New Year is extra sweet!

Sunday, Sept. 8 will be the start of a great year for the monthly musicals at Horizon Bay on Boston Avenue as the Jewish Pavilion presents well-known and respected pianist David Witte. All are welcome and encouraged to attend this exciting...

 

Hadassah of Williamsburg

Hadassah of Williamsburg is having a “Welcome Back Meeting” on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 1 p.m. at Lakeridge Clubhouse in Williamsburg. Members, associates and friends are cordially invited to attend. Delicious refreshments will be served....

 

A century later, Leo Frank tragedy still resonates

NEW YORK (JTA)—On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the trial of Leo Frank in Atlanta, let’s begin by stating for the record: No, the Leo Frank case was not the impetus for the founding of the Anti-Defamation League. It is true that the...

 

Who still thinks Israel could have left the Golan?

The barbarians didn’t appear out of thin air; they have always been around. They have been operating in sleeper cells within the mock civilization that was left behind by the European colonialists as the first world war drew to a close in Middle Ea...

 

Stand against beheadings

Beheading someone is sickening and vicious. Although it has been around for centuries, todays civilized societies no longer use this form of punishment. However Islamic fanatics still freely use decapitating people for perceived insults to Islam and...

 

The refugee problem: Is it resolvable?

Israeli-Palestinian negotiations have started once again. Hopefully, despite the many problems which must be resolved, they will end with better results than previous ones. One of the main problems is that of Palestinian refugees, as they are...

 

Join us as we shape the future

Twenty four years ago a man, a woman, and a child stood in the arrival hall of the Boston Logan airport. Tired and disoriented after a long flight from overseas, their old life in the USSR left resolutely behind, they were hopeful for a better...

 

The Yom Kippur War-A struggle for survival against all odds

The 40th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War occurs this year. The war was launched in 1973 in a surprise attack by Syria and Egypt on the holiest day of the Jewish calendar. Even though the signs of an imminent attack were noted by the Israeli...

 

Kosher choices in Orlando

Dear editor, It is clear that the author, Chris DeSouza, of the Heritage’s article on Brown’s Deli in the Aug. 23 edition did not do her homework.  Just checking the local Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando’s website, www.jfgo.org, and...

 

What's Happening - Friday, August 6 - Friday, September 13

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...

 

Kill the snake on Yom Kippur

Between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur it is said, the Judge of the universe sprinkles the earth with a merciful mist—like the manna He showered on the starving Israelites. It softens the human heart. Prepares it for repentance and forgiveness like...

 

A new movement where it is always Erev Yom Kippur

Aharon Greenberg holds his four-day-old daughter and talks about how blessed he is, but he is equally aware that not everyone is so fortunate. “The system is not designed to help people work their way out of poverty,” says Greenberg. He is one...

 

Yom Kippur in the shadow of death

Holocaust memoirs and eyewitness testimony record how Jews living under Nazi rule repeatedly took extraordinary risks to mark Yom Kippur in some way. Despite the grave dangers involved, and even though Jewish law permits eating or performing labor...

 

Orlando teens return triumphant from Maccabi Games

This summer, thousands of Jewish teens, ages 13-16, from all over the world shared in the fun of competing and the pride of being part of a world-famous Olympic-style event filled with Jewish content...

 

Scene Around

How outrageous... This is once again a reminder that I write far in advance of publication... so if the subjects I address are way in the past, or resolved, or whatever, they were timely when I commen...

 

Book Review

The American Jewish Story Through Cinema, by Eric A. Goldman. As the title suggests, this book explores American Jewish history by examining movies as reflections of the experiences encountered by American Jews. Author Goldman is a teacher in the...

 

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