Articles from the October 23, 2015 edition

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New breast cancer stats: What's an Ashkenazi woman to do?

(JTA)-It's been a busy couple of weeks for breast cancer. Of course, breast cancer is always busy, exerting its sneaky destruction through abnormal cell growth. But now it's October and Breast Cancer... Full story


Jewish National Fund responds to latest events in Israel

NEW YORK—Jewish National Fund (JNF) has announced that while world news may ignore the latest events in Israel over the past month, JNF is responding by encouraging Americans and its donors to stand in support of Israel. Since recent terror... Full story


Applause for Alison Polejes!

The Kinneret Council on Aging will celebrate Alison Appelbaum Polejes on Thursday, November 12, from 5-7 p.m. at Ceviche Tapas and Restaurant at 125 W. Church Street in Downtown Orlando. The... Full story


Jewish Academy parenting class

The book of Proverbs states: "It (the Torah) is a tree of life to those who hold fast to it, and all of its supporters are happy." (Proverbs 3:18) One explanation of this verse is that Torah is rich w... Full story

 By Sean Savage    News    October 23, 2015

Abbas's tongue targets Temple Mount, and Israel says the result is terror

The Hamas terrorist group is open about its mission of destroying Israel. But the current wave of Palestinian terror consuming the Jewish state has led Israeli leaders to instead blame the unrest on Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas... Full story

 By Ron Kampeas    News    October 23, 2015

Bernie Sanders finally opens up about Jewish childhood

(JTA)-I interviewed Bernie Sanders a couple years ago when word first circulated that the Vermont senator might seek the presidency. Though he knew about JTA going in-and must have known questions... Full story


Kristallnacht community event, Sunday, Nov. 8

Each year, the Holocaust Center sponsors a community program in remembrance of Kristallnacht, the “night of broken glass”. It commemorates the night of Nov. 9-10, 1939, when Nazi-led crowds savagely attacked Jewish homes, businesses and places... Full story


Jewish community unites for an Israel solidarity concert

Recent escalation of violence in Israel has Jews around the world following news developments meticulously and searching for ways to provide support and assistance to their brethren in the Holy Land. The Jewish community of Orlando, home to many Isra... Full story


Interested in Jewish Chinese culture?

Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala invites the community to a lecture on Jewish Chinese Culture by Alice Bolocan of the Kaifeng Jewish Heritage Project on Sunday, Nov. 8, at 11a.m. at On Top of the World, Candler Hills Community Center, 8143 SW 90th... Full story


Kitah Alef holds Consecration at Ohev

The First grade class/Kitah Alef of Congregation Ohev Shalom held their Consecration on Monday evening, Oct. 5 as part of the celebration of Simchat Torah. Children sang two songs, received their own Torah and were blessed under the chuppah that was... Full story


JFS Orlando announces results of High Holidays Food Drive

JFS Orlando Executive Director Eric Geboff is pleased to announce that the organization’s High Holidays Food Drive received more than 3,000 pounds of food and raised over $5,000 to benefit the Pearlman Emergency Food Pantry. JFS Orlando’s High... Full story


New Art & Soul course takes women through the arts

This November, the Rosh Chodesh Society-the women's division of the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI)-launches its newest course, Art & Soul, a new seven-session series for women. Slated to... Full story


Intifada or not, Palestinians have anger without leadership

By Ben Cohen/ In the days that have passed since Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas declared before the U.N, General Assembly that he was abrogating previous agreements with Israel, Palestinians in the West Bank and eastern Jerusale... Full story


The New York Times' 'Big Lie' about the Temple Mount

NEW YORK (JTA)—(Two weeks ago), I opened The New York Times to Rick Gladstone’s article, “Historical Certainty Proves Elusive at Jerusalem’s Holiest Place,” happy that the newspaper of record would explain to its audience the historical con... Full story


What should be done?

There are no sure answers to either of those questions. Both Israelis and Palestinians are arguing—with each other and among themselves—if the current uptick in violence signifies an intifada or something less. Politicians, activists, and... Full story


Netanyahu: Stop justifying the terror and murder of Jews

As the Palestinian terrorism continued to grow worse in Israel on the afternoon of Oct. 15, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a Hebrew/English press conference for domestic and foreign journalists at the Israel Ministry of Foreign... Full story


How to teach kids to support Jewish causes

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (JTA)—“Hey, Rabbi,” the bat mitzvah candidate said, “can I tell you about my mitzvah project? I’m raising money to help people join our synagogue if they can’t afford it.” I was impressed. And moved. And shocked. Why... Full story


A new type of Palestinian terrorist

Terrorists who get caught before they strike don’t usually attract much attention. But the arrest of Mrs. Ayman Kanjou deserves extra attention, because she defies every stereotype we have ever been taught about Palestinian terrorists. Men are... Full story


What's Happening

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

 By Pamela Ruben    News    October 23, 2015

Chef Nathan Shifflett makes kugel by the hundreds

Although Chef Nathan Shifflett of Longwood didn't come from a Jewish mother, he can sure cook like one. The director of Dining Services at Horizon Bay- Brookdale Senior Living, Altamonte Springs,... Full story



Thomas E. Cooper, age 65, of Oviedo, FL (formerly of Randallstown, MD) passed away on Sept. 21, 2015, in Oviedo. Mr. Cooper was born in Baltimore, MD on April 18, 1950, to the late Edward F. Cooper... Full story

 By Ben Sales    News    October 23, 2015

How Jerusalem is coping with the attacks: Police and pepper spray

JERUSALEM (JTA)-"No pepper spray, no tear gas, no nightsticks," sighed Itzhak Mizrahi to three disappointed men, as if it were a mantra he'd recited dozens of times. The glass-topped display case in... Full story

 By Ben Sales    Features    October 23, 2015

Buzz Aldrin comes to Israel

JERUSALEM (JTA)—Israelis seeking an escape from last week’s daily terror attacks couldn’t fly to the moon, but they had a chance to hear from someone who did—Buzz Aldrin. In Israel’s terror-riven capital, the Israel Space Agency—the... Full story


Scene Around

It's about time... I read this recently in the October issue of the World Jewish Congress digest under the heading "New Amnesty International Report Details Hamas Crimes Against Palestinians In... Full story


Kerry to meet with Netanyahu and Abbas in bid to curb violence

JERUSALEM (JTA)—U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said in Paris that he will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in an effort to stem the wave of violence in Israel and the West Ban... Full story


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