Articles from the October 30, 2015 edition

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Kol Tikvah and Shir Joy perform live on Jewish Rock Radio Stage

On Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 4:30 p.m. Kol Tikvah and Shir Joy, the youth and teen performance ensembles created and directed by Cantor Jacqueline Rawiszer at Congregation of Reform Judaism, will be... Full story


Brown's New York Deli & Restaurant closes

"We have just smoked and cooked the last 40 lbs. of our amazing pastrami and corned beef... made fresh soups and salads, and received our last delivery of fresh breads this morning. Opening at 11 a.m.... Full story


Anti-Semitism in our own backyard

Thursday, Oct. 22, was for many Facebook enthusiasts a day to show support for Israel by displaying an Israeli flag somewhere-in their yard, on their house, in their business, even on their... Full story


Jewish tombs now Muslim sites?

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) passed a resolution last Wednesday, Oct. 21, listing Ma’arat HaMachpelah, the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron—the world’s most ancient Jewish site and the second... Full story


Palestinian activist delivers a personal perspective on the Middle East conflict

Palestinian human rights activist Bassem Eid addressed the nature of Palestinian society and conflict at the Oct. 19 event titled "Life Under the Palestinian Authority: A Palestinian Speaks Out,"... Full story

 By Jacob Kamaras    News    October 30, 2015

Jewish leader follows up with Power on pullout from Netanyahu's U.N. speech

After he personally consulted with U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, whom President Barack Obama pulled away from attending Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's recent... Full story


Five U.S. congressmen venture on a fact-finding mission to Israel

A bipartisan group of five U.S. congressmen spent the last week touring Israel, despite the daily terrorist attacks and deteriorating security situation. Rep. Alan Lowenthal D-CA, Rep. Jim Jordan R-OH, Rep. Scott Garrett R-NJ, Rep. Raoul Labrador... Full story


Meet the 2015-2016 JFGO Bornstein class

On Tuesday, Oct. 13, the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando convened the inaugural session of its 2015-2016 Jerome J. Bornstein Leadership Development Program at the home of Roz Fuchs Schwartz. The... Full story


Book signing event with best-selling author Kristin Harmel

The Orlando Chapter of Hadassah presents "An Afternoon with Author Kristin Harmel" on Tuesday, Nov. 3, at 11 a.m. at Congregation Ohev Shalom. Harmel will discuss her global bestseller "The Sweetness... Full story


UCF Judaic Studies Distinguished Lecturers Series

"Why God Is Subject to Murphy's Law"will be the topic of the Nov. 10, lecture by Professor Leonard S. Levin at UCF as part of the Judaic Studies Distinguished Lecturers Series, in collaboration with... Full story


Tot Shabbat happens each month at Temple Israel

Each month Temple Israel’s youngest members and their parents come together with Nina Fine to celebrate Shabbat. Through song and movement, stories and drama, they learn about Shabbat prayers, Bible characters, ethics and the best ways to behave.... Full story

 By Ben Cohen    Opinions    October 30, 2015

Kerry falls for the Big Lie

“There’s no stoppin’ the cretins from hoppin’,” sang the legendary Ramones, in one of their two-minute barnstormers that enters my head every time I see U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry getting on a plane. And never more than when his... Full story


Does anyone remember the Allon Plan?

In 1967, shortly after the Six Day War, Yigal Allon, a respected Israeli archeologist and at the time, Minister of Immigration, offered a plan for creating the borders of the Third Jewish Commonwealth. He drew a convoluted map, dividing the Jewish... Full story


Jerusalem isn't all that different

The alleged division of Jerusalem has brought forth a prolonged singing of our national anthem, oy gevalt. In order to deal with the recent wave of violence coming from the most restive of the Arab neighborhoods, exit roads have been staffed with... Full story


A watershed for America's Jews?

(The Algemeiner)—Are the years when the United States was a supremely comfortable place for American Jews coming to an end? Thanks to President Obama’s polices, the answer may be yes, although most American Jews are not only blind to the... Full story


Ben Carson on Jews and guns-The Forward has it all wrong—The explosive controversy over Ben Carson’s remarks about Jews, guns, and the Holocaust illustrates a new low in media spin. Carson is a Republican presidential nomination frontrunner, and the legacy press needs to undermine his... Full story


Crucial aspects of Palestinian problem missing

Dear Editor: In response to the article “Why Jewish educators need to teach Palestinians perspective” by Rabbi Laurie Zimmerman of Congregation Shaarei Shamayim in Madison, Wisconsin. Rabbi Zimmerman has a very good idea about teaching Jewish... 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 a.... Full story


No food is wasted in Israel, thanks to Leket Israel

RA'ANANA, Israel-Israel Minister of Agriculture Uri Ariel visited Leket Israel's new, state-of-the-art logistics center Oct. 15th. Ariel got a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of one of... Full story


Dachshunds and Dames

Four dachshunds were the hit of the evening when the young Women's Social Club of the Jewish Pavilion enjoyed their third social gathering on Sunday, Oct. 18. The group met at Rock and Brew for... Full story


For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Hadassah fights BRCA with decorated bras

BRCA. It's the gene mutation that gives Ashkenazi Jews a higher risk of breast cancer than the general population. But the women's Zionist organization Hadassah is using three of BRCA's letters-b, r,... Full story

 By Ben Sales    Features    October 30, 2015

Larry David is spot-on as Bernie Sanders on 'SNL'

(JTA)-"What's the deal with emails, anyway?" Sounds like a line on a "Seinfeld" episode (or Modern Seinfeld, anyway). But last night we heard it on the "Saturday Night Live" spoof of the first... Full story


Judaic jewelry sale

Joanne Berman, owner of Sterling Silver 4U, will once again be selling gorgeous Judaic jewelry and Chanukah gifts in the lobby at The Roth Fmily JCC from Monday, Nov. 16 through Friday, Nov. 20. The shop’s hours will be 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday... Full story


Scene Around

Three cheers for good sense... I read this in the current World Jewish Congress (WJC) digest. I was pleased and I am sure you will be too. I pass it along: "The World Jewish Congress hailed a recent... Full story


Bar Mitzvah - Marshall Harrison Rebar

Marshall Harrison Rebar, son of Daron and Tracy Rebar of Lake Mary, will be called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, at Congregation Ohev Shalom in Maitland. Marshall is in the... Full story


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