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Alan Rock

I need an orange crayon and a yellow one...

(oops! No. I am not writing anything political!)

What a friend Israel is...

Besides finding many cures for disease and developing scientific projects that make our lives better, Israel always comes through in emergencies. I received this letter recently titled "Nepalese Foreign Minister Thanks Israel For Support." I pass it along to you:

"In a speech in Jerusalem before the Israel Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), which operates under the auspices of the World Jewish Congress, Nepalese Deputy Prime Minister and Minster of Foreign Affairs KAMAL THAPA reminded his audience that Nepal and Israel have a long, uninterrupted history of cordial relations.

'The fact that Nepal was the first South Asian nation to recognize Israel indicates our commitment to (the pursuit of) independence in our foreign relations,' Thapa told the guests.

"Recalling the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal last year in which some 9,000 people perished, he expressed his country's deep gratitude for the disaster relief provided by Israel. 'At that crucial hour, Israel was the first to send relief and rescue teams. After India, Israel sent the largest such operation. This fact will remain fresh in our memories for many years to come.'

"Minister Thapa expressed interest in deepening ties with Israel, especially in the realms of tourism and agriculture, noting that direct flights between Tel Aviv and Kathmandu would greatly enhance the flow of tourists.

"'Besides economic value, Israeli tourism has brought our two people closer together. I would appeal to the people of Israel to say that it is now safe; you can enjoy the mountains, the beauty, and the love the Nepalese people have for the Israeli people.'

The Jerusalem-based Israel Council on Foreign Relations is devoted to the study and debate of foreign policy, with special emphasis on Israeli and Jewish concerns."

Attention jazz lovers...

The Altamonte Chapel's Sunday 'Jazz Jams' runs from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Requested donation $10.

On Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, Greg Parnell will be presenting an all-star performance. Joining Greg will be Jeff Bush on trombone and Bob Thorton on piano. This is a must see.

Our own ALAN ROCK, a wonderful musician in his own right, is emcee of the exciting musical event.

The Altamonte Chapel is located at 825 East S.R. 436 in Altamonte Springs. The phone number is 407-339-5208.

Mazel tov department...

Congratulations to our own OLGA YORISH on becoming a new grandmother!

How exciting is that? It doesn't get any better!

(Believe me, I know.)

Her new grandbaby's name is BARRIE AVA.

A dancing favorite...

Winter Park Playhouse artistic director and veteran professional performer, ROY ALAN, premieres his solo cabaret, "Astaire Way To Paradise," Sept. 21 and 22, in The Winter Park Playhouse Spotlight Cabaret Series.

Playhouse music director, Christopher Leavy, will accompany on piano.

For tickets, directions or other information, phone the Winter Park Playhouse at 407-645-0145.

More about music...

Theater at the J will present "Bye Bye Birdie" from Sept. 29-Oct. 9 in the Harriett and Hymen Lake Cultural Auditorium at The Roth Family JCC, 851 N. Maitland Avenue.

(This is a great Broadway show. Thoroughly enjoyable!)

Olga Yorish

One for the road...

(Rated almost X)

Jack Jacobs was one day poking through his wife Suzie's bureau when he came across two golf balls and $5,000 in cash. He just didn't know what to make of these, so he confronted Suzie with this evidence. "You don't even play golf!"

"I know dear," Suzie said. "We've had some difficult times during our marriage and - well - there were other men. Each time I was unfaithful to you, I put a golf ball in that drawer to remind me of my error."

"I see," replied Jack. "That explains the two golf balls. What about the $5,000?"

"Oh," beamed Suzie, "every time I collected a dozen golf balls, I sold them."


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