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Kenny Lee

A wonderful lady...

We lost a lovely lady, a former first lady of the United States just recently. She was admired and loved by most, including me. The wife of a president and the mother of a president and governor, she was a force in her family. May she rest in peace. She will be missed.

Wow! Talk about posh!...

I recently visited a new facility in Winter Park, took the tour with a group of others and had a lovely lunch. The name of the place is Allegro, which refers to upbeat musical tempo. (Anything musical appeals to me as I am a professional singer.)

On the tour I met two lovely ladies that will remain as friends. They are LUCY HULSEY and HELEN ZAIS. (Helen is a member of our Jewish community). As luck would have it, they were even looking for a Bridge player and, although I don't play Bridge, my buddy JUDY COTTER, who was with me on the tour, plays and plans to join Lucy and Helen!

Allegro is magnificent and the food we had for lunch was scrumptious. What was also scrumptious? Our fabulous waiters, JERRY PETION and BRANDON BULLOCK. (They are very good-looking too! No, I'm not a cougar!!)

According to "Huffpost"...

I recently received this article in the mail. It really has upset me. It came from the American Jewish Congress. I pass it on to you in part:

"The recent focus on the Jerusalem issue is a telling reminder that Israel is treated according to a totally different standard than other countries in the international system.

Of course, Israel deserves attention and scrutiny as does every other nation. But it also merits equal treatment... nothing more, nothing less.

First, Israel is the only state whose capital city, Jerusalem, with which the Jewish people have been umbilically linked for more than 3,000 years, is not recognized by almost all other countries.

Imagine the absurdity of this. Foreign diplomats live in Tel Aviv while conducting virtually all their business in Jerusalem, where the Prime Minister's office, the Knesset (Parliament) the Supreme Court, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are located.

In fact, look at listings of world cities, including places of birth in passports, and you'll see something striking... Paris, France; Tokyo, Japan; Pretoria, South Africa; Lima, Peru; and Jerusalem, sans country... orphaned, if you will.

Second, Israel is the only UN member state whose very right to exist is under constant challenge.

(Who wouldn't be upset?)

This received by the American Jewish Congress...

Sent to you in part:

"Today, 70 years after the State of Israel declared its independence, her right to exist is still under assault... at the United Nations, by the boycott Israel movement, on college campuses, and among many in the diplomatic community.

Each year, the UN General Assembly hits Israel with 20 or more hostile resolutions. Meanwhile, supporters of the boycott, divestment, sanctions campaign continue their insidious efforts to isolate, demonize, and delegitimize the Jewish state. And Israel's harshest critics use every available means to poison mainstream public opinion against her. This unjust treatment of Israel has to stop!


A reminder...

On Sunday, May 6th at Congregation Beth Am, 1800 Sand Lake Road, Longwood, will present the Dazzling Divas "Spring Showcase."

The festivities begin at 4 p.m. but the event is open at 3 p.m.

Their will be an "All you can Eat Italian buffet" and nine fabulous entertainers.

The cost of the event is $20 per person. Group rates are available.

(I'm hesitant about attending, only because these divas are very beautiful and I can't handle competition!)

Another reminder...

The Congregation Ohev Shalom Seniors will hold their next meeting with entertainment on Sunday, May 6th, beginning at 2 p.m. in the synagogue social hall.

ANDY COSTANTINI, a fabulous musician and vocalist will perform. You will love him. Bring your dancing shoes because you will want to move to his beat!!

Everyone is welcome to attend. The cost is $5 for all.

And, of course, there will be refreshments after the show... and my cookies!!

For more information, phone JERRY LEIBMAN at 407-694-0546.

One for the road...

It's the funeral of Moshe the cardiologist and Avrahom and Hymie are there to pay their last respects. Behind Moshe's coffin stands a huge red heart covered in hundreds of flowers. Following the eulogy, the heart suddenly opens, the coffin moves slowly inside and the heart shuts, enclosing Moshe inside the beautiful heart forever. Avrahom immediately bursts out laughing. 

"What's so funny?" asks one of the congregants. 

"I'm sorry," replies Avrahom, "but I can't help thinking of my own funeral - I'm a gynecologist." 

Hymie, the proctologist, then faints.


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