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Celebrate Israel Independence Day at the Rosen JCC

Celebrate Israel Independence Day at the Rosen JCC

The Rosen JCC and Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation are joining together to celebrate Israel's 67th birthday on Sunday, May 15 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. This exciting event will feature camel rides, a...

Come on, get happy and leave the Theater at the J singing

Any fan of the Great American Songbook could hum a few bars of "Over the Rainbow," "Get Happy," "Stormy Weather," "It's Only a Paper Moon," "I've Got the World on a String," or "That Old Black Magic" ...

Feuerman honored by Pavilion

If you've always wanted to volunteer, but haven't been able to find the time, ask Carol Feuerman of Longwood how she does it. The active grandmother and mother of five adult children holds two jobs,...

Watching BDS like a Hawkeye

Iowa on Wednesday became the latest U.S. state to pass legislation designed to undermine the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. In a 38-9 vote with three excused absences,...

How pro-Israel students at UCLA are taking back their campus

Over the past few years, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has been making headlines-but not only for academic or athletic achievement. Acts of anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism have been ...

Such an embarrassment for non-Jews to see

Dear Editor: The other day I was having a conversation with some friends. During the discussion I was asked if I had ever heard of Sidney Blumenthal and his son Max. I responded, “No, should I have heard of them ?”   It was suggested to me...

The Muslim will vs. the Western way

In the ongoing struggle between Islam and the West, one civilization has the will to triumph, but not the way; the other has the way to triumph, but not the will. Some who dread Islam do not seem to understand this. They think that Islam is an...

Koshering anti-Semitism at Harvard

Every group of people has its betrayers. And if Jews needed a reminder of that adage, 11 Jewish law students and alumni at Harvard Law School just might have provided it. Indeed, the surprise was that it was only 11. These students and alumni...

Why is a Palestinian Arab State not yet established?

Loud voices of “fair but not biased” countries, members of the UN, and “well informed but not at all anti-Semitic” private citizens can be heard almost daily demanding the establishment of a Palestinian state. Why is it not established yet?...

How 'Seinfeld' paved the way for Bernie Sanders

As recently as the 1940s, anti-Semitism was so common in the United States that even the president privately told offensive jokes about Jewish immigrants in a faux New York Jewish accent.  Yet in the past few months, a candidate who is the son of...

Thanking UK's Labour Party for mainstream anti-Semitism

I returned to the UK for Passover having been out of the country for about six months. Living in Florida had shielded me from the anti-Semitic goings on in the mother country, that is, until I landed. It is not uncommon for the far right or far...

Scene Around

I know what's wrong... I was recently visited by my dear cousin Ben, a retired psychologist. One of my sons is also a psychologist. His wife is a psychologist. My machatunim (her mom) is a retired...

Duo represents Federation at national PJ Library conference

Two representatives of the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando joined more than 200 participants from seven countries who gathered April 10-12 in Baltimore for the 8th Annual PJ Library Conference....

What our JCRC is all about

A monthly update on current issues from the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando’s Jewish Community Relations Council Hello, and welcome to the first monthly column from the Jewish Community Relations Council! We look forward to sharing news,...

How my grandmother's chutzpah helped Sugihara rescue thousands of Jews

(JTA)-The story of Chiune Sugihara-the Japanese consul in Kovno, Lithuania, who disobeyed his government's orders in 1940 and issued transit visas through Japan to thousands of Jews seeking to flee...

Seven reasons to try this counting ritual

(Kveller via JTA)—Every year it happens in just about the same way: I pledge to stick to it. I create reminders and support systems. I beg my husband to join me in the daily routine. And then at some point, I fail. No, I’m not talking about a...

Meet the new superfood-sesame

ISRAEL21c-Shafrir Levi's baby boy loves to slurp spoonsful of bananas, pears and apples mashed with pure sesame-seed paste, known as tahina in Israel and tahini most other places. The baby's...

Rock legend Phil Lesh gathers musician friends for a Grateful Dead Passover

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (JTA)-"Why can't we eat veggie burritos tonight? Will I be miracled? Will they play 'The Wheel?' Will Phil sing?" These four additional questions were asked at a Passover seder...

Israeli chutzpah lies at the heart of America's favorite coconut drink

ISRAEL21c-Two guys walk into a New York City bar in 2003 and meet a couple of Brazilian women. "What do you miss most from home?" the men ask. "Agua de coco," the women answer. Coconut water. In...

Good Reads

"Protecting Paige," by Deby Eisenberg Retracing events from the 1915 Eastland disaster on the Chicago River to the Holocaust and beyond, "Protecting Paige" is a multi-layered historical novel driven ...

Seeking Kin: Can you help a kibbutznik find his American relatives?

By Hillel Kuttler The "Seeking Kin" column aims to help reunite long-lost relatives and friends. (JTA)-"If only," it's the most common regret expressed by "Seeking Kin" interviewees, and by...

Remembering my mother, Lena Sami

By Renee Sami Born in New York on a cold winter's night by candlelight, Lena Sami was a beaut extraordinaire. She was the ideal. Whenever she went out, she was always complimented on her style, her...

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