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Happenings at Tri County Hadassah in The Villages

New kosher catering coming to town

Harris Rosen, president and COO of Rosen Hotels & Resorts, announced plans to create a kosher catering service at Rosen Plaza Hotel. The new venture will include the building of two new,...

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Netanyahu, citing IAEA report, incredulous that Iran nuke talks are advancing JERUSALEM (JTA)—Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called it “astonishing” that nuclear talks with Iran are proceeding despite a report saying that Iran is...

UCF Hillel gets its first taste of 'Birthflight'

If you looked to the skies between 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Feb. 4, you would have seen a banner plane over UCF displaying the message: "Free Israel Trip #UCFHillel ISRL@GOHILLEL.ORG." This latest piece...

Happenings at Tri County Hadassah in The Villages

The Tri County Hadassah in The Villages recently hosted a fashion show in the beautiful dining room at Providence Independence on Wednesday, Feb. 11. "It was a wonderful social and fundraising event...

Temple Israel hosts Purim Carnival March 8

The entire community is invited to attend the annual Purim Carnival at Temple Israel on Sunday, March 8, beginning at 10:30 a.m. This year's games and activities have been greatly increased and will...

Anti-Israel BDS movement is fashionable in academia, but far from invincible

While the global anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign has officially hit America’s scholarly associations over the last two years, even considering academic boycotts is a dramatic rupture with the past.  In 2005, the...

You can't fight radical Islam with radical Islamists

The White House’s announcement of its conference on “Countering Violent Extremism” names Boston as one of the pilot cities where law enforcement officials have developed partnerships with Muslim community leaders. Unfortunately, to counter...

Revenge

Some years ago, just as social media began to explode in popularity, a sensitive young man living in New York City had a decision to make. Every day he was bombarded by people’s acts of unkindness. ...

No more silent Jews

I am a member of the first post- “Sha, Still” generations. Those were the generations of Jews in the United States who wanted to remain quiet. “Don’t make a fuss.” That was there mantra. The Jews who came in waves during the latter part...

Obama and J Street trading on lies

In his book on politics in the Arab world, “Cruelty and Silence,” the Iraqi intellectual Kanan Makiya made a telling point about the opposition to the first Gulf war of 1991, when a U.S.-led coalition ejected Saddam Hussein’s brutal regime...

Time for the death penalty for terrorists

Dear Editor: After reading the article in the Feb. 13 edition of The Heritage by Stephen Flatlow, “How to respond to honors for Palestinian killer,” I would like to make a suggestion. In the article, he notes that the terrorist Hussain Fayadh...

Brown's Deli puts a new spin on Hamentashen

All year long, Brown's Deli in Maitland offers freshly baked apricot and raspberry hamentashen, but now is the time for a Purim plethora of varieties. The traditional three-pointed...

Purim change of pace: a chocolate dough

NEW YORK (JTA)-Hamantaschen talk is always about the filling: prune, poppy, apricot and strawberry, just to name a few favorites. I love being creative with the fillings, but this year I wanted to...

Purim poser: What is our fascination with villains?

LOS ANGELES (JTA)-Who is the Haman in your life? The person, like the bad guy in the Megillah Esther that we read on Purim, schemes to bring you down. When we get to the place in the Megillah where...

Ever wonder what happens to the notes in the Western Wall?

ISRAEL21c-Twice a year, before the Passover festival and the Jewish New Year in the fall, employees at the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem get out their dustpans, brushes and brooms for a...

Scene Around

Israel and world affairs... Once again, Israel is "right there" when needed, helping with crisis after crisis, as well as medical breakthroughs. This article comes directly from the World Jewish...

Engagement Announcement - Robin Eleanor Aransky and Sean David Finnegan

Lisa Mindick and Mark Nuccio of Milton, Mass., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Robin Eleanor Aransky, to Sean David Finnegan, son of Stacey and Gerard Finnegan of Greer,...

Bat Mitzvah - Samantha Keimach

Samantha (Sami) Keimach, daughter of David and Hope Keimach of Longwood, will be called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at Congregation Beth Am in Longwood. Sami is in the...

Bat Mitzvah - Jacqueline Anne Gerber

Jacqueline Anne Gerber, daughter of Douglas and Dori Gerber of Altamonte Springs, will be called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at Congregation of Reform Judaism. Jacqui is ...

Bat Mitzvah - Kaylah Mack

Kaylah Mack, daughter of Robert and Andrea Mack of Clermont, Fla., will be called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on March 7, 2015, at Congregation Sinai in Minneola. Kaylah is in eighth grade. She...

 
 
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