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It’s My Opinion: Countdown

The days after Passover are referred to as sefirot, a semi-mourning period, marking a terrible plague that killed thousands of students of the great sage Rabbi Akiva. Tradition tells us that these deaths were the result of his students not being sufficiently respectful to each other.

Miami Hatzalah Recruiting Members

Miami Hatzalah is looking for new members who work or live in the areas of Surfside, Bal Harbour or Bay Harbor and Aventura. The group recently held an open house presentation in Surfside to help accomplish this goal.

Achim Academy Students Perform In Pesach Drama

The Achim Academy Center for Education in North Miami Beach uses many unique approaches to teach its special students, and for Pesach a dramatic production in six scenes planted the important messages of the Torah in young minds.

It’s My Opinion: The Rush To Judgment

The occurrence has taken on disturbing overtones. The unfortunate youth has become a symbol of racial unrest. He has been called a “martyr for the cause.” It is, of course, possible that Trayvon’s race was a factor in this tragedy. But not every act of violence perpetrated against blacks is necessarily racially motivated, just as not every act of violence against Jews is necessarily fueled by anti-Semitism.

Surfside Welcomes New Commissioner Sheldon Lisbon

Sheldon “Shelly” Lisbon was sworn in recently as a new commissioner in the town of Surfside, Florida.

It’s My Opinion: The Empty Chair

The Passover Seder is the most celebrated religious event among Jews in America. Attendance exceeds even Yom Kippur services. There is something very fundamental...

China Beach: Delicious For Pesach And All Year

China Beach Kosher Chinese restaurant is a wonderful place to dine for Pesach and year round. The restaurant, located at 3919 Alton Road in Miami Beach, is under the glatt kosher supervision of the KM, Kosher Miami.

Hebrew Academy Student Earns 2nd Place In Scripps Spelling Bee

Nerve-wracking, exciting, and really hard is the way that fifth grader Jack Benveniste-Plitt described his experience as the Hebrew Academy elementary school representative at the Miami Herald’s 72nd Annual Spelling Bee competition on March 6 at Jungle Island.

It’s My Opinion: The Blame Game

Yuby Ramirez wept as she took the stand in Miami federal court. Ramirez has readily admitted compliance in a murder. She housed the hit men, hid their weapons and drove the getaway car.

Achim Academy Students Join Fraternity Friends

Students of Achim Academy Center for Education – the day school under the Neytz haChochma ESE umbrella in North Miami Beach – took a field trip to the Jesse Williams Ranch in Kendall Lakes to plant a tree on Tu B'Shevat. Meanwhile, a college fraternity chose to "adopt" the school for its community service project.

NCSY Honors Rabbi Shraga Gross

NCSY, the international youth movement of the Orthodox Union, recently honored Miami Beach native Rabbi Shraga Gross as an inductee into the Ben Zakkai Honor Society (BZHS) at its annual scholarship reception.

RASG Hebrew Academy Lady Warriors Capture District Title

The RASG Hebrew Academy Lady Warriors varsity basketball team recently captured their first district title since 1994.

Ambassador Rosenthal Speaks On Anti-Semitism

Ambassador Hannah Rosenthal spoke on February 14 at the Aventura-Turnberrry Jewish Center. Rosenthal is employed by the State Department as the U.S. special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism in 193 nations around the world.

It’s My Opinion: Golf And The Game Of Life

This week, Allianz Insurance is slated to sponsor the PGA pro golf tournament in Boca Raton. Allianz, a major German company, is charged with failure to pay billions of dollars in Holocaust-related life insurance claims. The company has enraged survivors by refusing to pay on policies while at the same time spending money to advertise their business in events like the PGA.

Calendar Of Events

WHAT: Young Israel of Deerfield Beach 32nd Annual Dinner honoring Toby and Seymour Kleiman, Ina and Dick Ciocca and Leonore Schelew WHERE: 202 Century...

Hachnossos Kallah of Greater Miami to Hold Benefit Tea

South Florida’s Lana Ditchek Goldberg Hachnossos Kallah will observe its 28th anniversary with a delightful evening featuring Israeli singing sensation Rachel Factor. The women-only event will include delicious sushi, dessert buffet, coffee bar, boutique and raffle prizes.

Noted Nazi Prosecutor To Speak At St. Thomas University

Eli Rosenbaum, the longest-serving prosecutor and investigator of Nazi war criminals, will be speak on Thursday, February 16, at 10:30 a.m. at St Thomas University, George & Evelyn Goldbloom Convocation Hall, 16401 NW 37th Avenue, Miami Gardens.

OU Executive VP To Be Scholar In Residence At Beth Israel Cong.

Orthodox Union Executive Vice President Rabbi Steven Weil will return to South Florida to serve as scholar in residence at Beth Israel Congregation for Shabbat February 17-18, Parshat Mishpatim. The OU member synagogue is located in Miami Beach at 770 W 40th Street.

RASG Hebrew Academy At Day-School Conference

More than 700 Jewish day school leaders and educators gathered for the third annual North American Jewish Day School Conference (NAJDSC) in Atlanta on January 15-17. The conference brought together over 300 schools and professional organizations.

It’s My Opinion The Unexpected

The world watched in horror as the surreal photos of the Costa Concordia hit news outlets last week. The immense cruise ship hit rocks off the coast of Italy, ran aground, and wound up on its side, sinking in the Mediterranean.

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