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Posted on: May 29th, 2012

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The Rabbi Alexander S. Gross Hebrew Academy is a religious Zionist school. It has been in existence for over 64 years and had never had an official school-sponsored trip to Israel. Until this year.

 

Posted on: May 29th, 2012

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Motherhood is often referred to as the hardest job in the world. For families thrown into the nightmare of pediatric illness, normal feelings of anxiety and worry become a daily reality. On Sunday, May 6, 20 mothers of seriously ill children exchanged the daily fear they experience for fun, connection, and friendship at a day “Just for Us” at Tigertail Lake in Dania, Florida.

 

Posted on: May 10th, 2012

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The recent loss by the Knicks in game two of their playoff series with the Miami Heat resulted in more than the loss of a basketball game. In an explosive postgame meltdown, Knicks star Amare Stoudemire lost control and punched the glass case of a fire extinguisher. His outburst led to 15 stitches in his hand. Stoudemire left Miami bandaged up and wearing an arm sling.

 

Posted on: May 10th, 2012

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Marlins Park, the new home of baseball’s Miami Marlins, has a kosher concession stand called Kosher Korner. The stand, an exciting accommodation to South Florida’s kosher crowd and visitors, has been met with great enthusiasm.

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Posted on: May 10th, 2012

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A siyum in honor of the conclusion of Seder Zeraim, the first of six orders of the Mishnah, was held on April 24, Iyar 2, at the Chabad of South Broward located in Hallandale Beach. The Mishnah is the basis of the Oral Torah. Zeraim deals primarily with agricultural laws.

 

Posted on: May 10th, 2012

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Hundreds of people gathered on Sunday, April 29, at Chabad Chayil Synagogue in Highland Lakes to pay tribute to South Florida’s Rabbi Dovid Bryn, z”l, and launch a project of writing a new Sefer Torah in honor of the rabbi’s 10th yahrzeit.

 

Posted on: April 26th, 2012

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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.

 

Posted on: April 26th, 2012

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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.

 

Posted on: April 26th, 2012

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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.

 

Posted on: April 5th, 2012

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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.

 

Posted on: April 5th, 2012

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

 

Posted on: March 22nd, 2012

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The Passover Seder is the most celebrated religious event among Jews in America. Attendance exceeds even Yom Kippur services. There is something very fundamental about this holiday rite. It is tied to the redemption and birth of the Jewish nation. Unfortunately, there is one Jew who will not be attending a family Seder, and hasn’t […]

 

Posted on: March 22nd, 2012

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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.

 

Posted on: March 22nd, 2012

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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.

 

Posted on: February 22nd, 2012

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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.

 

Posted on: February 22nd, 2012

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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.

 

Posted on: February 22nd, 2012

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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.

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