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It’s My Opinion: “Be Careful Of What You Wish For”

20 Elul 5769 – September 9, 2009
Ariel Morales' long-time wish came true. The 56-year-old Florida resident purchased a sailboat a few weeks ago. Visions of fun and sun filled his mind.

It’s My Opinion: Woodstock

6 Elul 5769 – August 26, 2009
The infamous Woodstock Music Festival, which took place in the summer of 1969, was a historic counterculture event in America. Over 500,000 hippies and hippie wannabees crowded a 600-acre farm area in Upstate New York for three days.

Three Mikvaot To Open For Physically Challenged In South Florida

Three mikvaot for the physically challenged will open on Sunday, September 6, in Hallandale, Florida. It is the first mikveh project of this nature in Florida. The endeavor provides special ramps, prep rooms, and hydraulic lifts that will make the mikveh experience pleasant and dignified for a significant segment of South Florida's Jewish population.

Three Mikvaot To Open For Physically Challenged In South Florida

Three mikvaot for the physically challenged will open on Sunday, September 6, in Hallandale, Florida. It is the first mikveh project of this nature in Florida. The endeavor provides special ramps, prep rooms, and hydraulic lifts that will make the mikveh experience pleasant and dignified for a significant segment of South Florida's Jewish population.

It’s My Opinion: Back To School

22 Av 5769 – August 12, 2009
Summer isalmost over,and in countless homes throughout the country, preparations for the new school year have begun. Shiny new pencil boxes and supplies have been purchased. Hair has been cut and shoes have been shined. Many children are eager to see old friends and familiar classrooms. Traditionally, this time of year has been one of happy anticipation and excitement.

It’s My Opinion: No Vacation From Need

23 Tammuz 5769 – July 15, 2009
I write about this subject every year at this time. Regrettably, the problem is still here and the message is worth repeating.

It’s My Opinion: Not A Moment To Waste

25 Sivan 5769 – June 17, 2009
A wedding was recently celebrated in West Palm Beach, Florida. The groom, 93 year-old Ebenezer Rose married 89 year-old Monica Hayden. The bride wore a sparkling tiara and a big smile. Friends and relatives toasted the happy couple with champagne.

It’s My Opinion: Taking Responsibility

11 Sivan 5769 – June 3, 2009
South Florida was recently inundated with weeks of torrential rain. The downside was that the weather ruined the much-anticipated Memorial Day weekend. The upside was that the storms made a dent in the terrible drought conditions that had plagued the area. Sometimes it is easier to see the wisdom of the old adage, "Every cloud has a silver lining."

It’s My Opinion: Taking Responsibility

27 Iyyar 5769 – May 20, 2009
What seemed to be just another local scandal recently broke into a national news story. Rev. Alberto Cutie leads St. Francis de Sales Parish in Miami Beach. The handsome, charismatic priest is well-known. His Spanish-language television and radio talk shows made him famous.

It’s My Opinion: Missiles

7 Nisan 5769 – April 1, 2009
The 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis was a frightening time. U.S. President John F. Kennedy confronted Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev on the missile bases that Khrushchev was building in Cuba. The rockets were aimed at America.

It’s My Opinion: Civility

8 Adar 5769 – March 4, 2009
Florida Governor, Charlie Crist, seems to be delighted with federal stimulus money given to the state. However, other Florida officials are not so comfortable with the windfall. They warn of long-term consequences to the short-term solution.

WYHS Students Involvement In B’Lev Echad

Weinbaum Yeshiva High School (WYHS), a Religious Zionist Jewish high school in Boca Raton, is participating in the B'Lev Echad Memorial Program for the eight students who were murdered during last year's massacre at Yeshivat Merkaz HaRav in Jerusalem, Israel.

It’s My Opinion: Civility

24 Shevat 5769 – February 18, 2009
The local Jewish community recently received a shock. Many that attended rallies and protests regarding the Gaza War were stunned. Counter-demonstrators made egregious and hateful statements, some referring to the Holocaust. They were physically violent. The actions did not seem to cause any outrage in the general community.

It’s My Opinion: An Economic Crisis

10 Shevat 5769 – February 4, 2009
America is currently reeling in the throes of what is being called, "an economic crisis." Dire prognostications of doom are aired every half hour throughout the day and night on all major news programs. Media, politicians and pundits are doing their best to keep the agitation going.

It’s My Opinion: Unity

25 Tevet 5769 – January 21, 2009
The current crisis in Israel has been the catalyst of many rallies in South Florida. Some of the rhetoric involved in these events has been quite shocking.

It’s My Opinion: Spreading The Help

11 Tevet 5769 – January 7, 2009
The importance placed on helping the less fortunate is an admirable trait of the Jewish community.

Homeless For The Night

27 Kislev 5769 – December 24, 2008
Miami Rescue Mission and the Broward Outreach Centers in Hollywood and Pompano Beach recently sponsored an unusual event.

World’s Largest Chanukah Festival Dedicated To Holzbergs

The 29th Annual South Florida Chassidic Chanukah Festival is scheduled for the last night of Chanukah, Sunday, December 28, at the Gulfstream Theatre, Hallandale Beach Blvd. and US 1, in Hallandale Beach; at 7:00 p.m. Performing at what is traditionally the world's largest Chanukah event will be child prodigy Ethan Bortnick and the king of Jewish music, Avraham Fried.

World’s Largest Chanukah Festival Dedicated To Holzbergs

The 29th Annual South Florida Chassidic Chanukah Festival is scheduled for the last night of Chanukah, Sunday, December 28, at the Gulfstream Theatre, Hallandale Beach Blvd. and US 1, in Hallandale Beach; at 7:00 p.m. Performing at what is traditionally the world's largest Chanukah event will be child prodigy Ethan Bortnick and the king of Jewish music, Avraham Fried.

WYHS Students Holding Chanukah Toy And Book Drive

The Weinbaum Yeshiva High School is holding a Chanukah Toy and Book Drive this month to benefit Chai Lifeline.

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