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  • The God Squad: The we behind me, and other sermons

    In this column, I answer questions. I don't preach sermons. Of course, as an ordained rabbi, I am legally licensed to preach long sermons that put people to sleep almost instantly, and in my synagogue I do preach such sermons on the Jewish High Holy Days...
  • Bonfires, barbecues and mystics

    Bonfires, barbecues and mystics
    Remember when nothing much happened for Jews between Passover and the High Holy Days? Those days are long gone, especially in South Florida. Exhibit A: Lag B’Omer, the so-called Scholars' Holiday, which falls this year on Sunday, May 22. The day...
  • Black jazz, Jewish prayers at upcoming concert

    Black jazz, Jewish prayers at upcoming concert
    Get Jewish cantors to huddle with Duke Ellington and Louie Armstrong. What would they come up with? Maybe something like "Jazz Wisdom Spirit," a concert planned for Sept. 9 in Delray Beach. Created by a rabbi and a music professor, the concert will set...
  • Nancy R. Frenkil

    Nancy R. Frenkil
    Nancy R. Frenkil, a horsewoman and avid gardener who enjoyed entertaining family and friends, died Saturday of cancer at Nancy Lee Farms, her Worthington Valley home. Mrs. Frenkil was 75. The daughter of a carpenter/home builder and a homemaker, Nancy...
  • Reisterstown:Tina's Antique & Jewelry Shop marks 38th anniversary

    Let's wish Tina's Antique & Jewelry Shop on Main Street a very happy 38th anniversary and congratulations on being the oldest shop still open and functioning in our town. Much has been written on Tina's over the years, and a number of the articles done...
  • Rabbi teaches how to grow from life's hardships

    Rabbi teaches how to grow from life's hardships
    Meet another member of South Florida's many-sided faith community. This week we're talking with Rabbi Jessica Spitalnick Brockman, associate rabbi at Temple Beth El of Boca Raton. Q: What's your particular area at the synagogue ? A: Social action, adult...
  • 'Bar mitzvah' anniversary of Birthright Israel

    'Bar mitzvah' anniversary of Birthright Israel
    People often come back from Israel and share their photos and anecdotes. Brooke Weinbaum came back and founded a magazine. "I wanted others to love Israel, too," says the publisher of Yalla Israel, which she started as a student at Florida Atlantic...
  • A starring role at the Wilshire

    A starring role at the Wilshire
    Scan any list of the Dems' biggest givers and money-raisers and you'll find the names of Haim and Cheryl Saban, but their most recent cause is a decidedly local one with deep roots in their hometown: restoration of the landmark Wilshire Theatre in Beverly...
  • Bringing people together

    Bringing people together
    Other job experience: Four other Jewish federations, including former CEO at Jewish Federation of New Orleans. Other community posts: Member of Beth Torah, Tamarac; Kol Ami Emanu-El, Plantation, and Ramat Shalom, Plantation. Education: Degree in...
  • Actor, singer, dentist, now cantor

    Actor, singer, dentist, now cantor
    Cantor Kenneth Blatt Title: Cantor of Temple Beth Kodesh, Boynton Beach, with average weekend attendance of 100-225. Other job experience: Instructor of theater at Miami Dade College, Kendall; former dentist, TV actor, concert singer, theater teacher at...
  • Censoring of 'South Park' episode underscores struggle to balance free speech and religious sensitivities

     
    In its run of 200 shows, the irreverent animated program “South Park” has mercilessly satirized Christianity, Buddhism, Scientology, the blind and disabled, gay people, Hollywood celebrities and politicians of all persuasions, weathering repeated...