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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, JANUARY 11, 2019 PAGE 9A By Gloria Yousha--Call 407-657-9405 or gloriayousha@gmail.com Memories Back in 1964, when my husband, Irv, and I moved to Or- lando, one of the finest restaurants in Central Florida was A1 and Linda's La Cantina. More than halfa century has past, yet, after going there with our son, RON, the other night (Irv is deceased), I have to say it is still one of the finest restaurants in the area! And the service was as good as the food. (Our server, a beautiful gal, happens to be the granddaughter of A1 and Linda!) Uh Oh upsetting news from Germany "TheWorld Jewish Congress has co-signedajoint declaration initiated by the Central Council of Jews in Germany condemn- ing the far-right Alternative for Germany party as a 'racist and anti-Semitic party' and a 'threat to Jewish life in Germany.' The declaration, titled No Alternative for Jews, was released on the same day that a separate group called Jews for the AfD marked its official launch in Weisbaden. The declaration reads, in part: 'The AfD is not a party for Jews the AfD is a party in which hatred of the Jews and the denial of the Shoah have a home. The AfD is anti-democratic, inhumane, and in many parts, right-wing extremist.' The recent violent neo-Nazi march in Chemnitz, the dec- laration continues, 'should be enough to show the spirit of the AfD, where AfD representatives marched side by side with neo-Nazis, hooligans, and Pegida supporters, not shying away from taking to the streets with people giving the Hitler salute The AfD sows hatred and divides society. It incites people and attacks our democracy on a daily basis. The AfD is increasingly radicalized and does not shy away from rewriting history. The undersigned Jewish organizations and associations call upon all democratic forces within and outside the Jewish community to engage openly and visibly against any form of anti-democratic, anti-Semitic, racist, and nationalistic ideol- ogy in Germany, Austria, and France." (I've said it before: I may not be around too many more years, but I worry about my children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, etc. NEVER AGAIN?) Remembering Jewish history Dec. 27, 1856, was the birthday of poet Naphtali Herz Imber. "Hatikvah, the Israeli Na- tional Anthem, (meaning "The Hope") was based on a poem written in Palestine in the 1880s by Naftali Herz Imber, a Galician Jew. It became the official anthem of the Zionist movement in 1933 and later became Israel's National Anthem. Hatikvah is about the undy- ing hope of the Jewish people, through the 2,000 years of exile that they would someday return to independence in their homeland. Imber died in New York City on Oct. 8, 1909. The Roth Jewish Com- Naphtali Herz lmber munity Center There will be a Maccabi Games Informational meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 6:30 p.m. -7:15 p.m. at the Maitland campus. Learn how to join us on the road to Atlanta from July 28- Aug. 2, 2019! The JCC Maccabi Games is the largest sports competition for Jewish teens in the world. Team Orlando has a rich tradition at the Games. The days are filled with sports and the nights with massive parties. There is also an awesome Star Reporter track for teens who are interested in social media/ journalism. Jewish teens must be 12-16 years old as of July 31, 2019. Choose from the following sports: Baseball, basketball, dance, flag football, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis, and vol- leyball. Phone ROBBY ETZKIN, 407-621-4031. JCC 39ers Cinema Sundays The movie "The Help" will be featured at the Maitland JCC Senior Lounge on Sunday, Jan. 13. Phone the JCC at 407-645- 5933 for time and details. Refreshments are available. JCC Meet & Mingle Mondays On Monday, Jan. 14 at Brookdale Island Lake, there will be a luncheon/therapeutic music workshop. Phone the JCC, 407-645-5933 for time and details. Benefitting a good cause Lovely and caring, JOANNE CROSS, hosted (for the 8thyear) a Post Christmas-End of Chanukah-Halfway to New Years Din- ner and silent auction to benefit Seminole County's Salvation Army. It took place at the Longwood Community Building, 200 W. Warren Avenue in Longwood on Dec. 28. There was fabulous food and entertainment including singers, comedy and dancers. And, of course, the silent auction. JoAnne Cross (r) with Yours Truly and Judy Cotter at Salvation Army donation and party. (What a sweetheart with a big heart JoAnne is! She put in so much time working hard and spending so much money and she still looked prettier than me! I repeat I can't take the competition!) Shout-Out Simply the best and the best looking! (I'm old enough to flirt if I want to!) I'm referring to server, ED MARTINEZ at my favorite matzo ball soup hangout, Too Jays Deli in Altamonte Springs. Not only is he good at his job, he has a great person- ality and a great memory. (He remembered me from my last visit and even remembered what I ordered!) One for the road Isaac is one of the world's great hypochondriacs. One day he goes to see Dr. Myers and says, with a worried look on his face, "Doctor, you must help me." "How can I do that, Isaac?" asks Dr. Myers calmly. "Do you remember those voices in my head I've been com- plaining about?" says Isaac. "Yes of course," replies Dr. Myers. "Well," says Isaac, "they've suddenly gone away." "So what's the problem then?" asks Dr. Myers. "I think I'm going deaf," replies Isaac. Sudoku (see page 14A for solution) SUDOKU pro-lsrael legislation By Ron Kampeas shepherd the billthrough the gress that would establish Syria sanctions and reaffirm last Congress. federal legal protections for adefensealliancewithJordan. WASHINGTON (JTA)-- The bill would codify the states passing laws divesting Separately, intheU.S.House Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla 2016 deal between the Obama pension funds from groups of Representatives, Rep. Chris reintroduced pro-Israellegis- administration and the Ne- that boycott Israel. Smith, R-N.J reintroduced lation that did not get passed tanyahu government thatThat section of Rubio's bill legislation thatwould set a 90- in the last Congress. guarantees Israel $38 billion is called "The Combating daydeadlinefortheadministra- Rubio, together with Sen. in security assistance over 10 BDS Act of 2019," referring to tion to name an international James Risch, R-Idaho, on years, protecting the assis- the Boycott, Divestment and anti-Semitism monitor. That Thursday, the first day of the tance from the whims of any Sanctions movement target- has bipartisan backing. new Congress, combined a current or future president, ing Israel. It is separate from Jewish groups and lawmak- numberofMiddleEast-related Ros-Lehtinen garnered mas- amorecontroversialanti-BDS ers have decried President bills into a single bill, jump- sivebipartisansupportandgot bill that also failed to make Donald Trump's failure to fill starting the process, thebillthroughtheHouse.AI- the cut in the last Congress the position left vacant since "First item the Senate will lies led by Rubio secured a ma- that would have established he took office. The position take up in the new Congress jority in the Senate, but Sen. criminalfinesforjoiningIsrael that is congressionally man- will be our bill to deal with RandPaul, R-Ky whoopposes boycotts. A number of Demo- dated under a 2004 law, also the crisis in #Syria & support foreign aid, used the senator's crats shiedaway from that bill, authored by Smith. our allies in the Middle East," prerogative to block it. citing free speech concerns, "Now is the time to fill Rubio said on Twitter. "Groovy!" Ros-Lehtinen inhibiting its advancement in this position and provide Among the items is the saidThursdayonTwitterwhen Congress. Its authors, Sens. all the support necessary to Ileana Ros-Lehtinen United JTA posted the news. "I'm no Ben Cardin, D-Md and Rob carry out this all-important States-Israel Security As- longer in Congress but my Portman, R-Ohio, have indi- mission," Smith said in a sistance Authorization Act, bills live on!" catedtheywouldmakeanother statement. "The eyes of the named for the Republican Also included in the Rubio try this Congress. world are looking to us to be Florida congresswoman who bill is a version of a bill that Rubio's bill also includes the leader in the fight against just retired and who tried to languished in the last Con- sections that would enhance anti-Semitism." FLORIDA EWISH NEWS can be purchased at the following locations: ORANGE COUNTY JCC, 851 N. 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