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Editorials 4A Op-Ed 5A Calendar 6A Scene Around 9A Synagogue Directory 11A JTA News Briefs 13A WWW.HERITAGEFLCOM Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images South Korea is hosting the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, which begin tonight, Feb. 9, and end on Sunday, Feb. 25. Please see an article about the Jewish Olympians participating in the Games on page 16A. By Josefin Dolsten Chabad, a Hasidic Orthodox outreach South Korea, according to Litzman. movement that sends emissaries to Mostare U.S. service members, English (JTA)--ThoughtheJewishcommunity countries around the world, will also teachers, diplomatsorstudentsfromthe in South Korea is small, Jewsvisitingthe teach Torah classes and put on Shabbat United States or Canada who come to country to compete in or watch the Win- programming for tourists, journalists the east Asian country for a year of two. ter Olympic Games won't have to skimp and other visitors, as well as deliver food Litzman and his family hosts Shabbat onkosherfoodorShabbatprogramming, to athletes inside the Olympic Village. dinners at the Chabad house in Seoul, The country's Chabad emissary is "We have big events that we host at drawing some 40-50 attendees weekly, setting up a pop-up restaurant in Py- Chabadwithhundredsofguests, butthis andHigh Holidays programming, which eongChang County, the site of the 2018 is our first time to be able to cater for attracts over 200 participants. Chabad Winter Olympics. During the Olympics, so many Jews all at once," Rabbi Osher also operates a kosher store and restau- which start tonight (Feb. 9), the tempo- Litzman, told JTA from Seoul, where he rant in Seoul and ships kosher food all rary eatery will serve three meals daily, has served as Chabad's emissary since over the country via an online shop. including Korean-style bulgogi beef, 2008. schnitzel, hot dogsandvegetarian items. There are about 1,000 Jews living inChabad on page 14A Learn and laugh with four award-winning Jewish au- thors at the literary event of the year. On Feb. 25, Writer's "2 "2 - 0 - Cq ---- 0 r~ -- W 0 Shown here (1-r): Authors Paul Goldberg, Pam Jenoff, M ichelle Edwards and Justin Loeber headline Central Florida Jewish Book Festival. Block Bookstore is partner- Florida Jewish Book Festival Jewish Book Award; "Max ing with The Roth Family from 11:15 a.m. to3 p.m. The Makes a Cake," illustrated by Jewish Community Centereventwill be held at The Roth Charles Santoso; and "Room of Greater Orlando and the Family JCC. for the Baby," illustrated by Jewish Book Council to host Michelle Edwards is theJana Christy. A lifelong knit- authors Michelle Edwards, author of numerous picture ter, Michelle has also written PaulGoldberg, PamJenoffand books, including "Chicken Justin Loeber at the Central Man," winner of the National Authors on page 14A Nurturing a unified Jewish community that transcends generations and neighborhoods The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando's annual Women's Philanthropy event will be held Monday, March 26, on the Maitland Jewish Community Campus. This year's theme is "Women Transforming Lives." Invitations will be hitting mailboxes soon, but event organizers and ambassadors have been busy sending "Save the Date" cards to women in the community. Choices 2018 co-chair Judy Kahan Davis, left, and Event coordinator Leslie Collin were among the women who personalized hundreds of the cards recently on the Maitland campus. (Not pictured is co-chair Shira Spector). For more information on Choices 2018, visit www.jfgoorg/choices. 9 The main gate of the former camp in Oswiecim, Poland. Christopher Furlong/Getty Images Auschwitz extermination By Katarzyna Markusz WARSAW, Poland (JTA)-- The Polish Senate passed legislation that criminalizes accusing the Polish state of the crimes committed by the Germans duringWorld War II. The amendment to the Act on the Institute of National Remembrance was adopted early Thursday morning by a vote of 57-23, with two abstentions. The legislation, designed to make it clear that Nazi Germany is responsible for the crimes against humanity that took place in the camps, was approved last week by the lower house of the Pol- ish Parliament, or Sejm. The legislation must still be signed by the country's president. The law would make it ille- gal to use terms such as "Pol- ish death camps" to describe the camps set up by the Nazis in Poland. Violation of the law could result in up to three years in prison. It contains a provision to exclude scholarly or academic works. Israeli lawmakers, Yad Vashem, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and schol- ars have criticized the law. On Sunday, Poland's presi- dent, Andrzej Duda, said in a statement that he would care- fully review the legislation. "Everyone whose personal memory or historical research speaks the truth about the crimes and shameful behavior that occurred in the past with the participation of Poles has full right to this truth,"he said. The same day, Israel and Poland announced that they Poles on page 15A 61111!!!!!lr!!!U!llll