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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, MARCH 22, 2019 PAGE 9A By Gloria Yousha--Call 407-657-9405 or Climate change? celebration service starting on Friday, March 23 starting at 6 I received a report from the Environmental Defense Fund p.m.Thisservicewillbefilledwithentertainingmusic, special recently. It said in large red letters, "WE ARE A PLANET IN foods and a festive party celebration. There will be Purim piz- DANGER! zas, salads, drinks, schpiels, a Megillah reading and groggers I pass it on to you: for everyone. There will be prizes for the best Purim costumes. "United Nation Secretary-General, ANTONIO GUTERRES Friday night Purim family services will begin at 7:30 p.m. said,' This report by the world's leading climate scientists is Everyone is welcome to the services. Purim dinners will only an ear-splitting wake-up call to the world. It confirms that be $5 per person and $10 for families. For further information, climate change is running faster than we are, and we are call 352-243-5353. running out of time.' Congregation Sinai is located at 1200 West Broad Street, And EDF president FRED KRUPP said, 'No single entity Groveland, Florida. can mitigate climate change. We must build a global set of To RSVP for the Purim party, contact KAREN MILLER, partnerships resolved to accelerate our transition to a clean 407-729-9823. energy future.'" JCC 39ers Cinema Sundays (I hope leaders of our planet listen to this warning and The event begins at 2 p.m. in the JCC Seniors Lounge. The prepare. I am not so much worried for me as I am a senior movie is "The Grand Budapest Hotel." citizen. But I have dear grandchildren, and what about their Refreshments will be available. children? We must act starting yesterday or at least now!) JCC 39ers Meet & Mingle Mondays It's getting worse The event takes place at the JCC Seniors Lounger at I p.m. I'm referring to anti-Semitism. I repeat, I am a senior There will be an address by KEITH DVORCHIK. citizen, but I worry about my children, grandchildren, etc. Refreshments are included. Anti-Semitism is definitely on the rise. We must stop it NOW! Dine Around Town Switzerland is a beautiful country. I have had the pleasure On Thursday, March 28th, the JCC 39ers and all other JCC of visiting there a few years back. But now, stories like this members are welcome to gather at The Breakfast Club, 745 are beginning to happen: Orienta Avenue #1061 in Altamonte Springs, at I p.m. A kosher butcher shop in Basel, Switzerland, fell victim to (No Calories? I'm attending!) what local Jews are calling an anti-Semitic campaign ofintimi- Shout-Out dation, according to a report by the Jewish TelegraphicAgency. There's a new restaurant called the Metro Diner on State In one of the attacks, unidentified perpetrators removed Road 436 in Casselberry Commons. One of the manager's is the letter J from the German-language word for Jewish from KEVIN, a friendly and helpful person. Our server, KAY CARR, a shop sign, as well as two of the Hebrew-language letters is absolutely the best at what she does and is sweet, pleasant from the word kosher. In another incident, the shop's window and friendly. display was shattered. Also, I found out that we have something in common. Kay LEOPOLD STEFANSKY, the president of the Basel Jew- is an aspiring vocalist! Right now, as a server, she can sing ish community, said the community is considering hiring a the praises of the Metro Diner food! (And I will too!) Yum!!!!) security firm and a video surveillance system, 'but it costs.' One for the road In 2016, the Swiss Interior Ministry's Service for the Fight One day, as young Arnold is walking in the park with his Against Racism published a report saying that Switzerland's friends, he comes across a white-haired old man sitting on a Jews need to pay for their own security, even though this is park bench reading a book. the responsibility of the government. Arnold loves books, so he goes over to the old man and asks, Following an outcry, a motion calling for the federal gov- "What are you reading, mister?" ernment to fund the security costs of Swiss Jews, estimated "A history book," replies the old man. at about $450,000 annually, was adopted by the lower and Arnold quickly looks at the book's cover and can't help upper chambers of the Swiss parliament and approved by the noticing that it's called, "Making Love the Shmutzy Way." government. Feeling a bit embarrassed, Arnold says to the old man, "But Purim celebration it's a book about about sex, isn't it?" I recently heard from spokesman LARRY OSKIN and pass "Oy, you're right there, son," replies the old man looking it along: rather sad. "But it's also a history book because unfortunately CongregationSinaiwillhosttheirannualPurimPizzaParty for me, sexis history." Sudoku (see page 14A for solution) SUDOKU Isabelle Filleul de Brohy Michel Nedjar at his studio in Paris in 2016. By Cnaan Liphshiz is no cryptic metaphor by Nedjar, whose 2005 exhibi- (JTA)--Though he may be tion titled "Purim Puppets" one of France's best-known was featured for years at the puppet makers, Michel Nedjar Paris Museum of Jewish Arts insists he does not really cre- and History. ate the acclaimed and haunt- He literally buries some of One of the item in Michel Nedjar's exhibition titled ing figures that he calls his his puppets in the ground for "Purim Puppets.' "Purim puppets." long periods of time before Aformertailor'sapprentice digging up their decomposed titled "The Forbiddel Areas create while touring Central whose life's work last week remains. The process is a of Michel Nedjar." America, Southern Asia and went on display at the presti- communion with many of He doesn't bury all his beyond in the 1970s. gious Metropolitan Museum his relatives shot dead by the puppets. Some live to the But the exhumed ones, of Lille, Nedjar says he merely Nazis and dumped into mass title of his collectim refer- with their hollowed-out, gap- "exhumes" his puppets to gravesinhisancestralPoland, encing Purim--the holiday ing eye sockets, earth-filled reconnect to his brethren "The Holocaust is some-of costumes and buffoonery, mouths and rotting beards, who were murdered in the thing I carry within myself when Jews are encouraged are the stuff of nightmares. Holocaust, to his lover and wherever I go, since I first to drink alcohol and rejoice. 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