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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, JUNE 13, 2014 PAGE 9A By Gloria Yousha--Call 407-657-9405 or Take heart, anything can be overcome... To prove it, this blurb is from NBC news: FRANKFURT, Germany--"Atfirst glance, the afternoon gather- ing of nearly 30 elderly people in the cozy wood-paneled room of an apartment complex could be perceived as an ordinary 'coffee klatch.' But, the women and men that gather here in Frankfurt over coffee and cake once a week all share one common experi- ence: the horrors of the Holocaust. For many of the estimated 40,000 Jewish survivors still living in Germany, the dark memories prevail nearly 70 years after WWII. Special initiatives to tackle their trauma are being offered in the country's Jewish communities. As 90-year-old RUTH THORSCH from Berlin, a passionate music teacher and herself a survivor of the Shoah, steps up to the old piano, she addresses her audience with the words: 'We need to bring some vibes to this dismal gathering.' While she starts playing the famous Jewish folk song Hava Nagila (or ,Let us rejoice'), Thorsch calls into the room 'after all the things we have experienced, let us be happy.' (If this gathering of people who suffered unthinkable horrors at the hands of Hitler's Nazis, can try to relax and rejoice, we, no matter what the circumstance we find ourselves in, can as well!) An anti-Semitic comic?... Wow! Now I've heard it all! This comes directly from the World Jewish Congress Digest (WJC): "DIEUDONNE M'BALA M'BALA, the French comedian who has been prosecuted for inciting racial hatred through anti-Semitic jokes and comments and who is credited with the quenette gesture, (a reverse Nazi salute), has been banned from entering Britain. Following public outcry, the 47-year-old, who has had several shows banned in France, dropped much of his offensive mate- rial, but his fans have attacked the French government, claiming censorship. WJC affiliate, European Jewish Congress (EJC) expressed satisfaction that Dieudonne has been deprived of the ability to spread his hate and acts of provocation." (Gee, I wonder who his fans are? If I say here in print what I think, I'm not much better than he is.) Speaking of elderly... (Ignorewhat I justwrote). Tomorrow is mybirthday! (Don'task!) It is also Flag Day, the day Betsy Ross created our beloved American Flag. Be sure to proudly fly the Stars and Stripes! My spouse and I just returned from Chicago. While there visiting our family we met with a wonderful gal we hadn't seen in many years. Now she is a mother of four sons and we had the chance to meet her youngest. Her name is HOLLY ISRAEL and her "baby" is five-year-old, BENJAMIN ISRAEL. They actually call Omaha, Nebraska home, but happened to be visiting family in Chicago at the same time. Lucky for us! (Holly is in the mental health field.., always handy for me!) We also ran into a dear friend, KATE THOMAS, the wife of ALAN, and the mother of EDWARD and GRACE. She is very involved with current high school policies she deems unfair in Cook County, Illinois. We wish her luck. Chicago was great, but hot. (We were hoping for a chance to cool offa bit from our Florida weather.) No such luck! Glad to be back, though. Jazz is alive and well... My buddy, ALAN ROCK, radio personality, musician, emcee of the Altamonte Chapel musical programs, and a longtime member of our Jewish community, keeps me informed and I, in turn, keep you informed. The next program at the Altamonte Holly and Benjamin Israel Chapel, 825 East S.R. 436 in Altamonte Springs will take place on Sunday, June 29th, beginning at 12:30 p.m. DANIEL JORDAN will blow you away with his flute and saxophone along with the incredible CONNIE FAY on piano, MICHAEL ROSS, bass, and WALT HUBBARD, drums. (Danny is one of the most in demand musicians in our area... believe me, I know. I've had the pleasure of performing with him.) For further information, you can phone the Altamonte Chapel at 407-339-5208. The show lasts 2 hours and musicians and sing- ers are always welcome to sit-in. Another musician Iove to work with (and have often, even in NYC) is pianist, MICHAEL KRAMER. On Tuesday, June 17th, he will perform a free concert live from WUCF's Studio A, beginning at 4 p.m. Michael will be accompa- nied by guitarist PAUL SCARVADA, bassist, BEN KRAMER and drummer, GREG PARNELL. (All great musicians.) That date just happens to be Michael's birthday and it is part of the WUCF 35th anniversary celebration. (Wow! What a coincidence! As I said, my birthday is on June ]4th andWUCF's 35th just happens to be my age! (Oh shut up!) "Wiggin"' Out Wednesdays... • The lovely DONNA FIEGEL emailed me about a new concept that just began at the Abbey, 100 South Eola Drive, Orlando. Each Wednesday night from 5 to 8 p.m. (it just began June 11) there will be 80s themed drink specials, favorite MTV videos, giveaways and special performances by local artists! It's"Wiggin" Out Wednesdays! (Sounds like great fun!) The best service... I want to give a shout out to the East Colonial Drive Red Lobster Restaurant's server, DUSTY HUMES for being terrific and I would also like to give a shout out to the fastest and nicest guy behind the deli counter at the Casselberry Publix Market, BRAD HANDLON. One for the road... Sarah is married to a well-known horticulturist, Murray, and is both proud and flattered when one day he creates a new type of rose and names it after her. But her happiness is soon cut short when she reads the rose's description in the catalogue, "No good in a bed, but fine up against a wall." Brussels From page 8A Semiticattacks"arebecoming new and very serious threat and 1980s, noted Ghozlan, the muchmoresophisticatedand which, unfortunately, not ex-French police officer. time for the perpetrators, not professional in their combat everyone has understood." Some of the deadliest at- the victims, to fear for their training." Two days after the Brus- tacks occurred in Antwerp, families." The danger is thus "exac- sels museum attack, a police where terrorists in 1981 deto- France already has hard- erbated not only from profes- receptionist near Paris re- nated a car bomb near a ened its line on French na- sional lone wolf attacks like ceived a report that lit up all synagogue, killingfourpeople. tionals who undergo Islamist in Brussels, but potentially sorts of warning lights at her Yet the terrorist groups indoctrination and weapons also attacks on a much larger emergency call center: Three were limited in the number training abroad as part of its scale," said Arsen Ostrovsky, men had been seen pointing of attacks they could carry security services response to thegroup'sdirectorofresearch, a small video camera at the out because their operations the actions of Mohammed Experts on the securityentrance to the local Otzar required substantial invest- Merah, a 23-year-old Muslim of Jewish institutions in five Hatorah Jewish school, ac- ment in training operatives radical from Toulouse who in countries told JTA that since cording to the report given and covertly sending them 2012 killed three soldiers and thewarinSyria, they have ob- by the receptionist to the abroad, whereas "thousands four Jews. served a substantial increase dispatch unit on May 26. of European Islamists operat- Merah, who died in a shoot- in cases involving the gather- Officers hurried to theing independently constitute out with police, had under- ing of intelligence on Jewish scene, but the three men had a drastic quantitative change gonetraininginPakistanand institutions by unidentified fled, realizing they had been from a risk-assessment point Afghanistan and visited Syria individuals, spotted, according to a report of view," said a spokesman and Jordan two years before "We see the gathering by the Le Parisien daily. Some fromBritishJewry'sCommu- themurders.Hehadsurveyed of tactical intelligence on of Europe's Jewish communi- nity Security Trust, or CST. and filmed Toulouse's Ohr Jewish targets occurring tiesspendmorethanaquarter Ghozlan also identifies a Hatorah Jewish school many more often, we have security of their budgets on security, qualitative change. days before he killed three camera footage of it happen- according to the European "The fervor introduced by children and a rabbi there, ing," said Michael Gelvan, the Jewish Congress. Islamist indoctrination cre- To the Israeli Jewish Con- Copenhagen-basedchairman Sophisticated attacks that ates a new kind of determi- gress, a 2-year-old group ofthe Nordic Jewish Security entail surveillance, planning nation in people who believe that aims to strengthen ties Council,whichservestheJew- and prowessarenothingnew that killing a Jew is their between IsraeliandEuropean ishcommunitiesinDenmark, for European Jews, who have ticket to heaven," he said. "In Jews,thephenomenon means Finland, Norway and Sweden. seenmanyattacks by Palestin- a sense, we are dealing with that perpetrators of anti- "It suggests the emergence of ianterroristsduringthe 1970s [theequivalentof] kamikaze." EWISH NEWS can be purchased at the following locations: ORANGE COUNTY JCC, 851 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland • JCC South, 11184 South Apopka-Vineland Rd., Orlando • Kinneret, 515 South Delaney Ave., Orlando • SOJC, 11200 S. 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