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PAGE 6A HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, JUNE 28, 2013 Share the Care--A respite care group meets in the senior lounge of the Jewish Community Center Maitland campus Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Activities include sharing Shabbat with JCC preschoolers in the morning and a program with Jewish content provided by the Jewish Pavilion in the afternoon. Info: Mary Ellen Grant, executive director of Share the Care, at 407-423-5311 or email her at MORNING AND EVENING MINYANS (Call synagogue to confirm time.) Chabad of South Orlando--Monday and Thursday, 8 a.m. 407-354-3660. Congregation Ahavas Yisrael--Monday - Friday, 7 a.m.;Sunday, 8 a.m., 407-644-2500. Congregation Chabad Lubavitch of Greater Daytona--Monday, 8 a.m.~ Thursday, 8 a.m., 904- 672-9300. Congregation Ohev Shalom--Sunday, 9 a.m., 407-298-4650. GOBOR Community Minyan at Jewish Academy of Orlando--Monday - Friday, 7:45 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Temple Israel--Sunday, 9 a.m., 407-647-3055. 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Share the Care--A respite care group meets in the senior lounge of the Jewish Community Center Maitland campus Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Activities include sharing Shabbat with JCC preschoolers in the morning and a program with Jewish content provided by the Jewish Pavilion in the afternoon. Info: Mary Ellen Grant, executive director of Share the Care, at 407-423-531! or email her at a movie a ,I By Rabbi Rachel Esserman However, this means that Margo's relationship with The Reporter Group, "The Lawgiver"isn't really aJosh were my favorite parts Vestal, NY - novel about Moses. Instead, of the novel. Margo notes it serves as a behind-the- that their problems began Herman Wouk dreamed scenes look at the people when themodernOrthodox of writing a novel about involved in financing and Josh tried to open her eyes the biblical Moses since the creating amovie about Mo- to contemporary soci- 1950s. In 2000, he noted that ses. They include several fi- ety. Unfortunately, Margo "'The Lawgiver' remains nanciers (one ofwhom is an "could on Dtake a fierce unwritten. I never found the eccentric Australian multi- stand on strict tradition way to do it." When trying billionaire), a film executive or nothing." That meant towork on the manuscript, who needs a hit rflovie to that "when I dropped the hewasnever able to answer keep his studio alive, an ac- religion, I really dropped some basic questions: From tor who decides he'd rather it." Josh, though, still hopes whose point of view should be a sheep farmer and Margo to rekindle their romance. it be told? How can anyone Solove[,ascreenwriterwho However: their relation- portray not only the greatest rejected her ultra-Orthodox ship gets more complicated leader in Jewish history, but upbringinginordertowrite when a former religious the miracles performed by for the theater and film. school classmate writes to him under God's command? Two other not-so-minor Margo about seeing Josh Yet, even in his 90s, Wouk charactersareWoukhimself with another woman. The never stopped thinking and his wife, Bette Sarah. plot complications caused about the novel. That led This allows Wouk to talk by this letter were funny himtofinallywriteaversion about his attempt t0write and clever. of "The Lawgiver" (Simon his novel, while at the sameThere is one problem for and Schuster) inaformathis time, letting readers know movie lovers: While we read younger self couldn't have how the story ofMoses could about the film, weneverget possibly imagined, be told, at least in film. to see it. Of course, that's to Instead of straight nar- Although the novel is Wouk's advantage. The film rative, Wouk uses e-mails, ostensibly about the mak- created by readers' imagi- faxes, text messages, snail ing of the film, its main nations is undoubtably far mail, meeting minutes focus is Margo. It not only better thanone Hollywood and recordings of confer- followshetattemptstowrite could produce. ences to tell the story. The a film script good enough Wouk ends his tale the length of these range from to get a green light, but her same way that "nineteenth a few lines to several pages, relationship with her once 6entury novelists (I'vebeen Although the book may boyfriend, Josh, who re-en- called the last of them)" not contain a cast of thou- ters her life when she needsconcluded their works: sands, there are numerous legal advice. There's also a"with a sizeable time lapse characters and subplots question about whether or and a brief rounding out of that appear, disappear and not she can find a way to the characters' later lives." then reappear unexpect- integrate her Jewish back- This epilogue is satisfying edly. Fortunately, the major groundwith her current life and, in one case, very mov- plot lines are easy to follow, in the arts, which might al-ing. While "The Lawgiver" although sometimes the low her to reconcile with her may never rank as one of prose moved so quickly, I father, an ultra-Orthodox Wouk's major novels, it's had to remind myselfwhom Bobover rabbi, certainly one of the most a particular character was. The sections dealingwith fun to read. Across 1. And others: Abbr. 5. Costumes for the TV- miniseries "Masada" 10. Hebrew zeydie 14. Damascus ___ (Popular way into the Old City) 15. Deuce follower in tennis 16 .... Ha'am (pen name for Asher Ginzburg) 17. Seize 18. Brouhaha 19 .... W (root beer brand) 20. New York Times foreign affairs Columnist 23. Sinai Campaign and Lebanon 24 .... B'rak (city near Tel Aviv) 25. Be in the neck 28. Great-grandson of Solomon 30. Torah portion about Nazirites 34. Philosopher Buber 36. Prefix with terrorism 38. An official lang. of Israel 39. At age 27, she converted from Christian Science to Judaism 43. Where Mark Zuckerberg Down made his fortune 1. It's on a seder plate 44. Modeh , (early 2. Pucker-producing morning prayer) 3. Second word in a blessing 45. Actress Danes who 4; Author Fran appears in "Homeland," 5. Judah's daughter-in-law based on an Israeli series 6. Site of a 1941 massacre 46. Become decent? of Jews 49. Double helix 7. Monte Scheinblum's sport 51. A hamentash has,three 8. Leading Orthodox Rabbi 52. Torah ___ (textbook Shlomo Zalman who died company) in 1995 54. Emulates Matisyahu, 9. Author Gertrude sometimes 10. The first important 56. Playwrights, "You Can't rabbinic figure to write Take it With You" extensively in Arabic 62. Katz who played J.R.'s 11. "What !" son on "Dallas" 12. Eric ___ ("Munich" star) 63. Northern hemisphere? 13. Arith. process 64. Support Maccabi Tel Aviv 21. "Fudge-a-_'__" (Judy 66. "Good Times" producer Blume book) Norman 22. Sunset time, in verse 67. Works in a shuk 25. Change, as a Knesset bill 68. Artist Ticho 26. Less tan 69. Car bar 27. Bat Mitzvah is of 70. Become worn down passage 71. Salomon of the American 29. BecOme permanent Revolution 31. Baseball commissioner from Milwaukee 32. Be a nuisance at night 33. Shrek and others 35. Casspi's org. 37. Available without an Rx 40. Imperil 41. "First of all/' to some Jews 42. Largest volunteer organization in Israel 47. "On Language" columnist William 48. Easy math problem 50. Red Auerbach's real first name 53. Salary bump 55. Get of one's own medicine 56. Caffeine-loaded nut 57. Alternative to Visa or MC 58. 1,500-mile Russian chain 59." ! Can you hear me?" 60. Novelist Jaffe ("The Best of Everything") 61. "Lincoln" and "Munich" screenwriter Kushner 65. When doubled, a kosher cracker 3 n 27 i58 L_ mm m 6 7 8 m 28 29 36 m 4O 49 59 m 11 31 ....... 38 ,...,.-- .....-- i BU w The Jerusalem Post Crossword Puzzle By David Benkof See answers in the July 5 issue of the Heritage.