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PAGE 6A 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 OhevShalom--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. FRIDAY, JULY 19 Ahavas Yisrael--Kabbalat, 30 minutes before sundown. 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 megrant@helpforcaregivers.org, MONDAY, JULY 22 Congregation Ohev Shalom--The third of a three-part Mondays at 1:00 series entitled "The Straight Dope on Israel, Part II: Territories, Occupation, and Sovereignty." The Ohev Shalom adult education program, led by Rabbi David,Kay, is open to the public at no charge. Info: Susan Sparrow at ClergyAsst@OhevShalom.org or 407-298-4650, or visit the Ohev Shalom website at www.OhevShalom.org. 'c'MY week is not can't liv-00 omplete without it!' [without it!"00 // \\; These are some of the comments we receive from readers when they miss an issue of Heritage Florida Jewish News. What are you missing out on?... Subscribe today! i Illl i l i i l I I I I I I I Ilmll l I l I'l Illlll IIII I I I Illl I YES! I want to be informed. Start my subscription at once. - Please: O enter 1 extend my subscription for: 1 1 year at $37.95 52 issues 2 years at $69.95 104 issues Q 1 year out-of-state at $46.95 or 1 2 years out-of-state at $87.95 MAIL SUBSCRIPTION TO: Name | Address City/State/Zip Phone # expiration date Fill out coupon and mail, with check or credit card information to: HERITAGE Florida Jewish News P.O. Box 300742 Fern Park, FL 32730 (407) 834-8787 Ifdifferentffom above, fillinyour: Name "| I Address I City/State/Zip I Phone I I  illl u i iIII I III l I mnl I I Il HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, JULY 19, 2013 Israeli Folk Dancing--7-7:30 p.m. beginners, 7:30-8:15 p.m. instruction, 8:15-10 p.m. re- quests. Cost: Free for JCC haembers, $5 nonmembers. Info: 407-645-5933. WEDNESDAY, JULY 24 Roth Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando--30th Annual Beat-the-Heat 5K Road Race honoring community leaders Keith and Julie Levitt at 7 p.m. Cost: 5K, $23 before July 24 and $28 on race day; quarter-mile kid run is free. Registration fee includes race registra- tion, race shirt while supplies last, plus pizza and sodas. Beer is available for all registered runners 21 years and up. Guests who are not participating in the race can enjoy dinner for $5. Proceeds benefit the Marvin Friedman Children Scholarship Fund. Info: sports director Eli Bercovici at 407-645-5933,)xt. 259 or email: elib@orlandojcc.org. You may aisoregister at www.orlandojcc.org. FRIDAY, JULY 26 Ahavas Yisrael--Kabbalat, 30 minutes before sundown. 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 megrant@helpforcaregivers.org. Regulating kosh er foo(l By Rabbi Rachel Esserman The (Vestal, N.Y.) Reporter Recent outbreaks of salmo- nella and other instances of food contamination and poisoning have left people questioning the. safety of our food supply. Critics of the food industry are also concerned about misleading la- bels, particularly the use of such words as "natural" or "healthy" to describe processed food. Could these problems be solved by stricter governmental regulation? Can private certifi- cation prevent fraud or increase food safety? In order to answer these questions, Timothy D. Lytton, the Albert and Angela Farone Distinguished Profes- sor of Law at the Albany Law School, examines the private kosher certification industry in "Kosher: Private Regulation in the Age of Industrial Food" (Harvard University Press). Lytton notes that his interest is not in Jewish dietary law per se, but rather how certification helps guarantee that a product is kosher: "This book does not argue either for or against eating kosher food. It takes no position on whether or not kosher food is safer or healthier than non- kosher food, or whether kosher certification ought to include standards for animal welfare, environmental sustainability or labor conditions. My claim is that today's kosher certification industry reliably ensures that food labeled kosher is kosher." This wasn't true in the early years of the United States: between 1850 and 1940, the industry was riddled with fraud and feuds. Consistent standards were lacking, partly due to the many rivalries between rabbis and/or Jewish organizations. Only with the advent of those certification groups now known asthebigfive--OU, OK, Star-K, Kof-Kand CRC--did the indus- try come into its own. One important factor in its success was the development of the industrialized food industry. With ingredients imported from across the world and the inclu- sion of chemicals that might or might not be kosher, a large market opened for those who could certify products, Some form of acceptable certification was not only needed for the final results, but for the individual ingredients purchased from other factories. The increased interest in kosher food also helped: when larger corporations learned they could increase their market share by certifying a product, their interest grew. Large factory runs also meant that certifica- tion cost very little per item produced. According to Lytton, the certification system is a suc- cess because the agencies work hard to "establish and maintain a good reputation in order to compete for industrial clients" and invest "in management oversight and professional development, which prevent misconduct mistakes thatwould harman agency's reputation and undermine its competitiveness." Another less definable fac- tor is the !'sense of religious mission" felt by many in the industry. The fact that they eat only kosher-certified foodas part of their religious practice means that this isn't only a business, but a religious undertaking. While some quibble with indi- vidual agencies or particular certifiications--for example, certifying products that don't need certification or taking the most stringent approach to a product or ingredient--on the whole, the industry works by making sure food labeled kosher is actually kosher. In fact, Lytton believes the certification industry should serve as a model for other parts of the food industry since it does a far better job than oversight by governmental agencies, which are hampered not only by budgetary restrictions, but by politics. He does note that one addi- tional aspect is needed for suc- cessithe action of food activists. While fewer than 10 percent of those who eat kosher food do so for religious reasons, the reli- gious activists keep careful track of which products are kosher. They also question certifications by contacting companies on the phone or by email. Internet biogs andwebsitesalso help keep people up to date. This allows the certification industry to quickly resolve any issues either by re- calling a product or removing its certification. Unlike the recent "Kosher Nation: Why More and More of America's Food Answers to a Higher Authority" by Sue Fishkoff, which takes a journalistic approach, Lytton is more interested in the busi- ness aspects of the industry than the personalities or the actual process of certifying food. The writing in "Kosher" is dry and factual, although Lytton does keep scholarly jargon to a minimum. His suggestion that private certification could prevent future food disasters is open to debate. However, his proposal makes this bookamust read for anyone interested in the politics of food. Across 1. "Peace hand" 5. Addis ___ (whence many Ethiopian Jews) 10. "Quod___ demonstrandum" 14. 1982 Maury Yeston "Broadway musical 15. Some Peruvians 16. Pork, to kosher-keeping Jews 17. "Until "(1951 pro- Israel short film) 18. Founder of Judeo-Arabic literature 20. Mel Brooks' "The Producers," at first 22. First two words of the title of a 1962 Stephen Sondheim musical set in Rome 23. Yiddish honorific meaning "mister" 24. Sage Rosenfels and Jay Fiedler play in it 25. Holiday during which many bagel stores close 30. Pay hike? 34. "Amo, amas, ....... " 35. Burn balm 37. It can be Sunni or Shiite 38. Ben Gurion, once 39. Soviet-born Israeli politician Lieberman 41. End of Brandeis E-mails 42. Expunge 44. Made into a shaliach 45. Hitler's "team" 46. Some gown fabrics 48. Jerusalem neighborhood with a famous market 50. "Golly" 51. Article written by Einstein? 52. Ragamuffin 55. "The'Fifth Day," in Israel 60. One might use them for cholent 62. The Stooges, famously 63. Diarist Frank 64. Certain gemstones 65. Sound you won't hear at a religious kibbutz 66. "I You Now": #1 Eddie Fisher hit 67. Break for a GI 68. 1979 Art Garfunkel album " for Breakfast" Down 1. Sen. Bernie Sanders and others 2. Where Rodgers and Hammerstein set one of their musicals 3. October 1981 assassination victim 4. Least loose 5. ___ HaTorah (outreach organization) 6. First word in the parent group of Aleph Zadik Aleph 7."I Bought Me ": Copland 8. "When __ Things Happen to Good People" by Harold Kushner 9. Israelis and Chinese 10. Devours 11. Brown with white steaks 12. "Primary Colors" author, for short 13. "West Side Story" hero 19. The Dreyfus ___ 21. "Curb Your Enthusiasm" network 25. Loses color 26. Tanna alternative 27. Sixth in a series 28. Cohen and Yishai 29. "Knocked Up" actor Seth 31. Philo of 32. Where to hear Dennis Prager 33. "Hello,  Be Going": Groucho Marx song 36. Israeli Supreme Court Justice Arbel 39. Poem with the story of the Trojan horse 40. Unlisted on Wall St. 43. Not blind 45. Present___ grievances 47. Elderhostel attendee 49. That woman 52. Reb Nachman's 62 63 hometown 6"- m m 53. French jurist Cassin 63 54. Staff 55. Word used in comparisons  m 56. Detained  m 57. Billy Joel played a concert there 58. Isn't on the street? 59. of the commandments 61. Evian attraction 1 2 3 14 17 2O 23 25 26 34 38 42 4,6 6 7 8 11 '[2 II 28 29 36  mm 44 i mm 46 55 56 61 31 32 41 68 The Jerusalem Post Crossword Puzzle By David Benkof DavidBenkof@aol.com " See answers in the July 26 issue of the Heritage.