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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, AUGUST 11, 2017 PAGE 9A By Gloria Yousha--Call 407-657-9405 or gloriayousha@gmail.com Do you remember?... The following (in part) was sent to my editor from LAURENCE MORRELL and was passed on to me. (The original author is unknown). Growing up Jewish... If you are Jewish, and grew up in a city with a large Jewish population, the following will invoke heartfelt memories. (I grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y. with a super large Jewish population!) The Yiddish word for today is PULKES (PUHL-kees). Laurence Morrell Translation: THIGHS. Please note: this word has been traced back to the language of one of the original Tribes of Israel, the Cellulites. The only good advice that your Jewish mother gave you was: "Go! You might meet somebody!" You grew up thinking it was normal for someone to shout "Are you okay?" through the bathroom door when you were in there longer than 3 minutes. (I still do this!) Your family dog responded to commands in Yiddish. (My family dog just doesn't respond to any commands that don't come from her deceased "Daddy" Irv.) Every Sunday afternoon was spent visiting your grandparents and/or other relatives. (We ate Chinese food on Sundays!) You experienced the phenomenon of 50 people fitting into a 10-foot-wide dining room hitting each other with plastic plates trying to get to a deli tray. You had at least one female relative who penciled on eyebrows, which were always asymmetrical. You never knew anyone whose last name didn't end in one of 5 standard suffixes (berg, baum, man, stein and witz). (Until I met my Irving Yousha...a Sephardic Jew!) You can look at gefilte fish and not turn green. When your mother smacked you really hard, she continued to make you feel bad for hurting her hand. You can understand Yiddish but you can't speak it. You know how to pronounce numerous Yiddish words and use them correctly in context, yet you don't know exactly what they mean. (Kaynahurra.) You thought speaking loud was normal. You considered your bar or bat mitzvah a"Get out of Hebrew School Free" card. You think eating half ajar of dill pickles is awholesome snack. You're compelled to mention your grandmother's "steel can- nonballs" upon seeing fluffy matzo balls served at restaurants. Your mother or grandmother took personal pride when a Jew was noted for some accomplishment (showbiz, medicine, politics, etc.) and was ashamed and embarrassed when a Jew was accused of a crime as if they were relatives. You thought only non-Jews went to sleep-away colleges. Jews went to city schools.., unless they had scholarships or made an Ivy League school. And finally, you knew that Sunday night and the night after any Jewish holiday was designated for Chinese food. (See? I told you so!) Zei gezunt!! A super talent... This was sent to NANCY LUDIN from SONJA MARCHESANO, vice president of the Orlando Jazz Society, and forwarded on to me to pass along to you: "Put on your dancing shoes or sit back and relax and enjoy the music. The Orlando Jazz Society will be kicking off their 2017-18 season on Sunday, Aug. 27th with a dinner dance at Dubsdread Country Club from 4-7 p.m. The festivities include a buffet supper, a cash bar and prizes galore. The couvert is $45. DAVY JONES on trumpet, and his fabulous band will be- dazzle participants with their wonderful talent and ability to improvise. Proceeds of the event benefit the Central Florida Jazz Society Scholarship Fund." JCC39ers last minute program change... Because of some discrepancy, the program originally planned for the recent JCC 39ers meeting was changed. Instead, SHEL- DON BROOK showed another of his wonderful videos. This one was titled "Broadway Musicals, A Jewish Legacy" and was quite entertaining. (I felt tears form in my eyes when the video covered musical genius, George Gershwin, his super talent and his early death from a brain tumor. Songs of today can't compare!) Wow Wednesdays... On Aug. 23rd, the JCC 39ers will p'esent "Pillars of the Past," an in-depth look at many of our ea'liest leaders from the patriarchs and matriarchs with Rabbi HCHOEL RENNERT. Lunch is included. RSVP to ROBIN MERKEL at registr@orlandojcc.org by the Monday before. Shout out... I've written about her before but, becase she is so proficient and pleasant, she isworthy of many menbns! I'm talking about CHELSEA HOSTETLER, a waitress at tie Perkins Restaurant on University (near Forsythe Road) in WiIer Park. Three cheers for you Chelsea! You are the BESTt! One for the road... Max was talking to Louie. "Did you now that I'm one of 18 children?" Louie said, "No, I didn't. Why do yo think your parents had so many children?" Max replies, "The problem was that ly morn was hard of hearing. When mom and dad went to bed ach night, dad would ask, "Do you want to go to sleep, or whz?" And morn would say, "What?" ,O 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. Apopka Vineland Rd., Orlando • Brown's New York Dell, 156 Lake Ave., Maitland • Most Publix Supermarkets • All Winn Dixie Supermarkets SEMINOLE COUNTY Heritage News, 207 O'Brien Rd., Fern Park • Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 451 E.Altamonte Dr. Suite 2317, Altamonte Springs & 1260 Oviedo Marketplace Blvd., Oviedo • Bagel King, 1472 Semoran Blvd., Casselberry • Kosher Kats, 744 W. 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Bryan St., Kissimmee • Most Publix Supermarkets • Verandah Place Realty, 504 Celebration Ave., Celebration • All Winn Dixie Supermarkets • St. Cloud City Hall, 1300 9th St, St. Cloud • St. Cloud Library, 810 13th St, St. Cloud • Southern Oaks, 3865 Old Canoe Creek Rd, St. Cloud • Plantation Bay, 4641 Old Canoe Creek Rd, St. Cloud • Osceola Chamber of Commerce, 1425 Hwy 192, St. Cloud • Valencia College, 1800 Denn John Ln, Kissimmee • Kissimmee City Hall, 101 Church St, Kissimmee • Kissimmee Library, 211 E. Dakin, Kissimmee • Robinson's Coffee Shop, 114 Broadway, Kissimmee • Osceola County Courthouse, 2 Courthouse Sq, Kissimmee • Barnies, 3236 John Young Pwy, Kissimmee • Reily's Gourmet Coffee, 3831 Vine St, Kissimmee • Shalom Aleichem, 3501 Oak Pointe Bird, Kissimmee • Books-A-Million, 2605 W. Osceola Pwy (522), Kissimmee • Lower East Side Deli, 8548 Palm Parkway, Lake Buena Sudoku (see page 14 for solution) SUDOKU By Eli E. Hertz Jordan's foreign minister blames the "occupation" for the Temple Mount terror, and threatens even more danger- ous crises. As recently as the mid-20th century, when Arabs last controlled parts of Jerusalem, they exhibited no respect for the Holy City. In 1948, when Jordan took control of the eastern part of Jerusalem, including the Old City, it divided the city for the first time in its 3,000-year history. Under the 1949 armi- stice agreement with Israel, Jordan pledged to allow free access to all holy places but failed to honor that commit- ment. From 1948 until the Six-Day War in 1967, the part of Jerusalem controlled by the Jordanians again became an isolated and underdevel- oped provincial town, and its religious sites the target of religious intolerance. The Old City was rendered void of Jews. Jewish sites such as the Mount of Olives were desecrated. Jordan destroyed more than 50 synagogues, and erased evidence of a Jew- ish presence. In addition, all in Israel were denied access througl)ut the Middle East Jews were forced out of the to churches and other reli- where eligious freedom Jewish Quarter of the Old gious sites in the Old City is not bnored. It is worth City adjacent to the Western and nearby Bethlehem, also noting tat after Jordan an- Wall, an areawhere Jews had under Jordanian control, nexed tz West Bank in the lived for generations. 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