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Editorials ............................. 4A Op-Ed ..................................... 5A Calendar ................................. 6A Synagogue Directory ............... 7A B'nai Mitzvah .......................... 8A Scene Around ......................... 9A Classified ................................ 2B '0 ,0 Vernon Doucette Max WaUaek with Wendy Qiu, who heads the Laboratory of Molecular Psychiatry in Aging at Boston University's Alzheimer's Disease Center. Brown's New York Kosher Deli and Restaurant sits on the corner of 19/92 and Lake Avenue. By Chris DeSouza terrazzo tile floor and square tables not professional Jews to come to Florida, they Assistant Editor too close together, give customers the would ask 'What's it like to be Jewish in feeling of walking into 2nd Avenue Deli, Orlando?' And, for a two or three year It'sbeenalongtimecoming.Eversince (oncerankedasthebestintheLowerEast period, to have to tell somebody that Amira's Kosher Deli & Restaurant closed Side) or Katz's on Houston Street (the there is no restaurant they can go to that several years ago, there has been a void legendary deli where Meg Ryan did that is kosher, that's when they take the job in the Central FloridaJewishcommunity orgasmic performance in When Harry in Baltimore. when itcomestokosherrestaurants. But Met Sally). But the brightness from the "Having no kosher restaurant (here) that void has been filled with the grand many windows reminds guests that, yes, is a disadvantage to bringing Jewish opening--complete with red-ribbon this is Central Florida! professionals to Central Florida. I felt a cutting and Maitland city council rep- Lauren Brown, owner and founder of personal need that there should be one resentation--of Brown's New York Deli, Brown's Deli, saw the need for a kosher and Maitland was the right place for it," in the Village Plaza Shopping Center, on restaurant in the area several years ago. she said. the corner of SR17/92 and Lake Avenue. As a past president of Temple Israel and So, two-and-a-half-years ago, Brown A tin-etched ceiling and round, hang- serving on recruiting committees, she said "I'm gonna do it!," and committed ing deco lights with the NewYork skyline said, "For all my synagogue work and etched into the shiny lamp shades, a committee involvement, when recruiting Kosher on page 19A By Suzanne Kurtz Sloan they would do a puzzle, they were happy," he said. (JTA)--Max Wallack was In 2007, Wallack began 6 years old when his beloved researching the role these great-grandmother Gertrude puzzles had in assisting those came to live with him and his with Alzheimer's disease. He family in Natick, Mass. discovered that not only did For four years he helped the puzzles help boost the- his parents take care of her patient's self-esteem, but they and saw firsthand the effects also helped slow the progres- of Alzheimer's disease on sion of the disease. Wallack her. But Wallack also noticed started collecting puzzles that when she and other AI- and eventually struck up a zheimer's patients would do collaboration withSpringbok simple jigsaw puzzles, their Puzzles to design a line of mood would lighten, puzzles specifically for those The observation would with Alzheimer's. change him forever. His bar mitzvah project "Patients were so often de- pressedandagitated, butafter Wallack on page 19A By Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON (JTA)--In increasingly strident tones, Israeli Prime Minister Ben- jamin Netanyahu has been telling his American friends that the purported modera- tion of Iran's new president is a ploy aimed at relieving international pressure and buying the Islamic Republic more time to cross the nuclear threshold. But in ways both subtle and direct, some of those friends--among them some of Israel's closest allies in Washington--are saying that maybe Hassan Rohani is worth hearing out. That was the message delivered last week by Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), the second-ranking Democrat in the U.S. House of Represen- tatives, while leading a tour of Israel for 36 fellow House Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Reps. Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer, seen in a January 2011 photo, are among top-ranking House Democrats inclined By Sean Savage Additionally, if the Israeli government does release any terrorists, Salmon strongly Last Monday, Israel named urges the DOJ to prosecute thefirst26ofthe104Palestin- them under the Anti-Ter- ian terrorist prisoners that it rorism Act of 1990--which agreedtoreleaseasagoodwill stipulates that whenever an gesture for the restarting of American is killed anywhere Israeli-Palestinian conflict aroundtheworld, theU.S.has negotiations. But while the a right to bring the terrorist Palestinian terrorists will to the U.S. to stand justice. initially earn their freedom Enforcement is through the in this deal, efforts are under DOJ's Office of Justice for way in the U.S. to bring about Victims of Overseas Terrorism the further prosecution of (OJVOT), which was created thoseterroristswhoseattacks in 2005 to "ensure that the harmed American citizens in investigation and prosecution Israel. of terrorist attacks against With the support of the American citizens overseas Endowment for Middle East remain a high priority," ac- Truth (EMET), a pro-Israel cordingtotheOJVOTwebsite. think tank and policy center Salmon also draws on inWashington, D.C.,U.S.Rep. precedent in his letter. He Matt Salmon (R-AZ) is urging notes that in the Gilad Shalit the Department of Justice prisoner swap deal in 2011, (DO J) towork closelywith the which released 1,027 Palestin- Israeli government to ensure ian prisoners in exchange for Democrats. to engage Iran's new president in talks on his country's that no terrorists who have Shalit's freedom after more "We have a new [Iranian] nuclear program, killed or harmed Americans than five years in Hamas president," Hoyer told JTA be included in the prisoner captivity, "approximately 20 from Israel, where the stalwart have done, toward a nuclear "I know that some place release deal. of those released had been supporter of the Jewish state capability." their hopes on Iran's new In an advance copy of ainvolved in terrorist acts was on his13th tour as a con- The divergence represents president," Netanyahu told letterbeingcirculatedinCon- where an American citizen gressman."Itmakessensefor a rare public gap on a crucial a delegation led by Rep. Jim gressthatwasprovidedtoJNS, was killed." the [Obama] administration security issue between pro- Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.). "He org, Salmon calls on the DOJ to test the sincerity, willing- Israel lawmakers and Netan- knows how to exploit this, to "immediately intercede Terrorists on page 18A hess and ability of the new yahu, who in a succession of and yesterday he called for in this most recent prisoner president to accomplish the meetings this month with more talks, release proposal and contact objectiveofassuringtheWest congressional delegations "Of course he wants more the government of Israel and and Israel and the U.N. what to Israel has lobbied hard to talks.Hewantstotalkandtalk request that they not release theIraniansarenotdoing, and persuade American leaders any terrorist who have killed will reverse what they already to ignore Rohani's overtures. Dem on page 17A or harmed Americans."