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PAGE 6A HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, SEPTEMBER 6, 2013 prior to 7:15 p.m. MORNING AND EVENING MINYANS (Call synagogue to confirm time.) Chabad of South OrlandomMonday 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. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 Second day of Rosh Hashanah SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 Jewish Pavilion--The Jewish Pavilion presents pianist David Witte at Horizon Bay on Boston Avenue, Altamonte Springs, at I p.m. All are welcome. Witte will perform at I p.m. Ice cream sundaes will be served to all. Info: 407-678-9363. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 Israeli Folk Dancing--7-7:30 p.m. beginners, 7:30-8:15 p.m. instruction, 8:15-10 p.m., requests. Cost: Free for JCC members, $5 nonmembers. Info: 407-645-5933. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 Erev Yom Kippur I'k'HOw in the world am I supposed now what's going on?" 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! illlll Illiilllll lllll l I YES! I want to be informed. Start my subscription at once. Please: enter [:21 extend my subscription for: 1 year at $37.95 52 issues ~i 2 years at $69.95 104 issues 1 year out-of-state at $46.95 or 2 years out-of-state at $87.95 MAIL SUBSCRIPTION TO: Nanle Nil I I ! I I I I I I Address I I I I I City/State/Zip Phone # expiration date I Fill out coupon and mail, [ with check or credit card information to: I HERITAGE Florida Jewish News I p.o. Box 300742 [ Fern Park, FL 32730 I (407) 834-8787 ~1 l III l l l l l l l Ill l If different from above, fill in your: Salne Address City/State/Zip Phone mmmmlmmmmmmmm By Ted Roberts Between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur it is said, the Judge of the universe sprinkles the earth with a merciful mist--like the manna He showered on the starving Israelites. It softens the human heart. Prepares it for repentance and forgiveness like spring rain brings summer flowers. Perennially, every Rosh Hashanah since the dawn of creation, Able forgives Cain, Esau forgives Jacob, Rabbi Akiva forgives his Roman torturers. And Herman Stern forgives his wife, Marilyn, al- though their healing process has been going on for a mere four years. The Sterns knew each other well. Three years of marriage opens the stage, as we say. Parts the curtain, illuminates habits and history that even adding 18 months of courtship were dark, shadowy corners of mystery. She knew that his cousin Jack, in Chicago, had twice declared a sham bankruptcy. He knew that Marilyn's sis- ter had charged, with a cheer, over the threshold between romance and promiscuity. As the real estate agents Aharon Greenberg holds his four-day-old daughter and I talks about how blessed he is, ] but he is equally aware that I not everyone is so fortunate. "The system is not designed to I help peopleworktheirway out I of poverty," says Greenberg. I He is one of the founders of Helping Hands Food Ko-op in I Miami Beach, an organization ] that connects familiesinneed I to reduced-costor free kosher I food and to free diapers. This year, Yom Kippur falls+ I at the end of national Diaper | Need Awareness Week (Sept. 8-14). Helping Hands is oneof I nearly 200 diaper banks that [ have opened across the coun- I try in recent years to address what people in the movement + I call "a silent crisis." A recent ! studyinthejournalPediatrics I found that almost 30 percent d of low-income mothers could say, their lives were an open After services, they joined house to each other. Here, the congregation for a break- look around. Yes, the kitchen the-fast.Butclearlysomething floor needs redoing and the oppressive lay on Mrs. Stem's bedroom wallpaper with the spirit. She couldn't wait to get numbered, pink sheep is her husband home to the pri- gauche. The house was whole- vacy of their den. The serpent some except for asingle secret, in the closet was about to meet coiled like a cobra in the closet his maker. (Does it not say in oftheirminds, behindakeyless the Talmud that good and evil doorway up in the attic, where aretwinswiththe same father?) they never went. "In the years before we met," Excuse me, I misstated.They she began, "I made the oldest never climbed the stairs, put mistake a woman can make theireartotheatticdoor, except with a man." She went on to onYomKippur, JudgmentDay. say that she had made this They crept up the attic stairs banal, age-old mistake many and put their ear fiat against times with many men. She was the closet door. Was the snake a firm believer in diversity.And still stirring in there? Maybe theresultofoneofthoseunions he'd starved and a coiled, spiny was a childwhowas adopted by skeleton lay by the closet door. a Jewish couple in Fairlawn, N.J. Never. He sounded bigger than He listened with an expres- ever. Secrets only die with the sionless face to the 30-minute telling. They grow fat and oily narrative punctuated by sobs in the dark. of relief and remorse. So, on the fourth Yom Kip- Shepaused."Iknew,"hesaid. pur of their marriage, with the "Caroline, who was nominally Sonatokan ringing in their an accountant in your office, hearts, theyknewitwastimeto but unofficially a full-time repent.Timetobeseechforgive- Loshen Hora specialist--re- ness for their deception. For as member her? She told me the the Talmud says and our Yom day before our very first date. Kippur prayer servicerepeats, I've been waiting four years "Atonement for transgres- for you to tell me. Forgive me sions between one person and for withholding absolution. It another can be gained.., when wasn't in my heart to forgive the offended person has been until you told me yourself." reconciled ." The snake in the attic? It died. not always afford a sufficient giving out diapers; we're try- supply of diapers to keep their ing to create opportunity for babies clean, dry and healthy, families." Diaper need was associated Goldblum notedthat feder- with symptoms of depression al programs like food stamps and other mental health is- and Women, Infants and sues in mothers,which in turn Children (WIC) do not provide can have devastating effects diapers. Since most child-care on child development, providers require parents to "My parents always taught supply diapers, this can ef- us that being kind to people fectively keep parents out of in need was central to our the workforce. faith," said Joanne Gold- "Everything we believe is blum, founder of the National that God wants us to do good Diaper Bank Network (www. in theworld,"says Greenberg., an There are families who keep organization that helps sup- kosher who would go hun- portdiaperbankslikeHelping gry without the Ko-op, he Hands. "I think our mission says. Others are struggling particularlyfitswithErevYom in low-wage jobs and do not Kippur, where we called on to qualify for public assistance. both perform acts of charity These families are particularly and to ask forgiveness. To challenged."Theyneedjusta me, that combination speaks little bit of a hand to make it of not only kindness--but on their own," he says. "We also of justice. We're not just help them keep their dignity." Across 1. Harvard Law Professor Sunstein 5. Said lashon hara, perhaps 11. Ba'Omer 14. Bar-__ University 15. Mountaineer's tool 16. Al Jolson's real first name 17. Israeli actress and author ("Under the Domim Tree") 19. Baby ferret 20. "It's ! It's..." 21. Barely achieved (with "out") 22. Kind of dishes 23. Newsman Geraldo 25. NFL owner Jeffrey 27. 1929 events in Palestine 32. French philosopher Simone 33. Cleaning staff, sometimes 34. E-J linkup 38. Detect an aroma 41. Infamous Rudolf 42. Challah requirement 44. Baby holder 46. Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv 51. Last parshah in the book of Numbers 52. Store freebie 55. Alternative to Jerem. 57. Like Jonah, perhaps 60. Brouhahas 61. Marxist Zionist Borochov 62. First Jewish U.S. Cabinet Secretary 64. "Achi" (Hebrew slang) 65. Recycles, perhaps 66. End in __ (come out even) 67. Isaac, to Abraham 68. Deadly fly 69. Minus Down 1. Prop for Groucho Marx or George Burns 2. A Dershowitz client will often have one 3. It may be on the tip of your tongue 4. Trapping expert 5. Kosher foodie Marks 6. Zenith 7. Schnoz 8. Lender's products 9. One place to find Moses 10. Article for Einstein 11. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is next to it 12. Southwest__ (Israel's neighborhood) 13. WTO predecessor 18. "Let's call it " ("We're even") 22. Nahum preceder 24. Vigoda and Beame 26. Shofar source 28. "Hamotzi Lechem Ha'aretz" 29. Israeli feminst Shalvi 30. Some Jewish Journal employees (abbr.) 31. Cobra's 'qNatch it!" 34. "No need to respond," in a memo 35. Some TVs 36. Highest peak in Israel proper 3'7. Soviet Jewish writer Babel 39. Erev Shab. 40. Pines 43. Your, to Yves 45. Yiddish for a page of gemara 47. Flat agreements 48. Goof 49. Ethically challenged 50. "Weekend "(Seth Meyers "Saturday Night Live" segment) 53. "Seinfeld" actress Julia -Dreyfus 54. Apostrophe followers, often 55. Slips away 56. Tevye portrayer Mostel 58. Contested part of Jerusalem 59. He means war 62. World __. (organization whose motto is "Educating for Life") 63. Beirut-to-Jerusalem dir. 6 7 8 m ,-n.. m 2t m 25 m 28 29 :-I 39 -- n 44 m m 48 58 59 The Jerusalem Post Crossword Puzzle By David Benkof DavidBenkof@aol.corn See answers in the September 13 issue of the Heritage.