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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, OCTOBER 5, 2018 PAGE 15A From page 1A child, there was this red coat she wanted, but her family couldn't afford it. When she finally could afford that red coat, she never could have enough of them. Lake's earliest piece is an original suit--navy and red plaid jacket and plain skirt--bought when she got out of the Marines for $25--an astronomical price at the time. Lake was involved in the whole creative process from start to almost finish. With her guidance and approval, Tollef- son started on the journey of creating this 550-page book that displays more than 200 outfits--a mere five percent of the entire collection. "She couldn't see the book because her vision was not good, so I read the book to her," Tollefson said. "She ap- proved of everything." Tollefson desperately hoped to release the book before Lake passed away. Ironically, Lake died the day Tollefson sent the manuscript to the publisher. Co-writer Ozimek, who lives in Michigan, met Tollef- son while studying at Purdue University. The two women worked in tandem long dis- tance to write the story line. Local photographer Tony Firriolo choreographed and shot all the pictures of Lake's favorite ensembles. Shelley Lake photographed the well- known cover shot of Lake in white fur and the large George Burns-styled glasses. "The first chapter explains why we wrote this book," said Tollefson. "The second chap- ter is Harriett's biography and sets up the structure of the book." The remaining chapters are stories from Lake's life centering on each outfit. Wonderful quotes from Lake spice the pages. "I'm trying to keep a low profile and yet my clothes don't allow that, I guess," she quipped on one page splashed with bright orange and striking yellow ensembles. "Harriett's clothing is not just a possession. It is an extension of her vibrant and benevolent personality, and her love and devotion to her clothing is contagious," wro.te Tollefson and Ozimek in the opening pages. "Too Much is Not Enough: The History in Harriett's Closet" is available on ama- zon.corn for $95. Proceeds from the sale of the book will go to the Orlando Museum of Art and the Orange County Regional History Center if purchased at these locations. From page IA make a suicide plan. Research- ers also believe even these statistics underrepresent the issue. Barriers to effective pre- vention and treatment include lack of campus resources, stigma and fear--causing many young adults to suffer in isolation. HillelWell will address the mental health and wellness crisis on campus in tangible ways, including: The launch of a HillelWell lab with five to seven campus participants that will each pilot an innovative, scalable wellness initiative. Providing in person and online training for at least 400 Hillel professionals during the 2018-2019 school year. Collaboration with Hillel International's student cabi- net to ensure HilleIWell is inte- grated into all programming and addressing the needs of students. Development of resource guides for campus profes- sionals to create their own wellness strategies, includ- ing through deep campus partnerships that support the whole student. "I am honored to support Hillel International as it seeks to address mental health and wellness for a generation that is more in need than ever of this type of support," said Stephen J. Cloobeck, founder of Diamond Resorts Inter- national, Inc. "Through my own struggles with dyslexia, I know firsthand how isolat- ing and difficult it can be as a young person dealing with something others might not understand. I know that Hil- leiWell will make an incredible difference to the students and the wider Jewish community." HilleiWell will incorpo- rate longstanding practices including "unplugging" for Shabbat, the intentionality of Jewish tradition, mindfulness of prayer and meditation, all while providing highly rel- evant and modern training for professionals and equipping the next generation of Jewish leaders with the resources they need to live in a compli- cated and demanding world. "Students have told us what they need from Hillel and we are listening," said Rabbi Hirsch. "With the support of Stephen J. Cloobeck, Hillel- Well will allow us to respond to the changing needs of our students and professionals and promote proactive steps toward wellness on campus." From page 4A Yet the case languished at OCR for seven years until Kenneth Marcus assumed the helm at OCR. Marcus reopened the case with a commitment to assess the evidence by using an ap- propriate and widely used definition of anti-Semitism. The definition has been adopted by 31 countries around the world. The State Department is currently using it to assess how an- ti-Semitism is expressed globally. Even before the current definition, the State Department used largely the same one for many years, understanding that Israel- bashing and anti-Zionism can sometimes be a mask for anti-Semitism. It makes sense for OCR to use the definition, too. It will provide critical guidance that the agency has lacked to this point, regarding how anti-Semitism is expressed today, including on our col- lege campuses. Critics claim that using this definition will stifle free speech and make criti- cism of Israel illegal. Non- sense. OCR will and must continue to enforce Title VI consistent with the First Amendment. Also, the legal standards that OCR applies in deciding Title VI cases will not change. Hate groups like Students for Justice in Palestine will still be free to criticize Israel. Critics also minimize the problem of campus anti-Sem- itism. But numerous studies document how prevalent the problem is, including a 2015 study by Brandeis University. In a 2016 follow-up report, Brandeis identified sev- eral "hot spots"--campuses where anti-Semitism and anti-Israel sentiment are par- ticularly acute. Rutgers and many University of California campuses were among them. OCR's decision in the ZOA's case against Rutgers is thus an important and prom- ising development. With an accurate and widely used definition of anti-Semitism as a helpful guide, OCR should finally live up to its mandate to protect Jewish students from harassment and discrimination. Univer- sities will get the message that they can no longer tolerate and must respond to anti-Semitism with the vigorousness they show when other groups are tar- geted. And Jewish students should finally be afforded the learning environment they are legally entitled to and that every student deserves. Susan B. Tuchman is the director of the Zionist Organization of America's Center for Law and Justice. Morton Klein is the national president of the Zionist Or- ganization of America. From page 5A thefull extentofthe law. There is no statute of limitations. On July 15, 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice filed criminal charges against Tamimi in the District of Columbia for conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction against U.S. na- tionals, outside the United States, resulting in death. Tamimi is the first Palestin- ian terrorist to face criminal prosecution in the United States. A great deal of this is due to the Herculean efforts of Malki's parents, who have been met with enormous obstacles of bureaucratic red tape, unfortunately, on both sides of the Atlantic. On March 14, 2017, an American official from the FBI met with Arnold and Frimet Roth to let them know that the criminal complaint has been unsealed. I received a beautiful email that evening from Arnold Roth saying that "for the first time, I am proud that Malki was an American." Unfortunately, Jordan has refused U.S. extradition re- quests, claiming that they do not have an extradition treaty with the United States. However,4n 1995, the Jor- danian authorities did honor an extradition treaty with the United States by extraditing Eyad Ismoil, who was guilty of the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993. Ismoil has been sentenced to 240 years in prison, and is currently in a maximum security prison in Colorado. I pray that a similar fate awaits Ahlam Tamimi. This is a simple matter of American justice. Not to demand the extradition of Tamimi telegraphs a tepid, flaccid message to would- be terrorists around the globe regarding our national resolve, and smacks of a pernicious double standard when it comes to the blood of American Jews. For the sake ofAri Fuld and Malki Roth and countlessoth- ers, this must be done. Sarah N. Stern is founder and president of EMET, the Endowment for Middle East Truth, an unabashedly pro- Israel and pro-American think tank andpolicy institute in Washington, D.C. From page 5A issue. We're operating in a universe of questions inwhich the answers are attempts to quickly remedy decades of in- difference and guilty absence. However, we want to say that the decision of the new U.N. human-rights chief, Mi- chelle Bachelet, is essentially silly--quite evidently a politi- cal response to the character of the Italian government that is by now seen as related to the great changes that affect the whole of Europe. This is not the way to discuss it. It is not the United Nations that can judge. Not that same United Nations that during the Dur- ban "anti-racism" conference in 2001 kicked off a wave of anti-Semitism that had since been shamefully directed towards the State of Israel and the collective Jew, while clinging to the Palestinians and Islamic violent strategy. The United Nations pro- motes polarization, endorses simplification and magnifies backwardness. Italy should now respond with a smile of pity, but it should also be ready to engage in a large discussion in which it advances itself with complexity of thought, sincer- ity and broadmindedness. Just like Nikki Haley. Journalist Fiamma Niren- stein was a member of the Italian Parliament (2008- 13), where she served as vice president of the Committee on Foreign Affairs in the Cham- ber of Deputies, served in the Council of Europe in Stras- bourg, and established and chaired the Committee for the Inquiry Into Anti-Semitism. A founding member of the international Friends of Israel Initiative, she has written 13 books, including "Israel ls Us" (2009). Currently, she is a fel- low at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. Translation by Amy Rosen- thal. From page 12A well as being connected to the Red Sea and points east through its southern city of Eilat, Israel sits in a geostrate- gic location for this initiative and can benefit from big in- frastructure projects financed by China. Gour-Lavie, who once head- ed the Naval Operations and Doctrines Division and served as the former Commander of the Israeli Submarine Flotilla, added, "Obviously, we see that in this case, the process was not done in a professional way. The government process has to be improved, and the National Security Council [NSC, a central body operating under the Prime Minister's Office to coordinate security policy] has to be stronger in these processes." Israel, he argued, had to take great care not to jeopar- dize relations with its biggest and most important ally, the United States, "even when the economic logic" in awarding contracts to Chinese compa- nies "is strong." Gour-Lavie stated that "in the long run, we know that the U.S. connection is based on mutual values that are deeper and stronger than mutual interests ]Israel has with China]. The Chinese connection is at best based on mutual interests, but even that is vague." While mutual interests can last in the short term, their long-term future is uncertain in light of factors such as China's way of gov- ernance and political logic, he added. Regarding what he de- scribed as "the specific threat assessment from having a Chi- nese company build and run the Haifa base, Gour-Lavie stated that "there can also be ways to reduce and mitigate those possible threats or worries." Ultimately, he added, Israel "should have very good rela- tions with China." China's market size, fi- nancial reserves, funding capabilities and political connections, he affirmed, can all reduce any threat to Israel "by having China better understand Israeli needs and perspective on major issues." 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