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October 7. 2008 October 20, 2008

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UF students to get free genetic

screening for common diseases

SHPiEL contributing writer

The University of Miami's Victor
Center for Jewish Genetic Diseases will
provide free screening for the nine most
common genetic diseases prevalent
among students of Ashkenazi, or
European, Jewish descent.
To be eligible for the fair's testing
on Oct. 12 at UF Hillel, students must
have at least one grandparent who is

Ashkenazi. Participants must also be
full-time students between the ages
of 18 and 44. Only 150 slots for free
screening are available.
"I think there is great student interest,
and depending on what the response
is we want to bring it back again with
more slots," said genetic counselor and
UM Victor Program coordinator Debora
Wasserman. Non-students who wish to


Nuts in a nutshell

A brief on Israeli politics

SHPiEL contributing writer

So it goes with those crazy Israeli
On the heels of Prime Minister
Ehud Olmert's resignation last week,
Tzipi Livni, the newly elected leader of
Kadima and main negotiator with the
Palestinian Authority, has been asked to
form a new coalition government.
Because Israel runs on a
parliamentary procedure, its elections

and formation of its government are
based on its legislative body, the
Knesset. If a prime minister resigns, or
a party walks out on the coalition, then
the new leader must form a working
government within a certain period of
This is done by pulling seats together
from the Knesset to form a majority of 61
out of 120. This simple majority results
in the coalition members running


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{Sarah Silverman pitches 'Great Schlep'}
Jewish American comedian Sarah Silverman is launching a campaign
to have young Jews go to Florida on Columbus Day weekend and
convince their grandparents that Barack Obama is not a Muslim and
supports Israel.
In a 4.5-minute video on the campaign's Web site, TheGreatSchlep.
com, the famously irreverent comedian says, "If Barack Obama does
not become the next President, I'm blaming the Jews" Well, not all of
them, just Florida retirees. "Call up your grandparents and tell them
to get the couch ready," Silverman said.

{Livni to Kadima: Get ready for elections)
Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, who won the leadership elec-
tions of the ruling centrist Kadima party, ordered Kadima Director-
General Adi Sternberg to begin preparations for a general election
campaign if efforts to form a new governing coalition fail.
Livni narrowly bested former Israeli general and Kadima minister
Shaul Mofaz in Kadima leadership elections to replace Prime Minister
Ehud Olmert, who is expected to step down after Livni forms a co-
alition or when elections are called. Olmert, who has record-low ap-
proval ratings, had been implicated in corruption scandals.
Livni has slightly less than a month to form a coalition before new
elections are -called. The opposition Likud Party, polling favorably,
has called for new elections. Livni has been in negotiations with the
Labor and Shas parties as well as right-wing parties such as United
Torah Judaism, but no breakthroughs have been reported.

{Olmert: Dangerous 'Jewish underground' on move)
Outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert warned of an ultrana-
tionalist Jewish "underground" in Israel in remarks broadcasted Sept.
In remarks to his cabinet, Olmert referred to a pipe bomb attack
that wounded political science professor Zeev Sternhell of Hebrew
University, who has been an outspoken opponent of Israeli settle-
ments in the West Bank. Posters found in Sternhell's neighborhood
offering 1,000,000 shekels (about $294,000) to anyone who killed a
member of Israel's Peace Now group.
"A bad wind of extremism, hate, evil, violence and contempt for
state authorities is blowing through certain sectors of the Israeli pub-
lic and threatening Israeli democracy," said Olmert, who likened the
attack to the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1995.

Students to live in huts for

fun, fame

SHPiEL contributing writer

This is the true story of multicultural
UF students picked to live in a hut, sleep
together and have their lives determined
by a "Green Party" dance-off to find out
what happens when people stop being
ignorant and start getting Jewish.
Sukkot -- sandwiched between the
High Holidays (Rosh Hashana and
Yom Kippur) and Hanukkah, and thus
often ignored -- will be celebrated at
UF this year with a spirited, three-day
competition inspired by the television
reality series Survivor and The Real
World called Sukkot Survivor.
Sukkot Survivor was brought to UF
in 2000, but the competition fizzled out
after the second annual event in 2001.
UF student Josh Ludin and the Jewish
Student Union are bringing it back for
the first time in eight years.
Jewish and non-Jewish competitors
will live in one of two sukkahs, a sort
of hut that Jews traditionally build and
live in during the holiday.
One sukkah will be constructed on
the Hillel lawn and the other at the Plaza
of Americas.
Students will live for the entire
duration of the competition in these

contraptions, although they will be
allowed to schlep to class.
For those of you used to the
traditional 4-by-4 hut made with wood,
palmfronds and paper-chain decorations
created by Hebrew schoolers at your
hometown synagogue, think again.
Seven architectural students are in
charge of designing and constructing
these sukkahs.
Sukkot Survivor begins Oct. 13 and
ends Oct. 15, concluding with a "Green
Party" at UF Hillel with decorations
made from recycled material.
With the luck of the lulav (a palm frond
that normally accompanies the Hebrew
prayer for a good harvest) on their side,
competitors accumulate points over the
course of the competition.
Organizers hope the event leads to
greater Jewish knowledge in addition to
material prizes.
"Overall, Sukkot Survivor will
allow for a fun and exciting means of
conveying the cultural aspect of Sukkot
to various gateways around campus,"
event director Josh Ludin said.
The competition combines physical
ability with philanthropic fundraising.
A canned food drive will be held, and
food can be dropped off at the Plaza


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new Kadima head must keep coalition from cracking


the executive branch, and
representing the Government. Livni's
task at hand is quite overwhelming.
According to Dr. Ken Wald, University
of Florida political science professor
and an authority on Israeli politics,
Livni is envisioning a breakthrough
with the Palestinian Authority, but to do
this, she will want broad and legitimate
support. This will have to come from a
large coalition government.
This new formation will offer the
world an interesting look at the current
political system in Israel. Here are the
parties represented (or not) in the most
recent coalition:
Kadima the centrist party that is
trying to keep a coalition together. Its
name means "forward," and it was
started in 2005 as Ariel Sharon's pet
Shas An Orthodox-Sephardic party,
very powerful, very determined. It is
constantly trying to incorporate religion
into the public sphere and will demand
more allowances for its constituents in
the religious sector.
Labour a social democratic party,

liberal, a group hell.
bent on giving the
Palestinians a state.
will enjoy a Kacima- .
led government-it
is rumored
they would be
murdered in '
a general
election. '
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party with
political pull.
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about stepping into I
a coalition only if
pensions are doled out
and Holocaust su r% itors
receive their reparations.
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foreign policy hawks. led b%
former Prime Mini.ter Binatmin
Netanyahu; a part\ that seems to

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be gaining power among the Israeli
population, its members refuse to
enter a coalition led by Kadima. This
is a party to watch out for while the
festering wound that is the Gaza Strip
tilts the spectrum toward a stronger
national defense.
Yisrael Beteinu begun as a
Russian immigrant party, takes a hard-
line stance toward the Palestinian
population. This is the toss-up party.
With 11 Knesset seats, the party can
make or break a coalition, but Livni
will have to make some concessions
to form her peace agreement around
"She's a representative of clean
government," Dr. Wald said of Livni.
"What will be interesting is if she can
learn to live with the concessions she
will have to make to form a coalition.
Will she have the guts to play those
political games or will she take it to a
national election?"
Well if this all fails, then we wait
90 days for a new election.

free fair to screen

students for dis-

eases carried by 20

percent of Jews


get tested can do so for S450.
Diseases that will b'e screened
for are Bloom s\ ndrome, Canavan
disease. cv\stic fibrosis, 'familial
dysautononia, fancbri '"afnemia.
Gaucher disease, Mucolipidosis
Type IV. Niemann-Pick'dkfase,.-and
Tay-Sachs disease.
Center founder Lois Victor said
that about 20 percent of Ashkenazi
Jews are carriers of at least one
Jewish genetic disease.
"Most of these diseases are
early fatal and there is no cure for
any of them." Victor-.si.d "But it is
important to be tested garly so you
can take control of your A'Ie."
Carriers may 'be .healthy, but
if the person's partner is also a
carrier. then there is a' 25 percent
chance of having an affected child.
said Shoshana Rosen, an outreach
coordinator at. the Philadelphia
Victor Center. where the program
first started.
All Victor Centeis send their
samples to the Jaobi Medical
Center in the Bronx, New York at
an inexpensive -cost. Rosen said
commercial labs can cost up to a
couple thousand'ddtlars. Although
cystic fibrosis is- not specific to
Ashkenazi Jews, because it is an
easm test, it is'als-.o-'-creened for
when the blood sample is sent to
the lab.
The screenng should spread
new information 'in 'the field of
Jet% ish recessn!e disorders.
Such ethnic-specific disorders
like those' affecting Ashkenazi iews
are thought to have come about
because such lews vere an isolated
populat6,n-in Europe that had little
intermarriage. Genetic mutations
prevalent:in the population carried
from onegeheeration to the next.
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to all your kosher

Sukkot sweets and treats

What are some traditional treats
for the Sukkot holiday?

Sukkot is a festival celebrating the grain
harvest and the beginning of autumn.
Because of this, traditional foods for
Sukkot center on fall's first offerings,
which include vegetables as well as
grains. Stuffed foods are popular,
as they signify the abundance of the
A common dish for many Jews is
kreplach. Similar to dumplings, kreplach
consist of a dough shell wrapped around
a filling of vegetables, meat, or cheese.
Kreplach isn't too difficult to prepare
yourself. With several farmers' markets
in the Gainesville area, consider this
holiday an excellent opportunity to
explore the freshest autumnal produce.

Even though the dough M
"wrappers" consist of
a flour and water base,
consistency is key. Making
them may require more i
work than you're looking to
do; the kreplach recipe at
epicurious.com (reprinted
from Sharon Lebewohl and
Rena Bulkin's Second Avenue Kreplach!
Deli Cookbook) recommends
wonton wrappers from Asian specialty
foods stores as an alternative.
Publix and the farmers' market
Mother Earth carry a kosher tofu-based
brand, Nasoya, which can serve as a
time-saving purchase.
No doubt you've been dipping
apples in honey a lot lately, but in the
spirit of the season, crisp, refreshing

photo by MMChicago

fruit dishes are a sweet end to a holiday
meal and boast simple ingredients.
Not experienced in the kitchen? A
very quick and easy recipe to try is
meringue-covered apples. You may
have everything you already have in
your fridge and cabinet: Granny Smith
apples, sugar, cinnamon, eggs and
meringue. Baked apples topped with

fluffy meringue will be a light
finish after a hearty main course.
See the recipe at kosherfood.
Apple overload from Rosh
Hashana? Try peaches instead.
While an appropriate base for
summertime desserts, this
kosher peach crisp incorporates
a few flavors of fall with oats,
cinnamon and nutmeg. See the
recipe at http://kosherfood.

Editor's note: Esther is not Jewish. In fact,
she confesses she's Catholic. And further,
her name isn't Esther, it's Elaine. All that
aside, culinary abstinence is not foreign
to her, and here at The SHPiEL, we think
of her gentile-ness as an asset. She makes
no assumptions and investigates every
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Not so fast: Introspection through silence

SHPiEL contributing writer

For some people, silence comes
only in sleep. We spend waking hours
exchanging stories, making people
laugh or helping friends through a hard
But, speech sometimes turns
to gossip, miscommunication and
negativity. This hurtful conversation
called "lashon hara," which means
"evil tongue" is prohibited in Jewish
The prescribed fast of Yom Kippur
calls for abstinence from food and
drink, sex, bathing, leather shoes and
applying oils. Some take it further and
refrain from speaking.
Rabbi Lazer Gurkow writes in his







essay "The Sounds of Silence" about the
beauty of the daily hum and noise. He
tells the story of a priest who wore bells
to announce his arrival on all days of
the year-except Yom Kippur. On this
day, he entered the temple in silence.
"This is not the silence of a vacuum
but of utter selflessness. It is the silence
of a surrendering ego and a complete
merging with God," Gurkow writes.
Because fasting is a relative practice,
prone to individual interpretation,
people choose to add and subtract
elements of the practice to fit their own
spiritual life.
Carly Fleisher, 20, "fasted" from
speaking last Yom Kippur. Fleisher
said the experience wasn't dramatic
because her roommate was out of town
and Fleisher was writing a paper for

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much of the day, but the "
self-reflection arrived by
"It was a quick fix to
get deep," Fleisher said.
She recognizes that while
people don't always find
meaning behind the ritual
observances, the benefits
are still apparent.
She said she spent more
time this year preparing
for the High Holidays by
tuning into her thoughts
and recognizing how she
could find more meaning.
"Say you keep Shabbos
seven times," she said,
"one of those times you are going to
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it all worth it."
Since fasting is a core practice in
many religions, the practice of fasting
from speech exists within Islam,
Hinduism and Christianity as well.
Part of the Islamic holy month of
Ramadan is the consciousness of spoken
thoughts. While fasting from food and
water, Muslims also are supposed to
avoid gossip and talking back to fulfill
their purification process.
In the Himalayas of India and Nepal,
yogis observe their tapas (austerities)
by practicing silence and solitude for
years at a time.
During this time of celebration and
reflection, silence can be a direct route
to going within and finding a different
kind of dialogue.
"On Yom Kippur we arrive at the
essence," Lazer Gurkow writes. "There
are no further goals to reach. There is no
need for movement, activity or sound.
There is only silence. The concept of
sound has not been suspended but

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Like Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, but Jewish, and without the toad

SHPiEL staff writer

Near the turn of the 19th century,
Annie Londonderry was famous. World
famous. Articles were written about
her in every town she visited, and her
bicycle journey was discussed from
coast to coast and across continents.
By the turn of the next century,
Londonderry's name and story one
of remarkable gender-bending and
freewheeling adventure had slipped
into utter obscurity.
Peter Zheutlin, a long-lost relative
of the cyclist, unearths her tale in a
book called "Around the World on
Two Wheels: Annie Londonderry's
Extraordinary Ride" and will visit Hillel
at the University of Florida on Oct. 20 to
lead a bike ride and book talk.
The community bike ride, organized
by Hillel and a Florida-based Jewish
cycling group called Oy Velo, will
encourage riding in a legal, organized
and constructive way, according to Joel
Hackman, a member of the University
of Florida's cycling team who is helping
with the event.
Afterward, at Hillel, Zheutlin will
present the story of Annie Kopchovsky
- Londonderry's real name a Jewish
housewife, who, feeling stifled by her
bubble-of-a-world and supposedly
spurred on by a $5,000 wager, left a
devoted husband and three children
behind in Boston to travel the world on
a bicycle.
Zheutlin's interest in the story began
in 1993 when his mother got a letter
from a complete stranger. The letter

described a woman named Anne Cohen
Kopchovsky. The letter's writer said
that Peter's mother was a grand niece of
this Kopchovsky character. He also sent
a few old press clips.
"Being a Jewish mother, she was
naturally suspicious," Zheutlin said.
So they put the letter on the
backburner and virtually forgot about
it, until, in 2003, the man contacted
them again, asking if they had any
more info. Why did no one in Zheutlin's
family know about her?
His interest piqued, Zheutlin called
the state library in Massachusetts,
where her journey had reportedly
started. From that phone call, he found
out his first bit of information: that
Kopchovsky had been in El Paso on the
night of a murder.
This started an obsession for
Zheutlin, who simultaneously hired a
genealogist as he began following her
trail in Texas, he said.
Seven months later, Zheutlin had
found Kopchovsky's only grandchild, a
man who had relics from the elusive trip
and had also become fully engrossed in
his research.
Listening to the author talk about the
subject of his first book he has since
published one more and has finished
writing another is like watching a
series of concise movie reviews flash
across a screen.
Kopchovsky was "Outlandish!";
"Adventurous!"; "Such a flamboyant
character!"; "Charismatic!"; "A lot of
But behind the one-word praises is a
genuine interest in one woman's culture-
defying chutzpah and truth-
be-damned ambition.
While Kopchovsky's
journey synthesized and
typified all the social
currents of the time,
including prominent
women's rights movements
and the peak of the bicycle
craze in the U.S. and Europe,
the story Kopchovsky spun
while on the road shouldn't
be taken too literally,
Zheutlin said.
She was a show woman
and wanted to make herself
famous. So, she did. She
manipulated the media
by staging pictures of the
danger she supposedly
encountered, embellishing
: her adventures in lectures
she gave across the West to
fund her trip and soaking
up the sensationalism of
the time.
Kopchovsky was gone
for 15 months, from June
....-- 27, 1894 to Sept. 24, 1895.

There's no way to
know if she really
rode the whole way
to and from Boston.
Still, the intrepid
traveler claimed she
biked 9,500 miles.
Though the title
of the book sets
up the idea that
Kopchovsky was
the first woman to
travel around the
world on bicycle,
Zheutlin found
through research
that it wasn't a
bike trip. Her story
was inconsistent,
but he said the
wheeling woman
didn't much care
about consistency.
"Her real
he said, "was
from an anonymous
Jewish mother
into the world's
first female sports

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mal portraits taken on the day Annie left Boston in 1894. Photos courtesy
of Peter Zheutlin

Riding from left to right

Trish Cohen
likes cycling and
Jews and cycling
with Jews. And
she wants other
Jews and cyclists
to like those
things, too.
That's why the
competitive racer
and former UF
telecom student
started a Jewish
cycling group
called Oy Velo,
wFounder of Oy Velo, Trish Cohen, wearing the group's jersey.
combination of
the common Yiddish refrain "oy vey" and the French word for bicycle.
The site is for "people who ride from right to left," Cohen said.
It's also, in part, why she's helping to bring Peter Zheutlin, author of a
book about the first woman to ride a bicycle around the world (the woman
was Jewish), to UF to lead a community bike ride and book talk.
"Instead of cycling pride or Jewish pride, it was female pride," Cohen

For all your Jewish cycling needs, and to see examples of the proprietor's
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Clock Hands Strangle make insightful lyrics, not war

SHPiEL contributing writer

With a blast of brass, upbeat chord
progressions and a splash of acoustic
guitar, Clock Hands Strangle is as
surprising and refreshing as a glass of
ice water knocked onto your lap.
The depth of Dylan-inspired verse
can be a challenge for some audiences.
Getting the full benefit of Clock Hands
Strangle requires full attention; a
song takes several listening to really
Since it is difficult to get such
concentration out of like audiences,

the band has strategically chosen to
apply much of their time to recording.
which has paid off in the form of
crisply produced music.
The song "Perspective" off the album
"Red Shift/Blue Shift" characterizes
what makes Clock Hands Strangle
unique: thought-provoking lyrics,
clean vocals and intriguing piano and
horn additions.
"Perspective" also includes limited
but interesting religious commentary.
One song notes that religious arguments
between Muslims, Jews and Christians
are unnecessarily heated since all
that differentiates these religious
groups is their perspective on
P1 >Ii similar historical events and
I Q texts. The band keeps this idea
n light and humorous through
'&M benign situational irony and
double entendre. Take the line
suggesting that while Christians
strhie to love everyone, "some
love leads to heaven and some
to hell."
This sort of commentary is
reflective of one of the chief
tenets of the group: that no

religion really has it right. Clock
Hands Strangle seeks to probe
the human psyche, questioning
cross-cultural answers for the
existential. They see faith as
a human attempt to justify
our presence in the universe,
suggesting that no one really
knows why we're here.
The group artfully avoids
the pitfalls of the average indie
group. Too often, bands become
overly concerned and contrived
with elaborate messages, but Clock
Hands Strangle manages to make their
statement without being preachy or
allowing the lyrics to overshadow
their music. They make music with
attitude, not pretension, and they play
intellectually stimulating and poetic
rock with a purpose.
While still a good song. "Eleg) for
a Star slides dangerously close to an
early Modest Mouse sound. In light of
their large and differing body of work.
Clock Hands also occasionally slips
into a Death Cab for Cutie range, but
this is forgivable.
Even when they do start to sound

photos courtesy of Clock Hands Strangle

similar to other groups, the music is
so enjoyable that the infringement
is inoffensive. The addition of
infrequently used instruments works
to differentiate the band from other
similar-sounding groups.
Clock Hands Strangle is a group
that should be experienced. Their
next show is Oct. 16 at S p.m. at the
Orange & Brew, and admission is
A more advisable approach
would be to pick up a copy of their
next album, "Distaccati," debuting
this winter. Then sit quietly and
appreciate every verse.

Review A call to all faithless: Stop enabling end-of-times idiocy

SHPiEL staff writer

During this holiest of seasons
immediately following the conclusion
of Ramadan and between Rosh Hashana
and Yom Kippur, Bill Maher has released
"Religulous," a hilarious, but one-sided
documentary about the shortcomings
and dangers of modern religion.
Maher, who was born to a Jewish
mother and Catholic father, does not
discriminate when it comes to his
evisceration of the "big important
religions," specifically Christianity,
Judaism and Islam. However, Mormons
and Scientologists need not worry, as
they also receive a fair, albeit brief,
About half of the film is dedicated
to tearing Jesus-lovers a new one,
while the final 45 minutes or so are a
potpourri of prophet bashing: from
Moses to Muhammad, Tom Cruise to
Joseph Smith.
And when I say Jesus-lovers, I don't
mean to be insensitive. Maher travels
the world to track down religious nuts
who are A-OK with being obliterated by
way of nuclear explosion because such
a disaster means they can finally party
with the Holy Trinity through eternity.
In Cincinnati, we get a virtual tour of
the Creation Museum, in which man is
shown to have lived side-by-side with

dinosaurs a few thousand years ago.
The film crew even meets with Jos4
Luis de Jesfis Miranda, a Florida man
who has convinced more than 100,000
people that he is the second coming of
When it comes to Maher's meetings
with Jews, his reviews of the Tribe
don't look much better. The first Yid
Maher speaks to is an Ahmadinejad-
sympathizing, anti-Zionist, Orthodox
rabbi from New York a member of the
controversial Neturei Karta Hassidic
sect that sent a delegation to participate
in a Holocaust-denial conference in Iran
in 2006.
Maher, who clearly abandoned his
religious upbringing long ago, shows
his Jewish roots when he walks out on
the interview after the rabbi displays
his view of the Holocaust-he disagrees
with Maher's statement that the
Holocaust should happen "never again,"
instead saying, "again."
As Maher continues his globetrotting
adventure, we realize that rather than
searching for a reason to have faith,
Maher is seeking out religious idiots
whose opinions are on the far end of
the zealot spectrum. Only "a few times
does he present more reasonably
minded people on camera-a Vatican
astronomer, an elderly Catholic
priest and a couple of ex-Mormons. In
comparison to the others interviewed,

along with countless random
people briefly approached
by Maher, the ranks of
rational representatives pale
in comparison to the hordes
of frightening crazies.
This selective style is
reminiscent of 2006's "Borat,"
in which the protagonist
brings out the worst in
American life. Perhaps it
comes as no surprise that
the two films share the same
director, Larry Charles, of
"Seinfeld" and "Curb Your
Enthusiasm" fame. Maher
and Charles clearly have a
message that they mold their
picture around, and that
message is that religion is
for morons.
But as the film draws to'
a close, the message comes
more into focus. Maher
stands in Megiddo, Israel,
the site where the messiah is
supposed to return and bring
about the end of the world as
we know it. In this final scene, Maher
issues a call for all those who share
his ideas to stand up and speak out.
He warns that religion may well bring
about the end of the Earth, but by way
of war instead of messianic age.
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IWom te d of i? d Memories of Morocco

A few months
ago, a friend of
mine who came
from Morocco to
S pursue his studies
in the U.S. shared
h an interesting
story with me.
He was working
as a delivery boy
Ziad Ghanimi and had an order
from a big bank in
Manhattan. When he arrived to deliver
his pizzas at the reception desk,
he was asked to take the elevator to
the last floor and deliver the pizzas
Exiting the elevator he saw that
some executives, nicely dressed, were
waiting for him in a large conference
room. One of them, apparently their
boss, asked how much the pizza was
and started filling out a check.
While the man was writing his
check, my friend noticed the oddest
thing he could ever imagine: a picture
of King Hassan II hanging on the wall.

After some hesitation, he dared
to ask why. The boss simply said:
"Oh! That's my king," and my friend
replied, "I never thought I would have
anything in common with someone in
Wall Street until today." My friend later
found out that the exec was Jewish.
Besides the biggest tip given to a
delivery boy that I have ever heard,
this gives a perfect example of the
strong ties that Moroccan Jews have
kept with their country of origin.
Some sociologists contend that
very few European Jews have identified
with the culture of the countries where
they lived as much as Moroccan Jews
did with the Moroccan culture.1
Moroccan Judaism has some
characteristics that are not found in
Judaism from other countries. Judaism
was the first monotheistic religion
in Morocco, way before Christianity
was brought by the Romans during
the first century of the Common Era.
Islam showed up during the 680s.
When Jews migrated to Morocco
around the sixth century before the

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Common Era, they joined local
Berber tribes, adopted the Berber
language and even converted some
of their members, creating a distinct
ethnic group.
When Nazis tried to implement
discriminatory measures in
Morocco, King Mohammad V
answered that there were no Jews in
Morocco, only Moroccan citizens. He
then asked the Nazis to send
yellow stars for him and his
family if the decree forcing Jews
to be distinguished was to be
implemented in Morocco.2
This is not to say everything
was perfect for Moroccan Jews. Of
course, sometimes discrimination
happened, and of course tragic
events happened under rulers from
previous dynasties. However, these
were exceptions and not general
practices. Overall, mutual respect
and tolerance have always existed
between Moroccans, Muslims and
For a thousand years in Morocco,
Jews have brought Muslims their
first food for Eid Al-Fitr (the end of
Ramdan), and Muslims brought Jews
bread for the night after the last
day of Pesach.3 Simon Levy, General
Secretary of the Foundation for the
Jewish Moroccan Heritage, says that
even after the Six-Day War between
Israel and Egypt, Syria and Jordan,
while tensions were extremely high
between Arabs and Jews, the Muslim
population was trying to prevent
their fellow Moroccan Jews from
leaving the country.4
Today, close to 5,000 Jews
remain in Morocco from an
estimated population of 300,000 in
1947. They believe Morocco is their
country and do not see any reason
to leave it. All of them have the
same rights as any other Moroccan
citizen. Some served as secretary of
state, city representatives and even
advisor to king.
Butthosewho left did not cut their
ties with Morocco. Some became
ambassadors of the Moroccan

culture like Izza Geninithey, a
movie maker who produced a series
of movies named "Maroc corps et
ame" (Morocco with body and soul).
O r Gad El Maleh, one of the most
talented humorists, in France, who
never misses a chance to say how
proud he is to be Moroccan. 4
Others come every year from
Israel, France, Canada and the U.S.
for the Hilloula season (pilgrimage
to holy sites) and try to reconnect
with family members and friends
for few days before going back to
their new lives.5 For a year, they
will miss Morocco, its food and the
neighborhoods where they grew up.
In secret, many Moroccans will also
miss them and would love for them
to come back to their country.6

1 "Histoire des juifs du Maroc",
Retrieved from http://www.
darna.com/histoire.htm, Last ac-
cessed on October 2, 2008.

2. "Juifs du Maghreb, retour
aux sources ou feu de paille" by
Olivia Cattan, Retrieved from
http://www.tribunejuive.fr, Last
accessed on October 2, 2008.

3. "When Ramadan and Rosha-
shanah meet" by Rabbi Arthur
Waskow, Retrieved from http://
interfaithfamily.com, Last ac-
cessed on October 2, 2008.

4. "Plus que 5000 juifs au Maroc
centre 300,000 en 1948" by
Jaouad Mdidech, Retrieved from
http://www.yabladi.com, Last ac-
cessed on October 2, 2008.

5. "In Morocco, a festival where
tolerance is traditional and Jews
pray together with Muslims",
Associated Press, Retried from
http://www.iht.com, Last ac-
cessed on October 2, 2008.

6. "Etre juif au Maroc
aujourd'hui" by Amale Samie, Re-
trieved from http://www.maroc-
hebdo.press.ma, Last accessed
on October 2, 2008.


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Thinking Outside the Lox: Snoozing our life away


Raise your
hands if you
like the snooze
UF Hillel Rabbi Are you the
kind of person
who when the alarm goes off in the
morning you'll press the snooze
button two, three, five, even 10 times?
That was me in college and really up
until my first year of marriage. Some
days, it would take me a full hour to
finally get out of bed after the first
initial piercing sounds of my alarm
Things have changed for me a bit
though. First, my wife Mandy would
never have stayed with me this long
if I kept up that annoying habit.
Secondly, with two young kids at
home, it's been quite some time since
I've even had to set my alarm clock.
I now have the charming cries

of Shai, who is 12 weeks old, or the
shrill call of "Ima, Ima" ("mommy" in
Hebrew) emanating from my daughter
Zoe's room. It's only the kindness of
my wife Mandy (who usually gets to
them first)

that allows
me to snooze
a bit longer.
There's a
famous story
about a naive
born and
reared in an
obscure rural

reported to the village authorities,
"They have a wonderful system in the
big city. When a fire breaks out, the
people beat their drums and before
long, the fire burns out."

If we think that merely
reflecting and meditating
on the past year will be
sufficient to magically
grant us atonement, we
are only fooling ourselves.

environment, who came to a big city
for the first time and obtained lodging
at an inn. Awakened in the middle
of the night by the loud beating of
drums, he inquired drowsily, "What's
this all about?" Informed that a fire
had broken out and that the drum
beating was the city's fire alarm, he
turned over and went back to sleep.
On his return home, the man

excited, the
ordered a
supply of
drums to be
to the
When a fire

broke out
later, there was a deafening explosion
of drum beating, and while the people
waited expectantly for the flames to
subside, a number of their homes
burned to the ground.
A sophisticated visitor passes
through the village. When told the
reason for the ear-splitting drum
circle, he derided the simplistic

"Idiots! Do you think a fire can be
put out by beating drums? They only
sound an alarm for the people to wake
up and take measures to extinguish
the fire."
The symbols and themes of the
High Holiday season are about a
journey, a journey which requires
actions on our part.
If we think that merely reflecting
and meditating on the past year
will be sufficient to magically grant
us atonement, we are only fooling
Similarly, if we think the piercing
sounds of the shofar blast will
automatically put us on the right
course and extinguish the fires of
our wrongful actions and even our
inactions, then all we're doing is
pushing the snooze button.
My hope and blessing is that
during these Days of Awe, we stop
pushing the snooze button and force
ourselves to get out of bed and look
ourselves in the mirror.




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Hare Hare Sabra, Krishna Krishna Israeli

SHPiEL staff writer

Though many find truth in the
Judeo way, Judaism seems to have a
semi-permeable membrane and many
wasler off. It competes with many other
proselytizing truths, and I guess all we
can say on our own voyages of self-
discovery and experimentation is "Oy."
But one such wanderer is Hanan,
the smiling face who clips your tickets
or takes your donations in the line of
pleasant Hare Krishnas waiting to serve
you daily on the Plaza of the Americas.
Hanan, like many of his fellow Sabras,
or native Israelis, headed east after
finishing his army service in Israel and
meandered through Nepal before making
his way to India. The philosophies he
came across were mind-altering and
belief-altering, and he began the path on
which he now finds himself discovering
Krishna Consciousness.

The Hare Krishna Movement is a Hindu
group that dedicates itself to the eighth
avatar of Lord Vishnu, The Supreme Lord
The movement was founded in New
York City in 1966 by Swami Prabhupada.
Prabhupada was a charismatic leader
who wished to transmit the philosophies
of his guru throughout the world.
The International Society of Krishna
Consciousness (ISKCON) spreads the
practice of bhakti yoga, devotion to
The preaching of Prabhhupadais
philosophies is based on the premise of
providing spiritual knowledge to bring
unity and peace into a world of material
and illusion. Books, periodicals and
pamphlets are distributed, and there is
an official ISKCON magazine, Back to
Godhead, the associate editor of which is
Satyaraja Das, born Steven J. Rosen. The
"berg" or "stein" suffix is an unnecessary

Hare Krishnas are vegetarian and
committed to sobriety. Their practices
involve respect for their livestock from
which they take only milk.
Members live close together
and practice a simple, natural and
spiritually uplifting way of life. The
initiation is intense and requires the
same commitment that conversion to
Judaism includes.
Where Jews have the Shema as their
bumper sticker ISKCON chants the Maha
Mantra, Hare Krishna, from where the
movement gets its nickname.
Devotion involves praying and
prostrating to murtis, images or
idols, of Lord Krishna and of Swami
Prabhupada which is a jump from the
Ineffable, Unutterable Name of the
Jewish Omniscient.
But whatever your creed, your spirit
can easily get lost in the chanting of
Hare Krishna that is said to bring about
a higher state of consciousness.

From Israeli army to Krishna Consciousness:
You can find Hanan, an Israeli who now fol-
lows a different path, feeding fans of Krishna
Lunch in the Plaza of the Americas. Photo by
Stephanie Shacter.

Batman leaves Gotham for the

Middle East to get upgrade

SHPiEL staff writer

Israeli students at the Technion
Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel,
have created a type of "Batman Suit," in
which the wearer of the suit can easily
glide or "fly" out of a plane safely.
According to the. Jerusalem Post, the
students "wanted to prove that such a
suit could be designed, ... [with] better
performance than existing models,"
said Yair Segev, one of the suit's
To fully explain what the students
at the Technion have created, Chris
DiMarco, a University of Florida
mechanical engineering student, broke
it down.
DiMarco explained that "wingsuits,"
the kind of contraption the Israeli
students created is called, are jumpsuits
with fabric panels between the arms
and legs.
Wingsuits use the human body to
create an airfoil that produces lift and
propels the body forward.
"To the best of my knowledge,
wingsuit-only landings are not possible
just yet," DiMarco said. "This is because
the wearer is traveling both vertically
and horizontally, making their velocity
with respect to the ground too fast to
safiy land."
The Israeli students created the suit
by observing friends in good physical
shape at the gym and getting an
informed idea about the kind of weight
each one of them could carry on their
body comfortably.
After some calculations, they built a
"simple aerodynamic model of a human

photo by Alyson Landry

in a light, winged suit," according to the
Jerusalem Post article.
First they tested the model in a
wind tunnel and found that it would
be quite difficult to "fly" due to drag.
They developed their suit further and
tested it in a flight simulator program
in attempts to recreate the experiences
a person might have if wearing the suit
and dropped from a plane.
Only a professional pilot would be
able to use the suit, but it works much
better than any other previous gliding
suit model.
"I have my reserves as to whether
the Batman suit will be capable of safely
landing without the aid of a parachute,"
Chris DiMarco said. "If they can, it will
certainly draw attention."

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Crossword #12

See next issue for solutions to this puzzle

1. Israeli political party
5. Sound of MGM
9. Sinai ship?
14. Bagel feature
15. Nurse
16. Solomon's baby solution
17. Khazars' homeland
18. Purim king
20. Fleishidic
22. Masada marauder
23. Taxmen
24. Equipment for Ben Shahn
26. Gabbai catches
28. Delicate
30. Hatikvah
34. Haifa __
37. Actor Montand
38. Havdalah sweetness
40. Son of Gad
41. Nosh (Eng)
42. Got ya!!
43. Fraternity
44. Knesset activity
46. Twelve wells site
47. Mike Nichols' partner
48. Mt Hermon powder
49. Genesis creation
51. Equipment for Modigliani

54. Elijah disciple
58. Whichever
61. Gaza__
63. Mrs. Rosenberg
64. Concentration camp
67. Plague
68. Lauder
69. Like shiva clothes
70. "Giant", writer
71. Lawyer Louis
72. Starter bet for Greenstein
73. Prophesied

1. Shandeh (Eng)
2. First minor prophet
3. Meir to Myerson
4. Used his tuches
5. Sarnoff org.
6. Paddles
7. Bezalel workers
8. Azoy? (Eng)
9. Costs Bubkes
10. Senatorial Initials
11. 1,061
12. E'er to Bialik
13. Fewer
19. 16
21. Jael to Sisera

25. Shavuot month
27. Her
29. Biblical fishing device
31. Tikkun __
32. Dershowitz bargain?
33. Imitate Caleb
34. Imitates a schnorrer
35. Isak __, Swedish Jew
36. Yiddish Institute
38. Like Chanukah candles
39. Yiddish song
42. __ Carte
45. Gives a Seder shank
46. Science Fiction writer
49. Coin of Israel
50. Gives a tenth
52. Jacob's boy
53. Depot (abbr)
55. Oasis offering
56. "Die Lorelei", poet
57. Satirist Sherman
58. Ender
59. Famous Sephardic family
60. Jerk
62. Saucy
65. Tet (Eng)
66. Be'er Sheva to Jerusalem

Living room and art gallery give birth to bouncing,

controversial atmosphere

SHPiEL contributing writer

If a picture is worth a thousand
words, imagine what Hillel's new art
gallery will stir up for discussion.
Hillel's living room is serving as a
functioning gallery that will change
exhibits about every six weeks, said
Giselle Mazur, the art coordinator for
University of Florida Hillel.
The first and current exhibit, titled
"New Beginnings" by Marilyn Bender
Silverman, opened Sept. 16 and is about
starting fresh, Mazur said. This concept
applies to the new school year and Rosh
Hashana, signifying casting off the
previous year and having a clean start
for the new one
Each exhibit will have its own theme
but will also tie in Jewish concepts, she
In preparation for the election season,
the next exhibit will go up around Nov. 4
and will coincide with an election party
hosted by The SHPiEL. Titled "Choice,
Perspectives and Elections," much of
the art will be photos by students and
UF photojournalism professor John
This theme will highlight the power

of choice and aims to get people thinking
about how they arrive at decisions. Not
only does this apply to people's voting
choice, especially this year when both
Israel and the U.S. are holding elections,
but it also refers to choices people make
in their religion.
"Just because the Torah says you
should keep kosher, you shouldn't
blindly accept that," Mazur explained.
"Find what about that choice, that
decision, it is that you can relate to."
Regarding elections, if a person only
watches FOX or CNN, then they only
base their decision on the perspective
from that one information outlet, she
said. It is best when people are aware
of different points of views so they can
know their options and make informed
Brainstorming for the idea of a
potential gallery at Hillel started in
spring, according to Mazur. Rabbi
Yoni Kaiser-Blueth mentioned that the
NYU Hillel had a student art gallery,
prompting Mazur and him to discuss
what UF Hillel could get out of it. A
few months later, the first exhibit was
The furniture will be removed for a
week and then placed back in so people

can continue to study
and gather. Allowing
the gallery to be a part
of the living room has
a great potential to
start deep discussions,
either about Judaism
or the subject matter
of the exhibit. It will
allow people to have
profound conversation
in the comfort of the
living room, she said.
The overall goal
of the gallery, Mazur
said, is to inspire
conversations. Student
groups and individuals
are encouraged to
submit ideas for
an exhibit theme.
Anyone interested
in submitting
multimedia, art or
theme suggestions
should contact
"We want this to
be an opportunity for
students," she said.



photo courtesy of Emily Hanson


visit the new theshpiel.org

The SHPiEL: Volume 6, Issue 4

2021 NW 5th Ave. (five blocks north of
the stadium)
http:, 'www.JewishGator.com

To attend any event, no membership
is required, but an RSVP is always
appreciated. All services and events are
being held at Lubavitch-Chabad Jewish
Student and Community Center.

Fiev I im Kippur
Wednesday, Oct. 8
6:48 p.m. Candle lighting and fast
7 p.m. Kol Nidrei and evening service

Yom Kippur
Thursday, Oct. 9
10 a.m. Shacharit morning service
12 p.m. 'izkor service followed by
5:30 p.m. Mincha afternoon service
6:30 p.m. Neilah closing service
7:30 p.m. Napoleon's March
7:41 p.m. Break-the-fast

Sukkot grvices

2021 NW 5th Avenue
(five blocks north of the stadium)

To attend any event, no membership
is required, but an RSVP is always
appreciated. The Lubavitch-Chabad
Jewish Student and Community Center
has the largest sukkah in North Central

Erev Sukkot
Monday, October 13
6:43 p.m. Candle lighting
7:30 p.m. Evening service followed by a
holiday dinner in the sukkah under the
stars. If you are interested in attending,
please RSVP.

Tuesday, October 14
10:30 a.m. Morning service followed by
mussaf & kiddush
7:35 p.m. Candle lighting
8:30 p.m. Evening services followed by a
la.iday dinner in the sukkah under the
stars. If you are interested in attending,
please RSVP.

Sukkot 1
Wednesday, October 15
10:30 a.m. Morning service followed by
mussaf & kiddush

3855 N.W. 8th Ave.,
Gainesville, Florida 32605
http:. www.shirshalom.net

Shir Shalom is a Reform S} nagogue.
For more information about an\ of the
services, please contact the temple.

frov Noinm ippur
Wednesday. Oct. 8
8 p.m. sert ice

'I on Kipput
Thursday. Oct. 9
10 a.m. Morning service
1:30 p.m. Family service
3 p.m. Afternoon ser% ice
4:30 p.m. Memorial service
5:30 p.m. Closing service

2020 W University A\e.,
Gainesville, FL 32603
http:/, 'www.ufhillel.org

To attend any of the events please
register by e-mailing Michaele at

Sukkot V
Saturday, October 18 .
9:30-11:30 p.m. Rock and Rib Student
Sukkah Fest which will feature live *
music in the sukkah with ribs, barbecue
and sides. There will be surprise games
along with prizes This event is for
students only and there is a suggested
donation of $5.

Sukkot VI
Sunday, October 19
4:00 p.m. Sukkot Family Celebration
Event will feature an open house/sukkah
with glatt-kosher barbecue dinner,
music. entertainment and a clown. The
event will also have a hands-on animal
show, nosh in the sukkah, a giant slide
and moonwalk and sukkah crafts. The
cost for the event is $8 for adults, $6
for children and $180 for sponsors.

3855 N.W. 8th Ave.,
Gainesville, Florida 32605

Shir Shalom is a Reform synagogue.
For more information about any of the
services, please contact the temple.

Erev Sukkot
Monday, October 13
6:30 p.m. Sukkot celebration with pot
luck dinner

michaele@u fhillel.org. All meals and
services are free with registration.

EIrev Yout Kippur
Wednesday. Oct. 8
5 p.m. Free Dinner
7 p.m. Ser ices:
Traditional Sephardic Services at Hillel
Conservative ser ices in the Grand
Ballroom at the Reitz Union
Reform services in the Rion Ballroom at
the Reitz Union

Yom Kippur <
Thursday, Oct. 9
8:30-9:30 a.m. Sephardic services at
10 a.m. Conser\ati\e services in the
Grand Ballroom at the Reitz Union
Reform serve ices in the Rion Ballroom at
the Reitz Union
2 p.m. Reflective tialk with Rabbi
Danny Young lea\. ing from Hillel
5 p.m. Mincha in the Grand Ballroom at
the Reitz Union
6 p.m. Yikor in the Grand Ballroom at
the Reitz Union
7 p.m. Ne'lelah in the Grand Ballroom at
the Reitz Union
8:15 p.m. Break-the-fast at Hillei

2020 W University Ave,
Gainesville, FL 32603

For information on Sukkot events at
Hillel, please contact Corey Smith,
program director, at corey@ufhillel.org
or.352-372-2900 extension 718.

PO Box 358721, Gainesville, FL 32635

Erev Yom Kippur & Yom Kippur
Oct. 8 Oct. 9
Yom Kippur Retreat at Camp Kulaqua in
High Springs

3230 NW 16'" Blvd., Gaines% ille, FL
http://www.bnaigainesv ille.com/

The B'nai Israel Congregation is a
Conservative synagogue

Yorn Kippur
Thursday, Oct. 9
9 a.m. Yom Kippur morning service
4:15 p.m. Judaism and social justice
5:15 p.m. Minhah
6:30 p.m. Neilah
6:45 p.m. Israeli dancing
8 p.m. Communal break-the-fast

lfoiormtion compiled bvJen Meyerson, SHPiEL
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