Sara Liss

A Florida Psychologist Asks: Kabbalah With Your Sushi?

A new beachfront restaurant in this South Florida city is billing itself as the country’s first kabbalistic restaurant.

Mezuza Comes Between Florida Woman and Her Condo Association

The Florida attorney general is investigating a condo association’s efforts to block one resident from affixing a mezuza to her front doorpost.

Rabbis Facing Off Over Neighborhood Park in Florida

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Conservative and Hasidic rabbis often disagree over religious matters, but in this South Florida town they’re even butting heads over what to name a neighborhood park.At issue is the campaign by some local residents to name the park after city commissioner and former mayor Sal Oliveri, who has played the lead role in attempts

Hurricane Wreaks Havoc Across Florida on Yom Kippur

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — God’s fury bore down on the hurricane coast of South Florida last weekend with uncanny timing. Hurricane Jeanne arrived with its 100-mile-per-hour winds just as Jewish worshippers in the region were reaching the climax of the prayers marking the Day of Judgment, Yom Kippur.For Jewish worshippers, the intersection

Columnist Puts Kosher Cooking on the Front Burner

When Lisa Huriash decided at age 6 that she wanted to become a journalist, she never dreamed that she’d be reporting about cherry kugel.Nonetheless, Huriash’s “Kosher Connection” column, a regular feature in the Food section of South Florida’s Sun-Sentinel, is now a local favorite and is frequently picked up by other newspapers through

Editor Sues Miami Herald for $3 Million

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — The former editor and publisher of Florida’s now-defunct Jewish Star Times is suing Miami Herald Publishing Company for defamation.Dwight Owen Schweitzer filed the $3 million lawsuit in Miami Dade circuit court last week. In a press release, he stated that The Miami Herald — which owned Jewish Star Times — published

Thief Stole More Than Hearts on JDate

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — An Orlando man who used the Jewish Internet dating service JDate to lure women into dating him was arrested in Broward County last week with bail set at $21,000.Police charged Ivan Urquiza, 34, with grand theft, attempting to use another person’s identity without consent, and intimidating or threatening a witness or

Court Throws Out Jews for Jesus Suit In Sunshine State

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — A Florida judge has dismissed a $1 million lawsuit filed by a Jewish woman who claims Jews for Jesus wrongly identified her as a follower.Edith Rapp, a Delray Beach resident, filed the lawsuit against Jews for Jesus at the end of last year. She claimed that at the behest of her stepson, Bruce Rapp, the

Motorcycle Minyan Seeks a Rabbi Who Was Born To Be Wild

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A newly formed minyan in this South Florida community is looking for a rabbi. Applicants must be enthusiastic about working outside a traditional synagogue setting — way outside. On the open road.The King David Bikers, a motorcycle minyan formed just six weeks ago, has already attracted more than a dozen members who

Blind Golf Pro Works Out Kinks on the Links

POMPANO BEACH, FLA.—Last month, Israeli golfer Zohar Sharon practiced hitting on the driving range at the Palm-Aire Country Club, using a club he’s never used before. Both the club’s golf pro and onlookers at the club were impressed by his 250-yard straight shots. Finally, an admiring spectator approached Sharon and asked him for tips on how