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Creating a Strong City after an almost fatal attack

There are times when a very bad situation actually turns out to provide a "golden opportunity" to bring about change. Such is the case with Peter Gold, who started a nonprofit foundation called Strong...

 

When it comes to the Maccabi games, these two are pros

After reading the article about Zev Halikman, the young 22-year-old who made the USA Maccabi water polo team (see the April 7 issue of Heritage), Rochelle Willner of Temple Shalom Aleichem in...

 
 By Curt Schleier    Features    April 21, 2017 

Hank Azaria opens up about speaking Ladino and his latest role

(JTA)-Actor Hank Azaria is known for his portrayal of an array of characters-most notably voicing Moe, Chief Wiggum and Apu on "The Simpsons." While he may be best known for his work on the...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    Features    April 21, 2017 

Krav Maga, an Israeli martial art, is trending in Paris

PARIS (JTA)-In a dark alley in a poor suburb of this city, five men with violence on their minds closed in fast on 17-year-old Netanel Azoulay and his older brother, Yaakov. "Dirty Jews, you're going...

 
 By Gloria Yousha    Features    April 21, 2017 

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A sign of the times we live in... I received the following in a letter from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) written by JONATHAN GREENBLATT, CEO and national director, and I pass it along to you:...

 

Seven new books about the Holocaust you should read

(JTA)—From Anne Frank’s diary to Elie Wiesel’s “Night,” books about the Holocaust remain some of the most powerful and well-known pieces of literature published in the past century. Books have the power to educate about the Shoah’s unimag...

 
 By JTA Staff    Features    April 21, 2017 

Ruderman Family Foundation expands its disability work

(JTA)-Until recently, the Ruderman Family Foundation helped pioneer an issue within the Jewish community-key word "within." While donating locally to Jewish causes from its base in Boston, it also...

 
 By Paul Miller    Features    April 21, 2017 

Is Jewish students' safe space on Israel threatened by a 'pro-Israel' lobby?

For Molly Horwitz, it's not the anti-Semitism itself that stings the most. The feeling that some Stanford University Jewish leaders abandoned her in her fight against discrimination is what still...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    Features    April 21, 2017 

Anne Frank's final days, as told by her former classmate

(JTA)—Looking through the barbed wire of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, 14-year-old Nanette Konig could barely recognize her friend and classmate from Amsterdam, Anne Frank. Both girls had been caught by the Nazis in the Dutch capital and w...

 

The Jewish story behind this sexy pot product

By Rebecca Spence LOS ANGELES (JTA)-"We're triggering the next sexual revolution," said Mathew Gerson, seated comfortably on the floor of his adobe-style home in Southern California. Gerson, 42, is...

 

What is happening on college campuses?

There's a war going on in the United States. It isn't a battle with weapons that harm the physical body. It's a war of ideology versus truth and logic. And the battlefields are on college campuses....

 

Genealogy success story: The mystery of my great-aunt Helen

Helen Benton was the younger sister of my maternal grandmother, Rose Rothenberg. My great-aunt Helen was an outgoing person in a family of reserved people. She was always very kind to my family and...

 

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Not a kiddie movie... I'm referring to "The Zookeeper's Wife." No, it is definitely not a film comedy for children as it may sound. Rather it is the true story of a person who helped Jews escape from...

 

Quiche with veggie crust recipe for Passover

(The Nosher via JTA)-Breakfast can be hard during Passover-no oatmeal, no toast and certainly no pancakes. (No, the boxed kind do not count.) I like making eggs or matzah brei or even shakshuka. But...

 

A celebrity photographer trains his lens on Holocaust survivors

By Curt Schleier (JTA)-Harry Borden is Britain's Annie Leibovitz. Sort of. The American-born, UK.-raised portrait photographer, 52, admits there "are some parallels" in their careers, though...

 

Jamie Geller whips up kosher for Passover Beet Salad

Beets are a hot food trend, and many experts are singing their praises. This nutritional powerhouse is now available from Gefen, pre-peeled, vacuum-packed and ready to sweeten your Passover table or any occasion. Gefen beets have no preservatives,...

 

Remembering that carp in my grandparents' bathtub

(Kveller via JTA)-My grandmother was a super shopper even before the advent of supermarkets and coupons. In those days, each food group had its own store, so that every neighborhood had a butcher shop...

 
 By Megan Wolf    Features    April 14, 2017

Passover recipes: Lighten up with fish and veggies

(JTA)-I love serving light foods that are naturally kosher for Passover. With so much matzah, vegetable and fish dishes are often a welcome addition in my home. In this holiday menu, my Coconut...

 

Gluten-free matzah: Here's what you should know

NEW YORK (JTA)—Gluten-free matzah might sound like a bad joke—after all, regular unleavened bread tastes pretty cardboard-like already. But for Jews with celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that can damage one’s intestinal lining, or gluten...

 

Local water polo player going to Maccabi Games

Maitland residents King William and Pearl Halikman are beaming with joy. Their grandson, Zev Halikman, made the USA Maccabi Water Polo Team and will compete in the 20th World Maccabi Games in Israel t...

 

Godd reads from local authors

So much matzah! What to do with it all? Myrna Ossin has answers to your every need to have the perfect Passover in her newly released book, "What to Do with Your Leftover Matzah, The Fifth Question."...

 

Little known interesting facts about Passover

The following list was presented by Marilyn Schwartz at an Orlando Chapter of Hadassah meeting last year. The information so delighted and fascinated the members that passing it along to all became a priority. 1. Coca-Cola makes a special batch of...

 

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More about BDS... I read this in a current issue of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) digest and wanted to share it with you: "The World Jewish Congress criticized a recent decision by the city council...

 

The Cat in the Hat came to the Katz Hillel Day School

Through the Boca Raton Library system's community outreach programs, Sheri Siegel, a teacher at the Katz Hillel Day School in Boca Raton, invited children's librarian Karyn Dombrosky to come and give...

 

Passover Salmon Cakes

By Myrna Ossin Every Passover I found myself trying to persuade my family to eat the traditional gefilte fish appetizer before the meal. I decided that I would try a refreshing change and make...

 

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