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 By Ian Tasman    Features    July 21, 2017 

Tasman and Halikman prove their skill in water polo

Ian Tasman traveled to Israel with his brother, Ory Tasman, to watch the 20th Maccabiah Games. The following article is exclusive for the Heritage.The Games were over July 18. Ory Tasman played for...

 

Clarification

In the July 14 issue of The Heritage, the article about Sgt. Richard R. Hall, Jr., (Holocaust Center welcomes Tuskegee airman on July 23, page 2A) stated that he received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2007. The medal was awarded to the Tuskegee...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    Features    July 21, 2017 

Alan Gross, after spending 5 years in a Cuban prison, is starting over in Israel

WASHINGTON (JTA)—Alan Gross contacted me a couple of months ago over Facebook Messenger. There was something he thought I should know. I was pleasantly surprised. I’d only exchanged pleasantries with Gross in the several times I’d seen him...

 
 By Gabe Friedman    Features    July 21, 2017 

Chinese-Jewish chef finds inspiration on a North Dakota farm

(JTA)-Not much could have prepared Molly Yeh for moving from New York City to Grand Forks, North Dakota-a city of a little over 50,000 residents near the state's eastern border with Minnesota. At the...

 
 By Gloria Yousha    Features    July 21, 2017 

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"Whoever saves a single life is as if one saves the entire world"... This magnificent saying comes from the Talmud. I received the following from the Southwest Outreach, a newsletter of the Southwest...

 
 By Linda Pressman    Features    July 21, 2017 

Finding my mother alive again by watching her Holocaust tape

(Kveller via JTA)—On June 28, 1998, my mother sat down to be interviewed for the Shoah Foundation. It was her 68th birthday. The interview took two days. She and the interviewer sat comfortably in my mother’s living room, her pride and joy. This...

 

Rescue at Entebbe: An anniversary of freedom

On America's Independence Day, let's not forget another important anniversary-On July 4th, 1976, Operation Entebbe, a hostage-rescue mission, was carried out by commandos of the Israel Defense Forces...

 

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Good for Amazon!... I received this information in the current World Jewish Congress (WJC) digest and pass it along to you: World Jewish Congress CEO ROBERT SINGER thanked Amazon CEO JEFF BEZOS for...

 
 By The Nosher    Features    July 14, 2017

Try this new twist on Tabbouleh

(The Nosher via JTA)-Tabbouleh is a classic Middle Eastern salad made with bulgur, tomatoes and a high ratio of chopped fresh herbs. It's easy to make, fresh, delicious and healthy, making it a...

 

Nine Jewish books to read this summer

(JTA)—Sure, winter might seem like the ideal time of year for curling up with a good book—but summer is when you might actually have time to read. So before these warm months all too swiftly fade to fall, here are some Jewish-themed titles, from...

 

A fundamental core value: Caring for captured and wounded enemy soldiers by the Israeli Defense Forces

One of the greatest challenges of a medical corps team member is to care for captured and wounded enemy soldiers. I served as an army medic during the 1967 Six Day War in the battle over Jerusalem...

 

The 2017 USA Maccabiah water polo team

Here are the members of the USA water polo team who will be competing at the 20th Maccabi Games in Israel this week. The two Orlando players are in the center row: Zev Halikman is in the middle and...

 

All I want is... music, music, music!

Music has become of such vital importance to the senior community. Recent studies have revealed that music has the capacity to alleviate stress, evoke powerful memories, instill a sense of vitality,...

 
 By Gabe Friedman    Features    July 7, 2017

NASCAR's first Israeli driver is an unlikely success story

(JTA)-Israeli race car driver Alon Day's rise to the highest ranks of NASCAR has been an unexpected one for a variety of reasons Here's one of them: The 25-year-old has done the bulk of his training...

 

Good reads A page-turner that book clubs have been waiting for

"David and the Philistine Woman" by Paul Boorstin, published by Top Hat Books Trade.  The clash of David and Goliath may well be the world's ultimate narrative of good triumphing over evil. Thanks...

 
 By Gloria Yousha    Features    July 7, 2017

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Good for you... I'm speaking of a New York City Subway rider, GREGORY LOCKE, who is a hero in my book because he shared his post on Facebook as a lesson for all of us. I read the following in the curr...

 
 By Andrew Tobin    Features    July 7, 2017

The West Bank's world class wines have Israelis toasting the settlements

PSAGOT, West Bank (JTA)-Psagot Winery calls its Sinai wine an "unassuming but distinctive blend" of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. Like all its wines, the bottle is stamped with the image of a coin...

 
 By Gabe Friedman    Features    July 7, 2017

Meet Diego Schwartzman, the best Jewish tennis player on earth

(JTA)-When Wimbledon starts next week, no other Jewish tennis player will be seeded higher than Diego Schwartzman. The scrappy 24-year-old from Argentina, fresh off an impressive five-set duel with...

 
 By Shannon Sarna    Features    July 7, 2017

Keep these 10 pantry staples around for easy any-time dinners

(The Nosher via JTA)—Keeping a stocked pantry is a deep love of mine; it must run in my blood. My mother also was obsessed with having backups of her favorite products in the basement. There were always boxes of pasta, cans of beans, soup and tons...

 

This 400-year-old Jewish library survived Hitler and the Inquisition

AMSTERDAM (JTA)-Livraria Ets Haim is the world's oldest functioning Jewish library. As such, it is no stranger to the prospect of imminent destruction. Founded in 1616 by Jews who fled Catholic...

 
 By Fiona Anavi    Features    June 30, 2017

New and improved Jewish tradition

Let’s redefine Jewish. Let’s make it bigger, broader and more inclusive. That was my biggest takeaway from the annual PJ Library conference in Reisterstown, Md., that I attended in April with Jennifer Cohen, the Jewish Federation of Greater Orla...

 
 By Pamela Ruben    Features    June 30, 2017

Preventing elder financial abuse: Six tips to make seniors a tougher target

"Fraud happens to everyone from youngest to oldest, and to people of all backgrounds. Today we are going to talk about making elders a tougher target... Just like you and I head into work on Monday...

 

A new website aims to bring Jew-ish millennial women together

(JTA)—If you’re a young Jewish woman—or if you just happen to love “Broad City” or wacky recollections of Jewish summer camp—there’s a new website for you. Alma, which was launched Tuesday by 70 Faces Media (JTA’s parent company),...

 

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Neo-Nazi nightmare... I read this recently in the World Jewish Congress digest and pass it along to you. Warning: It is upsetting to read but as Jews, we must keep our eyes wide open: "WJC CEO ROBERT...

 

Crockpot Israeli-style stuffed peppers recipe

(The Nosher via JTA)-Stuffed peppers are a comfort food for both Americans and Israelis. But the two versions vary quite a bit in their spice profiles and methodology. American-style stuffed peppers...

 

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