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 News    April 20, 2018 

Happy anniversary, Israel! 70 years of Israeli achievement

(ISRAEL21c)-Take a journey through the last 70 years to discover how Israel has become one of the most creative and innovative countries in the world. Israel was founded on May 14, 1948. In the...

 
 News    April 20, 2018 

Congratulations to the Yom HaShoah Creative Arts Contest winners

Each year the Holocaust Center sponsors a student creative arts contest that's open to all students (public, private, and home schools) in Central Florida. All students who enter the contest receive...

 
 News    April 20, 2018 

S.C. 1st to define anti-Semitism laws

(JNS)—South Carolina became the first state to pass legislation to protect students from anti-Semitic acts. The State Senate overwhelmingly approved the legislation, H3643, in a 37-4 vote on Thursday as part of a larger spending package. The bill...

 
 News    April 20, 2018 

Heritage Human Service Award

It is that time of year once again when Heritage Florida Jewish News is putting out feelers for one outstanding person in the Jewish community who has given his or her time or talent or monetary gifts to better the Orlando Jewish community....

 
 News    April 20, 2018 

MAGAL students celebrate Mitzvah Day and support community

Kindergarten through second-grade students in the Meitin Alliance for Growth and Learning (MAGAL), Temple Israel and Temple Shir Shalom's collaborative religious school, participated in their first...

 
 By Marilyn Shapiro    News    April 20, 2018 

Rep. Soto-a modern-day Mordechai for Florida and Israel

In early winter 2017, Sheri Morton, a thirty-year resident of Osceola County and a political activist, was very concerned about the upswing in anti-Semitic incidents that were occurring throughout...

 

Why did the Jewish people rejected the Christian Messiah?

There's the old joke about the Jewish atheist who refused to send his son to a Jewish school but wanting a private school education for his child, he sent him to Trinity School, despite its...

 
 By Yaakov Lappin    News    April 20, 2018 

Analysis: Latest Israeli airstrike in Syria likely stopped new Iranian threat

(JNS)-The recent missile strike on a military airbase deep in the central Syrian desert looks like the latest installment in a long-standing Israeli campaign to police its red lines against highly dan...

 
 News    April 20, 2018 

Chemical attack shows world cannot stop another Holocaust

JERUSALEM (JTA)—The latest alleged chemical attack on a town in Syria by government forces shows that the international organizations established after the Holocaust to prevent genocides have failed, a Yad Vashem official said. Avner Shalev,...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    April 20, 2018 

Israel/Russia no longer cozy

(JTA)-Israel attacked Syria, just like it (reportedly) has countless times before. The difference now is that Russia is angry about the strike-and showing it. Russia has called out Israel publicly,...

 
 News    April 20, 2018 

Urgent action needed to help remaining Holocaust survivors

NEW YORK—The Blue Card, the only organization in the United States with the sole mission of providing ongoing support for medical care, rent subsidies, food and other basic needs to indigent Holocaust survivors, is urging that at the same time we...

 
 By Jeff Rum    News    April 20, 2018 

Houston, we've got your back!

(JNS)-As a child, I remember hearing the story of Noah in Hebrew school. In a class of 5-year-olds, we drew pictures of animals walking into the ark two-by-two in an orderly fashion. And I remember a...

 
 News    April 20, 2018 

ZOA/Mort Klein convinced Qatar to cancel anti-Semitic Al Jazeera 'Jewish Lobby' series

The Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, came to America last week to meet with President Trump, Secretary of Defense Mattis, Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, and other top U.S....

 
 News    April 20, 2018 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Madoff victims to receive $500 million more in relief (JTA)—The Madoff Victim Fund began distributing $504 million in funds to victims of Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme. The funds, whose distribution began on Thursday, will be sent to over 21,000...

 
 By Deborah Fineblum    News    April 20, 2018 

Seventy years of sacrifice: A global salute to Israel's fallen soldiers

(JNS)-If you've ever been in Israel for Yom Hazikaron-the Memorial Day for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the Jewish homeland-chances are you will never forget it. Even if you somehow miss...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    April 13, 2018

Iceland welcomes its first rabbi while considering a ban on circumcision

REYKJAVIK, Iceland  (JTA)-At a windswept harbor of this Nordic capital, a bearded man wearing a black hat dips eating utensils into the icy water while hissing from pain induced by the bitter cold. P...

 

A new face in JCRC leadership

Dori Gerber will join Michelle Zaltsberg as co-chair of the Jewish Community Relations Council, the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando has announced. The JCRC, a funded committee of the Federation,...

 

Holocaust heroes in unexpected places

Many in the American Jewish community are aware of two outstanding examples of individual courage, daring and initiative demonstrated by gentiles in the Holocaust. They are the German industrialist...

 

Help a Senior by hitting the greens on May 6

Tee it up for a good cause at the 6th annual Pavilion Golf Society golf tournament taking place Sunday, May 6, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Golf Club. Hosted by The Jewish Pavilion and benefiting the...

 

Mahjong time at COS

The Congregation Ohev Shalom Sisterhood is presenting Mahjong Tournament 2018 on Sunday, April 29, from 11 a.m.—3:15 p.m. It will be held at the synagogue, located at 613 Concourse Parkway, South, Maitland. The cost is $36 and includes snacks and...

 

Looking for a specific book

Does anyone have a copy of the book “The Migden Families from Tarnopol and Allied Families” by Carl Richard Migden? Heritage received a phone call from Steven Migden who lives in New York and he is trying to find a copy of the book. It is not...

 

Kinneret residents enjoyed their Passover seder

The Kinneret Council on Aging provided a Passover seder for the residents of Kinneret Apartments that was shared with family, friends and area youth. The seder was celebrated on the second night of...

 
 By Israel Kasnett    News    April 13, 2018

What Israel's gun policies can teach Americans

(JNS)—As American society has become more polarized in recent years, the debate over gun control has reflected this reality, with leaders and lawmakers on both sides firmly entrenched in their positions. Yet the recent school shooting at Marjory St...

 

Calls on Supreme Court to uphold Trump travel ban

NEW YORK (JTA)—The Zionist Organization of America has filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in support of President Donald Trump’s most recent ban on travel from a number of predominately Muslim countries. The group, which has been an...

 

Former Qatar PM says Israelis have right to live in their land

In a Twitter post on Wednesday, former Qatari Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani stated that Israelis have a right to live in their own land, The Jerusalem Post reported. “...Israelis have a right to live in their land in peace...

 

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