Amid Hezbollah counter-tunnel operations, IDF must be 'ready for deterioration'

(JNS)-As the Israel Defense Forces ploughs ahead with an operation to expose and destroy a network of Hezbollah tunnels snaking their way into northern Israel from Lebanon, the military must also be...

Heather Nauert next Nikki?

(JNS)-U.S. President Donald Trump nominated State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert on Friday as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, replacing Nikki Haley, who is stepping down at the end of...

Chanukah events all around town with Chabad

Chabad of South Orlando held their Grand Community Festival on the first night of Chanukah, Dec. 2. The event featured kids Chanukah crafts and activities, a bevy of traditional Chanukah food,...

President of Chad meets with Netanyahu, 'wants to renew ties'

(JNS)—Donna Shalala, 77, is no stranger to politics or the relationship between the United States and Israel. She served as Secretary of Health and Human Services under President Bill Clinton, where she traveled to Israel and helped researchers...

Jewish Academy launches Transitional Kindergarten

Jewish Academy of Orlando has launched a new academic program to serve the community. The school welcomes students to its new Transitional Kindergarten launching at the beginning of the 2019-2020...

'Washington Post' finally covers Palestinian human-rights abuses

(CAMERA via JNS)—The Washington Post is finally covering the systematic violations of human rights by the Palestinian Authority and Hamas. In an Oct. 23 dispatch, Post reporters Ruth Eglash and Sufian Taha noted “the extreme lengths to which...

The not-so-sweet taste of hypocrisy about anti-Semitism

(JNS)—Mixing food, especially ice-cream, with politics can be problematic. But Ben & Jerry’s—the iconic Vermont creamery founded by two Jewish guys from Long Island, N.Y.—became a huge success doing just that by convincing customers that...

Heritage stands corrected! Florida has had a Jewish governor

Dear Editor: I continue to look forward to reading the Heritage to keep up with both the local happenings and global Jewish news. In the Nov. 30 issue, you ran a story titled, “Meet Carlos Lopez-Cantera: Florida’s first Jewish governor (for...

Heritage presents both sides of major issues

Dear Editor: I appreciate the pain that Deborah Meitin experienced when she read, without prior warning about the author’s background, the brilliant, informed, political analysis of Caroline Glick in the Heritage. Ms. Glick is not a follower of...

Credentials and viewpoints

Dear Editor: In response to the letter written by Larry Gutter and Debbie Meitin in the Nov. 30 issue. These writers imply that the Heritage “once again” has committed some kind of serious journalistic flaw by presenting a view they label as...

What's the fuss?

A Saudi journalist went into his government’s consulate in Turkey, and may have exited some time later in a number of parcels. The disappearance has riled the media with the persistence of the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation. The folks are holding...

My first interactions with President George H.W. Bush

(JNS)—My first personal interactions with George Herbert Walker Bush were in 1987, when he was running for president, and I was working for Congressman Jack Kemp (R-N.Y.), who was also seeking the Republican nomination. In the folksy one-on-one...

How one woman's discovery solved the riddle of her sister's mysterious illness

By E.J. Kessler When Eva Gelernt was a child, she suffered from mysterious medical ailments: severe bone pain in her legs and knees. Unexplained bruising. Low blood platelet counts. Eva, now 24,...

This Dutch Christian boat maker wants to sail his life-size replica of Noah's Ark to Israel

KRIMPEN AAN DE IJSSEL, Netherlands (JTA)-For two years, the world's only seaworthy life-size replica of Noah's Ark has been wowing passengers traveling along Holland's Maas River. Built according to...

Israeli breakthrough device developed to aid migraine relief

By Brian Blum (Israel21c via JNS)-Some 14 percent of American adults suffer from migraines or severe headaches. Among women aged 18 to 44, the number soars to 23 percent. Currently, no cure for...

Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin mine aging for laughs in Chuck Lorre's latest, 'The Kominsky Method'

(JTA)-"The Kominsky Method" is the wisest and saddest new comedy on television. That might be its biggest problem. The protagonist of the eight-episode Netflix series that debuts Friday is Sandy...

Scene Around

I know Chanukah is over for 2018 but I just have to share this song (to the tune of "The First Night of Christmas") with you... "On the first night of Chanukah, someone sent to me, a warm bagel...

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks Hebrew in address at anti-Semitism conference

NEW YORK (JTA)—Apple CEO Tim Cook reiterated the company’s commitment to fighting hate and used a Hebrew phrase to do so. Cook invoked a phrase from Leviticus 19:16 in its original language on Monday at the Anti-Defamation League’s Never Is...

Real Israel: New book brings the 'aliyah' experience home

(JNS)-You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll feel what it's like to breathe the air of Israel on a daily basis. You'll also see this tiny sliver of land through the eyes of the 51 olim (new immigrant)...

'Manchester by the Sea' director's latest Broadway play follows a Jewish family dealing with tragedy

(JTA)—On the phone last week, just before the revival of his play “The Waverly Gallery” opened on Broadway, Kenneth Lonergan sounded harried. There had been some set malfunctions earlier in the week, just as critics were getting ready to...

Bar Mitzvah - Jonathan Aaron Gebaide

Jonathan Aaron Gebaide, son of Rachel and Rob Gebaide of Maitland, was called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at Congregation Ohev Shalom in Maitland. Jonathan is in the...

Obituary - ESTHER ARNON

Esther (Ester) Arnon, age 90, of Great Neck, New York, passed away on Nov. 29, 2018, at Hospice of the Comforter in Altamonte Springs. She was born in Iran on Nov. 23, 1928, to the late Baruch Karbassi and Shoshana Salimpoor Karbassi. A homemaker,...

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