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Jewish Academy celebrates holidays at Ohev Shalom and Temple Israel

The Jewish holidays at Jewish Academy of Orlando have always been special, and for the second year in a row, they were even more memorable as the students celebrated with their friends, teachers, and...

 

The Jewish Film Festival is back with more thought-provoking movies

For 21 years The Roth Family JCC's Jewish Film Festival in partnership with Maitland's Enzian Theater has been entertaining the community with exceptional films. This year's crop of films continues...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    November 1, 2019

Gantz intent on unity

JERUSALEM (JTA)-Benny Gantz said Wednesday that he will aim to form a unity government with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's party to "repair the divisions in our society." "I promised I would...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    November 1, 2019

Nikki Haley to be honored by WJC

(JTA)-Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley will be honored by the World Jewish Congress. Haley will receive the WJC's annual Theodor Herzl Award, recognizing individuals who work...

 

Destination Judea-A Judean pioneer speaks about Israel's destiny

Rabbi Jeremy Gimpel is a young man who has accomplished quite a bit in his lifetime. A Sgt. Major in the IDF reserves, he is one of Israel's premier media personalities. He and Rabbi Ari Abramowitz...

 

Tony Ruben wins Pitch Madness for Blue Halo BioMedical 

For most, talk of urinary catheterization, is an uncomfortable topic, but Tony Ruben, CEO of Blue Halo BioMedical, talks about his start-up's disruptive, innovative and life-altering new catheter...

 

An evening with author Dr. Mark Biederman

Mark Beiderman's sixth birthday was very lonely. He wondered why he didn't have more family to celebrate with, as it was just his parents.  When he asked his mom why there was no family around his...

 

Comments online

Heritage Newspaper’s print audience doesn’t get to read responses to articles that are posted in the online edition of the paper (unless they also read the online edition). Here are this week’s responses: “Call to cancel SJP conference,...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    November 1, 2019

Tree of Life building will reopen as 'center for Jewish life in the US'

(JTA)—The Tree of Life synagogue building, the site of an attack a year ago that left 11 worshippers dead, will reopen as a “center for Jewish life in the United States.” The Tree of Life Congregation issued a statement to announce its...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    November 1, 2019

Maryland will strengthen Holocaust education

(JTA)—Maryland state officials said they will strengthen requirements for Holocaust education in middle schools and high schools. The announcement by State Superintendent Karen Salmon comes days before the one-year anniversary of the shooting by a...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    November 1, 2019

Teen who threatened Jewish boy arrested

(JTA)—A teenage boy in Victoria, Australia that allegedly sent threatening messages to a Jewish boy who had been forced to kiss the shoe of a Muslim student and to his mother has been charged for the threats. The boy, 16, was arrested by Victoria...

 

The quest for the annual Hanukkah stamp

There is not a new Hanukkah stamp for 2019. The United States Postal Service says the 2018 Hanukkah stamp will be used, again, this year.  They also say that the 2018 Hanukkah stamps are already in post offices, left over from last year. There,...

 

Land for peace: A historical perspective

(JNS)—“...a military defeat of Israel would mean the physical extinction of a large part of its population and the political elimination of the Jewish state. To lose a single war is to lose everything.”—Yigal Allon, commander of...

 

Sen. Schumer's shocking reversal on J Street

(JNS)—The decision by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to serve as one of the featured speakers at the upcoming J Street conference should trouble every supporter of Israel. It’s both a boost for the Jewish critics of Israel and a...

 

The Democrats' disconnect from Israeli reality

(JNS)—Israelis are still trying to sort out the fallout from their second unsuccessful attempt to elect a government this year with little sign of a break in the impasse between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White leader Benny...

 

When the dust settles in Syria...

(JNS)—To speak about Kurds has suddenly become a cry in favor of human rights and self-determination by the Western press, and rightly so: The assault they are suffering is lethal and may become genocidal. More frightening is that it is being perpe...

 

Re-examining traditional stories of my Jewish heritage

Dear Editor: I am writing in response to Bari Weiss’s article “How to Fight Anti-Semitism” (New York Times, Sunday Review, Sept. 8) and Phoebe Maltz Bovy’s critique of that article published in your Oct. 18th edition. Weiss’s article...

 

What's Happening

MORNING AND EVENING MINYANS (Call synagogue to confirm time.) Chabad of South Orlando—Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. and 10 minutes before sunset; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday, 8:15 a.m., 407-354-3660. Congregation Ahavas Yisrael—Monday - Friday, 7:30...

 

Survey: millennial disengagement from traditional Jewish institutions

NEW YORK—A new study of millennials from 51 communities mainly in North America and Europe reveals that disengagement with traditional Jewish communal organizations like synagogues and community centers is far worse than previously documented....

 

How Bernie Sanders became a favorite among Muslim Americans

(JTA)-Bernie Sanders was one of only two Democratic presidential candidates to address the Islamic Society of North America Convention in August, the largest annual gathering of Muslim Americans in th...

 

Jodi Kantor on what's changed since her Weinstein story unleashed a wave of #MeToo

NEW YORK (JTA)-When New York Times journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey broke the Harvey Weinstein story on Oct, 5, 2017, it started a #MeToo revolution: Women began sharing personal experiences...

 
 By Curt Schleier    News    November 1, 2019

Netflix to air miniseries on trial of Nazi guard 'Ivan the Terrible'

(JTA)-John Demjanjuk was a retired Ukrainian-American autoworker living a comfortable life in the suburbs of Cleveland-until his past caught up with him. A group of Holocaust survivors identified him...

 

Scene Around

Canada, our true friend... I read this in a recent issue of the World Jewry Digest and pass it along: “The Canadian government has decided to formally adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s working definition of anti-Semitism...

 

5 female Jewish superheroes everyone should know

Over the past decade, comic books and superheroes have become a staple for mainstream pop culture. But did you know that they are super Jewish? The industry was created by Jews who were prevented...

 

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