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A Thank You to German Chancellor... "World Jewish Congress president Ambassadåor RONALD S. LAUDER met recently with German Chancellor ANGELA MERKEL at the site of the former Auschwitz-Birkenau...

 
 By Leanne Shor    Features    March 6, 2020

Dulce de leche hamantaschen: Rethinking a famed South American cookie for Purim

Bringing new life to hamantaschen was a challenge. People are dead set on their favorite flavors like classic poppy seed and apricot. Of course, newer directions such as Nutella and rainbow funfetti a...

 

Jewish Academy of Orlando supports Habitat for Humanity

Jewish Academy of Orlando second-graders raised funds in the grade's annual Fun Run to benefit a Habitat for Humanity house. The students later visited the house and presented the check to the...

 

Purim-a time to be drunk on happiness

By Marilyn Shapiro Purim is around the corner, and not far behind are costumes and dancing and Purim shpiels and groggers and hamantashen. And, for some, alcohol. According to the Talmud, it is one's...

 

Jewish Pavilion Fashion Show exceeds all expectations

No successful event is ever accomplished alone. It takes organization and attention to every detail. The Jewish Pavilion Fashion Show held on Feb. 26 was one of those well-coordinated events. Honoree Penny Goldstein and her husband, Steven,...

 

9 Things You Didn't Know About Purim

With costumes, spiels and lots of drinking, Purim, which starts at sundown on Monday, March 9, is one of Judaism's most raucous holidays. You might know about beautiful Esther thwarting evil Haman'...

 

Happy Purim from The Heritage!

The Heritage staff-left to right, Jeff Gaeser, Christine DeSouza, Kim Fischer, Paulette Alfonso (in red mask), David Lehman and (kneeling in front) Gil Dombrosky (not in the picture are Ruth...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    March 6, 2020

Jersey City's kosher supermarket is starting to reopen

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (JTA)-Two months after his wife was murdered in the attack on this city's only kosher grocery store, owner Moshe Ferencz was back behind the counter this week. The store, which has...

 
 By Emily Burack    Features    March 6, 2020

Native American Jewish justice Raquel Montoya-Lewis tells us how she made history

When Justice Raquel Montoya-Lewis was sworn in to Washington's Supreme Court earlier this month, she became the second Native American person to serve on a state Supreme Court. "This was never somethi...

 
 By Josefin Dolsten    News    March 6, 2020

Synagogue Jews fleeing Cuba built in Miami is struggling

MIAMI BEACH (JTA)-Palm trees line the entrance to the Cuban Hebrew Congregation, where on a recent Saturday morning, about a dozen elderly people gathered for services. Congregants greeted each other...

 

More than 50 JCCs nationwide receive emailed bomb threats

This is a developing story. NEW YORK (JTA)—More than 50 Jewish community centers in 23 states have received emailed bomb threats since Saturday. None of the threats have been found to be credible, though local law enforcement agencies have been not...

 

Nissim Black's 'Mothaland Bounce' is the most authentically Jewish song you'll hear this year

NEW YORK (JTA)-Fans of mainstream Jewish music may find Nissim Black's latest single "Mothaland Bounce" jarring and alien, but they're just not listening with an ear to the rhythm of Jewish history. S...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

The first ‘Harry Potter’ book is now available in Yiddish By Gabe Friedman (JTA)—As of today, the first book in the Harry Potter series is available in Yiddish. “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”—or “Harry Potter and the...

 

Ancient harbors, sunken ships: Supporting marine archaeology off Israel's coast

(JNS)-The University of California San Diego has announced a gift of more than $1.3 million from the Koret Foundation to support joint research on marine archaeology between UC San Diego's Scripps...

 

A prized Marc Chagall painting was stolen in the '90s-it has resurfaced at an Israeli auction

TEL AVIV (JTA)-"Where's the Chagall?" asked a visitor to this city's Gordon Gallery on a January morning in 1996, hoping to glimpse one of the prize lots being auctioned days later by the gallery....

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    March 6, 2020

US Jewish group sends delegation to Saudi Arabia

NEW YORK (JTA)—A delegation of members of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations visited Saudi Arabia last week, a first for the umbrella body for U.S. Jews, and a move believed to be the first official visit to the...

 

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