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KCOA holds largest fundraiser in its history

The Kinneret Council on Aging held its annual "8 Over 80" #SaluteOurSeniors event online this past week and raised more money and had a larger turnout than any previous fundraiser in the...

 

Massey family to receive the Tess Wise White Rose award

In recognition of their community involvement and their dedicated support of The Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center and the vision for the new Holocaust Museum for Hope &...

 

Are Jews an ethnic minority?

(JTA) - The BBC has been accused of bias in its coverage of Israel for decades. Now the public broadcaster is taking flak from British Jews for coverage much closer to home. What's causing their...

 

Mensches galore at the Jewish Pavilion

"When you clean out your closet, think of us "said Nancy Ludin, CEO of the Jewish Pavilion. Special thanks to Larry Kahn, Alan Perlman, Roz Murray and many other generous people who have recently...

 

Relive childhood with 'Peter Pan'

You can’t go to Neverland, but you can go and see “Peter Pan” at Orlando Ballet with your friends from Temple Israel. Tickets for the 2 p.m. show on Sunday, April 18, can be reserved at https://tickets.drphillipscenter.org/...

 

Robby Etzkin accepts a position in Sarasota

Many people in the Jewish community have asked where did Robby Etzkin, former executive director of The Roth Family JCC, go? He is in Sarasota and according to The Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Etzkin has...

 

Yeshiva high school students have a binge-drinking problem

(JTA) — Purim is perhaps the happiest Jewish holiday of the year. It can also be distressing, as adults and young people use the spirit of relative abandon to indulge in binge drinking and other irresponsible behaviors. Make no mistake: Substance...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    March 12, 2021

Israeli Supreme Court rules state must grant citizenship to non-Orthodox Jewish converts in Israel

(JTA) — Israel must grant citizenship to Jews who converted to Judaism in Israel under non-Orthodox auspices, its Supreme Court ruled Monday, possibly igniting another round in the long-running government battle over who the state should recognize...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    March 12, 2021

NBC under fire for portrayal of Orthodox Jews

(JTA) — Jewish groups are criticizing NBC for airing an offensive portrayal of an Orthodox Jew on one of its medical dramas. The objectionable storyline occurred on an episode of “Nurses,” a Canadian hour-long drama following a group of nurses...

 

J Street and the problem of Palestinian anti-Semitism

Dylan Williams of J Street, in a recent op-ed, called on the Biden administration to “rebuild the U.S. relationship with moderate Palestinian leaders.” Since presumably J Street would not claim that the leaders of the genocidal Hamas gang are...

 

The 'Saturday Night Live' joke is the wrong issue

Let me see if I’ve got this straight. Dozens of terrorists who murdered American citizens are walking free in Palestinian Authority-controlled territories. The Biden administration is preparing to send hundreds of millions of dollars to the...

 

The anti-Semitic assault in America continues unabated

In the past few weeks we have witnessed a Black comic on SNL (who should know better) taking a cheap shot at Israel, explicitly and falsely accusing the Israeli government of discriminating against its Arab citizens by intentionally withholding...

 

Viewpoint: Mr. Shipley, you have it all wrong about Trump

I was outraged when I read Jim Shipley’s rambling column “Unleashing the Hounds of Hell” in the Feb. 26 Heritage. Mr. Shipley seems intent to continue to stoke the fires of Trump hatred, even though he is out of office. He makes undue...

 
 By Eyal Zisser    Opinions    March 12, 2021

Chasing the Zionist dream, one settlement at a time

(JNS) — Exactly one year ago, Israel was poised to realize the dream of applying sovereignty to large parts of Judea and Samaria with U.S. support and the tacit consent of a few Arab states. Israel, however, chose not to take this path, preferri...

 

What's ok for Democrats isn't ok for Republicans

Dear Editor: Unlike your latest correspondents, I am not at all ashamed by the impartial publication of opinion articles in the Heritage Florida Jewish News. I realize that the “76 percent” of Jewish voters who helped elect Joe Biden are imbued b...

 

Whats Happening

MORNING MINYANS (Please note, because of the coronavirus, some minyans have been canceled or held virtually.) Chabad of North Orlando and Chabad of Altamonte Springs are holding in-person minyans. Chabad of South Orlando — Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. a...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    March 12, 2021

British lecturer called Jewish students 'pawns' of Israel

(JTA) — About 200 academics from the United Kingdom and the United States have signed a petition defending a British university lecturer who had called Jewish students on his campus “pawns” of Israel, “a violent, racist, foreign regime...

 

With fusion Emirati-Jewish dishes, a kosher chef blossoms in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (JTA) - Last year, Israel and the United Arab Emirates signed a treaty establishing diplomatic relations. But for more than a year earlier, diners in the UAE had already...

 
 By Ed Borowsky    Features    March 12, 2021

Jews in the Land of Disney: Hidden treasure - the Jewish Capital Alliance

By Ed Borowsky "As my forefathers planted for me, so I, too, plant for my children," Talmud, Ta'anit 23bm. There is an independent advisory group/501(c)(3) organization called the Jewish Capital...

 

'Harry Potter' star narrates new Holocaust documentary

(JNS) - A new Holocaust documentary narrated by British actor and "Harry Potter" star Jason Isaacs debuted this week for students in the United Kingdom. Holocaust Learning UK commissioned the...

 

Scene Around

In the news... Judge MERRICK GARLAND is President BIDEN'S pick for attorney general of the United States. Judge Garland is Jewish. His grandparents fled Europe and anti-Semitism. "The United States...

 

A wonderful Jewish Pavilion mensch

Kudos to Sherry Bilsky McCann a new volunteer for the Jewish Pavilion. McCann called the Jewish Pavilion during the pandemic to inquire about grief support services. She offered to help with...

 

Stan Lee's legacy is complicated - this new book casts a shadow on it

(JTA) - Stan Lee, arguably the most famous American comic book creator, died at age 95 in 2018. Honoring his Jewish identity, many evoked the phrase "may his memory be a blessing" (coming from the...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    March 12, 2021

This Montana rabbi cites Jewish law in the State Legislature

(JTA) - When Ed Stafman was designing the signs he hoped his supporters would plant on their lawns, he debated between two: "Elect Rabbi Ed" or "Elect Ed Stafman." He settled on the version with his...

 

The Jewish muscleman who likely inspired the creators of Superman

(JTA) - With "Superman and Lois," the newest TV series involving the character, premiering last week on the CW network, it's a good time to recall that Superman was the 1938 brainchild of Jewish...

 

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