Articles from the March 17, 2023 edition

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Quotes from the Jewish Bible about peace

(My Jewish Learning) - In the Hebrew Bible, the word shalom, usually translated as peace, means more than the absence of conflict; it connotes a secure sense of well-being and wholeness (the latter...

 

Holocaust Center presents the acclaimed exhibit 'Finding Kalman'

The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center will present two multi-media genocide exhibits “Finding Kalman” and “Never Again—Again.” This will be the world premiere of “Never...

 

'Fiddler' star Topol dies at 87

(JTA) - Chaim Topol won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of an immigrant to Israel, stepped off the stage in London to fight for his country and had his sketches of Israeli presidents turned into...

 

Israelis inherit corneas of brothers

(JNS) - The corneas of two Israeli brothers killed in Samaria a week ago Sunday were transplanted into the eyes of four Israelis at Beilinson Medical Center in Petach Tikvah on Wednesday. "I'm so...

 

Hedy Lamarr honored in Casselberry

On Sunday, March 12, the Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation, the Casselberry Historical Society and the Seminole County Historical Society erected a marker honoring Hedy Lamarr. Lamarr...

 

Enjoy reading? Heritage has books for free!

Over the years, Heritage Florida Jewish News has received hundreds of books from various sources. The genre ranges from non-fiction, fiction, history, political, the holidays, and children’s books — all Jewish of course. We have no more room to...

 

Purim celebrations around town

The Jewish Pavilion hosted Purim party celebrations with residents at Harbor Chase/ Dr. Phillips & Windsor of Celebration. Costumes, decorations, a play and Hamentachen cookies were enjoyed by all....

 

Iran expresses 'readiness' to cooperate with IAEA

(JNS) — Iran has indicated its “readiness” to cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency, after the U.N. nuclear watchdog last month found uranium enriched to 83.7 percent in the Islamic Republic. IAEA chief Rafael Grossi was in Tehr...

 

Justice minister hails proposed compromise on Israeli Supreme Court reform

(JNS) — Israel’s Minister of Justice Yariv Levin met on Wednesday with several prominent public figures who drafted a judicial reform compromise proposal to bridge the gaps between the sides. Levin met with Israeli jurist Yuval Elbashan,...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    March 17, 2023

Presidential primaries falling on the first day of Passover

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Four states have presidential primaries that fall on the first day of Passover next year and legislation has been introduced in at least two of them, Maryland and Pennsylvania, to change the date. The four states listed on the...

 

Netanyahu blasts IAEA head for saying attack on Iran would be 'illegal'

(JNS) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday criticized as “unworthy” International Atomic Agency Director Raphael Grossi’s statement a day earlier that any attack Iran’s nuclear program would be illegal. “Against which law...

 

School choice provides a path to halt woke indoctrination

(JNS) — Don’t expect a flood of Jewish families moving to Arkansas in the wake of the state legislature there passing a bill this week that charts a path towards universal school choice. When Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders affixes her signature to t...

 
 By Dan Schnur    Opinions    March 17, 2023

Nikki Haley makes her move

(JNS) — As the 2024 election begins to slide slowly into view, it’s now clear that barring an unforeseen health issue, Joe Biden will be the Democratic nominee for president. But the Republican field has been unusually slow to develop, mainly bec...

 

Don't reject evangelical support for Israel

(JNS) — This week, The Guardian quoted the policy director at J Street, Debra Shushan, as saying, “Christian Zionism, particularly of the variety that has become predominant among American evangelical Christians in recent decades, which sees...

 

Thomas Nides should not interfere in Israel's internal affairs

(JNS) — U.S. Ambassador to Israel Thomas Nides has persisted in interfering in Israel’s internal affairs, egregiously violating the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Affairs, which requires diplomats to “respect the laws and regulations of the...

 

What's Happening

MORNING MINYANS Chabad of North Orlando and Chabad of Altamonte Springs are holding in-person minyans. 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....

 

US backs Israel's 'legitimate right' to fight terror

(JNS) — The United States expressed support on Tuesday for an Israeli counter-terror operation in Jenin earlier in the day. During the daylight raid, Israeli forces eliminated the terrorist responsible for the murder of two Israelis on Feb. 26,...

 

ESPN's Jeff Passan opens up on his Hebrew school upbringing, interviewing Sandy Koufax and Jewish baseball history

(JTA) - For tuned-in baseball fans, Jeff Passan is everywhere. As ESPN's senior MLB insider, he frequently breaks some of the sport's biggest news and appears on several of the global sports...

 

Former baseball star Darryl Strawberry is now an evangelical preacher focused on promoting Israel

(JTA) - As part of his journey after a tumultuous decade and a half in the spotlight, former New York Mets star Darryl Strawberry is speaking at a pro-Israel event in his second career as an...

 

A Jewish producer of 'All Quiet On The Western Front' sees his family history in the Oscar-nominated Netflix film

(JTA) — The film producer Daniel Dreifuss has only one surviving photo of a distant relative: his grandfather’s cousin, who fought for Germany in World War I and died in combat two days before the war’s end. He has a few more photos of his...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    March 17, 2023

Holocaust novel by Jodi Picoult removed as Florida school district purges libraries to comply with state law

(JTA) – A Holocaust-themed novel by bestselling author Jodi Picoult was among dozens of books removed from a South Florida school district library’s circulation last month, in the latest example of books with Jewish themes getting swept up amid a...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    March 17, 2023

'Boy Meets World' star Ben Savage is running to succeed Rep. Adam Schiff

(JTA) - Ben Savage, the Jewish actor best known for the 1990s coming of age series "Boy Meets World," is running to replace Adam Schiff, the Jewish Democratic congressman from California who is runnin...

 

Israeli podcast covers everything

If an alien spacecraft landed in Dr. Avi Loeb’s backyard tomorrow, he would readily step on, leave his family behind and take off to discover the great beyond. Obviously, he’d be giving up a lot, but it’s for an essential cause, he says:...

 

Kyiv Jews celebrate their 2nd wartime Purim with renewed resolve and optimism

KYIV (JTA) — In a historic building in the most industrial part of Podil, the hipster district of Kyiv that once was the heart of the Jewish trading community, a senior and passionate Esther seduces a much younger Ahasuerus. She flirts with the...

 

Jewish Exorcism

Exorcism is a ritual of power performed in order to drive an evil spirit, whether demonic or ghostly, from a possessed person, location, or object. The Christian scholar Origen credits Jews with a special talent for exorcising demons (Against...

 

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