Articles from the May 11, 2018 edition
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Honoring mothers this Mother's Day and on all days!
Late in the afternoon, an intimate gathering was hosted by the Jewish Pavilion and an assisted-living facility. There, Women of Faith gathered around the simple and beautifully adorned table to usher in and welcome the Sabbath. Prayers were... Full story
Accepting nominations for Human Service Award
It is that time of year once again when Heritage Florida Jewish News is putting out feelers for one outstanding person in the Jewish community who has given his or her time or talent or monetary gifts to better the Orlando Jewish community.... Full story
Netanyahu updates world leaders on Iran's threatening nuclear program
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday spoke by telephone with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel regarding the sensational revelations obtained by Israel's... Full story
Jewish author Michael Twitty wins James Beard award
NEW YORK (JTA)-Michael Twitty won the James Beard Foundation's 2018 Book of the Year award for his book on African-American Southern food. The James Beard Foundation announced last week that Twitty,... Full story
Father of Jewish Parkland victim sues shooter and deputy
(JTA)-The father of Meadow Pollack, one of the 17 students and teachers killed in the shooting at a Parkland, Florida, high school in February, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the gunman... Full story
The ADL's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week
(JTA)—Last week, Shabbat couldn’t come soon enough for the Anti-Defamation League. On Wednesday, Starbucks announced that the Jewish group’s CEO, Jonathan Greenblatt, seemed to have been demoted from top adviser to a supporting role in the cof... Full story
'No,' Mr. Schindler, there is no 'occupation'
(JNS)—A Pennsylvania high school teacher, who says he was deprived as a teenager, is now taking it out on his students—by lying to them about Israel. Sam Schindler, co-founder and history teacher at the Stone Independent School, a private school... Full story
Concerning Iran: America needs to 'do the right thing'
Dear Editor: The American Jewish Congress is very concerned by the emerging allegations that Iran historically continued to expand its nuclear weapons program and may continue to do so, despite its claims otherwise. We remain concerned that the... Full story
Don't believe what you read coming out of Gaza
Dear Editor: Have you ever noticed that it appears all of the reporting about the goings on in Gaza all come from the Gaza Strip? Also, all of the reporters seem to have Arabic names. Are you aware that there is no freedom of the press in Gaza?... Full story
Berlin volunteers hand out 6,000 kippahs at public parks in solidarity with Jews
BERLIN (JTA)-In an unusual sight, the people lazing about or strolling down the paths in several parks here on a sun-drenched Sunday were wearing gleaming white kippahs. Seventy volunteers handed out... Full story
Engagement Announcement - Elana Rachel Rosner and Max David Katzen
Mr. and Mrs. Harry (Hank) Katzen of Orlando are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Max David Katzen to Elana Rachel Rosner, daughter of Cantor and Mrs. Eugene Rosner of Havertown, Pa.... Full story
Will Europe's Jews stop wearing kippahs? Most already have.
AMSTERDAM (JTA)-The debate about wearing a kippah in Western Europe returned only a decade or so ago, but it has nonetheless come to follow a rigid pattern even in that short period of time. The... Full story