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 By Marcy Oster    News    May 22, 2020

Israel sends 'a big hug' to Diaspora Jewish communities hard hit by COVID-19

JERUSALEM (JTA)-The flags of countries that are home to Jewish communities hard hit by COVID-19 were projected on the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. The event held Tuesday night by the Diaspora...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    May 22, 2020

Hope fading and regulations tightening, more Jewish camps set to cancel

(JTA)—At the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, and as recently as a couple weeks ago, some Jewish camps had hoped they could run for part of the summer. For a growing number of camps, that hope now appears to be vanishing. Two Conservative Ramah...

 

The Roth Family JCC to reopen June 1

With great excitement, The Roth Family JCC CEO, Keith Dvorchik announced that the JCC will begin a step-by-step reopening on Monday, June 1. “We extend a heartfelt thank you to everybody who was able to help support us during the past two months...

 

Jerry Stiller dies at 92

(JNS)-Jewish actor and comedian Jerry Stiller has died at the age of 92, his son, actor and comedian Ben Stiller announced on Monday. "I'm sad to say that my father, Jerry Stiller, passed away from...

 

A community celebration during COVID-19

Lag B'Omer, a minor Jewish holiday, is traditionally celebrated with major fanfare. Parades, picnics, bonfires, music and displays of Jewish pride mark the occasion that falls 25 days after the end...

 

RAISE continues remotely with sessions and a RAISE reunion

RAISE, Recognizing Abilities & Inclusion of Special Employees, has some heartwarming and uplifting updates to share, Rachel Slavkin, RAISE director of Employment and Education, told the Heritage. First, RAISE was featured as a Community Champion on...

 

Evangelical TV host says stop GOD TV from proselytizing Jews

(TENNESSEE)-Laurie Cardoza-Moore has called on the Israeli government to ban GOD TV from broadcasting programs focused on converting Jews to Christianity. Cardoza-Moore is the founder of Proclaiming...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    May 22, 2020

Senate legislation would expand COVID-19 projects with Israel to lessen dependence on China

(JTA)—The Senate has introduced legislation to enhance partnerships between American and Israeli companies on COVID-19 projects, thus lessening U.S. dependence on China for life-saving medications and treatments. The bipartisan legislation was...

 
 By ISRAEL 21C    News    May 22, 2020

Herd immunity: Israel to test 100,000 people to thwart second corona wave

Israel’s sampling of 100,000 citizens’ blood will provide insights into how widely the novel coronavirus has spread and whether Israelis have sufficient “herd immunity” against a second outbreak. “This is the most important mission: Get rea...

 

Israel to begin mass testing for virus antibodies

(JNS)—Israeli health- care providers plan to start testing the population for coronavirus antibodies this week in an attempt to discover how many Israelis have developed immunity to the virus, Israeli media reported on Sunday. Depending on the...

 

Should an Islamist on Facebook's new oversight board scare users?

(JNS)—Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg thinks he’s found a way to avoid further skewering at the hands of those looking for a whipping boy for the failings of the Internet. Actor Sacha Baron Cohen scorched him last fall for running...

 

The world is quieter today

Rachel Goldman Shipley took her last breath in this world at 9:58 a.m. Central Time on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. She was one month shy of her 95th birthday. Rachel was a force of nature. She and her sister Lynn performed as the Burton Sisters during a 1...

 
 By Mel Pearlman    Opinions    May 22, 2020

Having children in the pandemic era

By Mel Pearlman In the May 11, 2020, edition of Time Magazine, a mother eloquently writes in an essay titled, “The pandemic has put our dreams of another baby on hold,” about her fears and concerns of conceiving g another child during this era...

 

No, annexation wouldn't hurt Israel

(JNS)—“Annexation Would Hurt Israel” declared the headline of a May 8 op-ed in The New York Times by Mideast scholar Daniel Pipes. According to Pipes, the incorporation of any part of the Judea-Samaria territories into the State of Israel is...

 
 By Daniel Pipes    Opinions    May 22, 2020

A reply to my critics

By Daniel Pipes (JNS)—As Aristotle long ago recognized, virtue is the midpoint between extremes. And I found myself smack at that midpoint in recent days. I published a modest article suggesting six reasons why the Jewish state should not extend...

 

No time to annex like the present

By Matthew Mainen (JNS)—U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is arriving in Israel on Wednesday to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. His visit presents a perfect opportunity, at a perfect time—with most of the globe preoccupied with...

 

No. 1 issue when voting is to make sure Jews are not in danger

Dear Editor: I always read Mel Pearlman’s articles in the Heritage. His article of May 8, 2020 was excellent. I was a Democrat. I registered as a Republican about 15 years ago when I realized there were anti-Semites in the Democratic Party and no...

 

What's Happening

MORNING AND EVENING MINYANS (Please note, because of the coronavirus, all minyans have been canceled.) 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...

 

Heritage accepting nominations for Human Service Award

Heritage Florida Jewish News is accepting nominations for the 2020 Heritage Human Service Award, which will be presented at the annual meeting of the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando in August. “For more than 30 years, individuals who have...

 

2020 Kobrin Family Scholarship deadline extended

Due to the new US tax deadline and school closures during COVID-19, the application deadline for the 2020 Kobrin Family Scholarship has been extended to July 15. The scholarship is available to a qualified, full-time student of the Jewish faith from...

 

Movie review: Don't resist the movie 'Resistance'

On the recommendation of a friend, I rented the freshly released film "Resistance" on Amazon Prime. Starring Jesse Eisenberg, the film is a small peek into the true story of the rescue of tens of...

 
 By Ed Borowsky    Features    May 22, 2020

RosenCare-a new paradigm in healthcare

By Ed Borowsky Rosen Hotels & Resorts currently employs more than 4,000 associates, all of whom owner Harris Rosen considers part of his extended family. In 1974, Rosen purchased his first...

 

RosenCare COVID-19 Response Plan

Experts from the company’s RosenCare healthcare program partnered with a task force and created a comprehensive plan that applies specifically to the Rosen Hotels’ eight Orlando hotels. The COVID-19 Response Plan incorporates all...

 
 By Gloria Yousha    Features    May 22, 2020

Scene Around

Another poem by Yours Truly (What else is there to do these days except clean house. (Ugh!) It's been four months I'm stuck at home, 'Bout time to write another poem, I'm missing friends and...

 

Correction and explanation

Rabbi Sanford Olshansky—adjunct professor, Judaic Studies Program, UCF—pointed out an error in Gloria Yousha’s “Scene Around” column in the Heritage, May 8 issue. He writes, “in her ‘Shout Out’ about the Passover Haggadah, Ms. Yousha...

 

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