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Celebrating graduation in 2020

Many graduating seniors will not be able to observe their graduations at graduation ceremonies this year because of the coronavirus. Heritage would like to recognize all high school graduates in the paper. If there is a graduating student in your... Full story

 
 By Gloria Yousha    Features    June 5, 2020

Scene Around

A coincidence for sure... In my last column, I wrote another poem and mentioned Baby Snooks. Wouldn't you know... I just watched a fabulous movie on television, "Funny Girl" starring my fellow...

 

13 Jewish facts about 'Hamilton' that will make you smile

In the ultimate COVID-19 silver lining, the Broadway smash "Hamilton" will soon be available to stream from the comfort of your quarantine couch. Huzzah! Originally set to hit theaters on in October...

 
 By Arik Rudnitzky    News    June 5, 2020

This eastern Jerusalem village could become a part of a future Palestine - its Arab residents are horrified

JERUSALEM (JTA) - Election rallies for the Arab parties in Israel rarely garner much attention or excitement. But recent policy proposals engineered thousands of miles away may have re-energized a...

 

In the race for a coronavirus vaccine, first doesn't mean best

(Israel21c via JNS) — About 120 research groups from various countries are racing to develop vaccines for the SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19). Several formulations have already advanced to human safety trials. Although the frontrunners in this race...

 
 By Israel Kasnett    News    June 5, 2020

Is Tehran taking advantage of coronavirus pandemic to continue its nuclear pursuit?

(JNS) - Despite facing one of the world's worst coronavirus outbreaks, Iran appears to be continuing its pursuit of nuclear weapons, as well as its aggressive regional behavior. Iran has already ackn...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    June 5, 2020

Sharansky is using his 'Jewish Nobel' winnings to help

JERUSALEM (JTA) — When Natan Sharansky learned in December that he would become the eighth Genesis Prize honoree, he decided he would use his $1 million prize money to promote issues to which he has devoted his life: human rights and Zionism. That...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Hasidic school in upstate New York found operating with ‘hundreds of students inside’ By Marcy Oster (JTA) — A school in the Hasidic village of Kiryas Joel in New York was ordered to close after it was found operating with hundreds of students...

 

This new movie about Jewish and Palestinian foods is streaming on Amazon Prime

To quote noted Israeli chef Yotam Ottolenghi, "Food can bring people together in a way nothing else could." That's the premise of the new movie "Abe," in which the young title character tries to...

 

The complex syrup with a rich history and promising future

By Jessica Halfin (ISRAEL21c) - A new trend in healthy whole-foods eating is using dates in place of highly processed white sugar. Dates are naturally sticky and sweet, making a passable substitute...

 

A Paris chef is making mouthwatering kosher meals for Jewish doctors and nurses - for free

(JTA) - When she's not busy with her four kids, Ellie Balouka can usually be found in her kitchen at home in Paris, where she makes colorful salads, creative stuffed baguettes and poke bowls that... Full story

 

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