Articles from the June 10, 2022 edition

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Memorial Scrolls Trust loans out Torahs around the world

They escaped destruction by the Nazis, survived communism, and found their ways to new homes. This is a story of three Torahs that all have their roots in long-gone Czechoslovakian synagogues. Up...

 

COS benefit for Ukraine raises over $11,500

The Men’s Club and Sisterhood of Congregation Ohev Shalom hosted an afternoon event on Sunday, May 22, to raise much-needed funds for Ukrainian refugees who have been forced to leave their homes and flee their country amid the ongoing war with...

 

Holocaust Center recruits new CEO

Following a national search, The Holocaust Center has selected Talli Dippold, an educator and community builder with nearly 15 years of leadership experience in Holocaust education, as its new chief...

 

Stunning defeat at the WHO

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Last week at the 75th World Health Assembly meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, the Biden administration’s attempt to present 13 proposed amendments to the International Health Regulations that would empower the World Health Organi...

 

Florida's interesting Jewish history

On May 27, Heritage Florida Jewish News employee Gil Dombrosky, along with his wife, Risa, and daughter, Karyn, attended a lecture on the Jewish History of Florida at the DeLand Regional Library. Sam...

 

JFS Orlando's Weekly Wellness Corner

Feeling burned out at work and need to take a day off for your mental health? Well, that break will deliver few benefits if you spend it in bed binge-watching your favorite shows or "doom-scrolling"...

 
 By Nancy Ludin    Features    June 10, 2022

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: Exercise

Seniors living at home may forgo exercise. They may have limited access to the proper equipment and fitness programs and lack motivation. Senor communities offer a full range of gym equipment. They also offer a wide variety of classes such as chair...

 

Biden Administration clarifies it remains committed to opening Palestinian Consulate in Jerusalem

Zionist Organization of America National President Morton A. Klein and ZOA Director of Research & Special Projects Elizabeth Berney, Esq. released the following statement: The U.S. State Department just clarified that the Biden administration is...

 
 By Aryeh Savir TPS    News    June 10, 2022

Hamas backs down as 70,000 Israelis march in Jerusalem

At least 70,000 Israeli from all over the country proudly participated in the Flag Parade celebrating Jerusalem’s Day on Sunday night, ignoring Hamas’ threat to attack Israel. The Jerusalem Day celebrations, marking the victory during the 1967...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    June 10, 2022

Dozens of arrests but no casualties reported

(JTA) — Jewish extremists shouted racist slogans and clashed with Palestinians during a heavily policed Jerusalem Day march, but there were no major injuries at an event that last year was among the spurs to a deadly conflict. Police said 50,000...

 

It's time for the U.S. to negotiate an end to the Russia-Ukraine war

(JNS) — For the past three months, I have resisted the urge to write about the Russian invasion of Ukraine. It was just too disturbing. Covid wasn’t bad enough, so we needed a war too? War is ugly, cruel, terrible and barbaric. I have watched...

 
 By Ruthie Blum    Opinions    June 10, 2022

Shooting for gun control?

(JNS) — The May 24 slaughter of 19 children and two adults at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, provided fresh ammunition for the rhetorical and ideological battle over gun control. Combatants in this ongoing war tend to be diehards on...

 

I left Israel to give my kids the American dream. Is this it?

On the day when the shooting happens, I finally unlock what some say is the most vital part of the American dream. My husband and I have a house in the suburbs now, big trees towering above — no picket fence, but a wide expanse of green and room...

 
 By David Isaac    Opinions    June 10, 2022

Conspiracy theories muddy the waters on needed WHO reform

(JNS) — Conspiracy theories cast a shadow over the 75th World Health Assembly, the decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO), as hundreds of health officials and diplomats converged on Geneva last week. One of the assembly’s key...

 

Embarrassing beyond belief

Dear Editor: Listening to the man who lost us Afghanistan along with the 13 dead American soldiers and the loss of 80 billion dollars in armaments, I felt sick to my stomach while he spoke at Arlington Cemetery on Memorial Day. The man has no shame....

 

Questioning what Jews say about abortion

Dear Editor: I had the opportunity to pick up the May 13, 2022 issue of Heritage.  Not having read it in many months, I was impressed at the many articles, which were on top of critical issues facing Jews in America today. One article, however,...

 

What's 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....

 
 By Philissa Cramer    News    June 10, 2022

SF Giants' Jewish manager is skipping national anthem

(JTA) — In the summer of 2020, Gabe Kapler, then in his first season as manager of the San Francisco Giants, joined figures across sports in taking a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality. Now, two years later, Kapler has...

 

New super PAC aims at electing pro-Israel Black Democrats

(JTA) - A new super PAC led by "Black and Jewish" leaders has endorsed five Black Democrats who have positions that are friendly to AIPAC, the latest sign that pro-Israel donors are determined to...

 

'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' is filming an Israel scene and looking for 'Jewish types'

Season four of "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" was just as Jewy as the ones that came before it - with bar mitzvah scenes, lots of Yiddishisms, Jewish foods and contemplations about the existence of God....

 
 By Joel Haber    Features    June 10, 2022

Hot-diggity Dog! - the greatest American Jewish food

American Jewish food is most typically defined as pastrami sandwiches, chocolate babka, or bagels and lox. But I am here to argue that the greatest American Jewish food may actually be the humble hot...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    June 10, 2022

Americans are not paying attention to the boycott Israel movement

(JTA) — A Pew Research Center survey released Thursday found that American adults are just not paying attention to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel. A whopping 84 percent of adults surveyed said they have heard “not...

 

Scene Around

From the editor: Last week’s Heritage ran a Scene Around column from May 27, 2016. We do not understand how this happened, and we sincerely apologize to Gloria Yousha and our readers for any confusion about events that were posted in the column. Th...

 

Democratic lawmakers slam Israel

Eighty-one Democrats from both the House and Senate sent a strongly worded letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Friday, urging him to pressure the Israeli government into stopping potential evictions of Arabs from an IDF firing zone....

 
 By Aviva Engel    Features    June 10, 2022

A Holocaust survivor's collection of over 1,000 miniature books speaks volumes about her resilience

MONTREAL (JTA) - In her 96 years on earth, Lilly Toth didn't get much of a formal education. Born in Budapest in 1925, the self-proclaimed spoiled brat often misbehaved and was frequently suspended...

 

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