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 By Ryan Torok    News    August 26, 2022

Industry group reports 'glaring' antisemitism

(JNS) — In a report on antisemitism in entertainment and sports, as well as on digital-media platforms, Creative Community for Peace calls the extent of the antisemitism problem “glaring.” The 20-page report, “Fomenting Hate: How the...

 

Obituary - HOWARD A. FORMAN

Howard A. Forman, 65, of Winter Park died Tuesday, July 19, 2022, at Health Central following a brief illness. Mr. Forman was born Oct. 12, 1956, in Washington, D.C., to the late Jacob and Rosalyn (Levine) Forman and moving to the Orlando area in...

 

Obituary - GERALDINE HANNAH WEINER

Geraldine Hannah Weiner, 88, of Winter Park passed away peacefully at her home on July 29, 2022. Originally from Dorchester, Massachusetts, Geraldine lived in Winter Park since 1961. She and her loving husband, Jason, raised 6 children together and...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    August 26, 2022

Texas school district orders removal of a version of Anne Frank's diary from shelves

(JTA) – A school district in suburban Fort Worth, Texas, has ordered its librarians to remove an illustrated adaptation of “The Diary of Anne Frank” from their shelves and digital libraries, along with the Bible and dozens of other books that...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    August 26, 2022

Amid outcry, Texas superintendent says Anne Frank adaptation will be back on shelves 'very soon'

(JTA) — The superintendent of the Texas school district that this week ordered the removal of “Anne Frank’s Diary: The Graphic Adaptation” from its school’s shelves said Thursday that he expected the book, along with the Bible and other...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

New York police search for attacker who tried to choke Jewish woman at subway (JNS) — The New York Police Department’s Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating an antisemitic attack on a Jewish woman that took place at a subway station on...

 

Sculpture captures the passion of the Jewish Nakba

Jerry Klinger, president and founder of the Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation, contacted the Heritage after reading the article "Podcast series 'The Forgotten Exodus' tells overlooked...

 

My Unorthodox Life' family wins $25,000 for anti-child marriage group

(JTA) — On Netflix’s “My Unorthodox Life,” both Julia Haart and her older daughter Batsheva said they regretted getting married as teenagers, the norm in their Orthodox Jewish community. So when the family landed a spot on “Celebrity...

 

This Jewish family has been making honey wine for 150 years

Twenty-eight-year old Rachel Lipman cares deeply about preserving her Jewish family's fifth-generation wine-making business, Loew Vineyards, but she's also keeping an eye on the future. As one of the...

 

Exiled Ukrainian oligarch said he placed Jewish death curse against Vladimir Putin

(JTA) - Why haven't Russian troops more forcefully attacked Dnipro, the Ukrainian city that is a spiritual center of the Chabad Hasidic Orthodox movement? According to one provocative Ukrainian Jewish...

 

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