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 By Dov Lipman    News    August 30, 2019

Republicans say bipartisan goodwill will not be hijacked by 'attention-grabbers'

(JNS)-The decision by Israel to bar Reps. Rashid Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) due to their support for the anti-Israel BDS movement has generated international headlines while at the same...

 

Throwback Orlando to celebrate the past, present and future

In the early 1960s, Abe and Zelig Wise developed the neighborhood of Palomar, in northern Orange County. Many of the early residents were Jewish. In mid-2016, the former and current residents of Palom...

 

Local StandWithUs interns for '19-'20

StandWithUs, an international, nonprofit Israel education organization founded in 2001, recently selected Samantha Gabbai, a senior at Winter Park High School, for the StandWithUs High School Internship program 2019-2020. Danielle Garsten was...

 

Maher slams BDS; Tlaib calls for boycott

(JNS)-Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) on Saturday called for boycotting Bill Maher's HBO show after the liberal comedian denounced the anti-Israel BDS movement as "a bulls**t purity test." "Maybe folks...

 

Two genealogy pros to help with family trees

Looking for help to build your family tree? Then come to the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando on Sept. 3, to jumpstart your research. Two career medical professionals who have been...

 

Farmers Market brings Rosh Hashanah to life

On Sept. 14, children will gather at two local Chabad Centers to experience Rosh Hashanah through an interactive farmers market. "We wanted to do something different," said Chanshy Majesky,...

 

JFS Orlando staff receives suicide prevention training

On average, one person dies by suicide every three hours in the state of Florida. In fact, suicide is the eighth leading cause of death in the state. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Data...

 

What have we learned since 9/11?

The Zionist Organization of America, Florida chapter will present a lecture by Jonathan Matusitz, Ph.D., titled "18 years after 9/11, what have we learned? The reasons for terrorism" on Sept. 11 at...

 

Comments online

Heritage Newspaper’s print audience doesn’t get to read responses to articles that are posted in the online edition of the paper (unless they also read the online edition). Here are this week’s responses: Netflix’s ‘The Red Sea Diving...

 

Israel and South Korea forge 'historic' free-trade agreement

(JNS)-Israel and South Korea have concluded three years of negotiations on a free trade agreement, officials announced on Wednesday, paving the way for a major boost in bilateral trade. Israeli Prime...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    August 30, 2019

California high school students make Nazi salute at ceremony

(JTA)—Students at a Southern California high school made a Nazi salute and sang a Nazi marching song at the start of an awards ceremony. The school district will not say publicly if or how it disciplined the students. The incident, which took...

 

Trump: Voting Democrat is being 'disloyal to Jewish people'

(JNS)—U.S. President Donald Trump clarified remarks made about how Jewish voters could support the Democratic Party knowing the anti-Israel bias among certain congressional members, such as Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Rep. Ilhan Omar...

 

Jewish support for the Democrats

President Trump took issue with continued American Jewish support for the Democrats after Tlaib and Omar gave a press conference libeling Israel in furtherance of their anti-Jewish, BDS agenda. For his actions, he is again being falsely defamed as an...

 
 By Ben Cohen    Opinions    August 30, 2019

Why Jews should care about the Hong Kong democracy protests

(JNS)—It’s more than 30 years since pro-democracy student demonstrators were brutally crushed by Chinese security forces in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square—a graphic sign that while communism was in the process of collapsing elsewhere in the world...

 

Campus BDS threat shifting to academic boycotts

(JNS)—Jewish and pro-Israel students soon heading to universities this fall are invariably wondering about more than living arrangements and course loads. Will students and faculty take real steps to rehabilitate the politicized campus climate? Wha...

 

Tlaib/Omar non-trip straight out of the movies

As the dust settles over the planned, canceled, re-scheduled and then canceled-again trip to Israel by Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, one thing comes to mind offering perspective on how this played out: The scene from “Argo” when...

 

The Soylent Green New Deal is three years away

In an effort to cut carbon emissions from burials and cremations, the state of Washington, led by staunch environmentalist Governor Jay Inslee, became the first U.S. state to legalize human composting. To think, people can be criminally prosecuted...

 

Miftah praised the killer of senator's niece and then organized Tlaib's trip

First, they praised the terrorist who murdered a U.S. senator’s niece. Then they were chosen by Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib to organize her now-canceled trip to Israel. Tlaib’s outrageous choice of the pro-terrorist group “Miftah” to run her...

 
 By Bob Jacob    News    August 30, 2019

Ohio man arrested after threatening to shoot up JCC

(CJN via JNS)—A New Middletown Village man was arrested on Aug. 17 after police said he made a threat toward the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown, Ohio. James Reardon, Jr., 20, is being held in Mahoning County Jail in Youngstown on...

 

Jewish Academy of Orlando students score two and three grade levels ahead of peers

For the fifth straight year, on average, students at Jewish Academy of Orlando are performing at least two grade levels ahead of their peers nationwide. The test scores, from April 2019, were taken...

 

JFS Orlando stabilizes local families

Baby Nicolette and little Phillip Jr. are the shining spots and the motivation for Gerline and her husband, Phillip. "That's what I'm fighting for everyday," Gerline says. "For me and my itty-bittys...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    August 30, 2019

Palestinian and Israeli discovered a shared past when they met as Washington interns

WASHINGTON (JTA)-In its 10 years of placing young Palestinian and Israeli leaders with Congress members, no lawmaker asked New Story Leadership for one of each-until Jamie Raskin did. This summer,...

 

Netanyahu honors memories of Ukrainian Jews murdered in 1941 at Babi Yar

(JNS)-Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky attended a memorial ceremony on Monday for the Ukrainian Jews murdered at Babi Yar during World War II. The...

 

Chabad of South Orlando offers two Hebrew schools

Chabad of South Orlando now offers Hebrew school for grades K-7 in two locations: In Doctor Phillips at 7347 W. Sand Lake Rd. on Sundays, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. In Winter Garden Stoney Brook Town Center, two Sundays a month, 11 a.m. -1 p.m. The schools...

 

Scene Around

Don't you dare!... Change Emma Lazarus poem on the Statue of Liberty? NO WAY! That poem (as it is) is part of our beloved country's history. Please let your feelings be known about this. Write to...

 

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