Articles from the October 2, 2015 edition

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Celebrating Sukkot in Israel

Students of the Orot Etzion school decorating their sukkah in the Gush Etzion bloc of Judea and Samaria, Sept. 24, 2015.... Full story


Theater at the J's 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum'

Theater at the J, the resident theater company of The Roth Family JCC of Greater Orlando, will stage “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” from Oct. 15-25 in its Harriett & Hymen Lake Cultural Center Auditorium. The Stephen Sondheim mus... Full story


AIPAC briefing on Israel's safety

AIPAC Assistant Director of Policy and Government Affairs Carmiel Arbit will be in Winter Park on Wednesday, Oct. 28 to give a community briefing on Israel's safety and security in a changing Middle... Full story

 By JTA staff    News    October 2, 2015

SodaStream offers to take in refugees

Israeli company Soda-Stream has offered to take in Syrian refugees and employ them in its new factory in the Negev Desert. In an announcement over the weekend, SodaStream and the mayor of Rahat,... Full story

 By Joseph Gitler    News    October 2, 2015

Why are 2 million Israelis hungry?

Recently the USDA and the EPA announced a food waste challenge with a goal to reduce food waste in the U.S. by 50 percent by 2030. How much food is really being wasted? Precise numbers are difficult... Full story


Pope praises Iran deal to United Nations

(JTA)—In a speech at the United Nations, Pope Francis praised the Iran nuclear deal and decried the persecution of minorities in the Middle East. “The recent agreement reached on the nuclear question in a sensitive region of Asia and the Middle Eas... Full story

 By Ron Kampeas    News    October 2, 2015

Now Boehner can tell us what really happened

John Boehner, the Republican from Ohio who is the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, is quitting politics. According to reports, Boehner is sick of navigating two irreconcilable forces:... Full story


Local author tells the human story of a historic expedition

Glenn "Marty" Stein is an Apopka resident, and a Polar and Maritime historian. He has spent the last nine years researching and writing "Discovering the North-West Passage: The Four-Year Arctic... Full story


Celebrate Sukkot and Simchat Torah with Beth Sholom

A celebration of the last day of Sukkot will be held on Oct. 4 at Congregation Beth Sholom in Leesburg, featuring a 5 p.m. dairy potluck dinner, followed by a special Sukkot service. Guests are welcome. Coordinators for the event are Diane Weinbaum... Full story


Kinneret Senior Health Care Expo still accepting participants

Kinneret residents are taking steps toward a happy and healthy New Year! On Thursday, Nov. 5, over 40 health care vendors with be participating in Kinneret’s 6th Annual Senior Health Care Expo from 1p.m.—3:30 p.m. The Health Expo will take place in... Full story


Rosen JCC hosts benefit concert

“Battle of Broadway,” a benefit concert for Youth Theatre at The Rosen JCC’s Theatre South Orlando will be held Saturday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Theatre South Orlando, located at the Rosen JCC, 11184 S. Apopka-Vineland Road. The “Battle of Broadwa... Full story


Beginning the new year renewed

The students at the Jewish Academy of Orlando walked to Lake Lily in the week between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur to participate in Tashlich service. At Tashlich, the students symbolically threw... Full story


Arabs kill Jews, U.S. condemns 'all sides'

During the past few days, Arabs in Jerusalem stoned a Jew to death in the Armon HaNetziv neighborhood, wounded three Israeli policemen in the Jabel Mukaber neighborhood, and hurled rocks and firebombs at policemen on the Temple Mount. How did the... Full story

 By Ben Cohen    Opinions    October 2, 2015

The truth about the Iran lobby

In the weeks since the Obama administration announced the perilous international nuclear deal with Iran, growing attention has been paid to the network of organizations and foundations that have been actively lobbying to normalize relations between t... Full story


The Temple Mount

The Temple Mount (to Muslims Noble Sanctuary or Haram al Sharif) has returned to world headlines for God may know how many times, according to Jews, since the time of Solomon. Whatever happened there, and happens now, is a matter of intense concern.... Full story


According to Iran, the deal isn't sealed

What was all the hoopla about the Iran nuclear deal? All the time spent discussing the deal and debating the deal among Americans across the country seems now to have been wasted time (By the way, Americans were against this deal four to one accordin... Full story


20 years ago this week, the occupation ended

Twenty years ago this week, Israel’s occupation of the Palestinians came to an end. So why do Israel’s critics keep claiming that Israel is still occupying the Palestinians? On Sept. 28, 1995, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestinian Aut... Full story


Just a rant of conspiracy theories

Dear Editor: I was surprised and disappointed to see the letter by Jeffrey Prince in the Sept. 18, 2015 edition of the Heritage Florida Jewish News. I thought that letters to the editor were to contain comments and opinions by the writer, of course n... Full story


What's Happening

MORNING AND EVENING MINYANS (Call synagogue to confirm time.) 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 Ahavas Yisrael—Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m.;... Full story


Safeguarding Temple Mount is Jordan's responsibility

( Israel responded to Jordanian King Abdullah’s criticism of the Jewish state over the Temple Mount, telling the Jordanian leader it is Jordan itself that is violating the status quo at the holy site by allowing armed rioters there. A... Full story


Israeli and Russian military chiefs meet for first time

(—The heads of the Israeli and Russian militaries met for the first time Monday as the two countries announced further joint coordination of their Syria-related activities. Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eizenkot met w... Full story



Hilda Friedberg, age 91, of Orlando, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, at the Mike Conley Hospice House in Clermont. Mrs. Friedberg, a native of New York City, was born on July 18, 1924, to the late Morris and Nettie Plitz Kreisler. She and... Full story



Bernice Klein, age 84, of Winter Park, passed away on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pa. She was the beloved wife of the late Sidney Klein; greatly loved mother of Paul M. Klein (Holly Maurer-Klein), Steven A. Klein, Edward J. Klein (Jill),... Full story



Pat Mandell, age 85, of Altamonte Springs, passed away on Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, at her residence. Mrs. Mandell was born on Feb. 9, 1930, in Trenton, New Jersey, to the late Benjamin and Gladys Spicer Becker. Following high school she attended... Full story


JOIN Orlando's wine and wisdom social brings happiness to many

Laughter. A small concept that has life-altering implications. If we can laugh and feel joy at all times, during sickness and health, the good times and the bad, when things are going well and when th... Full story


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