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Articles from the October 11, 2019 edition

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Right-wing parties decide to stick together as unity talks flail

(Israel Hayom via JNS)-Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met on Wednesday with leaders of parties from the right-wing bloc to discuss the future of negotiations to form a unity government...

 

IAC is on the move with many events and the IAC National Conference

IAC Orlando regional manager Idit Lotringer has a full calendar of events through next May for the Israeli-American Council in Orlando and she has a new program manager to assist her. Ziva Kurlansik...

 

Call to cancel SJP conference

(JNS)-Amid increasing concerns over Israel-related anti-Semitism found on college campuses, the anti-Israel group National Students for Justice in Palestine announced its upcoming national conference...

 
 By JTA Staff    News    October 11, 2019

JTA launches Hebrew website

NEW YORK (JTA)—The Jewish Telegraphic Agency has launched a Hebrew-language website and syndication service aimed at the Israeli public. The service features original Hebrew articles and videos with Hebrew translations of items published in...

 

Carolyn Dorfman Dance to perform at Dr. Philips High School

Carolyn Dorfman Dance, a premiere modern dance company based in New Jersey and New York City, will make a special appearance in Orlando at the Dr. Phillips High School Auditorium, 6500 Turkey Lake Road, on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. One of the...

 

Jewish Academy of Orlando students observe Tashlich

On Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, students at Jewish Academy of Orlando observed Tashlich. While transitional kindergarten, kindergarten, first, and second graders attended a service on campus, grades 3-5...

 

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: “A Jewish family sold this Kandinsky...

 

Challah for Rosh Hashanah

Who could pass up an opportunity to make challah with your children and grandchildren just before Rosh Hashanah? Thanks, once again, to Ben Brenslauer for providing the opportunity to carry on family...

 

Beset by grievances with Netanyahu's government, Israeli Arabs flex their muscles

(JNS)-The Arab Israeli public came out in force during the second round of elections on Sept. 17, and according to an Arab Knesset member and others, was motivated to prevent the formation of a...

 
 By Dov Lipman    News    October 11, 2019

Pre-indictment hearings begin in Israel, putting Netanyahu on the political sidelines for now

(JNS)-Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's pre-indictment hearing began on Wednesday after three years of investigation. Netanyahu, who did not attend the hearing, is seeking to convince...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    October 11, 2019

Anti-Semitic hate crimes in NYC have risen significantly in 2019

NEW YORK (JTA)—The number of hate crimes against Jews in New York City has risen significantly over the first nine months of this year, part of a citywide rise in such offenses. The New York Police Department has reported 311 total hate crimes...

 

American Jewry's days of reckoning

On Sept. 29, President Donald Trump set out his nationalist political philosophy in his address before the UN General Assembly. Arguing that the nation-state is the best guarantor of human freedom and liberty, Trump set up a contrast between “patri...

 

Engel bows to Arab lobbyists, pro-Israel friends are silent

An anti-Hamas bill has been severely watered down by Congressman Eliot Engel. It’s a turn of events that should trouble every supporter of Israel. The New York Post claimed this week that Engel (D-NY), the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs...

 

Recalling my experience growing up with Israel

As I get deeper into my senior years, I find myself spending more time reflecting on my life, and trying to find meaning in what brought me to this moment of my existence. One of those reflections was remembering my first real connection with...

 

Can you forgive your political foes? And can they forgive you?

(JNS)—As the year 5780 begins, political division is the predominant theme in both Israel and the United States. In Israel, two attempts to elect a Knesset in one year may not have been enough. The stalemate that has prevented the formation of a...

 

Blame it on the Brits

Dear Editor: Kudos to Alan Kornman on his letter to the editor, “1929 Hebron massacre—the rest of the story,” Sept. 27. Haj Mohammad Amin al-Husseini is a name most Jews don’t recognize. He was a person, one of the early supporters of The...

 

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...

 
 By Nancy Ludin    News    October 11, 2019

Profile of loving siblings at Oakmonte Village

Herb Maneloveg and his sister Phyllis Maneloveg Kasrel grew up in a small home in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, where their father had a store called People's Furniture. There were 20 Jews in the town and...

 

JNF is about giving

In many ways, Judaism is a religion with a moral compass built in. After attending Hebrew School for six years as a student, and five subsequent years assisting as a madricha (Hebrew transliteration...

 
 By Yaakov Lappin    News    October 11, 2019

As Moscow waits for Israeli electoral outcome, the future of Syria looms over relations

(JNS)-When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Sochi in Russia last month to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the event turned into a political football back in Israel. Seizin...

 

Jewish Pavilion helps foster diversity

During a recent conversation with Deborah Loe, director of Lifestyles at Palmetto Landing in Winter Springs, Jewish Pavilion Program Director Susan Bernstein asked what aspect of her work is most rewa...

 

Scene Around

First... let me wish all my readers SHANAH TOVAH! "During Rosh Hashanah, we celebrate the creation of the world. And commit to repairing and perfecting it together. In the New Year, we'll work...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    October 11, 2019

Demi Lovato apologizes to fans offended by her Israel visit

JERUSALEM (JTA)—Demi Lovato had gushed about her “magical” visit to Israel, saying she felt a “sense of spirituality” there. Now the 27-year-old pop star and actress is apologizing to those who may have been offended by her trip. In Israel,...

 
 By Larry Luxner    News    October 11, 2019

Israel gives new hope to patients with multiple myeloma

TEL AVIV-Shlomit Norman was only 42 when doctors diagnosed her with multiple myeloma-a bone marrow cancer with no known cure that rarely strikes people under the age of 65. At the time, the youngest...

 

R.J. Palacio tells us why her new book is a Holocaust story

If your kids are of a certain age, they’ve probably read “Wonder,” the best-selling book about Auggie Pullman, a boy born with facial differences who, after being homeschooled his whole life, begins attending a school in fifth grade. It’s on...

 

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