Articles from the October 17, 2014 edition

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It's jeans, jewels and all that jazz at Jewish Academy of Orlando gala

Jewish Academy of Orlando announced it will be honoring the Bierman and Moreno families at this year's annual gala, titled "Jeans, Jewels, and Jazz" on Saturday, Nov. 1 at the Hilton... Full story


Harriett's Closet Warehouse sale of the century, Nov. 7 - 21

When Harriett Lake arrives at an event, everyone in the room knows. In her fashionista style, she is (Hello) Dolly Levi, Cher, Lady Gaga and Elton John all rolled into one. From the top of her... Full story


JNF honors Wise at Tree of Life dinner

Jewish National Fund (JNF) will honor Tess Wise, founder of the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center (HMREC) of Central Florida, with the Guardian of Israel Award at its annual Tree of Lif... Full story


Special showing for HMREC

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act, a number of local organizations are presenting special programming on the history of desegregation in the United States. Ranging from art exhibits to documentary films to... Full story


Ralph Goldman, former JDC head and a builder of Israel, dies at 100

JERUSALEM (JTA)-Ralph Goldman, who as a young man helped shepherd the State of Israel into existence and later devoted his professional life to bringing humanitarian relief to Jews across the globe,... Full story


Remembering Ralph Goldman

(JTA)-Most Jews have never heard of, let alone ever met, Ralph I. Goldman. But for countless numbers of us throughout the world, Ralph-a former chief executive of the American Jewish Joint... Full story


Ralph Goldman assisting Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion with his coat.

In conjunction with the JCRC's Grits and Bagels Brunch, over the next few weeks, The Heritage is running a series of articles about local Jewish community members who made an impact on the Civil... Full story


Jewish Academy's open house and family science night

The Jewish Academy of Orlando is opening its award-winning day school for an open house featuring family science night. On Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 6:30 p.m., the Jewish Academy of Orlando will host curren... Full story


Kinneret accepting nominations for '8 over 80'

The Kinneret Council on Aging will proudly pay tribute to eight individuals over the age of 80 who have made significant contributions to the Jewish and Central Florida community on Sunday, March 1, 2015. “The 8 over 80 event really resonates with o... Full story

 By Ben Cohen    Opinions    October 17, 2014

Another obscene Israel analogy

For several decades now, Israel’s enemies have actively and willfully defamed the Jewish state by comparing its actions to the atrocities committed by the worst villains in recent history. We all know about the ludicrous and insulting parallel d... Full story


So many things to worry about

Relax? Impossible. Too much is threatening. Daesh, whatever that is, is chopping heads and managing to evade the U.S. air campaign (along with a few other participants providing 10 percent of the airstrikes), and imposing its draconian Islam across m... Full story


Hillel is an open forum

WASHINGTON (JTA)—Once again the love affair between the Jewish people and higher education is back in full bloom. The start of a new school year, and the Jewish New Year, marked the beginning of robust programming for Jewish college students a... Full story


Indyk cracks the whip on Israel

As Yom Kippur sermons go, Martin Indyk’s was a doozy. Speaking at the Adas Israel synagogue in Washington, D.C. on the holiest day of the Jewish year, the former U.S. envoy to the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations accused Israel of showing “total dis... Full story


U.S. has no clear path back to Israeli-Palestinian negotiations

WASHINGTON (JTA)— Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is talking tough. And Israel and the United States don’t seem to mind too much—or else think their best option at this point is to grin and bear it. Abbas used his Sept. 26 speech to th... Full story


Have we lost our way?

Dear Editor: My grandfather, from Poland, escaped the Nazis and made it onto a boat when he was 13. He arrived in New York City and was looked after by survivors of the Nazis Holocaust and others who denied Jewish people the right of prayer and... Full story


What's Happening - Friday, October 17 - Friday, October 24

MORNING AND EVENING MINYANS (Call synagogue to confirm time.) Chabad of South Orlando—Monday and Thursday, 8 a.m. 407-354-3660. Congregation Ahavas Yisrael—Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m., 407-644-2500. Con... Full story


Brad Herzog featured speaker at JCRC's Grits and Bagels brunch

Author Brad Herzog will be speaking about his most recent book, "My Mantelpiece: A Memoir of Survival and Social Justice" on Sunday, Nov. 2, at 1 p.m. at the JCC auditorium. This program is brought to... Full story


Chabad at UCF remembers, gives back on Sept. 11

People all around the country each have their own unique memory of how they felt when thousands of people lost their lives in the acts of terrorism conducted on Sept. 11, 2001. A select few, however,... Full story


To my Grandma Gloria Titen, with love

My Grandma Gloria was my everything. She was one for the storybooks, conceptualized from a fairytale. She was the salt of this earth and the light in the sky. I firmly believe if angels do exist, she... Full story


Scene Around

My visit to the White House... I know. I know. This is old news already but, as I've said many times before, I am writing my column far in advance... so the White House intruder story only happened... Full story


J-Serve Teen Task Force announced

Thirteen teens were selected to be a part of Orlando's J-Serve Teen Task Force 2014-2015. The Teen Task Force is a unique leadership opportunity for Jewish teens in grades eight through 12 to plan... Full story


COS Sisterhood hosts boutique

The Sisterhood of Congregation Ohev Shalom is now accepting applications for vendors and businesses that would like to participate in its second annual holiday boutique slated for Sunday, Nov. 16, from noon to 5 p.m. at the synagogue, 613 Concourse... Full story


One position open in RAISE program

The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando’s RAISE program (Recognizing Abilities and Inclusion of Special Employees) has been so successful with its first group of employees, that one local business recently hired a RAISE employee, leaving a p... Full story


Kostya Kimlat hosts Orlando Magic Mansion

Step into the world of close-up magic this October at the Orlando Magic Mansion. Held from Oct. 27-30, the Orlando Magic Mansion takes place in the majestic, Victorian-inspired manor at The Courtyard... Full story


A sukkah stirs controversy in heavily Muslim Dutch neighborhood

By Cnaan Liphshiz THE HAGUE (JTA)-For the tour guides that lead visitors through the Van Ostade Housing Project, Fabrice Schomberg's sukkah is one of the few signs of the neighborhood's Jewish roots. Built in the 19th century for impoverished Jews,... Full story


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