Articles from the November 4, 2016 edition

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We all live in a yellow submarine!

Last Sunday, more than 400 people came to Crane's Roost in Altamonte Springs to enjoy the wonderful weather, nosh on knishes, and hear time-tested Beatles' songs by The British Invasion and the... Full story


A venue for Christians and Jews to stand with Israel

With the recent passage by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) of the controversial resolutions that deny Jewish and Christian ties to the Temple Mount, and... Full story


Jewish Film Festival review

The Roth Family JCC's annual Jewish Film Festival, presented in partnership with the Enzian Theater, is showing five films and one short Nov. 12 through Nov. 14. The first film, "Fanny's Journey,"... Full story


Prof. Pelli's newest book released

Professor Moshe Pelli, former director of the UCF Judaic Studies, and Abe and Tess Wise Endowed Professor of Judaic Studies, has just published his new book by the Hebrew University's Magnes Press in... Full story


New eligibility for Birthright

Young professionals ages 22-29 are invited to participate in Taglit-Birthright Israel’s for young professionals this December. Originally, the trip was only for young professionals working at JCCs or other Jewish organizations, but is now open to... Full story


Donald Trump links Jewish values and Israel support in Jerusalem video

JERUSALEM (JTA)—Donald Trump’s campaign debuted a video at a Republican event in Jerusalem linking the “honor and respect” for Jewish values the candidate says he learns from his family to his support for Israel. The one-minute video aired... Full story


Palestinians, Jordanians warn against opposition to UNESCO

(—The Palestinian Authority and Jordan are warning members of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee against opposing a planned resolution on Jerusalem set for a vote last Wednesday, Oct. 26. The 21-member World Heritage Committee is... Full story


Lawmakers from 17 countries denounce UNESCO

( from 17 countries signed a declaration last Thursday against the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) resolution and called for international... Full story


More Islamist money flows to Hillary Clinton

PHILADELPHIA—The Middle East Forum’s “Islamist Money in Politics” (IMIP) project has recorded an additional $12,061 in campaign contributions from Islamist sources to Hillary Clinton since releasing its list of the top ten recipients of... Full story


Congregation of Reform Judaism presents Havdalah Pajama and an all new youth program

Join the Congregation of Reform Judaism (CRJ) in your jammies (adults too!) for pizza, crafts, and a special milk and cookies story time with Rabbi Engel, Cantor Jacki, and Ms. Lauren. CRJ is proud to present its first Havdalah Pajama as part of an... Full story


Authors Ezra Glinter and Leah Kaminsky in town this month

On Nov. 12 Writer's Block Bookstore and Rollins College will host authors Ezra Glinter and Leah Kaminsky. The event will be a conversation between the two authors in addition to individual... Full story


UCF Judaic Studies with Dr. Berdichevsky

The UCF Judaic Studies Lecturers Series presents Dr. Norman Berdichevsky on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at Central Florida Hillel. He will talk about the importance of Modern Hebrew to the Jewish people, and... Full story


Award-winning author to speak at Historical Society event

Marcia Fine, award-winning author of seven novels, will speak about a “Sephardic Journey,” Monday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. in the Flagler Room of the Old Ponce de Leon Hotel, 74 King Street at Cordova Street on the Flagler College Campus in St.... Full story

 By Ben Cohen    Opinions    November 4, 2016

Aleppo brings Hezbollah back into the frame

After months of dithering, the Obama administration has finally taken some action against the Lebanese Islamist terror organization Hezbollah. The U.S. Treasury Department has applied sanctions on four Hezbollah operatives reportedly planning terror... Full story


FYI from JCRC: The power of interfaith relations

Hello, readers! We hope you all enjoyed time for reflection during the many October holidays and are greeting November with a sense of renewal and reinvigoration. Your JCRC certainly is! We are gearing up for a big fall seminar, Nostra Aetate:... Full story


We've met the enemy

Not much politics here. A long national holiday begins a few days before Rosh Hashanah and extends till two days after Succot. In Jewish tradition, there is a day after a holiday, perhaps to provide for recuperation.  All told, that’s close to a... Full story


UNESCO's historical revisionism- another form of hate speak

It is pointless to argue with those who happily pervert reality in the service of their profoundly held prejudices. Is there no limit to the United Nations’ willingness to ignore every readily verifiable fact and provable source of historic truth i... Full story


No sense denying the Jewish connection to Jerusalem

Archaeologists have uncovered yet more evidence of the ancient Jewish connection to Jerusalem—the very same week that UNESCO and the Palestinian Authority (PA) were declaring that Jews have no ties to Jerusalem. Talk about irony. The latest discove... Full story


Why every Jew should vote for Trump: Iran Nuclear Deal

Dear Editor: It seems that the American Jewish community has been largely silent about the July 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called this deal a “historic mistake.” The deal made it possible for Iran to have access to... Full story


We need the firm voice of a man of action

Dear Editor: With unlimited funds, Mrs. Clinton’s supporters can place full-page ads, even in The Heritage, providing her sound bites ostensibly favorable to Jewish concerns as expressed to AIPAC. However, with millions contributed to her... 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... Full story


Find DNA ancestorsm, cousins, and searching Holocaust records

Start on a family discovery journey with the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando (JGSGO) as it continues “My Jewish Roots” a JGSGO Workshop Roadshow. Each participant’s family discovery journey will include directed hands-on labs... Full story


Find your roots

The third in the series of "My Jewish Roots" workshops hosted by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando will be held Thursday, Nov. 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. at UCF Hillel. Shown here is Lynn... Full story


Ancestry subscription awarded to genealogy workshop attendee

Jean White won a subscription to while attending the second in the series of 10 monthly Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando workshops held at the Roth JCC on Oct. 26. White is... Full story


Engagement Annoucement - Lindsay Williams and Dr. Adam Siegel

Daniel and Sherry Williams of Longwood, Fla., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Lindsay Williams to Dr. Adam Siegel, son of Dr. Robert and Michele Siegel of Greenville, S.C.... Full story


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