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UN fails to pass first-ever resolution censuring Hamas

(JNS)-The United Nations rejected a resolution on Thursday that required a two-thirds majority to pass condemning the terrorist group Hamas for launching rockets from Gaza into Israel in addition to...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    December 14, 2018

When Israeli Americans meet, there's politics, partying and pride

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (JTA)-Sheldon Adelson, the casino magnate, his Israeli-born wife, Miriam, and Haim Saban, the Israeli-American entertainment mogul, entered the deck of the pool complex at the...

 

Heather Nauert next Nikki?

(JNS)-U.S. President Donald Trump nominated State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert on Friday as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, replacing Nikki Haley, who is stepping down at the end of...

 

OSU rejects; NYU passes BDS

(JNS)—Ohio State University’s student government overwhelmingly rejected a resolution on Wednesday night, calling on the school to separate itself from firms that do business with Israel. The BDS measure, defeated in a vote of 30-7 with three...

 

Jewish Academy launches Transitional Kindergarten

Jewish Academy of Orlando has launched a new academic program to serve the community. The school welcomes students to its new Transitional Kindergarten launching at the beginning of the 2019-2020...

 
 By Lisa Levine    News    December 14, 2018

Parties galore as the Jewish Pavilion celebrates Chanukah

During the festive Chanukah season, most Jews host or go to at least one party. For the Jewish Pavilion, the season is extra festive (and very busy), with five program directors hosting at least 30...

 

Israeli breakthrough device developed to aid migraine relief

By Brian Blum (Israel21c via JNS)-Some 14 percent of American adults suffer from migraines or severe headaches. Among women aged 18 to 44, the number soars to 23 percent. Currently, no cure for...

 

Shalala to bring experience working with Israel to Congress

(JNS)-Donna Shalala, 77, is no stranger to politics or the relationship between the United States and Israel. She served as Secretary of Health and Human Services under President Bill Clinton, where...

 

President of Chad meets with Netanyahu, 'wants to renew ties'

(JNS)—Donna Shalala, 77, is no stranger to politics or the relationship between the United States and Israel. She served as Secretary of Health and Human Services under President Bill Clinton, where she traveled to Israel and helped researchers...

 

The not-so-sweet taste of hypocrisy about anti-Semitism

(JNS)—Mixing food, especially ice-cream, with politics can be problematic. But Ben & Jerry’s—the iconic Vermont creamery founded by two Jewish guys from Long Island, N.Y.—became a huge success doing just that by convincing customers that thei...

 

What's the fuss?

A Saudi journalist went into his government’s consulate in Turkey, and may have exited some time later in a number of parcels. The disappearance has riled the media with the persistence of the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation. The folks are holding...

 

'Washington Post' finally covers Palestinian human-rights abuses

(CAMERA via JNS)—The Washington Post is finally covering the systematic violations of human rights by the Palestinian Authority and Hamas. In an Oct. 23 dispatch, Post reporters Ruth Eglash and Sufian Taha noted “the extreme lengths to which...

 

My first interactions with President George H.W. Bush

(JNS)—My first personal interactions with George Herbert Walker Bush were in 1987, when he was running for president, and I was working for Congressman Jack Kemp (R-N.Y.), who was also seeking the Republican nomination. In the folksy one-on-one...

 

Heritage stands corrected! Florida has had a Jewish governor

Dear Editor: I continue to look forward to reading the Heritage to keep up with both the local happenings and global Jewish news. In the Nov. 30 issue, you ran a story titled, “Meet Carlos Lopez-Cantera: Florida’s first Jewish governor (for five...

 

Credentials and viewpoints

Dear Editor: In response to the letter written by Larry Gutter and Debbie Meitin in the Nov. 30 issue. These writers imply that the Heritage “once again” has committed some kind of serious journalistic flaw by presenting a view they label as...

 

Heritage presents both sides of major issues

Dear Editor: I appreciate the pain that Deborah Meitin experienced when she read, without prior warning about the author’s background, the brilliant, informed, political analysis of Caroline Glick in the Heritage. Ms. Glick is not a follower of...

 

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...

 

Amid Hezbollah counter-tunnel operations, IDF must be 'ready for deterioration'

(JNS)-As the Israel Defense Forces ploughs ahead with an operation to expose and destroy a network of Hezbollah tunnels snaking their way into northern Israel from Lebanon, the military must also be...

 

Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin mine aging for laughs in Chuck Lorre's latest, 'The Kominsky Method'

(JTA)-"The Kominsky Method" is the wisest and saddest new comedy on television. That might be its biggest problem. The protagonist of the eight-episode Netflix series that debuts Friday is Sandy Komin...

 

Bar Mitzvah - Jonathan Aaron Gebaide

Jonathan Aaron Gebaide, son of Rachel and Rob Gebaide of Maitland, was called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at Congregation Ohev Shalom in Maitland. Jonathan is in the...

 

How one woman's discovery solved the riddle of her sister's mysterious illness

By E.J. Kessler When Eva Gelernt was a child, she suffered from mysterious medical ailments: severe bone pain in her legs and knees. Unexplained bruising. Low blood platelet counts. Eva, now 24,...

 

'Hava Nagillah' on a Sunday afternoon

The month of December is always busy with the celebration of Chanukah and preparations for the coming secular new year. The residents of Brookdale Island Lake and friends inaugurated the holiday...

 

Scene Around

I know Chanukah is over for 2018 but I just have to share this song (to the tune of "The First Night of Christmas") with you... "On the first night of Chanukah, someone sent to me, a warm bagel...

 

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks Hebrew in address at anti-Semitism conference

NEW YORK (JTA)—Apple CEO Tim Cook reiterated the company’s commitment to fighting hate and used a Hebrew phrase to do so. Cook invoked a phrase from Leviticus 19:16 in its original language on Monday at the Anti-Defamation League’s Never Is...

 

Chanukah events all around town with Chabad

Chabad of South Orlando held their Grand Community Festival on the first night of Chanukah, Dec. 2. The event featured kids Chanukah crafts and activities, a bevy of traditional Chanukah food,...

 

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