Heritage Florida Jewish News - Central Florida's Independent Jewish Voice

Features

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 25 of 2919



 By Toby Axelrod    Features    October 23, 2020 

Jewish artwork hidden during Holocaust needs a home

(JTA) - Plans are under way to find a home for a huge trove of works by a nearly forgotten Jewish artist that was uncovered 78 years after her death in a Nazi concentration camp. The works of Czech...

 

Israel startup nation cycling team wins historic first-ever Grand Tour stage

(Tel Aviv) - The Israel Start-Up Nation cycling team made history, recording its first ever stage victory in a Grand Tour race, just five years after the team's establishment. Alex Dowsett finished...

 

Victoria has a secret during the pandemic

She is NOT wearing an underwire. And so are many other women. Yes, we have expunged our Exquisite Forms, ousted our Olgas and wiped out our Warners. Instead, we have traded our confining, pokey...

 

Last of the Jewish Red Necks

In his own words, Laurence Morrell is the "last of the Jewish Red Necks." This coming Oct. 30, 2020, will be not only his 78 birthday, but also the 65th anniversary of his bar mitzvah at Temple...

 

Jews of Color Career Development Program launches on Indigenous People's Day with aim to diversify Jewish leadership

The Jews of Color Career Development Program announced its first cohort members today — on Indigenous People’s Day — who will work in Jewish ventures and institutions across the country, developing their skills as entrepreneurial leaders...

 
 By Marcy Oster    Features    October 23, 2020 

Critics accuse Gal Gadot of cultural appropriation for accepting Cleopatra role

(JTA) - A social media storm has erupted after the announcement that Israeli actress Gal Gadot will portray the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra in a blockbuster film. Critics complained that Gadot is...

 

Decades before Gal Gadot, Elizabeth Taylor fell into controversy playing Cleopatra as a Jewish actress

(JTA) - After Israeli actress Gal Gadot announced this weekend that she would play the legendary Egyptian queen in a blockbuster movie, it didn't take long for the calls of cultural appropriation to...

 

Prince and the Jews: The late rock star's best Jewish friend tells all in new memoir

(JTA) - In the late 1960s, when Neal Karlen was not even 10 years old, he would spend time at the home of his grandparents, one of the few Jewish families that remained on the north side of Minneapoli...

 

Scene Around

Who knew?... I surely didn't and I knew her! Actress GOLDIE HAWN was raised Jewish by a Jewish mom and non-Jewish dad. She's been on television lately as "Rowan and Martin's Laugh In" has returned to...

 

This iconic Italian market in NYC has a Jewish history

(JTA) — Teitel Brothers, the 105-year-old Italian provisions store on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx, is not Italian at all. In fact, Teitels is the only existing store in the Bronx’s Little Italy...

 

What I've learned about Emirati culture as the chief rabbi's wife

(JTA) — Jews around the world are rightfully celebrating the historic and euphoric peace agreement between Israel and the UAE — and so are the Emiratis.  In particular, Israelis are looking forward to visiting the United Arab Emirates once...

 

How schnitzel became an Israeli staple

Schnitzel in Israel is a big deal. Like, a bigger deal than people realize. Or, at least, a bigger deal than I realized before I moved to Israel from the UK seven years ago.  Straddling the line...

 

Netanyahu invokes biblical precept for social distancing, says Mi Sh'Berech for Israel

In an interview with Kol B'Rama radio, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu invoked biblical precepts in order to convince religious Jews to social distance during the holiday of Simchat Torah that...

 

Jews in the Land of Disney: From 'Fingers Zambeeze' to cantor, Allan Robuck brings the beauty of music to the community

At eight years of age, Allan Robuck, cantor of Congregation Ohev Shalom, “didn’t have an option” about playing music. “I grew up in a musical family and my two brothers and younger sister had...

 

Scene Around

This comes directly from the "Jerusalem Post" newspaper recently ... Its title is "The Jewish imperative of the coronavirus crisis." "The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented global crisis....

 

COVID-19 imperils local Jewish media

(JTA) — The Baltimore Jewish Times newsroom was always quietest on Wednesdays. Given the unyielding Tuesday editorial deadlines, Wednesday was the best day to get out of the office to meet people, follow a hunch or find inspiration.  If Ira...

 
 By Ben Sales    Features    October 16, 2020

Michael Oren published a book of short stories - he's more worried about the future of literature than democracy

(JTA) - You may know Michael Oren as a cable news commentator on Israel and the Middle East. You may know him as the Israeli ambassador to the United States during Barack Obama's first term, when he...

 

A pair of Bernsteins are beautiful mensches

Susan Bernstein is a loving and dutiful daughter of Pearl Bernstein who lives at Cascade Heights. As a program director at the Jewish Pavilion, Susan enhances the lives of several hundred Jewish...

 

Scene Around

What a life... Here I am, still alive in spite of my age, still performing and still writing. And if the coronavirus doesn't get me, there is still a lot to do! Of course I have great memories of folk...

 

The gift volunteering gives a volunteer

Volunteering is such a personal and generous gift, and everyone has different reasons for doing it. Shirley Schoenberger is a very active volunteer with the Jewish Pavilion, and she knows this from...

 

New center sheds light on Babyn Yar massacre

Raisa Maistrenko will never forget Sept. 29, 1941 — the day Nazi troops rounded up the Jewish residents of Kyiv, Ukraine, and marched them to the Babyn Yar ravine on the city’s outskirts. “Leaflets were posted saying that all the Jews had to ga...

 

Palestinian refugee receives Spanish citizenship after discovering Jewish Sephardic roots

(JTA) - As a British resident born in Dubai to a Palestinian father and Lebanese mother, Heba Nabil Iskandarani had plenty of potential national identities. What she lacked, however, was a passport....

 

This Holocaust trauma thriller involved a Jewish character at first, then its Israeli director made the character Roma

(JTA) - When Israeli director Yuval Adler saw the script for "The Secrets We Keep," a thriller about a woman who kidnaps a man she believes was her Nazi torturer during World War II, he knew he...

 

The most unusual Yom Kippur

For most Jews, this year was one of the most unique Yom Kippurs, me included. On Yom Kippur afternoon, I decided to go through a box of old photos in which I found pictures from what had been the...

 

'The Chicken Soup Manifesto'

(JTA) - I fell in love with Jenn Louis' latest cookbook "The Chicken Soup Manifesto" at first sight. The James Beard-nominated chef has curated a collection of over 100 beautifully photographed...

 

Page Down

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2020

Rendered 10/25/2020 17:37