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Make gratitude part of your daily routine. Two common issues you might run into when starting a gratitude practice are forgetfulness and a lack of awareness. Try writing what you’re grateful for in...

 

From Jack Antonoff to Doja Cat to Flora Purim, this year's Jewish Grammy nominees span every genre

(JTA) — This year’s slate of Jewish Grammy nominees offers a little something for everyone. The nominees for the 2023 Grammy Awards, announced on Tuesday, include prominent Jewish names from pop and rap, but they also recognize Jewish musicians...

 

I'm a Jewish historian and my grandparents ran a deli - maybe we're in the same business.

(JTA) - Like so many other American Jews from the New York area, I have been eagerly awaiting "I'll Have What She's Having," the new exhibit on the American Jewish deli now on view at the New-York His...

 

A Jewish diplomat tells his story in PBS documentary about the Iran hostage crisis

(New York Jewish Week) — After a “traditional, religious” Jewish childhood in Brooklyn where he attended yeshiva, Barry Rosen fell in love with Iran. Rosen was 22 when he joined the Peace Corps and set out on a two-year stint in Iran in 1967....

 
 By Nancy Ludin    Features    November 25, 2022 

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: When to give up the car keys?

There are certain signals that might mean it is time to give up the car keys. Unfortunately, very few seniors pay attention to these signs: • Nervous behind the wheel. • Reactions are too slow due to your vision. • trouble reading street...

 

Delis may be dying, but they remain alive in our hearts

(JNS) - Which is more important: pastrami or making love?  This was a question that George Costanza, played by Jewish actor Jason Alexander, grappled with on a hilarious episode of "Seinfeld." And,...

 

Larry David gets sued for joke in Super Bowl ad

(JTA) — Jewish comedian Larry David is being sued in a class action lawsuit for his role in promoting the failed cryptocurrency exchange platform FTX as a brand ambassador during a Super Bowl commercial. The commercial, which aired during the 2022...

 

Dave Chappelle isn't the first to suggest that Jews run Hollywood

(JTA) – On "Saturday Night Live" last weekend, Dave Chappelle really wanted his audience to know there are a lot of Jews in Hollywood. "I've been to Hollywood, this is just what I saw," he said...

 

This prominent Jewish philanthropist brings 'healing' murals to the city's hospitals and clinics

(New York Jewish Week) — Over the last few years, patrons of New York City’s hospitals and health clinics may have noticed more than two dozen new murals adorning the walls and building exteriors — bringing life, creativity and color to the lar...

 

Retiring dentist honored by patients and vice mayor of Deltona

Michael Zerivitz, DDS, better known to all his patients as Dr. Z, practiced dentistry at 916 Deltona Blvd. in Deltona for 42 years - caring for up to three generations in one family. When he decided...

 

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: How to Get the Elderly to take in fluids

As we age, the amount of fluid in our bodies begins to decrease. This means there are fewer water reserves available for your body to use as you get older. There is a lowered thirst response. The natural aging process weakens the body’s ability...

 

A Jewish social media influencer makes a Holocaust documentary for a new generation

(JNS) — At a moment of sharply rising antisemitism, a Jewish social media star known for her dance videos is getting deadly serious. Montana Tucker’s 10-part docu-series, “How to: Never...

 

JFS Orlando's Weekly Wellness Corner

Observe your gratitude. Giving thanks isn't just a single event or season, but a practice we should repeat each day. Start with observation and reflection. What are some areas in your life that need...

 

'Armageddon Time' tackles Jewish assimilation and race relations

This piece contains spoilers. (JTA) – At the fancy private school where he has just started his first day, Jewish sixth-grader Paul Graff (Banks Repata) is asked by a major donor what his last name...

 

In new miniseries 'The Calling,' an NYPD detective's Judaism helps him solve crimes

(New York Jewish Week) — In “The Calling,” a new miniseries streaming on Peacock, a Jewish NYPD detective fights crime and solves mysteries by letting his Jewishness lead the way. Jeff Wilbusch...

 

Christians and Jews bless and comfort Holocaust survivors

The timing may be coincidental but there are no coincidences. This week, two parallel, complementary organizations – one run by an Orthodox Israeli American Jew, and one run by a Chinese American...

 

Meet the Jewish world champion of Magic: The Gathering

(JTA) - There's a good chance that right now, Nathan Steuer is playing, or thinking about playing, Magic: The Gathering. The trading card game, which Steuer used to play with friends at Jewish summer...

 

What Elie Wiesel taught me about the Book of Job

The Book of Job - dealing with the fundamental unfairness of the universe and the prospect of horrific undeserved suffering that has existed in every generation - has fascinated many thinkers over t...

 

A most unique bar mitzvah

Isaac Posner, son of Erick Posner and Sara Collins, stepson of Travis Johnson, and great-nephew of Gil and Risa Dombrosky of Fern Park, Fl., was called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Oct. 29, 2022...

 

Addition to the Holocaust Center creation

After submitting his letter to the editor about the beginning of the Holocaust Center, Paul Jeser wanted to add something to his letter. The addition was too late for the Nov. 4 issue. Here is, as Paul Harvey used to say, the “rest of the...

 

Monsters, demons, and other mythical creatures in Jewish lore

Jewish tradition is opposed to magic, divination, and sorcery. Exodus 22:18 reads: "You shall not allow a witch to live." And Deuteronomy 18:10-11 is more elaborate: "Let no one be found among you...

 

JFS Orlando's Weekly Wellness Corner

Sometimes forgiveness doesn't go as planned. You reflected, you decided, and then when you finally got the clarity and strength to ask someone for forgiveness, they end up blaming you without taking...

 

US Holocaust Memorial Museum to honor Robert Kraft

(JNS) - Robert Kraft, the owner of the New England Patriots football team, and his family are set to receive a national leadership award on Tuesday for their support of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Mus...

 

A Jewish cabaret artist's Egon Schiele paintings, stolen by the Nazis, will be auctioned for charity

(JTA) - After a years-long battle to reacquire two paintings the Nazis stole from their ancestor before he became one of their early victims, the descendants of Austrian Jewish cabaret performer...

 

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: Brain boosting activities

Want to give your brain a boost? Try these easy remedies: • Sing. Seniors choirs offer joy and a feeling of togetherness. Musical instruments are appealing and playing boosts brain health. Safe Sauna bathing Researchers say that the heat may...

 

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