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Movie review: Don't resist the movie 'Resistance'

On the recommendation of a friend, I rented the freshly released film "Resistance" on Amazon Prime. Starring Jesse Eisenberg, the film is a small peek into the true story of the rescue of tens of...

 
 By Ed Borowsky    Features    May 22, 2020 

RosenCare-a new paradigm in healthcare

By Ed Borowsky Rosen Hotels & Resorts currently employs more than 4,000 associates, all of whom owner Harris Rosen considers part of his extended family. In 1974, Rosen purchased his first...

 
 By Gloria Yousha    Features    May 22, 2020 

Scene Around

Another poem by Yours Truly (What else is there to do these days except clean house. (Ugh!) It's been four months I'm stuck at home, 'Bout time to write another poem, I'm missing friends and...

 

Correction and explanation

Rabbi Sanford Olshansky—adjunct professor, Judaic Studies Program, UCF—pointed out an error in Gloria Yousha’s “Scene Around” column in the Heritage, May 8 issue. He writes, “in her ‘Shout Out’ about the Passover Haggadah, Ms. Yousha...

 
 By Curt Schleier    Features    May 22, 2020 

Jerry Stiller was a mensch, he could act with the best of them, too

(JTA)-The first thing Jerry Stiller said to me when we met was a compliment. Several weeks earlier, I had interviewed him over the phone for an article tied to an appearance in an HBO miniseries. But...

 

Those were the good old days...

Following is an article likely to be written by my now teenage grandchildren in 2050: It was April 2020 during the famous Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic crisis that swept across the world. It was a wonderful time longed for with such fond memories....

 

What Boaz can teach in the age of #MeToo

(JTA)-"I have ordered the men not to molest you." (Ruth 2:9) With these words, Boaz, the wealthy landowner, tells Ruth, the destitute Moabite, a stranger in Bethlehem, that she is not only free to...

 
 By Marcus M. Gilban    Features    May 22, 2020 

COVID-19 hasn't stopped one of Israel's national passions: folk dance

RAANANA, Israel (JTA)-Like all other mass gatherings now, Israel's Karmiel dance festival, one of the largest of its kind in the world, was postponed. The annual fest, which takes place at the end of...

 

Take a virtual tour of Israel

As Israel's tourism sector continues to reel from the global economic downturn, Jewish National Fund-USA is launching virtual travel adventures to support Israeli tour guides while providing tour...

 

Celebrating graduation in 2020

Many graduating seniors will not be able to observe their graduations at graduation ceremonies this year because of the coronavirus. Heritage would like to recognize all high school graduates in the paper. If there is a graduating student in your...

 

My Top Ten list to get through this pandemic 

Some day-hopefully in the near future-the COVID-19 pandemic will be behind us. Medical interventions to those infected will alleviate  the pain, suffering, and deaths. A vaccine may be developed...

 
 By Gloria Yousha    Features    May 15, 2020

Scene Around

Another Coronavirus poem by Your's Truly: I'm in my house for many months, (I'm not the type who swears or grunts.) But Coronavirus is a trap, My days are filled with food and nap, I'm watching TV...

 
 By Marcy Oster    Features    May 15, 2020

'Anti-Semite' was omitted from original Oxford English Dictionary

JERUSALEM (JTA)—The first editor of the Oxford English Dictionary thought the term “anti-Semite” would be short lived and thus did not include it in the original edition of the massive lexicon. A 1900 letter by the editor, James Murray,...

 
 By Josh Hasten    Features    May 15, 2020

When a saver of lives needs to be saved: Eli Beer's story

(JNS)-United Hatzalah of Israel, the country's largest independent volunteer emergency medical response organization, put on an online fundraising telethon on Sunday to support the group's...

 

Hans Calmeyer is remembered for saving thousands of Jews-a Holocaust survivor says he sent her to Auschwitz

AMSTERDAM (JTA)—In his native Germany and beyond, Hans Calmeyer is celebrated as a hero who saved more Jews from the Holocaust than Oskar Schindler. As a jurist for the Nazi German forces in the Netherlands, Calmeyer was put in charge of a small...

 
 By Ed Borowsky    Features    May 8, 2020

Jews in the Land of Disney: Meet a mainstay in the Jewish community

Dr. Bernard Kahn is one of the 36 percent who call themselves native Floridians. Born in Orlando in 1951, Bernie has lived and worked in the Orlando area his entire life and has seen the growth of...

 
 By Gloria Yousha    Features    May 8, 2020

Scene Around

A message from KEITH DVORCHIK, CEO of Jewish Federation... "As the wind blew and the rain fell recently, I found it symbolic of the changes we have been dealing with over the past 6 weeks. Storms...

 
 By Paul Socken    Features    May 8, 2020

When did elderly people like me become disposable?

TORONTO (JTA)-The coronavirus pandemic of 2020 is shaking the world in disturbing ways. As someone who is no longer young, I find one aspect of the crisis to be particularly unnerving: the attitude...

 
 By Lior Zaltzman    Features    May 1, 2020

Netflix's 'Unorthodox' Is Yiddish, feminist and just what we need now

Back in 2012, when Deborah Feldman's memoir "Unorthodox" came out, several people recommended I read this tale about a young woman leaving the Hasidic Satmar sect. I didn't follow the advice, but I...

 
 By Gloria Yousha    Features    May 1, 2020

Scene Around

Stuck in the House... By now I'm sure I proudly mentioned that I was a Navy mom several times. I must do it again! Being stuck in the house, what put a smile on my face (almost continuously) was watch...

 
 By Myrna Ossin    Features    May 1, 2020

Slivered Almond Toffee made from leftover matzah

Passover is over, but I still will be using up my leftover Matzah meal, potato starch and other Passover items. Matzah meal is a great binder for hamburger, meatloaf, salmon cakes, and more. I make the vegetarian Lasagna, Matzana, all year. Make...

 
 By Carin M. Smilk    Features    May 1, 2020

Day 23: Weather or not?

(JNS)-What's with this weather, anyway? I mean, the majority of us have accepted our lives as indoor cats right now, but a little sun wouldn't hurt, especially in the U.S. Northeast, where as of...

 
 By Lior Zaltzman    Features    May 1, 2020

The real history behind HBO's 'The Plot Against America'

(JTA)-The new TV show based on Philip Roth's novel "The Plot Against America," helmed by David Simon, the Jewish creator of "The Wire," has premiered on HBO and made a splash with critics and fans....

 
 By Eric Berger    Features    May 1, 2020

These Jewish teens are mentoring girls in science and powering tiny houses for the homeless

By Eric Berger Growing up in Los Angeles, Elyse Forman always tried to take the highest-level science courses she could, like A.P. physics and chemistry.  Forman often found she was the only female...

 
 By Shira Hanau    Features    May 1, 2020

Meet the dad bringing Jews stuck at home the sounds of Torah-set to classic children's books

(JTA)—Simmy Cohen has hardly read from the Torah since his bar mitzvah. When he’s not working at his marketing job from his home in Queens, New York, Cohen spends far more time these days reading children’s books to his 13-month old daughter....

 

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