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'The images will stay with me for the rest of my life': Warsaw Ghetto Uprising photos revealed

(JNS) - POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews revealed on Monday new-found images of the Nazis mercilessly putting down the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Revolt. Captured in secret by a Polish firefighter...

 
 By Nancy Ludin    Features    January 27, 2023 

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: Living with a companion/aide

Assuming that you have hired an aide from a home health care agency, you can expect a lot of support in easing your anxieties. It is the agency’s job to answer your questions in advance and resolve any issues that arise. The key to facilitating...

 
 By Sara Rosen    Features    January 27, 2023 

A new film brings to life 'the largest single work of art created by a Jew during the Holocaust'

(New York Jewish Week) - While hiding from the Nazis, the German Jewish artist Charlotte Salomon began a series of autobiographical paintings and texts with a painfully simple description of her...

 
 By Jacob Henry    Features    January 27, 2023 

Conan O'Brien talked to this New York rabbi about Judaism on his podcast

(New York Jewish Week) — Regular listeners of Conan O’Brien’s podcast generally expect to hear the comedian interview A-listers such as Michelle Obama and “Fleishman Is in Trouble” star Lizzy Caplan. But the former late-night host...

 

Spelt banana bread with chocolate, dates and tahini recipe

Maybe it's the home comfort it exudes, maybe it's how easy it is to make, but for a variety of, mostly inexplicable, reasons, banana bread has become everyone's quarantine darling. There were a couple...

 

In Turkey, Orthodox drama 'Shtisel' is being adapted for a Muslim audience

ISTANBUL (JTA) — “Shtisel,” a TV series about haredi Orthodox Jews that became an international phenomenon after Netflix picked it up in 2018, is getting a Muslim makeover for Turkish audiences,...

 

Holocaust objects on display at German parliament

(JNS) - An exhibition of Holocaust-era items from the collections of Yad Vashem whose stories are intertwined with Jews from Germany will open in the Bundestag next week, ahead of International...

 
 By Jordyn Haime    Features    January 27, 2023 

Heirs sue for restitution of one of van Gogh's most famous paintings

(JTA) — Heirs of a German-Jewish banker are suing a Japanese insurance company for the return of one of Vincent van Gogh’s famed “Sunflowers” paintings or at least $750 million in punitive damages. In December, Julius H. Schoeps, Britt-Marie...

 

The Righteous Among the Nations, then and now

(Jewish Journal via JNS) — On Aug. 15, 1942, a 12-year-old boy named Shmulik slipped out of the Bobov ghetto in search of a place to hide. The day before, all of the inhabitants of the ghetto had been taken into the woods and shot. Shmulik, who was...

 

Successful Pro Israel Friends Group is looking for new members

People often complain that they have no voice in government legislation, thinking erroneously that they are just “one person whose voice doesn’t matter.” But this isn’t true. There is a...

 

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: Choosing a Senior Living community, Continuous Care Retirement Community, or rental community

A Continuous Care Retirement Community is the same as a Life Plan Community. In both cases a continuum of care is provided — independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing and rehabilitation. Some CCRC’s offer memory care, and some do not....

 

U.N. exhibit remembers when the world turned its back on stateless Jewish refugees

(New York Jewish Week) - In 2017, Deborah Veach went back to Germany, looking for the site of the displaced persons camp where she and her parents had been housed after World War II. They were in...

 

JFS Orlando's Weekly Wellness Corner

January is National Poverty Awareness in America Month and, between our busy Pearlman Food Pantry and the effects of poverty all our Family of Services witness every day, we can safely say that...

 

The top 8 Jewish sports moments of 2022, from Sue Bird to Sandy Koufax

(JTA) — For Jewish sports fans, 2022 was a year of very high highs and particularly low lows. The fall was dominated by an antisemitism scandal involving Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving, who shared...

 

JFS Orlando's Weekly Wellness Corner

Before you get started on your new year’s resolutions, take a look at what was on your list last year. What worked and what didn’t? Was there an activity or hobby you wish you could have done...

 

In Netflix's 'You People,' Jonah Hill is a Jewish guy who finds love with a Farrakhan follower's daughter

(JTA) – Were Jews the “OG slaves”? Can American slavery be compared to the Holocaust? And who gets the last word on Louis Farrakhan? These questions have spurred very serious debates over time — and now will be getting a raunchier take in...

 

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: Color therapy for dementia and everyone else

Color therapy can be beneficial for those with memory loss. Dementia specialists recommend using different colors to provide contrast in spaces and to help distinguish different objects. For example, painting a door a color that contrasts with the...

 

'Imam of Peace' committed to fight against Islamist extremism

(JNS) - Imam Mohammad Tawhidi, an Islamic scholar and thinker, has dedicated his life to fighting Islamic extremism. Physically attacked for his positions and forced to flee his home in Australia...

 

Top 10 antisemitism list for 2022

(JNS) — The Simon Wiesenthal Center on Thursday released its annual Global antisemitism Top Ten list in Jerusalem. The Wiesenthal list included an exclusive JNS report from November about a former German Lutheran bishop, Gerhard Ulrich, who...

 

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: Representative payee

Edited by Nancy Ludin CEO, Jewish Pavilion Some of the millions of people who get monthly Social Security or Supplemental Security Income benefits need help managing this money. A person assigned to help you manage your monthly benefits is called a...

 

JFS Orlando's Weekly Wellness Corner

Put your last year into perspective. Take inventory of your achievements and situations you felt went well, but also disappointments and moments you felt could have gone better. While looking at...

 
 By Jon Kalish    Features    January 6, 2023

'Married to the Mob,' but under a chuppah: A new memoir details a Jewish family's crime ties

(New York Jewish Week) - The Geiks weren't your typical Bronx working-class Jewish family.  The father ran a mob-protected trucking company in Manhattan's Garment District. One brother, an NYPD...

 

Unique therapy program offers troubled Jewish youth a distinctly Israeli alternative

KIBBUTZ HAZOREA, Israel - Throughout high school, Ben rarely did his homework, struggled to complete school assignments and used marijuana on a daily basis. Frustrated with his situation, Ben, 18,...

 

Wild pitch: How an Israeli kibbutznik became a Cincinnati Reds pitching coach

KIBBUTZ GEZER, Israel (JTA) - Bill James, the influential baseball writer, historian and statistician, once described the great Yankee first baseman Don Mattingly in only four words: "100 percent...

 

Yiddish New York sees the culture blossom in song and film

(JNS) - On the last night of Hanukkah, more than 150 people got to listen to two exceptional Jewish musicians at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Manhattan, with some dancing in the aisles. It was par...

 

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