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'Better Together' ready to rumble

Any fan of wrestling knows how engaging wrestling can be as they are drawn into the drama of wrestling teams pummeling their opponents. Such is the sport of wrestling, and Central Florida is home to...

 

JFS Orlando's Weekly Wellness Corner

Before you start counting down the clock to the new year, take a moment to reflect on how you used your time this year... Were there things on your to-do list you needed to get done or wish you could have done, but didn’t? What got in the way of...

 

Leonard Cohen's 1973 Yom Kippur War concerts to be dramatized in TV series by 'Shtisel' writer

(JTA) — Leonard Cohen’s momentous trip to the Sinai Desert to perform for Israeli soldiers in the wake of the Yom Kippur War is being turned into a dramatized TV series. “Who by Fire: Leonard Cohen in the Sinai” will be written by Yehonatan...

 

Adam Sandler to receive Mark Twain Prize for American humor

(JTA) — The eight crazy nights of Chanukah came early for Adam Sandler when the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced Tuesday that the comedian and actor would be honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at a ceremony in...

 

Trevor Noah has hosted his last 'Daily Show.' Al Franken, Sarah Silverman and Chelsea Handler will soon sit in the chair.

(JTA) – As “The Daily Show” looks ahead to a future without host Trevor Noah, at least three Jewish comedians are waiting to take his place — at least temporarily. Al Franken, Sarah Silverman and Chelsea Handler are among the extensive list...

 

2022 was a big year for Jews in the arts. Here's what happened on screen and stage.

(JTA) – Once more for the record, Dave Chappelle: Jews don't actually run Hollywood. But anyone paying attention to pop culture in 2022 saw a lot of Jewish creativity. This year saw several big,...

 

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: Medical alert systems

Medical Alert systems should provide reliable, 24/7 monitoring by trained monitoring agents, allowing seniors and their caregivers to live with less worry, at home or on the go. An Alert system should provide the following: If there is an emergency,...

 

The Story of "Oy Vey"

Oy vey! - also: Oy vavoy! Oy vey iz mir! Oy gevalt! Or quite simply: Oy! - is an iconic Jewish expression that conveys the weariness of a people overly familiar with hardship and oppression, as well...

 

Book bans, Ukraine and the end of Roe: The year 2022 in Jewish ideas

(JTA) — Jewish eras can be defined by events (the fall of the Second Temple, the Inquisition, the founding of Israel) and by ideas (the rabbinic era, emancipation, post-denominationalism). It’s too early to tell what ideas will define this era,...

 

Jewish billionaire Mat Ishbia buys Phoenix NBA, WNBA teams from disgraced Jewish owner

(JTA) - Mat Ishbia, a billionaire mortgage lender who in high school was named Jewish athlete of the year by his hometown Jewish newspaper, has reportedly reached a $4 billion agreement to purchase...

 

Evidence of Maccabean revolt

(JNS) - Israeli archaeologists have discovered a small hoard of silver coins in the Judean Desert dating to the reign of Antioch IV, the ruler of the Seleucid Empire at the time of the rebellion of th...

 

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: Adult Day Care

Adult Day Care is a community-based program. There are more than 4,000 centers across the country with more than 78 percent operating on a nonprofit basis. All medical model adult day health care programs are affiliated and licensed under nursing hom...

 

Lack of time, interest and politics: why so many US Jews avoid communal life

(JNS) — Thirty-two percent of American Jews do not have time to be involved with Jewish organizations and institutions, and 28 percent do not consider those organizations a high priority on a personal level, according to a report published on...

 

'The Fabelmans': Steven Spielberg's antidote to Jewish victimhood

(Jewish Journal via JNS) - I hope the Jew haters who bully a young Steven Spielberg in his new movie "The Fabelmans" get a chance to see the film. In fact, I hope Kanye "Ye" West, Kyrie Irving,...

 

Michelle Williams says she plans to raise her children Jewish

(JTA) - Michelle Williams is one of the only non-Jewish actors with a starring role in "The Fabelmans," director Steven Spielberg's autobiographical film based on his Jewish family. But it turns out...

 

Jesse Eisenberg's on fire in 'Fleishman Is in Trouble'

(JNS) "Money doesn't buy you happiness," says Jesse Eisenberg, as Dr. Toby Fleishman. "Oh, of course it does," Claire Danes says, as his wife, Rachel, in the FX series "Fleishman Is in Trouble,"...

 

JFS Orlando's Weekly Wellness Corner

How are your relationships with friends, loved ones, or others around you? Are there people you wish you were closer to? The holidays can be the perfect time to nurture those relationships. It can be as easy as a phone call, grabbing a cup of coffee...

 

The man who saved more Jews than Schindler

As a journalist in Israel in the 1980s, I'd covered the Lebanon War and violence in the West Bank. But I'd always felt like an outsider. Last month, I returned to Jerusalem after nearly 35 years...

 

Harrison Ford will fight Nazis again in forthcoming 'Indiana Jones' sequel

(JTA) – Indy's going to sock it to the Third Reich once more. The fifth movie in the Indiana Jones series will plop Harrison Ford's heroic archaeologist into "a castle swarming with Nazis" in the...

 

As landmark Saul Bellow documentary premieres, a look back at his life through the JTA Archive

(JTA) - Given his place in the international literary canon, it's hard to believe that there has never been a widely-released documentary made about the Jewish Nobel Prize winner Saul Bellow. That's...

 

A new exhibit on Jewish delis explores the roots and rise of a uniquely American phenomenon

(New York Jewish Week) — It was a stupendously bad idea to arrive at the press preview for the New-York Historical Society’s new exhibit, “‘I’ll Have What She’s Having’: The Jewish Deli,” on an empty stomach. The exhibit — which...

 

Theodor Herzl diaries republished in ambitious new undertaking

(JNS) — “Today, Theodor Herzl is best known for his beard, not his books,” laments Gil Troy, editor of “The Zionist Writings of Theodor Herzl,” in his introductory essay to a new edition of Herzl’s diaries. Troy, a professor of history...

 

He'Brew maker Shmaltz Brewing relaunches with new owner: a rabbinical student

(JTA) - It seemed like the last keg had been tapped for Shmaltz Brewing Company, until a rabbi-in-training stepped in for a Jewish renewal project. The Jewish craft beer label, best known for its...

 

JFS Orlando's Weekly Wellness Corner

As this year comes to a close, it might be time to glance in the rear view mirror. How was your year? Did you have several accomplishments you're proud of, or maybe you made a few mistakes you wish...

 

Birthright alumni go in search of the next Jewish comedy star

(JNS) — It has been proven that the Birthright program produces lifelong connections between young Jews and Israel. Studies also show that participants are more likely to build Jewish families. But could it produce the next Jewish comedy star?...

 

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