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Assisting agencies and Jewish entities, here's JCA's goals and objectives

During this year, The Heritage will run a half page insertion in every issue featuring an organization that has partnered with the Jewish Capital Alliance of Central Florida to attain its chartered go...

 

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How thrilled I am ... Sure, sure, at my age anything would thrill me, right? WRONG! It has to be something very special ... and it was! The other evening on the KELLY CLARKSON television show, her...

 
 By Ed Borowsky    Features    October 22, 2021 

Jews in the Land of Disney: Former city commissioner finds family thought lost in the Holocaust

Sandi Solomon, three-term Casselberry city commissioner has found relatives who were thought to have perished in the Holocaust. Through a genealogy search that her daughter-in-law Sharon Fleitman of...

 

From Judeo-Greek to Karaim, Oxford courses on 12 rare Jewish languages aim to keep heritages alive

(JTA) — In April, the language-learning app Duolingo added its 40th language to its program arsenal: Yiddish. A couple of decades ago, it would have been unthinkable for a mainstream non-Jewish language program to offer an expansive, comprehensive...

 
 By Ben Sales    Features    October 22, 2021 

Sally Rooney: Israeli publishers can't put out my new book for now, but Hebrew translation 'would be an honour'

(JTA) — The bestselling author Sally Rooney said she decided not to publish her latest novel with an Israeli publishing house because she supports a boycott of Israel, but added that a non-Israeli press could still publish the book in Hebrew. Roone...

 

Lost toilets of the First Temple: 2700- year-old private toilet found in Jerusalem

(JTA) - A 2700-year-old toilet from the days of the First Temple in Jerusalem has been discovered by Israel's Antiquities Authority. Built as a private toilet stall at a time when few could afford...

 

The classic Jewish film 'Hester Street' gets a new life in 2021

Joan Micklin Silver, the pivotal female Jewish American filmmaker, always worked with a wit and wisdom that made her stories feel both timeless and personal. Best known for the rom-com "Crossing Delan... Full story

 

The 'Spanish Schindler' saved 5,200 Jews during the Holocaust - now Spain wants to find their descendants

MADRID (JTA) - In an unprecedented effort to find their relatives and raise awareness about their stories, Spanish authorities are releasing a list of the Hungarian Jews protected from the Nazis by a...

 

Enjoying the high holiday with seniors

Jewish Pavilion staff and volunteers were thrilled to provide in person high holiday celebrations in over 30 senior communities this year. Pictured is a resident at Allegro Inspired Living in Winter...

 

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My past is catching up ... Okay. This is a test. I will be able to tell how old you are by the fact that you remember this entertainer ... David Daniel Kaminsky. (You knew him as Danny Kaye, beloved...

 

As Jon Stewart returns to TV, here's a look back at his most Jewish moments

(JTA) - After a hiatus of more than six years that followed his departure from "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart returned to regular series TV on Thursday night with "The Problem with Jon Stewart." Debuti...

 

In 'Golden Voices,' Russian movie dubbers reinvent themselves in Israel, to hilarious effect

(JTA) — The familiar Jewish narrative of outsiders struggling to assimilate to their new homeland gets turned on its head in the charming Israeli comedy “Golden Voices.” Here, the strange, unwelcoming new land the Jews face is Israel itself....

 

'Fiddler' meets 'The Sopranos': A gritty, forgotten novel by Sholom Aleichem is published in English for the first time

(JTA) - Move over, Tevye the dairyman. Make room for Moshkele the thief, the rough and tumble rogue hero from the wrong side of the shtetl in a newly rediscovered work of fiction by Sholom Aleichem....

 

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More surprises ... Of course I've heard of WILLIAM SHATNER, but I never knew he was Jewish. Shatner was born in Montreal, Canada (like my mom). His grandparents were Jewish immigrants from present...

 

Why Jews read Torah on a yearly cycle

Every week, one section of the Torah, known as the Torah portion or “parsha,” is designated as a focus of Jewish study and is read aloud in synagogue that Shabbat. The first mention of a scheduled Torah-reading cycle appears in the Bible, in...

 

World War II letter connects families of Jewish survivors, Polish farmer who hid them

(JNS) — The descendants of two Holocaust survivors and the farmer who hid them from the Nazis in Poland have connected with the help of a recently discovered post-World War II letter. Karolina Jurzyk, 35, said that in 1942, her great-grandfather,...

 

Impossible Pork is here - but the plant-based meat won't be certified as kosher

(JTA) - Impossible Foods, the plant-based meat company, is releasing a long-awaited new product - but unlike the wildly popular Impossible Burger, it won't be certified kosher. The largest and most...

 

Pumpkin challah cinnamon rolls recipe

This recipe needs very little introduction, because it is just so decadent and delicious: Pumpkin challah. Cinnamon rolls. Sweet glaze. This is the autumn comfort food of your dreams, or at least...

 

Netflix gains entire catalogue of works by 'certainly anti-Israeli' Roald Dahl

(JNS) — Netflix has acquired the Roald Dahl Story Company, giving it rights to all the works by the late British children’s author, who was openly anti-Israel and had a history of making antisemitic remarks. Dahl’s books have been translated in...

 

A traveling sukkah

Each year the Jewish community celebrates Sukkot together ... this year Chabad of Altamonte Springs brought it to the community. The Chabad of Altamonte Springs Sukkah Mobile visited homes or...

 

Sharing a family legacy in a new book

“Fradel’s Story,” my third book since 2016, is especially sweet as it was co-written with my mother, Frances Cohen. Ever since I could remember, my mother was the family storyteller. Give her an...

 

Isaac Asimov's epic 'Foundation' series is now a TV show

(JTA) - This Friday, following a pandemic delay, Apple TV+ will debut "Foundation," the first-ever screen adaptation of Isaac Asimov's bestselling, award-winning science-fiction book series. First...

 

Remembering 'Newspaper Guy,' Mike Etzkin

"Mike Etzkin was a 'Newspaper Guy' through and through. He could write a good story, lay out the paper, and then write the headlines. "He could do it all," said Loraine O'Connell about her former...

 

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Wow! A favorite of mine ... One of my sons, a marketing manager, recently worked in New York City for a weekend. He met some very famous people and one of them was a favorite of mine, LARRY DAVID, who...

 

Jewish summer camp for adults combines fire breathing, color war and Shabbat experiences

Under a perfectly blue sky, the campers gathered around Lillian Feldman-Hill as she showed them how to create a combustible mixture using water, soap and butane. Then she demonstrated how to blow...

 

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