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Heritage Newspaper’s print audience doesn’t get to read responses to articles that are posted in the online edition of the paper (unless they also read the online edition). Here are this week’s responses: “A Jewish family sold this Kandinsky...

 

Challah for Rosh Hashanah

Who could pass up an opportunity to make challah with your children and grandchildren just before Rosh Hashanah? Thanks, once again, to Ben Brenslauer for providing the opportunity to carry on family...

 

Beset by grievances with Netanyahu's government, Israeli Arabs flex their muscles

(JNS)-The Arab Israeli public came out in force during the second round of elections on Sept. 17, and according to an Arab Knesset member and others, was motivated to prevent the formation of a...

 
 By Dov Lipman    News    October 11, 2019

Pre-indictment hearings begin in Israel, putting Netanyahu on the political sidelines for now

(JNS)-Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's pre-indictment hearing began on Wednesday after three years of investigation. Netanyahu, who did not attend the hearing, is seeking to convince...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    October 11, 2019

Anti-Semitic hate crimes in NYC have risen significantly in 2019

NEW YORK (JTA)—The number of hate crimes against Jews in New York City has risen significantly over the first nine months of this year, part of a citywide rise in such offenses. The New York Police Department has reported 311 total hate crimes...

 
 By Nancy Ludin    News    October 11, 2019

Profile of loving siblings at Oakmonte Village

Herb Maneloveg and his sister Phyllis Maneloveg Kasrel grew up in a small home in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, where their father had a store called People's Furniture. There were 20 Jews in the town and...

 

JNF is about giving

In many ways, Judaism is a religion with a moral compass built in. After attending Hebrew School for six years as a student, and five subsequent years assisting as a madricha (Hebrew transliteration...

 
 By Yaakov Lappin    News    October 11, 2019

As Moscow waits for Israeli electoral outcome, the future of Syria looms over relations

(JNS)-When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Sochi in Russia last month to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the event turned into a political football back in Israel. Seizin...

 

Jewish Pavilion helps foster diversity

During a recent conversation with Deborah Loe, director of Lifestyles at Palmetto Landing in Winter Springs, Jewish Pavilion Program Director Susan Bernstein asked what aspect of her work is most rewa...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    October 11, 2019

Demi Lovato apologizes to fans offended by her Israel visit

JERUSALEM (JTA)—Demi Lovato had gushed about her “magical” visit to Israel, saying she felt a “sense of spirituality” there. Now the 27-year-old pop star and actress is apologizing to those who may have been offended by her trip. In Israel,...

 
 By Larry Luxner    News    October 11, 2019

Israel gives new hope to patients with multiple myeloma

TEL AVIV-Shlomit Norman was only 42 when doctors diagnosed her with multiple myeloma-a bone marrow cancer with no known cure that rarely strikes people under the age of 65. At the time, the youngest...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Broward County, Florida commission passes anti-Israel boycott resolution By Marcy Oster (JTA)—A county commission in southeastern Florida unanimously passed a resolution opposing the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel. The Br...

 

Photo of Australian Jewish boy being forced to kiss classmate's shoes sparks outrage

(JTA)—Two reports of anti-Semitic bullying at schools in Australia are receiving widespread media coverage. A photo that allegedly shows a 12-year-old Jewish student being forced to kneel to kiss the shoes of a Muslim classmate was circulated on...

 
 By Dov Lipman    News    October 4, 2019

Netanyahu tapped to form coalition

(JNS) With negotiations between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Blue and White leader Benny Gantz, failing to form a national unity government, Israel's President Reuven Rivlin...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    October 4, 2019

The Trump-Ukraine controversy, and the Jews involved, explained

WASHINGTON (JTA)—A week ago, impeachment was not the flavor of the season. The interest in Robert Mueller’s special counsel report into Russian election interference had waned, and the testimony by Mueller before Congress in July failed to...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    October 4, 2019

Pres. Trump's New Year's message

WASHINGTON (JTA)—President Donald Trump, speaking to nearly a thousand Jewish leaders to wish them a Happy New Year on the eve of Rosh Hashanah, said he would be tough with Iran but did not want military conflict. “Our country is reminded of the...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    October 4, 2019

Greenblatt proud of peace plan

JERUSALEM (JTA)—White House Middle East peace envoy Jason Greenblatt wrote in an op-ed that his work on an Israeli-Palestinian peace plan has left him “proud, grateful, surprised, sad, and hopeful.” “I wonder if my deceased grandparents who...

 

Jewish Academy of Orlando celebrates Rosh Hashanah

Jewish Academy of Orlando's students love celebrating the new year with their friends. Here are a few peeks from the week's activities.  Jewish Academy of Orlando serves central Florida students of...

 

Donation brings in Rosh Hashanah for Kinneret

Kinneret Jewish residents were treated to a special early New Year when a non-Jewish resident donated the funds to ensure that Jewish residents would be able to celebrate "their" h...

 

Netanyahu didn't win Israel's election-so why is he getting the chance to form a government?

(JTA)—As votes were counted following the election in Israel, many saw the results as a loss for longtime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. After all, Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud Party won fewer seats than the Blue and White party of his main...

 

Artwork by children around the world installed at Pittsburgh's synagogue

PITTSBURGH (JTA)-An art installation consisting of works submitted by children from around the world was unveiled at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. "#Hearts Together: The Art of...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    September 27, 2019

5 things to watch after Israel's too-close-to-call election

JERUSALEM (JTA)-The morning after Israel's second national election in five months, the results are still unclear. According to the latest vote count, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trailing...

 

RAISE announces two new logos

RAISE, the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando's work and social skills training program for adults with special needs has unveiled two new logos. Both can be seen on RAISE's Facebook page. One logo...

 

Gantz spurns Netanyahu

(JNS)-Blue and White leader Benny Gantz rejected Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's call to join a unity government under the Likud leader's leadership, stating that he would be prime minister of a...

 

Jewish Academy of Orlando enrollment increases 8 percent

Jewish Academy of Orlando grows with new students, new teachers, and a new grade level. While most of the growth came in the lower grades, the upper grades showed marked growth as well. Head of Schoo...

 

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