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Renowned American-Israeli photographer donates "Generation Photos" to Walk in the Park

This year, those who attend the Jewish Pavilion's Fourth Annual Walk in the Park and Family Festival will have a rare opportunity to be captured in a "Generations Photo" by renowned American-Israeli...

U.S./Israel relations topic at AIPAC

On Wednesday, Sept. 3, Rabbi Rick Sherwin of Congregation Beth Am in Longwood, Florida will join hundreds of pulpit rabbis from around the country for a one-day symposium on U.S. – Israel relations ...

Ginsburg receives medal from Pope Francis

Local philanthropist Alan Ginsburg, was completely surprised when instead of arriving at what he thought was a financial meeting with the Catholic Diocese, he was awarded the papal Benemerenti medal, ...

George Galloway stirs up a sticky wicket in Yorkshire, England

Recently, in reaction to the Gaza conflict, George Galloway, a Respect party representative to U.K.'s Parliament announced that the West Yorkshire city of Bradford would be an "Israel-free zone." "We ...

In wake of rabbi's murder, Miami Jews fretting over security

(JTA)-The streets of North Miami Beach look different since the murder of Rabbi Joseph Raksin. At Northeast 175th Street and 8th Court, in the heavily Orthodox neighborhood where he was killed, a...

The fire next time

Hamas won this one. The universal condemnation of Israel in almost every newspaper in the world; the thousands of people taking to the streets of major cities to protest the “senseless” killing of innocent civilians has made great fodder for...

Who will stand up for the Christians?

Why is the world silent while Christians are being slaughtered in the Middle East and Africa? In Europe and in the United States, we have witnessed demonstrations over the tragic deaths of Palestinians who have been used as human shields by Hamas,...

It ain't over till it's over, but one can step back and learn

Here are some preliminary take-aways from the 2014 Gaza War (which may not even be over yet): 1. Obama, not America, is an enemy of Israel, and an ally of Hamas. 
Did Winston Churchill ever call and warn Eva Braun to leave the Hitler’s Berlin...

Grand strategy for the Middle East? We don't know

Strolling through Jerusalem’s historic Yemin Moshe quarter on a pleasant August morning, my ears caught a ringing, melodic sound emanating from within the walls of the Old City, perhaps half a mile from where I stood. This being a Sunday, the...

A complex junction

We’re at a junction, as complex as any where two or three major highways come together, with too many signs to be anything other than confusing. On Tuesday we were still in a limping forward cease fire, with confusing signals from Palestinians...

The 'other side' will never make peace with Israel

Dear Editor: The article by David Bornstein in the Heritage dated Aug. 15, is another example of someone trying to make sense of the “other side.” Since Judaism values life, the ten commandments, and our whole philosophy of trying to help...

No enhanced care for the elderly thanks to Florida politicians

Dear Editor: Moving down to the lowest rung of our society are those who lost their job, are poor, homeless, wandering mentally ill, institutionalized and at the lowest level, those warehoused. The latter group is in so-called rehabilitation,...

Finding the Goldbergs: A Catskills mystery unraveled

MONTICELLO, N.Y. (JTA)-The moment I kicked in the door of the abandoned house in the heart of the Catskills, I felt like I was in an episode of "The Twilight Zone: Borscht Belt edition." In some...

Jewish association with Robin Williams

After hearing of the apparent suicide of Robin Williams, I remembered laughing harder, and deeper than I ever had at a comedian when I first saw him perform at the Comedy Store in Los Angeles in 1977. During his set at the Sunset Boulevard...

Scene Around

Shades of ISIS... How hard it is to comprehend... fighting an enemy that prefers death to life. What can you do to threaten them? They feel that death means getting together with 72 virgins, etc....

Showbiz meets shtetl: Helping Hollywood get Hasidim right

NEW YORK (JTA)-When it comes to Hasidic characters in movies, film consultant Elli Meyer believes that the real deal trumps a random actor in costume. But that approach isn't without its challenges....

Obituary - JAMIE SHUJMAN

After a valiant bout with bladder cancer, Jamie Shujman passed away in Altamonte Springs surrounded by his family on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. Born in Havana, Cuba, to Salomon and Maria Shujman on Feb. 8, 1942, he immigrated to Washington, D.C., on...