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Silent evidence of the earthquake of 363 CE

Silent evidence of the earthquake of 363 CE

The skeleton of a woman with a dove-shaped pendant was discovered under the tiles of a collapsed roof by archeologists from the University of Haifa during this excavation season at Hippos-Sussita....

A musical afternoon at Emeritus Ocoee

Forming a triangle at Emeritus Ocoee, a Brookdale Senior Living community, are Program Director Gloria Green (rear), who performed Broadway and other "classics" on the piano, accompanied by Paul...

2,000–year-old stone inscription unearthed in Jerusalem

Rina Avner knew she had found something special when she hit the large stone during an excavation outside the walls of Jerusalem’s Old City. The stone, weighing one ton, had a well-preserved Latin inscription. Researchers say this is among the...

Students at the Jewish Academy of Orlando celebrate Simchat Torah

The fall festivals concluded with the holiday of Simchat Torah, the celebration of the Torah. Students, teachers, parents and grandparents all came together to celebrate. The Jewish Academy of...

Weekly roundup of new briefs from JTA

Netanyahu reportedly OKs housing plans for Jewish neighborhoods in E. Jerusalem JERUSALEM (JTA) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly approved planning for at least 1,000 new housing units in Jewish neighborhoods of eastern Jerusalem. At...

With mixed emotions

Every time I pick up a newspaper (I am of that generational bent) I hold my breath. I do the same thing in turning on the news. Matter of fact, wife Rachel will greet me with “Anything in the news about Israel?” To be a Jew and to live like a...

'The Death of Klinghoffer' an injustice to our father's memory

On Oct. 8, 1985, our 69-year-old, wheelchair-bound father, Leon Klinghoffer, was shot in the head by Palestinian hijackers on the Achille Lauro cruise ship. The terrorists brutally and unceremoniously threw his body and wheelchair overboard into...

Israel's emerging Muslim-majority ally

Beginning in the early 1990s, Turkey became the one Muslim-majority country that maintained a robust strategic relationship with Israel. The two countries developed strong trade ties. Israel helped update the Turkish air force and Turkey allowed...

Islam and Palestine

Islam is a problem for the faithful, as well as for the rest of us. Its 1600 years of accumulated doctrines may not differ in essence from what Jews have accumulated in 2500 years or Christians in 2100 years. What is problematic, however, are all...

The 'Klinghoffer' play fails to live up to the controversy

NEW YORK (JTA)—“See it. You Decide,” the Metropolitan Opera of New York exhorts in a promotional push capitalizing on the controversy over its new production of “The Death of Klinghoffer.” Well, I saw it. And I’m not sure which was...

Ex-presidents and the Jews: Carter vs. Hoover

Ex-presidents seldom take an interest in Jewish affairs, with two notable exceptions. One is Jimmy Carter, who has repeatedly clashed with the Jewish community. Another is Herbert Hoover, an unlikely ally of the Jews who passed away 50 years ago...

Enzian presents 16th annual Jewish Film Festival

The 16th annual Central Florida Jewish Film Festival is a cinematic celebration of Jewish life, culture, and history. Six films will be shown during the weekend of Nov. 15-17. All will be shown at...

Defying tradition, Hy Lake did not discriminate

In conjunction with the JCRC's Grits and Bagels Brunch, over the next few weeks, The Heritage is running a series of articles about local Jewish community members who made an impact on the Civil...

Jewish Pavilion's walk through the generations

"Each year, the Jewish Pavilion's A Walk in the Park, reminds us of the promise each generation has made to honor, respect and look out for our senior community," said Norma Ball, event co-chair. On ...

Looking at Jewish Positive Psychology through the 3,000-year-old lens of Jewish thought

LAKE MARY—When Israeli-born psychologist Tal Ben-Shahar began teaching a class called Positive Psychology at Harvard in 2006, a record 855 undergraduate students signed up for his class. Droves of students at the academically intense university...

Shabbat on Halloween: Horror of horrors or wonder of wonders?

LOS ANGELES (JTA)-With a borscht-curdling geshrei, Halloween this year falls on Shabbat. On a Friday night, trick-or-treaters, even Jewish ones, will be knocking. Should we open the door? Or should...

Founder of Shakespeare Theater speaks at luncheon

The Orlando Chapter of Hadassah presents A Book and Author, featuring author Stuart Omans on Tuesday, Nov. 4, at 11:30 a.m. at Congregation Ohev Shalom. Omans will captivate and delight attendees...

The last of the Monuments Men receives recognition

Last August, the Heritage reported about the sixth surviving member of the Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives program, better known as the Monuments Men, Rouben Sami, who lives in Winter Park. The...

Scene Around

This is indeed a small world... The following is a poem titled “I’m Free.” The author is unknown to us: “Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free, I’m following the path God laid for me, I took his hand when I heard his call, I turned my...

Pavilion seniors experience shared history at Lunch and Learn

While the Pavilion has been breaking bread with seniors in long-term care since 1998, there is much more to the organization beyond the challah. Executive Director Nancy Ludin noted, "Lunch and Learn ...

Bat Mitzvah - SARAH DANIELLE DORMAN

Sarah Danielle Dorman, daughter of Brian and Amy Dorman of Longwood, will be called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at Congregation Beth Am. Sarah is in the seventh grade at...

Obituary - MARJORIE A. DREAYER

Marjorie “Marge” A. Dreayer, 88, of Lake Mary and formerly of Orlando, passed away Saturday Oct. 18. She was 88 years old. She has been a resident in the Central Florida area for over 60 years and a charter member of Temple Israel and was...

 
 
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