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Kostya Kimlat hosts Orlando Magic Mansion

Kostya Kimlat hosts Orlando Magic Mansion

Step into the world of close-up magic this October at the Orlando Magic Mansion. Held from Oct. 27-30, the Orlando Magic Mansion takes place in the majestic, Victorian-inspired manor at The Courtyard ...

It's jeans, jewels and all that jazz at Jewish Academy of Orlando gala

Jewish Academy of Orlando announced it will be honoring the Bierman and Moreno families at this year's annual gala, titled "Jeans, Jewels, and Jazz" on Saturday, Nov. 1 at the Hilton...

Weekly roundup of new briefs from JTA

Penn State students sentenced for vandalizing Jewish frat (JTA)—Two Penn State students who pleaded guilty to spray-painting anti-Semitic graffiti on a mostly Jewish fraternity house were sentenced to community service and probation. Eric Hyland,...

Harriett's Closet Warehouse sale of the century, Nov. 7 - 21

When Harriett Lake arrives at an event, everyone in the room knows. In her fashionista style, she is (Hello) Dolly Levi, Cher, Lady Gaga and Elton John all rolled into one. From the top of her...

JNF honors Wise at Tree of Life dinner

Jewish National Fund (JNF) will honor Tess Wise, founder of the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center (HMREC) of Central Florida, with the Guardian of Israel Award at its annual Tree of...

Hillel is an open forum

WASHINGTON (JTA)—Once again the love affair between the Jewish people and higher education is back in full bloom. The start of a new school year, and the Jewish New Year, marked the beginning of robust programming for Jewish college students...

Have we lost our way?

Dear Editor: My grandfather, from Poland, escaped the Nazis and made it onto a boat when he was 13. He arrived in New York City and was looked after by survivors of the Nazis Holocaust and others who denied Jewish people the right of prayer and...

U.S. has no clear path back to Israeli-Palestinian negotiations

WASHINGTON (JTA)— Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is talking tough. And Israel and the United States don’t seem to mind too much—or else think their best option at this point is to grin and bear it. Abbas used his Sept. 26...

Indyk cracks the whip on Israel

As Yom Kippur sermons go, Martin Indyk’s was a doozy. Speaking at the Adas Israel synagogue in Washington, D.C. on the holiest day of the Jewish year, the former U.S. envoy to the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations accused Israel of showing...

Another obscene Israel analogy

For several decades now, Israel’s enemies have actively and willfully defamed the Jewish state by comparing its actions to the atrocities committed by the worst villains in recent history. We all know about the ludicrous and insulting parallel...

So many things to worry about

Relax? Impossible. Too much is threatening. Daesh, whatever that is, is chopping heads and managing to evade the U.S. air campaign (along with a few other participants providing 10 percent of the airstrikes), and imposing its draconian Islam across...

Ralph Goldman assisting Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion with his coat.

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...

Scene Around

My visit to the White House... I know. I know. This is old news already but, as I've said many times before, I am writing my column far in advance... so the White House intruder story only happened...

To my Grandma Gloria Titen, with love

My Grandma Gloria was my everything. She was one for the storybooks, conceptualized from a fairytale. She was the salt of this earth and the light in the sky. I firmly believe if angels do exist,...

Remembering Ralph Goldman

(JTA)-Most Jews have never heard of, let alone ever met, Ralph I. Goldman. But for countless numbers of us throughout the world, Ralph-a former chief executive of the American Jewish Joint...

Ralph Goldman, former JDC head and a builder of Israel, dies at 100

JERUSALEM (JTA)-Ralph Goldman, who as a young man helped shepherd the State of Israel into existence and later devoted his professional life to bringing humanitarian relief to Jews across the globe, ...

 
 
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