The community has been invited to once again join together for a musical
concert to bring in the new year on Saturday, September 5, at 9:15 pm,
at Beth David Synagogue, 39 Riverside Dr., Binghamton.
For the ninth consecutive year, the We Remember You Holiday Mitzvah
Project will bring hospitality to Jewish neighbors who might not have
family and friends nearby, or the means to celebrate the Jewish holidays
according to their traditions.
The first-ever Yiddish Theater Festival in the Fingerlakes, starring New
York City’s New Yiddish Rep, will include four events over three
nights, Tuesday-Thursday, September 8-10, in Ithaca.
Taxpayer dollars in the United States and Israel are subsidizing Jewish
terrorism against Arabs, a complaint filed with the New York state
Attorney General’s Office alleges.
To Jewish parents of young children on Manhattan’s Upper East Side,
Karina Zilberman is something of a celebrity. She is the tall, blonde,
guitar-strumming founder of the 92nd Street Y’s Shababa, a
multigenerational musical celebration of Shabbat whose name is a mash-up
of the modern Hebrew word “sababa” (meaning “cool” or “chill”) and Shabbat.
As technology continues to permeate traditional classroom environments,
more than 25 Jewish day schools are taking part in a new era of learning
fostered by Bonim B’Yachad (translated from Hebrew as “building
together”), an Israel-based online learning initiative founded three
How do we imagine God? In Jewish liturgy, God is depicted not by
physical characteristics, but by qualities of character – although
sometimes the phrases used can contradict each other.
In the early hours of August 17, 1915, a 31-year-old man took his last
breath as the table beneath him was kicked out and the short rope hung
from an oak branch snapped his neck. The man hanging from that tree was
an American Jew by the name of Leo Frank. Although Frank was the only
Jew in the history of America lynched by a mob, his death had a profound
and lasting impact on American Jewry.
Recent discussions about the Iran Accord have compared President Barack
Obama to Neville Chamberlain. Chamberlain’s Munich Agreement with Nazi
Germany allowed Adolf Hitler to annex the Sudetenland section of
Czechoslovakia. What’s interesting is the assumptions people make about
how history would have changed if the pact had not taken place.