Issue 35

Friday, August 26, 2016

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Temple Israel invites community to “Welcome Home” celebration

After a two-year rebuilding period, Temple Israel has reopened its doors. It closed after heavy snow collapsed the roof through two levels of the original building. Now, Temple Israel will welcome the community to celebrate returning home.

Tenth annual “We Remember You” Project under way

Boxes have been placed at locations in the Greater Binghamton area to receive non-perishable food items for the 10th annual “We Remember You Project.”

TC scholar-in-residence to explore Jewish wellness

As Temple Concord’s Solis-Cohen Scholar-in-Residence, Rabbi Rex Perlmeter will speak from Friday-Sunday, September 9-11, at Temple Concord, 9 Riverside Dr., Binghamton, on subjects related to Jewish wellness.

Features

Book review: Russian Jews – part one

The literary output by Russian Jewish authors has flowered throughout the past two decades. As the younger generation of immigrants reaches adulthood, they offer a different take on their families’ experiences in England, the United States and Russia. The first part of this review features an outsider’s view of a Jewish oligarch, an absurdist tale of Stalin’s Russia and the story of an immigrant looking to fulfil her parents’ dreams.

Opinion

The detective and antisemitism

Years ago, I was reading a charming novel by a British author that was originally published in the 1930s. I don’t remember the title of the book or the plot, but do remember enjoying it – that is until I came across an antisemitic comment about a minor character.

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