Issue 41

Friday, October 09, 2015

Local News

“Sophie Tucker” kicks off third annual International Jewish Film Fest of Greater Binghamton on Oct. 18

The third annual International Jewish Film Fest of Greater Binghamton will be held from October 18-29.

“Yiddish Theater: Past, Present and Future” to be next program in CJS series

The second of the three programs in the upcoming College of Jewish Studies fall series “Weaving Jewish Identity with American Culture” will be held on Thursday, October 15, at 7:30 pm, at the Jewish Community Center, 500 Clubhouse Rd., Vestal.

Dr. Wendy Lower to present Holocaust lecture at Ithaca College

Dr. Wendy Lower will present a lecture on “Hitler’s Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields” on Monday, October 26, at 7:30 pm, at Ithaca College.

Israel News

Survey shows broad dissatisfaction with Israeli religious policy

TEL AVIV (JTA) – Secular and haredi Orthodox Israelis differ on many things, but there’s one thing both sides agree on: When it comes to religious affairs, the government is failing.

In dual Jerusalem stabbings by Palestinians, two Israelis killed

An Israeli teenager was stabbed by a Palestinian man outside Jerusalem’s Old City several hours after two Israeli men were killed in a similar attack nearby.


The young Jewish chef who made vegan food tasty – long before Beyonce made it cool

NEW YORK (JTA) – There’s a buzzy new eatery on the corner of Bleecker and MacDougal streets in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. The restaurant, by CHLOE, is garnering consistently good reviews and attracting slews of young, hip diners.


Why Jews should not visit China, regardless of what Israel does

(JTA) – Should American Jews provide tourist dollars to a regime that massacres dissidents, facilitates genocide and finances Israel’s enemies? A spate of upcoming Jewish tours of China has raised anew an old and troubling question about the conflict between tourism and human rights.

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