Issue 30

Friday, July 25, 2014

Local News

Israeli Scouts to visit Binghamton on July 28

The Israeli Scouts will spend the day with Camp JCC and then perform for the general public on Monday, July 28, at 7 pm, at the Jewish Community Center, 500 Clubhouse Rd., Vestal.

Israel News

Families grapple with lasting effects of Israel-Gaza conflicts

“I feel so vulnerable when I am driving my car,” said Ehud Zion Waldoks of Beersheba. “I am constantly preparing to stop abruptly, to leap out and grab my daughter and run for cover. I am calculating my speed to be a little faster than usual, but not reckless. I am checking where the nearest wall is at every traffic light.” Waldoks’ story is similar to that of all southern Israelis – and now most of the state of Israel, as rockets penetrate deeper than ever into the Jewish state. But as a resident of Beersheba, Waldoks is more accustomed than others to the sound of sirens, to the 60-second rush to the bomb shelter.

National News

Leaflets threaten Chicago Jews over Israel’s Gaza operation

Leaflets threatening the Jewish community because of Israel’s Gaza operation were found on parked cars in a Chicago neighborhood.

International News

In Polish city, a wedding celebrates Jewish rediscovery and revival

When Katka Reszke and Slawomir Grunberg tied the knot at the historic White Stork Synagogue in this southwestern Polish city, they were determined that the occasion would be more than just a wedding. They wanted it to be a symbol of how thousands of Polish Jews – like themselves – have found their way back to Judaism and Jewish identity.

Anti-Israel rioters torch cars, firebomb Paris-area shul

Anti-Israel protesters hurled a firebomb at a synagogue during an unauthorized demonstration in a heavily Jewish suburb of Paris.


From classic to quirky: 14 Jewish-themed books for summer break 2014

Many schools assign students a summer break reading list to complete for the fall. Beyond the assigned list, some students may also want an enriching reading experience during their free time.? suggests 14 Jewish-themed books for the 2014 summer break.


Against antisemitism, self-defense is no offense

The debate about whether Jews have a future in Europe has once again surfaced, as Israel’s Operation Protective Edge gained momentum in response to Hamas rocket attacks from Gaza.

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