Issue 37

Friday, September 12, 2014

Local News

“We Remember You” mitzvah project deadline is Sept. 16

Binghamton area residents looking to help fellow Jews this holiday season have until Tuesday, September 16, to make their donations to this year’s “We Remember You Project.”

Chabad Center’s Piaker Memorial event on Sept. 21

A screening of “The Prime Ministers,” a new film about the early history of the state of Israel, will be the featured program for this year’s Piaker Memorial event. The program will be held on Sunday, September 21, at 2 pm, at the Chabad Center, 420 Murray Hill Rd., Vestal.

Israel News

Why the U.S. and Israel are not getting along

All is not well in the U.S.-Israel relationship. Somehow, the 50 days of fighting between Israel and Hamas frayed ties between Washington and Jerusalem.
How did this happen?


Book review: New prayers for the High Holidays

Although attendance at High Holiday services is usually the highest of the year, that doesn’t mean that everyone is emotionally engaged with the proceedings.


Everything we know

During the High Holidays period, many of us review the past year in order to correct mistakes or make changes in our lives. For aid on how to do this, we look to our liturgy or rabbi’s sermons in the hopes they will provide answers. Yet, I recently read an article that challenged this behavior.


High Holiday services announced by area synagogues

High Holiday information for Beth David Synagogue, Congregation Tikkun V'Or, Kol Haverim, Norwich Jewish Center, Rohr Chabad Center, Roitman Chabad Center at Cornell, Temple Beth-El of Ithaca, Temple Beth El of Oneonta, Temple Brith Sholom, Temple Concord and Temple Israel.

Save the stress: Planning an easy, pleasing Rosh Hashanah menu

When the Jewish New Year comes around, many people stress for weeks leading up to the holiday and break out their most complicated recipes to impress guests. But when I entertain around the holidays, I prefer to rely on a few go-to dishes that are simple to prepare, pack a delicious punch and still impress my friends and family despite my lack of stressing.

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