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The Israel Baseball League: field of dreams in the promised land

By Bill Simons

Kibbutz Gezer, located in central Israel, was originally founded by Holocaust survivors following World War II. Despite heroic resistance, Gezer suffered massive casualties during the 1948 War of Independence, creating a trajectory of painful social dislocation that led to th…

Exploring Literature: Bigotry in marble & text: responding to antisemitism

By Bill Simons

As Americans and Jews, we confront polarizing discord concerning representations of the past in the form of statuary, film and literature. The classic television police drama “Naked City” featured a 1963 episode, “Strike a Statue,” relevant to the contemporary debate …

On the Jewish food scene: Sauces, salad dressings and condiments

By Rabbi Rachel Esserman

At the risk of seeming opinionated, I have an important declaration to make: food exists for the sauces, dressings and condiments we put on them. Now, I know some of you won’t agree, but you’re wrong. Take salad: I love salads with all kinds of veggies – from …

Jewish resources to occupy your family during social distancing – part 18

By Reporter staff

A variety of Jewish groups are offering online resources – educational and recreational – for those who are not allowed out of the house. Below is a sampling of those. The Reporter will publish additional listings as they become available. 

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The unstoppable Ukelele Steve by Rabbi Rachel Esserman

By Rabbi Rachel Esserman

Live, in-person musical performances have stopped during the pandemic. Some musicians have gotten creative in finding ways to perform and get their music to their fans. One of those musicians is Steven Gilbert, professor emeritus of psychology at SUNY Oneonta, also …