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Jewish resources to occupy your family during social distancing – part 20

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. 

  • The Forward will present…

On the Jewish food scene: Holiday meals by Rabbi Rachel Esserman

“You mean you’re not even having chicken?” That was the cry of a family friend almost 20 years ago after learning we were not having a typical Rosh Hashanah-style dinner. For many people, there must be certain foods on the table or it’s just not a holiday. Before Passover this year, …

Jewish resources to occupy your family during social distancing – part 19

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. 

  • The Clal virtual program…

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 …