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Jewish Online Resources 3/23/23

By Reporter staff

A variety of Jewish groups are offering educational and recreational online resources. Below is a sampling of those. The Reporter will publish additional listings as they become available. 

The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy will hold the virtual talk “Irving Berli…

Off the Shelf: Jokes, stories and poetry

By Rabbi Rachel Esserman

Most books are relatively easy to define. Even those that straddle genres or categories can usually be described in simple terms. That’s not true for “JEWels: Teasing out the Poetry in Jewish Humor and Storytelling” edited by Steve Zeitlin with lead commentar…

Off the Shelf: Various genres, including...


  • “Death of a Dancing Queen” 

Hardboiled detectives certainly had it easier in the past. They didn’t have to worry about ex-boyfriends with connections to the Jewish mob; a grandfather who drinks too much; a gay brother, David, with mental health issues; and a mothe…

Jewish Baseball Players: Joctober baseball: Pederson in pearls

By Bill Simons

Joc Pederson is one of the most colorful and best liked players in the major leagues. A National League All-Star team selection, Pederson paced the weak hitting 2022 San Francisco Giants in batting average (.274), home runs (23), RBIs (70) and slugging percentage (.521). Pede…

She never talked to us about her experiences

By Reporter staff

The Jewish Federation of Greater Binghamton will hold a hybrid Yom Hashoah program on Monday, April 17, at 7 pm. It will include recorded excerpts from the survivor testimony of the late Ruth Buschman. Buschman’s children, Suzanne Buschman-Erez and Steve Buschman, will j…