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Jewish resources to occupy your family during social distancing – part 26

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 Museum of Jewish Her…

Levine elected as BC Family Court judge

Hollie S. Levine, a lifelong resident of Broome County and of the local Jewish community, has been elected to serve as the next Broome County Family Court judge. Her term of office will begin on Friday, January 1, and will run for 10 years.

Levine is the daughter of  Sharon Samuels Levine …

Jews in Sports: Benny Friedman: Football’s first Jewish superstar, part I

By Bill Simons

American football, “like the country in which it was created, was a rough,… [hybrid] thing that jumped up out of the mud,” observed sportswriter Sally Jenkins. By the 1920s’ Golden Age of Sports, however, college football ranked as the dominant athletic spectacle on c…

On the Jewish food scene: Holiday fun with a cookie house

By Rabbi Rachel Esserman

When I was growing up, Hanukkah was not a major celebration. Forget eight days’ worth of gifts; we received one present and had the pleasure of listening to my mother tell us how all she received when she was young was a quarter and an orange. The major Hanukkah a…

Old Isaiah: Louis D. Brandeis, Supreme Court justice and Zionist

By Bill Simons

The recent passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg brings to mind the Jewish presence on the United States Supreme Court. In addition to Ginsburg, the roll call of Jewish associate justices includes Benjamin Cardozo, Felix Frankfurter, Arthur Goldberg, Abe Fortas, Stephen Breyer and E…