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On the Jewish food scene: It's all about dairy by Rabbi Rachel Esserman

By Rabbi Rachel Esserman

The specific foods we eat on holidays sometimes feel as if they were biblically ordained, rather than just being traditions or customs from the different places Jews have lived. When I led holiday parties at Broome Developmental Center, people used to look forward t…

Jewish resources to occupy your family during social distancing – part 8

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 Tuesday Jewish Iss…

JFS held conference on COVID-19

Jewish Family Service held a video conference on “How to Manage Isolation, Anxiety and Stress Around COVID-19” on May 1. The interactive video conference was lead by Rita Bleier, chairwoman of the Jewish Family Service Committee, and Rose Shea, the director of JFS. Both are licensed clin…

Jewish resources to occupy your family during social distancing – part 7

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. 

  • Tablet Magazine is now o…

On the Jewish food scene: The joy of pickles by Rabbi Rachel Esserman

By Rabbi Rachel Esserman

I like almost every kind of pickle. I’m the type of person who keeps an eye on that pickle on your plate and have been known to ask, “Are you going to eat that?” It pains me to watch a pickle go to waste, even if it’s not one of my favorites.

There are too …