Miscellaneous Features

Jewish Baseball Players: Jewish baseball roundup 2023, part II

By Bill Simons

Israel provided bookends for Jewish baseball 2023. Euphoria accompanied its beginning when Team Israel, largely composed of American Jews, won its premier World Baseball Classic game on March 12, staging a dramatic rally to top Nicaragua 3-1. Nonetheless, three consecutive l…

Keane to lead Film Fest discussion on PTSD on Jan. 7

By Reporter staff

Terence M. Keane will lead the virtual discussion about the Greater Binghamton Jewish Film Fest documentary “The Narrow Bridge” on Sunday, January 7, at 6 pm. For more information about the film and how to register, see "Film Fest to hold virtual showing of 'The Narrow…

Why this rabbi led an 18-hour trip to Israel in the middle of a war

By Rabbi Levi Slonim

“Rabbi, how was the trip?”

No matter how many times I have been asked this question since I returned from our 18-hour trip to Israel, I continue to struggle with how to respond.

I struggle because I can’t quite find the right words to properly respond to this qu…

Jewish Baseball Players: Jewish baseball roundup 2023, part I

By Bills Simons

For Jewish baseball fans and players, Israel framed the 2023 baseball season. Jewish baseball began on March 12 when Team Israel and Team Nicaragua met in the first round of the World Baseball Classic in LoanDepot Park, home of MLB’s Miami Marlins, before a crowd of nearl…

Jewish Online Resources 11/17/23

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 Yiddish Book Center will offer the virtual course “Confessions of a Yiddish…