Miscellaneous Features

Jewish Baseball Players: Goldfarb, Cohen and Rotenberg: Father’s Day

By Bill Simons

The names Goldfarb, Cohen and Rotenberg more readily conjure up a yeshiva or a Jewish riff on the poetic, double-play refrain “Tinker to Evers to Chance” than an actual ballpark. However, on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 18, Jakob Goldfarb, Adam Cohen and Arnold Rotenberg…

On the Jewish food scene: The Jewish national dish

By Rabbi Rachel Esserman

Question: What is the Jewish national dish? Before you rush to answer, please note that this question comes from reading “National Dish: Around the World in Search of Food, History, and the Meaning of Home” by Anya von Bremzen. The author, who came to the U.S. …

New in books: Kalaniot Books to release two new children’s books in August

Kalaniot Books announced that it will release two new children’s picture books for fall 2023:

  • “How to Welcome an Alien” written by Rebecca Klempner and illustrated by Shirley Waisman (Release date: August 1)

Klempner tells the story of what happens when a friendly alien famil…

Jewish Online Resources 7/28/23

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. 
Maven will hold the virtual “Tour Global Jewish Life: Amsterdam” on Thursday, …

Jewish Baseball Players: Yentl at the bat, part 3: Jewish women & baseball

In the male-dominated world of baseball, Rebecca Alpert is an outsider. Amongst the first to be ordained at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Dr. Alpert, professor of religion emerita and former department chairwoman at Temple University, has grappled with questions of Jewish identit…