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Jewish Online Resources 7/16/2021

By The 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. 
Tablet presents new episodes of the cooking show “Joan Knows Best” at www.…

Jewish Online Resources 7/2/2021

By the 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 Shalom Hartman Institute will hold a “Virtual Summer Symposium” from M…

Jews in Sports: Sam Nahem: Intellectual, Soldier, Pitcher, Communist

By Bill Simons

The baseball canon includes several notable lefties. From the mound, Lefty Grove and Lefty Gomez earned Hall of Fame plaques. And the Jewish phenom Sandy Koufax might rank as the greatest of all southpaw pitchers. For only one major league pitcher does the designation “left…

Medical Bracelets Funded by Bat Mitzvah Project

By Rabbi Rachel Esserman

This bat mitzvah project was personal. Shayna Foreman, the daughter of Abbi and Brett Foreman of Vestal, used the money she raised from her bat mitzvah project to buy medical alert bracelets because she knew their importance: two years ago, two friends of hers were …

Fathers' Day

By Bill Simons

On a Father’s Day several years ago, my father, my son and I stood before a large wall mirror adjusting our ties as we prepared to join the rest of the family. In the mirror image, the three generations were looking good – and upbeat. Then, my father turned to the empty s…