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On the Jewish food scene: Planning meals for the holidays

By Rabbi Rachel Esserman

My first reaction to the e-mail that arrived in late August was to ignore it and click delete. Well, actually that was also my second and third reaction. You really want me to think about what I’m eating for the holidays more than a month before they begin? I’m …

Jewish Online Resources 8/26/22

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 YIVO Institute for Jewish Research will hold the virtual program “Nusakh Vi…

Jews in Sports: The Maccabiah Games, 2022: The Jewish Olympics

By Bill Simons

Muscular Judaism and Zionism provided impetus for the birth of the Maccabiah Games, a Jewish Olympics of sorts. The first two Maccabiah were held in 1932 and 1935 in the former and future Jewish homeland, then part of the British Mandate of Palestine. World War II brought a …

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

Kalaniot Books announced that it will release two new children’s picture books for fall 2023:
“The Very Best Sukkah: A Story from Uganda” by Shoshana Nambi and illustrated by Moran Yogev (due out September 6). The work talks about the holiday of Sukkot and the Ugandan Abayudaya communi…

A chat w/ Prof. C. Beth Burch, chairwoman of BU’s Judaic Studies Department

By Rabbi Rachel Esserman

Professor C. Beth Burch, professor of English education and formerly the dean of Binghamton University’s Graduate School of Education, recently became the new chairwoman of the university’s Judaic Studies Department. The courses she teaches for that department f…