Issue 4

Friday, January 24, 2020

Local News

Panel discussion on Holocaust rescuers to be held in Ithaca on Feb. 2

The panel discussion “When it is Hard to be Human: Lessons from the Rescuers in the Holocaust” will be held at Ithaca College’s James J. Whalen Center for Music | Presser Rehearsal Room, on Sunday, February 2, at 3 pm. The event is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a reception and book signing. 
Authors Eva Fogelman and Roald Hoffmann will guide this panel discussion, moderated by author Dan Schwarz. 

Jeff Kahn to discuss business at BD luncheon

Beth David’s Saturday, February 8, luncheon speaker will be Jeff Kahn, who will speak on “Building a Community: Jeff Kahn and the History of Cyber Café West.” Kahn was the owner of Cyber Café West for 22 years.

Twenty-first annual “Evening of Jewish Stories, Poetry and Music” to be held in Ithaca on Feb. 8

Temple Beth-El of Ithaca will host the 21st annual “Evening of Jewish Storytelling, Poetry and Music” on Saturday, February 8, at 7:30 pm. 

Features

On the Jewish food scene: Enjoying National Hot Tea Month

When I was in college years ago, a friend and I decided to explore tea drinking. We took it fairly seriously, even going so far as to warm the teapot before putting the boiling water in and using a tea strainer ball so we could use loose tea leaves. 

Book review: Looking at Jewish Latin America

It was a dream of visiting his childhood home in Mexico that started Ilan Stavans on his journey through Latin America – a journey that included visits to the U.S. and Israel to learn more about Latino Jews. In his book “The Seventh Heaven: Travels Through Jewish Latin America” (University of Pittsburgh Press), Stavans decides to write about the lives and history of those Jews through a personal lens. 

Opinion

In My Own Words: Animal rights and wrongs

he Reporter recently received an e-mail about a lawsuit that was filed in San Francisco by the Fur Information Council of America. The organization wants to overturn that city’s recent ban on the sale of new fur and fur-trimmed coats. 

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