Issue 22

Friday, May 29, 2015

Local News

JFS to hold dessert and games day on June 17

Jewish Family Service will host a dessert and games day for adults on Wednesday, June 17, at 1 pm, at the Jewish Community Center, 500 Clubhouse Rd., Vestal. The event will begin in the auditorium with time for dessert and socializing with friends.

Federation special meeting open to community

The Jewish Federation will hold a full board meeting on Wednesday, June 17, at 7:30 pm. In addition to the regular board meeting, there will be a special meeting to revise the by-laws.

Israel News

Recycling toilet water and four other Israeli answers to California’s drought

TEL AVIV (JTA) – For help facing its worst drought in centuries, California should look to a country that beat its own chronic water shortage: Israel.

Ancient Jerusalem aqueduct discovered during sewer work

A section of Jerusalem’s lower aqueduct, which brought water to the city more than 2,000 years ago, was uncovered during sewer work.

National News

Obama: I have same high expectations of Israel as I do of U.S.

WASHINGTON (JTA) – President Barack Obama has a message for American Jews: I don’t shy away from disagreeing with Israel publicly, because I care about Israel and our shared values.

International News

Swiss court orders Israel to pay Iran $1.1 billion

A Swiss court has ordered Israel to pay $1.1 billion to Iran over a shah-era oil debt.


Book review: Coming to terms with mom’s depression

Trying to understand mom: that’s difficult for many children, particularly those who have a problematic relationship with that parent. Two new works explore the lives of the authors’ mothers – not to cast blame, but to better understand themselves and their history.


Saying you’re sorry

I was thinking recently about Yom Kippur. That holiday usually isn’t on my mind the week before Shavuot (which is when this was written), so why did the Day of Atonement seem so relevant in May?

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