Issue 29

Friday, July 21, 2017

Local News

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Family Field Days at the JCC on August 6

The Jewish Community Center of Binghamton will hold a Family Field Days event on Sunday, August 6, from 11 am-2 pm.

Israeli Scouts at JCC on on July 27

The Israel Scouts will perform on Thursday, July 27, at 7 pm, at the Jewish Community Center, 500 Clubhouse Rd., Vestal.

Features

Book review: Reading for those lazy hazy crazy days of summer – Part 1

Readers of summer fiction come in several categories. Some people want light, airy, easy-to-read novels – ones that don’t tax their brains or too deeply affect their moods. Others – especially those who don’t have the time or energy to read during the winter months – are looking for meatier works – novels that will engage their minds and emotions.

Opinion

Hello, this is Sima

The lyric “could it be, yes it could, something’s coming, something good” comes from a musical I saw as a teenager. “West Side Story” was a musical that was not a comedy, but rather a drama with music that spoke about prejudice. It was eye-opening for me.

Cultural assumptions

Sometimes what is not mentioned is as important as what is. I’m talking about the cultural assumptions we make in our daily lives.

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