Issue 11

Friday, March 18, 2011

Local News

Anita Diamant to speak at BU on April 7

Binghamton University alumna Anita Diamant will appear at the BU Anderson Center for the Performing Arts, Osterhout Concert Theater, on Thursday, April 7, at 7 pm. Diamant will sit down with a member of the university faculty for a conversation about her work, her opinions, her writing process and more.

JFS Lunch and Learn to be held on March 30

Jewish Family Service has invited the community to another Lunch and Learn program on Wednesday, March 30, at noon, at the JCC. (In case the Vestal schools are closed due to inclement weather, the program will take place on Wednesday, April 6.)

Ruth Ellen Gruber to speak in Ithaca

The Ithaca Area United Jewish Community will present “Empty Spaces/Bold New Realities: Jewish Culture in Today’s Europe,” a lecture from author and journalist Ruth Ellen Gruber, on Sunday, March 27, from 3:30-5:30 pm, at the Women’s Community Building, 100 W. Seneca St. in downtown Ithaca.

Israel News

Response to Itamar attack: are Palestinians serious about peace?

JERUSALEM (JTA) – The Palestinian reaction to the grisly killings of five Israeli family members in the Jewish settlement of Itamar, on the West Bank, has prompted many Israelis to ask the same question of the Palestinians that the world often asks of the Israeli government: Are they really serious about peace?

National News

Jewish groups mobilizing response to Japan quake

 (JTA) – Jewish organizations are mobilizing their responses to the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on March 11.

Features

When business was all in the family

This is part of a series of articles about businesses and merchants who once populated Washington Avenue in Endicott. Anyone with information or story ideas about other establishments at the location or elsewhere in the area can contact The Reporter.

Book Review: Illness and religion, part 2: Midrash and healing

The Jewish healing movement, which began in the early 1990s, is still a relatively unknown entity to many Jews. The healing centers that comprise this movement are careful not to speak about themselves in terms of curing people of their illnesses; these are not medical organizations, but spiritual ones.

Film Review: Klezmer and hip hop: the best of both worlds

Josh Dolgin is a French Canadian rapping klezmer hip hop pianist and accordion player – that is, a French Canadian rapping klezmer hip hop pianist and accordion player who’s also a composer, filmmaker and animator.

Opinion

Triangle Shirtwaist fire reminds of need for unions

(JTA) – Late on the afternoon of Saturday, March 25, 1911, a fire erupted at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company on the top floors of a modern, fire-proof building at the corner of Manhattan’s Washington Place and Greene Street, near Washington Square Park.

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