Issue 7

Friday, February 17, 2017

Local News

JCC Annual Purim Carnival on March 12

The Jewish Community Center Youth Department will host its annual Purim Carnival on Sunday, March 12, in the auditorium of the JCC, 500 Clubhouse Rd., Vestal.

Local and national shalach manot service offered through Chabad’s Women’s League

Women’s League for Chabad is currently accepting orders for its annual shalach manot service, in which Binghamton residents can send packages of food and holiday greetings to local friends and acquaintances on Purim day, which will be celebrated this year on Sunday, March 12.


Book review: Genocide or crimes against humanity

The terms genocide and crimes against humanity are 20th century terms, which were not always accepted as legitimate terminology by legal authorities as shown in Philippe Sands’ fascinating and compelling “East West Street: On the Origins of ‘Genocide’ and ‘Crimes Against Humanity’” (Alfred A. Knopf).


Hello – this is Sima…

I usually write this short column about something related to Federation, the Campaign, our future as a community etc. etc. etc., but on January 29, a little after three in the afternoon, a beautiful granddaughter was put into my arms and all thoughts of the Federation flew out of my mind.

Free speech

The University of California, Berkeley, recently cancelled the speech of Breitbart Editor Milo Yiannopoulos due to a protest that turned violent. While I see nothing wrong with nonviolent protest, I do have a problem with those trying to prevent the speech in the first place.

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