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.
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.
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).
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
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.