Issue 16

Friday, April 21, 2017

Local News

JCC to hold dramatic readings of “The Diary of Anne Frank” on April 23-24

A dramatic reading of the play “The Diary of Anne Frank” will be held on Sunday, April 23, at 3 pm, and on Monday, April 24, at 7 pm, at the JCC, 500 Clubhouse Rd., Vestal.

Chief curator of Core Exhibition at the Museum of the History of Polish Jews to speak at Cornell

Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, chief curator of the Core Exhibition at the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, will talk on “Materializing History: Time and Telos at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews,” on Thursday, April 27, at 5:15 pm, in the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Hirsch lecture room.

CJS series on May 4: Impact of World War I on Ottoman Jewry

On the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I, the spring 2017 series of College of Jewish Studies courses will focus on the impact of the war on world Jewry. The first of the three programs in the upcoming series, “The Great War: A Turning Point for World Jewry?” will be held on Thursday, May 4, at 7:30 pm, at the Jewish Community Center, 500 Clubhouse Rd., Vestal.

CJS series on May 11: World War I and Jewish security

The second of the three programs in the College of Jewish Studies Spring series, “The Great War: A Turning Point for World Jewry?” will be held on Thursday, May 11, at 7:30 pm, at the Jewish Community Center, 500 Clubhouse Rd., Vestal.

BU Center for Israel Studies to celebrate anniversary with full-day event

As part of the celebration of the founding of Binghamton University’s Center for Israel Studies, a number of events will be held on Monday, April 24, on campus.

Features

Spending time in Israel

Visiting the land of Israel can be an emotional experience. Three recent novels look at different reactions to time spent in Israel, as each author views the country through a different lens.

Opinion

Hello, this is Sima

This year we had a new guest at our seders – our new granddaughter Edythe Jean – who was not up to reciting the Four Questions yet, but who was content to simply smile or sleep. As I thought about Edy while preparing for the seders, I couldn’t stop comparing her world to the one I was born into and the one my children were born into.

Cultural differences

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. Sounds like a great idea, doesn’t it? We make an assumption that educating someone is enough. However, what if the man doesn’t have a fishing pole? How does teaching him to fish help him unless you also give him the tools he needs?

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