Note: Due to an extremely hectic production schedule the week of publication, this column was never released on the web by mistake. Here is the original PDF version.
Deep in the early dark ages of social media, one man found a useful way to manipulate the newfound power of social media as a community bulletin board. Matteo Wyllyamz began the Twitter tool #Twithaca in the late 2000's, but these days can hide behind a technical curtain. Hear his story...
The nation-wide onslaught of anti-semitic threats found its way into Tompkins County where the words "f--- jews" and defaced Stars of David were found etched into playground equipment in Lansing. Local jews at the New Reformed Temple in Lansing invited members to their regular Friday Sabbath service where the tone was largely welcoming. I caught up with temple leader and local business owner, Anne Bros to discuss her feelings on the matter.