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DECEMBER 7, 2017 – TRANSCRIPT OF DEC. 6 ANNOUNCEMENT When I came into office I promised to look at the world’s challenges with open eyes, and very fresh thinking. We cannot solve our problems by making the same failed assumptions and repeating the same failed strategies of the past. All challenges demand new approaches. My Read More

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DECEMBER 7, 2017 – SWAMPSCOTT – Citing a desire to spend more time with her family, Cantor Elana Rozenfeld, of Congregation Shirat Hayam in Swampscott, has decided to step down from her post in June. Rozenfeld announced her decision in a letter to the congregation. “I am writing to let you know that I have Read More

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DECEMBER 7, 2017 – LAWRENCE – It all began when a wave of Russian and Polish Jews came to Lawrence at the turn of the 20th century when the city welcomed immigrants to work in the textile industries. Later, Jewish merchants, some from Lithuania, opened dry goods and retail shops. These days, some of the Read More

DECEMBER 7, 2017 – NEWTON CENTRE – Hebrew College made history last month, and didn’t have to go far to do it. The Board of Trustees on Nov. 30 selected Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld, current dean of the college’s Rabbinical School, to serve as the 96-year-old institution’s first female president. A nationwide search couldn’t find Read More

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DECEMBER 7, 2017 – PEABODY – Rim Meirowitz recently taught a three-part series of classes that drew 70 fellow residents of all religions at Brooksby Village. The rabbi emeritus at Temple Shir Tikva in Winchester, Meirowitz went through the Jewish calendar and major holidays, and also led a discussion about the difference between the concept Read More

DECEMBER 7, 2017 – “Nobody likes succotash,” muttered my grandmother, as Dora brought in a cold casserole dish from the Thanksgiving table. With the feasting and multilingual merriment still in full raucous swing, it was only me, my grandmother, Dora, and great-aunt Rivka who bore chill witness to that greatest of household sins: the obscene Read More