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Jewish Women for Hillary is an organization of volunteer Jewish women advocating that the Jewish community vote for Clinton. Volunteers go door-to-door in battleground states discussing the political issues that matter most to voters.

MARY MARKOS Associate Editor The second presidential debate further validated Jill Goldenberg’s reasoning to vote for Hillary Clinton on November 8. “Hillary showed that she has the experience, the temperament, and the ideas to lead our great nation. Trump was incoherent, unrepentant, and sounded like a two-bit dictator with his call to put his political Read More

Jews Choose Trump is an organization that advocates for the Jewish community to vote for Donald Trump. Josh Katzen, co-chair, sends articles, analysis and talking points to Jewish community leaders in Massachusetts.

MARY MARKOS Associate Editor In the wake of the recently released Access Hollywood videotape, the question has become more pressing to some: Why should Jews Choose Trump? Josh Katzen loves that question. “The real issue of this campaign is not personality but security. At the second debate, Trump confirmed, again, that he understands and is Read More

Adam Grossack (left) and Zach Grossack (right) have been playing bridge since they were both 8 years old.

MARY MARKOS Associate Editor As a twenty-four year old recent grad, Adam Grossack landed a job any of his peers would envy as a business analyst at TIAA, a Fortune 100 financial company. But the career, a mother’s dream for her son, just didn’t cut it for him. Doesn’t he like money? One might speculate Read More

Heavyweight boxer Maximilian “Max” Baer in the ring

SOL GITTLEMAN Special to the Journal The early twenty-first century image of the American Jew is generally one that suggests affluence, education, and some variation of suburban split-level paradise. As in all stereotypes, there is a partial truth embedded in the portrait, even if there are still some poor Jews haunting the edges of the Read More

Dr. Ruth Westheimer at Temple Sinai in Marblehead on October 6.

MARY MARKOS Associate Editor When Dr. Ruth Westheimer first went on the radio speaking graphically about sex in the 1970s, it was shocking. Today, her matter-of-fact approach is fairly mundane in a highly sexualized society, filled with Instagram models and hookup aps like Tinder, Bumble and Hinge. Regardless, there is something refreshing about having the Read More

Barry Shiffman

SHEILA BARTH Special to the Journal   Barry Shiffman is thrilled beyond words. It’s been more than 15 years since he’s performed in Rockport, but now he’s poised to make it his musical home. Shiffman, an internationally acclaimed violinist/violist and educator from Toronto, is excited because he’s been hired by Rockport Music as its new Read More