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OCTOBER 5, 2017 - The images of napalm, ambushes, heroic battles, and death returned to TV last week, when millions of Americans sat down to watch “The Vietnam War,” a 10-part, 18-hour PBS documentary that many consider the most comprehensive look at our country’s most unpopular and misunderstood war. Of the 3.4 million Americans who Read More

OCTOBER 5, 2017  - PARDES HANNA KARKUR, ISRAEL – Where am I?  Who am I? How did I get here?  Am I dreaming? Am I dead? Or maybe I’m simply awake? Before me is a vision: Rows of hundreds of young, proud Jews stand at attention in unblemished army fatigues, circling a spiral concrete stage Read More

OCTOBER 5, 2017 – We are Americans. Many of us believe we can do anything. But somehow, Americans have not been able to convince members of Congress to implement gun reform. Sunday night’s massacre in Las Vegas, where a lone gunman barricaded himself in a hotel room with dozens of firearms – including high-powered rifles Read More

Journal Staff

OCTOBER 5, 2017 – Jews have a long history of working for area fire departments, and Ed Seligman has served as a Swampscott firefighter and lieutenant since 2001. A Swampscott native, he is also a logistics team manager for the National Urban Search and Rescue Response System (MA-TF1 in Beverly). Over the years, he has Read More

OCTOBER 5, 2017 – I never saw anyone in our family set foot in a synagogue. But for that matter, I didn’t exactly observe my grandparents going to church, either. I went to church. It was mandatory. On certain school days at Our Lady of Perpetual Help (or “Our Lady of Perpetual Motion,” as we Read More

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OCTOBER 5, 2017 – Singer/songwriter Neshama Carlebach, a passionate advocate for inclusion in synagogue, will headline Congregation Shirat Hayam’s Shir Lanu (“One Song-Every Voice”) Inclusion Initiative Celebration October 27 and 28. “When you’re accepting people who are different than you, it means that you have acceptance and love in your heart. Period. And if you Read More