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NOVEMBER 1, 2018 – A day after 11 Jews were killed during a Shabbat morning service at a Pittsburgh temple, thousands gathered across Massachusetts at prayer vigils and rallies to denounce hate, violence and anti-Semitism. “This is not a failure of civility. This was an anti-Semitic mass murder,” Boston Mayor Marty Walsh told over 1,000 Read More

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NOVEMBER 1, 2018, READING and SALEM – Less than a week after hundreds gathered on the Reading Town Common to decry the slew of swastikas and hate slogans that have been found in town schools and municipal properties, another swastika was discovered at the town’s high school. In a separate incident in Salem, police discovered Read More

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NOVEMBER 1, 2018 – November 10, 1938, began like any other day for Eric Kahn, now of Swampscott. He made his way to the Jewish school housed in a barracks on the outskirts of Wiesbaden, which the German city’s Jewish children had been forced to attend for the previous two years. About an hour into Read More

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NOVEMBER 1, 2018 – The leafy neighborhood of Squirrel Hill in Pittsburgh has an airy feel of comfort. Filled with shuls, kosher restaurants and Jews who run the gamut from Orthodox to secular, it is a set of blocks where one can feel connected to all things Jewish round the clock. Close your eyes and Read More

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NOVEMBER 1, 2018 – Bruce Siegel is a native of Beverly, and went on to become a cantor who served congregations in New York, Georgia and New Jersey before retiring. These days, he volunteers to read Torah at temples in Beverly and Gloucester. Bruce and his wife Anne live in Gloucester. The couple has a Read More

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NOVEMBER 1, 2018 – NAME: David Nathan, 36 HOMETOWN: Swampscott CURRENTLY LIVING IN: Swampscott ALMA MATERS: Swampscott High School ’00, Brandeis University ’04 JOB: Owner of Scaler Marketing FAVORITE FOOD: I tend to eat a very plant-based, whole-food diet. That being said, I will never tell you that a big, juicy steak is not one of the most delicious things Read More