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SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 - When the Lappin Foundation started the Sukkat Shalom program in 2000, Sukkot was a somewhat forgotten holiday on the North Shore. While it was celebrated at synagogues, and by traditionally observant Jewish families, it was rare to see a sukkah in a person’s backyard. But shortly after rolling out the program Read More

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SEPTEMBER 20, 2018, CHELSEA – Steve Saling is a landscape architect, so he has a particular appreciation for detail. As he takes visitors on a tour of his home at the Leonard Florence Center for Living, there are many impressive details to point out. At the Chelsea Jewish Lifecare facility for people with amyotrophic lateral Read More

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SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 – This week, we spoke to Adina Maniscalco, who was adopted from an orphanage in India and raised Jewish on the North Shore. Though she identifies as Jewish, she incorporates both aspects of her identity into her life.   Name: Adina Maniscalco Age: 28 Hometowns: Winthrop, Swampscott Currently Living In: Peabody Alma Read More

David Bedein has labored relentlessly to expose what he sees as the truth behind the Palestinian conflict.   SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 - JERUSALEM – A few weeks ago, the Trump Administration announced it would end all US funding for UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, established in December 1949 to support Palestinian refugees Read More

  SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 – The shofar has sounded. The fast is over. The new year has begun. Yet, for many, the themes that fill the holiday, including the dictum that “Repentance, prayer and charity avert the severity of the decree,” linger. No matter your beliefs, the liturgy reminds us that we are responsible for Read More

SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 – JERUSALEM – Some people see a parallel between the signing ceremony for the Oslo Accords and 9/11. Both took place in the US under sunny and blue September skies, and at the end of the day (figuratively for Oslo), both left thousands dead. But others say the accords were a necessary Read More