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A resolution recently approved by the Tufts University student senate that calls on the college to divest from four companies that do business with Israel has left students active in Tufts Hillel unsettled but resolute that the vote does not define or reflect the strong and vibrant Jewish life on the liberal arts campus that Read More

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The selection committee of the International Jewish Film Festival has been hard at work since January and the result is a menu of films with something to satisfy every taste. From the serious (women’s roles in Orthodox Judaism, politics, the Holocaust) to the whimsical (Mah-jongg) and beyond (Star Trek’s Mr. Spock), this year’s line up Read More

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They’re known as the Gellers: Rabbi Myron S. (Mike) and Eileen, who are being honored at a concert May 7 to endow the Sylvia Cohen Religious School at Gloucester’s historic Temple Ahavat Achim. The 5 p.m. event at Rockport’s Shalin Liu Performance Center will feature acclaimed singer Neshama Carlebach, her band, and a gospel choir Read More

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Jeff Robbins is passionate when he speaks of Israel and the award he’ll be receiving this summer from the Lappin Foundation in Salem. “I’m so riveted by the phenomenon of bullying – of anti-Israeli bullying, that I see these kids as being the vanguards.” The ‘kids’ Robbins is speaking about are the hundreds of high Read More

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Think multi-award winners director Judith Braha and actress Bobbie Steinbach, and you know something sensational is going to occur on stage.
 Braha and Steinbach have worked together eight times in various Boston and area theaters, making theatrical magic. Besides building a solid working relationship together, they’re good friends, who share each other’s philosophy, work ethic Read More

Journal Publisher/Editor

Born in 1922, a native of Salem and a graduate of Dartmouth College, Robert Israel Lappin served as an officer in the United States Navy during World War II, participating in the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. After the war, Mr. Lappin was in the small appliance manufacturing business for 25 years as president Read More