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NOVEMBER 29, 2018 - Everyone knows there are eight nights of Hanukkah. But for young children and their parents, that means eight nights of gifts. “It’s hard trying to redirect a 5-year-old to understand why we’re here, why the family’s getting together, what we’re doing, because I do feel like young kids just care about Read More

NOVEMBER, 29, 2018 - JERUSALEM – Sometimes it seems like Israel has a collective ADHD issue. Or, an accelerated sense of time and events. Take the last couple of weeks. The deep-fried sufganiyot (jelly donuts) that mark the beginning of Hanukkah season were abundant at every bakery and minimarket. But instead of prematurely indulging in Read More

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NOVEMBER 29, 2018 - You say latkah, I say latke. You say challah, I say challey. You say matzah, I say matzey. Let’s call the whole … wait a minute. Let’s just relax and ruminate on where we might find the most delectable, melt-in-the-mouth, artery-clogging, schmaltzy, nostalgia-producing latke with a dollop of sour cream (or Read More

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NOVEMBER 29, 2018 – NAME: Laura Whitehill HOMETOWN: Marblehead CURRENTLY LIVING IN: Dublin, Ireland ALMA MATERS: Deerfield Academy ‘12, Georgetown University ‘16, University College Dublin School of Medicine and Medical Science ‘21 JOB: Medical student FAVORITE FOOD: Kettle cooked potato chips – Cape Cod chips, preferably. FAVORITE MUSIC: One Direction FAVORITE BOOKS: Harry Potter FAVORITE Read More

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NOVEMBER 29, 2018 – Todd Levine, who owns Larry Levine’s in Peabody, is one of the few kosher butchers in Greater Boston. Levine grew up in Malden, and learned the kosher butcher business from his father, Larry. He has volunteered for different Jewish organizations, including serving as the president of Temple Ner Tamid in Peabody Read More

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NOVEMBER 29, 2018 – “We’re building a country, we’re in a hurry, and it isn’t always pretty,” says Arie, one of the main characters in Martin Fletcher’s new novel “Promised Land,” as he drives through a flurry of traffic in Tel Aviv in 1950. Indeed, “Promised Land” tells the fast, not-always-pretty story of the first Read More