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AUGUST 15, 2017 – The Boston-based New England Holocaust Memorial was vandalized Monday for the second time this summer. A 17-year-old male reportedly threw a rock at one of the memorial’s glass panels, shattering it to pieces, before being tackled by two bystanders and held at the scene until police arrived. The suspect was charged Read More

Journal Staff

AUGUST 10, 2017 – Rachel Jacobson is synonymous with Jewish education on the North Shore. For the last 40 years, she has taught at nearly every level of Hebrew School at reform, conservative and orthodox congregations. A native of Jerusalem, she moved to Boston to attend Hebrew College and Boston University, and moved to Swampscott Read More

By Korey Cohan AUGUST 10, 2017 – After my first trip to Israel through the Lappin Foundation’s Youth to Israel came to an end last summer, I developed an enhanced pride for my Judaism and the culture of the Jewish people. It was a turning point in my life as a Jewish teen. I realized Read More

AUGUST 10, 2017 – The two best reasons to visit Vinalhaven Island off the coast of Maine are quarry swimming and lobsters. So, I was surprised to see a young Orthodox Jewish couple with their baby and an older woman, apparently the mother of one or the other, among the summer people one August, some Read More

AUGUST 10, 2017 – As a Jewish legislator representing a district with a large Jewish population, I am often called upon to lead on issues of importance to the Jewish community. Usually, the community is united in its support or opposition to an issue.  However, as the lead sponsor of Bill S.1689, An Act Prohibiting Read More

Journal Correspondent

AUGUST 10, 2017 – Arlene “Leni” Sherman wasn’t looking to start a relationship when she accepted a friend’s invitation to join him for dinner with his male dining club. He was curious to hear her “woman’s perspective” about the group. The Malden widow thought it would be a fun night out and nothing more. Her Read More