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DECEMBER 13, 2018, EVERETT – When Rabbi Sruli Baron was in rabbinical school at the Yeshivas Lubavitch-Detroit, he spent his breaks and summers traveling around the world to Jewish communities with no permanent rabbinical presence, from Chile to Venezuela to Argentina to Germany. One break, he and friends brought Torahs and tefillin to Cuba, and Read More

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DECEMBER 13, 2018, MALDEN – One night many years ago, Ed Weiner and his son Jonathan, then 5 or 6 years old, were walking through Boston Common and saw a number of homeless people sleeping in boxes. When Jonathan asked his parents about it, Weiner and his wife, Elaine, explained to their son that these Read More

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DECEMBER 13, 2018 – NAME: ELYSE PROPIS, 28 HEBREW NAME: Esther HOMETOWN: Swampscott CURRENTLY LIVING IN: New York City ALMA MATERS: Cohen Hillel Academy ’04, Swampscott High School ’08, Washington University in St. Louis ’12 JOB: Regional Operations Lead, Restaurant Innovation at Uber FAVORITE FOOD: Ice cream. My obsession was probably fueled by the warm Read More

DECEMBER 13, 2018 – On Friday night after our usual services, we had a very unusual Oneg Shabbat/The Delight of Shabbat, the celebration of family and community. Temple Sinai members and friends were warmly welcomed at the Islamic Society of the North Shore in Lynn. Our encounter was a part of the Pulpit Exchange, a Read More

DECEMBER 13, 2018, JERUSALEM – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu certainly has his work cut out for him. Besides serving as prime minister, he’s been acting health minister and acting foreign minister. Now, he’s taken on the role of acting defense minister, where he’ll personally oversee tensions that for months have been high along the Read More

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DECEMBER 13, 2018, NEEDHAM – For the third time in seven months, a swastika has been found at a Needham school. Needham school officials said the swastika – carved in a bathroom at the high school, along with racist and homophobic graffiti – was discovered on Tuesday morning at Needham High School. In an email to Read More