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JUNE 15, 2017 – In recent days, there’s been much talk of Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize lecture submission for literature – a 4,100-word essay that focuses on his musical and literary influences, and how their art inspired him to become a songwriter and storyteller. This week, Slate reported that at least 20 sentences of a Read More

Journal Correspondent

JUNE 15, 2017 – CHELSEA – The 10 Chelsea families who founded the Orthodox Congregation Agudath Shalom in 1897 had no idea they had erected their synagogue in a city that would soon be home to the largest percentage of Jews in the United States except for New York. In 1890, 82 Jews lived in Read More

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JUNE 15, 2017 – SALEM – The sixth annual North Shore Pride Parade will wind its way through Salem on Saturday, June 24, and for the first time, there will be an official Jewish group participating. Even though the parade takes place on Shabbat, the Jewish day of rest, 30 people have committed to marching Read More

Journal Staff

JUNE 15, 2017 – On a recent morning, the wind was whipping off the docks on Rogers Street in Gloucester, and the gusts rattled the windows of a downtown bistro where Henry Allen was sipping his coffee. Allen, who is 51, stroked his mutton chops and patted the head of his dog, Flat Stanley. Allen Read More

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JUNE 15, 2017 – Just before one in the afternoon last Thursday, Todd Levine prepared a corned beef on a bulkie roll, and handed the deli sandwich to a man named Bill. Levine, who runs Larry Levine’s kosher market in Peabody, then went back to cut some more steaks behind the counter. Bill, who Levine Read More

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JUNE 15, 2017 – MARBLEHEAD – Early last year, Maria fled political violence in her Caribbean country, her infant in tow. She flew to Miami and made her way up the East Coast, a journey that included a grueling stint in a tomato field that left burns on her skin from contact with pesticides. By Read More