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NOVEMBER 16, 2017 – Author David G. Dalin (“Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court: From Brandeis to Kagan”) delighted over 100 people last week, telling anecdotes of Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court. Dalin discussed the relationships between the justices and the presidents who appointed them, as well as the role that anti-Semitism played in Read More

NOVEMBER 16,2017 - At first glance, the two refugee groups seem similar. The approximate size for each group was about 700,000, and members of both had left their homes during the same time period from 1948 to 1952. There the similarities stopped. The Palestinians had left their homes because of wartime conditions. These relocations were Read More

NOVEMBER 16, 2017 - BEVERLY – By the Sunday after Thanksgiving, even the most diehard football fan should be ready to trade leftover pie for popcorn and venture out to The Cabot, where Jeremy Levine, a Beverly native and Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker, will be returning home to screen his latest film, “For Ahkeem.” The Read More

NOVEMBER 16, 2017 - When musician Jonathan Feinberg arrived in Lynn in 2015 from his native Atlanta and took a job at Guitar Center in Danvers, he said his colleagues were “generally friendly but unhappy.” “My coworkers are all active musicians chasing their dreams just like me,” Feinberg said. However, working at Guitar Center was Read More

Does Israel, the only real democracy in the Middle East, countenance a full dialogue between public school students? In such a classroom, can an Israeli teacher question the morality of the IDF without being called a traitor? These questions became real issues in 2014 when Adam Verete, a philosophy and Jewish thought teacher near Haifa Read More

NOVEMBER 2, 2017 – AMHERST – The Yiddish Book Center has been named as a recipient of a $1.1 million Jim Joseph Foundation grant for Jewish Educator Professional Development. A Request for Proposal (RFP) process aiming to address two critical areas in Jewish education – Educator Professional Development and Leadership Development – led to a Read More

NOVEMBER 2, 2017 – Growing up a fan of finger paint, Brookline-based talent Ilana Katz Katz (who justifies her doubled last name by explaining that her mother’s maiden name and her husband’s last are both Katz and, as a cat lover, it seemed to fit) recalled a “creative flair” that began during her childhood. After Read More

NOVEMBER 2, 2017 – Samuel H. Levine is proud of the connection between tikkun olam (repairing the world) and his latest work. The 22-year-old Brooklyn-based Jewish actor is playing Jeremy, a Jewish nurse-aide who has been working in Uganda, in the Huntington Theatre Company’s production of “A Guide for the Homesick,” now in its world Read More

NOVEMBER 2, 2017 - SWAMPSCOTT – About five years ago, Deahn Berrini and her family were enjoying dinner at their Swampscott home. Her son, knowing of her interest in Native American people, mentioned that researchers had just discovered a clue to the lost colony of Roanoke Island, off the coast of North Carolina. “I said Read More

NOVEMBER 2, 2017 - The recently published book, “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump,’’ is written by a compendium of contributors, including over two dozen psychiatrists and other mental health specialists plus an attorney and the ghostwriter of Trump’s 1987 autobiography, “The Art of the Deal.” A conference was held at Yale in April 2017 Read More