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SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 – HAVERHILL – Rosh Hash­anah marks a new year and a new beginning for Chabad of North Andover, which has operated out of Rabbi Zalman Borenstein’s home for the last five years. The congregation recently acquired the Anshe Sholom Synagogue in Haverhill and will now be known as Anshe Sholom Chabad. “Chabad Read More

SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 – Growing up in Portland, Maine, I have vivid recollections of the five-block walk to and from High Holy Day services at Temple Beth El. I remember the scraping sounds of the fancy black shoes against the uneven brick sidewalks lined with sprawling trees in early foliage as my family and I Read More

SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 – JERUSALEM – Israel’s High Court of Justice, in answer to a petition from a civic watchdog group, convened on September 12 to strike down a legal amendment that gave ultra-Orthodox men studying in yeshivas what amounted to a blanket exemption from military service. The court gave the government of Prime Minister Read More

SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 – It was Labor Day weekend and Hurricane Harvey was pounding Houston and southern Texas and Nate Dalton decided to pick up the phone and call Rabbi Yossi Lipsker in Swampscott. “What are we going to do about Houston?” Dalton asked. Lipsker knew exactly what his friend was asking about. Dalton, a Read More

SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 – While Alex Smith was throwing for four touchdowns and Kareem Hunt was rushing for 148 yards, you may have noticed Kansas City’s hulking right offensive tackle in the Chiefs’ 42-27 victory over the Patriots in the defending Super Bowl champ’s season opener. Now entering his sixth season, Mitchell Schwartz has never Read More

SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 – As the leaves began to color crimson and yellow, and slowly spin to the ground in late summer breezes on the golden days, and the nip of autumn could be felt in the passing clouds and creeping, deeper-purple shadows of ever-earlier evenings, I could be certain of one of Aunt Rivka’s Read More

SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 – When it comes to volunteering in Beverly and across the North Shore, David Carnevale is often one of the first people in line to help. Carnevale was born in Nova Scotia, and grew up in Beverly. His wife, Sue, is a forensic psychologist, and he has a son and daughter, Roman Read More

SEPTEMBER 7, 2017 – In this week’s Torah portion, Ki Tavo, the Israelites were instructed about the commandment of the ceremony of the Bikkurim, the First Fruits. The Bikkurim served as an opportunity for an owner to reaffirm his or her thanks and appreciation for having been brought to the Promised Land and for living Read More

SEPTEMBER 7, 2017 – Do you remember when you were dating? I remember meeting my wife-to-be, at a “secret” location, the Mercedes dealership near the highway in Morristown, NJ, lest her community of friends, see that she was dating. This is the chassidic way ... these things were kept under wraps until you were sure Read More

SEPTEMBER 7, 2017 – The weather was changing, fall was in the air, and preparations for Rosh Hashanah were beginning in Jewish households everywhere, but especially in my world of Mattapan. A lot of effort went into getting ready for the High Holidays. Our six-room apartment on the third floor of our triple decker on Read More