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MARCH 8, 2018 – BOSTON – Last Sunday, 450 people participated in New England Anti-Defamation League’s 11th annual seder celebration. The seder drew people from across the state and from all faiths and backgrounds. “At a time when immigrants are living in fear and facing harassment every day we acknowledge our responsibility to honor human Read More

MARCH 8, 2018 – Charlotte and Ronen Thalmay run the tour company Jewish-Copenhagen.dk, specializing in Jewish tours in Copenhagen, which tell the dramatic and inspiring history of the Danish Jews. Here are some of the historic insights they share during their tours: Although Jews always have been a very small minority in Denmark, they have Read More

MARCH 8, 2018 – NEW YORK – Israel’s leading wineries have released Passover food and wine-pairing tips matching the traditional four cups of wine with different dishes from throughout the holiday Seder meal. The recommendations, from Israel’s leading Golan Heights and Galil Mountain wineries, and their North American importer, Yarden Inc., are for the holiday Read More

MARCH 8, 2018 – JERUSALEM – Israel’s capital has many historic trees, including the grove of gnarled olives in the Garden of Gethsemane, under which Jesus may have sheltered two millennia ago; the looming cypress planted by Godefroy de Bouillon where French knights camped in 1099 during the First Crusade, today the site of Francais Read More

MARCH 8, 2018 - As sunset approaches on Friday, March 30, and Saturday, March 31, Jews all over the world will observe the centuries-old tradition of sitting down to a Passover Seder, the ritual feast that commemorates the exodus from Egypt. Some will host families and friends, setting the table with treasured dishes filled with Read More

MARCH 8, 2018 - While many of her friends were sleeping in or away on relaxing vacations during the February school break, Natasha Tsaryuk of Swampscott woke up at 6:45 a.m. in Houston. She went downstairs for a quick breakfast, packed herself lunch, and then boarded a van to go to work. It was about Read More

MARCH 8, 2018 - From time to time at the Jewish Journal, usually right before the paper would go to press, a cry would come from the office’s main conference room: “I’ve got a doozy!” Anyone who has worked at the Journal in recent years will recognize these words as the rallying cry of Jerome Read More

FEBRUARY 22, 2018 – SWAMPSCOTT – Nelson Kessler lived in Swampscott for over 50 years, and spent that time working tirelessly to make the town a cleaner, greener place. He served on five different town boards, three of which he chaired. For this man’s decades of distinguished service, the town of Swampscott gave him three Read More

FEBRUARY 22, 2018 - The Jerusalem Talmud teaches us in the tractate Megillah: Rav Yohanan said: the books of the prophets and the writings will become invalid in the future but the five biblical books will remain forever as it is written [Deuteronomy 5:19]: “A large sound that does not end.” Reish Lakish added that Read More

FEBRUARY 22, 2018 - I am definitely giddy. The reason? Purim is just about here. On Purim, Jews worldwide sit and hear the Megillah being read, say a L’Chaim, dress up, say a L’Chaim, eat hamentashen, give charity to the poor, give food gifts and say a L’Chaim, have a feast on day two of Read More