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AUGUST 16, 2018 – I have just returned from Rhode Island, where I had the privilege of attending my second National Jewish Retreat sponsored by the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute with our own minyan (a group of ten from the North Shore). It was an incredible five days of Jewish learning, wonderful food, and amazing Read More

AUGUST 16, 2018, BOSTON – Here are a few trivia questions for you – see how you do with them: “Mel Brooks’s Star Wars parody, ‘Spaceballs,’ replaces ‘Force’ in the ‘May the Force be with you’ with what very Jewish name?” “Collectively, what were comedians Moses Horowitz, Louis Feinberg, and Jerome Horwitz better known as?” Read More

AUGUST 16, 2018 – Robert Meeropol was only 6 years old when his parents, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, were executed in 1953 by the US government as spies for the Soviet Union. Earlier this month, at age 71, he took part in an ancient Jewish ritual when he put on tefillin for the first time Read More

AUGUST 16, 2018, CAMBRIDGE – On an episode of their PBS series “Food Flirts,” Marilynn and Sheila Brass went into Mamaleh’s Delicatessen in Cambridge to learn how to make pastrami. The deli was closed, but as they so often do, the sisters managed to charm their way into the back kitchen for a private cooking Read More

  AUGUST 16, 2018, BOSTON – The Anti-Defamation League has launched the H.E.A.T. (Hate, Extremism, Anti-Semitism, Terrorism) Map – a first-of-a-kind interactive map detailing extremist and anti-Semitic incidents in the United States. The map, which can be seen at adl.org/heat-map, is a visual reflection of select datasets developed by ADL experts in its Center on Read More

AUGUST 16, 2018, JERUSALEM – Ah, summer in Jerusalem. While much of the country along the coast is sweltering in oppressive humidity, the dry yet pounding heat of Israel’s capital during July and August invariably makes way for delicious evenings. The breeze picks up, the temperatures drop under 80, and the cool Jerusalem nights revive Read More

Name: Brittany Comak Age: 24 Hometown: Peabody Currently living in: East Northport, New York Alma Mater: Peabody Veterans Memorial High School ’12, Boston University ’16 Job: Reporter for WRNN FiOS1 News Long Island Favorite food: French fries Favorite music: I like a little of everything. I love hip hop, I like alternative, rock. My favorite Read More

AUGUST 16, 2018 – As a significant percentage of American Jewish millennials move away from Judaism and their connection to Israel, Kate Eppers stands out. The singer/songwriter, actress, and social worker is a vocal supporter of the Jewish homeland and is committed to advocating for the country, even if it takes hours of conversations to Read More

AUGUST 2, 2018 – During their three-year courtship, Marblehead’s Jeffrey David Kessel and Pennsylvania-born Brooke Meredith Kessel were fortunate enough to taste many delicious dishes and are now enjoying the sweetness of married life. “Our first date was at Temazcal in the Seaport in Boston,” Brooke recalled, noting that, when they met in May of Read More

AUGUST 2, 2018 - We started off outside, and spent so long there I wondered if we’d ever go in. We walked through the woods to the pond where there were now trails everywhere and fewer trees than I remembered. Then we walked down the street, away from the house. No! Had he assumed I Read More