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JULY 27, 2017 – Ask Jordyn Whitman why she wants to become a rabbi and she answers thoughtfully. “It’s hard to pinpoint a specific moment. It’s been more of a budding realization … and I love learning in a Jewish way and I love learning Jewish texts. And it’s a way to give back to Read More

JULY 27, 2107 – For Jack Stahl, the Jewish Community Center of the North Shore has always been like a second home. As a child growing up in Lynn, he attended Camp Simcha and learned to play basketball at the original center. He earned a four-year basketball scholarship to Suffolk University, served in the Navy Read More

JULY 27, 2017 – Josh Tabenkin didn’t want to go on the Youth to Israel Adventure trip. He even skipped one of the mandatory pre-trip meetings, half hoping that infraction might get him booted out of the program. He ultimately decided to go because he was afraid he would regret it if he didn’t for Read More

JULY 13, 2017 – MARBLEHEAD – Marblehead police continue to investigate who may have painted a slew of anti-Semitic and hate slogans on the Marblehead Neck causeway two weeks ago. While an award of $3,000 has been offered for information leading to an arrest in the case, there have been no arrests to date. “It Read More

JULY 13, 2017 – BOSTON – A bill backed by Jewish communal organizations that would prohibit the state from doing business with companies that discriminate based on national origin, including Israel, will have a legislative hearing on Tuesday, July 18 before the Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Affairs. The bi-partisan bill, “An Act Read More

JULY 13, 2017 – NEWTON CENTRE – Rabbi Daniel L. Lehmann has announced that he plans to step down from his position as president during the next academic year. As president for nearly a decade, Rabbi Lehmann has led Hebrew College to become a premier center of pluralistic Jewish education, focusing on the intersection of Read More

JULY 13, 2017 – An ill wind blew across Lake Michigan at the June 24 Chicago Dyke March when three women carrying Jewish Pride flags – a rainbow flag with a Star of David in the center – were asked to leave the rally by its pro-Palestinian organizers who claimed their flags were an unwelcome Read More

JUNE 29, 2017 – Israeli Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein delivered a historic speech Wednesday at the Russian Federation Council – the upper house of the Russian parliament in Moscow – 30 years after he was released from a Soviet labor camp for his Zionist activism. “Thirty-three years ago I was imprisoned here in Moscow by Read More

JUNE 29, 2017 – Israeli Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett said Tuesday that Israel’s decisions to freeze the construction of an egalitarian prayer section at the Western Wall and to bolster strict Jewish conversion laws are undermining relations between Israel and diaspora Jews. “Over the past 24 hours we have held a marathon of meetings Read More

JUNE 29, 2017 – Israeli actress and “Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot was ranked first on the latest edition of The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Actors list. The multi-platform entertainment news outlet bases its rankings on actors’ popularity on social media sites including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus. Data provided by the social media Read More