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by ELI BILETCH OCTOBER 5, 2017 – Last April, I had the pleasure of travelling with Lisa Mulman to Paris to work as her research assistant translating Holocaust testimonies from French to English, an opportunity few high school juniors have. Lisa, an English professor and Faculty Research Coordinator at the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Read More

OCTOBER 5, 2017 – Jews have a long history of working for area fire departments, and Ed Seligman has served as a Swampscott firefighter and lieutenant since 2001. A Swampscott native, he is also a logistics team manager for the National Urban Search and Rescue Response System (MA-TF1 in Beverly). Over the years, he has Read More

OCTOBER 5, 2017 – Singer/songwriter Neshama Carlebach, a passionate advocate for inclusion in synagogue, will headline Congregation Shirat Hayam’s Shir Lanu (“One Song-Every Voice”) Inclusion Initiative Celebration October 27 and 28. “When you’re accepting people who are different than you, it means that you have acceptance and love in your heart. Period. And if you Read More

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 19, 2017 Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen, we’re in the midst of a great revolution, a revolution in Israel’s standing among the nations. This is happening because so many countries around the world have finally woken up to what Israel can do for them. Those countries now recognize what brilliant investors like Warren Buffet Read More

SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 – BOSTON – The power of remembrance was on full display last week as a group of Malden High School students and teachers held an informal ceremony to honor victims of the Shoah at the New England Holocaust Memorial. Students took the initiative after they were troubled by the recent arrest of 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 – BOSTON – As construction cranes prepare to repair the New England Holocaust Memorial, which was vandalized twice this summer, law enforcement agencies are proceeding with three separate criminal cases involving destruction of the memorial. Investigators are also weighing whether the incidents constitute hate crimes, which are civil rights violations, according to 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