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SEPTEMBER 20, 2018, DEDHAM – At a time when children have access to unprecedented amounts of information and influences, parents are increasingly looking to schools to guide their children to ask critical questions and make informed choices about their actions. Boston is home to an impressive variety of public and private schools, leaving parents with Read More

  SEPTEMBER 20, 2018, MARBLEHEAD – Leah Goldenberg was primed and ready to move into her dorm at Simmons College when she realized she just couldn’t do it. That summer, she had been diagnosed with a stomach condition that was leaving her in a lot of pain, but she still assumed she would leave for Read More

SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 – When US forces in Baghdad raided Saddam Hussein’s secret police headquarters in 2003, they came across a basement full of Torah scrolls, prayer books, and boxes of photographs. One of the photos was of a young boy at his birthday party. That boy was Michael Lawee, a congregant at Marblehead’s Temple Read More

AUGUST 30, 2018, MARBLEHEAD – Even though she grew up surrounded by mountains in a small village in the Italian Alps, Swampscott glass artist Ingrid Pichler feels a special connection to water. “I live a stone’s throw away from the ocean … so I’m looking at water constantly,” she said. “Every time you go to Read More

AUGUST 30, 2018, SALEM – One Sunday, Luana Mazon Biagini received a call on her cell phone. On the other end was a hysterical stranger. Her son had been taken from her, and she had no idea where he was. Biagini, a paralegal at the Jeff Goldman Immigration law firm, knew what to do. Lidia Read More

AUGUST 30, 2018, NEWTON – In a move that will allow Hebrew College to reduce its debt and remain at its Newton Centre campus, the 97-year-old school has sold its modern, 7-acre campus for $18 million. The school, which opened in 2002, cost $32 million to build. The buyer is the Newton-based, Winthrop Park School Read More

AUGUST 16, 2018 – Having taught public relations and writing at Emerson College and Boston University and an ethics course at Suffolk University, Zvi A. Sesling knows a thing or two about getting the word out. Apparently, his efforts have paid off as he was recently named the Poet Laureate of Brookline. He will give Read More

AUGUST 16, 2018, AMHERST – The Yiddish Book Center announced that they have made Isaac Bashevis Singer’s Yiddish works freely available online through the Yiddish Book Center’s Steven Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library. This is a major milestone for readers and scholars alike as the Yiddish originals were never widely distributed and often differ significantly from 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