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NOVEMBER 29, 2018, LYNN – Seth Albaum saw potential in Lynn the first time he visited its downtown. After landing two jobs on the North Shore, he wanted to move from rapidly gentrifying Jamaica Plain to somewhere with a better commute and cheaper home prices. Albaum had only visited Lynn once, but he and his Read More

NOVEMBER 29, 2018 – “We’re building a country, we’re in a hurry, and it isn’t always pretty,” says Arie, one of the main characters in Martin Fletcher’s new novel “Promised Land,” as he drives through a flurry of traffic in Tel Aviv in 1950. Indeed, “Promised Land” tells the fast, not-always-pretty story of the first Read More

NOVEMBER 22, 2018, BEVERLY – Early in 2017, Paul Sokolove of Beverly suffered from an upset stomach and severe skin discomfort. He visited his dermatologist, who suggested bloodwork. Once the tests were finished, his doctor told him to go to the ER immediately. Sokolove was diagnosed with stage 3 pancreatic cancer. After months of radiation Read More

NOVEMBER 22, 2018, PEABODY – With Greater Boston’s Jews already on alert after dozens of anti-Semitic incidents in the area – and following the murder of 11 Jews in a Pittsburgh temple last month – Peabody police are trying to determine who brought a BB gun to Chabad of Peabody and shattered a window next Read More

NOVEMBER 22, 2018, MARBLEHEAD – The aroma of freshly baked apple pie, soup and lasagna filled the Jewish Community Center in Marblehead this past Sunday as 91 teenagers and 25 adults volunteered on Soup-er Sunday, an event that provides a Sunday meal for the Lynn Emergency Shelter. The North Shore teens – who range from Read More

NOVEMBER 15, 2018, SWAMPSCOTT – For the first time in decades, a new mikvah has been constructed north of Boston. The process took six years of planning, and on Nov. 25 at 4 p.m., Chabad of the North Shore will hold a grand opening to celebrate the new immersion pool at its new site, 10 Read More

NOVEMBER 15, 2018 – David Shribman, who grew up in Swampscott and won a Pulitzer Prize while at The Boston Globe, is now the executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He oversaw the newspaper’s coverage of the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of the city. As the community Read More

NOVEMBER 15, 2018 – Are Jews nervous about going into their houses of worship since 11 Jews were gunned down in the sanctuary of their spiritual home in Pittsburgh? Yes, they are. Are they staying away from shul? On the contrary, on the first Shabbat after the synagogue massacre they flooded into places of worship Read More

NOVEMBER 15, 2018, PEABODY – In a driving rain on a pitch-black moonless night, more than 200 people jammed into Chabad of Peabody on Nov. 6 to listen as 91-year-old Holocaust survivor, Dr. Anna Ornstein, tried to help them make sense of what they were all hurting from – the massacre of 11 Jews in Read More

Stan Lee, the legendary writer, editor and publisher of Marvel, died on November 12, 2018, at the age of 95 in Los Angeles, a family representative told The Hollywood Reporter. Stanley Martin Lieber was born in Manhattan on Dec. 28, 1922 to Romanian-born Jewish immigrants, and started at Timely Comics in 1939, creating or co-creating Read More