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MAY 24, 2018, JERUSALEM – Much has been made in recent weeks about events along Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip, especially those of May 14, when more than 60 Palestinians were killed. It’s not entirely unprecedented for Israeli soldiers to face off against civilians rushing a border fence. On May 15, 2011, a few Read More

MAY 24, 2018 – As social activists throughout the world take aim at Israel, labeling the 60 who died when they tried to storm the Israeli border as victims of a massacre, there are many reasons to mourn the dead in Gaza. It was a massacre, but the blame must be assigned to Hamas and Read More

MAY 24, 2018 – Like that famous 1976 New Yorker illustration by Saul Steinberg that presented Manhattan as the over-large center of the world, those of us in Jerusalem usually have an inflated sense of our own significance in the universe. Then along come the events of the last couple weeks to totally justify that Read More

MAY 24, 2018 – At the opening ceremony for the US embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, as Israeli soldiers shot at Palestinian protesters, killing 60 and wounding 2,400, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu proclaimed to widespread cheers, “The Temple Mount is in our hands!” President Trump’s actions are being hailed as a fulfillment of biblical Read More

MAY 24, 2018 – Those close to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas are going to great lengths to hide the true condition of his health. With his hospitalizations becoming more frequent, many expect him to face the music, declare he is unable to perform his duties and name a successor or, at the very least Read More

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Governor Charlie Baker’s commitment to making Mass­achusetts better is truly an inspiration and his passion for making our communities safer and stronger is second to none. I was proud to join him recently at an event celebrating the greater Jewish community, where he personally spoke about his administration’s efforts to increase public safety and curb Read More

Kudos to the Jewish Journal for its highly successful Menschions & Mimosas event honoring some of our Jewish community’s volunteers who do extraordinary things for others. It was truly an uplifting event celebrating the best of our community. In addition to the excellent work Steve Rosenberg, the paper’s current publisher, is doing, I would like Read More

We need your help to teach tolerance. The Holocaust is one of the worst examples of intolerance in history, and we don’t want it to happen again. We are collecting bandages to represent the 1.5 million Jewish children who died in the Holocaust. The Bandage Project was started by a teacher in Sacramento, CA, and Read More