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MARCH 8, 2018 - Many of my peers and I arrived in Orlando expecting the weekend of our lives. We were there to attend the BBYO International Convention. On our first day there, we heard about the Parkland school shooting only a couple of hours drive away. The news only got worse. As the story Read More

A cartoon by George Freedman Read More

MARCH 8, 2018 - What a wonderful article (“Bringing life in Israel to Jewish students on the North Shore,” Journal, Feb. 22) about a wonderful program. These young Israelis enrich our community in both fun and powerful ways! Thank you CJP Boston-Haifa Connection for bringing these bright young people to Boston! They give all of us Read More

MARCH 8, 2018 - A beautiful concise article (“Illegals of our own,” Journal, Feb. 8) about the ugliest and saddest of times for Israel to condemn undocumented immigrants to seek asylum into their land, which was founded for refugees fleeing and or fearing oppression and death. Israel deserves to be criticized and shamed! Barbara Ruhman, Via Read More

MARCH 8, 2018 - Your February 22nd edition has a front page article that cause me to write to question your self-awareness. It reports that five of the 17 victims of the Parkland, Florida shooting are Jewish. What if a number of the victims were African-American but a publication reported only on the white victims Read More

MARCH 8, 2018 - Thank you for Lyn Julius’ timely article on Arab anti-Semitism (“Arab anti-Semitism, and the Nazis,” February 8, 2018). As if to prove the point, two days later Iran used a Syrian airbase called T4 to attack Israel. T4 was the Nazis’ code name for their adult euthanasia program, which was both Read More

MARCH 8, 2018 - I was dismayed to see that you chose to feature only the Jewish students murdered in Florida. While it is important to note that five of the students were Jewish, I found it in poor taste to highlight them and ignore the others. The implication, although I am sure that it Read More

A slew of investigations against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is bringing out some of the worst in Israel’s vaunted pillars of democracy MARCH 8, 2018 - JERUSALEM – A few weeks ago, Trans-parency International, which monitors corruption in 180 countries and territories, announced the rankings for its 2017 Corruption Perceptions Index. In first place, meaning Read More

MARCH 8, 2018 - When the electricity went out across northern Massachusetts just as Shabbat was arriving late Friday afternoon, it served as a reminder of just how much our society and culture has changed over the last 25 years. Our immediate reaction was to reach for our phones and determine what areas lacked power Read More

FEBRUARY 22, 2018 – They start appearing in every Israeli bakery about 25 minutes after the last Hanukkah lights flicker out in December. Which is par for the course, since the primary culinary treat of the Hanukkah season in Israel – the sufganiyot (or as any New Englander county fair aficionado would recognize as fried Read More