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JULY 19, 2018 – What’s the future for Jewish Boston and the diaspora? That’s one of the major questions Rabbi Marc Baker will likely focus on as he begins his post as president of Combined Jewish Philanthropies, New England’s largest Jewish charity. Baker, a Lynnfield native, has strong Jewish roots in the Boston area. His Read More

JULY 19, 2018 – Coming here as a Jewish legal immigrant years ago, I am appalled to see what is going on at our Southern border. I applied for my green card and waited in line, as many are doing right now. We are a country of laws and those laws must be respected. No Read More

JULY 19, 2018 – On Sunday, July 1, I watched my grandson leave for Israel with about 100 other Jewish teenagers. On reflection, the scene of Jewish parents and their teenagers was meaningful on a number of levels. The first, of course, was the emotion of parents sending their pride and joys on a voyage Read More

JULY 19, 2018 – “An unforgettable tour of Jewish Eastern Europe,” by Barbara Wolf (Jewish Journal, June 21), was profoundly interesting and heartwarming. My daughter was one of the 15 people fortunate enough to have partaken of the bittersweet journey to Vilnius and Belarus. She too felt extremely appreciative of Barbara’s ability to put into Read More

JULY 19, 2018 – I must thank Myrna Fearer for her wonderful article about my old neighborhood. I remember everything she wrote about: Franklin Field for the 4th of July Hoodsies. I rode my bike on the sidewalk of Franklin Field, sat at the “Wall” on the holidays, went to the G & G and Read More

by YOAV LIMOR JULY 19, 2018 – Exactly four years after “Operation Protective Edge” in the Gaza Strip, Israel and Hamas are at the brink of another full-fledged clash. The escalation notes this weekend did not have one single trigger but rather it was the result of both parties reaching critical mass. Months of border Read More

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JULY 19, 2018 – As far as much of the American public is concerned, the timing for US President Donald Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin couldn’t be worse. The indictments of 12 Russian military intelligence officers on Friday renewed the calls for a tougher stance from the administration against Moscow. But with Trump Read More

JULY 19, 2018, JERUSALEM – Yes, this is indeed being physically written from Jerusalem, but only hours after returning from almost two weeks spent in bucolic New England. With balmy lakes rippling with kayaks and paddleboards, late morning diner breakfasts, and early evening barbecues with s’mores, both the mind and the mindset are still thousands Read More