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OCTOBER 4, 2018 – On Nov. 6, we will have the opportunity to vote “yes” to uphold laws that protect the rights of transgender people in Massachusetts, or “no” to take them away. Like the Massachusetts Board of Rabbis, the Anti-Defamation League, the Jewish Community Relations Council, and as many of us already have preached Read More

OCTOBER 4, 2018 – Once again, the Jewish High Holidays have come and gone. But statistically, fewer Jews feel the need to formally mark the holiday in synagogue. The numbers point to a changing Jewish population that has a different identity than previous generations. As barriers have fallen that prevented Jews from advancing in professional Read More

  SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 – The shofar has sounded. The fast is over. The new year has begun. Yet, for many, the themes that fill the holiday, including the dictum that “Repentance, prayer and charity avert the severity of the decree,” linger. No matter your beliefs, the liturgy reminds us that we are responsible for Read More

A cartoon by George Freedman Read More

SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 – “I wish all my Jewish friends in Iran and Jews worldwide a very happy new year filled with peace and harmony,” said Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. “Despite all the challenges the Jewish people have faced, their strength and perseverance continue to inspire us all,” US President Donald Trump tweeted Read More

SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 – One more Jewish life was just added to the list of those killed during the century-old conflict between Jews and Arabs. On Sunday, a Palestinian terrorist fatally stabbed to death Ari Fuld, a 45-year-old American immigrant to Israel and a married father of four, in addition to an articulate advocate for Read More

SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 – JERUSALEM – Some people see a parallel between the signing ceremony for the Oslo Accords and 9/11. Both took place in the US under sunny and blue September skies, and at the end of the day (figuratively for Oslo), both left thousands dead. But others say the accords were a necessary Read More

SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 – It’s the eve of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. The Days of Awe have arrived. Here at the Journal, we have high hopes for the coming year. Our goal is to serve each and every Jew in Greater Boston, and at this time of year we’re asking ourselves how we Read More

by Yoni Ben Menachem JNS.org SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 – The statement from Jumana Ghunaimat, the Jor­danian government spokeswoman, about Palestinian Auth­ority President Mahmoud Abbas’ comments on a new US proposal for a Jordanian-Palestinian confederation was short and to the point: “The matter is not an option. Jordan supports a two-state solution and an independent Palestinian Read More

A cartoon by Hersh Goldman Read More