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AUGUST 16, 2018 - It is nice to read an editorial grounded in principle (“Stand up for a free press,” Journal, August 2). My perusing of the pages of the Jewish Journal has dropped off significantly in the past couple of years. I could predict ahead of time what the slant would be covering current Read More

AUGUST 16, 2018 - I am responding to Ms. Denbo’s letter to the editor, ”Undocumented refugees, and the Holocaust” as published in the Jewish Journal on July 19. I fear that the opinions expressed in this piece are indicative of a larger problem; that of blaming the victim, failing to understand the complexity of the Read More

AUGUST 16, 2018 - As a Jewish woman, I grew up understanding that government-sponsored torture occurs and that we must remain vigilant to ensure that it does not happen again. That is why I can’t sleep well anymore: it happened again. As a social worker, I know that separating children from their parents is torture Read More

AUGUST 16, 2018 - Standing up for a free press is very important to the sovereignty of our great country. Most of what Steven A. Rosenberg states in his editorial (“Stand up for a free press,” Journal, August 2) would be considered accurate by most accounts. However, in my opinion, he must be living in Read More

AUGUST 16, 2018 - My letter is a response to an item by Carol Denbo, from Swampscott, titled “Undocumented refugees, and the Holocaust,” which appeared in your July 19 issue. Ms. Denbo apparently believes that the Jewish people are the only ones who have lost their homes and their lives “for the crime of being” Read More

AUGUST 16, 2018 - Elul, the month of reflection before Rosh Hashanah, has arrived. During this month, it is customary for Jews to meditate on the past year and take stock of our actions. Not every Jew cares about the holiday or the month, but for many, it is a gift which allows us to Read More

AUGUST 2, 2018, JERUSALEM – Early in the morning of July 19, Israel’s Knesset, following a session lasting late into the night, passed a piece of legislation that left the country’s right-wingers happy, left-wingers and Arabs unhappy, and the rest of the population scratching its head. The Nation-State Law doesn’t change much other than the Read More

by DINA ZELDIN AUGUST 2, 2018 – Some of my impressions after spending two weeks in Israel: 1. Arrival I’ve never seen a more purple sky than the one on my first night in Israel. We had landed, exhausted from our cold airplane ride, and were welcomed by a gust of warm air that offered Read More

by DORA FRIEDMAN AUGUST 2, 2018 – The problem with the younger generation is we tend to disassociate. We avoid attachment, and avoid really connecting with the land around us. Before the Y2I trip, I would have blamed this detachment on the electronic screens that constantly surround us. But after traveling halfway around the world Read More

AUGUST 2, 2018 – With a short break in the beautifully chaotic two weeks I am spending in Israel, I have found time to reflect upon my experience and share my thoughts. This year marks my third trip to Israel in the last three summers of my young life. I am truly thankful and blessed Read More