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FEBRUARY 8, 2018 - Elihu “Hugh” Baver’s life sounds like a script that a lot of Jewish men would like to write: Former minor league baseball player; an MBA from Michigan State; father of four; acquaintance of Big Papi. And in recent years, this synthesis of sport, business, and family led him on an improbable Read More

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FEBRUARY 8, 2018 - Come July, when Rabbi Marc Baker takes the helm at the Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston after leading Gann Academy, he’ll be trading in a sea of student backpacks, lacrosse sticks, and musical instruments for the more corporate atmosphere at the federation’s headquarters in downtown Boston. The lively scene of Read More

  FEBRUARY 8, 2018 - As US society grapples with opposing viewpoints on what to do with illegal immigrants, Israelis face a similar imbroglio. Instead of illegals who came mostly from Mexico and Latin America, the people in question are from Africa. It’s said that overall, there are tens of thousands of illegals in Israel Read More

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FEBRUARY 8, 2018 – Mason Quintero has already been involved in more Jewish programming than many people experience in a lifetime. A senior at Marblehead High School, he now serves as co-president of New England Region BBYO. Mason also went on the Y2I Israel trip with the Lappin Foundation, and has attended AIPAC’s Schustermann High Read More

FEBRUARY 8, 2018 – For some, the thought of President Trump’s decision to withhold $65 million in pledged aid to a United Nations agency that provides food, housing, and education to Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza might seem unfair. But a closer look at the organization, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency Read More

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FEBRUARY 8, 2018 – SWAMPSCOTT – There is no Hall of Fame for good people in the town of Swampscott but if one existed, one of its first inductees would be Martin C. Goldman. Goldman was a Swampscott native whose contributions to the town and the North Shore Jewish community straddled athletic, civic, legal, and Read More