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JULY 27, 2017 – JERUSALEM – I have always loved the mystic and spiritual Dead Sea in Israel, the lowest place on earth at about 1,410 feet below sea level. The Dead Sea is known for being one of the saltiest water bodies and has unique geographical, historical, geological, religious, and health-promoting significance. I have Read More

JULY 27, 2017 – For Israelis, the scene last week in the settlement of Halamish was all too familiar and disturbing. On Shabbat, the Salomon family was sitting down to celebrate the birth of a grandson when a 20-year-old Palestinian entered their home and killed Yosef Salomon, and his son and daughter. The murderer, who Read More

Journal Staff

JULY 13, 2017 – When people talk about fundraising for Jewish charities on the North Shore and in Greater Boston, Flori Schwartz’s name is usually one of the first mentioned. For the last 32 years, she’s worked tirelessly for Jewish organizations, including Cohen Hillel Academy, the Anti-Defamation League, and currently for Combined Jewish Philanthropies. A Read More

Journal Staff

JULY 13, 2017 – MARBLEHEAD – Marblehead police continue to investigate who may have painted a slew of anti-Semitic and hate slogans on the Marblehead Neck causeway two weeks ago. While an award of $3,000 has been offered for information leading to an arrest in the case, there have been no arrests to date. “It Read More

Journal Correspondent

JULY 13, 2017 – BOSTON – A bill backed by Jewish communal organizations that would prohibit the state from doing business with companies that discriminate based on national origin, including Israel, will have a legislative hearing on Tuesday, July 18 before the Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Affairs. The bi-partisan bill, “An Act Read More

JULY 13, 2017 – There was barely a dry eye in the room. Standing in the sanctuary before a close-knit group of friends and family who had come from all over the country, Heather Wilde carefully lit a single Shabbat candle and said the appropriate Hebrew blessing. Uncovering her eyes, she smiled at those around her and Read More