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NOVEMBER 30, 2017 – In the wake of the anger that spilled over after the showing of “The Occupation of the American Mind” at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Marblehead earlier this month, it is heartening to hear that the church’s reverend, Dr. Wendy von Courter, and Rabbi David J. Meyer of Temple Emanu-El have Read More

Journal Correspondent

NOVEMBER 16, 2017 – BOSTON – In a year marked by a steep rise in anti-Semitic incidents across New England, 26 communities north of Boston did not escape the surge of vandalism and harassment that riled residents from Marblehead and Swampscott, to Peabody, North Andover, Reading, Melrose and more. In the first three quarters of Read More

NOVEMBER 16, 2017 – Remember the pushke? That little blue-and-white collection box – the older versions of which are now collectors’ items – was long the symbol of the Jewish National Fund, which, since its founding in 1901, has been seen by many as the flagship Zionist charity. The original goal of the JNF, founded Read More

NOVEMBER 16, 2017 – The variation in cabbage rolls at my grandparents’ home seemed to be as fully diverse as the colors of the swirling autumn leaves. Always, as the closing of the summer porch began (once the mysterious week of autumn family gatherings had concluded, in the chilly evenings), two things would happen in Read More

NOVEMBER 16, 2017 – The unfortunate decision by the Unitarian Universalist Church to sponsor the recent screening of “The Occupation of the American Mind” has caused much hurt and concern in the community, amongst Jews and individuals of other faiths, because it is an anti-Semitic movie. Anti-Semitism has morphed from prejudice against Jews to anti-Zionism Read More

NOVEMBER 16, 2017 – Thank you for offering Unitarian Universalist Congre­gation of Marblehead the opportunity to respond to the criticisms of our showing of “The Occupation of the American Mind.” As you reported, the Lappin Foundation and a number of other people urged us to cancel this event. Robert Lappin further urged people to call Read More