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SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 – Growing up in Portland, Maine, I have vivid recollections of the five-block walk to and from High Holy Day services at Temple Beth El. I remember the scraping sounds of the fancy black shoes against the uneven brick sidewalks lined with sprawling trees in early foliage as my family and I Read More

September 19, 2017 Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen, we’re in the midst of a great revolution, a revolution in Israel’s standing among the nations. This is happening because so many countries around the world have finally woken up to what Israel can do for them. Those countries now recognize what brilliant investors like Warren Buffet Read More

SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 – JERUSALEM – Israel’s High Court of Justice, in answer to a petition from a civic watchdog group, convened on September 12 to strike down a legal amendment that gave ultra-Orthodox men studying in yeshivas what amounted to a blanket exemption from military service. The court gave the government of Prime Minister Read More

SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 – I always wondered why Dora kept carp in the bathtub. It was a mystery to me. Regular as German clockwork, twice each year (as soon as the seasons began to turn, and fall and spring set in), she and my Oma would make a big trip to the city, and return Read More

Journal Correspondent

SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 – BOSTON – The power of remembrance was on full display last week as a group of Malden High School students and teachers held an informal ceremony to honor victims of the Shoah at the New England Holocaust Memorial. Students took the initiative after they were troubled by the recent arrest of Read More

Journal Staff

SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 – It was Labor Day weekend and Hurricane Harvey was pounding Houston and southern Texas and Nate Dalton decided to pick up the phone and call Rabbi Yossi Lipsker in Swampscott. “What are we going to do about Houston?” Dalton asked. Lipsker knew exactly what his friend was asking about. Dalton, a Read More