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School project to remember Holocaust victims surpasses goal

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BOSTON (JTA) – A 9-year-old school project to commemorate Holocaust victims surpassed its unlikely goal to collect 11 million stamps – representing the lives of 6 million Jews and 5 …
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Learning from my travels

I spent the holidays in several different places this year. This is what happens when your family is scattered. I am thankful that I can visit them now since my home has been the base …

Nothing is better than the sweet sound of your voice

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Jennifer Teege to speak at campaign event Nov. 5

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Teege, a Nigerian-German who was adopted as a young child, discovered that her birth mother’s father was Nazi concentration camp commander Amon Goeth after randomly selecting a book in the Hamburg Library. On that day, Teege learned that she – a black German woman who had gone to college in Israel and befriended the descendants of Holocaust survivors, who had a successful career and a loving family – was the granddaughter of a monster.

‘Death of a Salesman’ climbs the ladder of success at Trinity Rep

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Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman,” written nearly 70 years ago, is not merely a drama by a Jewish playwright about a Jewish family. Its themes are as relevant today as they were …

‘… the roar of time plunging’

John Ashbery, one of America’s most innovative and well-regarded poets, died this past Sept. 3 at the age of 90. As the title of Rae Armantrout’s Sept. 6 op-ed piece in the New York …

2016-17 Guide to Jewish Living in Southern New England

Self-hatred: It’s not just for self-haters!

JTA – I used to joke that I am not a self-hating Jew: It’s all those other Jews I can’t stand. Like I said, I used to tell that joke. In the current political climate, …


The Kosher Senior Café at the Dwares JCC is back

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After 18 month of construction we moved back to the Dwares JCC on Oct. 1. The Seniors and our staff are really excited the enjoy being back in our beautiful  new facilities. But before …

Re: 10 Commandments (Sept. 8)

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I am sure that the author of “The 10 Commandments of the Religious Reasonable” did not mean to insult the millions of thoughtful, sincere and intelligent Jews (and, in fact, people of all …


You can now bake challah like a boss, thanks to this new cookbook

NEW YORK (JTA) – There’s challah bread, which any carb lover can tell you is pretty darn tasty.   And then there are next-level twists on the classic Jewish bread, like a Pesto …

Apples-and-honey season in a kugel