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    Massachusetts bridge named for Jewish author

    A Massachusetts town at the center of a high school anti-Semitism scandal last year has just renamed a bridge in honor of a pioneering but little-known Jewish woman...

    Jewish cellist reunites descendants of Holocaust survivors

    On Aug. 18, against the odds, some 20 descendants of Julius Blach and his brother Felix Blach gathered for four days in Stralsund, Germany, where the Blachs lived and...

    After 40 years, his wrongful conviction was overturned

    BOSTON — Barry Jacobson spent 40 days in prison in 1983 after being convicted of setting a fire at his Massachusetts vacation home. He spent the next 40 years pressing...

    American Yiddish scholar discovers unknown work by Sholom Aleichem

    BOSTON — Move over, Tevye the dairyman. Make room for Moshkele the thief, the rough and tumble rogue hero from the wrong side of the shtetl in a newly rediscovered...

    Anti-Jewish violence shakes Boston

    BOSTON — Days after a series of violent acts stunned Greater Boston and threatened its Jewish community, residents are jolted but resolute, vowing to continue taking...

    One of America’s longest COVID sufferers is starting to recover

    NEW YORK — At a moment when the world could use a dose of hope, along comes Rabbi Yehuda “Yudi” Dukes. In late March, Dukes was hospitalized in New York […]

    The 17th-century plague

    BOSTON — More than 350 years ago, a plague took a deadly toll on Hamburg, Germany. As the High Holidays approached, fear and panic set in and many of the […]

    Jewish Boston bookseller helps you spruce up your Zoom background

    BOSTON — In early April, just a few weeks after non-essential businesses in Massachusetts were shut down due to COVID-19, the staff at the Brattle Book Shop noticed...

    Sun Valley is a pandemic hotspot

    SUN VALLEY, Ida. — Even before the arrival of the coronavirus upended Passover plans across the world, the Wood River Jewish Community’s seder was going to be...

    Earliest known American Jewish novel published

    BOSTON — More than a century after her death, Cora Wilburn is having her moment. With the rediscovery and recent publication of her novel Cosella Wayne: Or, Will and...


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