Massachusetts

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First Jewish Massachusetts chief Justice, Ralph Gants' memory lives on

Judges, lawyers, political figures and community leaders remembered Gants as a legal giant, passionate in his dedication to equal justice and steeped in compassion for people from all walks of life.

By PENNY SCHWARTZ/ JTA
19/09/2020
Jewish former Marine wins Massachusetts Democratic congressional primary

He links to a full position paper on Israel and other Jewish issues on his website; in it he notes that he experienced antisemitism in the military.

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN/JTA
09/09/2020
Jewish progressive Morse loses bid to oust incumbent in Massachusets race

In the state’s 8th Congressional District, Robbie Goldstein, a 36-year-old progressive political newcomer, lost to incumbent Rep. Steven Lynch, one of the House’s more conservative Democrats.

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN/JTA
03/09/2020
3 House races, 6 Jewish candidates in the Massachusetts primaries

The campaign has been dogged by controversy, but the impact is not at all clear

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
02/09/2020
Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement, also known as BDS.
Pro-BDS congressional candidate source of concern for Massachusetts Jews

Ihssane Leckey is openly supportive of the BDS movement, and has gained the support of Ilhan Omar and Linda Sarsour.

Williams College, Massachusetts
Jewish candidate Alex Morse faces inappropriate relationships allegations

In a statement to the newspaper, Morse said he had exercised “poor judgment” in having relationships with college students.

By PHILISSA CRAMER/JTA
10/08/2020
Police arrest man for allegedly breaking into Massachusetts synagogue

On Wednesday, police responded to a report from Temple Emanuel Sinai and found a broken window as well as other physical damage.

08/08/2020
Massachusetts mayor refuses to open houses of worship, despite orders

The city's religious population hasn't taken the news lightly.

Jewish nursing home has highest coronavirus death toll in Massachusetts

While the highest number of deaths reportedly came from the Leavitt Family Jewish Home in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, other nursing homes in the state had a similar number of deaths.

29/05/2020
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Massachusetts rabbis: Don't rush to reopen shuls even if allowed

Gov. Charlie Baker, a Republican, included houses of worship in the first phase of Massachusetts’ plan to resume operations after bringing coronavirus infections under control.

By PHILISSA CRAMER/JTA
21/05/2020
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