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New Israeli-American summer camp opening in the Berkshires

A new Camp Kimama called "Half Moon" will open this summer in the Berkshires, Massachusetts.  

By MICHAL GALANTI
25/01/2022

Boston suburb apologizes for using Christian menorah in holiday display

The image is widely available online as an illustration of Messianic interpretations of the menorah.

By PHILISSA CRAMER/JTA
07/12/2021

Massachusetts lawmakers mandate genocide education in high schools

Following a slew of high-profile antisemitic incidents, Massachusetts lawmakers voted to require genocide education in high schools.

By PENNY SCHWARTZ/ JTA
27/11/2021

Aaron Feuerstein, the 'Mensch of Malden Mills,' dies at age 95

The devout Orthodox businessman famously kept paying his factory's 1,400 employees after the factory itself was closed down in a brutal fire.

By ASAF SHALEV/JTA
08/11/2021

Meet the Jewish mustard maven who founded a museum

“Mustard is in almost every religion and every culture,” said Barry Levenson, the founder, curator and CMO (chief mustard officer) of the National Mustard Museum in Middleton, Wisconsin.

By Rachel Román/JTA
18/09/2021
Health care workers take test samples of Israelis in a drive through complex to check if they have b

CDC says delta variant more vaccine-resistant than previously thought

Vaccinated people had a similar amount of virus presence as the unvaccinated, suggesting that, unlike with other variants, vaccinated people infected with the Delta variant could transmit the virus.

By REUTERS
31/07/2021
Antisemitism

Massachusetts school board member resigns after using antisemitic slur

Bob Hoey, a member of the Lowell School Committee, was on a local talk show Wednesday morning when he referred to a Jewish former official as a “kike.”

By BEN SALES/JTA
27/02/2021

School board member in Massachusetts called someone a ‘kike’ on live TV

"We lost the kike, oh, I mean, the Jewish guy,” Hoey said Wednesday morning on “City Life,” a news opinion show. “I hate to say it, but that’s what people used to say behind his back.”

By BEN SALES/JTA
26/02/2021
CHABAD’S ‘REDEMPTIVE scenario has a “tremendous energy” which explains “the amount of sacrifice thes

Anti-vaxxer rabbi fired by Chabad over social media posts

“It became clear that dismissal was our only choice,” said Rabbi Mendel Fogelman, director of the Central Massachusetts Chabad.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
04/02/2021
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