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An El Al Israel Airlines Boeing 737-858. Credit: Andre Wadman/Wikimedia Commons.

El Al to start flights from Tel Aviv to Chicago and Tokyo, renew Boston...

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Israel’s El Al Airlines announced that it will launch direct flights to Tokyo and Chicago starting in April 2022. The airline had wanted to start the flights last year but the coronavirus outbreak delayed the...
A view of the Shaloh House in Boston. Source: Screenshot/Google Maps.

‘Hate can’t stop us’: Boston’s Shaloh House fights back after anti-Semitic attack

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No one ever expected a pile of Gan Israel camp T-shirts to be used to stop the bleeding of one of the campers’ teachers—certainly not Rabbi Shlomo Noginski himself. But on July 1, that was...
The Shaloh House in Boston. Google Street View

Chabad rabbi stabbed outside of a Boston Jewish day school

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A male suspect repeatedly stabbed Chabad emissary, Rabbi, Shlomo Noginsky, outside of the Shaloh House Jewish Day School in Brighton, Massachusetts, which primarily serves the Boston area’s Russian Jewish community. Noginsky is a rabbi and...

November 14, 1903: Women’s Trade Union League

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The Women’s Trade Union League was founded in Boston on this date in 1903 during the annual convention of the American Federation of Labor. Led in part by Lillian Wald, the organization brought together wealthy...
The last print edition of “The Jewish Advocate,” Sept. 25, 2020. Credit: Courtesy.

Boston ‘Jewish Advocate’ ends weekly print publication

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The Jewish Advocate announced this week it has ended publication of its print edition after 118 years. The Sept. 25 print edition will be the final print version, according to an announcement on its front page. The outlet cited...
Massachusetts Democratic primary candidate Jesse Mermell (left). Source: Jesse Mermell via Facebook.

Questions stir over BDS, certain Democratic primary candidates in Massachusetts

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Ahead of the Sept. 1 Democratic primary for the Massachusetts 4th District, questions are growing over one candidate’s past stances regarding the BDS movement. Progressive Jesse Mermell, a former Brookline select board member, who has...
Ihssane Leckey, a Democratic Socialist, who is running in the Democratic primary in Massachusett's 4th District. Source: Leckey campaign via Facebook.

Could a pro-BDS congressional candidate win in New England’s largest Jewish district?

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The Democratic Party has undergone a shift in recent years, with a number of longtime incumbents falling to progressive upstarts. In heavily blue Massachusetts, the race to succeed Democrat Rep. Joe Kennedy (who is...
U.S. Deputy Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating Anti-Semitism Ellie Cohanim, and U.S. Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating Anti-Semitism Elan Carr. Credit: U.S. Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism/Twitter.

White supremacist disrupts webinar for Jewish teens featuring deputy anti-Semitism envoy

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A webinar on the video conferencing platform Zoom about anti-Semitism last week, featuring U.S. Deputy Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating Anti-Semitism Ellie Cohanim, was disrupted by a white supremacist and hacker—an example of...
Jewish protesters shut down Boston traffic on July 2, 2019, over migrant detention centers on the U.S. southern border. Credit: Screenshot.

Jewish protesters shut down Boston traffic over migrant detention centers

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More than 1,000 demonstrators, including Jewish ones, shut down traffic in Boston on Tuesday, some chanting the post-Holocaust rallying cry “Never again” to protest the reportedly horrific conditions at migrant detention centers in the United States. The...