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  • Boston Jewish community drops arts center plan

    Boston’s Jewish community has abandoned a plan to build an $80 million arts and cultural center to be designed by renowned architect Daniel Libeskind.

  • New children’s books enliven the holiday

    The Little Red Hen and a little girl sampling the many charoset recipes of her divorced parents are among the characters offering their Passover experiences this year.

  • First-time winners take top book honors

    A coming-of-age novel about an Israeli girl whose family relocates to Staten Island is among the winners of the 2010 Sydney Taylor Book Awards for Jewish children’s literature.

  • New kids’ books hitting the shelves at Chanukah

    A roundup of this year’s crop of Chanukah children’s books.

  • Haifa University honors Mass. governor

    Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick received an honorary doctorate from the University of Haifa.

  • Brandeis, Frankfurter on new stamps

    The images of Jewish U.S. Supreme Court justices Louis Brandeis and Felix Frankfurter are included in a new series of postage stamps.

  • Synagogue hails Dutch lawmaker as a hero

    In his home continent, Dutch politician Geert Wilders is something of a pariah over his harsh views on Islam, but he was cheered during a recent speech at a synagogue near Boston and is receiving support from two organizations with strong ties to the American Jewish community.

  • Book on King-Heschel bond wins children’s lit award

    A book that traces the lives and friendship of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel won an award for Jewish children’s literature.

  • Jewish girls’ magazine wins $100,000

    A magazine published by and for Jewish girls won a $100,000 prize.

  • Edward Cohen: Slain labor leader remembered

    Edward Cohen, a rising labor leader in Boston, was shot and killed in a random shooting in 1907. Despite being mourned by thousands, including Louis Brandeis, he was eventually forgotten in the ensuing decades. But now efforts are underway to reclaim his