December 12, 2011 5:21pm
Judah Maccabee, meet the Golem of Prague. And Rebecca Rubin, Engineer Ari, and Nathan and Jacob, two brothers who are part of a modern American Jewish family. Say hello to the cast of characters in this year’s new Chanukah children’s books.
December 12, 2011 5:20pm
As American Jews prepare to celebrate Chanukah, Jewish social service agencies across the country are gearing up to help the growing number of needy American families.
September 12, 2011 7:40pm
An exhibit on author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats (“The Snowy Day”) offers a rare opportunity to see the groundbreaking role that this son of poor Jewish immigrants played in breaking down racial prejudice and stereotypes in children’s literature.
July 28, 2011 8:53pm
Some second-career rabbis are finding their place in the world of Jewish religious leadership in their 40s and 50s.
June 30, 2011 1:06pm
Massachusetts and Israel will invest $2 million for collaborative research and development projects in the fields of life sciences, clean energy and technology.
June 13, 2011 6:56pm
For the fifth straight year, Tel Aviv native Anat Cohen received the clarinetist of the year award from the Jazz Journalists Association.
March 21, 2011 7:52pm
A spunky 11-year-old, troll-fighting, Orthodox Jewish girl who dreams of slaying dragons is the unlikely heroine of this year’s Sydney Taylor Book Awards for older readers.
March 8, 2011 10:49pm
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick on a high-profile business and trade mission in Israel is promoting job-creating partnerships between the two regions.
December 13, 2010 10:28pm
A recent event near Boston marked the first time that the first female rabbis in four major American Jewish religious denominations — Reform, Modern Orthodox, Conservative and Reconstructionist — had ever appeared together.
November 28, 2010 8:26pm
Rhyming verse, lively family scenes, a cute pig who eats kosher pickles — and yes, menorahs, latkes and the Maccabees — are featured in a new crop of Chanukah books for children written by some of the country’s most popular award-winning writers.