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  • Children’s book giveaway writing new chapter in publishing market

    Industry executives and children’s writers say PJ Library, a 5-year-old program created by businessman and philanthropist Harold Grinspoon that sends new Jewish children’s books to families with young children every month for free, is changing the nature of Jewish children’s publishing.

  • Mass. governor to sign ADL-backed bill against bullying

    A tough anti-bullying bill pressed by the Anti-Defamation League is set to be signed into law in Massachusetts.

  • 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.