February 28, 2009 1:46am
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.
January 11, 2009 6:36pm
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.
December 11, 2008 6:12pm
A magazine published by and for Jewish girls won a $100,000 prize.
August 26, 2008 9:00am
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
March 4, 2008 10:00am
In the wake of the recent disclosure by the author of a Holocaust memoir that her best-selling book is a fake, historians are worried that such incidents will cast doubt on legitimate Holocaust scholarship and memoirs.
October 17, 2007 9:00am
Nearly two months after the Anti-Defamation League reversed itself by acknowledging the World War I-era massacres of Armenians as “tantamount to genocide,” activists in the Boston area are pushing ahead with their campaign against the organization.
May 14, 2007 9:00am
Academic research, government support and entrepreneurial zeal have fueled a boom in Israeli biotechnology, but it’s mostly foreign investors cashing in for now.
May 8, 2007 9:00am
As the Workmen’s Circle tries to mediate a battle over a Boston mosque, some claim the Islamic group at the heart of the case is trying to stifle legitimate debate by suing a pro-Israel organization.
March 6, 2007 10:00am
A smash Israeli TV series is being adapted for HBO by some big names in Hollywood who are betting the American version will captivate audiences, too.
October 23, 2006 9:00am
Sixteen years after his death, Leonard Bernstein can still draw an audience. A recent festival highlighting Bernstein’s Boston roots shed new light on the influence of the family synagogue.