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.
May 8, 2006 9:00am
At a time when Jewish organizations are continuing their to attract younger Jews, leaders of humanistic Judaism say the tenets of their approach to Judaism most resembles the secular character of a majority of Jews today.
March 27, 2006 10:00am
Jewish professionals, educators and funders gathered last week in Boston with one goal — making day schools the No. 1 educational choice for Jewish kids.
March 26, 2006 10:00am
The image of a bus driver guiding Jewish families through the complex maze of choices for Jewish learning and social experiences is being floated as part of a new report by the Avi Chai Foundation.