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Healthcare Lessons from Shylock

Back from a long blogging hiatus: Editorial in last week’s Boston Globe calls out for Jews to remember and draw from their own history to protect immigrants’ access to health care: US Representative Paul Broun of Georgia, a medical doctor,…

Silence=Death

The two photos above, shot by Dotan Greenvald, are part of the Breaking the Silence exhibit, supported by your very own Jewschool, which remains open for guided tours at Harvard Hillel in Boston through through March 16th. My recent visit…

Dick Durbin has at JJ Goldberg

You know things have gotten weird when Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) writes an opinion column in The Forward. With a similar message to Rabbi Arthur Waskow‘s letter to the editor last week, Durbin criticized a weak Forward editorial, which managed…

Environmental Aliyah?

In a move heard loudly around the environmental world, the Israeli government has reached a deal with Project Better Place and Renault-Nissan for the three partners to create an electric car infrastructure throughout the holy land by 2011. Israel is…

Last Chance on Domestic Jewish Agenda

There are only a few days remaining to vote in the JFSJ poll to shape the upcoming Domestic Jewish Agenda. I’m very excited about this campaign for which Hazon, Isabella Freedman Retreat Center, Jdub Records, Jewcy.com, Jewish Student Press Service,…

Raise your Voice for Darfur (part II)

In the past few weeks, I heard words and music from several wonderful folks promoting action on the genocide in Darfur, both sponsored by different segments of the Boston Jewish community. The first was a benefit for AJWS at the…

sustainable sukkot

I really should be studying for my nutrition exam right now, but I’m too inspired by the connections in my life to put off sharing this with others. In my agriculture science and policy class we just begin studying “water”…

Kushner fails the litmus test

Hey y’all–I’m a new contributor. To start off with I’d like to declare my undying love and support for Tony Kushner with the following: After joking with a friend about how bubble-like her Boston Jewish community is in its progressiveness,…

Daniel Sieradski