David Broza to perform in Boston on June 16
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15h ago
David Broza, the internationally acclaimed Israeli singer-songwriter, composer, and peace activist, is set to captivate Boston with his upcoming performance at the Berklee Performance Center on June 16. Broza promises unforgettable evenings filled with music that transcends borders. With a career spanning over four decades, Broza has enchanted audiences worldwide with his unique blend of folk, rock, flamenco, and Latin music influences, and is widely known for his thrilling performances, his multi-platinum selling love songs and masterful guitar playing. David Broza collaborate ..read more
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Richard M. Salus
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19h ago
Richard M. Salus, 79, of Newburyport, passed away suddenly on May 9, 2024. Born and raised in Cambridge, the son of Frank and Etta (Aronson) Salus, Richard graduated from Cambridge Latin High school in 1962. He attended Brandeis University and worked as Lead Assessor with the Office of Public School Monitoring (PSM) at the Massachusetts Department of Education and Secondary Education (DESE) until his retirement. Richard remained passionate about meeting the needs of every child in our educational system. Richard was the brother of the late Alan Salus and his wife Carolyn (Feldman) Salus. He wa ..read more
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Irving Bacherman
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19h ago
Irving Bacherman, of Middleton, peacefully passed away on May 26, 2024, at the age of 95. He was the devoted husband of the late Eileen Bacherman, loving father of Rosalyn (Bacherman) Abrams and her husband Barry, and Judy (Bacherman) Frenkel. Irving was also the cherished grandfather of Nechama and Sara Frenkel and the loving brother of the late Marcia Bacherman. He was the dear son of the late Samuel and Rose (Wolf) Bacherman. Born on April 11, 1929, Irving spent his formative years in Peabody, where he graduated from Peabody High School in the class of 1947. Peabody remained the home where ..read more
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International Court of Justice orders Israel to halt its Rafah operation
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by Ron Kampeas
5d ago
(JTA) — The International Court of Justice ordered Israel to immediately halt its military operation in Rafah, in a largely symbolic ruling that will likely ramp up diplomatic pressure on Israel in its war against Hamas. The ruling, handed down in The Hague on Friday, came at the behest of South Africa, which brought charges of genocide against Israel in the ICJ last year. In a ruling on the case in January, the court said South Africa had a right to bring the charges and that the Palestinians had a plausible case to warrant protection from genocide, but did not order a stop to the fighting. R ..read more
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Speaker Mike Johnson invites Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to Congress
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by Ron Kampeas
5d ago
WASHINGTON (JTA) — U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Mike Johnson invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to a joint session of Congress, offering a diplomatic lifeline for the Israeli leader who is facing the prospect of an international arrest warrant and who is unpopular at home and abroad. The invitation delivered Thursday at an Israel Independence Day party hosted by the Israeli embassy in Washington came just days after the International Criminal Court prosecutor said he was seeking Netanyahu’s arrest for alleged crimes related to Israel’s war with Hamas in Gaza ..read more
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Some pro-Palestinian encampments want their schools to cut ties with Hillel, Chabad
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by Andrew Lapin
6d ago
(JTA) — Pro-Palestinian encampment protesters at dozens of universities have called for their administrations to divest from Israel. But on two campuses, activists are asking their schools to split from organizations closer to home that they say are complicit in Israeli crimes. At Drexel University in Philadelphia and the University of California, Santa Cruz, pro-Palestinian protesters have demanded their universities cut ties with, or “terminate” the presence of, the schools’ Hillel chapters. The Drexel protesters also demand that the university “Immediately terminate Drexel Chabad,” an outpo ..read more
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60 Jewish groups, from left to right, back bill creating national coordinator to fight antisemitism
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by Ron Kampeas
6d ago
WASHINGTON (JTA) — More than 60 Jewish organizations across the political spectrum are lining up behind a bill that would establish a coordinator of government efforts to fight antisemitism. The joint effort is an expression of American Jewish political solidarity not seen in years. Groups that signed a letter supporting the bill range from J Street on the left to the Zionist Organization of America on the right. The signatories include organizations whose leaders rarely share the same stage and who have accused each other at times of enabling antisemitism. They include Reconstructionist, Refo ..read more
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Norway, Spain and Ireland will all recognize Palestinian state
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by Shira Li Bartov
1w ago
(JTA) — Spain, Norway and Ireland said Wednesday they would formally recognize a Palestinian state, a sign of Israel’s challenges on the global stage. The countries portrayed the step as an attempt to salvage long-dormant prospects for progress toward a two-state solution, creating a Palestinian state alongside Israel. Israel castigated the move as a reward for Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack, which launched the current war. “Last month I stood on these same steps with Prime Minister Sanchez of Spain, and we said that the point of recognizing the state of Palestine was coming closer,” Irish Prime Ministe ..read more
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Biden: Israel will get ‘everything it needs’ to fight Hamas; Gaza war is ‘not genocide’
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by Ron Kampeas
1w ago
WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Joe Biden told a Jewish gathering that he will ensure that Israel will have “everything it needs” to fight Hamas, a pledge that comes after weeks of tension between the governments over his pause on the delivery of large bombs. “I’ll always ensure that Israel has everything it needs to defend itself against Hamas, and all its enemies,” Biden told a White House reception on Monday marking Jewish American Heritage Month. The crowd of several hundred in the Rose Garden cheered and applauded. Biden also denounced the charges of genocide against Israel in the Internatio ..read more
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Stanley K. Gordee
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1w ago
Stanley K. Gordee, affectionately known as Ken or Kenny, passed away peacefully on May 20, 2024, at the age of 90, surrounded by his loving family. Born on January 20, 1934, and raised in the Shirley Avenue area of Revere, Ken lived a long life filled with love, laughter, and unwavering dedication to his family. Ken was a devoted husband to his beloved wife Charlotte, with whom he shared 64 beautiful years of marriage. He was a proud father to his daughters Karin, who predeceased him, and Susan, and his son, Alan. Throughout his life, Ken was a pillar of strength and support for his family. Ke ..read more
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