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City Council calls for ceasefire 'in Israel and Palestine'

Boston City Council votes by a majority of 11 to 2 to call for an “immediate and permanent ceasefire in Israel and Palestine”.

City Council calls for ceasefire 'in Israel and Palestine'

Ishay Ribo:

'We feel confident that light overcomes darkness'

In the shadow of antisemitism in Boston, Ribo on his concert at Harvard U.: 'We want our brothers and sisters overseas to know that they are never alone.'

'We feel confident that light overcomes darkness'

Boston:

Leftist protester attempts to violently attack Likud MK

Israeli leftist attempts to physically attack Economy Min. Nir Barkat during protest in Boston, local police arrest attacker.

Leftist protester attempts to violently attack Likud MK

Boston area high school defaced with swastika

Investigation opened after swastika found on bathroom wall, principal decries 'people who are continuing to perpetuate hate' at school.

Boston area high school defaced with swastika

Boston area targeted with 'distressing' swastika graffiti

Boston mayor vows to get to bottom of antisemitic graffiti spree in his city.

Boston area targeted with 'distressing' swastika graffiti

Boston:

Jewish orgs condemn group filmed kicking Holocaust memorial

Police open hate crime investigation after video surfaces showing young men leaning against and kicking New England Holocaust Memorial.

Jewish orgs condemn group filmed kicking Holocaust memorial

Police investigating antisemitic incident in Boston area

Police investigating swastika found on sidewalk in Swampscott, Massachusetts

Police investigating antisemitic incident in Boston area

Jewish-Christian advocacy group meets with Yesha Council leader

Yesha Council leader Yigal Dilmoni met with a Christian-Jewish group in Boston to set the record straight about Israel.

Jewish-Christian advocacy group meets with Yesha Council leader

SUV crashes into Boston Apple store, killing 1 and injuring 16

Vehicle plows through plate glass window into Apple Store, trapping multiple customers inside the building.

SUV crashes into Boston Apple store, killing 1 and injuring 16

Boston:

Jewish couple’s home and car targeted with arson, vandalism

After being called to investigate antisemitic vandalism of couple's cars, police discover attempt to set their home on fire.

Jewish couple’s home and car targeted with arson, vandalism

'Historic moment' as Jews from former USSR gather in Boston

As Jews from the former USSR gather in Boston, the focus is on learning — and global worries.

'Historic moment' as Jews from former USSR gather in Boston

Boston:

Exploding package had note threatening Zuckerberg

Note found in package that exploded in Boston attacked Facebook founder and connection between academia and virtual reality developers.

Exploding package had note threatening Zuckerberg

In Boston, a new initiative will offer visitors Torah and beer

Boston’s Jews are getting a ‘Jewish tavern’ to study religious text — and drink beer.

In Boston, a new initiative will offer visitors Torah and beer

Boston investigating weekend white supremacist march

One of the largest white supremacist groups in the US spontaneously marches through Boston, leading to city and FBI investigation.

Boston investigating weekend white supremacist march

Massachusetts:

College fires employee responsible for racist graffiti

Boston-area college fires employee who allegedly hit campus with repeated antisemitic graffiti.

College fires employee responsible for racist graffiti

Boston city council member walks back anti-Semitic tweet

Boston city council member Kendra Lara walks back tweet about ‘letting the Zionists shake you down.’

Boston city council member walks back anti-Semitic tweet

BDS movement disavows Boston chapter's mapping project

Global BDS movement says it has no connection to website mapping Boston-area Jewish groups as federal investigation looms.

BDS movement disavows Boston chapter's mapping project

Four Democrats condemn anti-Israel 'Mapping Project'

Massachusetts Democrats, including Ayanna Pressley, condemn pro-Palestinian project mapping Boston Jewish groups.

Four Democrats condemn anti-Israel 'Mapping Project'

In Boston:

'Radical anti-Zionists' placing targets on the bodies of Jews

Boston Jews say a pro-Palestinian group’s map of local ‘Zionist leaders and powerhouse NGOs’ is a guide to antisemitism.

'Radical anti-Zionists' placing targets on the bodies of Jews

4 sisters from Boston family make history as IDF lone soldiers

Fourth and Youngest Daughter Enlists on Heels of Israel’s 74th Independence Day, Joining Nearly 50 Massachusetts Lone Soldiers.

4 sisters from Boston family make history as IDF lone soldiers

'Powerful' Holocaust museum to open in Boston

Museum will serve as educational center to "make a mark on humanity to make the world a better place."

'Powerful' Holocaust museum to open in Boston

Boston officials denounce neo-Nazi group's presence at parade

Outcry after 20 neo-Nazis attend Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade unfurling banner that says “Keep Boston Irish.”

Boston officials denounce neo-Nazi group's presence at parade

Suburban Boston college targeted with Nazi graffiti

Curry College once again experiences hate incident, an ongoing recent pattern at the Massachusetts school.

Suburban Boston college targeted with Nazi graffiti

Boston college in turmoil after antisemitic, racist incidents

Students and faculty rattled after nearly a month of racist, antisemitic incidents at Boston-area college.

Boston college in turmoil after antisemitic, racist incidents

Five antisemitic incidents occur over 3 days at Boston college

Series of troubling antisemitic incidents at Curry College late last week prompt police investigation.

Five antisemitic incidents occur over 3 days at Boston college

Winter storm pummels eastern US

New York and Massachusetts receive two feet of snow, thousands left without power as major winter storm hits.

Winter storm pummels eastern US

Boston art museum to return painting looted during Holocaust

Museum of Fine Arts in Boston to return 17th-century painting stolen during World War II to heirs of its Jewish owner.

Boston art museum to return painting looted during Holocaust

Boston professor under fire for classroom Nazi salute

Emerson College prof allegedly made the gesture during what he said was a parody of the Nazis while speaking about a German photographer.

Boston professor under fire for classroom Nazi salute

Boston Marathon bomber ordered to turn over covid relief payment

Federal prosecutors ask judge to order money in Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's inmate account be turned over to victims of the 2013 bombing.

Boston Marathon bomber ordered to turn over covid relief payment

Israel Arbeiter, a driver of Holocaust memory in Boston, dies

Israel Arbeiter, Holocaust survivor who became leader for other survivors and a prominent voice in Holocaust remembrance died Friday at 96.

Israel Arbeiter, a driver of Holocaust memory in Boston, dies

Massachusetts Senate passes Holocaust education bill

The bill is in response to worry from lawmakers, amid an increase in anti-Semitism, that students were lacking Holocaust education.

Massachusetts Senate passes Holocaust education bill

Pink billboards bring Antisemitism Awareness to Greater Boston

Try it: The Kraft Group and JewBelong have placed billboards in the Boston area boldly and uniquely calling out antisemitism. Op-ed.

Pink billboards bring Antisemitism Awareness to Greater Boston

Suspect in stabbing of Boston rabbi to face nine indictments

Alleged attacker to face multiple counts of assault, battery and violating his victim's constitutional rights.

Suspect in stabbing of Boston rabbi to face nine indictments

Attacker of Boston rabbi faces additional hate crime offenses

Man charged with stabbing rabbi outside Jewish school in Boston now faces additional hate crime offenses.

Attacker of Boston rabbi faces additional hate crime offenses

Boston Jews rally together after streak of attacks in the area

String of anti-Semitic and racist attacks in the Boston area has local Jews on edge.

Boston Jews rally together after streak of attacks in the area

Boston rabbi stabbing suspect described as violent, anti-Semitic

Former Jewish roommate of 24-year old alleged stabber of rabbi moved out and sought restraining order after the suspect assaulted him.

Boston rabbi stabbing suspect described as violent, anti-Semitic

Chabad rabbi attacked in Boston: 'A miracle I survived'

Chabad emissary recounts being confronted by terrorist with a gun and knife near Chabad center in Boston. 'This wasn't just a robbery.'

Chabad rabbi attacked in Boston: 'A miracle I survived'

Boston rabbi stabbed nine times, suspect in police custody

A Chabad rabbi is in stable condition after being stabbed nine times. Suspect identified by police as 24-year old Khaled Awad.

Boston rabbi stabbed nine times, suspect in police custody

Orthodox rabbi stabbed in Boston

Chabad rabbi stabbed multiple times in daylight attack. Suspect in custody.

Orthodox rabbi stabbed in Boston

Neo-Nazi group takes photo in front of Boston Holocaust Memorial

Neo-Nazi group's actions called "disgusting and despicable" by ADL New England Regional Director.

Neo-Nazi group takes photo in front of Boston Holocaust Memorial

Attempt by radicals to kick ZOA off Boston Jewish council fails

ZOA is “gratified that sanity has prevailed” after attempt by anti-Israel groups to kick it off Jewish Community Relations Council of Boston

Attempt by radicals to kick ZOA off Boston Jewish council fails

Hebrew College announces move, scheduled for next year

A Jewish campus grows in suburban Boston, as Hebrew College announces relocation plan.

Hebrew College announces move, scheduled for next year

Boston native becomes 1st US woman to graduate IAF pilot course

After 3 years of training Lt. O., an immigrant and lone soldier, will become 1st US woman to graduate from Israel Air Force pilot course.

Boston native becomes 1st US woman to graduate IAF pilot course

Boston’s 118-year-old Jewish Advocate ceases publication

Newspaper founded by Theodor Herzl folds due to coronavirus pandemic, loss of revenue.

Boston’s 118-year-old Jewish Advocate ceases publication

Anti-racist maniacs will soon ask to rename the White House

Manic toppling of statues of great men whose less admirable actions were the norm when they lived, has reached Lincoln. What next? Op-ed.

Anti-racist maniacs will soon ask to rename the White House

Boston federation lays off 25 employees amid economic crisis

Jewish federation of Boston cuts 25 employees, as donations fall amid nationwide economic crisis.

Boston federation lays off 25 employees amid economic crisis

Anti-Semitic graffiti scrawled on Massachusetts Chabad center

Chabad Center in Brookline, near Boston, is vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti written in Russian.

Anti-Semitic graffiti scrawled on Massachusetts Chabad center

Star of David graffiti spray-painted on 2 Boston apartments

Police say it is too early to say whether graffiti of Stars of Davud on multiple apartment buildings was anti-Semitic.

Star of David graffiti spray-painted on 2 Boston apartments

A courageous Catholic voice against antisemitism

A courageous Catholic voice against antisemitism

So sorry we eliminated your mass murderer

So sorry we eliminated your mass murderer

Boston University set to hire anti-Israel professor

Sarah Ihmoud claims Jews are rapists, IDF commits Nazi-like crimes in ongoing attacks on Palestinian Authority women.

Boston University set to hire anti-Israel professor

Middle school students accused of anti-Semitic activity online

Suburban Boston students accused of ‘anti-Semitic social media activity.’

Middle school students accused of anti-Semitic activity online

Grounds of Boston-area synagogue vandalized with swastikas

Swastika graffiti splashed over Star of David at front entry to Sharon, Massachusetts synagogue.

Grounds of Boston-area synagogue vandalized with swastikas

Future Boston pot shop vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti

Site of a proposed marijuana dispensary in the Greater Boston area vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti and a noose holding a knife.

Future Boston pot shop vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti

Rabbi: 'I don't want people to have guns, but it's a necessity'

Boston's Rabbi Dan Rodkin suggests congregants bring guns to synagogue for protection.

Rabbi: 'I don't want people to have guns, but it's a necessity'

Hundreds rally in protest of anti-Semitism

Boston area rallies after Chabad rabbis are targeted with anti-Semitic slurs on Shabbat.

Hundreds rally in protest of anti-Semitism

Swastika scrawled on Jewish student union sign at Boston school

Jewish student union sign at Brookline high school vandalized with swastika after fires sparked at Chabad centers in Boston area.

Swastika scrawled on Jewish student union sign at Boston school

Boston Chabad: Don't be scared of the dark - light a candle

Rabbi whose Chabad center lit on fire twice in past week: 'Our approach is to have open doors. We don't run away from this stuff.'

Boston Chabad: Don't be scared of the dark - light a candle

A walk with Rav Soloveitchik: Memorial 26 years since his death

A walk with Rav Soloveitchik: Memorial 26 years since his death

Posters at Tufts U call to destroy ‘Israeli Apartheid Forces’

Posters show militarized pigs holding guns, calling for the destruction of the “Israeli Apartheid Forces and Amerikkan Pigs Which Fund it.”

Posters at Tufts U call to destroy ‘Israeli Apartheid Forces’