Dead Sea Scrolls still captivate
Writings that influenced Judaism and other faiths to be displayed in Boston
The story of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls began with a stray goat.
In 1947, a Bedouin herder wandered into one of the caves along the shore of the Dead Sea during his search, only to find a jar that contained what appeared to be ancient scrolls covered in text, written mostly on parchment made from goat skin. Full Story
OneFamily will launch Boston branch
Group comes to Hub next month in wake of Marathon attacks
Marc Belzberg was only in the Boston area for a day. His makeshift office was a table at an ice cream parlor in Harvard Square, where he took calls and answered emails.
Belzberg and his family run the Israel-based philanthropic organization, OneFamily, which provides aid to victims of terrorism and their family members. Full Story
Church of Scotland must end its war on Judaism
I n a recent, exhaustive study of anti-Semitism, the German scholar Clemens Heni explains the significance for Christian theology of the story of Ahasver, a Jewish shoemaker in Jerusalem who, legend has it, refused Jesus a resting place as he made his way to Golgotha bearing the cross on his back. Full Story
An opportunity for progress
A few weeks ago, the Arab League convened in Qatar to modify the Arab Peace Initiative, providing a framework for peace through a two-state solution that would resolve long-standing conflicts between Israel and the Arab nations. Full Story
Business giants visit Technion Institute
WEST HARTFORD - Distinguished Technion Professor Emeritus Daniel Weihs toured Birken Manufacturing in Bloomfield, Conn., with President Gary Greenberg. He also met Glen Greenberg, President of Turbine Controls Inc., and toured TCI. Full Story
Grossmans to be honored
NEWTON - On Tuesday, June 11, at Temple Emanuel in Newton, the Synagogue Council of Massachusetts will present the Community Service Award to State Treasurer Steve and Professor Barbara Wallace Grossman (pictured), for their leadership in the community, support for the arts, and support for the people of Israel. Buffet dinner served at 6 p.m. Full Story
A ‘completely crazy’ tribute to Westerbork’s cabaret performers
‘Total Verrückt!’ will recall talented Holocaust victims during a pair of shows next weekend in Charlestown
In a video of her first performance of “Total Verrückt!” at the 2011 Toronto Fringe Festival Joanna Caplan climbs onto the stage in a blue dress, carrying a suitcase, and begins to recite Etty Hillesum’s fairytale of Westerbork, a parable of the trains that took Jews from the Dutch transit camp to Auschwitz- Birkeneau and Bergen-Belsen. Full Story
The legacy of Nicholas Winton continues to grow
Matej Minac releases his third documentary about the legendary World War II rescuer
Nicholas Winton combines the best of what we want in our heroes: bravery, humility, and a refusal to believe that doing the right thing is impossible. That’s part of the problem with “Nicky’s Family,” a new documentary about Winton: We’ve already heard this story more than once.
Hold on, though, because there’s more here than meets the eye. Full Story