• antisemitism September 13, 2022 6:18 pm

    Saugus Police Condemn Hate Speech After ‘Hateful' Banner Displayed Over Route 1

    Police in Saugus, Massachusetts, are condemning a message of hate speech hung on a banner over Route 1 this weekend. Drivers heading southbound on Route 1 in Saugus saw a hateful banner that read “Jews Did 9/11” on Sunday as the world commemorated the anniversary of the terror attacks on Sept. 11. The police department responded after receiving “multiple complaints…

  • Boston July 15, 2022 2:10 pm

    ADL Asks Iceland to Act on Pro-Palestine Mapping Website

    A Jewish advocacy group is calling on Iceland’s government to take action against a pro-Palestine website seeking to “dismantle” various Boston-area Jewish institutions that’s being hosted by an Icelandic internet company. The website is hosted by Reykjavík-based 1984 Hosting Co. The Anti-Defamation League, in a letter Wednesday to Iceland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, said it has already voiced its concerns about...

  • Massachusetts July 5, 2022 4:48 pm

    Antisemitic Flyers Found in Chatham, Mass.

    Chatham police are investigating antisemitic flyers discovered on the side of the road Tuesday morning. The flyers were found on the side of Stage Harbor Road and Bridge Street inside baggies that were weighed down with rocks, Chatham police said. Investigators said there doesn’t seem to be a specific person or location targeted, and that the flyers were likely...

  • Massachusetts May 6, 2022 10:36 pm

    Fans Allegedly Hurled Hateful Slurs at High School Baseball Players in Franklin

    School officials in Franklin, Massachusetts, are investigating after a report that fans hurled racist, antisemitic and homophobic slurs at high school athletes Thursday. In a letter addressed to the Franklin High School community Friday, Principal Joshua Hanna said the incident occurred a day earlier at a baseball game against Sharon High School. He said spectators watching from left field used…

  • antisemitism April 28, 2022 12:53 am

    Survivors Unite to Deliver Message on Holocaust Remembrance Day

    Holocaust survivors across the world are uniting to deliver a message on the dangers of unchecked hate and the importance of remembrance at a time of rising global antisemitism.

  • antisemitism April 26, 2022 6:32 pm

    Antisemitic Incidents Up 42% in New England, Mostly in Mass.

    Antisemitic incidents increased at a higher rate in New England than the rest of the country last year, with Massachusetts ranking as the worst offender. The Anti-Defamation League released its annual audit of antisemitic incidents Tuesday, which compiled reports of assaults, harassment and vandalism against Jewish people in 2021. The 42% spike in New England outpaced a 34% increase nationwide. Of…

  • Holocaust Remembrance April 7, 2022 2:43 pm

    Boston Couple Plans to Build City's 1st Holocaust Museum

    A Boston couple says they have purchased a building in the city to create a Holocaust museum. Jody Kipnis said Thursday that she and Todd Ruderman purchased the 15,000 square-foot building on Tremont Street for $11.5 million. They are co-founders of the Holocaust Legacy Foundation, which seeks to preserve and perpetuate the memory and lessons of the Holocaust for future…

  • hate crimes February 18, 2022 3:22 pm

    Massachusetts Received 385 Reports of Hate Crimes in 2020

    Massachusetts received 385 reports of hate crimes in 2020, up slightly from the 376 reported in 2019, according to a newly released report

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