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‘We will rebound’: Storm cuts annual Relay for Life event short

“At some point, looking back at what happened with the storm, you have to say that this is how things go sometimes," Relay for Life organizer Ray Gardino told The Berkshire Edge. "But you know what? We will rebound. We will schedule these other parts of the event soon."

‘Crime against humanity’ in Gaza

Now is the time to demand a ceasefire, the rebuilding of Gaza for Gazans, the right of return for Palestinians living for generations as refugees, the establishment of a peace and reconciliation process to foster a country of one people living according to international law.

Beware toxic disinformation, dangerous bigotry

I stand with Israel at this moment, as it struggles with the excruciating decisions it must make to prevent this holocaust from ever happening again.

Alan Chartock: On being Jewish

In truth, some Jews run counter to the mythology. Nevertheless, there are some cultural norms that exist among Jews.

Alan Chartock: Democrats are their own worst enemy

A young liberal group styled after AOC has decided to oust the Democratic lions in the House by taking them on in primaries.

Alan Chartock: Playing the Israel card

One can always be cynical about the motives of politicians when they do things like travel to Israel, as Cuomo has done.

WENDILAH: A personal remembrance of Wendy Rabinowitz

On Tuesday, December 11, Wendy Rabinowitz, 72, died in a car crash several miles from her home in Pittsfield.vWhat you might not know is what a luminous presence Wendy Rabinowitz was in the Berkshires, and beyond.

Music In Common launches ‘Amplify’in celebration of music and cultural understanding

By creating original music together, participants wage peace, expand understanding, build confidence, strengthen communities and -- yes -- change the world.

REVIEW: A tour de force from Batsheva Dance at Jacob’s Pillow

Never underestimate minimalism in movement; it draws the eye to the action of what’s happening.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

"Then God sent a hunter. A hunter is someone who comes with a gun and he forces you. Hitler was a hunter." -- Evangelist John Hagee, a guest of honor at the dedication of the American embassy in Jerusalem

Smoke Signals from the Swamp: Connecting the Kushner dots

“Officials in at least four countries have privately discussed ways they can manipulate Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and senior adviser, by taking advantage of his complex business arrangements, financial difficulties and lack of foreign policy experience." --- The Washington Post

Smoke Signals from the Swamp: The Son-in-Law

With all the talk about the varied skills of Corey Lewandoski, Paul Manafort and Steve Bannon, who took turns steering the Trump campaign, many were surprised by the title of the Nov. 22, 2016, Forbes article: “How Jared Kushner Won Trump the White House.”

EDITORIAL: Neal surprisingly unschooled on free-speech issues

The prohibitions and penalties in the Israel Anti-Boycott Act that Congressman Neal is sponsoring sound like a glaring departure from the American tradition of free speech.

ON DANCE: Don’t miss Doug Varone at Jacob’s Pillow

I encourage you to be adventurous and give the many performances coming up this season, by artists unfamiliar to you, a shot. Please take a chance. You might be surprised.

Trump agenda endangers peace initiative in memory of slain journalist Daniel Pearl

The mission of Music in Common is “to strengthen, empower, and connect communities through the universal language of music.”

FILM REVIEW: ‘Bar Bahar’ (‘In Between’), a courageous film about Israeli-Palestinian relationships

This acclaimed first feature film definitely challenges our preconceived notions of Palestinian life in Israel.
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