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Congregation Mishkan Tefila, whose 24-acre property in suburban Boston is one of the largest synagogue sites in Massachusetts, is selling its land and building to Boston College. The Conservative synagogue in Newton had fallen into dire straits in recent years as its membership dwindled to about 300 members, and the congregation was forced to merge its weekday service and religious school with other area synagogues. Comment?
George Wein, co-founder of the Newport Jazz Festival, once wrote, "If there was ever an average middle-class, Jewish-American kida I was it." But the life that followed Wein's childhood in the Boston suburbs has been anything but commonplace. Comment?
When Jeff Wang was applying to U.S. colleges more than two years ago from his home near Shanghai, Brandeis University was a top choice. Like many Chinese students now at Brandeis, he had discovered the university on Chinese Internet forums that touted the school's academic rankings and its high faculty-to-student ratio. Comment?
3) Newport's Touro Synagogue, dedicated in 1763, is recognized as the oldest synagogue in the United States. It was designated a national historic site in 1946. Comment?
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