Passover 5779: In Every Generation

Passover 5779: In Every Generation

By Dan Brosgol

I remember when the trailers for The Prince of Egypt came out in 1998 and the tagline said it was “The Greatest Story Ever Told.” This, of course, built on the longstanding annual showing of “The Ten Commandments” on ABC around Easter, which told the same story, albeit without CGI, with a cast of thousands, and certainly with a whole lot of artistic license and questionable Anglicization of Biblical Hebrew names.

Both of those now-legendary movies tell an adapted version of the Passover story, one which Jews around the world will tell all over again this Friday and Saturday night when the holiday begins. It’s a tale that many of us know well, one of plagues, miracles, destruction, redemption, and eventually revelation, one that has spawned music, poetry, art, and commentary for over 2500 years…and also my favorite piece at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, “The Seventh Plague of Egypt” by John Martin.

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Bopha Malone Joins C4RJ Board of Directors

Bopha Malone Joins C4RJ Board of Directors

Submitted on behalf of Communities for Restorative Justice (C4RJ)

Bopha Malone of Bedford has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Communities for Restorative Justice (C4RJ). Malone is a vice president and Regional Business Advisor at Enterprise Bank where she supports business development and sales efforts for the bank. With her husband, Tom, and their two children, she has lived in Bedford for three years.

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Stop and Shop Strike in Bedford – Day 6

Stop and Shop Strike in Bedford – Day 6

By Julie McCay Turner

In fewer than 24 hours, the Stop and Shop strike that affects Bedford’s 71 employees, as well as 31,000 workers across several states will be one week old. A resolute group of workers remains on a picket line in front of the Bedford store from 8 am until 8 pm each day.

Susan Tammaro, a 45-year Stop and Shop employee, thanked residents and shoppers for observing the union. “I applaud the Town of Bedford,” Tammaro said, “residents have baked and brought food, the Bedford police officers have been cordial and supportive. It makes me feel good that our workers are supported by the community.”

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Spring Clean-up? Outdoor Burning Ends on May 1

Spring Clean-up? Outdoor Burning Ends on May 1

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Outdoor burning is an approved way for getting rid of yard waste until May 1, with an outdoor burning permit and pending daily approval from the Bedford Fire Department.

You must call 781-275-7262 x 5307 on the day you wish to burn. If the recording says it is okay to burn for this day, please leave your permit number and your address. You may call this number for permission to burn any time after 9:30 am.

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Temple Shalom Emeth’s Second Seder and Dinner ~ Saturday, April 20

Temple Shalom Emeth’s Second Seder and Dinner ~ Saturday, April 20

Submitted on behalf of Temple Shalom Emeth

The Temple Shalom Emeth community invites you to their annual Passover Second Seder and Dinner, Saturday, April 20 at 6 pm. The Temple’s Passover Community Second Seder is both spiritual and entertaining.  The lively musical Seder and dinner feature Rabbi Susan Abramson, the temple band, and our famous: “Haggadah Get Outta This Place” as well as a Passover skit featuring State Rep. Ken Gordon and possibly Middlesex DA Marian Ryan and Bedford Police Chief Robert Bongiorno, who will also be present. 

The seder includes a chicken dinner with matzah ball soup, potato kugel, and tzimmes. The kids get to search for the afikoman and everyone gets a treat.   

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An Obituary: Fr. Mark Sheehan

An Obituary: Fr. Mark Sheehan

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Fr. Mark Sheehan has passed away. Fr. Sheehan was Pastor of St. Michael Parish in Bedford for 27 years. A celebration of his retirement was held on Father’s Day in 2014.

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