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BostonWalks

Integrating the urban, modern Jewish American city experience with its historical sites and themes in such locales as Boston, MA, Portland, ME, East Bay and Providence, RI, and the Upper West Side of Manhattan, NYC.



What's happened to intelligent, satirical, song lyrics?
Here are two worthy songs:




Celebrating 353 Years


of Jews in America




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Now available!


The Jewish Friendship Trail Guidebook

6 Self-Guided Walking/Bicycling Jewish Boston History Tours

Covers Boston, Brookline, and Cambridge

Softcover 198 pages with maps & b/w photos

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Book Order Form
to ordernow!



Now available!


The Ten Commandments Guidebook

Ways to Self-Struggle with Classic Morals

In Song, Poetry, and Prose

Covers 10 Commandments Plus One Other!

Softcover 153 pages with practical suggestions pages!

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Copyright Michael Alan Ross, 2004-2007.
All Rights Reserved.








Fredericka Brandeis, mother of United States Supreme Court Justice, Louis Dembitz Brandeis, said it well:

"...I believe that only goodness and truth and conduct that is humane and self-sacrificing toward those who need us can bring God nearer to us, and that our errors can only be atoned by our acting in a more kindly spirit...."






Justice Brandeis apparently treasured his mother's words.
Throughout his life, he sought to associate with people of virtue.


He found them here in Boston:



  • 1st, among Protestant academics affiliated with Harvard University.
    He particularly shared mutual admiration with President Eliot.


  • 2nd, among Irish Catholic labor leaders of the late 19th century.
    He particularly shared mutual concerns with Mary Kenney.


  • 3rd, among Jewish garment workers and employers.
    He considered himself a partner in spirit with New York laborers and Boston's Filene brothers in seeking to understand both perspectives of employees and employers.


  • 4th, among Zionists who were trying to re-create a Jewish commonwealth in Palestine as early as the 1890s.
    He considered their dedicated idealism to putting Bible values into practice amazing.
    They considered him a worthy friend who could advance the idea of a home for the Jewish people.






BostonWalks, publishers, seeks to publish guidebooks
which advance the re-discovery of Brandeis' Boston
and the Jews' Ten Commandments!


Currently, BostonWalks has two such guidebooks available for purchase:








Connecting Links to a Friendly Boston, MA, USA




Copyright Michael Alan Ross, 2004-2007. All Rights Reserved.






On-line selections from Michael Alan Ross' new,
The Ten Commandments Guidebook





Now available!


The Jewish Friendship Trail Guidebook

6 Self-Guided Walking/Bicycling Jewish Boston History Tours

Covers Boston, Brookline, and Cambridge

Softcover 198 pages with maps & b/w photos

Print out this
Book Order Form
to ordernow!



Now available!


The Ten Commandments Guidebook

Ways to Self-Struggle with Classic Morals

In Song, Poetry, and Prose

Covers 10 Commandments Plus One Other!

Softcover 153 pages with practical suggestions pages!

Print out this
Book Order Form
to order now!








If you'd like to know
what we think are 10 great places to walk
(with water views) in Boston,
click on this smiling face






"West End House" circa 2004
Begun by 35 Jewish boys in 1903!
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Boston's Best! Boston, MA






Chazak Ve-ematz
be strong and resolute

(Moses words to Joshua in Deut. 31:7)







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How do you imagine the relationship between freedom and responsibility within a democracy?

Check out this poetic interpretation:


In Defense of Liberty and Democracy, Freedom and Responsibility


considering the parasha of the week, Yitro.




Isn't it time to Attract Middle Class Families Back into Our Cities?

Here's 10 Ways to bring middle-class families back into cities like NYC:


10 Ways to Bring Middle Class Families Back into New York City, Boston, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Atlanta, and other Cities


considering the best of the suburban paradigm for our large cities.




Are you curious about what are some of the ethical reasons for single-payer universal health care insurance?


10 Moral Reasons for One Payer Universal Health Care Insurance for America


in light of Hillel's If I'm only for myself, what am I?




When was the last time you really laughed?



We're featuring good Jewish jokes!
Check out this month's featured humor
by clicking here!

We know that there are other belly laughs our there.
Email us at bostonwalks@hotmail.com with your contribution!




Isn't time to make unhealthy hospitals history?

Here's 10 ways to make our hospitals healthier!