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The 7 most heartwarming Jewish stories of 2017

Thursday, January 4

JTA – Political turmoil, terror attacks and natural disasters around the world: 2017 had plenty of people feeling down, for good reason.   But there were also notable moments of …
Editor's column

Backyard bird buffet brings joy to winter

The following column ran Jan. 8, 2016. It’s one of my favorites and is as true today as it was then. We still fill multiple feeders no matter the weather. Our cat, now a gray tiger-stripped …

It’s a wrap

The many benefits of lifelong learning

Technology bridges the distances and generations

Let’s talk about gratitude

Relax and make some memories

Obituaries

Dr. Martin E. Felder, 87

Yesterday at 10:16 AM

Estelle Goldsmith Fradin, 88

Yesterday at 10:14 AM

Sharon A. Garber, 74

Yesterday at 10:13 AM

Arlene Guttman, 90

Yesterday at 10:10 AM

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Captain to make history as R.I. Army National Guard’s first Jewish chaplain

Thursday, January 4

Capt. Aaron Rozovsky, 31, who has just been appointed the Rhode Island Army National Guard’s first Jewish chaplain in its 380-year history, has deep Ocean State roots.   Despite …

Mystery box from Israel provides a sweet lesson for Cohen School students

Thursday, January 4

EAST GREENWICH, R.I. –  What’s more exciting than getting a surprise package in the mail? Getting it from Israel! To strengthen our students’ connection to Israel, The Cohen …
IT SEEMS TO ME

The Zimmerman in Bob Dylan

Robert Allen Zimmerman was born in Duluth, Minnesota, on May 24, 1941. He spent the majority of his childhood, including his high school years, in Hibbing, about 60 miles northwest of Duluth. His …

2016-17 Guide to Jewish Living in Southern New England
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Ask the director

Question: Why does a “Kosher” casket have to be made of wood?  N.L., Warwick   Dear N.L., In keeping with halakhah (Jewish Law), a Jewish person is supposed to …

Travels

The Beatles are coming to Temple Sinai

The Path Chosen

The hidden figures behind Providence’s Hebrew Loan Associations

Noah Feldman speaks on religion and government

A new film, ‘1945,’ to be shown Feb. 10 at Temple Emanu-El

Opinion

What the Jerusalem announcement really means

WASHINGTON (JTA) – In announcing U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, President Donald Trump spoke loud and clear – except when he …

Letters

Re: The Providence pugilist (Nov. 24)

2 days ago

Dear Geraldine, “Why Young Montreal?” Your delightful article brought great pleasure to Monty’s daughter (my 90-year-old mother) and Monty’s grandchildren, including me, …

Food

White bean soup has a secret Israeli ingredient

(The Nosher via JTA) – I recently stumbled upon a Yemenite Jewish cookbook from the early ’60s called “Yemenite & Sabra Cookery,” by Naomi and Shimon Tzabar. It’s …

A positive path to a healthy new you