Israel at 70: Holocaust survivor recalls fighting in Israel’s War of Independence

Thursday, April 19

TEANECK, N.J. (JTA) – Mordechai Schachter didn’t know he would soon be a soldier when he traveled from his native Romania to prestate Israel in 1948. He was a 17-year-old with a …
d'Var Torah

Miriam the Prophetess

Every Saturday night, my husband, my toddler, and I gather around our dining room table for havdallah. We sing the standard prayers to mark the end of Shabbat: verses of psalms that assure us …

Even in the Land of Milk and Honey there was 'fake news'

Lessons on gender acceptance from the Talmud and Torah

Jewish wisdom on attaining work-life balance

Editor's column

Our personal seasons

The Boston Jewish Food conference last Sunday provided an opportunity to learn about food insecurity, food injustice and general issues surrounding food and community. A full day of workshops …

A plea for civility

A little of this, a little of that

A taste of what’s to come

An important spring tradition


Experience a mission; change your life

In September 2015, I was offered the opportunity of a lifetime that turned into a life-changing experience.  The Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island organized a community leaders mission …

Letters to the editor

Why do Palestinians deserve statehood?

Friday, June 22

Once again violent Palestinians with Hamas are seen rioting against Israeli ‘’occupiers” of their land. This …

Re: Memories of the old JCC (May 25)

Friday, June 22

I read with interest May-Ronny Zeidman’s article, “Memories of the old JCC.” To me, the “old” JCC was the one on Benefit Street where I taught nursery school …

From the archives

‘The Orange Lady’

About a month ago, I found a treasure – a real tangerine, like the ones I remember from my youth. Not a mandarin or a clementine or a Murcott, but a real tangerine. The loose-skinned …

A tale of two tailors

This and that throughout R.I.’s history

The Jewish Orphanage of R.I.: ‘A cherished institution’