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Acts of kindness after the hate
The Rhode Island Jewish community is coming together as a result of what has been termed a hate crime that occurred the weekend of May 21 at Congregation Ohawe Sholam in Pawtucket. A call has gone out for community members to attend the Friday …
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Newporters delighted with Touro decision

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Newporters were very excited to learn of U.S. District Court Judge Jack McConnell’s decision giving Congregation Jeshuat Israel, of Newport, control of Touro Synagogue. The decision …

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Hillel incident could fuel more hate – or become a learning opportunity

The last few weeks have featured a number of important commemorations in the Jewish calendar.  Yom ha-Shoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) was followed by Yom ha-Zikaron (Day of Remembrance for the …

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Faith communities join in fundraising efforts for Station Fire Memorial

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The faith community in Rhode Island has come together to support the construction of a memorial to the victims of the Station nightclub fire in West Warwick, and the Jewish community is no …
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Community can say farewell to shaliach

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The community is invited to join in a farewell celebration in honor of Gilor Meshulam, the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island’s shaliach (Israeli emissary), who will return to Israel this summer. The program will take place June 2, from …

Holocaust-Genocide Education bill passes House

Thursday, May 12

On Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yom ha-Shoah, the Rhode Island House of Representatives unanimously passed HR 7488, An Act Relating to Education – Holocaust-Genocide Education. The bill …

My hope that we never forget ‘The little boy’

Terezin, or Theresienstadt, was not a death camp like Auschwitz or Treblinka or Chelmno.  As a matter of fact, the Nazis even permitted the Red Cross to visit it ... once.   During that …

‘Nakba’ event is an affront to Hillel and the local Jewish community

The “Nakba” event held at Brown RISD Hillel on May 11 is alarming and sets a dangerous precedent. The event titled “Jews Facing the Nakba” – held on Yom ha-Zikaron and …

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Re: Letter to the Editor (May 13)

As an educator with 30 years experience, a Jew and a parent I feel compelled to respond to Howard Brown’s letter dated May 13. I am not sure in which direction the author intended to lead …

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Easy gluten-free brownies feature halvah and tahini

(The Nosher via JTA) – Gluten-free brownies – when made without those unpredictably tricky gluten-free flours – is the kind of dessert that speaks to me: fudgy, rich and, above all, …

Sensational spring flavors

Seasonal soup a spring treat