Editor's column

A taste of what’s to come

Last week, we finally had a couple of warm days.  On the day this paper comes out, it’s predicted to be near 80 degrees. Today, as I write this, the heat keeps going on in my house. …

An important spring tradition

The fowl adventure and other seder stories

A question of coverage and timing

Olympics fever is but a memory

It could have been worse!

Breaking news: It’s all too much

Backyard bird buffet brings joy to winter


Elaine Robin, 92

Friday, May 4

Carole Olshansky, 76

Friday, May 4

Sloan Myles Jaffa, 44

Friday, May 4

Carol Idlis, 84

Friday, May 4

Mildred Heimann, 93

Friday, May 4

Michael Getler

Friday, May 4

Local Events

Director of ‘The Last Laugh’ on Holocaust and humor

Friday, May 4

 On May 16, the Moses Brown School and Temple Torat Yisrael will host a free screening of the 2016 documentary “The Last Laugh,” directed by Ferne Pearlstein. The film, which premiered nationally on PBS’s “Independent Lens” in April 2017, poses a provocative question: “Are we allowed to joke about the Holocaust?” I recently spoke with Pearlstein about the film and what it contributes to Holocaust education.

Filmmakers hope to inspire RBG’s millennial fans

Thursday, May 3

NEW YORK (JTA) – One of the first scenes in a new documentary about Ruth Bader Ginsburg features the Supreme Court associate justice, then 84, vigorously lifting weights, doing leg exercises and holding herself in a plank position. The much buzzed-about workout routine has only added to her status as a cultural icon among young progressives.

‘The Jazz Singer’ existed in an either-or world

A striking irony in the 1927 movie “The Jazz Singer” is that Al Jolson, who plays Jakie Rabinowitz, a cantor’s son who wants to move into the world of mainstream popular music, …

2017-18 Guide to Jewish Living in Southern New England

Experience a mission; change your life

Thursday, April 19

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 …


Jewish music looking for a good home!

Thursday, May 3

FREE to good home: an eclectic, “old school” collection of Jewish music in cassette tape format. The two dozen titles include songs presented by Debbie Friedman, Doug Cotler, Jon …


This Cheese Souffle can’t be beat

Ingredients 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup milk 1 1/2 cups (6 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese 4 egg whites, room temperature 1/2 teaspoon cream or tartar 4 …