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Honoring survivors at the Holocaust Memorial

Thursday, September 7

Rhode Islanders gathered at the Holocaust Memorial on the River Walk in Providence twice in just six days to recognize another milestone in the establishment of the memorial. The names of Holocaust …
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Of change and hope and a new year

The temperatures have started to drop already. The last few days of August were unusually cool. Clearly summer is on the wane. In the Jewish calendar, we’ve reached Elul, which is the month of …

Now is the time to unite against hate

I went to camp – for a day

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5 new kids’ books for the High Holy Days

Thursday, September 7

JTA – A challah-baking Jewish giant, a young baseball champ and an endearing boy in a pumpkin patch are among the stars of five delightful new books for kids published just in time for the High …

New group promotes business ties between R.I. and Israel

Thursday, September 7

Building a business relationship between Rhode Island and foreign countries is not a new idea – but now there’s a group specifically seeking to strengthen and promote business ties …

From generation to generation

Lucy Rose Engels, my granddaughter, was born at 8:11 p.m. on Aug. 5, 2004, at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. Lucy arrived approximately seven weeks early, and weighed in at just under three pounds …

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Ask the director

QUESTION: Is it OK to have liquor at the meal of consolation when returning to the house of Shiva from the cemetery?   P.G., Pawtucket Dear P.G.,   Wine or liquor may be …

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Self-hatred: It’s not just for self-haters!

JTA – I used to joke that I am not a self-hating Jew: It’s all those other Jews I can’t stand. Like I said, I used to tell that joke. In the current political climate, …


Shul shopping

Thursday, September 7

It’s that time of year when people looking to join a synagogue go “shul shopping” and visit various synagogues. It’s also a time when synagogues hold open houses to recruit …


Tasty chicken features pomegranate

(The Nosher via JTA) – Pomegranates, or rimonim in Hebrew, are among the most recognizable and highly symbolic fruits in Jewish culture. Originating in Persia, these reddish, thick-skinned …

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