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NEW YORK (JTA) – As the extent of the catastrophic damage and tragic death toll continues to grow in the Philippines, a particularly heroic piece of history should be recalled by the global Jewish community which owes a debt to the island nation. … more
Shortly after the recent passing of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, on October 7, articles began cropping up in the Israeli press with the titles “רב עובדיה שלי” – “My Rabbi Ovadia.” (See The Jewish Voice, Oct. 25. “Rabbi Ovadia Yosef … more
You may not believe any of this, but let me tell you now…every bit of it is true. On a Saturday afternoon, during that one week when it is so much hotter than all the other weeks in July, my brother David – my one and only, favorite, brother … more
PROVIDENCE – Before coming to the United States, I had heard a little about Thanksgiving. As a kid, I loved watching American TV shows and movies. Every year, I used to see the characters celebrating the holiday, gathering around the table as one … more
This song is instantly recognizable to us, but what do we know of its origins? In fact, it took a couple of hundred years to travel from an Eastern European Hasidic shtetl to the international world stage. That incredible journey is featured in … more
As has been discussed, Thanksgiving and the first day of Hanukkah fall on the same date this year – Thursday, November 28. It has also been established that this is indeed a rare event. But let’s take a closer look at this seemingly random … more
The Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island is holding a statewide Camp and Israel Fair on Sunday, November 17, from 12:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Local, national and international representatives will be available to answer questions, offer incentives … more
Elmer Bendiner was a navigator in a B-17 during WW II. He tells this story of a World War II bombing run over Kassel, Germany, and the unexpected result of a direct hit on their gas tanks.
“Our B-17, the Tondelayo, was barraged by flak from … more
Join fellow NextGeners (22 – 45) for Vodka Latke, our annual Hanukkah celebration and the launch of (401)j, our new NextGen collaborative. more
Sixty-eight women from Hadassah North East came together at a Leadership Retreat, November 15-17, at the Cranwell Resort and Spa in Lenox, Mass. The 24th Hadassah National president, Nancy Fulchuk, ignited the leaders in attendance. Rhode Island was … more
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