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QUESTION: Why do people leave small stones on top of the monuments at the cemetery?  C.L., Providence   Dear C.L., As with many customs in Judaism, there are several answers to … more
June is a beautiful month, the month when the greening of the trees is complete and gardens bloom with a riot of color. June’s virtues have been praised in poetry and song, and back in the day, … more
Pets on Parade [Photo gallery]
JTA – I lied a lot about my dog, Zevy, who died in March of cancer, squeezed with his final strength under our bed, his favorite resting place. Here are some of the lies I told. We fell … more
Pet owners can attest to the mood boost and stress-relief benefits of having a four-legged companion – we just can’t help but smile when a dog cuddles up to us or a cat crawls into our … more
The Donovan Dining Center at Rhode Island College was crowded May 11 as faith leaders, advocates, service providers and community members gathered for the ninth annual Interfaith Poverty … more
PROVIDENCE – Jewish community charitable organizations, synagogues and day schools from Barrington to East Greenwich have until June 9 to apply for more than $35,000 in grants through the … more
Congregation Or Chadash is moving – and its leadership is inviting the community to join in the procession. The congregation, which includes members of what was once Temple Am David, in … more
This week we talk with Rabbi Jeffrey Goldwasser of Temple Sinai in Cranston.   Goldwasser, 54, grew up in New York City. He has served as rabbi of Temple Sinai since 2014. Before arriving … more
Women from across Rhode Island gathered on May 7, to explore the humorous, loving and trying themes of their lives during the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island’s Mind, Body & Spirit … more
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