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NEWPORT – There are often surprises at Touro Synagogue. Rosh Hashanah was no exception. On the first day of Rosh Hashanah, I settled into my second row seat, carefully positioned to have a … more
After reading the stories about the Alliance mission to Cuba and M. Charles Bakst’s trip to Cuba, in the Oct. 14 edition of The Jewish Voice, we wanted to provide our story about our recent … more
What’s the difference between these terms? A menorah is a candelabrum with seven or nine branches or holders for light; it is often associated with the seven-branched menorah that was in the … more
Being Jewish is a privilege. Throughout my journey with Judaism, this is a fact I have come to realize. From preschool at the Jewish Community Center through my confirmation at age 15, I was taught … more
Fun with Challah [Photo gallery]
The Great Rhode Island Challah Bake is an annual event for women and girls in Rhode Island. This year, close to 200 gathered Oct. 30 at the Alliance’s Dwares Jewish Community Center in … more
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 … more
If Anna and Leonid Gershman hadn’t decided to escape anti-Semitism and seek a better life by leaving the Soviet Union nearly 30 years ago, their son might not have become the up-and-coming … more
Question: Why does a “Kosher” casket have to be made of wood?  N.L., Warwick   Dear N.L., In keeping with halakhah (Jewish Law), a Jewish person is supposed to … more
Today, I was thinking how events in our lives shape us and make us who we are. Sometimes I think, “If this had happened instead of that, what would my life be.” I then think, “What … more
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