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On Oct. 15, 2015, anti-Semitic and racist leaflets were distributed on Providence’s East Side.  Just months ago a Brown student discovered anti-Semitic messages on the walls directly … more
On Friday [April 22], I attended a community seder at Touro Synagogue’s Levi Gale house opposite Touro Synagogue. I will always think of it as the Jewish Community Center. About 60 attended. … more
The phrase “the embrace of the Jewish community” has always sounded warm and fuzzy to me, and also a bit abstract. But when you personally feel that embrace, as I have recently, it can be … more
JTA – I am trying to imagine a conversation between Donald Trump’s people and a delegation of Reform rabbis and lay leaders. Rabbi Jonah Pesner, the Reform movement’s man in … more
The AIPAC 2016 Policy Conference was my first.  I was not sure what to expect other than knowing that the list of speakers read like a Who’s Who of the Washington, D.C., establishment, … more
In a recent article in the Atlantic Monthly titled “The Tragedy of the American Military,” author James Fallows discusses, among other topics, the “reverent but disengaged attitude [of the American public] toward the military.” Fallows … more
WASHINGTON (JTA) – When considering the Vatican’s creep toward recognition of Palestinian statehood, think “Israel-Vatican” and not “Jewish-Catholic,” say Jewish officials involved in dialogue with the church. A May 13 … more
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a … more
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s victory in the Israeli elections reinforced some deeply depressing trends in Israel. The concrete outcome of the Israeli election – what the ruling coalition will be – may be unclear for several weeks.  … more
The compass is a tool known to us all. No navigator will go to any mission without it. It is a simple tool, yet far beyond our understanding.The needle always points toward the north – to the North Pole. The compass always knows where its … more
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