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Just as Judaism is an ethical and spiritual lighthouse – so too were The Beatles. Most religions have their roots in spiritual awakening. The Beatles had a powerful appeal to a generation in calling forth a spiritual bonding. They sought out … more
JERUSALEM, Israel – During a panel at this year’s JFNA’s General Assembly (GA), the moderator asked, “If you would compare the Jewish Federation to a car or animal what would it be?” Without a second thought, the legendary Ford car from … more
Some years ago, my middle daughter occasionally did cat sitting for a rabbi. One day, he called for her and we ended up in a conversation that led him to ask where we were affiliated. I told him that we went to the JCC and belonged to the … more
This month, two different research studies have been released that shed light on the realities of American Jewish life … and Rhode Island Jewish life. The Pew Research Center, a subsidiary of the Pew Charitable Trusts, is a very highly … more
NEWPORT – Having read several recent articles about the reading of the George Washington Letter in The Jewish Voice and the 350th anniversary of the Royal Charter, I am concerned that many people are confusing religious freedom with toleration. … more
As a preface to this op-ed, I wish to make it clear that the opinions expressed are entirely my own and do not reflect those of any organizations with which I may be affiliated. more
PROVIDENCE – How often do we tell our friends and co-workers that the political system is broken and beyond repair? Many of us believe that we cannot influence change in the system. more
“That it is much on their hearts … to hold forth a lively experiment, that a most flourishing civil state may stand and best be maintained … with a full liberty in religious concernments.” (From the Rhode Island Charter, granted by King … more
Back when I was growing up in Manhattan, the modern State of Israel was the center of the Jewish universe. Tucked inside the greater American-Jewish identity, it was the core of being Jewish. There were no contradictions. Jews were solid U.S. … more
MANALAPAN, N.J. – Yehuda and I come from a chain of successful merchants who valued excellence and education. more
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