| By Keith W. Stokes |
| Thursday, 12 September 2013 14:06|
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. The intent of the Yeshuat Israel Congregation in Newport in 1790 was to seek clarification of this issue from President George Washington.
| By David M. Hirsch |
| Friday, 30 August 2013 12:45|
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.
| By Marty Cooper |
| Friday, 16 August 2013 21:08|
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.
| By Rabbi Amy Levin and Reverend Betsy Aldrich Garland |
| Friday, 16 August 2013 21:06|
Reverend Betsy Aldrich Garland at a marriage equality event this spring /Nancy Kirsch“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 Charles II, July 8, 1663.)
As a state, we should feel significant pride in our recently passed marriage equality legislation that came into law Aug. 1.
| By Tami Lehman-Wilzig |
| Friday, 16 August 2013 21:05|
Tami Lehman-Wilzig / Tami Lehman-WilzigBack 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. citizens, as proud of their American heritage as they were of Israel. But the brutal sting of the Holocaust, which had hit home more often than not, made the establishment and continuity of the Jewish state a prerequisite of daily life.
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