Letters to the editor
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On behalf of the Rhode Island Coalition for Israel (RICI), Christians and Jews working together in support of the nation of Israel, I want to publicly thank Rep. David Cicilline for his support and … more
I just reread Charles Bakst’s excellent article on growing up in Fall River, and would indeed be remiss if I didn’t add a few comments. After all, similar to Proust’s madeleine, his … more
I read Russell D. Raskin’s reaction to “10 Commandments of the Religious Reasonable” (Oct. 13) with great interest, albeit not agreement. Just like the millions of people of faith … more
After 18 month of construction we moved back to the Dwares JCC on Oct. 1. The Seniors and our staff are really excited the enjoy being back in our beautiful  new facilities. But before … more
I am sure that the author of “The 10 Commandments of the Religious Reasonable” did not mean to insult the millions of thoughtful, sincere and intelligent Jews (and, in fact, people of all … more
It’s that time of year when people looking to join a synagogue go “shul shopping” and visit various synagogues. It’s also a time when synagogues hold open houses to recruit … more
When hatred and intolerance appear in our midst, we have an obligation to name it clearly and unambiguously. We have an obligation to use language to clarify, not to obfuscate. We have an obligation … more
The original Touro family and friends of the 1600s were shipowners, and bequeathed a princely sum for the upkeep and preservation of their local  Sephardic synagogue, arguably the first … more
Do readers know the meaning of these disparaging words used in the 1940s to insult Jewish people: “Bagel Bender,” “Jewish Lumberjack” or … more
In his May 19 “Shabbat Shalom” newsletter, Alliance President and CEO  Jeffrey Savit proclaimed May 22 to be “Rhode Island Jewish Community Employee Appreciation … more
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