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JTA – The number of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States decreased by 19 percent in 2013, but physical assaults against Jews increased, according to the Anti-Defamation League. In its Annual Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents, the ADL … more
JTA – The United States is the only industrialized country in the world not to mandate paid maternity leave, and only 11 percent of private-sector American employees have access to it. But a growing list of Jewish nonprofits are now offering … more
What can be accomplished during a day-and-a-half trip to our nation’s capital? On April 30 and May 1, a delegation of Rhode Islanders, as part of the Community Relations Council Washington D.C. Mission, will find out. Upon arriving in … more
WASHINGTON (JTA) – The Senate confirmed Janet Yellen as chairwoman of the Federal Reserve, making her the first woman and the third consecutive Jewish top U.S. government banker. Yellen was confirmed in a 56-26 vote on Monday. January 6. She … more
Carl Feldman will be speaking on Franklin Delano Roosevelt, his background, the power of the Presidency, his attitude toward the Holocaust and his larger dreams of a world at peace. Carl Feldman was born in Providence in 1937 and is a graduate … more
NEW YORK (JTA) – As the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination approaches, we Jews have our own special reasons to mourn. The conventional community memory of Kennedy would be enough by itself. JFK overcame the legacy of his … more
WASHINGTON (JTA) – Janet Yellen is soft-spoken, tough, methodological, flexible – and Jewish. President Obama’s announcement last week that he had tapped Yellen, 67, to succeed Ben Bernanke as chairman of the Federal Reserve made news in … more
(JTA) – Everyone knows that an ocean separates Israel and the United States. Yet after three days in New York recently, I realized how big that ocean really is. more
  Olympic gold medalist leads U.S. delegation at Maccabiah opening Olympic gold medalist leads U.S.delegation at Maccabiah opening   RAMAT GAN, Israel – When swimmer Garrett Weber-Gale heard his name announced recently as … more
(JTA) – In a new study, the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life found that 89 percent of Jews say, “Abortion should be legal in all or most cases.” Compare that to 72 percent among Americans with no religious affiliation, and 63 percent … more
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