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(Kveller via JTA) – I have been musing on how to combat what seems to be the new norm since the election last year of Donald Trump: The news is filled with hate crimes. All over the country I … more
WASHINGTON (JTA) – In announcing U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, President Donald Trump spoke loud and clear – except when he … more
MIDDLETOWN – Keeping a longstanding tradition, Temple Shalom of Middletown held its annual Interfaith Service on Nov. 22.  This year’s service  was dedicated to Rabbi Marc … more
Given the tense national mood, we could all use an injection of humor, so with that in mind, I offer a Hanukkah quiz, courtesy of my old friend “Chanukah Charlie.” The quiz is for all … more
As Hanukkah, the festival of light, approaches, more than 65 women gathered Nov. 30 at the Dwares Jewish Community Center for the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island’s Rosh Hodesh program. … more
As Jewish women take on duties once reserved for men, there’s growing interest in the history of gender norms. When past rabbinic leaders guided their local communities, how much initiative and … more
Rabbi Andrea M. Gouze was born in the Bronx, New York, and was ordained at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. After living in Israel, she returned to the United States, and came to love New … more
On Sunday, Nov. 12, more than 1,000 Jewish leaders from around the country converged on Los Angeles, California, for the Jewish Federations of North America’s General Assembly.  The annual … more
BOSTON (JTA) – Move over, potato latkes. Make room for dosas. The savory fried Indian lentil and rice pancakes take center stage in “Queen of the Dosas,” a gem of a new Hanukkah … more
It’s a Hanukkah miracle of sorts. Every year – for almost as long as there’s been a Warwick Mall – a dedicated group of Hadassah members turns out to wrap gifts there … more
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