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JTA – The quirky Jewish physicist would have been proud.   A violin once owned by Albert Einstein recently sold for $516,500 at the New York-based Bonhams auction house. The … more
Williams F.S. Miles’ most recent book, “In the Shadow of Moses: New Jewish Movements in Africa and the Diaspora,” examines Judaism in Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, … more
The Rhode Island Hockey Hall of Fame announced the names of 16 Rhode Island hockey greats, including Jewish standouts Mathieu Schneider and Sara DeCosta-Hayes, who will be enshrined in its … more
The Joanne Forman Film Festival presents three Sundays of films each year, with moderated  discussions and refreshments at Temple Beth-El in Providence.  This year’s theme is … more
As a small child, I remember being put down for an afternoon nap. The whir of my mother’s portable Singer sewing machine on the kitchen table lulled me to sleep. I also remember going to … more
Question: Can a non-Jewish person give a eulogy at a Jewish funeral?  D. D. Cranston   Dear D. D., Yes. Any person the family allows may give a eulogy. Questions are … more
JTA – A letter from Albert Einstein to a Chicago man thanking him for helping Jews to escape Nazi Germany has been made public by his daughter. Enid Bronstein has kept the letter penned … more
BY JENNIFER ZWIRN In response to the upsurge in religious and racial acts of hate and violence both nationally and worldwide, the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island kicked off a Community … more
Sunday, Feb. 18, marked an important milestone at the New England Rabbinical College (NERC) in Providence. NERC celebrated its 33rd anniversary with its annual dinner celebration at the … more
NEW YORK – It’s a bitterly cold winter morning in Brooklyn, but Brenda, a 101-year-old woman in a Jewish hospice facility suffering from severe short-term memory loss, has a special … more
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