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RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) – Latin America’s largest synagogue, the 2,000-family Congregacao Israelita Paulista in Brazil, has inaugurated its first female rabbi. Some 200 people attended the … more
Anyone who dips into the Talmud can be forgiven for closing the book quickly. The text jumps around from legal rulings to anecdotes, with arcane problems raised then forgotten, with rarely any … more
On April 4 and 5, the Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center’s Holocaust Through the Arts Program will present the 2009 movie “The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler” to some … more
BOSTON (JTA) – Ownership of the country’s oldest synagogue and its valuable religious and ritual objects is being decided by a federal appeals court. The hearing of the case by a … more
Isn’t there always time for mitzvot? That’s one of the ideas behind the community Good Deeds Day, coming on April 2.   Good Deeds Day is an annual tradition around the world. … more
TEL AVIV (JTA) – A couple  of  weeks ago, Adam Atkins didn’t know Israel had a baseball team.   But since the squad started winning games last week in the World … more
Purim in Rhode Island [Photo gallery]
Lots of activities for Purim! more
For many families, a college education is a significant financial burden that is increasingly hard to pay for with savings, income and a manageable amount of loans. For some, the ace in the hole … more
Question: What is a K’riah ribbon? W.S., Providence Dear W.S., A K’riah ribbon is a black ribbon which, when worn, is an outward sign of mourning and symbolizes a tear in your … more
The American Medical Association believes that we may be taking our medicine for granted with potentially dangerous results.  One study showed that some 65 percent of all Americans take one or … more
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