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JTA –  A record $1.127 billion in State of Israel Bonds was sold in the United States in 2016. The Development Corporation for Israel, also known as Israel Bonds, issues debt securities … more
New England Academy of Torah’s annual production took place recently and according to all reports, “Dare to Trust” was a major success. The acting, singing, dancing were … more
Study is a central practice in Judaism, and in many ways there has never been a better time to approach Jewish texts and traditions.  Yeshivas have expanded, online resources abound, and many … more
Purim preparations [Photo gallery]
JTA – With costumes, spiels and lots of drinking, Purim is one of Judaism’s most raucous holidays. You might know about beautiful Esther thwarting evil Haman’s plans, the custom of … more
JTA – When I explain Purim to those less familiar with the holiday, I tell them it’s kind of like Jewish Halloween. Not so much because of the history and story behind each (Purim has no … more
“Gett: The Trial of Vivian Amsalem,” a 2014 film featuring some of Israel’s leading actors, will be screened at the Dwares JCC in Providence on March 8, from 6-9 p.m. The movie … more
The seeds of the current conflict in the Middle East go back a century, to World War I, when Britain and her allies overthrew the Ottoman Empire. Britain’s clandestine allies in the region were … more
I really enjoyed the five months I spent in Israel recently. I spent the first month doing Ulpan (learning Hebrew), and the rest of the time studying at Tel Aviv University. My program was a 10-week … more
A multifaith, multidenominational vigil in solidarity against recent acts of hate will take place at the Holocaust Memorial on the River Walk, just off South Main Street, in Providence, on March 5 at … more
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