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Sam Nelson is a man of many talents, and at age 99, his creative spirit remains strong. Once owner of the Nelson Rack Company, in Providence, a manufacturer for the jewelry plating industry, Nelson … more
Giving gifts is as much about the giver as it is the recipient. But when it comes to gifting for a 13 year old, it’s sometimes hard to find a way to forge what can seem like a big divide. … more
BY LARRY KESSLER The Bar Mitzvah has evolved in 53 years, but the more it’s changed – and it has, big time – the more it’s stayed the same. Back in those ancient … more
My wife, Sharon, and I had our B’nai Mitzvah a couple of years apart in the mid-1980s at Temple Am David in Warwick. We think back to our special days with warm memories. Like most … more
AMSTERDAM (JTA) – The Dutch Foreign Ministry reprimanded a diplomat who overstepped his authority to save thousands of Jews from the Holocaust and deprived him of royal honors, new research … more
BY HILARY SALK This is the third article in a series leading up to the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht. As Nov. 9 approaches and I continue to have an opportunity to write about the 80th … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) – Israel’s Cabinet approved a plan to bring some 1,000 Ethiopian Falash Mura who have children living in Israel to the country. The plan approved on Oct. 7 was … more
  JTA – The American Jewish University in Los Angeles is stopping its undergraduate admissions and phasing out its undergraduate curriculum. The university, which has about 70 … more
On Sunday, Nov. 4, Jewish women from around southern New England will gather for a day of study, dialogue and reflection at the annual “Tichyeh Schochet Memorial Conference for … more
One of the most poignant concerns expressed by pre-adoptive parents is the fear that their own parents will not accept the child they adopt.   Sometimes grandparents make no … more
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