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What’s the difference between these terms? A menorah is a candelabrum with seven or nine branches or holders for light; it is often associated with the seven-branched menorah that was in the … more
Newporters were very excited to learn of U.S. District Court Judge Jack McConnell’s decision giving Congregation Jeshuat Israel, of Newport, control of Touro Synagogue. The decision … more
If you had asked me when I started this journey where I thought I’d be eight months later, I would never have guessed here.    Since embarking on this commitment to fitness, I … more
The bomb threats targeting Jewish organizations around the United States caught up with the Dwares Jewish Community Center Monday. At approximately, 11 a.m. a call came into the center, located on … more
On July 14 at an evening reception in Providence, the Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence (RICAGV) presented Temple Emanu-El, Providence, with a framed certificate of appreciation as Partner … more
From Dec. 15-18, StandWithUs Rhode Island participated in the third annual IsrAction Day 2016. During this global grassroots campaign, shoppers buy Israeli goods in local supermarkets and donate the … more
Risking your life, forfeiting your safety, and putting yourself through hell for a higher mission. These are all sacrifices we attribute to soldiers, and they are sacrifices that Yakir Englander … more
Gilor Meshulam, the Jewish Alliance’s outgoing shaliach (emissary), spoke to the Jewish War Veterans of Rhode Island at their state convention in June. He spoke about the … more
“Mekonen: The Journey of an African Jew” is a new mini-documentary that will be screened on Jan. 11, at the Dwares JCC, beginning at 7 p.m. An Ethiopian-Israeli will lead a discussion of … more
JTA — A federal judge has granted control of the country’s oldest synagogue to the Rhode Island congregation that worships there and not the building’s New York-based founding … more
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