Israel at 70: Holocaust survivor recalls fighting in Israel’s War of Independence

Thursday, April 19

TEANECK, N.J. (JTA) – Mordechai Schachter didn’t know he would soon be a soldier when he traveled from his native Romania to prestate Israel in 1948. He was a 17-year-old with a …
d'Var Torah

The blessings of the tithe include Shabbat

This week, we read portion Re’eh. Within its several chapters, Moses continues to review all the laws, statutes and commandments that every Israelite was bound to follow. More importantly, …

Miriam the Prophetess

Even in the Land of Milk and Honey there was 'fake news'

Lessons on gender acceptance from the Talmud and Torah

Editor's column

Ode to the sticky note

I have a confession to make. I am slightly obsessed with sticky notes. You know, those little pieces of paper that come in a variety of colors and shapes and have a thin strip of adhesive on the …

Our personal seasons

A plea for civility

A little of this, a little of that

A taste of what’s to come


Experience a mission; change your life

In September 2015, I was offered the opportunity of a lifetime that turned into a life-changing experience.  The Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island organized a community leaders mission …

Letters to the editor

‘Hate Spaces’

Thursday, August 9

Rhode Island Coalition for Israel (RICI) was formed by grassroots Jews and Christians in support of the State of Israel, the Jewish people and Judeo-Christian values. Because our …

Why do Palestinians deserve statehood?

Friday, June 22

Once again violent Palestinians with Hamas are seen rioting against Israeli ‘’occupiers” of their land. This …

From the archives

‘The Orange Lady’

About a month ago, I found a treasure – a real tangerine, like the ones I remember from my youth. Not a mandarin or a clementine or a Murcott, but a real tangerine. The loose-skinned …

A tale of two tailors

This and that throughout R.I.’s history

The Jewish Orphanage of R.I.: ‘A cherished institution’