11 inspiring Jews who died in 5777

Friday, October 27, 2017

NEW YORK (JTA) It’s always difficult to whittle down the list of influential Jews who died in a given year, but this year the task seemed to be especially tough. The number of Jews who left historic marks on their fields – and, more broadly, on Jewish culture – was remarkable.
d'Var Torah

Pharaoh’s free will and our own free will

We make choices every day. We get up in the morning and decide what to eat for breakfast, where to go from our homes, whom we will see, what we will say and what we will do with our lives. …

From Exodus to now, our social responsibilities are still the same

Lessons learned from this band of brothers

Tapping into the light

Editor's column

Backyard bird buffet brings joy to winter

The following column ran Jan. 8, 2016. It’s one of my favorites and is as true today as it was then. We still fill multiple feeders no matter the weather. Our cat, now a gray tiger-stripped …

It’s a wrap

The many benefits of lifelong learning

Technology bridges the distances and generations

Let’s talk about gratitude


Inspiring teachers I have been blessed to know

A retired art teacher and I recently discovered that we have a mutual friend, Mike Fink.  Although well known to readers of The Jewish Voice and Jewish Historical Notes, he is even better known …

Rabbi James Rosenberg

The Zimmerman in Bob Dylan

4 days ago

Jerusalem! Jerusalem!

Thursday, January 4

Our common vulnerability as mortal beings

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Darwin’s Jobian perspective

Friday, December 8, 2017

How 1666 helps explain 2017

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Letters to the editor

Re: The Providence pugilist (Nov. 24)

4 days ago

Dear Geraldine, “Why Young Montreal?” Your delightful article brought great pleasure to Monty’s daughter (my 90-year-old mother) and Monty’s grandchildren, including me, …

From the archives

The Providence pugilist

Rhode Island can claim two champion boxers – at least to my admittedly imperfect knowledge –  George Araujo and Vinnie Paz. If I have slighted anyone, please let me know. Since …

Brown University’s Iron Men

Hope Street in days gone by

Staying alive: Scrappy synagogues