Rabbi James Rosenberg
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While attending an Erev Shabbat service at Temple Habonim in Barrington on Feb. 17, I had the privilege of listening to Rodrigo Pimentel tell his story. Pimentel is a soft-spoken … more
When Leonard Cohen died this past Nov. 7 at his home in Los Angeles at the age of 82, he was eulogized throughout much of the world as a talented singer and song writer; but he was also a poet, … more
In a Sept. 23, 2016, op-ed in The New York Times titled “Will the Left Survive Millennials?” novelist Lionel Shriver summarized her talk at the Brisbane (Australia) Writers Festival … more
The children of great men and women are often swallowed up in the greatness of their parents.  It is the rare son or daughter who survives unscathed growing up in the shadow of a parent who is … more
In “The Heart of Loneliness” (Jewish Lights, an imprint of Turner Publishing Company, 2016), Rabbi Marc Katz addresses a fundamental human experience: Loneliness. Although all of us are … more
Dahlia Rabin Pelossof (b. 1950), daughter of Yitzhak Rabin, is an impressive woman. A lawyer by profession, she served as a liberal member of Israel’s Knesset from 1999 to 2003. In recent … more
Several years ago, I was leading the Erev Shabbat service at Temple Habonim, which happened to fall on Friday, Dec. 25.  I began my sermon/discussion that evening with the words, … more
Many of us who have been living for some time here in the greater Rhode Island Jewish community will remember repeated calls in this newspaper to find a bone marrow donor for Cranston resident Max … more
Abu Ghosh, Israel, is a town of approximately 7,000 Palestinian Arabs 6 miles west of Jerusalem. Its roots can be traced back to about 6,000 B.C.E., making the site one of the oldest places … more
“Hold fast to dreams/For if dreams die/Life is a broken-winged bird/That cannot fly.” So begins an eight-line poem by Langston Hughes (1902-1967), one of America’s most … more
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