Rabbi James Rosenberg
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In 1979, the Yiddish writer Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904-1991), winner of the 1978 Nobel Prize in Literature, delivered a lecture on “A Personal Concept of Religion,” sponsored by the … 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
Rabbi Eugene B. Borowitz died at his home in Stamford, Connecticut, this past Jan. 20, a month shy of his 92nd birthday.  Dr. Borowitz, the holder of two earned and three honorary doctorates, … more
Terezin, or Theresienstadt, was not a death camp like Auschwitz or Treblinka or Chelmno.  As a matter of fact, the Nazis even permitted the Red Cross to visit it ... once.   During that … 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
Bontshe Shvayg, Bontshe the Silent One, “was born in silence. He lived in silence. He died in silence.  And he was buried in a silence greater yet.” The great Polish Yiddish … more
On Saturday evening, March 5, about 80 members of the Rhode Island Jewish community came together at the Dwares Jewish Community Center, in Providence, to celebrate our collective joy in Jewish … more
I have read “Googling for God” over and over again, and I still can’t figure out whether or not Seth Stephens-Davidowitz’s front page opinion piece in the Sept. 20 issue of “The New York Times Sunday Review” is meant to be taken … more
The very first time I heard Bob Dylan sing was way back in the summer of 1963 or 1964 at a relatively small ocean-front venue off the boardwalk in Asbury Park, N.J. The evening belonged to the folk-singer Joan Baez, but at one point she introduced … more
In my column four weeks ago (May 13), I wrote about my teacher and mentor, Rabbi Eugene Borowitz, who died Jan. 20, a month before his 92nd birthday. I noted that the first of his 17 books, “A … more
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