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When the Spanish explorer Hernan Cortez visited The New World in 1520, he learned about a cold drink made from the cacao bean. Called bitter water, it was spiced with chili and said to be an … more
On May 20, 1951, with due celebration, the cornerstone was laid at the new home of The Miriam Hospital. The structure on the corner of Summit Avenue and Fifth Street in Providence would replace … more
Editor’s Note: This article is the first of a multi-part exploration of the fascinating story of mergers, moves, and changes the many Rhode Island synagogues undergo. The RIJHA archives contain … more
To the ancients, history was a blend of story, myth and deeds; facts were not really necessary, and were used only to add a bit of proof to the tale that was being told. Accordingly, Achilles was a … more
I wanted to write an article about the long and storied history of women in invigorating and enlivening the Rhode Island Jewish community, but where to begin? Even in the period when women were not … more