Bagels galore!

Thursday, June 6

Once upon a time not too long ago, Providence was a bagel desert. The options were sparse and dry, and, well, kind of pathetic: frozen hockey pucks of bagels in the supermarket’s frozen …
Editor's column

Both sides of the story

W hy do we present many points of view in a Jewish newspaper? How can we be pro-Israel when we discuss BDS in a positive light? On the opinion pages in the last two newspapers, Jewish …

Our annual tribute to our furry friends

Springtime traditions are in full bloom

Signs of spring are beginning to grow

The colder it gets, the warmer our thoughts

Today, we turn the page

Community News

Retiring Rabbi Wayne Franklin on community, Temple Emanu-El and evolving Judaism

Thursday, June 6

At the end of June, Rabbi Wayne M. Franklin will retire after serving for 38 years as the senior rabbi of Temple Emanu-El, in Providence. Here are highlights from a recent conversation with him.

The next stop for “The Band’s Visit” is Providence

Thursday, June 6

By now, you’ve probably heard of the Broadway smash hit “The Band’s Visit.” Originally an Israeli film, it tells the story of how an Egyptian Police Band is accidentally sent …

The power of words unspoken Dan Pagis (1930-1986), a well-regarded Israeli poet, was born in Bukovina, a German-speaking part of Romania.  During World War II, he spent three years in a concentration camp in Ukraine.  …

An essential difference to life in Israel and the Diaspora

In the opening pages of “Hayim Nahman Bialik: Poet of Hebrew” (Yale University Press, 2017), Israeli scholar Avner Holtzman writes that the life story of Bialik (1873-1934) is …

Other news

Hundreds attend Interfaith Yom Ha-Shoah Commemoration

BY LEV POPLOW PROVIDENCE – A short film produced by 14 University of Rhode Island students and musical performances were among the many highlights of this year’s moving Interfaith …

Rabbi Elana Zaiman speaker at Dor L’Dor Society event

Gap year in Israel so much more than expected

Happy Birthday Israel

Women’s Alliance Endowment Fund awards grants to groups in R.I., Israel

PHDS to honor community members at annual dinner

Looking Back

Purim – how sweet it is!

Thursday, April 4

April is here, which means Pesach is close upon us. In the midst of making out the long to-do lists and to-buy lists and getting everything ready for the sederim, my daughter Vivian …


Readers react to Brown Divest

Thursday, June 6

I appreciate Sam Frolichstein-Appel and Brian Solomon’s explanation of the Brown University Divest Coalition (May 2019) and their care in explaining their point of view. However, I feel …


The Aussie Gourmet says have fun with cooking!

Naomi Nachman, The Aussie Gourmet, is a Kosher cooking maven and writer. In addition to her popular website,, she is the author of “Perfect for Pesach” and …