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Instead of turning on the evening news to hear about violence, corrupt behavior, cover ups and witch hunts, I suggest you attend Trinity Rep’s latest production of … more
It may have been the greatest act of chutzpah in Jewish history.  After the Roman Empire destroyed the great temple in Jerusalem, and squashed subsequent rebellions, surviving Jews in the land of Israel and the Diaspora might have had good reason to give up and assimilate.  How could Judaism continue without a central place for sacrifices, or a government to enforce the biblical laws? more
Tu b’Shevat seders aren’t new – they’re just new to many of us. Started in the 16th century by the Kabbalists, the seders are beginning to take hold in the United States, much like sufganiyah is growing in popularity as a new Hanukkah tradition and oranges are popping up on Passover seder plates. more
Hadassah Rhode Island installed its executive board for 2019 during a meeting at The Phyllis Siperstein Tamarisk Assisted Living Residence, in Warwick, on Feb. 3. The board will be led by president … more
Telephone scams have risen sharply in the last several years, largely due to the widespread adoption of cellular phones. First Orion, a company specializing in call-blocking technology, reports … more
“If you lend money to My people, to the poor among you, do not act toward them as a creditor; exact no interest from them.” – Exodus 22:25  Two Hebrew free loan … more
Set in Brooklyn, New York, the documentary “93 Queen” tells the story of a no-nonsense female Hasidic lawyer who is determined to create the first all-female ambulance corps in New York … more
Debbie Flitman, of Jewish Collaborative Services, loads her van with bags of food bound for TSA workers impacted by the recent government shut down. JCS staff filled bags to help on Jan. 24. more
The Women’s Alliance Endowment Fund is seeking grant proposals for the upcoming fiscal year for programs and services that will provide a longtime benefit to Jewish women and … more
What do you get when you mix 29 people (ages 10 to 80-ish) with three Israelis, a megabus, a few camels, a lot of hummus, five jeeps, and put them in one of the world’s most extraordinary … more
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