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Due to the partial government shutdown, many military officers and airport workers were not paid throughout much of the month of January. They were finding it hard to feed their families, but … more
We’ll be celebrating Purim later this month, on March 21, making this a good time to discuss two of the holiday’s themes: the masks that people wear and the power of … more
JTA – Rep. Ilhan Omar has deleted tweets that Jewish groups and her congressional colleagues called anti-Semitic. Omar, D-Minn., came under fire earlier this month for posting successive … more
Cranston Senior Guild’s next   meeting will take place Wednesday, April 3, at 1 p.m. at the Phyllis Siperstein Tamarisk Assisted Living Residence, 3 Shalom Drive, Warwick. After a … more
At the Beyond Tu B'Shevat, Continuing Fight for the Environment Fair on Feb. 13, Eric Packer, of Wellesley, Massachusetts, right, talks with Stan Gale, of Providence, left.  Packer is with … more
JAFI’s mission today is to “do all they can to ensure that every Jewish person feels an unbreakable bond to one another and to Israel no matter where they are in the world so that they … more
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
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