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Most of us grew up taking the nation of Israel for granted, but for nearly 1,900 years, Israel was only a fantasy.   It was not that long ago that most Jews thought there would never … more
When Zachary Weinberger and Shari fishman met at Hunter College, in New York City, they had no idea of the extraordinary life together that awaited them. They quickly grew close, forming a bond … more
Prior to World War II, about one-tenth of Poland’s population was Jewish, and Jews made up almost a quarter of Krakow, Poland’s residents. By the end of the war, 90% of Poland’s Jews had been killed by the Nazis and their accomplices. Many of the Jewish structures in Kazimierz, an area that the Polish King Casimir the Great invited Jews to settle in during the 14th century, still stand in Krakow, though they remain largely emptied of Jewish occupants. more
NEWPORT – On Aug. 18, a packed audience in Touro Synagogue heard two historic letters read aloud, marking the 72nd anniversary of the moving community ceremony. The audience listened with rapt … more
Rabbi Barry Dolinger of Congregation Beth Shalom in Providence has been chosen to participate in the 2019-2020 cohort of the LEAP Fellowship, created by Clal and the Herbert D. Katz Center for … more
CRANSTON – Jeffrey Stoloff and Larry Berman were installed as lodge presidents of Touro Fraternal Association, and seven members of the Board of Directors took the oath of office during the … more
WARWICK – Chesed Shel Amess Association of Lincoln Park Cemetery held its 107th annual election and installation brunch on June 2, at the Phyllis Siperstein Tamerisk Assisted Living … more
Neal Drobnis, coordinator of kosher nutrition, recently celebrated 10 years with the Kosher Senior Cafés. He received kudos from visitors and café participants and cake was served at … more
When the 60 or so Jews who summered in Narragansett began to gather for Shabbat services at the home of Charles and Sarah Koffler, they couldn’t imagine that over time their devotion would … more
In the early 1990s, composer John Zorn began to ask, “What is Jewish music? What is its future?” Those questions gave rise to the Radical Jewish Culture movement, whose goal is to explore what Jewish music can be. more
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