Fate brings Greta Garbo closer to me

Thursday, February 28

“There’s a divinity that shapes our ends.” – Shakespeare.   I had been trying for years to cross paths with the “divine .”  Well, destiny recently brought me pretty close to that dream.   I had a cup of coffee with her great-niece at a Swedish café in Providence. 
d'Var Torah

We are all very important people

Fifty years ago, in 1969, I became a Bar Mitzvah at Temple Emanu-El, in Providence. Rabbi Eli Bohnen, Rabbi Joel Zaman and my dad, Cantor Ivan Perlman, officiated at my simcha on Shabbat parashat …

An added measure of holiness at just the right time

The liberation we desire

Fulfilling the Purim mitzvah

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


Modern-day lessons from Purim

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 …

Rabbi James Rosenberg

The power of words unspoken

Thursday, June 6

An essential difference to life in Israel and the Diaspora

Thursday, May 2

The burden and the blessing

Thursday, April 4

Where do we come from?

Wednesday, March 6

Words that come from the heart

Thursday, January 31

Letters to the editor

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 …

Readers react to Brown Divest

Thursday, June 6

Regarding the Community Voices Opinion “Our Judaism compels us to fight for divestment and against anti-Semitism” (May 2019), I say that we should all forgive Sam Frolichstein-Appel …

From the archives

Purim – how sweet it is!

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 …

In remembrance of Armistice Day

The story of a once vibrant community and its synagogue

‘The Orange Lady’