The Conversation

Have you ever felt judged for how you celebrate Judaism?

Sunday, February 16

We asked members of the Rhode Island Jewish community to weigh in on this important topic. We hope you will join the conversation.
From the publisher

Thoughtful opinions and civil discourse have a home here

Friday, September 6, 2019

Newspapers have always been a place where community gathers – a town square of sorts. They are a place where people learn what is happening, hear the opinions of their neighbors, celebrate joys and recount tragedies.

d'Var Torah

The hidden meaning of Purim

On Monday night, March 9, and Tuesday, March 10, we will celebrate Purim – a holiday we often think of as a day for kids, when we dress in costume, go to Purim carnivals, and eat more …

Redeeming the bones of Joseph

Blessings are central to our traditions

In defense of the Maccabees

Editor's column

Will spring be the same this year?

It’s the beginning of March and here in southern New England we are all looking forward to spring. This is our annual Home & Garden issue, because it’s around now that we’re …

Do you remember?

A new decade is cause for reflection

Many opportunities for civil discourse

Step away from the rat race

Mike Fink

In our chemically altered landscape, signs of Eden

“Privilege.” What does it mean?  The help at Frenchman’s Creek – a manicured and gated community in Florida’s Palm Beach – come from such …

Letters to the editor

Double standard? West Bank controversy continued

Sunday, March 8

With respect to the most recent letters regarding the “West Bank Controversy,” I would respectfully add the following. Dr. Tannenwald has a history in writings and podcasts of giving …

West Bank controversy

Wednesday, January 8

In his defense of the legality of Jewish settlements in the West Bank, Stephen Snow (December 2019) parrots Israeli government talking points.  Snow is entitled to share the Israeli …

From the archives

So many wonderful memories in my personal history …

“Breaking up is hard to do”– Song by Neil Sedaka How true, how true these words are. I cannot remember the rest of the lyrics, or even much of the melody. Still, that line keeps …

An unsung American journalist is Righteous Among the Nations

Purim – how sweet it is!

In remembrance of Armistice Day