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CUMBERLAND, R.I. – David Zalman Halpert passed away March 22 at Rhode Island Hospital.  He was the beloved husband of Melissa A. (DeCecco) Halpert.  He was the beloved child of Robert … more
WAKEFIELD, R.I. – Jacqueline C. Hodosh passed away March 19. Known to all who loved her as “Jackie,” she was married on June 15, 1952, to the late Dr. Milton Hodosh. Their marriage … more
BARRINGTON, R.I. – Jerome R. Sapolsky, of Providence passed away March 26,. He was the beloved husband of the late Edith J. (Jaffe) Sapolsky for 60 years, formerly living in Barrington for 39 … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Aviva Karoly, an attorney originally from Queens, New York, and her husband, Tzvi, were raised in religious Zionist homes and always dreamed of living in Israel. In … more
AS I WRITE THIS in mid-March, uncertainty abounds over the coronavirus pandemic, but one thing is certain: No matter how long the outbreak and its fallout last, it has already hurt the quality of our lives, and has made us care more deeply about activities that we otherwise take for granted. Even though most Americans realize it’s a serious situation, it’s hard to accept the severe restrictions imposed on our personal lives because of the virus, especially since past pandemics, including the H1N1 swine flu in 2009-10, never reached this level. For instance, in those other outbreaks, people weren’t thrown out of work, closed off from their schools and houses of worship, or told that they couldn’t patronize bars and restaurants. Not since 9/11 has American life changed so dramatically and so rapidly. more
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (JTA) – I was born in Dzalalabad, Kyrgyzstan, to Polish Jews who had fled Warsaw following the Nazi onslaught in 1939. When they met up with the Russian forces and refused Russian citizenship, my parents, like thousands of others, were shipped off to Komi SSR, a Siberian work camp where they chopped down trees, froze and starved along with the local population. I know how blessed my life has been: I’m a writer, teacher, daughter, mother, wife, sister, mother-in-law and now a joyful bubbe. more
Hi there! It’s Lisa. You may know me from the programs I’ve organized at the Jewish Alliance, or maybe you’ve seen me sweat it out with Coach Rob in the JCC. Given our current state … more
Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood producer recently sentenced to 23 years in prison after a high-profile sexual assault trial, has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the Niagara … more
(JTA) — In a powerful joint statement, the leaders of six major American Orthodox Jewish organizations called on their members to follow social distancing rules, including limits on daily group … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Popular open-air markets in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv reportedly were closed by police after the Israeli government decided to tighten the country’s coronavirus … more
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