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BY BEN HARRIS (JTA) – Before everything changed, Jalna Silverstein and Asael Papour were planning a wedding much like many other Jewish nuptials on the Upper West Side of … more
People have been asking me how will they be able to do Passover while in quarantine? A friend tells me “Rabbi this year we won’t be doing a Seder because the kids are not coming.” more
Passover has always been my favorite holiday, and an important one for my family. In these uncertain times, and with the reality of seders-in-isolation, I’ve been reminiscing a lot about … more
Passover, which commemorates freedom and honors the Jews who escaped from slavery in Egypt, is one of the most important Jewish holidays. It is celebrated by Jews worldwide – but those … more
Purim is a happy time for all ages in the Rhode Island Jewish community and this year was no different. Here are scenes from the annual parade on the East Side and some karaoke at the Kosher Senior … more
Histadrut, the Israeli labor organization, was founded in December 1920 at Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology, in Haifa. It brought smaller unions together under one umbrella covering all Jewish workers in Mandatory Palestine. more
Baseball is a sport defined by seasons.  Spring training in February allows us to turn the page from the dreary, gray-skied days of winter, to think about the warmth and lush greenery of … more
Jewish community buildings may be closed, but work goes on throughout Rhode Island’s Jewish community.   That work includes continuing to provide meals for the seniors who … more
“Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are … more
Shanghai, Jan. 23  The day before the Lunar New Year holiday began in China, I went into my Shanghai office, where I had been working as a consultant for the last 18 months. While at … more
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