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2022 is likely to be remembered as a year of contrasts, when we joyously welcomed the return of near-normalcy as the punishing pandemic waned, even while we deplored the spike in antisemitic speech … more
This statement was issued on Nov. 28, 2022 by the US Bishops’ Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs WASHINGTON – In 1965, Pope Paul VI issued the Vatican Council’s … more
The 15th annual Fighting Poverty with Faith Vigil took place Jan. 4 at the R.I. State House. Faith leaders and others gathered in the rotunda to help usher in the legislative session and remind … more
If you live on the East Side of Providence and need a tailor, you’ve probably gone to see Julio Iannone at 193 Cole Ave. I’ve known him for 35 years, but he’s been in business there … more
Israeli films and television series shed light on the numerous ways in which Israelis act out their Jewishness. After many decades of distinctly secular Israeli cinema, in recent years a broad … more
One day in 2008, Noah Lubin walked into an art gallery in Jerusalem. He was feeling “brazen.” He knew the place, at least from the outside. He’d walked past the display window many times.  But on this day, he happened to be carrying a portfolio of his artwork. He knew he shouldn’t go in. This wasn’t how artists met art dealers. more
On the first night of Hanukkah, people from around greater Rhode Island enjoyed fun and food in Biltmore Park in downtown Providence. The "Hanukkah Spectaculah" included a menorah lighting, arts and … more
On Tuesday, Dec. 13, about two dozen local business and government leaders met to discuss the growing problem of antisemitism in Rhode Island and what measures can be taken to fight it. The conversation took place at the Alliance’s Dwares Jewish Community Center in Providence. The leaders, invited to the table by Alliance President and CEO Adam Greenman, acknowledged the increase in antisemitic incidents over the last year and put their collective heads together to discuss how Rhode Islanders can join in the fight to counter this rise in hatred. more
The historian John F. Sears will lecture in person and on Zoom at Temple Emanu-El on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023, from 1-2:30 p.m. about Eleanor Roosevelt’s advocacy for the Jews of Europe before and … more
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