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(JTA) – Yom Kippur is arguably one of the most important days in the Jewish calendar. It is the Day of Atonement, a day for reflecting and repenting, where sins of the previous year are … more
(JTA) – Growing up in the temperamental weather of Denver, Colorado, it was not at all unusual to experience rain, high winds, heat waves or even snow on Sukkot, the Jewish harvest festival … more
BY JEWISH RHODE ISLAND STAFF Summer is winding down and we are gearing up for the High Holy Days. Our thoughts turn to the start of school and the bright promise of the Jewish New Year! Jewish … more
My wife, Betsey, grew up in Andover, Massachusetts. Her paternal grandmother, Rose Shack, was probably the first Jew to graduate from its high school, in 1920, when the town’s population was … more
September is here, and if these last few weeks of summer are any indication, the outlook for getting the pandemic under control, and regaining our old lives, remains highly uncertain. The weeks … more
Summer was exceptionally wet this year in New England; in fact it was the wettest in recorded history. As an Israeli, I enjoyed the rain and soaked up the magnificent greenery that it left behind. … more
As Jews, many of us can still feel the pain and agony that our families suffered during the Holocaust. We know of the hatred, the bullying, the beatings they endured. We can imagine how they felt … more
Preston D. Neimeiser has had a very busy year. On May 2, Neimeiser was ordained as a rabbi. On May 25, he married Victoria Litman. Two days later, Litman graduated from law school. Then, on June 1, the newlyweds moved to Providence, where Neimeiser began as the assistant rabbi of Temple Beth-El. All this … at the age of 27. more
NEWPORT – On Aug. 15, at Touro Synagogue, two audiences gathered to hear two important historical letters, read aloud, marking the 74th anniversary of this moving community ceremony. One … more
Congratulations to Garden Grille, the 2021 winner of the first Top Nosh, best of Kosher Rhode Island competition. … more
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