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(JTA) – Most of the passengers on the flight from Chisinua, Moldova, to Tel Aviv earlier in February were subdued. Some had just witnessed scene after scene of hardship on a tour of war-torn … more
Over a half-century, I’ve visited Texas several times, primarily to enjoy its splendid art museums. I’m particularly fond of the Kimbell, in Fort Worth. In addition to having a … more
Each Sunday, David Mandelbaum drives a load of sandwiches to Crossroads Rhode Island, the largest homeless-services organization in the state. But before he leaves the Alliance’s Dwares Jewish … more
Police and security agencies across the U.S. are advising Jews to be vigilant this Shabbat weekend ahead of a “National Day of Hate,” Feb. 25, proposed by a small Neo-Nazi group in early January. more
PROVIDENCE – On Feb. 7, some 40 people gathered to learn about the Jewish climate movement’s efforts to fight climate change both locally and nationally. Jakir Manela, CEO of the … more
A lot has happened since 2013, when Joshua Harmon’s play “Bad Jews” was first staged, at the Roundabout Theatre Company in New York City. True, antisemitism was thriving in 2013, but the decade since has been even more frightening for American Jews: Antisemitic violence in the U.S. is now at an all-time high, according to the Anti-Defamation League. more
In 1524, a short, dark man named David Reubeni appeared in Venice, Italy, claiming to be the ambassador of a powerful Jewish kingdom deep in the heart of Arabia. On Feb. 22, at the Alliance’s … more
On March 8, in “IsraAID and Women’s Day,” Rachael Sonntag-Bloom virtually will share her experiences as a woman working in the humanitarian-aid sector and her insights into the many issues that disproportionately affect women and girls during humanitarian crises. more
PAWTUCKET – Music and poetry filled Wildflour Vegan Bakery and Cafe on Feb. 11, as dozens of people gathered for Congregation Beth Sholom’s Community Open-Mic Night. Beth Sholom’s Rabbi Barry Dolinger introduced the evening, … more
In 1976, Philip Paige was known locally as the owner of the Paige-Young Furniture Company in Cranston. But decades earlier, a 16-year-old Paige had enlisted to fight in World War I, not with the U.S. … more
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