Holidays
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Everyone loves eating latkes. Some people don’t even mind frying the latkes. Almost everyone loathes that post-frying, oil-laden smell that permeates the house … more
After a menorah car parade through Rhode Island on Dec. 13, Rabbi Aryeh Laufer lights the menorah set up outside the Rhode Island State House. more
Jewish Collaborative Services’ Jewish Eldercare of Rhode Island (JERI) program, in coordination with Friends of Jewish Seniors, has delivered Hanukkah gifts to over 200 Jewish residents of … more
(JTA) – Move over, Maccabees. This season’s crop of seven new Hanukkah books for kids puts the spotlight on new heroes, from playful llamas to brave and kind knights on horseback. An eighth book, “Honey on the Page,” that shines light on Yiddish children’s stories in new translation, makes a perfect family gift. more
Rabbi Benjamin Blech, author of the article “Miracles, Human and Divine,” at Aish.com, writes, “It is very instructive that the Hebrew word for miracle, nes, is at the root of the … more
While much of our lives will be paused in the coming weeks, Hanukkah is a reminder that the Jewish community is strong and resilient, despite often trying circumstances. The candles we light on each … more
I was born on the first night of Hanukkah. So you may understand why I have a special affinity for this holiday, my other birthday, which we celebrated with songs and stories and dreidel games … more
In “Gods Change, Prayers are Here to Stay,” the late Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai wrote:  The Jewish people read Torah aloud to God all year long, a portion a week, like … more
The Purec children work on building their Sukkah on the East Side of Providence. more
On the second day of Rosh Hashanah, members of United Brothers Synagogue in Bristol gathered for a pandemic tashlikh ceremony. more
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