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(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
James Pious, chair of the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island, sounded the shofar for the children of the David C. Isenberg Early Childhood Center in Providence. Even the shofar was properly … more
Here we stand, mourning 200,000 lives lost to COVID, surrounded by the divisiveness of an ugly election year, fully feeling the weight of pandemic life that continues to weigh us down.  Now, … more
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