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"Breaking the Glass" features couples who were raised in different religions from their partner, and the community leaders who are fighting for a place for these couples in religious and cultural communities. This first episode introduces you to the guests in this series and gives an overview of the obstacles they face. 

For multifaith couples, meeting the parents can be a nerve-wracking experience, but it’s also a chance to observe how religions and traditions diverge and overlap. In the second episode, "Breaking the News, Pt. 1," hear from couples and experts alike as they detail their experiences with partners’ families and with their own, sharing their happiness and the challenges they faced when their multifaith relationships started to get serious.

In the third episode, "Breaking the News, Pt. 2" surveys the institutional responses to multifaith marriage that have cast it into the corners of communal life for far too long.

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Nearly 100 people gathered Saturday night [Dec. 3] at Rhode Island Spirits to celebrate the launch of “Breaking the Glass,” an in-depth exploration of multifaith relationships produced and reported by Jewish Rhody Media’s Emma Newbery. The first three of six episodes were released Dec. 1. Three more episodes will be released every two weeks, beginning Dec. 15. more
Podcast producer Emma Newbery ceremonially breaks the glass to launch the podcast series "Breaking the Glass" while Alliance President and CEO Adam Greenman looks on. more
For four decades, Patricia Raskin has delighted in interviewing people and turning those interviews into columns and broadcast and internet radio shows. Raskin, who is a columnist for Jewish Rhode … more
The students at the Providence Hebrew Day School gathered recently to express their gratitude to Mr. Elliott for being the crossing guard at the corner of Elmgrove Avenue and Savoy Street for the … more
Jews and slavery in the Atlantic world of the American colonial era is the subject of the first program in Touro Synagogue Foundation’s Winter 2022 Judah Touro Program Series. Guest speaker, … more
Hate crimes and antisemitic incidents hit a record high in the United States in 2021, even right here in our beloved Ocean State. In November, antisemitic flyers left in yards in Warwick and North … more
Excavations in Israel can elicit protests and even lead to threats of war. I recall a time, decades ago, when I went to visit an American cousin who was spending the summer … more
David Mandelbaum is proud to say that he comes from a generous family – a family that knows the true meaning of tzedakah (righteousness/charitable giving). His … more
Eliezer Marcus, who became the rabbi at Sha’arei Tefilla, in Providence, this past August, comes from a family of rabbis. “My father was a congregational rabbi in Toronto, Canada, for … more
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