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PROVIDENCE – With the news that COVID-19 vaccines will begin to be dispensed in just a few weeks, you may wonder whether you can still volunteer to participate in a vaccine trial – and if … more
Almost all of us just celebrated Thanksgiving. Some may ask what there was to be thankful for, as we are now experiencing what appears to be the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, many believe … more
On the weekend of Nov. 6 and 7, Project Shoresh of Rhode Island, hosted the annual Shabbos Project which was virtual this year. It began with a Shabbos Box offered for delivery or pick-up and … more
  If you missed the successful first session of virtual Hebrew conversation for adults, offered by Temple Emanu-El and the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island, you now have another … more
On a recent afternoon, I visited Laura Cole’s mellow apartment on the East Side of Providence just as it stopped raining. I listened to her playing her harp as the sun moved from behind a lingering cloud and illuminated the multicolored strings. She played a tune I did not recognize, but in which I found great comfort as I watched her hands lightly move down the strings like a sigh. more
The year 2020 will certainly go down as memorable – and not necessarily in a good way. We started out the new decade full of promise in the Rhode Island Jewish community, in the United States … 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
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
(JTA) – Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz said Dec. 1 that his party will back a bill crafted by the opposition in parliament to dissolve the government, likely sending Israel to its fourth … more
(JTA) – Israeli gymnast Linoy Ashram won a gold medal in the individual rhythmic category at the European Championships Nov. 29, becoming the first athlete to win the prize in decades who was … more
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