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JTA – Employees of the Foreign Ministry in Israel declared a general strike, shutting down the country’s 103 embassies, consulates and diplomatic missions around the world. The strike, which is open ended, was called on Sunday, March 23 … more
The URI Providence Campus Arts and Culture Program will offer the production of “Trust in the Journey: Becoming Family – Marie, Jeannette and Ruth” by Frank V. Toti, Jr. from April 7-11.  The play was written from original oral history … more
JTA  –  Former President Jimmy Carter said his group of former i nternational leaders would not endorse a boycott of Israel but encouraged nations to make clear which Israeli products originated in West Bank settlements. “We decided not to … more
Six words. Choose them carefully because that’s all you have to tell your life story. Should be easy, right? Anyone can complete a story that’s only six words long. But can it encapsulate an entire life? Can it fully relate the … more
With Passover – the holiday of remembering – approaching, the Voice thought it’d be interesting to chat with someone about the first Seder experience and the holiday in general. Who better to ask than an adult who remembers her first Passover … more
Our family can definitely be called “the People of the Book,” especially when that book is the haggadah. Over the decades, from the earliest Providence Katz family seders at the home of my grandparents, Mollie and Harry Katz, with its eleven … more
Anyone in my family would tell you I’m not much of a cook. There was the big dinner when I forgot to turn on the oven; and then there was the time I strained the chicken soup directly into the sink rather than back into the pot, thus losing all … more
The haggadah is the “instruction manual” of the Passover Seder, and depending on which one you use, it will certainly influence your celebration. In addition to describing the order of events and the narration of the Exodus story, … more
The Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center of Hazon has announced “Eco-Passover” as the theme for this year’s annual Passover Retreat to be held April 14 – 23. The holiday program will focus on Hazon’s commitment to building healthier and … more
JTA – Frolicking frogs and magical matzah balls are featured in this season’s crop of new Passover books for children that are sure to engage, inform, and inspire. David A. Adler, author of the hugely popular early reader “Cam Jansen” … more
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