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The Karp children were ready. They were outfitted with helmets and reflective vests. They had trained all summer. They had learned the basic mechanics of their bicycles. On Aug. 14, they would begin … more
The World Series is back in Providence. And no, it’s not that premier baseball event that many of you have been watching. We’re talking about the World Series of Food, at … more
(JTA) – Robert Kraft, the New England Patriots owner who donates heavily to Jewish causes, funded an advertisement that ran during Sunday’s NFL matchup between the … more
Over the last few weeks, we have seen an unacceptable rise in antisemitic statements from public figures, including Kanye West. These remarks are not only hurtful, they are dangerous. When anyone … more
(JTA) – As most of the votes in Israel continue to be tallied on Wednesday [Nov. 2], Benjamin Netanyahu looks assured of returning to power, as his far-right bloc of parties is predicted to win … more
Dick Shapiro doesn’t have a smartphone. He doesn’t have a computer, which makes his desk look strangely empty. His company, East Greenwich-based Special Delivery, distributes periodicals across Rhode Island, but it has neither a website nor a social media presence. more
(JTA) – As rap star Kanye West continually refuses to back down from his antisemitic rants, some of the many institutions he has ties with have begun to jump ship. The fashion tastemakers Balenciaga and Vogue have announced they will no longer be working with him. Hollywood talent giant CAA has dropped him, and a planned documentary about him has been scrapped. more
The Newport Havurah recently gathered at the home of Mary and Howard Newman to decorate and celebrate Sukkot. more
On Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m., American TV journalist Juju Chang will speak in person at the Dwares Jewish Community Center in Providence. Don’t miss this chance to hear the ABC News Nightline co-anchor speak about her family, her blended culture, antisemitism and anti-Asian hate. more
(JTA) – It started with a shirt and ended in a conflagration over antisemitism and Republican politics. Such is the extended news cycle over multiple antisemitic comments last week by Kanye West, the artist and provocateur who prefers to go by Ye. On Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show, Instagram and Twitter, West made a string of comments reflecting a range of antisemitic tropes and conspiracy theories. more
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