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L’dor v’dor, the Jewish principle of passing on cultural values, rituals, traditions and history to the next generation, is embodied in the father-and-daughter team of Ronald Markoff and … more
In the latest action in the long-running dispute over control of the historic Touro Synagogue, both sides were in District Court in Newport on March 28. Jeshuat Israel, the congregation that … more
So, you ask, how’s my perfect gig at the Halfway House at the golf course in Florida?  (Jewish Rhode Island, March 2021.)  Done.  It ran its course (cute, huh?).  Done, I … more
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Security officials are reporting a spate of bomb threats targeting Jewish institutions in a number of states. The threats came into Jewish community centers around the … more
Mark Binder still remembers the first “Chelm” story he ever published. The year was 1991, and Binder was the editor of the Jewish Herald newspaper. “It was a Wednesday,” … more
This Purim,Project Shoresh:Distributed over 200 mishloach manot to families in Providence and Pawtucket. Led lively megillah readings for 55 men, women and children in Providence and … more
Adar was a busy time at the Providence Hebrew Day School. The lead up to Purim involved the entire school community. more
A good time was had by all at the annual community Purim parade sponsored by the New England Rabbinical College. This year's parade took place March 17, starting on Elmgrove Avenue in front of the … more
Growing up in Iran, I never truly appreciated the difference between spring cleaning, New Year’s and getting ready for Passover. The Jewish holiday takes place almost simultaneously with the … more
Last April, as the pandemic raged in my area, I opened my front door to my dear friend, Natalie, who literally threw at me from a distance a plastic sandwich bag containing her family’s … more
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