The Conversation

How is the coronavirus impacting your life?

Friday, April 17

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted virtually every aspect of our lives, so we felt it was the right topic for this month's "The Conversation." "The Conversation” features two perspectives on a single topic that we feel has meaning to our community. We’ve asked two community members to share their perspectives on coronavirus and how it has impacted them. …
From the publisher

Thoughtful opinions and civil discourse have a home here

Friday, September 6, 2019

Newspapers have always been a place where community gathers – a town square of sorts. They are a place where people learn what is happening, hear the opinions of their neighbors, celebrate joys and recount tragedies.

d'Var Torah

Have faith that better times are ahead

Jewish holidays are rooted in historical events and in the life cycles of plants indigenous to the land of Israel. We are now in the time of the Omer. On the day after the full moon of Pesach, our …

Doing our part to ensure that freedom continues

The hidden meaning of Purim

Redeeming the bones of Joseph

Editor's column

Just another day in quarantine

I am happy to stay at home and do my part to stop the spread of that nasty coronavirus. But have you noticed how the days seem to blend together? I occasionally find myself stopping to ask, …

We are down, but not out

Will spring be the same this year?

Do you remember?

A new decade is cause for reflection

Mike Fink

Cousin Joel – gone, but not forgotten

“Please call me: I have something to tell you about your cousin Joel.”  came upon this voice mail in my office at the Rhode Island School of Design, which serves as a sociable salon for student conferences, colleague conversations, and, mostly and primarily, the home for my vast collection of memorabilia from past classes, and books, and photographs. 

Larry Kessler

Missing all things great and small in our locked-down lives

Monday, April 20

As I write this in mid-March, uncertainty abounds over the coronavirus pandemic, but one thing is certain: No matter how long the outbreak and its fallout last, it has already hurt the quality of …

From the archives

A R.I. claim to fame: The Third Seder and The Passover Journal

Histadrut, the Israeli labor organization, was founded in December 1920 at Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology, in Haifa. It brought smaller unions together under one umbrella covering all Jewish workers in Mandatory Palestine.

So many wonderful memories in my personal history …

An unsung American journalist is Righteous Among the Nations

Purim – how sweet it is!