It’s our shared responsibility to fight hate

Our state’s motto is simply “Hope.” For many right now, feelings of hope may feel distant and difficult to achieve. But we must remember, we all have a responsibility to one …

From the publisher

A plan to create a stronger Jewish community

Friday, October 2, 2020

In December 2019 I sat in a Newport living room with more than 25 members of our community, and I listened. The group was diverse in age, diverse in denomination, and diverse in politics and …

d'Var Torah

Consider a blessing for the COVID-19 vaccine

“Be sure to follow the behaviors which the wise doctors prescribe, for walking in the light of their words is also our religious duty, thus upholding life in this physical world to be good and do good (l’tov u’lemeitiv).” (Rabbi Yisrael Salanter, Ohr Yisrael, Letter 22). 

The gift of giving at this time of the year

VAYERA: A biblical mystery

We are commanded to rejoice

Editor's column

Renew your commitment to good health

Have you made a commitment to your health and well-being? Are you keeping yourself healthy? While your answers to these questions have always been important, they’ve taken on extra meaning …

Ending a dark year with the Festival of Lights

Giving thanks during a November like no other

A call to action: Make your voice heard

Rosh Hashanah in the time of pandemic

Mike Fink

There’s more to Columbus than meets the eye

Did you know that a pigeon is a dove and that the word “columbus” means just that in Latin, the bird that makes a cooing, melancholy melody over all the continents and builds …

Rabbi James Rosenberg

The quest for a Kosher turkey

Thursday, January 7

An unquenchable and enduring love for America

Thursday, December 3, 2020

‘The angry hopeful soul of America’

Friday, November 6, 2020

‘For my sake was the world created!’

Friday, October 2, 2020

Edgar Allan Poe foretold COVID-19

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Larry Kessler

Ups and downs of the ‘new normal’

Friday, October 2, 2020

In the summer of 2019, well before our lives were upended by the seemingly never-ending “new normal,” I wrote a column about how my wife and I were about to become empty-nesters. At that …

From the archives

The beautiful tea cups nobody wants

To be honest, I am not a fan of Facebook, nor do I know how to access the site. Email and the phone keep me in touch with family and friends, and with community and personal events. Yet it was a post …

A Hanukkah present for you

Abolishing slavery motivated Jewish War hero

A brief history of our JCC