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

A courageous query in difficult times

In this week’s Torah portion, Rebecca innovates a familiar mode of communication. Pregnant with twins who will come to personify sibling rivalry, Rebecca moans as they struggle in her …

Filling in the gaps in the Torah

A powerful proposition

‘Justice, justice thou shall pursue’

Editor's column

A tribute to a much-loved tree

There will be no more weeping for the willow in my backyard. Sometime in the wee hours of a recent Wednesday morning, what was left of the once majestic, multi-trunk tree came crashing down. No …

Ramblings on the times of our lives

New year, new thought: Let’s embrace what’s good right now

Precious memories, neatly boxed

Jewish Rhody Media: The future is here

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 …

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

From generation to generation

Seventy years ago, David Charak Adelman saw his idea for a new organization become a reality. For many years, Adelman had been collecting “Rhode Island Americana” – printed …

Spring cleaning reveals old memories

Spring of 1951 revisited

The beautiful tea cups nobody wants