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Bontshe Shvayg, Bontshe the Silent One, “was born in silence. He lived in silence. He died in silence.  And he was buried in a silence greater yet.” The great Polish Yiddish … more
As most of you know, Donald Trump, the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, spoke at the annual Policy Conference of AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, on … more
On Saturday evening, March 5, about 80 members of the Rhode Island Jewish community came together at the Dwares Jewish Community Center, in Providence, to celebrate our collective joy in Jewish … more
One evening last January an unsolicited and unwanted cartoon appeared in my inbox: At the center stands a caricature of a fierce-looking bearded suicide bomber, whose explosive belt is labeled MULTI-CULTURALISM.  Six fawning bystanders, … more
Back in the winter of 2012, the leader of a poetry workshop I was attending introduced us to the French term, flâneur, by having us read selections from Edmund White’s, “The Flâneur” (Bloomsbury, 2001). As suggested by the subtitle, … more
The diary of Rywka Lipszyc (pronounced Rif-ka Lip-shitz) is a remarkable document not only for its content but for the fact that it has come to be published 70 years after its initial discovery. In the spring of 1945, Zinaida  Berezovskaya, … more
This past Dec. 3, 25 prominent Orthodox rabbis from Israel, the United States, Finland, France, Germany, Serbia and Switzerland signed a document composed by the Israel-based Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding & Cooperation (CJCUC) … more
Dr. Albert C. Barnes (1872-1951) established The Barnes Foundation back in 1922. Barnes conceived of the foundation that bears his name as an educational institution rather than as a museum. For decades admission to his extensive but eccentric art … more
I had the opportunity to spend several hours with Patrick Kennedy in the late ’90s, when he represented Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Rev. James Miller, then executive director of the … more
Some years ago, my wife Sandy began to research her family history with the aid of a good friend, an accomplished amateur genealogist.  During the course of his investigation, he alerted Sandy to a 1920 census form for La Juderia, the … more
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