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What to cook

Rosh Hashanah recipes with Southern flair

Wednesday, September 14

Chef Sara Bradley loves combining her Southern roots and Jewish heritage at her restaurant freight house, in Paducah, Kentucky. The Top Chef season 16 runner up has earned a loyal and enthusiastic …
Where to worship

Synagogues gear up for the High Holy Days

Wednesday, September 14

Summer is winding down and we are gearing up for the High Holy Days. Our thoughts turn to the start of school and the bright promise of the Jewish New Year! Jewish Rhode Island does not list information regarding specific services and schedules. This year, we contacted all the synagogues, temples and congregational groups and asked about in-person and virtual services as well as if tickets will be required. What follows is the current information from those who responded along with current contact information from all known synagogues, temples and groups in our coverage area.
Interesting reading

Jewish family has been making honey wine for 150 years

Wednesday, September 14

Rachel Lipman cares deeply about preserving her Jewish family’s fifth-generation winemaking business, Loew Vineyards, but the 28-year-old is …
What's New

Nina Totenberg's new book tells powerful tale of friendship

Wednesday, September 14

“Dinners with Ruth” (Simon & Schuster, Sept. 13, 2022) charts an extraordinary friendship between two impressive women. Though the outline of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life is well known, there is much to learn about the life of Nina Totenberg, 78. Her father was a famous violinist, her mother a Brown University-educated woman who knew Eleanor Roosevelt and Totenberg herself a college dropout who started out as a reporter in Boston. 

Watch the video: At Tamarisk, it’s garden to table

In mid-August, near the end of a busy growing season, Heather Coughlin put the finishing touches on a handmade sign. The sign is composed of rough planks and acrylic paint, and reads: “Garden of Eating.”

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From Jewish Rhody Media

Baking with Lisa video: Honey salted caramel apple hand pies

It’s September, and that means two things: the High Holy Days are upon us, and autumn is just around the corner. This is my absolute favorite time of year! I can already smell the …

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Breakout Sessions: At The Border

Welcome to one of the Breakout Sessions from Jewish Rhody Media, where we take conversations further and think more deeply with the guests who join us behind the mic. This session features Rabbi Barry Dolinger, who recently returned from a trip to the Ukrainian/Polish border with the Rabbinical Council of America.

Breakout Sessions: Why Do We Hate?

Listen to Pardeep Singh Kaleka and Arno Michaelis, a Sikh and a former white supremacist, who are advocates and experts in navigating and understanding hate and the ways it manifests in our communities.
Editor's column

Looking back, looking forward

I’ll let you in on a secret: I always feel a little wistful at the end of August. Summer is about over and nights are already cooler. Stores are advertising back-to-school items instead of …

September is on my mind

Controversy and civil conversation

It’s time for action


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Tuesday, September 13

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Tuesday, September 13

Glenn Graboyes, 73

Tuesday, September 13

Toward the end of this month, as the sun sets on Sunday, Sept. 25, Jews throughout the world will be welcoming the new year of 5783. Like all major Jewish holy days, our Rosh Hashanah celebration …
A better tomorrow for America?

My favorite philosopher, Yogi Berra, is said to have quipped, “Predictions are hard to make, especially about the future.”  Another, related, alleged “Yogi-ism” is: …

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D'var Torah

Don’t despair: Your efforts make a difference

Thursday, September 8

After weeks of tireless watering, I realized that my many tomato plants had yielded only a few tiny, wizened cherry tomatoes. In fact, my garden as a whole had very little to show for the gallons of …

Letters to the Editor

Gun rights activists misinterpret the 2nd Amendment

Wednesday, September 7

When the U.S. Congress was drafting, debating and ratifying the Second Amendment back in the late 1700s, they could have never imagined the advances in technology, weaponry and warfare that comprise …

Fighting antisemitism

Wednesday, September 7

This past February, a group of Nazis interrupted a book reading at the Red Ink Community Library, yelling slurs and pushing Nazi symbols to intimidate members of our community. Just a few weeks ago, …


Here’s what 5 chefs from around the world are making this Rosh Hashanah

Thursday, September 15

(JTA) – We asked five noted chefs and food writers what they will serve at home to mark the Jewish New Year, and (spoiler alert) they all plan …