Keyword: COVID-19
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For Woonsocket’s struggling Congregation B’nai Israel, online services have turned into somewhat of a phenomenon, with attendance at Shabbat services up 10-fold – at least. That … more
For many of us, this past Thanksgiving was a world apart from the Thanksgiving we celebrated – or failed to celebrate – a year ago. On Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, my wife Sandy and I sat … more
STARTING MONDAY, DEC. 20: Per Rhode Island State mandate, proof of vaccination or masks are required to enter the Jewish Alliance/Dwares Jewish Community Center on Elmgrove Avenue in Providence. Upon … more
As the keeper of Rhode Island’s Jewish history these past 70 years, the Rhode Island Jewish Historical Association (RIJHA) wants to preserve the community’s thoughts and memories of life during the COVID-19 pandemic. more
When Passover last year became the first Jewish holiday to take place since the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic, Jews the world over struggled with novel … more
We had just heard about this new virus that originated in Wuhan, China. Globally, cases were few. In the U.S., it seemed to be centered in Washington state. But health experts were starting to talk … more
As I wrote this in December, the first COVID-19 vaccine had just been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, and a second one wasn’t far behind. Although they won’t be ready for … more
“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).  more
PROVIDENCE – Rabbi Dr. Aaron Glatt, an infectious diseases doctor from New York, is asking the Jewish community to be a role model for the rest of the country by following … more
What can I say about the last few months that hasn’t already been said? I think all I can do, as a columnist for Jewish Rhode Island, is to share my personal experiences as a Rhode Islander … more
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