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In the years of my youth, I often wondered why streets had the names they did. Of course, I knew that famous people and historic events were memorialized in that way, but not all street names … more
The conversation began with the red sticker on the box containing a hand mixer. Printed on the sticker was the price and the name of the store – Benny’s. Seeing the familiar sticker … more
The advent of the local basketball season raises the perennial hopes of Bruce Wolpert’s University of Rhode Island’s Rams, Judge Howard Lipsey’s Providence College Friars, Judge … more
I’m supposed to meet Deena Liffmann at the RISD Museum, but she’s nowhere to be seen. I step outside to look for her along Benefit Street, and I suddenly realize that I’m in the … more
To build a strong future, you have to have a connection to the past. And Rabbi Raphie Schochet is hoping to inspire Rhode Islanders in the Jewish community to learn more about the history of the … more
One of the biggest themes of Sukkot is shelters, or dwellings. On Sukkot, Jews traditionally build a temporary dwelling, or booth, called a sukkah. Even the holiday is named after this important … more
JTA – An ancient Jewish site located just 30 miles from Islamic State-controlled Mosul is at risk of collapsing, a representative of Kurdish Jewry says. Sherzan Omer, Kurdish Jewry’s … more
A number of years ago, my friend and colleague Eleanor Horvitz and I wrote two articles for the Rhode Island Jewish Historical Association’s Notes about farms owned by Jewish families in Rhode … more
Rachael Rosner, of Boston, will be the guest speaker at the Annual Meeting of the Rhode Island Jewish Historical Association, on Sunday, April 17, at 2 p.m. at Temple Beth-El, in Providence. The … more