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In April, we asked several people to reflect on the impact of coronavirus on their lives. As part of our ongoing coverage of COVID-19 in our community, this month we invited two recent college graduates to continue the conversation by reflecting on the same question. We welcome your comments and personal stories. Please email or comment online on these articles. While we work remotely, these are the best ways to reach us. more
“Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are … more
Shanghai, Jan. 23  The day before the Lunar New Year holiday began in China, I went into my Shanghai office, where I had been working as a consultant for the last 18 months. While at … more
“The Conversation” provides a bimonthly opportunity for discussion on topics of interest to the entire greater Rhode Island Jewish community. Every other month, we will offer a topic and ask our readers to write an Op-Ed of approximately 750 words. “The Conversation” is not a point/counterpoint or pro/con feature; it is our hope that readers will think about the topic, consider their own experiences and comment online at, by email to or by mail to Editor, Jewish Rhode Island, 401 Elmgrove Ave., Providence, RI 02906. We hope you’ll join in the conversation. more
Judaism has always been a complex, evolving organism with multiple perspectives that often resist one another. The priestly Sadducee literalists resisted the democratization promoted by the … more
As a person with very strong convictions about my Judaism and my Jewish practices, I have to say that I do not feel judged. I wear my convictions quite literally on my sleeve, I am proud of them and … more

The question of whether or not our climate is changing isn't nearly as controversial as that of guns or politics. There is no dispute that weather patterns are shifting, ocean levels are rising and storms are intensifying. The disagreement is over how fast the change is occurring and how much can be done to alter the inevitable. And is the change real?

As with most important questions, resources exist to help you decide what you believe and what you can or should do. Here at Jewish Rhode Island, we want to hear your opinions and ideas. Clearly, the question is complicated. And opinions are varied.

Please comment on our two writer's opinions by logging into the website and using the comments link. Or, you can comment via Facebook. And you can always send an email to

THE SCIENCE OF the climate crisis has been clear for decades, and the need for action has never been more urgent.  Reliable, peer-reviewed research shows that half of plant and animal species are at risk for extinction by the end of the century. Wildfires, droughts, hurricanes and floods will become more deadly and destructive. Millions of climate refugees will need safe haven in coming years.  This is only the tip of the iceberg.  more
H.G. Wells said, “Every time I see an adult on a bicycle I no longer despair for the future of the human race.” Wells lived in the golden age of bicycling, street cars and railroads in the late 19th century. But with the advent of the automobile, America handed over the keys to our transportation system to motorized vehicles and the fossil fuel industry. more
PENN YAN, N.Y. (JTA) – When the refineries were ablaze recently in Saudi Arabia, you might be forgiven if you forget that in the Amazon and Indonesia, forests were ablaze as … more
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