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New Year’s greetings, from then to now

Thursday, September 15

The month of Elul is here, the time for reflection, penitence, and asking forgiveness of those we may have wronged. We greet people we meet with wishes for a good year. To family and friends near and far, we send greetings.   Elul is also …
Editor's column

Hope for a happy year

This is the season of new beginnings. Before you know it, the year will change and it will be 5777. The days leading up to that change are a time to do a little reflecting on life. I recently …


Shirley Factoroff, 95

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Willy Falk, 88

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Raisa Kerdman, 97

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Sadie Muffs, 98

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Signs of the times

Friday, September 16

The Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island’s board room came alive Sept. 8 during a special news conference to celebrate the signing of the Holocaust-Genocide bill. The program featured Governor Gina Raimondo, who spoke on the merits of the …

6 new children’s books for the Jewish New Year

Friday, September 16

JTA – Get ready: 5777 is arriving soon. And a new Jewish year means a fresh crop of top-notch Jewish books for kids.   This year, not one but two new Rosh Hashanah books are penned by Eric A. Kimmel, the master storyteller whose …

Affirming our black-Jewish alliance

“[T]here is no doubt that the phrase ‘Black Lives Matter’ resonates with Jewish beliefs and history.  Jews hear the words not as divisive but as a call to moral …
Rosh Hashanah

I challenge you to focus on the positives

(Kveller via JTA) – Two essential parts of preparing for Rosh Hashanah, our clean slate for the year, are+ asking forgiveness from anyone we wronged and making a list (mental or …

Millennials want to serve. Jewish tradition tells them how.

JTA – When lowering my shoulder, planting my feet and pushing hard to make something happen, I love to reflect on the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s exhortation to act with “the …


Re: Letter (Sept. 2)

In three hundred words or less Ron Stuart seems confused about my aims, those of the Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence (RICAGV)...

Re: It’s indisputable (Sept. 2)


At last: The easiest Rosh Hashanah dinner ever

(JTA) – Some people take great pride and pleasure in planning their Rosh Hashanah menus for weeks or months in advance, chugging away at kugels and cakes and soup to put in the freezer. I …

Celebrity chefs share their Rosh Hashanah favorites