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Beth David explores interfaith relations

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Harris Chorney, president of Congregation Beth David, Narragansett, introduces the panel of guests during a discussion on interfaith relations in Rhode Island held at Congregation Beth David on April …



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I am surrounded by smart people who are never at a loss for words. Friends, family members, colleagues are all capable speakers with lots of valuable things to say. I, on the other hand, start …

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The price of silence

Bontshe Shvayg, Bontshe the Silent One, “was born in silence. He lived in silence. He died in silence.  And he was buried in a silence greater yet.” The great Polish Yiddish …

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URI students react to anti-Semitic fliers with calls for peace and unity

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A printer hack during spring break at U.S. universities caught the eye of national media in March. The neo-Nazi group Daily Stormer claimed responsibility for the hack, which resulted in hundreds of …

Rabbi Pesner brings his social justice message to R.I.

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Rabbi Jonah Pesner has a cause and a message that should resonate with Jews everywhere. As Jews finish the Pesach season, and the refugee crisis in Europe continues, Pesner, director of the …

National pride a key takeaway from Israel mission

Imagine for a moment that you had served in the military, and that your mother and father served before you, and that your sister and brother and son and daughter are now serving.  Further …

Around the seder table in Newport

‘Embrace of the Jewish community’ helps during parent’s death


Re: Anti-Semitism at area campuses (April 1)

Thank you for reporting on the most recent expression of Jew-hatred at Brown University, this time committed at Marcy House, a predominately Jewish residence hall whose walls were defaced with …

Re: Pew findings (March 18)

Re: Ruth Gruber (March 4)


Seasonal soup a spring treat

(The Nosher via JTA) – Trying to eat seasonally? One of the earliest spring crops is asparagus, a perennial plant that yields for up to 20 years after the plants are established. Asparagus can …

Cook up a Mother’s Day to remember

Don’t spend 40 years wandering around for Kosher wine this year – we’ve got you covered!