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Ahead of the Trump-Putin summit, 5 things you probably didn't know about Finland and the Jews

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JTA – Next week’s summit meeting between President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Finland recasts the Scandinavian nation in a role it had not occupied in …
Editor's column

Our personal seasons

The Boston Jewish Food conference last Sunday provided an opportunity to learn about food insecurity, food injustice and general issues surrounding food and community. A full day of workshops …

A plea for civility

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A taste of what’s to come

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Alliance annual meeting recognizes community leadership

Friday, June 22

On June 13, the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island gathered for its annual meeting, recognizing the past and looking to the future. For the seventh time, the group met as a combined …
From the Alliance President

Reflecting on the past, looking toward the future

These remarks were presented June 13 at the seventh annual meeting of the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island. They are slightly edited for publication.   Last year I sat in the …
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How Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh could affect issues that matter to Jews

Tuesday, July 10

JTA – President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, a Republican establishment favorite who has worked in the George W. Bush administration, has triggered reactions from …

‘Road to Valor’ is a thrilling read about a righteous man

Though its authors insist that “Road to Valor” is “a work of nonfiction,” the book reads like a novel.  Its pages are filled with vivid descriptions and the pacing …

The Guide to Jewish Life, 2017-18 issue

Southern New England's only comprehensive directory of Jewish services, business and leadership.

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Marching in Bristol

The Jewish War Veterans of the USA, Department of Rhode Island, took part in the 233rd Bristol Fourth of July Parade. It was a hot, humid day for the marchers but the parade went on!

End of the year fun!

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Dr. Mel B. Yoken receives the French Legion of Honor award

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Tales of long ago – with a Yiddish twist

The found Magen David – and its long heritage

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Why synagogues started putting American flags in the sanctuary

Thursday, July 5

JTA – Jewish tourists from North America are likely to notice one big difference when visiting synagogues around the world. Though a plethora of symbols, such as stars of David and menorahs, may be …


Why do Palestinians deserve statehood?

Friday, June 22

Once again violent Palestinians with Hamas are seen rioting against Israeli ‘’occupiers” of their land. This …


Brighten and awaken summer flavors

FAMILY FEATURES – Summer provides an abundance of delicious, fresh-picked flavors, giving home chefs plenty of opportunities to use them in both classic recipes and newfound favorites. From …