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On Friday [April 22], I attended a community seder at Touro Synagogue’s Levi Gale house opposite Touro Synagogue. I will always think of it as the Jewish Community Center. About 60 attended. … more
In a recent article in the Atlantic Monthly titled “The Tragedy of the American Military,” author James Fallows discusses, among other topics, the “reverent but disengaged attitude [of the American public] toward the military.” Fallows … more
WASHINGTON (JTA) – When considering the Vatican’s creep toward recognition of Palestinian statehood, think “Israel-Vatican” and not “Jewish-Catholic,” say Jewish officials involved in dialogue with the church. A May 13 … more
TEL AVIV (JTA) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Labor Chairman Isaac Herzog won’t be debating each other ahead of Israel’s March election, but English speakers in Tel Aviv who packed an event hall here got the next best thing: … more
This month, two different research studies have been released that shed light on the realities of American Jewish life … and Rhode Island Jewish life. The Pew Research Center, a subsidiary of the Pew Charitable Trusts, is a very highly … more
Last month I had the opportunity to travel to Philadelphia and experience my first Democratic National Convention – and what an experience it was.   As a member of the DNC Rules … more
JTA – For Americans, the definition of national identity is straightforward: It goes hand in hand with citizenship. If you are an American citizen, you are also American by nationality. The same applies to the French, Germans and many others. … more
From Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s speech to the Israeli Knesset in Jerusalem Jan. 20: Israel is the only country in the Middle East which has long anchored itself in the ideals of freedom, democracy and the rule of law. And … more
JTA – A key component that unifies a people or nation is a common language. The Jewish people are no exception; the Hebrew language is an essential element of what constitutes the Jewish nation. Hebrew often is the only common language in the … more
Between Yom Kippur services, I had the opportunity to ask my synagogue’s three wonderful rabbis a question. Why, I wished to know, do Conservative Jewish services alternate between including and not including the matriarchs in … more
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