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JERUSALEM (JTA) – My kids are the first to tell me that God does not have a body. “But how can He write us in a book of life? God isn’t like a person, imma!” Indeed. The image of an anthropomorphic God is rife, however, throughout … more
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s victory in the Israeli elections reinforced some deeply depressing trends in Israel. The concrete outcome of the Israeli election – what the ruling coalition will be – may be unclear for several weeks.  … more
NEWPORT – Having read several recent articles about the reading of the George Washington Letter in The Jewish Voice and the 350th anniversary of the Royal Charter, I am concerned that many people are confusing religious freedom with toleration. … more
JTA – I am trying to imagine a conversation between Donald Trump’s people and a delegation of Reform rabbis and lay leaders. Rabbi Jonah Pesner, the Reform movement’s man in … more
The AIPAC 2016 Policy Conference was my first.  I was not sure what to expect other than knowing that the list of speakers read like a Who’s Who of the Washington, D.C., establishment, … more
 JTA  –  All in favor of a strong Jewish future, say “aye.” On that core question, there is resounding unanimity, but there have been some unnecessarily polarizing articles in the Jewish press suggesting that we have to select either … more
JTA – Leaders of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement say they are protesting Israel’s policies in the West Bank. They are doing far more than that. BDS advocates routinely oppose a two-state solution and seek to delegitimize the … more
On Oct. 15, 2015, anti-Semitic and racist leaflets were distributed on Providence’s East Side.  Just months ago a Brown student discovered anti-Semitic messages on the walls directly … more
On May 10, Yom ha-Zikaron was honored at the Dwares Jewish Community Center in Providence. Yom ha-Zikaron, as its name in Hebrew implies, remembers the thousands of Israeli soldiers, Jews and … more
The “Nakba” event held at Brown RISD Hillel on May 11 is alarming and sets a dangerous precedent. The event titled “Jews Facing the Nakba” – held on Yom ha-Zikaron and … more
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