Letters to the editor
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It’s that time of year when people looking to join a synagogue go “shul shopping” and visit various synagogues. It’s also a time when synagogues hold open houses to recruit … more
When hatred and intolerance appear in our midst, we have an obligation to name it clearly and unambiguously. We have an obligation to use language to clarify, not to obfuscate. We have an obligation … more
The original Touro family and friends of the 1600s were shipowners, and bequeathed a princely sum for the upkeep and preservation of their local  Sephardic synagogue, arguably the first … more
Do readers know the meaning of these disparaging words used in the 1940s to insult Jewish people: “Bagel Bender,” “Jewish Lumberjack” or … more
In his May 19 “Shabbat Shalom” newsletter, Alliance President and CEO  Jeffrey Savit proclaimed May 22 to be “Rhode Island Jewish Community Employee Appreciation … more
The Weaver Library in East Providence showed an anti-settler, anti-Israel movie on April 17. The movie called “The Settlers” demonizes the settlers and settlements as the main cause of … more
Last week [April 17], I attended the East Providence Weaver Library’s showing of “The Settlers,” a two-hour documentary by Israeli-American filmmaker Shimon Dotan. The film … more
I am writing in response to the ad by stop.iran.now.ri on page 16. The ad is racist, and inaccurate. If one would have spent five minutes fact checking the claims made by the ad you would have … more
While expressions of support from our non-Jewish neighbors, such as the Never Again rally that took place on March 5, are appreciated, they expose a fundamental misunderstanding or unwillingness to … more
I am in full support of David Friedman as the next Ambassador to Israel from the United States. David is one of America’s most respected and accomplished attorneys, David is held in … more
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