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I had the privilege to spend this past year in Israel studying advanced topics in Judaism at the Darchei Binah seminary in Jerusalem. As I furthered my knowledge in Judaic studies, I also delved … more
Nir Cafri will be the new Israeli shaliach (emissary) to the Rhode Island Jewish Community, thanks to the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island in partnership with the Jewish Agency for Israel. … more
PROVIDENCE – Some 1,200 Jews from all over the U.S. and other nations gathered at the Rhode Island Convention Center July 31-Aug. 5 for the National Jewish Retreat.  The retreat is a … more
FORTE DEI MARMI, ITALY – Shabbat shalom from this gorgeous beach town on the Tuscan coast near Pisa and Carrara.   Yes, in this upscale resort in this heavily Catholic country, … more
ROME, ITALY – Micol Piazza, our guide on a tour of the historic Jewish quarter here, is full of emotion as she speaks, and I tremble as I listen to her recount the horror of the German roundup of some 1,000 Roman Jews on Oct. 16, 1943. Most of them lived on these few blocks, in what for centuries had been a ghetto. Piazza says of the Nazis, “With the help of the Italian police, they had the names of the Jews. They were right here. It was Shabbat. Sukkot. People were sleeping in their homes.’’ more
The merger of the Jewish Seniors Agency and Jewish Family Service into Jewish Collaborative Services continues as the two agencies moved into one building, at 1165 N. Main St. in Providence, at … more
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 … more
JTA – Like many heavily Orthodox sections of Brooklyn, Borough Park has been served for decades by an all-male volunteer ambulance corps called Hatzalah. The corps caters to a religious Jewish … more
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 … more
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! more
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