An homage to my recalcitrant Swedish heroes

Friday, September 7

I’d been planning this project for many a season – a poetic pilgrimage, a mission impossible – to visit the graves of two heroic Scandinavian figures who left no legacy in ash …
d'Var Torah

Gloom and doom at the season of our rejoicing

For the “time of our rejoicing,” as the Rabbis like to call Sukkot, the holiday has a curious custom.  On the Sabbath of Sukkot, the nihilistic book of Kohelet (Ecclesiastes) is …

Torah and t’shuvah as we get ready for Days of Awe

Waking up to gratefulness

The blessings of the tithe include Shabbat

Editor's column

How will you use your talents this year?

I have the opportunity to see a lot of good work being done in our community. And much of that work is done by many, many volunteers. Whether they are helping out at a community Mitzvah Day, …

New hope for civility in a time of loss

Change is in the air

Ode to the sticky note

Our personal seasons


Different paths to mourning and repentance

As is well-known among those familiar with Israel, the country has a unique way of mourning. On Holocaust Remembrance Day and Israel’s Memorial Day, sirens sound throughout the country. For …

Letters to the editor

Re: Upsetting the Balance (Aug. 24)

Yesterday at 9:09 PM

I recently read Rabbi Rosenberg’s article in the Jewish Voice, Upsetting the Balance. This is very disturbing to read that not only does he not support Israel’s National State law; …

‘Hate Spaces’

Thursday, August 9

Rhode Island Coalition for Israel (RICI) was formed by grassroots Jews and Christians in support of the State of Israel, the Jewish people and Judeo-Christian values. Because our …

From the archives

The story of a once vibrant community and its synagogue

Anyone of a certain age who grew up in the north end of Providence knows that there was once a thriving synagogue there called Sons of Zion. The building proudly stood on Orms Street, near …

‘The Orange Lady’

A tale of two tailors

This and that throughout R.I.’s history