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

Jacob and Esau take a journey with relevance today

In this week’s Torah portion, Toledot, the narrative begins with the origins of Isaac and Rebecca’s twin sons, Jacob and Esau. Isaac pleads with God on behalf of Rebecca who, …

Of blind obedience and the lessons of Parashat Vareya

It’s divine to be human and human to be divine

Gloom and doom at the season of our rejoicing

Editor's column

Roots forged in steel

Pittsburgh has a strong draw on its natives and anyone who has spent much time in the city once known for its steel mills. We’ve learned about this in the past few weeks as people …

A milestone and a goal

Name-calling should never be normal

How will you use your talents this year?

New hope for civility in a time of loss


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 …

Rabbi James Rosenberg

‘Cruel, only to be kind’

Thursday, November 8

The magic carpet of literature

Thursday, October 25

‘The chosen people’ or ‘a chosen people’?

Friday, October 12

Con smania, with passion

Thursday, September 20

In praise of pluralism

Friday, September 7

Letters to the editor

Government officials add insult to injury

Thursday, November 8

The horrific massacre that took place at a synagogue in Pittsburgh was made worse by two of the highest officials in the US government.  President Trump initially responded by saying that …

Re: Upsetting the Balance (Aug. 24)

Thursday, September 20

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; …

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