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Here’s what it costs to put your synagogue under armed guard

Thursday, November 22

NEW YORK (JTA) – After a mass shooting in a heavily Jewish area shocked the nation, Rabbi Yakov Saacks felt like his Long Island congregation was at risk.   So the rabbi had 17 …

Local security on the increase

Thursday, November 22

In Rhode Island the Jewish Alliance is working with synagogues, day schools, agencies, Chabad Houses and university Hillels to make sure security is at the highest level. Since Oct. 27, you may …
Editor's column

Eight splendid points of light

I am reminded at Hanukkah of the importance of light. Each night we add another candle to the hanukkiah, and it glows more brightly, whether you place it in your window or on a table in your …

Your Voice, better than ever

Roots forged in steel

A milestone and a goal

Name-calling should never be normal

How will you use your talents this year?


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Dispatch from Chicago: The kishke chronicles

Thursday, November 22

CHICAGO – We are in the celebrated, cavernous Manny’s Cafeteria & Delicatessen and I’ll give this to you straight: I am eating kishke, an Eastern European sausage-like …

Double your impact on ‘Giving Tuesday’

Thursday, November 22

Alan Hassenfeld has a challenge for the Rhode Island Jewish community … raise $18,000 in one day. Tuesday, Nov. 27, typically known as “Giving Tuesday,” will be called …

Honor thy father

What binds together the 10 short stories in Daniel Shansky’s  “Decalogue” (Curly’s Mojo, publisher, 2018) is that each of them is a commentary, directly or …

The Guide to Jewish Life, 2017-18 issue

Southern New England's only comprehensive directory of Jewish services, business and leadership.


Voting is a sacred obligation

Thursday, October 25

Sometime last year, leaders in the Jewish community realized that the state primary election fell on the second day of Rosh Hashanah. When approached with the conflict, Secretary of State Nellie …


Re: Rising anti-Semitism (Nov. 9)

Thursday, December 6

Larry Kessler’s article about Jonathan Weisman quotes the dramatic rise in hate and anti-Semitism in the past 20 months. Let’s be  rational. Check figures for the past 20 …


Had enough of frying? Try these apple bars

Apple Bars Ingredients Dough: 2 cups white whole-wheat flour 1/2 cup raw cane sugar 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoo salt 1 cup butter 2 beaten egg …