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As part of an evening celebrating people who have acted as bridges to link diverse communities, Rabbi Wayne M. Franklin of Temple Emanu-El in Providence received a lifetime achievement award on Oct. 4 from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities. Franklin was singled out by the council for his “more than three decades of service as a faith leader, educator and advocate for civic dialogues.” Council board chair Touba Ghadessi said in giving him the award: “We will find common ground” through such work. more
On June 13, the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island gathered for its annual meeting, recognizing the past and looking to the future. For the seventh time, the group met as a combined … more
I never used the words “proof” or “evidence” in my recent submission to The Jewish Voice on “A Jewish Forgetting of Ben Franklin,” yet these words suddenly … more
According to Benjamin Franklin, two of his parables were taken “from an ancient Jewish tradition.” One of these parables is “Abraham and the Stranger” – sometimes called … more