It’s our shared responsibility to fight hate

Our state’s motto is simply “Hope.” For many right now, feelings of hope may feel distant and difficult to achieve. But we must remember, we all have a responsibility to one …

From the publisher

A plan to create a stronger Jewish community

Friday, October 2, 2020

In December 2019 I sat in a Newport living room with more than 25 members of our community, and I listened. The group was diverse in age, diverse in denomination, and diverse in politics and …

d'Var Torah

Finding joy and meaning in Pesach during this difficult time Finding joy and meaning in Pesach during this difficult time

Pesach is a joyous celebration of our physical redemption from the land of Egypt. We host or attend sederim, during which we eat foods that connect us to the events of the narrative, we share the …

Our individual and collective responsibilities

Diversity enriches Judaism

Live up to your name

Editor's column

L’dor vador: Our traditions keep us close

It’s not easy being far from family, especially during different, and sometimes difficult, life-cycle changes. More people than ever seem to be experiencing the trials and tribulations of …

Spring is in the air!

The editor’s life, in all its messiness

You may not agree with everything we print – and that’s fine

Spread light during this dark December

Mike Fink

There’s more to Columbus than meets the eye

Did you know that a pigeon is a dove and that the word “columbus” means just that in Latin, the bird that makes a cooing, melancholy melody over all the continents and builds …

Rabbi James Rosenberg

The ironies of ‘colorblind’ America

Friday, April 5

How to be Jewish in the diaspora

Friday, March 1

The trauma of COVID gives way to new worries

Friday, February 2

A psalm that makes us squirm

Sunday, January 7

Revenge is dangerous

Sunday, December 3, 2023

Larry Kessler

Ups and downs of the ‘new normal’

Friday, October 2, 2020

In the summer of 2019, well before our lives were upended by the seemingly never-ending “new normal,” I wrote a column about how my wife and I were about to become empty-nesters. At that …

From the archives

From generation to generation

Seventy years ago, David Charak Adelman saw his idea for a new organization become a reality. For many years, Adelman had been collecting “Rhode Island Americana” – printed …

Spring cleaning reveals old memories

Spring of 1951 revisited

The beautiful tea cups nobody wants