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 A three-part program, “Light in the Midst of Darkness,” highlighting resistance and resilience during the Holocaust, will be presented at Temple Emanu-El, in Providence, during the … more
“So even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths … more
I’ve always loved bonsai – which, according to Wikipedia, is defined as “the Japanese art of growing and shaping miniature trees in containers.” When I lived in Brooklyn, New … more
A dozen seniors sit in a semicircle and dance. They raise their arms, tap their toes and swivel in their chairs. They follow the movements of their gregarious instructor, Rachel Balaban, as the … more
PROVIDENCE – “Gitchie, gitchie, ya-ya, da-da (hey, hey, hey)/Gitchie, gitchie, ya-ya, here.” This inane lyric from LaBelle’s 1974 hit song “Lady Marmalade,” which opens John Logan’s Tony Award-winning "Moulin Rouge! The Musical," speaks volumes about everything that comes after. more
PROVIDENCE – The Sisterhood of Temple Beth-El has transformed its annual Hanukkah sale into an Artisan Marketplace and Scholastic Book Fair, which members hope will attract shoppers from … more
(JTA) — “Saturday Night Live” returned to the air for its 49th season with a somber reflection on the Israeli-Hamas war by former cast member Pete Davidson. In the “cold open,” the Staten Island native spoke directly to the camera, reminding audiences that his father, a New York City firefighter, was killed in the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. more
Ari Shapiro doesn’t seem to fit the mold of a cabaret performer. After all, the NPR journalist is best known as one of the co-hosts of the afternoon news and features radio show “All … more
Rabbi Michael Wolk was nervous when he stepped foot onto his synagogue’s bimah in May 2021 – but not because his congregation was returning to in-person prayer after a pandemic … more
A lot has happened since 2013, when Joshua Harmon’s play “Bad Jews” was first staged, at the Roundabout Theatre Company in New York City. True, antisemitism was thriving in 2013, but the decade since has been even more frightening for American Jews: Antisemitic violence in the U.S. is now at an all-time high, according to the Anti-Defamation League. more
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