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For four decades, Patricia Raskin has delighted in interviewing people and turning those interviews into columns and broadcast and internet radio shows. Raskin, who is a columnist for Jewish Rhode … more
The students at the Providence Hebrew Day School gathered recently to express their gratitude to Mr. Elliott for being the crossing guard at the corner of Elmgrove Avenue and Savoy Street for the … more
Jews and slavery in the Atlantic world of the American colonial era is the subject of the first program in Touro Synagogue Foundation’s Winter 2022 Judah Touro Program Series. Guest speaker, … more
Hate crimes and antisemitic incidents hit a record high in the United States in 2021, even right here in our beloved Ocean State. In November, antisemitic flyers left in yards in Warwick and North … more
Excavations in Israel can elicit protests and even lead to threats of war. I recall a time, decades ago, when I went to visit an American cousin who was spending the summer … more
David Mandelbaum is proud to say that he comes from a generous family – a family that knows the true meaning of tzedakah (righteousness/charitable giving). His … more
Eliezer Marcus, who became the rabbi at Sha’arei Tefilla, in Providence, this past August, comes from a family of rabbis. “My father was a congregational rabbi in Toronto, Canada, for … more
A few weeks ago, in the dark of night, antisemites spread their hatred around Warwick and North Providence. Hundreds of leaflets were littered throughout neighborhoods, spreading antisemitic vitriol … more
One election, then another one, and another one. The first time I was able to vote was on April 9, 2019. I remember how excited I was. I was already a soldier, and I was voting in my uniform, … more
PROVIDENCE – Ruth Oppenheim was only 9 years old when the men in her small town in Germany went on a rampage, dragging her father out of the house and terrifying her mother and siblings. It … more
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