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

Balancing the past with the future during these Days of Awe

A cartoon that once appeared in the New Yorker pictures a man saying to his therapist, “But I love the past, I grew up there!”   How true that is. Let’s face it, as Rhode …

The power and danger of ‘because’

Torah tales affirm that we all count

Getting lost might be just what we need

Editor's column

The joy of gathering together

It is remarkable how seemingly disparate groups can blend together in some situations. I attended a couple of family events recently that really made me realize how magical this blending can be. …

New England summers aren’t what they used to be

Respect every Jewish journey

Let’s fight hate together

Community journalism is more important than ever

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 prose of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel

Sunday, September 3

Who was the J writer of our Torah?

Friday, August 4

‘Certainty is an illusion’

Friday, July 7

The unifying power of Hebrew

Thursday, June 1

Going through our world astonished

Thursday, May 4

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