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JORI’s Kara Liberman is a big fan of Jewish summer camps – and unplugged campers

Monday, December 9, 2019

Kara Liberman and camp just seem to go together. Camp JORI’s new director is a  bundle of energy, and camp is her “thing.” The North Andover, Massachusetts, resident grew …
In the community

Alliance turns to renewable electricity sources

Monday, December 9, 2019

The Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island expects to begin to get 100% of its electricity from renewable sources in the second quarter of 2020. The board of directors gave the green light to proceed with these plans at its November meeting.

Hazon program encourages sustainability

Monday, December 9, 2019

NEW YORK – Hazon, the Jewish Lab for Sustainability, has reached a record 90th participant in its national Hazon Seal of Sustainability program, a comprehensive education and outreach program designed to help Jewish organizations to reduce waste and encourage healthier living.  “This has been the year that a critical mass of people have started to really take the climate crisis seriously. It’s an issue in the U.S. elections. It’s an issue in the U.K. elections. Joining the Hazon Seal of Sustainability program demonstrates that Jewish institutions are stepping up to take responsibility and have committed to making changes.
Editor's column

A new decade is cause for reflection

As a new decade dawns, I was curious to look back at the past 10 years. The passage of time becomes something you are more conscious of as you age. I wrote about this last month and it’s …

Many opportunities for civil discourse

Step away from the rat race

Looking back at Jewish Rhode Island in 5779

We’re starting ‘The Conversation’

Learning opportunities are all around us

Obituaries

Anne Teifeld, 75

3 days ago

Sylvia Zalkind, 100

3 days ago

Natalie Knasin, 85

3 days ago

Robert Glashow, 89

3 days ago

Daniel Siegel, 84

Sunday, January 5

Larry Rubin, 73

Sunday, January 5

Lawrence Prinz, 64

Sunday, January 5

Barbara Lappin, 95

Sunday, January 5

IT SEEMS TO ME
Back in the autumn of 2000, in the midst of an unfolding tragedy in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, my daughter Karen, then 26 years old, phoned me to give voice to her anger and …
It could have happened …

At first glance, it would seem absurd to link in any way, shape or form the life of the renowned 17th-century rationalist philosopher Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677) with that of the major …

Other news

'Singing the Dream' features new work, Harlem choir

On Jan. 26, “Singing the Dream,” an annual civic and cultural event, will bring together singers from all walks of life for an afternoon of song and fellowship in tribute to the life and legacy of civil rights leader and American hero, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

‘Behind the Book’ series brings authors to community

Author series comes to URI Jan. 29

Alliance to hold inclusion event during Jewish disabilities awareness month

Shabbos Project

What makes a Jewish space holy?

Opinion

Trump is correct: Jewish settlements in West Bank don’t violate international law

Monday, December 9, 2019

Many of my friends were appalled when, on Nov. 18, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the United States was changing its position on Israel’s settlement policy in the area known as the West Bank.

Letters

West Bank controversy

Wednesday, January 8

In his defense of the legality of Jewish settlements in the West Bank, Stephen Snow (December 2019) parrots Israeli government talking points.  Snow is entitled to share the Israeli …

Sharing the dream

Wednesday, January 8

Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. were close friends back in 1965. They shared the dream that our nation should be “a place where civil and human rights …

Food
This originally appeared on The Nosher. Winter months require a steady stream of comfort food for survival. But the start of the year also brings a time when people are more health-focused, perhaps even cutting their meat intake.
Chickpeas are set for world domination in 2020

This article originally appeared on The Nosher. The 2010s saw chickpeas rise to fame in the manner that God always intended. The king of chickpea dishes, hummus, turned from a hippy health food to a fridge staple. This was great in terms of accessibility, but not so great for preserving the authenticity of the dish. I’ve said it once, I’ll say it a thousand times: Hummus is not a catchall term for dip. It means “chickpea” in Arabic, so if a product contains little-to-no chickpeas and too many other funky ingredients (edamame, pumpkin and beetroot come to mind), it is not hummus.