The Conversation

To carry or not: Guns in the synagogue

Thursday, September 5

We asked two members of our community to offer their views on bringing guns into our synagogues. The intent here isn't to offer pro and con opinions, just two viewpoints on a difficult issue. And we want to hear your viewpoint as well.

Thoughtful opinions and civil discourse have a home here

Friday, September 6

Newspapers have always been a place where community gathers – a town square of sorts. They are a place where people learn what is happening, hear the opinions of their neighbors, celebrate joys and recount tragedies.
d'Var Torah

Celebrate the whole person, including the imperfections

“2715 Hits Eclipsed by One Miss” read the headline in the sports section  eulogizing baseball great Bill Buckner this past spring. The mishap in Game 6 of the ’86 World …

The legacies we leave behind – writing an ethical

The power of memories on Tisha B’Av

Lessons from a failed rebellion in the desert

Editor's column

Looking back at Jewish Rhode Island in 5779

This is a time of introspection for many of us. We’ve welcomed 5780 with joy and anticipation. We’ve heard the sound of the shofar and look forward to the coming days. And we look …

We’re starting ‘The Conversation’

Learning opportunities are all around us

No summer break for Jewish Rhode Island

Both sides of the story

Mike Fink

From a Caribbean island to Rhode Island, ties that bind

I’d been planning my pilgrimage to the place where patriotism was born and bred: the bleak, black isle of Sint Eustatius.     “Don’t go there, there’s nowhere to swim, nothing to see, nothing to do,” advised a pair of sophisticated travelers I sometimes see at the pool at the local Marriott.   “Cruise ships avoid it altogether,” they claimed.  

Letters to the editor

Hamilton House: Where learning never ages

Wednesday, October 2

Your editorial in the August issue (“Learning opportunities are all around us”) provided a great discussion about learning opportunities in our community. A hidden treasure that was not …

Philbin’s speech

Wednesday, October 2

I attended Lt. Col. Philbin’s talk last night [Sept. 17 at PHDS] and I thought, wow, here is a real-life Righteous Gentile in our midst!  He was down to earth, humorous, and straight …

From the archives

So many wonderful memories in my personal history …

“Breaking up is hard to do”– Song by Neil Sedaka How true, how true these words are. I cannot remember the rest of the lyrics, or even much of the melody. Still, that line keeps …

An unsung American journalist is Righteous Among the Nations

Purim – how sweet it is!

In remembrance of Armistice Day