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

The legacies we leave behind – writing an ethical

Knowing that he will die before he is able to lead the Israelites into the Promised Land, Moses wants to remind the people of all the lessons they have learned in the desert and the values they will …

The power of memories on Tisha B’Av

Lessons from a failed rebellion in the desert

We are all very important people

Editor's column

We’re starting ‘The Conversation’

This is traditionally our biggest issue, and our sales team and local advertisers have come through this year. The robust advertising in this issue reflects just how involved our community can …

Learning opportunities are all around us

No summer break for Jewish Rhode Island

Both sides of the story

Our annual tribute to our furry friends

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

Lifelong Learning Collaborative

Friday, September 13

In the August issue of Jewish Rhode Island, editor Fran Ostendorf has an editorial titled “Learning opportunities are all around us,” and starts the editorial as follows:  “You …

Remembering Sid Goldstein

Friday, September 13

When I joined the Brown-RISD Hillel board, Professor Goldstein was already an honorary trustee.  What I remember most about Sid from my years as board president is that he never missed a …

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