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Arthur Robbins and I became good friends through some historical projects decades ago. About 25 years ago , he invited me to conduct oral-history interviews with his dear aunt, Eve Medoff … more
Though the judicial reform protests continue on the streets of Israel, with all sorts of sub-protests and counter-protests, everyday life continues as well. No matter where … more
For 30 years, Betsey and I have enjoyed spending a few days each summer at a beach town in southern Maine.   Our kids grew up visiting this enclave, and now both our grandkids have begun to feel … more
This tale relates to my previous one about visiting art museums in Texas. In July 1991, having already visited some impressive examples in Fort Worth and Dallas, I headed to another crossroads: … more
On our first flying vacation since COVID arrived, Betsey and I recently visited Los Angeles, my hometown. We were eager to see my siblings, their spouses and the towering new social hall built by the … more
We now have a cease-fire in the recent war between Israel and Hamas. This was a violent and horrific conflict that presented an existential threat to Israel. The Israel Defense Forces’ … more
Growing up in Providence and Barrington with two white moms, I never thought there was anything different; Skin color never mattered in my family. But when I walked out in this world of ours, skin … more
EDITOR’S NOTE: In the April 2019 edition of Jewish Rhode Island, “Brown Divest referendum ‘deeply harmful’ ” offered   an opinion on the student referendum vote … more
After a quiet and steady bull market in 2017, stock market volatility returned with a stomach-churning vengeance in late 2018, conjuring unpleasant memories of the Great Recession of a decade ago and … more
If you’re thinking about working as long as possible to increase your retirement savings, you may be wondering whether you can receive Social Security retirement benefits while you’re … more
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