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(JTA) — Long before COVID-19 arrived in Israel, devastating Israel’s Hasidic communities, the annual Lag b’Omer gathering at Mount Meron was a moment of release for Israel’s … more
(JTA) — At least 45 people were crushed to death and at least 150 wounded Thursday night in a stampede during a celebration that drew tens of thousands of haredi Orthodox Jews to the northern Israeli mountain village of Meron. more
Many Rhode Islanders spent over a week in April participating in programs centered on Israel, ranging from food, music, children and adult activities to a Netflix drama, the unfortunate … more
Rhode Islanders can join Israelis and Jews worldwide in celebrating Yom Ha’Zikaron, Israeli remembrance day, April 13-14, and Yom Ha’Atzmaut, Israeli independence day, April 14-15, with a … more
When Cantor Jeff Cornblatt opens a side door into Congregation B’nai Israel’s expansive synagogue in Woonsocket, visitors quickly become aware that the building is a gorgeous, confident, … more
Rhode Islanders can join Israelis and Jews worldwide in celebrating Yom Ha’Zikaron, Israeli remembrance day, April 13-14, and Yom Ha’Atzmaut, Israeli independence day, April 14-15, with a … more
When Passover last year became the first Jewish holiday to take place since the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic, Jews the world over struggled with novel … more
Israel is known for many things, including distilling drinkable water from the sea, but few know that Israel also distills whiskey. On March 11, Israeli Talia Garber will enlighten us with an Israeli whiskey-tasting program. Although the event will be online, Town Wine and Spirits is making a mini-set of Israeli whiskeys available for those who want to join in the tasting. But the Zoom program should be enjoyable even for those who just want to watch as Garber takes us on a journey “From Scotland to the Holy Land.” more
When I lived in New York City, I worked on the fourth floor of Furst Hall, at Yeshiva University. One of the people who worked on the other side of the fourth floor of Furst Hall was Avi … more
RootOne is an ambitious new initiative that aims to help bring tens of thousands of Jewish teens from the United States to Israel on immersive summer trips. Seeded by a $20-million gift from The … more
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