Religion

Sons Of Jacob Open House

(6.25) With klezmer and snacks and some eye-popping architectural treasures. Hosted by Doors Open RI this event provides an opportunity to learn the history of the Sons of Jacob Synagogue, where a small group continues to worship, and their plans for the future. The original synagogue dates to 1906 when there was a large Jewish …

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‘Sine Nomine’ Perform Requiem At St. Martin’s

(1.20) This Friday the Sine Nomine choral ensemble will be performing Ein Deutsches Requiem by Johannes Brahms, the 1866 edition with chamber choir and four hand piano. Johannes Brahms transcribed an alternative edition of his beloved Ein Deutsches Requiem with accompaniment of four hands on one piano. This more intimate and transparent version was premiered …

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Roger Williams Memorial — New Exhibit To Be Installed

Coming soon, “New and Dangerous Opinions.” No word on whether our old friend here will have a role to play in the new installation. And while this weirdly tarted-up mannequin (eyeliner?) has grown on me over the years, it’s quite tall and, ironically,* visitors must always be looking up his nostrils. (I believe the statue …

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Suggested Viewing For Blasphemers, Heretics, Etc.

I defy you not to laugh at the centurions trying-not-to-laugh scene. “Life of Brian” got a big thumbs up from Roger Ebert who reminds us, The difficulty with a literal interpretation of the Bible is that it is a translation of a translation of a translation of documents that were chosen by the early church …

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There Is No Test For Religion

And Bill Rappleye should know that. Rather than forcing the candidates in last night’s debate to profess a particular religious belief, a more enlightened questioner might have confronted Cianci with the protections embedded in the U.S. Constitution. Article VI [3] states that “. . . no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification …

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Pope And Mussolini At Athenaeum

(4.10) Historian David Kertzer will discuss his book The Pope And Mussolini: the Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe Thursday evening at the Providence Athenaeum. The Pope and Mussolini tells the story of two men who came to power in 1922, and together changed the course of twentieth-century history. …

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