Fran Ostendorf
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Who would have thought? On a recent rainy Monday, four Israel-oriented programs were scheduled in our community. Whether or not you agree with the viewpoints presented in these programs, you have … more
Do you find that you have trouble slowing down? After the introspection and renewal of the high holidays, do you launch back into your schedule with the vigor of a speeding train? I know I do. … more
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 … more
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 … more
You are never old enough, or wise enough, to stop learning. No matter what I do or where I go, I pick up some tidbit of information that causes me to stop and think, “Hmmm. I … more
Surprise! We’re here in July! That’s right. There’s no more summer break for your Jewish Rhody team. When Jewish Rhode Island switched to a monthly publication, we also decided … more
Why do we present many points of view in a Jewish newspaper? How can we be pro-Israel when we discuss BDS in a positive light? On the opinion pages in the last two newspapers, Jewish … more
We are all crazy about our pets. I am reminded of that each year when we get ready for our annual Pet Issue, one of our most popular special editions. This year, with the switch to monthly … more
It’s April, the season of showers, flowers, spring, cleaning and Passover! Yes, Passover. It’s not too early to begin thinking about our springtime holiday commemorating our … more
It’s the beginning of March and my thoughts are turning to spring. Who can blame me? We haven’t had a lot of snow this winter, but we’ve had our share of cold temperatures. And … more
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