Fran Ostendorf
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Like all of you, we have just celebrated our second pandemic Passover. Our seder, once again, was largely a Zoom connection. But unlike last year, this year my extended family was able to gather … more
Many people are talking about it, so I took a look at my trusty sources to see if this has really become a thing. Urban Dictionary to the rescue! It has a definition for Zoom fatigue. Many of you … more
We had just heard about this new virus that originated in Wuhan, China. Globally, cases were few. In the U.S., it seemed to be centered in Washington state. But health experts were starting to talk … more
Have you made a commitment to your health and well-being? Are you keeping yourself healthy? While your answers to these questions have always been important, they’ve taken on extra meaning … more
Putting together the annual “Year in Review” article every December is like taking a short trip down memory lane. It’s always an interesting exercise to take a look back at a year, … more
As I sit down to write this column, Election Day 2020 is still several days in front of us. As you open this issue of Jewish Rhode Island, the election is behind us – but the outcome may … more
Do you have election fatigue? Left vs. right; accusations, fake news and lies; Russian and Chinese misinformation; sorting through mixed and confusing messages. Are you ready to shut down and … more
Every year, I take some time for reflection right about now. We are, after all, in the month of Elul, which leads us to the High Holy Days.  Reflection and introspection are part of what many of … more
I wish I could assure you that this will be my last correspondence about life on hold. But I’m pretty sure there will be more in the months to come. Regular readers might notice that from my … more
In past years, July marked the beginning of the lazy, hazy days of summer. Warm temperatures and the vacation season sent us outdoors to crowd parks and beaches. Sneak a day off from work to go to a … more
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