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Erin Moseley and Aji Mussafeer /COURTESY | JUDY MOSELEYErin Moseley and Aji Mussafeer /COURTESY | JUDY MOSELEYWhen you asked me two years ago if my two children were ever going to get married, my answer would have been “I certainly hope so but nothing is in the near future.”  Oops, I spoke too soon.  The year of 2015 will be very exciting in the Moseley family.  My son, Mark, will be marrying in August and my daughter, Erin, will be marrying in November.

I now officially have wedding on the brain.  Thank goodness it is not two daughters.  I have dreams about wedding disasters and keep a to-do list by my bed. 

Here begins your “Fiddler on the Roof” experience. The little girl you carried has turned overnight into a beautiful sunflower. She’s engaged to a nice man, a good man, true love. He’s promised she’ll be happy, and now it’s time to plan the wedding. Father knows best, right?

Dr. Gerty Theresa Radnitz Cori with husband Dr. Carl F. Cori.Dr. Gerty Theresa Radnitz Cori with husband Dr. Carl F. Cori.It was early in the 20th century (1905) when the Nobel Peace Prize was first awarded to a woman – Baroness Bertha Sophie Felicita von Suttner, a leader of the international peace movement. It took nearly another half century before the Nobel Prize was awarded to a woman in the sciences. On Dec. 10, 1947, the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine was awarded to Dr. Gerty Theresa Radnitz Cori jointly with her husband Dr. Carl F. Cori, and Dr. Bernardo A. Houssay.

 

BARBARA KENERSONBARBARA KENERSONIn a perfect world, both halves of a couple share the same investment goals and agree on the best way to try to reach them. It doesn’t always work that way, though; disagreements about money are often a source of friction between couples. You may be risk averse while your spouse may be comfortable investing more aggressively – or vice versa. How can you bridge that gap?

 

Ladies’ Hebrew Union Aid from the 1930s. /Rhode Island Jewish Historical AssociationLadies’ Hebrew Union Aid from the 1930s. /Rhode Island Jewish Historical AssociationLet us begin with some statistics. Between 1880 and 1916, 21 Jewish women’s organizations received charters from the State of Rhode Island: one each in Pawtucket, Bristol and Woonsocket; three in Newport; the remainder in Providence. These were the years of the massive emigrations from Eastern Europe, when so many newcomers needed help, and Jewish communities were just beginning to take shape. The founders of these organizations were, with few exceptions, immigrants themselves who undertook the tremendous task of helping their neighbors through difficult times.