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Chanukah In Poland

3 Tevet 5768 – December 12, 2007
Last week, we celebrated Chanukah, commemorating the repossession of the Beit HaMikdash from the hands of the mighty Greek Army.

Your Normal Isn’t My Normal

25 Kislev 5768 – December 5, 2007
A person becomes ill. In most cases his/her family will rally and be there for support.


Located in Eastern Poland, Poznan is one of the oldest and leading Jewish communities in Poland-Lithuania.

Embracing The Short Leash, A Reaction

18 Kislev 5768 – November 28, 2007
I recently published a letter from a woman named Mae. Mae could not understand why her mother, Sidney, had difficulty being accountable to her daughter for her whereabouts.

Special Chanukah Parody Edition

Question: How do you celebrate Chanukah?

Touro College, Boro Park

11 Kislev 5768 – November 21, 2007
Question: Does it bother you that an increasing number of Orthodox Jewish families don't celebrate Thanksgiving, viewing it as a secular holiday?

Not All Mourners Sit Shivah

In a family, where chronic illness lives, there are many caregivers. There is, of course, the well spouse.

Exploring Jewish Roots In Poland

Before my most recent trip to Poland I gave my readers a chance to hire me to find the town of their origin in Poland.

Embracing The Short Leash

4 Kislev 5768 – November 14, 2007
Last week, I shared a letter from a mother who wanted to call the whole compromise off as her children were not holding up their part of the deal.

Holocaust Educational Web Sites

Last week's anniversary of Kristallnacht reminded us that the Shoah happened in a relatively cultured society.

Razag Hall, Crown Heights

Question: Should rabbis insist on premarital counseling prior to officiating at weddings?

Refusing The Short Leash

26 Heshvan 5768 – November 7, 2007
On October fifth, my article called "Choking on a Short Leash" was in the Jewish Press.

Torah MiTzion Kollel In Warsaw

Every time I come to Poland there is some new sign of the resurgence of the religious Jewish community.

What To Look For When Looking Into Long Term Care Policies (Part 4)

19 Heshvan 5768 – October 31, 2007
Last week I discussed some of the things that Long Term Care (LTC) Insurance is, some that it's not, and why it is important.

Visiting The Graves Of Tzaddikim

For the past few weeks I have been describing my trip through Poland to different graves of Polish tzaddikim of the past.

Kings Highway, Brooklyn

Question: Is there really a "shidduch crisis" or is the term an exaggeration?

Why Long Term Care Insurance? (Part 3)

13 Heshvan 5768 – October 24, 2007
When my generation was young, I believed the only insurance that people cared about was life insurance.


On my many trips to Poland, I always heard of the amazing synagogue structure in Lancut.

Sweet Home Savannah

There's the old joke about two Jews deserted on an island who build three shuls. Like many attempts at humor, there is a certain degree of truth to this adage.

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn

5 Heshvan 5768 – October 17, 2007
Question: Is Israel's release of Palestinian prisoners a constructive sign of good faith or just a futile attempt at placating its enemies?

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