Question: Impressed or disappointed with the turnout at this year's Salute to Israel Parade?
We all have a filter, should we choose to use it. It is the sensitive part of us that allows us to hear what we are about to say before it leaves our mouth.
The synagogue buildings that survived are among the last remaining vestiges of Jewish life in Poland today.
Question: Some critics feel the Holocaust has come to define Jewish identity in America and that it takes away from other aspects of Jewish life and culture. Agree?
I have often written about how important respite is for the caregiver.
One of the most frequently asked questions about Jewish life in Poland is, "Are there still Jews there?"
We all have preconceived notions that we accept as real and never challenge.
Question: Popular radio personality Don Imus was fired last week over racial cracks he made about the Rutgers women's basketball team. Your reaction?
Most well spouses live their years as care givers without any one giving a care about them.
Whenever I meet people, and they find out I write about Jewish life in Poland, invariably they have questions.
Last week I discussed a situation where one child has taken in an ageing and ill parent to live with them and finds that his/her siblings are not contributing to the parent's care.
Question: Every year, new non-edible kosher for Passover products arrive in stores. Have we gone too far, or are we simply being justifiably stringent in observing Pesach?
The exhibit "And I Still See Their Faces," at the Yeshiva University Museum in the Jewish History Center in N.Y., was the site of a gala reception honoring two of Polish Jewry's greatest friends, Mr. Sigmund Rolat and Wayne Zuckerman.
Question: Is there any way to achieve peace between Israelis and Palestinians?
I received a letter from a distraught mother and her daughter. After all the children were married, the mother took her elderly parent in to live with them.
There is a saying that is often quoted by older parents that one mother can take care of 10 children but 10 children cannot take care of one mother.
Whenever I go to Poland I make a point of visiting the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw.
What is normal? It really can be anything we get used to.
Question: Are you concerned about global warming?
Half of the 20 tombstones in the Jewish cemetery of Swidin were broken March 1, according to Albert Stankowski of the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Warsaw. "This was done during the same time as the Claims Conference was visiting in Poland, and I have no doubt that the act against the cemetery was related," he said. Stankowksi was referring to a Claims Conference meeting last week with the government about compensation for Jewish property stolen by the Nazis and Communists.