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Parade route, Fifth Avenue, Manhattan

21 Iyyar 5767 – May 9, 2007
Question: Impressed or disappointed with the turnout at this year's Salute to Israel Parade?

Use Your Filter

14 Iyyar 5767 – May 2, 2007
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.

Heaven’s Gate: Wooden Synagogues of Poland

The synagogue buildings that survived are among the last remaining vestiges of Jewish life in Poland today.

Judaic Studies class, Brooklyn College

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?

Special Needs

7 Iyyar 5767 – April 25, 2007
I have often written about how important respite is for the caregiver.

Jewish Agency In Poland

One of the most frequently asked questions about Jewish life in Poland is, "Are there still Jews there?"

Distorted Reality

30 Nisan 5767 – April 18, 2007
We all have preconceived notions that we accept as real and never challenge.

Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn

Question: Popular radio personality Don Imus was fired last week over racial cracks he made about the Rutgers women's basketball team. Your reaction?

The Well Spouse’s Need To Be Cared For

24 Nisan 5767 – April 12, 2007
Most well spouses live their years as care givers without any one giving a care about them.

Difficult Questions In Polish-Jewish Dialogue

Whenever I meet people, and they find out I write about Jewish life in Poland, invariably they have questions.

Practical Ideas For Caregiving

14 Nisan 5767 – April 2, 2007
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.

Kensington, Brooklyn

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?

Sigmund Rolat And Wayne Zuckerman Honored At YU Museum

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.

Downtown Brooklyn

9 Nisan 5767 – March 28, 2007
Question: Is there any way to achieve peace between Israelis and Palestinians?

When a Parent Moves In: The Emotional Part

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.

Taking Care Of A Parent

2 Nisan 5767 – March 21, 2007
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.

Jewish Historical Institute Photo Project

Whenever I go to Poland I make a point of visiting the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw.

Self Delusion And The Need For Plan B

24 Adar 5767 – March 14, 2007
What is normal? It really can be anything we get used to.

Park Slope, Brooklyn

Question: Are you concerned about global warming?

Swidin Jewish Cemetery Vandalized Again

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.

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