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Testimonials – A Husband Speaks

Recognition of well spouses has come a long way since I first began writing about them.

If You Want My Business, Don’t Make It So Hard

Last week I told Francis' story of how she helped convince a car dealership to put in a permanent ramp and keep it accessible.

The Old Shtetl Szczuczyn

The first mention of Szczuczyn, located in northeastern Poland, was in 1466 when it was mentioned in documents as a village that belonged to private owners.

Mishnitz, Myszyniec

Recently I received a letter with an inquiry about the town of Mishnitz.

I Don’t Think You Want My Business!

The needs of the chronically ill are many, varied and usually extremely expensive.

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words (Part 5)

The last cartoon that came out of the discussion with the well spouse group depicted how society sees the well spouse, or should I say doesn't see him.

News From Poland

The conservative minority government of Poland's Law and Justice party has agreed to enter a coalition with two extreme-right parties.

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words (Part 4)

The next two cartoons from the well spouse group I interviewed are almost identical. One seems to me to come from society and one from chronically ill spouses themselves.

Remembering The Warsaw Ghetto

This week the Jewish world commemorated Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, on the anniversary of the fall of the Warsaw Ghetto.

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words (Part 3)

As I continue to share the cartoons from a well spouse group I interviewed, I'd like to share one that illustrates a common bone of contention to well spouses and their partners.

Polish Chasidic Student Returns to Poland For Pesach

Mati Pavlack, a rabbinic student studying at Yeshiva University, returned to Poland for Pesach to help the local population prepare and celebrate the holiday.

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words (Part 2)

Last week I began to share the work of a support group.

The Old Shtetl Zakroczym

Jews had always been permitted to settle in Zakroczym without restriction.

The Old Shtetl Kiernozia

No details are available on the origins of the village of Kiernozia.

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words (Part 1)

A while ago, I was invited to a very different well-spouse support group meeting.

Overwhelmed Comes In Different Packages

It is very hard for most of us to understandsomeone else's experiences.

Mazal Tov, Rabbi Mattisyahu Kos

Chag Hasmicha is a celebration honoring newly ordained rabbis.

The Sound Of Silence

Silence is assent, or so the saying goes. Yet, in today's world, does someone's silence mean agreement?

The Old Shtetl Lipno

There is evidence of Jewish presence in Lipno as early as the 18th century.

Life Cycle Events and Distance

I've been writing about the joys and heartbreaks of dealing with life-cycle events that occur far from the home of the chronically ill person.

Vishkov

There is no definitive information on when Jews first came to Vishkov, but at the turn of the 20th century, the cemetery was the final resting place of at least four generations.

The Long Distance Wedding – Thinking Out Of The Box

Last week I wrote about the difficulties many chronically ill and handicapped people have, participating in the simchas of their children.

The Old Shtetl Kurzelow

Kurzelow is mentioned first in the 12th century, in a pastoral dispatch of the pope of that time, who fixed in it a new ecclesiastical district.

Life Cycles And Disabilities And The Long Distance Simcha

Simchas are wonderful! They bring us joy and nurture our feelings that life is good.

The Old Shtetl Gostynin

The town of Gostynin was founded in the 13th century. It is located on the Skrwa Lewa River, approximately 60 miles northwest of Warsaw and 14 miles southwest of the city of Plock.

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