Recognition of well spouses has come a long way since I first began writing about them.
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 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.
Recently I received a letter with an inquiry about the town of Mishnitz.
The needs of the chronically ill are many, varied and usually extremely expensive.
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.
The conservative minority government of Poland's Law and Justice party has agreed to enter a coalition with two extreme-right parties.
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.
This week the Jewish world commemorated Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, on the anniversary of the fall of the Warsaw Ghetto.
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.
Mati Pavlack, a rabbinic student studying at Yeshiva University, returned to Poland for Pesach to help the local population prepare and celebrate the holiday.
Last week I began to share the work of a support group.
Jews had always been permitted to settle in Zakroczym without restriction.
No details are available on the origins of the village of Kiernozia.
A while ago, I was invited to a very different well-spouse support group meeting.
It is very hard for most of us to understandsomeone else's experiences.
Chag Hasmicha is a celebration honoring newly ordained rabbis.
Silence is assent, or so the saying goes. Yet, in today's world, does someone's silence mean agreement?
There is evidence of Jewish presence in Lipno as early as the 18th century.
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.
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.
Last week I wrote about the difficulties many chronically ill and handicapped people have, participating in the simchas of their children.
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.
Simchas are wonderful! They bring us joy and nurture our feelings that life is good.
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.