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Bringing Up The Next Generation To Care

Posted on: November 15th, 2006

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Communication is both verbal and nonverbal. We tell our children how to behave.

 

Lodz Jewish Cemetery

Posted on: November 15th, 2006

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The cemetery in Lodz is said to be one of the largest Jewish cemeteries in Europe, with about 230,000 graves.

 

Let Me Tell You What You Need To Do (Part Five)

Posted on: November 8th, 2006

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In this five-part series I have tried to explain what works and what doesn't when trying to send a message of support to someone in a time of crisis.

 

Radegast Station Of Lodz

Posted on: November 8th, 2006

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The name Radegast Station might not be familiar to most people.

 

Let Me Tell You What You Need To Do (Part Four)

Posted on: November 1st, 2006

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Last week I gave examples of supportive messages to people in crisis.

 

Let Me Tell You What You Need To Do! (Part Three)

Posted on: October 25th, 2006

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For the last two weeks I have been sharing parts of a well-meaning but inappropriate, advice-filled, e-mail that was sent to a well spouse through a third party.

 

Czestochowa Jews And Their Descendants Meet On Sukkot (Continued from last week)

Posted on: October 25th, 2006

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An exhibit commemorating the Jewish community of Czestochowa, which has been traveling the world for the past two years, culminated in the gathering of more than 200 people who went there for a special reunion during Sukkot. These remnants and descendants of a community of more than 30,000 came from the U.S., Israel, South America, Australia and Europe.

 

Let Me Tell You What You Need To Do (Part Two)

Posted on: October 18th, 2006

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Last week I began sharing a well-intentioned letter that was e-mailed to a well spouse and her hospitalized husband.

 

World Society Of Czestochowa Jews And Their Descendants Meet In Poland

Posted on: October 18th, 2006

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During Chol Hamoed Sukkot the sound of singing in a sukkah was heard in Czestochowa for the first time since the Shoah.

 

Let Me Tell You What You Need To Do! (Part One)

Posted on: October 11th, 2006

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People, with the utmost concern and caring, tend to give advice. And to them the advice makes sense, eminent sense.

 

Back To Poland

Posted on: October 11th, 2006

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On Yom Kippur, I was in Kiev after having participated in the commemorations at Babi Yar.

 

Death Of A Spouse (Part Six – Practicalities)

Posted on: October 4th, 2006

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When I met with recently widowed well spouses, who were kind enough to share their feelings with me, they were also very eager to share practical things they did that help make their transition to being widowed easier.

 

Death Of A Spouse: Part Five – Shiva

Posted on: September 27th, 2006

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The tradition of sitting shiva is a great help with grieving. For many people shiva is a buffer that helps you cope immediately with your tremendous grief.

 

Trip To Ukraine And Poland

Posted on: September 27th, 2006

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As of Tzom Gedalia, Sept. 25, I will be on a trip to Ukraine and Poland.

 

Death Of A Spouse: Part Four – The Burial

Posted on: September 20th, 2006

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Because of the nature of chronic illness, the spouse will often be hospitalized or in a nursing home when it is time to depart this world.

 

Polish Leaders In New York And Israel

Posted on: September 20th, 2006

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Last week, President Lech Kaczynski of Poland visited Israel, where he participated in many events in support of Israel and the Jewish community in Poland.

 

Death Of A Spouse: Part Three – The Rehearsals

Posted on: September 13th, 2006

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When a spouse is chronically ill, chances are you may be called to the hospital several times in the course of the illness, to say goodbye.

 

Report From Foundation For The Preservation Of The Jewish Heritage In Poland

Posted on: September 13th, 2006

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For the last two weeks I have written about cemetery restoration in Poland. This week I present a report from the Foundation for the Preservation of the Jewish Heritage in Poland, which has done tremendous work in the field. The first half of 2006 has been a busy time for the Foundation for the Preservation of the Jewish Heritage in Poland. The Foundation has cleared up ten Jewish cemeteries and fenced four of them, erected monuments or memorial plaques commemorating pre-war Jewish communities in five towns and is currently restoring four synagogues.

 

Death Of A Spouse: Part Two – Preparing

Posted on: September 6th, 2006

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Many well spouses are alone even though they are married. Their partners often cannot participate in the things they loved to do.

 

The Four Mass Graves In Czestochowa

Posted on: September 6th, 2006

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I recently interviewed a Holocaust survivor who was present as the Russian army entered the town of Czetachowa.

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