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

10 Heshvan 5767 – November 1, 2006
Last week I gave examples of supportive messages to people in crisis.

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

4 Heshvan 5767 – October 25, 2006
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)

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)

26 Tishri 5767 – October 18, 2006
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

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)

19 Tishri 5767 – October 11, 2006
People, with the utmost concern and caring, tend to give advice. And to them the advice makes sense, eminent sense.

Back To Poland

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

Death Of A Spouse (Part Six – Practicalities)

12 Tishri 5767 – October 4, 2006
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

5 Tishri 5767 – September 27, 2006
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

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

Death Of A Spouse: Part Four – The Burial

27 Elul 5766 – September 20, 2006
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

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

20 Elul 5766 – September 13, 2006
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

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

13 Elul 5766 – September 6, 2006
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

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

Death Of A Spouse: Part One – The Feelings

6 Elul 5766 – August 30, 2006
People are often surprised when they see some well spouses after the death of their partners.

Once Loneliness Strikes And You’re Unprepared

29 Av 5766 – August 23, 2006
Last week, in a response to a letter, I wrote about preparing for loneliness.

Cemetery Restoration And Preservation

Last week's conference on Jewish genealogy in New York featured many sessions dealing with the issues of tracing Jewish lineage.

Preparing For The Loneliness

22 Av 5766 – August 16, 2006
It is important to remember that there is only one person on this earth with whom you'll spend the rest of your life.

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