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22 Av 5766 – August 16, 2006
While most of Europe is critical of Israel's war against Hizbullah, the country that most Jews think of being the most anti-Semitic is hosting a group of Israeli youth from northern Israel to ease their trauma.

Logical Consequences And The Chronically Ill

15 Av 5766 – August 9, 2006
Last week I tried to explain a discipline technique called "Logical Consequence".

The Old Shtetl Rymanow (Part II)

Last week I wrote about Rabbi Avraham Reich, a decendent of Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Rymanow.

Following Your Dreams: Some Different Perspectives

8 Av 5766 – August 2, 2006
I have had many responses to the article highlighting the dilemma that occurs when couples remarry in their senior years and want to pursue their dreams and move to Israel.

The Old Shtetl Rymanow (Part I)

While the Ukraine was the birth place of the Chassidic movement, Poland and especially the Galicia area soon became the hub for most Chassidic activity after only two generations.

Logical Consequences

1 Av 5766 – July 26, 2006
One of the many forms of discipline that is used in both homes and schools that is very effective is known as "logical consequences".

The Old Shtetl Gostynin

The town of Gostynin is located 14 miles southwest of the city of Plock and approximately 60 miles northwest of Warsaw.

Follow Your Dreams: The Responses of Parents

23 Tammuz 5766 – July 19, 2006
I recently wrote an article about older adults who are single (either widowed or divorced) and who have grown children with their own young families.

Follow Your Dreams; The Responses Of Children

16 Tammuz 5766 – July 12, 2006
I recently wrote an article about older adults who are single, whether widowed or divorced, who have grown children with their own young families.

Krakow Jewish Festival

Last week saw the greatest modern (post-Holocaust) celebration of Jewish culture in Europe at the Krakow Jewish Cultural Festival.

Pursuing Your Dreams – The Money Issue and Other Problems

9 Tammuz 5766 – July 5, 2006
Like my previous story of Irv and Chaya, Seymour and P'nina were both beginning second marriages and they too had grown children who were married and had children of their own.

Pultusk

Located just north of Warsaw on the Narew River, Pultusk is a small rural town described as being located on an island in the middle of a river.

Pursuing Your Dreams. Is There An Age Limit?

2 Tammuz 5766 – June 28, 2006
Moshe, in N.Y., gets a call from his father in Chicago. "Son, I can't take it any more. I'm divorcing your mother. I've had enough. It's over."

Remembering The Kielce Pogrom

July 4th is an important date in history. In the United States it is a day to celebrate independence from England.

A Story Of A Rabbi And Assumptions

25 Sivan 5766 – June 21, 2006
I recently heard a story about a city rav, who was at a simcha. During the meal, there were two brands of milk on the table.

Myszyniec, Ostroleka

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Abe Schwartz of Detroit.

Finding Yourself In Someone’s Shoes… Or Wheels

18 Sivan 5766 – June 14, 2006
Mina was married for over 36 years.

Testimonials – An Acceptance Speech

11 Sivan 5766 – June 7, 2006
For the last two weeks I have tried to give you a different perspective of a caregiver.

The Pope Comes A Calling

Last week Pope Benedict XVI went to Poland to honor his predecessor, Pope John Paul II.

Testimonials – A Daughter Speaks

4 Sivan 5766 – May 31, 2006
Last week I shared a chronically ill husband's nomination of his wife for a Caregivers Award.

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