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Private Restitution Proposal Possible

4 Sivan 5766 – May 31, 2006
The issue of restitution for private property owned by Jews in Poland has long been a sore spot for many Jews of Polish origin.

Testimonials – A Husband Speaks

26 Iyyar 5766 – May 24, 2006
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

19 Iyyar 5766 – May 17, 2006
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

13 Iyyar 5766 – May 10, 2006
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)

5 Iyyar 5766 – May 3, 2006
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)

29 Nisan 5766 – April 26, 2006
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)

21 Nisan 5766 – April 19, 2006
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)

14 Nisan 5766 – April 12, 2006
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

8 Nisan 5766 – April 5, 2006
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

29 Adar 5766 – March 29, 2006
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

23 Adar 5766 – March 22, 2006
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.

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