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Life Cycle Events and Distance

16 Adar 5766 – March 15, 2006
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.

The Long Distance Wedding – Thinking Out Of The Box

9 Adar 5766 – March 8, 2006
Last week I wrote about the difficulties many chronically ill and handicapped people have, participating in the simchas of their children.

The Old Shtetl Kurzelow

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.

Life Cycles And Disabilities And The Long Distance Simcha

2 Adar 5766 – March 1, 2006
Simchas are wonderful! They bring us joy and nurture our feelings that life is good.

The Old Shtetl Gostynin

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.

The Old Shtetl Ilza (Drildz)

25 Shevat 5766 – February 22, 2006
Ilza is a picturesque town in a valley along the Ilzanka River in south-central Poland.

Life Cycles And Disabilities

Life-cycle events, whether good or bad, bring changes to people's lives.

The Old Shtetl Ozarów

17 Shevat 5766 – February 15, 2006
The village of Ozarów is located in the Kielce region. The Ozarów cemetery dates back almost 400 years and is one of the few remaining Jewish cemeteries in Poland.

When Compliments Hurt

11 Shevat 5766 – February 8, 2006
A hurricane of mixed emotions accompanies the death of the chronically ill.

New Jewish Institutions In Poland

The opening of the first full-time Chabad center in Poland, under the direction of Rabbi Shalom Ber and Dina Stambler, was made official at the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Shluchim earlier this year.

Self Affirmations (Part Two)

25 Tevet 5766 – January 25, 2006
Last week I wrote about self talk and how negative self talk can affect your whole outlook on life and give you a negative spin on how you see yourself.

Self-Affirmations/Self-Deprecations (Part One)

18 Tevet 5766 – January 18, 2006
I came out of the store last week, and there, on top of my "to do" list on the passenger's side of the car, in full view for anyone to see, were three checks that I was taking to the bank to deposit.

The Foundation For The Preservation Of Jewish Heritage In Poland

After I wrote about the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland last week, many people asked me to report more on this group and the important work they are doing.

More Phone Stories

11 Tevet 5766 – January 11, 2006
Chronic illness, to the great pain of everyone involved, only ends in one way, death.

The Niggun In Jewish Music

4 Tevet 5766 – January 4, 2006
In honor of Chanukah, a time of joy, I have been delving into the realm of Jewish music.

Those Darn Cell Phones

Whenever I have a speaking engagement, I always ask people to turn on their cell phones.

Hidden Agenda (Part Three)

27 Kislev 5766 – December 28, 2005
In Canada and the U.S., the government has passed new legislation to protect us.

The Hidden Agenda (Part Two)

20 Kislev 5766 – December 21, 2005
Last week I wrote about how some well-meaning professionals can manipulate the situation in order to get you to do what they feel is in your best interest.

When Your Mind Goes Blank

9 Iyyar 5765 – May 18, 2005
Most people over 40 have experienced a time or two when their mind just goes blank.

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