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.
Last week I wrote about the difficulties many chronically ill and handicapped people have, participating in the simchas of their children.
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.
Simchas are wonderful! They bring us joy and nurture our feelings that life is good.
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.
Ilza is a picturesque town in a valley along the Ilzanka River in south-central Poland.
Life-cycle events, whether good or bad, bring changes to people's lives.
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.
A hurricane of mixed emotions accompanies the death of the chronically ill.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chronic illness, to the great pain of everyone involved, only ends in one way, death.
In honor of Chanukah, a time of joy, I have been delving into the realm of Jewish music.
Whenever I have a speaking engagement, I always ask people to turn on their cell phones.
In Canada and the U.S., the government has passed new legislation to protect us.
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.
Most people over 40 have experienced a time or two when their mind just goes blank.