In the past weeks I gave several examples of comments made to friends about their being overweight.
Of all the formerly large Jewish communities in Poland, Lodz is one of the best organized today.
Dear Ann, I have been following your articles on being overweight and wanted to tell you my beef (double entendre intended).
During my trip to Poland last year, I witnessed the restoration project underway in the city of Poznan.
Question: Have you encountered any hostility from family or friends for attending college?
A well spouse, Sheila, came to a simcha. She spent an inordinate amount of time making all the arrangements for her sick husband so she could attend.
Question: How have rising prices affected your buying decisions?
Every spring and summer, there is renewed activity throughout Poland regarding the preservation of Jewish cemeteries.
Question: How would you rate this year's turnout?
Some people cannot understand why others have a weight problem.
"You have such a pretty face. If only you could do something about your weight."
The phenomenon of genocide is a uniquely human creation. Since the dawn of history, it has occurred on all the inhabited continents among diverse ethnic, religious, social and geographic groups. It has caused the deaths of more people than all the wars and individual murders combined. It is difficult to predict, to prevent or to limit. Its perpetrators mostly face impunity. In sum, genocide is as pervasive as it is intractable.
Question: Will Sen. Obama's relationship with Rev. Wright affect your vote?
In Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, an Orthodox family is finding themselves in a battle with the hospital that is caring for their father.
Last week Irena Sendler, a true heroine, passed away.
I am writing this article as I sit in an airport waiting for a delayed plane.
Question: Israel is celebrating its 60th birthday. What does the country mean to you?
Trust is something that develops over time. As adults, we give our trust slowly, often only after testing the waters and determining that the person we trust is worthy of it or at least worthy of our chancing it.
Question: Has it been difficult adjusting to American life as a Jewish immigrant?
Last week's front page of The Jewish Press showed Crown Prince of England, Prince Charles, affixing a mezuzah to the door of a new Jewish center in Krakow, along with Rabbi Gluck, the Chief Rabbi Of Galicia and Rabbi Schudrich, the Chief Rabbi Of Poland.
Normalcy is relative. It is what you become used to. The more frequently something occurs, the more we see it as normal.
Most memoirs written by former Jewish citizens of Poland talk in detail of the Shoah, such as the book I wrote about last week, The Zoo Keeper's Wife.
In my interviews with well spouses, the theme of being caged in a box of expectations has repeated itself often.
Every year there seems to be a new bestseller with a Holocaust theme that reveals a new story of heroism in the most horrible of times.
Our communities, unfortunately, are faced with many crises in today's world.