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Dealing With The Inappropriate Comments (On the Topic of Weight)

In the past weeks I gave several examples of comments made to friends about their being overweight.

Lodz

Of all the formerly large Jewish communities in Poland, Lodz is one of the best organized today.

Overeating And The Well Spouse, A Reaction

Dear Ann, I have been following your articles on being overweight and wanted to tell you my beef (double entendre intended).

Restoration Of Poznan Cemetery

During my trip to Poland last year, I witnessed the restoration project underway in the city of Poznan.

Touro College, 13th Ave., Brooklyn

Question: Have you encountered any hostility from family or friends for attending college?

Why Do They Make Comments? (Anecdotes on the Topic of Weight) Part III

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.

Mill Basin, Brooklyn

Question: How have rising prices affected your buying decisions?

Preserving Jewish Cemeteries In Poland

Every spring and summer, there is renewed activity throughout Poland regarding the preservation of Jewish cemeteries.

Israel Day Parade, Manhattan

Question: How would you rate this year's turnout?

Prejudice Toward The Overweight Person

Some people cannot understand why others have a weight problem.

Overeating And The Well Spouse (Part One)

"You have such a pretty face. If only you could do something about your weight."

Museum And The Auschwitz Institute For Peace And Reconciliation Raphael Lemkin Seminar Series

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.

Bergen Beach, Brooklyn

Question: Will Sen. Obama's relationship with Rev. Wright affect your vote?

Pulling The Plug

In Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, an Orthodox family is finding themselves in a battle with the hospital that is caring for their father.

Irena Sendler, 1910-2008

Last week Irena Sendler, a true heroine, passed away.

All Those Who Are Hungry…

I am writing this article as I sit in an airport waiting for a delayed plane.

Temple Sholom, Bergen Beach, Brooklyn

Question: Israel is celebrating its 60th birthday. What does the country mean to you?

When Little Things Are Not So Little

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.

Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, Project Outreach Bay Ridge Jewish...

Question: Has it been difficult adjusting to American life as a Jewish immigrant?

Yom HaShoah In Poland

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.

Out Of The Eyes Of Grandchildren

Normalcy is relative. It is what you become used to. The more frequently something occurs, the more we see it as normal.

They Called Me Mayer July: Painted Memories Of A Jewish Childhood Before The Holocaust

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.

Caged In A Box Of Others’ Values And Expectations

In my interviews with well spouses, the theme of being caged in a box of expectations has repeated itself often.

Po-Lin

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.

Off The Derech And The Community

Our communities, unfortunately, are faced with many crises in today's world.

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