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Posted on: November 5th, 2008

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Last week I wrote about Judy and Miriam, two women of different ages and experience, who were closer than mother and daughter until misunderstanding pushed them apart.

 

Posted on: November 5th, 2008

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The story of Jacob Mayer is one of the most bizarre in the annals of American Jewish history. In order to understand how such a thing could have occurred, one must keep in mind that for many years America was a Jewish free-for-all.

 

Posted on: November 5th, 2008

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The first half of the following poem is loosely based on a true situation as shared with me by a very close friend whose family "culture" was to "good- naturedly" tease one another or make gentle fun of each other's looks and actions.

 

Posted on: November 5th, 2008

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Last week I wrote about the Bilgoraj group that traveled to Poland last year and had a somewhat good experience.

 

Posted on: November 5th, 2008

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Last week I wrote about the Bilgoraj group that traveled to Poland last year and had a somewhat good experience.

 

Posted on: October 29th, 2008

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Miriam and Judy were close. Even though their ages and lifestyles were very different, they connected.

 

Posted on: October 29th, 2008

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For the last few weeks, I have been writing about the efforts of survivors and second- generation Jews from Piotrkow in going back to their hometown to preserve/restore the remnants of the town's Jewish history.

 

Posted on: October 29th, 2008

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For the last few weeks, I have been writing about the efforts of survivors and second- generation Jews from Piotrkow in going back to their hometown to preserve/restore the remnants of the town's Jewish history.

 

Posted on: October 22nd, 2008

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We live in a time where there is a great need for kiruv (outreach). Many Jewish children are growing up with little or no knowledge of their Jewish heritage.

 

Posted on: October 22nd, 2008

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When my oldest grandchild, Penina Bracha, was born three years ago on Yom Kippur, the fact that there was now a third generation in the family - two after me, didn't really have any major impact on how I viewed myself.

 

Posted on: October 22nd, 2008

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Last week I wrote how important it is that the second generation of Holocaust survivors begin to take over the work of preserving the memory of Jewish life and culture in the many towns and cities that had been mostly destroyed during the Shoah.

 

Posted on: October 22nd, 2008

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Question: For whom will you be voting in next month's presidential election?

 

Posted on: October 15th, 2008

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Last week I discussed whether a close friend has a right to expect to know everything that is going on in our lives in order for them to be supportive of us.

 

Posted on: October 15th, 2008

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In just a few weeks we will commemorate the 70th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the day that, for many people, marks the beginning of the Shoah.

 

Posted on: October 8th, 2008

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I had a very wise friend who once told me that when her kids were young, she wanted them to tell her everything that went on in their lives.

 

Posted on: October 8th, 2008

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Every year as we sit in shul during Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, we make a chesbon nefesh - a reckoning of our actions and reactions.

 

Posted on: October 1st, 2008

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We are bombarded with requests for Tzedakah (charity) and it is our responsibility to give.

 

Posted on: October 1st, 2008

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It is customary before the Yamim Noraim, the High Holy Days, to look back at the past and strive to do better the following year, through Teshuvah.

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Posted on: October 1st, 2008

SectionsMagazineGlimpses Into American Jewish History

There are those who have the foresight to establish institutions that leave a lasting impression on Klal Yisrael. One such man was Rabbi Abraham Nachman Schwartz, who founded Yeshiva Torah ve-Emunah Hebrew Parochial School in Baltimore.

 

Posted on: October 1st, 2008

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Americans who tried to rescue Jews from the Holocaust - and those who tried to interfere with the rescue efforts - were the subject of a major conference in New York City last week.

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