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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Posted on: October 22nd, 2008

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Posted on: October 1st, 2008

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

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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.

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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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Posted on: September 24th, 2008

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Once you have accepted that a care facility is the only way to proceed if both you and your spouse are to survive the progression of the chronic illness, and you have chosen a facility that is appropriate for your spouse, the next step is to adjust to your new role as care giver.

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Posted on: September 24th, 2008

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It's hard to believe Rosh Hashanah is just days away. It seems like we were just putting away our Pesach dishes and hoping that the looming summer months would not be too unbearably hot and humid.

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Posted on: September 24th, 2008

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Question: What are your hopes and wishes for the new year?

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Posted on: September 17th, 2008

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It is our fantasy, our illusion, our wishful thinking (supported by the movie industry and our own values) that as we age or become ill, we will be cared for by our ever-smiling and patient spouses and children, surrounded by our loving, laughing, cherubic grandchildren whose sole wish is to hug and kiss us and listen to our stories.

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Posted on: September 17th, 2008

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The first national conference of non-Jewish Poles, who care for Jewish heritage sites in Poland, has just taken place.

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Posted on: September 10th, 2008

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For numerous reasons the most active time for Jewish events in Poland is the summer.

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Posted on: September 10th, 2008

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I have been writing about the need for caregivers to acknowledge the changes in themselves as their physical and mental capabilities change.

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