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Destroying the Chametz Within and Truly Preparing for Pesach
 
U.S., Israel Teaming to Push Israel into Visa Waiver Program

April 18, 2014 - 5:25 PM
 
Report: Lebanese man admits to targeting Israelis in Thailand

April 18, 2014 - 5:22 PM
 
Syrian Jets Strike Targets on Ramat HaGolan

April 18, 2014 - 4:14 PM
 
Chelsea Clinton Pregnant with Non-Jewish Child

April 18, 2014 - 10:58 AM
 
Police Limit Arab Visitors to Temple Mount

April 18, 2014 - 10:18 AM
 
No Gov’t Majority for Pollard-Talks Deal

April 18, 2014 - 10:11 AM
 
Shas Party Appoints New Spiritual Leader

April 18, 2014 - 9:50 AM
 
‘Jews Must Register’ Flyer in Ukraine an Echo of Babi Yar

April 18, 2014 - 2:19 AM
 
Florida Teen Stabbed in High School Gym

April 17, 2014 - 9:31 PM
 
4 Wounded in Gush Etzion Road Terror Attack

April 17, 2014 - 1:01 PM
 
Arab Violence Closes Temple Mount to Visitors Again

April 17, 2014 - 12:26 PM
 
Jews Ordered to ‘Register’ in Donetsk, Ukraine

April 17, 2014 - 11:41 AM
 
Indyk Returns to Raise the Dead (Israel-PA Talks)

April 17, 2014 - 10:14 AM
 
Funeral of Baruch Mizrachi (Photo Essay)

April 16, 2014 - 11:39 PM
 
Tunisian Jew Stabbed in Djerba

April 16, 2014 - 8:50 PM
 
Israeli Hi-Tech Opens Branch in Nanjing

April 16, 2014 - 1:45 PM
 
Preparations Completed for Priestly Blessing from Jerusalem

April 16, 2014 - 12:48 PM
 
Kansas Shooting Suspect a White Supremacist, Indicted for Murder

April 16, 2014 - 12:03 PM
 
Hundreds at Bangkok Chabad Passover Seder

April 16, 2014 - 8:45 AM
 
President Obama’s Passover Statement

April 16, 2014 - 7:07 AM
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Dealing With Toxic Relatives And Toxic People: Who Are They? (Part Two)

Posted on: August 8th, 2007

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Last week I shared two letters from well spouses who are dealing with "machitanim" (the parents of your son or daughter in law) who appear to be toxic personalities.

 

Dealing With Toxic People (Part One)

Posted on: August 1st, 2007

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Being a well spouse does not exempt you from life's experiences.

 

The Jewish Community Of St. Eustatius

Posted on: August 1st, 2007

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The small island of St. Eustatius [in Dutch: Sint Eustatius, and now named simply Statia] is one of the Netherlands Antilles islands, along with St Maarten, Saba, Cura?ao, and Bonaire.

 

Crown Heights, Brooklyn

Posted on: August 1st, 2007

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Question: Six years after 9/11, do you still fear another catastrophic attack here?

 

My Kid – My Hashkafot

Posted on: August 1st, 2007

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Every August thousands of children ages 17-19 leave the only home they have known, the community they grew up in, the neighborhood they are familiar with - even the country of their birth, and fly thousands of miles to a new and relatively strange environment where they will remain for a year.

 

Shtetl Research

Posted on: August 1st, 2007

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Last week I wrote about going to Nowy Zukowice, the town my grandfather came from.

 

A Story of Two Friends

Posted on: July 25th, 2007

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Once upon a time there were two very close friends. One was a well spouse; one was not.

 

Finding The Old Shtetl

Posted on: July 25th, 2007

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Since I started writing this column I have been inundated with questions from my readers about various shtetlach. Often the places mentioned are well-known cities and, possibly, places I have visited.

 

13th Ave., Brooklyn

Posted on: July 25th, 2007

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Question: How do you rate Michael Bloomberg's performance as mayor of New York?

 

Mobilizing For The Caregiver

Posted on: July 18th, 2007

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In my years of writing The Person Behind The Chair my articles focused mainly on the emotional toll of caregiving for the spouse and family of the chronically ill.

 

‘Killer’ Shidduchim

Posted on: July 18th, 2007

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Most of us have heard the Talmudic assertion that "He who saves a life, saves a world," and conversely, "He who kills a life, kills a world."

 

Honoring Noteworthy Poles

Posted on: July 18th, 2007

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One of the most frequently asked questions, regarding the situation in Poland, is about the local Polish attitude towards Jews and the Holocaust.

 

Special Summershpiel Edition

Posted on: July 18th, 2007

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Question: What's on your Summer reading list?

 

The Desire For Help – The Need To Be Independent

Posted on: July 11th, 2007

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A well spouse must be independent. There is often no partner to call on for help, physical or mental, and so s/he is left to make all the decisions, carry all the heavy things, make all plans and preparations on her own.

 

Dedication Of Jewish Community Center

Posted on: July 11th, 2007

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Whenever I go to Poland it is for a specific occasion. This last trip was to cover the laying of the foundation stone of the Museum of Jewish History, the Krakow Jewish Cultural Festival and the weddings and bar mitzvah of my friends in Warsaw.

 

It’s All In How It’s Said, Or Not Said

Posted on: July 4th, 2007

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We all have our favorite charities. We tend to give more money to those charities that are close to our own experience, that have helped us or someone we know, or have touched our heartstrings in some way.

 

David Mendes And Zipporah Nunes Machado

Posted on: July 4th, 2007

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One of the truly amazing aspects of Jewish history is that there were Jews who secretly maintained as much religious observance as they could while living under the merciless eye of the Inquisition in Spain and Portugal.

 

Jewish Culture Festival In Krakow

Posted on: July 4th, 2007

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The 17th Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow just concluded and has lived up to the promise of being one of the most exciting Jewish festivals around the globe.

 

Touro College, Brooklyn

Posted on: July 4th, 2007

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Question: Do you celebrate the Fourth of July?

 

Helping a Family Avoid Divorce

Posted on: June 27th, 2007

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In February of this year I interviewed and wrote the stories of well spouses who chose divorce as their means of coping with their spouses chronic illness.

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