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

When What You Can Do Changes (Part VI)

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.

Conference Of Poles Caring For Jewish Heritage

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

The Singer Festival In Warsaw

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

When What You Can Do Changes: The Nursing Home Alternative (Part V)

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

Going Back To The Old Ways

According to the Talmud (Ta'anit 30b-31a), on the 15th of Av unmarried girls would dress in plain white clothing, so that those from wealthy families could not be distinguished from the poorer ones.

Going Back To The Old Ways

According to the Talmud (Ta'anit 30b-31a), on the 15th of Av unmarried girls would dress in plain white clothing, so that those from wealthy families could not be distinguished from the poorer ones.

Private and Public Acts of Acknowledgement and Empathy

I have often written about the importance of acknowledging someone's pain and showing appreciation for what they have done for us.

The Founding of the Rabbi Jacob Joseph School

"In 1901 a few individuals who wished to give their own children an intensive Jewish Talmudical education, engaged one Hebrew teacher and one English teacher, and opened a school under the name Beth Sefer Tifereth Jerusalem (Glory of Jerusalem School).

Coney Island Ave., Brooklyn

Question: Whom would you like to see as the next prime minister of Israel?

When What You Can Do Changes (Part IV)

Over the last three weeks I have written about caregivers needing to accept their limitations and make changes accordingly.

The Baudouina Orphanage

On Thursday August 21 an unusual ceremony took place at the Baudouina Orphanage in Warsaw, Poland.

When What You Can Do Changes (Part III)

Well spouses need to re-evaluate often their situation and how they are relating to their loved ones.

Letting Go – And Holding On

For many parents late summer is a bittersweet time. Children are going off to college, or a post- high school year in Israel, or getting married.

Jewish Art In Poland

Jewish art in Poland, as in other places throughout the world, comes from two sources: art by Jews or art by gentiles about Jews.

Ave. J, Brooklyn

Question: Whom would you rather see as first lady - Cindy McCain or Michelle Obama?

When What You Can Do Changes (Part II)

There was a time when I wore a message button daily. I wore it more to remind myself of the message than anyone else reading it.

Auschwitz Museum Seeks World Funding

The museum at the Auschwitz death camp is warning that its historic buildings will collapse without funding from world governments.

Families Of Nazi Olympics Protesters Denounce China Ban On Darfur Activist

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The children and grandchildren of prominent Americans who opposed the 1936 Berlin Olympics are following in their elders' footsteps, with an Olympics protest of their own.

When What You Can Do Changes (Part I)

As time moves on, and we get older, what we can do changes.

The Shidduch Parshah May Be Fattening And Bad For Your Health

I'm not a doctor, nor a biological scientist, but I do know that people under stress produce a hormone called cortisol, which helps the body deal with a stressful event by increasing energy and immunity and even lowering sensitivity to pain.

McCain Reportedly Considering Jewish Congressman For VP Slot

The political world was abuzz this week with the news that Rep. Eric Cantor, the chief deputy minority whip in the House of Representatives and that body's lone Jewish Republican, was being seriously considered by Sen. John McCain as his vice-presidential running mate.

The Character Of Rabbi Jacob Joseph

When RJJ passed away, he was survived by his wife, Esther Rachel[i], his son Raphael, and two daughters, Mrs. Anna Brody and Mrs. S. R. Schultz.

Some Financial Help From Social Security

I have written several articles, in the past years, about the Well Spouse Foundation. I became a member of this organization decades ago.

Radom, Poland

During the construction work carried out in the city of Radom workers found a number of richly polychromatic (multi-colored) matzevot (tombstones) beneath the ground.

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