Last week I shared a letter from a gentleman who felt it was appropriate to comment on people's weight.
My last two columns dealt with the biblical injunction that we "watch over our souls."
A few weeks ago I wrote about the ceremony in Poznan, rededicating the Jewish cemetery, in which the famous Rabbi Akiva Eiger is interred.
Dear Ms. Novick: There once was a time when I sincerely believed that I was open-minded regarding people who are overweight.
In a recent front-page essay (May 30, 2008) and in last month's "Glimpses" column we traced the life of Rabbi Jacob Joseph (1840-1902). Rabbi Joseph, who studied in the famed Volozhiner Yeshiva, was an outstanding Talmudic scholar and one of Rav Yisroel Salanter's main students.
In the past weeks I gave several examples of comments made to friends about their being overweight.
Of all the formerly large Jewish communities in Poland, Lodz is one of the best organized today.
Dear Ann, I have been following your articles on being overweight and wanted to tell you my beef (double entendre intended).
During my trip to Poland last year, I witnessed the restoration project underway in the city of Poznan.
Question: Have you encountered any hostility from family or friends for attending college?
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.
Jews the world over just celebrated our receipt of the Torah and our unconditional acceptance of its precepts.
Question: How have rising prices affected your buying decisions?
Every spring and summer, there is renewed activity throughout Poland regarding the preservation of Jewish cemeteries.
Question: How would you rate this year's turnout?
In "Failed Experiment: New York's Only Chief Rabbi" (front-page essay, May 30), we described the warm welcome thousands of Jews gave Rabbi Jacob Joseph when he disembarked from his ship in Hoboken, New Jersey on July 7, 1888.
Some people cannot understand why others have a weight problem.
"You have such a pretty face. If only you could do something about your weight."
My daughter in-law was a guest at a recent brunch/fundraiser for women only, during which the guest speaker spoke about the number one topic that seems to be on everyone's minds - shidduchim.
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.
Question: Will Sen. Obama's relationship with Rev. Wright affect your vote?
In Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, an Orthodox family is finding themselves in a battle with the hospital that is caring for their father.
Last week Irena Sendler, a true heroine, passed away.
I am writing this article as I sit in an airport waiting for a delayed plane.
People have been bitterly complaining about the rising price of gas.