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Not Only Is It The Right Thing To Do, It May Get You What...

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

Irena’s Vow – Honoring A Tzadekes

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.

Bringing Torah Education To Baltimore

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.

Conference Spotlights Americans Who Tried To Rescue Jews From Hitler

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.

The Nursing Home – Making Placement Easier

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.

It’s How You Look At It

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.

Brooklyn Heights

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.

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