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On The Topic of Weight – My Response

Last week I shared a letter from a gentleman who felt it was appropriate to comment on people's weight.

‘Watch Over The Souls Of Your Children’

My last two columns dealt with the biblical injunction that we "watch over our souls."

Restoration Of Poznan Cemetery

A few weeks ago I wrote about the ceremony in Poznan, rededicating the Jewish cemetery, in which the famous Rabbi Akiva Eiger is interred.

On The Topic Of Weight – A Different Opinion

Dear Ms. Novick: There once was a time when I sincerely believed that I was open-minded regarding people who are overweight.

The Chief Rabbi’s Funeral

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.

Dealing With The Inappropriate Comments (On the Topic of Weight)

In the past weeks I gave several examples of comments made to friends about their being overweight.

Lodz

Of all the formerly large Jewish communities in Poland, Lodz is one of the best organized today.

Overeating And The Well Spouse, A Reaction

Dear Ann, I have been following your articles on being overweight and wanted to tell you my beef (double entendre intended).

Restoration Of Poznan Cemetery

During my trip to Poland last year, I witnessed the restoration project underway in the city of Poznan.

Touro College, 13th Ave., Brooklyn

Question: Have you encountered any hostility from family or friends for attending college?

Why Do They Make Comments? (Anecdotes on the Topic of Weight) Part III

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.

Eye-Opening ‘Teshuvah’

Jews the world over just celebrated our receipt of the Torah and our unconditional acceptance of its precepts.

Mill Basin, Brooklyn

Question: How have rising prices affected your buying decisions?

Preserving Jewish Cemeteries In Poland

Every spring and summer, there is renewed activity throughout Poland regarding the preservation of Jewish cemeteries.

Israel Day Parade, Manhattan

Question: How would you rate this year's turnout?

The Chief Rabbi Encounters Opposition

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.

Prejudice Toward The Overweight Person

Some people cannot understand why others have a weight problem.

Overeating And The Well Spouse (Part One)

"You have such a pretty face. If only you could do something about your weight."

The Shidduch Sky Is Not Falling

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.

Museum And The Auschwitz Institute For Peace And Reconciliation Raphael Lemkin Seminar Series

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.

Bergen Beach, Brooklyn

Question: Will Sen. Obama's relationship with Rev. Wright affect your vote?

Pulling The Plug

In Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, an Orthodox family is finding themselves in a battle with the hospital that is caring for their father.

Irena Sendler, 1910-2008

Last week Irena Sendler, a true heroine, passed away.

All Those Who Are Hungry…

I am writing this article as I sit in an airport waiting for a delayed plane.

The Benefits Of High Gas Prices

People have been bitterly complaining about the rising price of gas.

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