I have written several articles, in the past years, about the Well Spouse Foundation. I became a member of this organization decades ago.
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.
As Bnei Yisroel passed through the land of Ya'azer and Gilad in the "Ever HaYarden" (land East of the Jordan River) they noticed that the land was very fertile and quite suitable for grazing animals.
Thank you for your letters. I received so many letters on this topic asking me what a person can do to help, if mentioning weight is counterproductive.
Jews globally are commemorating the Three Weeks of Mourning period that began with last Sunday's 17th Day of Tammuz fast and culminates with the Fast of Tisha B'Av.
The Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow is one of the most important and largest events of its kind in the world.
I have spent the last few articles discussing what, I have come to believe, are abusive comments made to overweight people in the guise of caring and acceptability.
An Interview With Holocaust Chronicler Stuart Mirsky
Question: What's on your summer reading list?
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.