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Posted on: February 25th, 2009

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In recent years The Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland has been active in preservation work throughout Poland. They work with local and international groups, as well as individuals, in reclaiming and maintaining Jewish communal property in places where there is no Jewish community. Their website, http://fodz.pl/?d=1&l=en is full of useful information as well as links to other important sites.

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Posted on: February 18th, 2009

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Last week I began my response to a letter I received from a former caregiver, Mrs. D. She had befriended a well spouse in a different city who was in a somewhat similar care- giving situation and wanted to help her.

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Posted on: February 18th, 2009

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I am constantly asked if there are things to do in Poland other then those that are Holocaust related.

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Posted on: February 18th, 2009

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I am constantly asked if there are things to do in Poland other then those that are Holocaust related.

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Posted on: February 11th, 2009

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Last week I published a letter I received from a former caregiver, Mrs. D. She had befriended a well spouse - a friend's mother who was in a different city and was in a somewhat similar care-giving situation, and she wanted to help her. They spent much time speaking by phone, and Mrs. D. made herself available to her new friend whenever she needed to talk.

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Posted on: February 11th, 2009

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I wrote a version of the poem below many years ago, before the term "shidduch crisis" came into vogue.

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Posted on: February 4th, 2009

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Dear Ms. Novick, I have been reading your column in The Jewish Press for quite a while and enjoy it very much. It has been very helpful. For many years, my mother, a"h, lived with us while she was going blind from glaucoma and becoming demented from Alzheimer's. G-d bless my wonderful husband and family for helping to love and care for her. She was nifteres last month.

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Posted on: February 4th, 2009

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On January 14 the North American Council for the Museum of the History of Polish Jews held an evening of theater in support of the Museum.

 

Posted on: February 4th, 2009

SectionsMagazineGlimpses Into American Jewish History

Last month's Glimpses column, "The Man Who Brought Judah Touro Back To Judaism," discussed how legendary philanthropist Judah Touro's return to religious observance was influenced by Gershom Kursheedt (1817-1863). Kursheedt also convinced Touro to leave considerable sums of money to support many Jewish causes.

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Posted on: January 28th, 2009

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The moment we can't remember where we put our keys, or the few seconds it takes to try to remember where we parked our car causes fear in everyone that I know who is over 50.

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Posted on: January 28th, 2009

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So many of Judaism's festivals are marked by solemnity, but Tu b'Shevat enhances our calendar with a delightful holiday that everyone can enjoy.

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Posted on: January 28th, 2009

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In my case, the answer to the above question is, "Yes, too much pressure (in my case blood pressure) led me to indulge in not so smart (actually stupid) "avoidance" behavior.

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Posted on: January 28th, 2009

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Since the end of the Shoah there has been a debate of what to do with the various death camps in Poland. Today more then 60 years after the end of the Holocaust the debate continues.

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Posted on: January 21st, 2009

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A well spouse often has so many roles and responsibilities that even those closest to her don't always see them all.

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Posted on: January 14th, 2009

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Recently, in a doctor's office, I picked up an article written in 2006 that extolled the supports given to airplane travelers needing assistance when they fly.

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Posted on: January 14th, 2009

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Polish writer Henryk Halkowski, z"l, one of Poland's most notable contemporary Jewish personalities, died suddenly on January 1, just days after celebrating his 57th birthday.

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Posted on: January 14th, 2009

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For me, the moments before sundown every Friday evening are like a "mini" Yom Kipper.

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Posted on: January 7th, 2009

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Last week I wrote that what we say to others, and the way we say it, might evoke emotions in our listeners that may or may not be what we intend.

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Posted on: January 7th, 2009

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With all the missiles and rockets being fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip by Hamas and the retaliatory bombing of Hamas targets by Israel there has been a very large rise in anti-Israel demonstrations around the world.

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Posted on: January 7th, 2009

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With all the missiles and rockets being fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip by Hamas and the retaliatory bombing of Hamas targets by Israel there has been a very large rise in anti-Israel demonstrations around the world.

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