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The Man Who Brought Judah Touro Back To Judaism

4 Tevet 5769 – December 31, 2008
Last month's column sketched the life of Judah Touro (1775-1854), who became immensely wealthy after his move to New Orleans in 1802, using his fortune to support many causes and individuals.

Warsaw Completes Ghetto Project

Poland's capital recently marked the completion of a massive restoration project that marks the borders of the former Jewish Ghetto that was walled in by Nazis occupiers during World War II.

Warsaw Completes Ghetto Project

Poland's capital recently marked the completion of a massive restoration project that marks the borders of the former Jewish Ghetto that was walled in by Nazis occupiers during World War II.

The Unstated Message (Part I)

A simple sentence is not so simple. It evokes emotions that may or may not be what we intended.

Standing On The Pedestal

27 Kislev 5769 – December 24, 2008
Elaine was a well spouse of 45 with three almost-adult children when a life-long dream was fulfilled.

President Of Poland Goes To Shul

On Sunday night, the first night of Chanukah, the President of Poland, Lech Kaczynski, went to the Nozyk Synagogue in Warsaw.

President Of Poland Goes To Shul

On Sunday night, the first night of Chanukah, the President of Poland, Lech Kaczynski, went to the Nozyk Synagogue in Warsaw.

Man Serving Hashem … The Center Of Creation

20 Kislev 5769 – December 17, 2008
The brothers of Yosef referred to him as the "The Dreamer" (Bereishis 37:19). And, while the brothers seemed to have used the title in a disparaging manner, Yosef's life was, in fact, inextricably tied to dreams.

Dealing With The System

Last week I wrote about the inability for two well spouses in different circumstances to handle an illness crisis in the same way.

A Mother’s Lament

I recently became a bubbe again with the birth of a granddaughter, Kayla Elisheva.

When You’ve Done All You Can

13 Kislev 5769 – December 10, 2008
During a recent Shiva call, the topic of competent medical care was discussed.

Leadership

As Yaakov makes his way back to the land of Canaan, several events - spanning the full range of emotions - transpire in rapid succession.

Judah Touro: Legendary Philanthropist

6 Kislev 5769 – December 3, 2008
"[Judah] Touro's name will always be numbered among the foremost in the annals of American philanthropy. His charities knew neither race nor creed, and his public spirit was no less noteworthy."[i]

A Tale Of Two Cities

In one week I had the privilege of speaking to two very different well-spouse support groups.

Beware Of Becoming Gimpel The Fool

I recently had the good fortune to be able to attend a musical in New York City that was entirely in Yiddish, a presentation of the National Yiddish Theatre Folks­biene.

Rabbi Pinchas Zarcynsky Arrives In Warsaw

The Jewish community in Poland has been growing both in size and spirituality.

Rabbi Pinchas Zarcynsky Arrives In Warsaw

The Jewish community in Poland has been growing both in size and spirituality.

Acknowledgement And Empathy; The Caffeine Of Emotions

28 Heshvan 5769 – November 26, 2008
When we are exhausted but must continue doing whatever it is that needs to be done, we can usually rely on a jolt of caffeine to keep us on task.

Cemetery Cleanup In Poland

Recently I wrote about the partial desecration of the cemetery in Bilgoraj, by a construction company, despite the promises of local officials that no defilement would take place.

Cemetery Cleanup In Poland

Recently I wrote about the partial desecration of the cemetery in Bilgoraj, by a construction company, despite the promises of local officials that no defilement would take place.

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