Chillul Tefila Bifarhesia, as well as halachicly challenged verbiage and dress, are external manifestations of a critical lack of personal yiras shomayim which has lethal consequences.
Posted on: April 6th, 2005Sections → Magazine
You would have to be hiding under a rock to be unaware of the sad and drawn-out death of a severely brain damaged woman called Terri Schiavo, whose husband and legal guardian made the decision to have her life-sustaining feeding tube removed.
Posted on: April 1st, 2005Sections → Magazine → Glimpses Into American Jewish History
In the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries Jews in America did not face the level of discrimination encountered by their brothers and sisters living in other lands.
Posted on: March 30th, 2005Sections → Magazine → Archives
I recently had the privilege of meeting with a support group that consisted of spouses, children and friends of the residents of a nursing home.
Posted on: March 23rd, 2005Sections → Magazine → Archives
This e-mail came across my desk. It was written by that famous writer known as "unknown author."
Posted on: March 23rd, 2005Sections → Magazine
In very recent issues of the Jewish Press there have been a number of disturbing articles detailing the dire plight of various types of people who have lost their physical or social freedom.
Posted on: March 16th, 2005Sections → Magazine → Archives
Many years ago, I worked for a school division as a Special Education Resource Teacher.
Posted on: March 9th, 2005Sections → Magazine → Archives
Words do not always come out right. They don't always express the depth of our emotions or what we want to say.
Posted on: March 9th, 2005Sections → Magazine
I recently heard that an acquaintance of mind got divorced for the 2nd time. The marriage had lasted a very short time, but I was not surprised.
Posted on: March 2nd, 2005Sections → Magazine → Archives
My last several articles talked about the common experience for many "well spouses" of juggling simchas and crises at the same time.
Posted on: February 23rd, 2005Sections → Magazine
We all know them - the sad sacks who seemingly were born under a bad constellation.
Posted on: February 23rd, 2005Sections → Magazine → Archives
I have been writing a series of articles on managing simchas and crises when they occur at the same time.
Posted on: February 16th, 2005Sections → Magazine → Op-Ed Magazine
Fred Lebow, who died in October 1994, took a small race that had been held in Central Park and turned it into a Big Apple spectacle - the New York City Marathon, the world's greatest footrace.
Posted on: February 16th, 2005Sections → Magazine → Archives
In a crisis, few of us know how to act. We desperately want to help, but we are afraid of overstepping or intruding where we shouldn't.
Posted on: February 9th, 2005Sections → Magazine
As my friend Eve (not her real name) and I started filling our plates at a recent buffet dinner, she commented that lucky for her, her mother wasn't with us.
Posted on: February 2nd, 2005Sections → Magazine → Archives
Last week I relayed Evelyn's story. She is a well spouse who was making a simcha.
Posted on: January 26th, 2005Sections → Magazine
The Hebrew word gazayra means evil decree. Sometimes, a government decree is just that - an indisputably evil order, as when Pharaoh of Biblical times commanded the murder of all Hebrew male newborns.
Posted on: January 12th, 2005Sections → Magazine
While randomly perusing some Jewish community newspapers this past week, I was struck by the press releases of several Jewish organizations crowing with excited pride about the significant monetary donations they made for victims of the Tsunami.
Posted on: January 12th, 2005Sections → Magazine → Archives
Dealing with chronic illness when planning even the most joyous of occasions is very difficult, even when there is no crisis at the moment.
Posted on: January 5th, 2005Sections → Magazine → Archives
For more than a year now, I have been relating stories from and about well spouses. When these stories reflected a common experience, I wrote about them.
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