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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.

Temple Sholom, Bergen Beach, Brooklyn

Question: Israel is celebrating its 60th birthday. What does the country mean to you?

When Little Things Are Not So Little

Trust is something that develops over time. As adults, we give our trust slowly, often only after testing the waters and determining that the person we trust is worthy of it or at least worthy of our chancing it.

Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, Project Outreach Bay Ridge Jewish...

Question: Has it been difficult adjusting to American life as a Jewish immigrant?

Yom HaShoah In Poland

Last week's front page of The Jewish Press showed Crown Prince of England, Prince Charles, affixing a mezuzah to the door of a new Jewish center in Krakow, along with Rabbi Gluck, the Chief Rabbi Of Galicia and Rabbi Schudrich, the Chief Rabbi Of Poland.

The Founding Of Yeshiva Etz Chaim

Between 1881 and 1924 approximately two million Jews immigrated to the United States, primarily from Eastern Europe and Russia.

Remembering An Eishet Chayil

Most Pesach observers - after a week of overdosing on matzah and potatoes - in a myriad of manifestations look forward to when Passover has, well, passed over.

Out Of The Eyes Of Grandchildren

Normalcy is relative. It is what you become used to. The more frequently something occurs, the more we see it as normal.

They Called Me Mayer July: Painted Memories Of A Jewish Childhood Before The Holocaust

Most memoirs written by former Jewish citizens of Poland talk in detail of the Shoah, such as the book I wrote about last week, The Zoo Keeper's Wife.

Caged In A Box Of Others’ Values And Expectations

In my interviews with well spouses, the theme of being caged in a box of expectations has repeated itself often.

Po-Lin

Every year there seems to be a new bestseller with a Holocaust theme that reveals a new story of heroism in the most horrible of times.

Off The Derech And The Community

Our communities, unfortunately, are faced with many crises in today's world.

The Passover Story (As told by a young mother to her daughter)

"We were slaves down in Egypt," The young, cheerful mother said, As she knelt on the floor And swept under the bed.

Sixty-Five Years Since The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

In what has been one of the major memorial events in Poland commemorating WWII, Warsaw saw a gathering of world leaders this week at the 65th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

See What Happens When You Don’t Pay Attention?

I'm not quite ready yet to shut the door on Purim. Perhaps it's my way of avoiding dealing with Pesach, and the physical and emotional effort that comes with it.

How To Cut Off Support – Unintentionally, Of Course

Coming home to a full answering machine of questions and calls, many insisting that you call back immediately to fill them in during a crisis, is the last thing anyone wants to face.

Museum Of The History Of Polish Jews Goes To Washington

On March 13 representatives of The Museum Of The History Of Polish Jews addressed the Helsinki Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe regarding the importance and aims of its institution.

Scharf’s Ateret Avot of Midwood, Bk’lyn

Question: How has being an observant Jew in America changed since you were growing up?

We Can’t Always Emulate Those Who Appear Perfect

I recently attended a conference on a particular type of chronic illness that I knew little about.

Rabbi Moshe Meir Matlin, Torah Education Pioneer

"More than a million Jewish immigrants landed on the shores of the United States between 1881 and 1905.

Purim In Warsaw

Purim is major event throughout Poland. Many marginal Jews bring their whole families to the synagogue for the festive reading of the Megillah.

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