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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.

Self-Messages: The Need To Reframe

Crossing boarders always makes me nervous. Even though I do nothing wrong and always declare what I am carrying, I still feel unhinged.

Anti-Semitic Incidents In Poland

People are on edge when it comes to the topic of anti-Semitic occurrences in Poland.

Yeshiva Derech HaTorah, Brooklyn

Question: What's your favorite Jewish holiday?

Why I Like Yom Kippur

You might think it odd talking about Yom Kippur just days before Purim. But actually that is exactly why I am thinking so fondly of our holy fast day.

Why I Like Yom Kippur

You might think it odd talking about Yom Kippur just days before Purim. But actually that is exactly why I am thinking so fondly of our holy fast day.

Forty Years Since March Of ’68

Throughout Jewish history there have been many defining moments.

The Difference Between Curiosity And Pain (Part 2: An Alternative)

Many years ago my mother had heart surgery. The procedure was relatively new then.

Special Purimshpiel Edition

Question: What will you dress up as this Purim?

Kingsway Jewish Center, Brooklyn

Question: Is capital punishment "cruel and unusual"?

Desecration At The Ohel Of Rabbi Elimelech Of Lejask

It was only last week that thousands of Chassidim went to Lejask (Lizhensk) in order to commemorate the 222nd yahrzeit of the tzaddik, Noam Elimelech of Lejask (1717-1786).

Letting Our Adult Children Be Adults

As parents, it is our job to help our children develop and grow into adulthood in small steps.

General Grant’s Expulsion Of The Jews

While the Civil War was raging at the end of 1862, General Ulysses S. Grant sent the following letter to the Assistant Secretary of War:

There Is No ‘Road Not Taken’

The poem "The Road Not Taken" by renowned American poet Robert Frost expresses the gnawing curiosity that a traveler knows he will always have about the road that he didn't take.

Agudat HaRabonim Of Poland Re-established After 70 Years

An event, thought to be impossible after the Shoah, took place in Lodz.

Ateret Avot Adult Living Facility, Brooklyn

Question: Which 20th century leader did you admire most?

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