I grew up in an era where customers were always right - even if they weren't - because it was good for business to accommodate them, even if they were out of line.
On my many trips to Poland, I always heard of the amazing synagogue structure in Lancut.
There's the old joke about two Jews deserted on an island who build three shuls. Like many attempts at humor, there is a certain degree of truth to this adage.
Question: Is Israel's release of Palestinian prisoners a constructive sign of good faith or just a futile attempt at placating its enemies?
In a recent column on the cemetery of Krakow one of the pictures was mislabeled as the grave of Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Riminov (Rymanow).
Long Term Care (LTC) Insurance provides you with the money for hiring assistance when you can no longer perform some or all of the tasks of daily living like bathing, dressing, feeding, toileting, transferring, continence or when continual supervision is needed due to deteriorating mental ability.
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Question: How do you feel about a possible MTA fare hike?
With three sets of three-day Yom Tov/ Shabbat combinations behind us, and a return to "normalcy" and our daily routines, now would be a good time to examine our lifestyle habits - and improve them.
In 1938, by decree of the president of the Republic of Poland, all 10 B'nai B'rith Lodges were closed down.
As we age (or as our chronic illness worsens) and every day tasks take longer and becomes more difficult, our desire to remain independent seems to increase.
From these headlines it is clear that the 400th anniversary of Columbus discovering the New World was cause for great celebration by New York Jewry.
During my recent trip to Poland I visited many cemeteries where great tzaddikim are buried.
Question: Will Rudy Giuliani's outspoken support for Israel sway your vote should he be the GOP presidential nominee in 2008?
As the years go by, and your spouse gets worse, and your life gets harder, well spouses often live with emotional paradoxes.
It is Sunday, the day after Yom Kippur and everyone you speak to says, "Thank G-d it's over."
My five-part series on toxic people brought an avalanche of responses the likes of which I have not seen in my four years of writing this column.
Before Rosh Hashanah - Yom Kippur, it is customary to pray at the graves of one's parents.
In my previous column I wrote about older singles who were undermining their chance at getting married by letting others make decisions for them on as to whether to date a proposed shidduch or not.
For many, Polish Jewry is a misnomer; they (even those that come to visit) think that there is no longer any Jewish life, that it was all killed in the Holocaust. In the past year, I have been privileged to see just how much life there is in Poland.
Dear Ann, I got a lot out of your article on line, relating to how to deal with a toxic person...
"The Jewish history of Martinique and Guadeloupe is relatively short, spanning only about 60 years.
Question: Are the constant increases in yeshiva tuition justified? Can anything be done to alleviate the financial pressure on parents?
Rona came to town to visit family and friends. She looked forward to reconnecting after years of living so far away. She had made sure her chronically ill spouse was well cared for at home while she had a much-needed break from care giving.
A Day of Remembrance for the Jews of the Lodz Ghetto was recently held in the city.