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Posted on: August 1st, 2007

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The small island of St. Eustatius [in Dutch: Sint Eustatius, and now named simply Statia] is one of the Netherlands Antilles islands, along with St Maarten, Saba, Cura?ao, and Bonaire.

 

Posted on: August 1st, 2007

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Question: Six years after 9/11, do you still fear another catastrophic attack here?

 

Posted on: August 1st, 2007

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Every August thousands of children ages 17-19 leave the only home they have known, the community they grew up in, the neighborhood they are familiar with - even the country of their birth, and fly thousands of miles to a new and relatively strange environment where they will remain for a year.

 

Posted on: August 1st, 2007

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Last week I wrote about going to Nowy Zukowice, the town my grandfather came from.

 

Posted on: July 25th, 2007

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Once upon a time there were two very close friends. One was a well spouse; one was not.

 

Posted on: July 25th, 2007

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Since I started writing this column I have been inundated with questions from my readers about various shtetlach. Often the places mentioned are well-known cities and, possibly, places I have visited.

 

Posted on: July 25th, 2007

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Question: How do you rate Michael Bloomberg's performance as mayor of New York?

 

Posted on: July 18th, 2007

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In my years of writing The Person Behind The Chair my articles focused mainly on the emotional toll of caregiving for the spouse and family of the chronically ill.

 

Posted on: July 18th, 2007

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Most of us have heard the Talmudic assertion that "He who saves a life, saves a world," and conversely, "He who kills a life, kills a world."

 

Posted on: July 18th, 2007

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One of the most frequently asked questions, regarding the situation in Poland, is about the local Polish attitude towards Jews and the Holocaust.

 

Posted on: July 18th, 2007

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Question: What's on your Summer reading list?

 

Posted on: July 11th, 2007

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A well spouse must be independent. There is often no partner to call on for help, physical or mental, and so s/he is left to make all the decisions, carry all the heavy things, make all plans and preparations on her own.

 

Posted on: July 11th, 2007

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Whenever I go to Poland it is for a specific occasion. This last trip was to cover the laying of the foundation stone of the Museum of Jewish History, the Krakow Jewish Cultural Festival and the weddings and bar mitzvah of my friends in Warsaw.

 

Posted on: July 4th, 2007

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We all have our favorite charities. We tend to give more money to those charities that are close to our own experience, that have helped us or someone we know, or have touched our heartstrings in some way.

 

Posted on: July 4th, 2007

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One of the truly amazing aspects of Jewish history is that there were Jews who secretly maintained as much religious observance as they could while living under the merciless eye of the Inquisition in Spain and Portugal.

 

Posted on: July 4th, 2007

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The 17th Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow just concluded and has lived up to the promise of being one of the most exciting Jewish festivals around the globe.

 

Posted on: July 4th, 2007

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Question: Do you celebrate the Fourth of July?

 

Posted on: June 27th, 2007

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In February of this year I interviewed and wrote the stories of well spouses who chose divorce as their means of coping with their spouses chronic illness.

 

Posted on: June 27th, 2007

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Youth is the key to a Jewish community. Sure, there are snowbird synagogues, but bocce ball and bingo aren't going to attract young couples.

 

Posted on: June 27th, 2007

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Just the other day, I was commiserating with a close friend about how my life had not gone the way I had envisioned way back when - when I was young and my head was filled with sweet visions of what would be.

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