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A Tale Of Two Cities

6 Kislev 5769 – December 3, 2008
In one week I had the privilege of speaking to two very different well-spouse support groups.

Beware Of Becoming Gimpel The Fool

I recently had the good fortune to be able to attend a musical in New York City that was entirely in Yiddish, a presentation of the National Yiddish Theatre Folks­biene.

Rabbi Pinchas Zarcynsky Arrives In Warsaw

The Jewish community in Poland has been growing both in size and spirituality.

Rabbi Pinchas Zarcynsky Arrives In Warsaw

The Jewish community in Poland has been growing both in size and spirituality.

Acknowledgement And Empathy; The Caffeine Of Emotions

28 Heshvan 5769 – November 26, 2008
When we are exhausted but must continue doing whatever it is that needs to be done, we can usually rely on a jolt of caffeine to keep us on task.

Cemetery Cleanup In Poland

Recently I wrote about the partial desecration of the cemetery in Bilgoraj, by a construction company, despite the promises of local officials that no defilement would take place.

Cemetery Cleanup In Poland

Recently I wrote about the partial desecration of the cemetery in Bilgoraj, by a construction company, despite the promises of local officials that no defilement would take place.

Know Your Audience

21 Heshvan 5769 – November 19, 2008
It was Shavuot and Gloria was looking forward to a Yom Tov dinner with friends. Gloria was a well spouse whose husband was in care.

The Light After The Dark

Many of us, especially those who are in mid-life, have weathered certain "storms" in our lives - some easier to cope with and "get over" than others.

Kristallnacht In Poland

Recently the world commemorated the 70th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the event that most consider the start of the Shoah.

Kristallnacht In Poland

Recently the world commemorated the 70th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the event that most consider the start of the Shoah.

Who Is Raising Your Children?

14 Heshvan 5769 – November 12, 2008
Though the summer is long gone, and depending where you live, the trees might be changing colors, there may even be snow on the ground - some of the people I meet are still "smarting" from their camp experience.

Protecting Jewish Cemeteries In Poland And Around The World

Last week I wrote about the discovery of human remains beyond the fence of a Jewish cemetery in Bilgoraj, Poland, showing that the boundaries of the cemetery went beyond the supposed size of the protected site.

Protecting Jewish Cemeteries In Poland And Around The World

Last week I wrote about the discovery of human remains beyond the fence of a Jewish cemetery in Bilgoraj, Poland, showing that the boundaries of the cemetery went beyond the supposed size of the protected site.

In The Embrace Of Mama Rachel

9 Heshvan 5769 – November 7, 2008
"Mama Rachel, I missed you!" I half-sob. "Mama Rachel . . . how could I have waited so long to visit you?!"

The Other Side of the Story (Part II)

7 Heshvan 5769 – November 5, 2008
Last week I wrote about Judy and Miriam, two women of different ages and experience, who were closer than mother and daughter until misunderstanding pushed them apart.

Was The ‘Rabbi’ Really A Missionary?

The story of Jacob Mayer is one of the most bizarre in the annals of American Jewish history. In order to understand how such a thing could have occurred, one must keep in mind that for many years America was a Jewish free-for-all.

The Power Of Words

The first half of the following poem is loosely based on a true situation as shared with me by a very close friend whose family "culture" was to "good- naturedly" tease one another or make gentle fun of each other's looks and actions.

Tragedy In Bilgoraj Jewish Cemetery

Last week I wrote about the Bilgoraj group that traveled to Poland last year and had a somewhat good experience.

Tragedy In Bilgoraj Jewish Cemetery

Last week I wrote about the Bilgoraj group that traveled to Poland last year and had a somewhat good experience.

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