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.
When dealing with toxic personalities it is very important to remember some basic strategic rules that apply not only to them but can also apply to difficult people who are not toxic per se.
Question: Should second-generation Holocaust survivors (children of survivors)receive reparations from Germany?
This past week I was told two shidduch stories that made me sad and mad at the same time - because it is infuriating and tragic when people sabotage themselves or let others do so to them.
This past week I had the honor of attending the Remembrance Day commemorations that took place in the Polish town of Piotrkow Trybunalski.
Dealing With Your Own Feelings
This year's International Summer Yiddish Language And Culture Seminar will take place August 13 - September 2.
Question: Should New York legalize medicinal marijuana?
In the past two weeks I have shared two letters from well spouses who were dealing with difficult machitanim. One pair of machitanim was coming to visit for the birth of a new grandchild but insisted that their daughter in law's mother not be present at the Shabbos meals, or they would not come. The other letter dealing with difficult machatanim was from a well spouse whose daughter is soon to be married. It seemed that this well spouse and her husband could do nothing that did not offend the groom's parents.
It's the dog days of August, and between the sizzling heat, the numbing humidity, the rain and the never-ending traffic and airport delays, there is a lot to complain about people's actions.
Last week, Mr. Sigmund Rolat visited his birthplace in Poland, the city of Czestochowa. As he does on every trip, he took time out to pay his respects to the local Jewish cemetery.
Last week I shared two letters from well spouses who are dealing with "machitanim" (the parents of your son or daughter in law) who appear to be toxic personalities.
Being a well spouse does not exempt you from life's experiences.