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Some Financial Help From Social Security

27 Tammuz 5768 – July 30, 2008
I have written several articles, in the past years, about the Well Spouse Foundation. I became a member of this organization decades ago.

Radom, Poland

During the construction work carried out in the city of Radom workers found a number of richly polychromatic (multi-colored) matzevot (tombstones) beneath the ground.

Getting The Big Picture

20 Tammuz 5768 – July 23, 2008
As Bnei Yisroel passed through the land of Ya'azer and Gilad in the "Ever HaYarden" (land East of the Jordan River) they noticed that the land was very fertile and quite suitable for grazing animals.

On The Topic Of Weight: Some Suggestions

Thank you for your letters. I received so many letters on this topic asking me what a person can do to help, if mentioning weight is counterproductive.

Painful Words: A Painful Reality

Jews globally are commemorating the Three Weeks of Mourning period that began with last Sunday's 17th Day of Tammuz fast and culminates with the Fast of Tisha B'Av.

Krakow Jewish Festival

The Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow is one of the most important and largest events of its kind in the world.

Further And Final Comments and Observations on the Topic of Weight

13 Tammuz 5768 – July 16, 2008
I have spent the last few articles discussing what, I have come to believe, are abusive comments made to overweight people in the guise of caring and acceptability.

‘With Tears Running Down My Cheeks’

An Interview With Holocaust Chronicler Stuart Mirsky

Special Summershpiel Edition

Question: What's on your summer reading list?

On The Topic of Weight – My Response

6 Tammuz 5768 – July 9, 2008
Last week I shared a letter from a gentleman who felt it was appropriate to comment on people's weight.

‘Watch Over The Souls Of Your Children’

My last two columns dealt with the biblical injunction that we "watch over our souls."

Restoration Of Poznan Cemetery

A few weeks ago I wrote about the ceremony in Poznan, rededicating the Jewish cemetery, in which the famous Rabbi Akiva Eiger is interred.

On The Topic Of Weight – A Different Opinion

29 Sivan 5768 – July 2, 2008
Dear Ms. Novick: There once was a time when I sincerely believed that I was open-minded regarding people who are overweight.

The Chief Rabbi’s Funeral

In a recent front-page essay (May 30, 2008) and in last month's "Glimpses" column we traced the life of Rabbi Jacob Joseph (1840-1902). Rabbi Joseph, who studied in the famed Volozhiner Yeshiva, was an outstanding Talmudic scholar and one of Rav Yisroel Salanter's main students.

Dealing With The Inappropriate Comments (On the Topic of Weight)

22 Sivan 5768 – June 25, 2008
In the past weeks I gave several examples of comments made to friends about their being overweight.

Lodz

Of all the formerly large Jewish communities in Poland, Lodz is one of the best organized today.

Overeating And The Well Spouse, A Reaction

15 Sivan 5768 – June 18, 2008
Dear Ann, I have been following your articles on being overweight and wanted to tell you my beef (double entendre intended).

Restoration Of Poznan Cemetery

During my trip to Poland last year, I witnessed the restoration project underway in the city of Poznan.

Touro College, 13th Ave., Brooklyn

Question: Have you encountered any hostility from family or friends for attending college?

Why Do They Make Comments? (Anecdotes on the Topic of Weight) Part III

9 Sivan 5768 – June 12, 2008
A well spouse, Sheila, came to a simcha. She spent an inordinate amount of time making all the arrangements for her sick husband so she could attend.

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