My daughter in-law was a guest at a recent brunch/fundraiser for women only, during which the guest speaker spoke about the number one topic that seems to be on everyone's minds - shidduchim.
The phenomenon of genocide is a uniquely human creation. Since the dawn of history, it has occurred on all the inhabited continents among diverse ethnic, religious, social and geographic groups. It has caused the deaths of more people than all the wars and individual murders combined. It is difficult to predict, to prevent or to limit. Its perpetrators mostly face impunity. In sum, genocide is as pervasive as it is intractable.
Question: Will Sen. Obama's relationship with Rev. Wright affect your vote?
In Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, an Orthodox family is finding themselves in a battle with the hospital that is caring for their father.
Last week Irena Sendler, a true heroine, passed away.
I am writing this article as I sit in an airport waiting for a delayed plane.
People have been bitterly complaining about the rising price of gas.
Question: Israel is celebrating its 60th birthday. What does the country mean to you?
Trust is something that develops over time. As adults, we give our trust slowly, often only after testing the waters and determining that the person we trust is worthy of it or at least worthy of our chancing it.
Question: Has it been difficult adjusting to American life as a Jewish immigrant?
Last week's front page of The Jewish Press showed Crown Prince of England, Prince Charles, affixing a mezuzah to the door of a new Jewish center in Krakow, along with Rabbi Gluck, the Chief Rabbi Of Galicia and Rabbi Schudrich, the Chief Rabbi Of Poland.
Between 1881 and 1924 approximately two million Jews immigrated to the United States, primarily from Eastern Europe and Russia.
Most Pesach observers - after a week of overdosing on matzah and potatoes - in a myriad of manifestations look forward to when Passover has, well, passed over.
Normalcy is relative. It is what you become used to. The more frequently something occurs, the more we see it as normal.
Most memoirs written by former Jewish citizens of Poland talk in detail of the Shoah, such as the book I wrote about last week, The Zoo Keeper's Wife.
In my interviews with well spouses, the theme of being caged in a box of expectations has repeated itself often.
Every year there seems to be a new bestseller with a Holocaust theme that reveals a new story of heroism in the most horrible of times.
Our communities, unfortunately, are faced with many crises in today's world.
"We were slaves down in Egypt," The young, cheerful mother said, As she knelt on the floor And swept under the bed.
In what has been one of the major memorial events in Poland commemorating WWII, Warsaw saw a gathering of world leaders this week at the 65th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.