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Mobilizing For The Caregiver

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.

‘Killer’ Shidduchim

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."

Honoring Noteworthy Poles

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

Special Summershpiel Edition

Question: What's on your Summer reading list?

The Desire For Help – The Need To Be Independent

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.

Dedication Of Jewish Community Center

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.

It’s All In How It’s Said, Or Not Said

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.

David Mendes And Zipporah Nunes Machado

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.

Jewish Culture Festival In Krakow

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.

Touro College, Brooklyn

Question: Do you celebrate the Fourth of July?

Helping a Family Avoid Divorce

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.

Oceanside, N.Y. – To Be Young Again

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.

‘It Is What It Is’

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.

Mazal Tov!

Whenever Jews come together in honor of a lifecycle event, it is a simchah.

An Adult Child’s Response To Mother’s Day Woes

Last week, I wrote an article about mothering yourself, particularly on Hallmark holidays like Mother's Day.

Brooklyn College, NY

Question: Did Judaism influence your choice of college major, and do you see yourself utilizing your education to help the Jewish community?

Cell Phonies

Last week, to my deep distress, my cell phone disappeared from my purse. I don't know whether it somehow fell out, or if someone on the very crowded street purposely brushed against me and slipped a hand into my purse.

Summer Travel To Poland (Part II)

When traveling, it is best to do a little homework first - the more you know and prepare for a trip the more you will get out of it.

Mothering Yourself On Mother’s Day

I am writing this article on May 13, Mother's Day this year (though it is being printed at a much later date).

Don’t Take The Bait – How Did We Get Here? (Part III)

How did this generation of parents get to the point of being intimidated by their children?

Summer Travel To Poland (Part I)

As summer approaches, people are making vacation plans. More and more people are traveling to Poland, to the old shtetl, to see where their families lived for hundreds of years, before coming to America.

Friends Field Park, Brooklyn

Question: Do you miss the old "Borscht Belt" Jewish Catskills?

Don’t Take The Bait – The Self-Imposed Threat (Part II)

Our children have no idea how vulnerable we are as parents.

The Jewish Festival In Krakow

This summer, from June 23 to July 1, the city of Krakow will play host to the 17th annual Jewish Cultural Festival, which as usual, is expected to be a resounding success.

Did Haym Salomon Really Finance The American Revolution?

One of the most fascinating figures in American Jewish history is Haym Salomon (1740-1785).

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