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Taking Care Of A Parent

There is a saying that is often quoted by older parents that one mother can take care of 10 children but 10 children cannot take care of one mother.

‘Hotel Pesach’

It's erev Pesach, the house is sparkling, the chicken soup is cooking, the potatoes have been peeled (20 pounds worth) and the guests are on their way.

Jewish Historical Institute Photo Project

Whenever I go to Poland I make a point of visiting the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw.

Self Delusion And The Need For Plan B

What is normal? It really can be anything we get used to.

Park Slope, Brooklyn

Question: Are you concerned about global warming?

Swidin Jewish Cemetery Vandalized Again

Half of the 20 tombstones in the Jewish cemetery of Swidin were broken March 1, according to Albert Stankowski of the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Warsaw. "This was done during the same time as the Claims Conference was visiting in Poland, and I have no doubt that the act against the cemetery was related," he said. Stankowksi was referring to a Claims Conference meeting last week with the government about compensation for Jewish property stolen by the Nazis and Communists.

The Day After Purim…

'Twas the morning after Purim and in a ba'al batishe house, A bleary-eyed husband tried not to wake up his spouse,

Irena Sendler

When people hear of those honored as Righteous Among The Nations by Yad Vashem, they automatically think of the most renowned, such as Oscar Schindler or Raul Wallenberg.

Long Distance Caregivers

The lure of warm weather in winter has many of us who are retired going south for the winter.

The Gomez Family

The Gomez family was one the foremost Jewish families in New York during colonial times.

Readers Write – Part 2

On January 5 of this year, I wrote about a reflexologist, who used her skills to not only diagnose and heal, but also provide a caring touch for people (such as the elderly who live alone and well spouses) who can live for weeks at a time without being touched.

My Readers Write:

Over the last several weeks I have received many letters that have offered advice, asked for help or simply responded to one of my articles.

Midwood, Brooklyn

Question: Every year we hear about teenagers overdrinking on Purim, in some cases requiring medical attention. What can be done to combat the problem?

‘Poor-him (Purim)’ – Haman Should Have Listened To His Wife

Smart husbands know that their wives as a rule are full of common sense and wisdom and if they want to be successful in life, they should listen to what their wife has to say - and follow it.

Rededication Of Yeshiva Chachmei Lublin in Poland (Part II)

Last week's column, mostly pictures, on the rededication of Yeshiva Chachmei Lublin, could only partially describe the joyous event.

Choosing Divorce (Part Three)

I recently had a discussion with a friend. Her father was in care. On his floor was a young man with a chronic illness.

Rededication Of Yeshiva Chachmei Lublin In Poland (Part I)

It has been said that Poland is a country of ghosts and for the past 68 years, since the invasion of Poland by the Germans in 1939, there has been little to celebrate.

Religion and The Presidency

With Presidents Day coming up next Monday, it seemed like the ideal time to chat with Paul Kengor, associate professor of political science and executive director of the Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania.

Choosing Divorce (Part Two)

Fraidy and Chaim were married for 10 years. They were still in love. They cared for and respected each other.

Louis Raskas Of St. Louis

In the late 1800's and early 1900's America was called the treifa medina by many religious Jews living in Eastern Europe.

Marine Park, Brooklyn

Question: Have you ever visited Israel?

Choosing Divorce (Part One)

So often when I speak to well spouse support groups, and we talk about how difficult the life of a well spouse is, the topic of why we stay in the marriage comes up for discussion.

Who Moved My Chocolate Cake?

Levi C. (not his real name) is a 26-year-old chassidic young man. At age 20, he was hit by a car.

The Jews Of Portugal: Contemporary Sites And Events (Part Two)

In the first article on the Jews of Portugal, we reviewed the glorious periods of the history and depths of persecution to which Jews were subjected during the Inquisition.

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