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.
I am writing this article on May 13, Mother's Day this year (though it is being printed at a much later date).
How did this generation of parents get to the point of being intimidated by their children?
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.
Question: Do you miss the old "Borscht Belt" Jewish Catskills?
Our children have no idea how vulnerable we are as parents.
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.
One of the most fascinating figures in American Jewish history is Haym Salomon (1740-1785).
With the Sefiras HaOmer period behind us, the wedding season is in full swing.
Question: Many people feel George W. Bush is the most pro-Israel president the country's had in a long time. Agree?
Many years ago, I remember talking to a parent of a particularly difficult student. The parent confessed that he often gives into the child because the child threatens him.
Question: Anti-Israel activism has become all too common on college campuses across the country. Have you experienced any of that?
When most people think of Hollywood, they think "lights, camera, action," along with images of movie stars, celebrities and the Lakers.
Once upon a time we lived with limited expectations. We expected life to be hard and unfortunately it did not disappoint us.
Question: In the wake of the Winograd Report on last summer's Lebanon war, should Prime Minister Olmert resign?
When I was a little girl, I was fortunate to be one of the first of my peers to travel to Israel. It was 1965 and the fledgling state was only 17 years old.
While Polish-Jewish relations have grown more and more friendly in Poland, Israel and the U.S., Poland has also been reaching out to Jews around the world.
As well spouses, we know the effect of chronic illness on ourselves. We know how it robs us of our dreams, our future, even our identity.
It has been more than 10 years since its conception, but finally the long-awaited groundbreaking ceremony for the Museum of Jewish History of Polish Jews has been set for June 26, 2007.
Question: Impressed or disappointed with the turnout at this year's Salute to Israel Parade?
We all have a filter, should we choose to use it. It is the sensitive part of us that allows us to hear what we are about to say before it leaves our mouth.
The sister islands of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis lie about 225 miles southeast of Puerto Rico in the Leeward Islands in the Eastern Caribbean. Nevis, the smaller of the two islands, is elliptically shaped and has a land area of approximately five by seven miles. When Christopher Columbus spotted this eight-mile-long island on his second voyage to the New World in 1493, he mistook its cloud-shrouded mountains for icy peaks and named it Nuestra Se?ora de las Nieves (Our Lady of the Snows).
There are many die-hard optimists who are actually Leftists. (I thought I would be generous in explaining why they are reality-challenged.)
The synagogue buildings that survived are among the last remaining vestiges of Jewish life in Poland today.
Question: Some critics feel the Holocaust has come to define Jewish identity in America and that it takes away from other aspects of Jewish life and culture. Agree?