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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).

The Miracle Of Marriage

With the Sefiras HaOmer period behind us, the wedding season is in full swing.

Midtown Manhattan

Question: Many people feel George W. Bush is the most pro-Israel president the country's had in a long time. Agree?

Don’t Take The Bait (Part I)

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.

Brooklyn College

Question: Anti-Israel activism has become all too common on college campuses across the country. Have you experienced any of that?

Hollywood, Florida – Hooray For Hollywood

When most people think of Hollywood, they think "lights, camera, action," along with images of movie stars, celebrities and the Lakers.

Consciousness Raising: Is It Always Good?

Once upon a time we lived with limited expectations. We expected life to be hard and unfortunately it did not disappoint us.

Salute to Israel Parade, Manhattan

Question: In the wake of the Winograd Report on last summer's Lebanon war, should Prime Minister Olmert resign?

Returning Home To Jerusalem

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.

Jewish Polish Relations In France

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.

The Children’s Dynamic

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.

Groundbreaking For Museum Of Jewish History Of Polish Jews

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.

Parade route, Fifth Avenue, Manhattan

Question: Impressed or disappointed with the turnout at this year's Salute to Israel Parade?

Use Your Filter

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 Jews Of Nevis And Alexander Hamilton

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).

Time To Wake Up And Smell… The Blood

There are many die-hard optimists who are actually Leftists. (I thought I would be generous in explaining why they are reality-challenged.)

Heaven’s Gate: Wooden Synagogues of Poland

The synagogue buildings that survived are among the last remaining vestiges of Jewish life in Poland today.

Judaic Studies class, Brooklyn College

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?

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