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Out Of The Eyes Of Grandchildren

25 Nisan 5768 – April 30, 2008
Normalcy is relative. It is what you become used to. The more frequently something occurs, the more we see it as normal.

They Called Me Mayer July: Painted Memories Of A Jewish Childhood Before The Holocaust

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.

Caged In A Box Of Others’ Values And Expectations

18 Nisan 5768 – April 23, 2008
In my interviews with well spouses, the theme of being caged in a box of expectations has repeated itself often.

Po-Lin

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.

Off The Derech And The Community

11 Nisan 5768 – April 16, 2008
Our communities, unfortunately, are faced with many crises in today's world.

The Passover Story (As told by a young mother to her daughter)

"We were slaves down in Egypt," The young, cheerful mother said, As she knelt on the floor And swept under the bed.

Sixty-Five Years Since The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

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.

See What Happens When You Don’t Pay Attention?

4 Nisan 5768 – April 9, 2008
I'm not quite ready yet to shut the door on Purim. Perhaps it's my way of avoiding dealing with Pesach, and the physical and emotional effort that comes with it.

How To Cut Off Support – Unintentionally, Of Course

Coming home to a full answering machine of questions and calls, many insisting that you call back immediately to fill them in during a crisis, is the last thing anyone wants to face.

Museum Of The History Of Polish Jews Goes To Washington

On March 13 representatives of The Museum Of The History Of Polish Jews addressed the Helsinki Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe regarding the importance and aims of its institution.

Scharf’s Ateret Avot of Midwood, Bk’lyn

26 Adar II 5768 – April 2, 2008
Question: How has being an observant Jew in America changed since you were growing up?

We Can’t Always Emulate Those Who Appear Perfect

I recently attended a conference on a particular type of chronic illness that I knew little about.

Rabbi Moshe Meir Matlin, Torah Education Pioneer

"More than a million Jewish immigrants landed on the shores of the United States between 1881 and 1905.

Purim In Warsaw

Purim is major event throughout Poland. Many marginal Jews bring their whole families to the synagogue for the festive reading of the Megillah.

Self-Messages: The Need To Reframe

19 Adar II 5768 – March 26, 2008
Crossing boarders always makes me nervous. Even though I do nothing wrong and always declare what I am carrying, I still feel unhinged.

Anti-Semitic Incidents In Poland

People are on edge when it comes to the topic of anti-Semitic occurrences in Poland.

Yeshiva Derech HaTorah, Brooklyn

Question: What's your favorite Jewish holiday?

Why I Like Yom Kippur

12 Adar II 5768 – March 19, 2008
You might think it odd talking about Yom Kippur just days before Purim. But actually that is exactly why I am thinking so fondly of our holy fast day.

Why I Like Yom Kippur

You might think it odd talking about Yom Kippur just days before Purim. But actually that is exactly why I am thinking so fondly of our holy fast day.

Forty Years Since March Of ’68

Throughout Jewish history there have been many defining moments.

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