We are taught that visiting the sick takes away a great deal of their pain.
In the 18th and 19th centuries, the lives of most women were centered on family matters. Rebecca Gratz took a very different course. She never married, but instead "devoted her adult life to providing relief for Philadelphia's underprivileged women and children and securing religious, moral and material sustenance for all of Philadelphia's Jews.
Question: Should Hillary Clinton run for president in 2008? Would you vote for her?
As my husband deteriorated from his chronic illness, the first thing we did was get him a cell phone.
October 1962 was almost the end of the world. For 13 days the world teetered on the brink of nuclear war.
This past week, millions of Americans took advantage of the Thanksgiving holiday to pick themselves up and, alone or with family, get into a car, bus, train or airplane to visit relatives or friends or have a mini-vacation.
It is a little known fact in the Jewish world that Poland is famous for its artistic posters.
Question: Do you celebrate Thanksgiving?
Whenever I go to nursing homes, I often wonder how the professionals see the residents.
Abraham Lincoln didn't hold a grudge. In 1862 when he visited General McClellan in his house to discuss strategy and was ignored by the general, Lincoln took it in stride.
Communication is both verbal and nonverbal. We tell our children how to behave.
It's hard to imagine life without them, and yet they almost never came into being.
It was one of those cold, rain-soaked evenings - the kind that make you look forward to a hot drink, a good book and a soft couch to curl up on.
The cemetery in Lodz is said to be one of the largest Jewish cemeteries in Europe, with about 230,000 graves.
In this five-part series I have tried to explain what works and what doesn't when trying to send a message of support to someone in a time of crisis.
"A few months ago I told the American people I did not trade arms for hostages.
The name Radegast Station might not be familiar to most people.
Last week I gave examples of supportive messages to people in crisis.
In 1527 the Spanish took possession of Curacao.
"You're going to give four years of your life to the country and this job.
The question that is on many people's mind these days is why the organizers of the international "Pride Parade" chose the holy city of Jerusalem as the venue for their exhibition.
For the last two weeks I have been sharing parts of a well-meaning but inappropriate, advice-filled, e-mail that was sent to a well spouse through a third party.
An exhibit commemorating the Jewish community of Czestochowa, which has been traveling the world for the past two years, culminated in the gathering of more than 200 people who went there for a special reunion during Sukkot. These remnants and descendants of a community of more than 30,000 came from the U.S., Israel, South America, Australia and Europe.
Last week I began sharing a well-intentioned letter that was e-mailed to a well spouse and her hospitalized husband.
This summer there was a big hue and cry over the anti-Jewish rants uttered by a very drunk Mel Gibson after he was stopped by police for driving like a ...drunk - out of control, with an inability to think and judge clearly.