Levi C. (not his real name) is a 26-year-old chassidic young man. At age 20, he was hit by a car.
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.
With the upcoming anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, I thought it would be appropriate to write about Yizkor Books.
Question: Any practical suggestions on how to deal with the agunah situation?
Last week I tried to give some insight into the real existence of a well spouse.
The other day I was shopping at a large supermarket and happened to go down the frozen foods aisle, past the endless freezers containing every imaginable flavor, shape and size of ice cream.
I am often asked, "Where do you get all the information that you write about in your weekly column?"
One question that comes up repeatedly when talking about the lives of well spouses is, "Why do they stay in the marriage?"
The city of Lodz had once been the second largest Jewish community in all of Poland.
A man passes out in the street. A woman is in an accident. A senior suffers a heart attack.
As a longtime "born-again single" and parent, I've come to the conclusion that the road to matrimony is like the road to weight loss.
As of December 4, 2006, an exhibition recapitulating the international project, "Do Not be Afraid to Know Me" is being presented in the Opole town hall.
Imagine for a moment what it feels like to have raised your children, lost your spouse, and all your relatives (including your immediate family) live in a different state.
For centuries Mexico was inhabited by a number of different Indian races.
Saul Wahl's story is one of the most intriguing of all the legendary stories concerning Polish Jewry.
Question: Jonathan Pollard is serving his 22nd year in prison for espionage. Do you think his actions warranted a life sentence?
The Polish Jewish community held its first public menorah-lighting ceremony Sunday evening, the third night of Chanukah.
The menorahs have been put away; the scale groans with the added weight of the sufganiyot and latkes that were devoured; and people are starting to formulate their Pesach plans (so soon already!).
In the last three articles I have been sharing some ideas for visitation of the sick that were suggested to me by the chronically ill and their spouses.
"You never get a second chance to make a first impression" might be a clich?, but people ignore it at their own peril.
The first two suggestions I received from people who were chronically ill, hospitalized, in nursing homes or just out of the hospital, were to keep your visits short and not ask questions or make comments that were invasive about the illness.
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum opened an exhibit last week remembering the children of the Lodz Ghetto.
Why did crime drop dramatically in New York City during the 1990's?
Last week, I started providing feedback on how to visit the sick or chronically ill.
This past week I took time out from my daily activities to have a medical checkup - something I highly recommend.