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Refusing The Short Leash

26 Heshvan 5768 – November 7, 2007
On October fifth, my article called "Choking on a Short Leash" was in the Jewish Press.

‘Getting Back On The Swing’

I remember a mishap years ago while in first grade and happily swinging on the playground swing during recess.

Torah MiTzion Kollel In Warsaw

Every time I come to Poland there is some new sign of the resurgence of the religious Jewish community.

What To Look For When Looking Into Long Term Care Policies (Part 4)

19 Heshvan 5768 – October 31, 2007
Last week I discussed some of the things that Long Term Care (LTC) Insurance is, some that it's not, and why it is important.

Alfred Mordecai’s Agonizing Decision

The Civil War caused a great divide among Americans, pitting brother against brother, relative against relative, friend against friend. Jews fought on both sides in this conflict, and they also found themselves beset with divided loyalties. Alfred Mordecai was one such individual who was forced to make a most difficult decision that cost him his career and alienated him from family and friends..

Visiting The Graves Of Tzaddikim

For the past few weeks I have been describing my trip through Poland to different graves of Polish tzaddikim of the past.

Kings Highway, Brooklyn

Question: Is there really a "shidduch crisis" or is the term an exaggeration?

Why Long Term Care Insurance? (Part 3)

13 Heshvan 5768 – October 24, 2007
When my generation was young, I believed the only insurance that people cared about was life insurance.

‘It’s Your Fault’

I grew up in an era where customers were always right - even if they weren't - because it was good for business to accommodate them, even if they were out of line.

Lancut

On my many trips to Poland, I always heard of the amazing synagogue structure in Lancut.

Sweet Home Savannah

There's the old joke about two Jews deserted on an island who build three shuls. Like many attempts at humor, there is a certain degree of truth to this adage.

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn

5 Heshvan 5768 – October 17, 2007
Question: Is Israel's release of Palestinian prisoners a constructive sign of good faith or just a futile attempt at placating its enemies?

Rymanow

In a recent column on the cemetery of Krakow one of the pictures was mislabeled as the grave of Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Riminov (Rymanow).

What Is Long TermCare Insurance? (Part 2)

Long Term Care (LTC) Insurance provides you with the money for hiring assistance when you can no longer perform some or all of the tasks of daily living like bathing, dressing, feeding, toileting, transferring, continence or when continual supervision is needed due to deteriorating mental ability.

Long Term Care Insurance (Part 1)

28 Tishri 5768 – October 10, 2007
The Best Way To Help Our Children

Woodbury, Long Island

Question: How do you feel about a possible MTA fare hike?

Doing Personal Teshuvah

With three sets of three-day Yom Tov/ Shabbat combinations behind us, and a return to "normalcy" and our daily routines, now would be a good time to examine our lifestyle habits - and improve them.

B’nai B’rith International Revives Lodge In Poland

In 1938, by decree of the president of the Republic of Poland, all 10 B'nai B'rith Lodges were closed down.

Choking On A Short Leash

20 Tishri 5768 – October 2, 2007
As we age (or as our chronic illness worsens) and every day tasks take longer and becomes more difficult, our desire to remain independent seems to increase.

Columbus Day 1892 And The Jews Of New York

From these headlines it is clear that the 400th anniversary of Columbus discovering the New World was cause for great celebration by New York Jewry.

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