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Posted on: January 18th, 2006

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I came out of the store last week, and there, on top of my "to do" list on the passenger's side of the car, in full view for anyone to see, were three checks that I was taking to the bank to deposit.

 

Posted on: January 18th, 2006

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In my previous column I wrote about the importance of assigning minimal value to the utterances of those who make nasty, ego-wounding comments.

 

Posted on: January 18th, 2006

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After I wrote about the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland last week, many people asked me to report more on this group and the important work they are doing.

 

Posted on: January 11th, 2006

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Chronic illness, to the great pain of everyone involved, only ends in one way, death.

 

Posted on: January 4th, 2006

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London, in the late 1720's was overflowing with peoples of many origins.

 

Posted on: January 4th, 2006

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Chanukah is over and we are now dealing with the repercussions of wantonly indulging in crispy, crunchy, melt in your mouth potato latkes and overdosing on sugary, chocolaty, jelly-oozing donuts.

 

Posted on: January 4th, 2006

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In honor of Chanukah, a time of joy, I have been delving into the realm of Jewish music.

 

Posted on: January 4th, 2006

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Whenever I have a speaking engagement, I always ask people to turn on their cell phones.

 

Posted on: December 28th, 2005

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In Canada and the U.S., the government has passed new legislation to protect us.

 

Posted on: December 28th, 2005

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It may sound like the starkest of contradictions, but Abigail Pogrebin's Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish (Broadway Books) is as depressing as it is addictive.

 

Posted on: December 21st, 2005

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Last week I wrote about how some well-meaning professionals can manipulate the situation in order to get you to do what they feel is in your best interest.

 

Posted on: December 21st, 2005

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Gift giving is a real challenge for many parents during Chanukah.

 

Posted on: December 1st, 2005

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"In 1478 at the request of the Spanish sovereigns Ferdinand and Isabella, Pope Sixtus IV (1471-84) issued a papal bull allowing for the creation of the Spanish Inquisition.

 

Posted on: November 2nd, 2005

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Since the time of Avraham Aveinu, Jews have observed the mitzva of having their sons circumcised on the eighth day after birth.

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Posted on: October 5th, 2005

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One cannot fully appreciate the life and accomplishments of Aaron Lopez (1731-1782) unless one is familiar with the history of the Inquisition.

 

Posted on: September 1st, 2005

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It was not easy to maintain tradition and religious observance in the sparsely settled American colonies.

 

Posted on: August 3rd, 2005

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"The twenty-three Jews who sailed into New Amsterdam harbor on a September day in 1654 were to found the first Jewish community in what is today the United States.

 

Posted on: July 1st, 2005

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In 1654 the Portuguese recaptured the city of Recife, Brazil from the Dutch. This marked the end of the vibrant Jewish community that had flourished under the Dutch beginning in 1630.

 

Posted on: June 1st, 2005

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Many people know that on September 7, 1654, twenty-three Jews arrived in New Amsterdam (renamed New York after the Dutch left).

 

Posted on: May 18th, 2005

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I was at a recent fundraiser on behalf of Israel's Beit Halochem institutions. In Hebrew, beit halochem means the house of the warrior and that is what these centers are - a home away from home for disabled Israeli soldiers and wounded victims of Islamic terror and violence.

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