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A Jewish Wedding In 1787

Dr. Benjamin Rush (1745-1813), a physician and a signer of the Declaration of Independence, "was the most striking, the most impressive, and the most controversial figure in North American medicine of his day. Brilliant and well educated, he was a restless soul, impatient and impulsive, quick to make decisions and to defend them against all disagreement.

Logical Consequences

One of the many forms of discipline that is used in both homes and schools that is very effective is known as "logical consequences".

A Gift From Tattie – A True Story

Some may say that certain unlikely events and their timing are a matter coincidence, but we who believe that Hashem is the Eternal Mastermind of the Universe - know better.

The Old Shtetl Gostynin

The town of Gostynin is located 14 miles southwest of the city of Plock and approximately 60 miles northwest of Warsaw.

Follow Your Dreams: The Responses of Parents

I recently wrote an article about older adults who are single (either widowed or divorced) and who have grown children with their own young families.

Follow Your Dreams; The Responses Of Children

I recently wrote an article about older adults who are single, whether widowed or divorced, who have grown children with their own young families.

Krakow Jewish Festival

Last week saw the greatest modern (post-Holocaust) celebration of Jewish culture in Europe at the Krakow Jewish Cultural Festival.

Pursuing Your Dreams – The Money Issue and Other Problems

Like my previous story of Irv and Chaya, Seymour and P'nina were both beginning second marriages and they too had grown children who were married and had children of their own.

The Jewish Community Of Surinam

The discovery of the Western Hemisphere opened new opportunities for Jews.

The Shidduch Battlefield (Conclusion)

In my previous column I wrote how apprehension has replaced anticipation when a son or daughter enters the shidduch parsha.

Pultusk

Located just north of Warsaw on the Narew River, Pultusk is a small rural town described as being located on an island in the middle of a river.

Pursuing Your Dreams. Is There An Age Limit?

Moshe, in N.Y., gets a call from his father in Chicago. "Son, I can't take it any more. I'm divorcing your mother. I've had enough. It's over."

Remembering The Kielce Pogrom

July 4th is an important date in history. In the United States it is a day to celebrate independence from England.

A Story Of A Rabbi And Assumptions

I recently heard a story about a city rav, who was at a simcha. During the meal, there were two brands of milk on the table.

The Shidduch Battlefield (Part I)

When I was a camper way back in the previous century, there was a game we would play called "Capture the Flag".

Myszyniec, Ostroleka

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Abe Schwartz of Detroit.

Testimonials – An Acceptance Speech

For the last two weeks I have tried to give you a different perspective of a caregiver.

Learning The Hard Way (Conclusion)

If you do not like the system, then do not perpetuate it!

The Pope Comes A Calling

Last week Pope Benedict XVI went to Poland to honor his predecessor, Pope John Paul II.

Harry Fischel: Orthodox Jewish Philanthropist Par Excellence (Part II)

Mr. Fischel had a longstanding relationship with the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS), which was destined to have its name transferred to the rabbinical school affiliated with Yeshiva University.

Testimonials – A Daughter Speaks

Last week I shared a chronically ill husband's nomination of his wife for a Caregivers Award.

Private Restitution Proposal Possible

The issue of restitution for private property owned by Jews in Poland has long been a sore spot for many Jews of Polish origin.

Testimonials – A Husband Speaks

Recognition of well spouses has come a long way since I first began writing about them.

Learning The Hard Way (Part II)

I am still getting calls and e-mails from mothers and grandmothers with girls for "Avi" (a non-New Yorker), the ben Torah "earner" who was having trouble finding girls in his community willing to go out with him because he was not learning full time.

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