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Hot And Bothered: Letting The Steam Out

1 Elul 5767 – August 15, 2007
It's the dog days of August, and between the sizzling heat, the numbing humidity, the rain and the never-ending traffic and airport delays, there is a lot to complain about people's actions.

Vandals Desecrate Cemetery

Last week, Mr. Sigmund Rolat visited his birthplace in Poland, the city of Czestochowa. As he does on every trip, he took time out to pay his respects to the local Jewish cemetery.

Dealing With Toxic Relatives And Toxic People: Who Are They? (Part Two)

24 Av 5767 – August 8, 2007
Last week I shared two letters from well spouses who are dealing with "machitanim" (the parents of your son or daughter in law) who appear to be toxic personalities.

Dealing With Toxic People (Part One)

17 Av 5767 – August 1, 2007
Being a well spouse does not exempt you from life's experiences.

The Jewish Community Of St. Eustatius

The small island of St. Eustatius [in Dutch: Sint Eustatius, and now named simply Statia] is one of the Netherlands Antilles islands, along with St Maarten, Saba, Cura?ao, and Bonaire.

Crown Heights, Brooklyn

Question: Six years after 9/11, do you still fear another catastrophic attack here?

My Kid – My Hashkafot

Every August thousands of children ages 17-19 leave the only home they have known, the community they grew up in, the neighborhood they are familiar with - even the country of their birth, and fly thousands of miles to a new and relatively strange environment where they will remain for a year.

Shtetl Research

Last week I wrote about going to Nowy Zukowice, the town my grandfather came from.

A Story of Two Friends

10 Av 5767 – July 25, 2007
Once upon a time there were two very close friends. One was a well spouse; one was not.

Finding The Old Shtetl

Since I started writing this column I have been inundated with questions from my readers about various shtetlach. Often the places mentioned are well-known cities and, possibly, places I have visited.

13th Ave., Brooklyn

Question: How do you rate Michael Bloomberg's performance as mayor of New York?

Mobilizing For The Caregiver

3 Av 5767 – July 18, 2007
In my years of writing The Person Behind The Chair my articles focused mainly on the emotional toll of caregiving for the spouse and family of the chronically ill.

‘Killer’ Shidduchim

Most of us have heard the Talmudic assertion that "He who saves a life, saves a world," and conversely, "He who kills a life, kills a world."

Honoring Noteworthy Poles

One of the most frequently asked questions, regarding the situation in Poland, is about the local Polish attitude towards Jews and the Holocaust.

Special Summershpiel Edition

Question: What's on your Summer reading list?

The Desire For Help – The Need To Be Independent

25 Tammuz 5767 – July 11, 2007
A well spouse must be independent. There is often no partner to call on for help, physical or mental, and so s/he is left to make all the decisions, carry all the heavy things, make all plans and preparations on her own.

Dedication Of Jewish Community Center

Whenever I go to Poland it is for a specific occasion. This last trip was to cover the laying of the foundation stone of the Museum of Jewish History, the Krakow Jewish Cultural Festival and the weddings and bar mitzvah of my friends in Warsaw.

It’s All In How It’s Said, Or Not Said

18 Tammuz 5767 – July 4, 2007
We all have our favorite charities. We tend to give more money to those charities that are close to our own experience, that have helped us or someone we know, or have touched our heartstrings in some way.

David Mendes And Zipporah Nunes Machado

One of the truly amazing aspects of Jewish history is that there were Jews who secretly maintained as much religious observance as they could while living under the merciless eye of the Inquisition in Spain and Portugal.

Jewish Culture Festival In Krakow

The 17th Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow just concluded and has lived up to the promise of being one of the most exciting Jewish festivals around the globe.

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