There is evidence of Jewish presence in Lipno as early as the 18th century.
I've been writing about the joys and heartbreaks of dealing with life-cycle events that occur far from the home of the chronically ill person.
"Another day another dinar," sighed Esther as she prepared her daily infusion of Turkish coffee before leaving for her job as an assistant editor at her Uncle Mordy's business, Megillah Publishing.
There is no definitive information on when Jews first came to Vishkov, but at the turn of the 20th century, the cemetery was the final resting place of at least four generations.
Last week I wrote about the difficulties many chronically ill and handicapped people have, participating in the simchas of their children.
Kurzelow is mentioned first in the 12th century, in a pastoral dispatch of the pope of that time, who fixed in it a new ecclesiastical district.
The previous installment of Glimpses into American Jewish History (Jewish Press, Feb. 3) dealt with the life of Mordechai Manuel Noah (1785-1851). Noah, a man with an unbelievable breadth of interests and activities, was, for many years, considered theleader of the New York Jewish community.
Simchas are wonderful! They bring us joy and nurture our feelings that life is good.
February/Adar is birthday month in the Kupfer family, with four out of five members born during this period.
The town of Gostynin was founded in the 13th century. It is located on the Skrwa Lewa River, approximately 60 miles northwest of Warsaw and 14 miles southwest of the city of Plock.
"Something is rotten in the state of Denmark." Marcellus, the character in Hamlet who uttered those words, couldn't have been more right.
Ilza is a picturesque town in a valley along the Ilzanka River in south-central Poland.
Life-cycle events, whether good or bad, bring changes to people's lives.
This column is being written on my secular birthday, February 14 (my real birthday is 11 Adar), a birthday - not surprisingly - that I share with my twin brother.
The village of Ozarów is located in the Kielce region. The Ozarów cemetery dates back almost 400 years and is one of the few remaining Jewish cemeteries in Poland.
A hurricane of mixed emotions accompanies the death of the chronically ill.
Until Jews began to return to Eretz Israel in 1948, noone thought of them as farmers.
The opening of the first full-time Chabad center in Poland, under the direction of Rabbi Shalom Ber and Dina Stambler, was made official at the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Shluchim earlier this year.
In 1825, more than 70 years before the First Zionist Congress was held in Basel, Switzerland, Mordechai Manuel Noah startled the world by proposing a concrete plan for the establishment of a Jewish city of refuge in North America.
Last week I wrote about self talk and how negative self talk can affect your whole outlook on life and give you a negative spin on how you see yourself.
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.
In my previous column I wrote about the importance of assigning minimal value to the utterances of those who make nasty, ego-wounding comments.
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.
Chronic illness, to the great pain of everyone involved, only ends in one way, death.
London, in the late 1720's was overflowing with peoples of many origins.