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The Children’s Dynamic

21 Iyyar 5767 – May 9, 2007
As well spouses, we know the effect of chronic illness on ourselves. We know how it robs us of our dreams, our future, even our identity.

Groundbreaking For Museum Of Jewish History Of Polish Jews

It has been more than 10 years since its conception, but finally the long-awaited groundbreaking ceremony for the Museum of Jewish History of Polish Jews has been set for June 26, 2007.

Parade route, Fifth Avenue, Manhattan

Question: Impressed or disappointed with the turnout at this year's Salute to Israel Parade?

Use Your Filter

14 Iyyar 5767 – May 2, 2007
We all have a filter, should we choose to use it. It is the sensitive part of us that allows us to hear what we are about to say before it leaves our mouth.

The Jews Of Nevis And Alexander Hamilton

The sister islands of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis lie about 225 miles southeast of Puerto Rico in the Leeward Islands in the Eastern Caribbean. Nevis, the smaller of the two islands, is elliptically shaped and has a land area of approximately five by seven miles. When Christopher Columbus spotted this eight-mile-long island on his second voyage to the New World in 1493, he mistook its cloud-shrouded mountains for icy peaks and named it Nuestra Se?ora de las Nieves (Our Lady of the Snows).

Time To Wake Up And Smell… The Blood

There are many die-hard optimists who are actually Leftists. (I thought I would be generous in explaining why they are reality-challenged.)

Heaven’s Gate: Wooden Synagogues of Poland

The synagogue buildings that survived are among the last remaining vestiges of Jewish life in Poland today.

Judaic Studies class, Brooklyn College

Question: Some critics feel the Holocaust has come to define Jewish identity in America and that it takes away from other aspects of Jewish life and culture. Agree?

Special Needs

7 Iyyar 5767 – April 25, 2007
I have often written about how important respite is for the caregiver.

Jewish Agency In Poland

One of the most frequently asked questions about Jewish life in Poland is, "Are there still Jews there?"

Distorted Reality

30 Nisan 5767 – April 18, 2007
We all have preconceived notions that we accept as real and never challenge.

Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn

Question: Popular radio personality Don Imus was fired last week over racial cracks he made about the Rutgers women's basketball team. Your reaction?

Loss

Just days ago millions of people's lives across the country were impacted by severe unrelenting weather in the form of snowstorms, torrential rains, hurricane force winds and tornadoes.

The Well Spouse’s Need To Be Cared For

24 Nisan 5767 – April 12, 2007
Most well spouses live their years as care givers without any one giving a care about them.

Difficult Questions In Polish-Jewish Dialogue

Whenever I meet people, and they find out I write about Jewish life in Poland, invariably they have questions.

Practical Ideas For Caregiving

14 Nisan 5767 – April 2, 2007
Last week I discussed a situation where one child has taken in an ageing and ill parent to live with them and finds that his/her siblings are not contributing to the parent's care.

Kensington, Brooklyn

Question: Every year, new non-edible kosher for Passover products arrive in stores. Have we gone too far, or are we simply being justifiably stringent in observing Pesach?

The Beginnings Of Jewish Education In New York

"Jewish communities from time immemorial have recognized educational institutions as the bedrock of Jewish continuity.

Sigmund Rolat And Wayne Zuckerman Honored At YU Museum

The exhibit "And I Still See Their Faces," at the Yeshiva University Museum in the Jewish History Center in N.Y., was the site of a gala reception honoring two of Polish Jewry's greatest friends, Mr. Sigmund Rolat and Wayne Zuckerman.

Making A Difference

Just days ago, the question, "How is this night different from all others?" was asked at Pesach tables around the world.

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