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.
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.
Question: Impressed or disappointed with the turnout at this year's Salute to Israel Parade?
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 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).
There are many die-hard optimists who are actually Leftists. (I thought I would be generous in explaining why they are reality-challenged.)
The synagogue buildings that survived are among the last remaining vestiges of Jewish life in Poland today.
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?
I have often written about how important respite is for the caregiver.
One of the most frequently asked questions about Jewish life in Poland is, "Are there still Jews there?"
We all have preconceived notions that we accept as real and never challenge.
Question: Popular radio personality Don Imus was fired last week over racial cracks he made about the Rutgers women's basketball team. Your reaction?
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.
Most well spouses live their years as care givers without any one giving a care about them.
Whenever I meet people, and they find out I write about Jewish life in Poland, invariably they have questions.
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.
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?
"Jewish communities from time immemorial have recognized educational institutions as the bedrock of Jewish continuity.
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.
Just days ago, the question, "How is this night different from all others?" was asked at Pesach tables around the world.