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The Jews Of Martinique And Guadeloupe

22 Elul 5767 – September 5, 2007
"The Jewish history of Martinique and Guadeloupe is relatively short, spanning only about 60 years.

Bensonhurst, Brooklyn

Question: Are the constant increases in yeshiva tuition justified? Can anything be done to alleviate the financial pressure on parents?

Understanding And Empathizing With Challenging Behavior

Rona came to town to visit family and friends. She looked forward to reconnecting after years of living so far away. She had made sure her chronically ill spouse was well cared for at home while she had a much-needed break from care giving.

Day Of Remembrance In Lodz

A Day of Remembrance for the Jews of the Lodz Ghetto was recently held in the city.

Toxic People: What They Teach Us (Part Five)

15 Elul 5767 – August 29, 2007
When dealing with toxic personalities it is very important to remember some basic strategic rules that apply not only to them but can also apply to difficult people who are not toxic per se.

Boro Park, Brooklyn

Question: Should second-generation Holocaust survivors (children of survivors)receive reparations from Germany?

More Shidduch Sadness

This past week I was told two shidduch stories that made me sad and mad at the same time - because it is infuriating and tragic when people sabotage themselves or let others do so to them.

Remembrance Day In Piotrkow

This past week I had the honor of attending the Remembrance Day commemorations that took place in the Polish town of Piotrkow Trybunalski.

Dealing With Toxic Relatives And People (Part Four)

8 Elul 5767 – August 22, 2007
Dealing With Your Own Feelings

Special Events In Poland

This year's International Summer Yiddish Language And Culture Seminar will take place August 13 - September 2.

Gravesend, Brooklyn

Question: Should New York legalize medicinal marijuana?

Dealing With Toxic Relatives And Toxic People (Part Three)

1 Elul 5767 – August 15, 2007
In the past two weeks I have shared two letters from well spouses who were dealing with difficult machitanim. One pair of machitanim was coming to visit for the birth of a new grandchild but insisted that their daughter in law's mother not be present at the Shabbos meals, or they would not come. The other letter dealing with difficult machatanim was from a well spouse whose daughter is soon to be married. It seemed that this well spouse and her husband could do nothing that did not offend the groom's parents.

Hot And Bothered: Letting The Steam Out

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.

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