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Posted on: June 1st, 2005

SectionsMagazineGlimpses Into American Jewish History

Many people know that on September 7, 1654, twenty-three Jews arrived in New Amsterdam (renamed New York after the Dutch left).

 

Posted on: May 18th, 2005

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Most people over 40 have experienced a time or two when their mind just goes blank.

 

Posted on: May 18th, 2005

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I was at a recent fundraiser on behalf of Israel's Beit Halochem institutions. In Hebrew, beit halochem means the house of the warrior and that is what these centers are - a home away from home for disabled Israeli soldiers and wounded victims of Islamic terror and violence.

 

Posted on: May 11th, 2005

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Last week I told Moshe's and Richard's stories. These two men gave their all to their jobs despite the diseases that made it more and more difficult to do so.

 

Posted on: May 4th, 2005

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My generation, for the most part, had a very strong work ethic. It came, perhaps, because many of us grew up as children of immigrants and we inherited it from our parents.

 

Posted on: May 4th, 2005

SectionsMagazineGlimpses Into American Jewish History

The year 2004 marked the 350th anniversary of Jewish settlement in America.

 

Posted on: May 4th, 2005

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Pesach seemed heavier this year. I'm not talking in terms of the tremendous amount of food that was consumed or the seemingly endless lifting, bending, scrubbing, scouring and cooking that is part and parcel of pre and post Passover preparations as well as during the chag.

 

Posted on: April 27th, 2005

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We want people to behave toward us in a certain way. When they don't, we get angry.

 

Posted on: April 20th, 2005

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Last week I shared part of a letter by a mother of a chronically ill child.

 

Posted on: April 20th, 2005

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Over the years I always wondered why Hashem - the Master and Creator of the Universe - was so machmir - so adamant in having us mortals sing his praises and thank him all the time.

 

Posted on: April 6th, 2005

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You would have to be hiding under a rock to be unaware of the sad and drawn-out death of a severely brain damaged woman called Terri Schiavo, whose husband and legal guardian made the decision to have her life-sustaining feeding tube removed.

 

Posted on: April 6th, 2005

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Birthdays, anniversaries, life cycle events are all times we look forward to.

 

Posted on: April 1st, 2005

SectionsMagazineGlimpses Into American Jewish History

In the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries Jews in America did not face the level of discrimination encountered by their brothers and sisters living in other lands.

 

Posted on: March 30th, 2005

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I recently had the privilege of meeting with a support group that consisted of spouses, children and friends of the residents of a nursing home.

 

Posted on: March 23rd, 2005

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In very recent issues of the Jewish Press there have been a number of disturbing articles detailing the dire plight of various types of people who have lost their physical or social freedom.

 

Posted on: March 23rd, 2005

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This e-mail came across my desk. It was written by that famous writer known as "unknown author."

 

Posted on: March 16th, 2005

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Many years ago, I worked for a school division as a Special Education Resource Teacher.

 

Posted on: March 9th, 2005

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I recently heard that an acquaintance of mind got divorced for the 2nd time. The marriage had lasted a very short time, but I was not surprised.

 

Posted on: March 9th, 2005

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Words do not always come out right. They don't always express the depth of our emotions or what we want to say.

 

Posted on: March 2nd, 2005

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My last several articles talked about the common experience for many "well spouses" of juggling simchas and crises at the same time.

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