When most people think of Hollywood, they think "lights, camera, action," along with images of movie stars, celebrities and the Lakers.
Once upon a time we lived with limited expectations. We expected life to be hard and unfortunately it did not disappoint us.
Question: In the wake of the Winograd Report on last summer's Lebanon war, should Prime Minister Olmert resign?
When I was a little girl, I was fortunate to be one of the first of my peers to travel to Israel. It was 1965 and the fledgling state was only 17 years old.
While Polish-Jewish relations have grown more and more friendly in Poland, Israel and the U.S., Poland has also been reaching out to Jews around the world.
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.