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‘Hotel Pesach’

2 Nisan 5767 – March 21, 2007
It's erev Pesach, the house is sparkling, the chicken soup is cooking, the potatoes have been peeled (20 pounds worth) and the guests are on their way.

Jewish Historical Institute Photo Project

Whenever I go to Poland I make a point of visiting the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw.

Self Delusion And The Need For Plan B

24 Adar 5767 – March 14, 2007
What is normal? It really can be anything we get used to.

Park Slope, Brooklyn

Question: Are you concerned about global warming?

Swidin Jewish Cemetery Vandalized Again

Half of the 20 tombstones in the Jewish cemetery of Swidin were broken March 1, according to Albert Stankowski of the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Warsaw. "This was done during the same time as the Claims Conference was visiting in Poland, and I have no doubt that the act against the cemetery was related," he said. Stankowksi was referring to a Claims Conference meeting last week with the government about compensation for Jewish property stolen by the Nazis and Communists.

The Day After Purim…

17 Adar 5767 – March 7, 2007
'Twas the morning after Purim and in a ba'al batishe house, A bleary-eyed husband tried not to wake up his spouse,

Irena Sendler

When people hear of those honored as Righteous Among The Nations by Yad Vashem, they automatically think of the most renowned, such as Oscar Schindler or Raul Wallenberg.

Long Distance Caregivers

The lure of warm weather in winter has many of us who are retired going south for the winter.

The Gomez Family

10 Adar 5767 – February 28, 2007
The Gomez family was one the foremost Jewish families in New York during colonial times.

Readers Write – Part 2

On January 5 of this year, I wrote about a reflexologist, who used her skills to not only diagnose and heal, but also provide a caring touch for people (such as the elderly who live alone and well spouses) who can live for weeks at a time without being touched.

My Readers Write:

3 Adar 5767 – February 21, 2007
Over the last several weeks I have received many letters that have offered advice, asked for help or simply responded to one of my articles.

Midwood, Brooklyn

Question: Every year we hear about teenagers overdrinking on Purim, in some cases requiring medical attention. What can be done to combat the problem?

‘Poor-him (Purim)’ – Haman Should Have Listened To His Wife

Smart husbands know that their wives as a rule are full of common sense and wisdom and if they want to be successful in life, they should listen to what their wife has to say - and follow it.

Rededication Of Yeshiva Chachmei Lublin in Poland (Part II)

Last week's column, mostly pictures, on the rededication of Yeshiva Chachmei Lublin, could only partially describe the joyous event.

Choosing Divorce (Part Three)

27 Shevat 5767 – February 14, 2007
I recently had a discussion with a friend. Her father was in care. On his floor was a young man with a chronic illness.

Rededication Of Yeshiva Chachmei Lublin In Poland (Part I)

It has been said that Poland is a country of ghosts and for the past 68 years, since the invasion of Poland by the Germans in 1939, there has been little to celebrate.

Religion and The Presidency

With Presidents Day coming up next Monday, it seemed like the ideal time to chat with Paul Kengor, associate professor of political science and executive director of the Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania.

Choosing Divorce (Part Two)

19 Shevat 5767 – February 7, 2007
Fraidy and Chaim were married for 10 years. They were still in love. They cared for and respected each other.

Louis Raskas Of St. Louis

13 Shevat 5767 – February 1, 2007
In the late 1800's and early 1900's America was called the treifa medina by many religious Jews living in Eastern Europe.

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