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Posted on: December 27th, 2006

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The Polish Jewish community held its first public menorah-lighting ceremony Sunday evening, the third night of Chanukah.

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Posted on: December 27th, 2006

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The menorahs have been put away; the scale groans with the added weight of the sufganiyot and latkes that were devoured; and people are starting to formulate their Pesach plans (so soon already!).

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Posted on: December 27th, 2006

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In the last three articles I have been sharing some ideas for visitation of the sick that were suggested to me by the chronically ill and their spouses.

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Posted on: December 20th, 2006

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"You never get a second chance to make a first impression" might be a clich?, but people ignore it at their own peril.

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Posted on: December 20th, 2006

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The first two suggestions I received from people who were chronically ill, hospitalized, in nursing homes or just out of the hospital, were to keep your visits short and not ask questions or make comments that were invasive about the illness.

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Posted on: December 20th, 2006

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The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum opened an exhibit last week remembering the children of the Lodz Ghetto.

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Posted on: December 13th, 2006

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Why did crime drop dramatically in New York City during the 1990's?

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Posted on: December 13th, 2006

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Last week, I started providing feedback on how to visit the sick or chronically ill.

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Posted on: December 13th, 2006

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This past week I took time out from my daily activities to have a medical checkup - something I highly recommend.

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Posted on: December 13th, 2006

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Recently the Jewish cemetery at Wysokie Mazowiecie held a ceremony marking the first stage of its restoration project.

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Posted on: December 6th, 2006

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On July 7, 1919 the United States Army sent a caravan of 72 vehicles on a cross- country trip.

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Posted on: December 6th, 2006

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We are taught that visiting the sick takes away a great deal of their pain.

 

Posted on: November 30th, 2006

SectionsMagazineGlimpses Into American Jewish History

In the 18th and 19th centuries, the lives of most women were centered on family matters. Rebecca Gratz took a very different course. She never married, but instead "devoted her adult life to providing relief for Philadelphia's underprivileged women and children and securing religious, moral and material sustenance for all of Philadelphia's Jews.

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Posted on: November 29th, 2006

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Question: Should Hillary Clinton run for president in 2008? Would you vote for her?

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Posted on: November 29th, 2006

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As my husband deteriorated from his chronic illness, the first thing we did was get him a cell phone.

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Posted on: November 29th, 2006

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October 1962 was almost the end of the world. For 13 days the world teetered on the brink of nuclear war.

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Posted on: November 29th, 2006

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This past week, millions of Americans took advantage of the Thanksgiving holiday to pick themselves up and, alone or with family, get into a car, bus, train or airplane to visit relatives or friends or have a mini-vacation.

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Posted on: November 29th, 2006

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It is a little known fact in the Jewish world that Poland is famous for its artistic posters.

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Posted on: November 22nd, 2006

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Question: Do you celebrate Thanksgiving?

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Posted on: November 22nd, 2006

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Whenever I go to nursing homes, I often wonder how the professionals see the residents.

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