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A Haven For Jews In New York (Part II): The Founding Of Ararat

The previous installment of Glimpses into American Jewish History (Jewish Press, Feb. 3) dealt with the life of Mordechai Manuel Noah (1785-1851). Noah, a man with an unbelievable breadth of interests and activities, was, for many years, considered theleader of the New York Jewish community.

Life Cycles And Disabilities And The Long Distance Simcha

Simchas are wonderful! They bring us joy and nurture our feelings that life is good.

Am Yisrael Chai

February/Adar is birthday month in the Kupfer family, with four out of five members born during this period.

The Old Shtetl Gostynin

The town of Gostynin was founded in the 13th century. It is located on the Skrwa Lewa River, approximately 60 miles northwest of Warsaw and 14 miles southwest of the city of Plock.

The ‘New Jews’ Of Europe

25 Shevat 5766 – February 22, 2006
"Something is rotten in the state of Denmark." Marcellus, the character in Hamlet who uttered those words, couldn't have been more right.

The Old Shtetl Ilza (Drildz)

Ilza is a picturesque town in a valley along the Ilzanka River in south-central Poland.

Life Cycles And Disabilities

Life-cycle events, whether good or bad, bring changes to people's lives.

Smart Wrinkles

17 Shevat 5766 – February 15, 2006
This column is being written on my secular birthday, February 14 (my real birthday is 11 Adar), a birthday - not surprisingly - that I share with my twin brother.

The Old Shtetl Ozarów

The village of Ozarów is located in the Kielce region. The Ozarów cemetery dates back almost 400 years and is one of the few remaining Jewish cemeteries in Poland.

When Compliments Hurt

11 Shevat 5766 – February 8, 2006
A hurricane of mixed emotions accompanies the death of the chronically ill.

Happy New Year …Trees!

Until Jews began to return to Eretz Israel in 1948, noone thought of them as farmers.

New Jewish Institutions In Poland

The opening of the first full-time Chabad center in Poland, under the direction of Rabbi Shalom Ber and Dina Stambler, was made official at the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Shluchim earlier this year.

A Haven for Jews in New York (Part I)

4 Shevat 5766 – February 1, 2006
In 1825, more than 70 years before the First Zionist Congress was held in Basel, Switzerland, Mordechai Manuel Noah startled the world by proposing a concrete plan for the establishment of a Jewish city of refuge in North America.

Self Affirmations (Part Two)

25 Tevet 5766 – January 25, 2006
Last week I wrote about self talk and how negative self talk can affect your whole outlook on life and give you a negative spin on how you see yourself.

Self-Affirmations/Self-Deprecations (Part One)

18 Tevet 5766 – January 18, 2006
I came out of the store last week, and there, on top of my "to do" list on the passenger's side of the car, in full view for anyone to see, were three checks that I was taking to the bank to deposit.

Self-Image And Barking Dogs (Part II)

In my previous column I wrote about the importance of assigning minimal value to the utterances of those who make nasty, ego-wounding comments.

The Foundation For The Preservation Of Jewish Heritage In Poland

After I wrote about the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland last week, many people asked me to report more on this group and the important work they are doing.

More Phone Stories

11 Tevet 5766 – January 11, 2006
Chronic illness, to the great pain of everyone involved, only ends in one way, death.

The Jewish Settlement of Savannah, Georgia

5 Tevet 5766 – January 4, 2006
London, in the late 1720's was overflowing with peoples of many origins.

Self-Image And Barking Dogs (Part I)

Chanukah is over and we are now dealing with the repercussions of wantonly indulging in crispy, crunchy, melt in your mouth potato latkes and overdosing on sugary, chocolaty, jelly-oozing donuts.

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