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The Old Shtetl Lipno

22 Adar 5766 – March 22, 2006
There is evidence of Jewish presence in Lipno as early as the 18th century.

Life Cycle Events and Distance

16 Adar 5766 – March 15, 2006
I've been writing about the joys and heartbreaks of dealing with life-cycle events that occur far from the home of the chronically ill person.

Single In Shushan City (A Purim Spiel)

"Another day another dinar," sighed Esther as she prepared her daily infusion of Turkish coffee before leaving for her job as an assistant editor at her Uncle Mordy's business, Megillah Publishing.

Vishkov

There is no definitive information on when Jews first came to Vishkov, but at the turn of the 20th century, the cemetery was the final resting place of at least four generations.

The Long Distance Wedding – Thinking Out Of The Box

9 Adar 5766 – March 8, 2006
Last week I wrote about the difficulties many chronically ill and handicapped people have, participating in the simchas of their children.

The Old Shtetl Kurzelow

Kurzelow is mentioned first in the 12th century, in a pastoral dispatch of the pope of that time, who fixed in it a new ecclesiastical district.

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.

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