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Learning The Hard Way (Part II)

I am still getting calls and e-mails from mothers and grandmothers with girls for "Avi" (a non-New Yorker), the ben Torah "earner" who was having trouble finding girls in his community willing to go out with him because he was not learning full time.

If You Want My Business, Don’t Make It So Hard

Last week I told Francis' story of how she helped convince a car dealership to put in a permanent ramp and keep it accessible.

Jewish Press Exclusive – McCain: ‘Proudly Pro-Israel’ – Says Haaretz Article Left...

In statements to The Jewish Press this week, Arizona Senator John McCain reacted sharply to an article earlier this month in the Israeli daily Haaretz that he said left "several serious misimpressions" regarding his views on Israel and the Middle East.

The Old Shtetl Szczuczyn

The first mention of Szczuczyn, located in northeastern Poland, was in 1466 when it was mentioned in documents as a village that belonged to private owners.

Learning The Hard Way (Part I)

In my previous column I wrote about an ehrlich young man (who does not live in New York) who was a college educated earner with an excellent income (his wife won't have to work if she so chooses) who learned in his spare time but was having a hard time getting an in-town shidduch because most of the girls wanted full-time learners.

Mishnitz, Myszyniec

Recently I received a letter with an inquiry about the town of Mishnitz.

I Don’t Think You Want My Business!

The needs of the chronically ill are many, varied and usually extremely expensive.

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words (Part 5)

The last cartoon that came out of the discussion with the well spouse group depicted how society sees the well spouse, or should I say doesn't see him.

Harry Fischel: Orthodox Jewish Philanthropist Par Excellence (Part I)

The front-page essay "The Multimillionaire Who Remained True to Orthodoxy" (Jewish Press, April 28) dealt with the early life of Harry Fischel.

News From Poland

The conservative minority government of Poland's Law and Justice party has agreed to enter a coalition with two extreme-right parties.

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words (Part 4)

The next two cartoons from the well spouse group I interviewed are almost identical. One seems to me to come from society and one from chronically ill spouses themselves.

‘If My Son Is Treif So Is His Money’

A few days ago, while out of town, I connected with an old friend.

Remembering The Warsaw Ghetto

This week the Jewish world commemorated Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, on the anniversary of the fall of the Warsaw Ghetto.

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words (Part 3)

As I continue to share the cartoons from a well spouse group I interviewed, I'd like to share one that illustrates a common bone of contention to well spouses and their partners.

Polish Chasidic Student Returns to Poland For Pesach

Mati Pavlack, a rabbinic student studying at Yeshiva University, returned to Poland for Pesach to help the local population prepare and celebrate the holiday.

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words (Part 2)

Last week I began to share the work of a support group.

The Fourth Son

As we recite the Haggadah during the seder, we are introduced to the "Four Sons."

The Old Shtetl Zakroczym

Jews had always been permitted to settle in Zakroczym without restriction.

Rebecca (Machado) Phillips: Colonial Jewish Matriarch

Little has been written about the lives of Jewish women during colonial times. In general, historians have focused on the lives of men who were noteworthy during that era, primarily because more information is available about men who were publicly active than women who, more often than not, devoted the majority of their efforts to the home scene.

The Old Shtetl Kiernozia

No details are available on the origins of the village of Kiernozia.

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