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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.

The Niggun In Jewish Music

In honor of Chanukah, a time of joy, I have been delving into the realm of Jewish music.

Those Darn Cell Phones

Whenever I have a speaking engagement, I always ask people to turn on their cell phones.

Hidden Agenda (Part Three)

27 Kislev 5766 – December 28, 2005
In Canada and the U.S., the government has passed new legislation to protect us.

Not Such ‘Stars Of David’ An Interview With Author Abigail Pogrebin

It may sound like the starkest of contradictions, but Abigail Pogrebin's Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish (Broadway Books) is as depressing as it is addictive.

The Hidden Agenda (Part Two)

20 Kislev 5766 – December 21, 2005
Last week I wrote about how some well-meaning professionals can manipulate the situation in order to get you to do what they feel is in your best interest.

Chanukah Gifts For Your Little Son’s Rebbe

Gift giving is a real challenge for many parents during Chanukah.

Escape From The Inquisition

1 Kislev 5766 – December 1, 2005
"In 1478 at the request of the Spanish sovereigns Ferdinand and Isabella, Pope Sixtus IV (1471-84) issued a papal bull allowing for the creation of the Spanish Inquisition.

Bris Mila During Colonial Times

1 Heshvan 5766 – November 2, 2005
Since the time of Avraham Aveinu, Jews have observed the mitzva of having their sons circumcised on the eighth day after birth.

Aaron Lopez, Colonial American Merchant Prince

3 Tishri 5766 – October 5, 2005
One cannot fully appreciate the life and accomplishments of Aaron Lopez (1731-1782) unless one is familiar with the history of the Inquisition.

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