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There Is No ‘Road Not Taken’

The poem "The Road Not Taken" by renowned American poet Robert Frost expresses the gnawing curiosity that a traveler knows he will always have about the road that he didn't take.

Title: SNAPSHOTS In Memory of Ben

The unthinkable tragic death of one's child is a topic most of us find difficult to embrace.

Reflections On The Eighth Yahrzeit Of Rabbi Sholom Klass, zt”l

The years move forward and your eighth yahrzeit (10 Shevat) will soon be here, my dear father.

Not All Mourners Sit Shivah

In a family, where chronic illness lives, there are many caregivers. There is, of course, the well spouse.

‘Getting Back On The Swing’

I remember a mishap years ago while in first grade and happily swinging on the playground swing during recess.

What To Look For When Looking Into Long Term Care Policies (Part 4)

Last week I discussed some of the things that Long Term Care (LTC) Insurance is, some that it's not, and why it is important.

Being A Well Spouse Is An Emotional Paradox

As the years go by, and your spouse gets worse, and your life gets harder, well spouses often live with emotional paradoxes.

Title: Wishes For One More Day

Wishes For one More Day is about the wish of two young grandchildren to spend one more day with a beloved grandparent who has passed away in order to say a proper goodbye.

2007 Predictions

NL East         Mets: The Mets have the best team in the National League, with enough punch to compensate for an aging and not-so-great starting...

‘Matchmaker, Matchmaker – Make Me A Match?’

As a longtime "born-again single" and parent, I've come to the conclusion that the road to matrimony is like the road to weight loss.

Death Of A Spouse: Part Five – Shiva

The tradition of sitting shiva is a great help with grieving. For many people shiva is a buffer that helps you cope immediately with your tremendous grief.

Death Of A Spouse: Part Four – The Burial

Because of the nature of chronic illness, the spouse will often be hospitalized or in a nursing home when it is time to depart this world.

Your Choice, Your Life

I recently received an e-mail from a woman who, based on her skillful command of English, is surely a North American living in Israel.

Once Loneliness Strikes And You’re Unprepared

Last week, in a response to a letter, I wrote about preparing for loneliness.

Preparing For The Loneliness

It is important to remember that there is only one person on this earth with whom you'll spend the rest of your life.

Bearing The Unbearable

Pesach seemed heavier this year. I'm not talking in terms of the tremendous amount of food that was consumed or the seemingly endless lifting, bending, scrubbing, scouring and cooking that is part and parcel of pre and post Passover preparations as well as during the chag.

Special Occasions

Birthdays, anniversaries, life cycle events are all times we look forward to.

Lost Objects Found

As one enters the theater, the stage is seen dominated by three levels of scaffolding that fills the entire proscenium behind a gray scrim.

Please Place Brain In Gear Before Operating The Mouth

None of us would deliberately hurt our friends. We would not tell jokes about the blind to a blind person or to a relative of a blind person.

Letters To The Editor

Selective And DeceptiveI thought your readers would be interested in the following letter that I sent to The New York Times.Ed KochNew York, NYTo...

You’re So Strong!

Loss is a personal and monumental event. It is different for everyone who experiences it.

Q & A: Bal Tash’chit During The Nine Days (Part I)

QUESTION: May leftover meat from the Sabbath during the Nine Days be used during the week so as not to violate "bal tash'chit" - the prohibition against wastefulness?Rabbi Yaakov Spivak, Rosh KollelKollel Ayshel AvrahamMonsey, NY

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