Columbus Day 1892 And The Jews Of New York

From these headlines it is clear that the 400th anniversary of Columbus discovering the New World was cause for great celebration by New York Jewry.

Embracing The Short Leash

Last week, I shared a letter from a mother who wanted to call the whole compromise off as her children were not holding up their part of the deal.

Mind Over Matter

On that rare occasion that he actually gained a pound or two, my father would watch what he ate for two days and – poof! – he was back to his wedding weight again.

Time To Outsource!

The toys, bookcases and drawers in china closet are simple jobs and can be delegated to children. Have them divide the items into keep, throw out and donate.

Gifting Made Easy

This year, given that the biggest shopping day of the year actually falls out on the second day of Chaunkah, it depends on timing.

How To Make A Difference

In Israel, there is a growing pushback against publications that erase women.

Coffee and Me

I love coffee, but I cannot drink it. This has been the case since my doctor issued the verdict last month - no coffee and no milk. I was quite disappointed to hear that as I love coffee, but I was determined to follow expert medical advice. That conviction, however, did not last more than one week into a new semester with a full course load.

The Open Kitchen: Bursting With Flavor

The Open Kitchen is so appealing you practically want to eat the pages as you turn them.

Special Occasions

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

Man Serving Hashem … The Center Of Creation

The brothers of Yosef referred to him as the "The Dreamer" (Bereishis 37:19). And, while the brothers seemed to have used the title in a disparaging manner, Yosef's life was, in fact, inextricably tied to dreams.

Do The Dough!

Yeast dough is considered one of the most basic but complicated of the dough family. Just think of the first cakes you made – I'm almost sure they weren't yeast cakes. But mine were!

Prejudice Toward The Overweight Person

Some people cannot understand why others have a weight problem.

Tree Of Life

Girls don't usually learn Gemara. Everyone knows that.

Religion And Psychiatry

The following article, published March 11, 1960, is the first column Dr. Mandel wrote for the newspaper.

Dr. D. Peixotto And The 1832 New York Cholera Epidemic

Cholera was officially recognized to be of epidemic proportions in New York City on June 26, 1832. The epidemic was at its peak in July and 3,515 out of a population of about 250,000 died. (The equivalent death toll in today’s city of eight million would exceed 100,000.) Sadly, in 1832 there were no effective treatments available for those who contracted this disease.

Super-Charged Foods

Supercharged foods – a term you might have heard bandied about, but what are they? A simple definition would be any food that is unprocessed, whole and nutrient rich. Below are some suggestions of supercharged foods to add to your diet.

Remembering Babe Ruth’s Concern For Jews During The Holocaust

The New York Yankees and their fans observe April 27 as Babe Ruth Day to remember the home run slugger's exploits on the baseball diamond. Jewish New Yorkers, however, this year marked the day by remembering another side of Ruth - his little-known efforts to aid African-Americans and other minorities, including Jews in Europe during the Holocaust.

Warsaw Completes Ghetto Project

Poland's capital recently marked the completion of a massive restoration project that marks the borders of the former Jewish Ghetto that was walled in by Nazis occupiers during World War II.

Brooklyn College

Question: Anti-Israel activism has become all too common on college campuses across the country. Have you experienced any of that?

Letting Go – And Holding On

For many parents late summer is a bittersweet time. Children are going off to college, or a post- high school year in Israel, or getting married.

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn

Question: Is Israel's release of Palestinian prisoners a constructive sign of good faith or just a futile attempt at placating its enemies?

Myer Myers, Master Colonial Craftsman

The mid-1760s marked changes in the direction of Myers’s personal life and business affairs.

Families Of Nazi Olympics Protesters Denounce China Ban On Darfur Activist

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The children and grandchildren of prominent Americans who opposed the 1936 Berlin Olympics are following in their elders' footsteps, with an Olympics protest of their own.

News From Poland

Przemysl               On June 22, 2009 a tablet commemorating the former Scheinbach Synagogue building (today the town library) will be unveiled in Przemysl. The ceremony...

The Lament Of The Unborn Children

I wrote a version of the poem below many years ago, before the term "shidduch crisis" came into vogue.

The Power Of Words

The first half of the following poem is loosely based on a true situation as shared with me by a very close friend whose family "culture" was to "good- naturedly" tease one another or make gentle fun of each other's looks and actions.

Why Are We Here: Israel At 64

Jews all over the world celebrate Israel's Independence Day - even those who have no intention of ever coming on aliyah, and many of whom have never even visited Israel. "It's a kind of insurance policy" one overseas friend told me. "By supporting Israel financially and emotionally, I know that its sanctuary is available to me or my children or grandchildren should the need ever arise."

Boston

The Boston Public Garden is the first public botanical garden in America and dates back to 1838.

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