Special Chanukah Parody Edition

Question: How do you celebrate Chanukah?

Restoration Of Poznan Cemetery

A few weeks ago I wrote about the ceremony in Poznan, rededicating the Jewish cemetery, in which the famous Rabbi Akiva Eiger is interred.

Purim In Warsaw

Purim is major event throughout Poland. Many marginal Jews bring their whole families to the synagogue for the festive reading of the Megillah.

What Is Long TermCare Insurance? (Part 2)

Long Term Care (LTC) Insurance provides you with the money for hiring assistance when you can no longer perform some or all of the tasks of daily living like bathing, dressing, feeding, toileting, transferring, continence or when continual supervision is needed due to deteriorating mental ability.

The Incorrigible Patient

We are in a new phase of medical treatment - patient participation.

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.

Lodz Jewish Cemetery

The cemetery in Lodz is said to be one of the largest Jewish cemeteries in Europe, with about 230,000 graves.

Coney Island Ave., Brooklyn

Question: Whom would you like to see as the next prime minister of Israel?

Traveling With Or Without Supports

Recently, in a doctor's office, I picked up an article written in 2006 that extolled the supports given to airplane travelers needing assistance when they fly.

Legacy Of Unassuming Chesed

As someone who was intimately involved with the trials and tribulations of this newspaper for over a decade, both as a reporter and editor, I was privy to many of the fascinating stories that revolved around Rabbi Sholom Klass, zt"l, and his rebbetzin, Irene Klass, a"h.

When Compliments Hurt

A hurricane of mixed emotions accompanies the death of the chronically ill.

Some Guidelines For Visitation (Part 3)

The first two suggestions I received from people who were chronically ill, hospitalized, in nursing homes or just out of the hospital, were to keep your visits short and not ask questions or make comments that were invasive about the illness.

Irena Sendler

When people hear of those honored as Righteous Among The Nations by Yad Vashem, they automatically think of the most renowned, such as Oscar Schindler or Raul Wallenberg.

Commemorating The Start Of World War II

The official beginning of World War II was September 1, 1939. On that day German soldiers invaded Gdansk after bombarding the city with a military warship. As part of the Polish Government's official series of events marking seven decades since the start of World War II, Poland's Jewish community and the Jerusalem-based "Shavei Israel" organization held a special ceremony yesterday in the Gdansk synagogue to commemorate the outbreak of the war, which paved the way for the Holocaust.

Why Do They Make Comments? (Anecdotes on the Topic of Weight) Part III

A well spouse, Sheila, came to a simcha. She spent an inordinate amount of time making all the arrangements for her sick husband so she could attend.

Life Cycles And Disabilities And The Long Distance Simcha

Simchas are wonderful! They bring us joy and nurture our feelings that life is good.

An Adult Child’s Response To Mother’s Day Woes

Last week, I wrote an article about mothering yourself, particularly on Hallmark holidays like Mother's Day.

Special Purimshpiel Edition

Question: What will you dress up as this Purim?

Yeshiva Derech HaTorah, Brooklyn

Question: What's your favorite Jewish holiday?

Psycho Neurological Testing And Counseling

Over the last two weeks we have been discussing one way in which well spouses can determine whether behavior displayed by their ill partners is caused by their illness or is a way they have chosen to act. We have focused on Psycho-Neurological testing, what it can tell us, as well as its pros and cons.

Touro College, 13th Ave., Brooklyn

Question: Have you encountered any hostility from family or friends for attending college?

Modern Day Heroes (Part II)

Years ago, when I was starting out in my chosen profession most people were able to keep the job they had trained for their whole lives. By the year 2000, the picture had changed and it was predicted that people just starting in the work force would change professions at least six times before they retired. They would not just change jobs, but they would have to completely learn something different from their original dream.

Coping With The Loss Of Hope

Over the past two weeks I have shared letters from a therapist and a well spouse. Both of the letters gave personal insights into the process of losing hope, how we react when that happens and some ways of coping when test scores, diagnosis and just simple repetitive behavior indicate that change for the better is impossible.

Special Needs

I have often written about how important respite is for the caregiver.

Taking Care Of A Parent

There is a saying that is often quoted by older parents that one mother can take care of 10 children but 10 children cannot take care of one mother.

Oceanside, N.Y. – To Be Young Again

Youth is the key to a Jewish community. Sure, there are snowbird synagogues, but bocce ball and bingo aren't going to attract young couples.

13th Avenue, Boro Park

Question: Are you satisfied with Eliot Spitzer's performance as governor?

Po-Lin

Every year there seems to be a new bestseller with a Holocaust theme that reveals a new story of heroism in the most horrible of times.

When You’ve Done All You Can

During a recent Shiva call, the topic of competent medical care was discussed.

Judaic Studies class, Brooklyn College

Question: Some critics feel the Holocaust has come to define Jewish identity in America and that it takes away from other aspects of Jewish life and culture. Agree?

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