The needs of the chronically ill are many, varied and usually extremely expensive.
Last week's front page of The Jewish Press showed Crown Prince of England, Prince Charles, affixing a mezuzah to the door of a new Jewish center in Krakow, along with Rabbi Gluck, the Chief Rabbi Of Galicia and Rabbi Schudrich, the Chief Rabbi Of Poland.
Recently the Jewish cemetery at Wysokie Mazowiecie held a ceremony marking the first stage of its restoration project.
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.
As the summer gets underway there are many events throughout Poland connected to Jewish history and culture. It usually kicks off with the massive Krakow Jewish Festival and ends with the Singer Festival in Warsaw. Also many Jewish groups come to Poland during the summer to visit their hometowns, work in the cemeteries and look for connections to the pre-Shoah past.
On my many trips to Poland, I always heard of the amazing synagogue structure in Lancut.
The Museum Of The History Of Polish Jews is proud to announce the launching of the Virtual Shtetl website, which is devoted to the local history of Jews. Although at the moment of its launch the portal is primarily a source of information, its future is based on the interaction of web surfers using Web 2.0 technology. The medium created will constitute a bridge between the history of Polish Jewish towns and the contemporary, multicultural world.
Most well spouses live their years as care givers without any one giving a care about them.
In my interviews with well spouses, the theme of being caged in a box of expectations has repeated itself often.
Responses To "The Loss of Femininity"
I am writing this article on May 13, Mother's Day this year (though it is being printed at a much later date).
Recognition of well spouses has come a long way since I first began writing about them.
On Thursday August 21 an unusual ceremony took place at the Baudouina Orphanage in Warsaw, Poland.
Well spouses need to re-evaluate often their situation and how they are relating to their loved ones.
Last week I tried to give some insight into the real existence of a well spouse.
A while ago, I was invited to a very different well-spouse support group meeting.
People are on edge when it comes to the topic of anti-Semitic occurrences in Poland.
A well spouse must be independent. There is often no partner to call on for help, physical or mental, and so s/he is left to make all the decisions, carry all the heavy things, make all plans and preparations on her own.
When my mother-in-law was dying of cancer, the family came from all over to be with her that summer before her death.
Last week I began to share the work of a support group.
A simple sentence is not so simple. It evokes emotions that may or may not be what we intended.
Last week I told Francis' story of how she helped convince a car dealership to put in a permanent ramp and keep it accessible.
It has been more than 10 years since its conception, but finally the long-awaited groundbreaking ceremony for the Museum of Jewish History of Polish Jews has been set for June 26, 2007.
Last week I tried to explain a discipline technique called "Logical Consequence".
Question: Should second-generation Holocaust survivors (children of survivors)receive reparations from Germany?