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  • The emotional landmines of family caregiving

    By Dr. Rachelle Zukerman

    June 19, 2008 | 2:30 pm

    Most families squabble. After a short cooling-off period, relatives tend to resolve spats and go on with their individual lives. But there are situations that make it difficult to restore harmony. For example, when an elderly loved one breaks a hip, suffers from dementia, a stroke or...
  • The emotional landmines of family caregiving

    By Dr. Rachelle Zukerman

    June 19, 2008 | 2:30 pm

    Most families squabble. After a short cooling-off period, relatives tend to resolve spats and go on with their individual lives. But there are situations that make it difficult to restore harmony. For example, when an elderly loved one breaks a hip, suffers from dementia, a stroke or...
  • One more time around

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    June 12, 2008 | 2:33 pm

    Stuart Miller was not looking for a wife. After two failed marriages over the course of 15 years, the Arcadia doctor and father of two was content with his newfound bachelorhood and independence. But when he met Stacy, the widowed mother of one of his daughter's Hebrew school...
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  • Shoah survivors ‘graduate’ from New Jew

    By Julie G Fax

    June 5, 2008 | 2:35 pm

    At first glance, the idea seemed sort of maudlin.

    New Community Jewish High School (NCJHS) awarded eight Holocaust survivors honorary high school diplomas last Wednesday night, symbolically handing them back a part of their adolescence that had been stolen by the war.

    The emotions...

  • The human touch of Harold Kushner

    By Ben Harris

    March 20, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    At 72, Rabbi Harold Kushner, the best-selling author of "When Bad Things Happen to Good People," leads a life that most of his rabbinic colleagues can only dream of.

    Having left the full-time rabbinate more than two decades ago, his days are largely spent writing and lecturing -- or...

  • Ethical wills hope to ensure that our values live on

    By Amy Hirshberg Lederman

    March 20, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    I count myself among the most fortunate of 50-somethings because both of my parents are still alive.

    Sometimes this weighs heavily on me, like when my mother leaves multiple messages on my answering machine because I haven't called her back -- within the hour. Or when I realize that...

  • Israel’s geriatrics study tour inspires professionals

    By Batsheva Pomerantz

    March 20, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    At the Beit Shirley senior residential and day care facility in Dimona, the staff has installed motion sensors to help cut falling incidents by half. But it's the addition of a backup system that caught the attention of visitors participating in the first International Geriatric...

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