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Dear Diary - Part One
Most of us live, boruch Hashem, in a very insular community, and tend to forget there's a world Out There. Which is fine, except for the occasional encounters we have with people from the other side of the Looking Glass who just happen to be our blood brothers, eager for some kind of contact with Real Genuine Yiddishkeit. You may be asked to host them at your Shabbos table, so we thought it might be insightful, if not downright entertaining (even moreso if it didn't hurt so much, here and there) to see how the other side thinks and looks - at us black-hatters'. So here is the first installment of "Dear Diary", which is really a continuation of the introductory piece we featured two years ago, "Cold Feet on a Hot Line", about Irwin, a student at a baal tshuva yeshiva.
by Chana Weiner
I had awarded myself a well earned `day off' from home and
children. Everything was set up for me to be able to go away
and "not to worry..."
So there I was with hours to call my own, to do whatever my
So there I was with hours to call my own, to do whatever my heart desired...
Galilee Glimpses - Pekiin
Every Jewish child knows the story of R' Shimon bar Yochai
and his son, R' Elozor. The story is recounted in Talmud
Bavli, Shabbos 33b [reminiscent of the 33 of Lag B'Omer].
Escaping from the Romans, they hid in a cave at Pekiin. A
carob tree miraculously emerged from the ground to provide
fruit for nourishment, while a spring brought forth water to
quench their thirst. There they composed the Zohar
What's So Special About
Rayon is a multi-faceted material. It can be found blended
with cottons as well as with sumptuous velvets and taffetas.
It is used in disposable diapers as well as in tire cords.
What is this amazing fiber and is it the right choice for
Sefiras HaOmer is a propitious time to rid ourselves
of any anger or agression. This is in order to merit to
receive the Torah on Shavuos. In addition, dairy dishes are
traditionally eaten on Shavous. Old-Fashioned Cheese Kreplach
fit the bill on both counts.
Streets of Jerusalem
As I ride through the hills of Jerusalem
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