HOME & FAMILY
To Take Or Not To Take
After surviving the Holocaust, we arrived in Israel in 1948. Most of Hungarian Jewry had been sent to the death camps towards the end of the war. Somehow we managed to survive Auschwitz and after the war we went back to our home in Leboniher...
Time to Stand on Their Own
by Susan Scharman
The building trade is bullish in Israel. (They always are.) Nearly everywhere you look, there is some construction going on. With the constant expansion of the population in this young country, there is a lag between supply and demand for housing.
Yosef's Helpful Home
One area that is often neglected outside of our homes is the wooden fence, wooden succah frame, wooden trim on the house, and/or outdoor wooden table and chairs. With minimal effort, this wood can last a lifetime instead of lasting only a few years.
The First Obligation
In the USA, dollar bills serve as a constant and unusual reminder of the necessity to proclaim, "In G-d We Trust." As Jews, we are enjoined to place our total faith in the Only One, throughout the length of our days, in all situations.
The Green Book
At a Rosh Chodesh party in Bnei Brak for English-speaking women, the following comment was heard, "There should be a list. Someone must make a list of all the women who attend this gathering and photocopy it for everyone." Thanks to Chani, who took up the initiative, the Green Book was conceived.
Today, baruch Hashem, when our supermarkets, hypermarkets, open air markets and local groceries are filled to overflowing with an abundance of every kind of food imaginable, few people remember what the food situation was like back in the '50's, in the early years of the State of Israel.
You may find this poem light and giddy, but the theme of
gratitude to Hashem filling one's entire being at the miracle
of birth comes across strong.
I don't know if the rumor's true,
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