Do It Yourself -- With Yosef Krinsky
One of the most common questions I am asked is, "Where did
you find this out?" Or, "How did you know how to do this?"
Well, I started in the Do It Yourself business at a rather
young age. My grandfather, Murray Krinsky (of blessed
memory), introduced me to painting at the age of 6. He was a
master painter, and at the time was hired to paint the Museum
of Natural History in New York.
A house is up for sale in a prime area. Just the house you
have been looking for. A call to the real estate agent
reveals that someone has already shown an interest in the
property and has actually made an offer for it. In fact, it
is "one of your people," which, to the uninitiated, is what
goyim say to us about a fellow-Jew.
Nachal Betzet Nature
by A. Ross
by Rivka Tal
Vacation time coming up. Weary of crowds at such well known
water attractions as Tel Dan and the Banias? Why not explore
a lesser known, but no less magnificent nature reserve, the
Nachal Betzet Nature Reserve?
A Summer Photo Journal
by Devora Piha
Summer time and photo time go together like pita-
falafel. Without the schedules of school, it is the
perfect time to do a photo journal of the highlights of
summer vacation. It is a wonderful family project. Mother and
grandparents can do it with their children or grandchildren
very nicely but in all honesty, the honors go to teenage
girls who have made it into a true art form.
Rabbi David Orlofsky Speaks To
Shelanu Women On Sunday, July 11
Rabbi Dovid Orlofsky, widely acclaimed public speaker and
teacher at Yeshivas Ohr Somayach, will speak at the upcoming
SHELANU meeting of chizuk for mothers, therapists,
teachers and friends of special children on Sunday, July 11,
27 Tammuz. His topic, "How Much Do You Want for Your Kid?"
will be presented at the Israel Center, 10 Straus St.,
by Rivka Tal
The Perfect Mother
by Devora Dresner, Manchester
I want to be the perfect mother,
As good -- or better -- than another other,
Always calm, patient, forgiving,
Always generous, warm and giving,
Proficient in the art of disciplining,
Adept at preventing slackness & sinning.
You won't see me with hands on hips,
As angry words escape my lips,
I'll never tire, or feel run down,
My countenance will never frown.
"The Perfect Mother" -- that'll be me!
As I smile and listen patiently,
Who snapped crossly over there,
As daughter too slowly brushed her hair?
It drives me mad, I must confess,
When teenaged son's room is a mess,
My patience is wearing very thin,
As toddler kicks over laundry bin.
The perfect mother? Yes, that's me.
As perfect as a human can be.
To get it right every single time,
That's only for beings sublime.
I'm perfectly imperfect, but that's O.K.
Hashem created me that way.
So long as I'm willing to improve, to learn,
I'll hope to get -- and give -- another turn.
My children and I are the perfect team,
Though sometimes so it does not seem.
The areas where I'm slack they show,
Which traits I must work on to grow,
And in return, to them, my gift,
The lesson of how themselves to lift.
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