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Preparing For The Future : Remembering to Remember
I once bought a book on developing a good memory, but I forgot where I put it. There is a sefer on advanced
memory techniques called "Alfai Menashe." I think it
is by an early Acharon, but I do not remember who
Mazel Tov, Mazel Tov, OUCH! --
Recently we celebrated the bar mitzvah of our youngest son Binyomin besho'oh tovah umutzlachas, some days after surgery on a finger of my right hand. It was still quite painful and with stitches still intact, required extreme care.Small Benefits
By Esther Susan Heller
Baal tashchis: I've always felt uncomfortable about this. I feel that I'm not careful enough. I should be less wasteful. In today's society, even when we make an effort to be thrifty, our results are small compared to earlier generations. After all, how many people save string nowadays?
The End Of The Money (Chapter
This is the first of a two chapter translation from a
fascinating book written in Hebrew by Yehudit Golan and
published by Feldheim this past year. "Haleila Einenu Ofel -
The Night is Not Dark" tells the story of her grandather,
Hagaon R' Yitzchok Eliyohu Berenstein shlita, Rosh
Kollel Etz Yosef, as a child with a gifted mind who leaves
home at the age of ten to begin studying in the various
famous yeshivos of Europe. In this chronicle, we meet the
great luminaries of the pre-Holocaust period and get the feel
of life in those times.
by Rachel Pomerantz
An Israeli religious weekly once referred to social workers
as "The most unpopular group in Israel, after the
chareidim" and as "bureaucrats with a great deal of
power." There have been many horror stories in the
chareidi press in connection with the social services,
and social workers are largely viewed, rightly or wrongly, as
people who take children away from their families. This
impression results in chareidi families in crisis
feeling reluctant to contact social services.
Now's the time to get rid of your extra noodles, of
course. But since an army travels on its stomach, as the
saying goes, it's a good idea to get up early and prepare a
good lunch for the hard-working crew, which includes you.
When the kids smell the noodles cooking, they will have
something to look forward to after a stint of `avodas
parech.' Try the following recipe and improvise, if you can't
do it all the way. And cut out for future post-Pesach use,
perhaps for dairy Seudas Shlishis.
"Well, you had a productive day!"
A mentsch ken tuhn,
A mentsch ken tuhn,