HOME & FAMILYCount Your Blessings
by R. Chadshai
A popular song says, "If you have worries and you can't sleep, just count your blessings instead of sheep."
Captain of the Ship
One Shabbos it dawned on me -- an image of captains and ships. That Shabbos I noticed that the house was running smoothly. The kids were cheerful, the meals went by without extreme pandemonium, all crises -- minor and major -- had passed over. Why was that Shabbos different from some other Shabboses, particularly the previous one?
The current global economic downturn, and accompanying corporate downsizing, have suddenly placed large numbers of professional people into the unfamiliar category of `unemployed.'
Going With the Cash Flow
Many people, when they make financial decisions, tend to stick to them and forget about them. For example, if someone takes out a loan or opens a trust fund or savings account, or buys insurance, once the deed is done, it's a done deal.
We revisit Ma and Pa, the elderly couple who have made
aliya to live out their remaining years in the
Vizhnitz Senior Citizens Home in Bnei Brak.
"To Ma, death wasn't something to fear. There was a time to
live and a time to die. It made things easier for everyone
concerned if you prepared for your death in advance."
"To Ma, death wasn't something to fear. There was a time to live and a time to die. It made things easier for everyone concerned if you prepared for your death in advance."
PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE
With long, hot afternoons and summer vacation around the corner, here are some ideas for indoor activities. Now that Pesach is over, you can begin stockpiling all over again and making chometzdig playdough to your children's heart's content.
Your Medical Questions Answered!
Let's finish up the kidney. Cancer of the kidney is a common cancer and is hard to diagnose. Blood in the urine or a mass felt in the kidney region can help make this diagnosis, but often it is only weight loss, and fatigue that is seen. The disease does not respond well to radiation or chemotherapy, so early detection is a must. Once it has escaped to the local lymph nodes, survival rates plummet. Diagnosis is most easily done by an abdominal CT.
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