HOME & FAMILYSitck Figure
a story by Sara Gutfreund
Shira is cleaning for Pesach. She is in the boys' room now, and the mess overwhelms her. When are they going to clean their own room? They're teenagers now, Shira reminds herself with a sigh. Maybe she is isn't raising them right. She can never seem to convince them to help around the house.
I go out only one evening a week, to volunteer for "Lev L'Achim." But that single evening has changed several things in my life, reorganized my outlook on life in general. Before that, I used to think that our kitchen table was an old piece of junk (which, in fact, it is -- inherited from my husband's great-grandmother!), and that we also needed a couch urgently.
PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE
Science as a fad. Rabbi Zobin's observations apply equally to
secular education which embraces and casts out learning
approaches, only to return to Square One. And `One' by
believing Jews is the One of the Only One's Torah.
A child is exposed to pain from the moment he is born. The very fact that he changes his environment from the soft warm cushioned existence which he lived in for nine months to the cold harsh world of reality is traumatic. Then there are the various routine pricks, followed by circumcision if he is a boy. How does a parent cope with this pain?
Lonely Bird on a Rooftop
On a lovely spring-like day I went to mail a letter. As I approached the local post office, I noticed that, as usual, there were several recent immigrants from the former Soviet Union sitting on the benches opposite the entrance.
Philosophy on a Golden Age
When I look at old people, I realize two things. Once they were like me and one day, I'm going to be like them, b'ezras Hashem.
Why is This Happening?
Economic tshuva. The less we need, the less we need.
We could have put this in our POET'S CORNER but we wanted you to read it and take it seriously
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