Dei'ah veDibur - Information & Insight

A Window into the Chareidi World

10 Cheshvan 5764 - November 5, 2003 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly









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Grandfather Avraham Aharon
from Stolin to Tel Aviv

based on an interview with Nachum Alovitch

My grandfather's name was Avraham Aharon. He was born in Stolin, a small town in White Russia, a poor country with extensive forests and gushing rivers, beautiful lakes and large swamps. Despite the great poverty and the hostility of the government, Jewish life thrived and was rich with accomplishment, culture and a love for Eretz Yisroel.

Art Olympics of the Mind
by Devora Piha

Some excellent rainy day activities, or fun for any time!

Lost in the Pages of Imagination
by Nechama Vazana

Welcome, Nechama, to YATED pages and congratulations on your honesty.

Fighting a different kind of addiction... From couch-potato- bookworm to author

by A. Ross

An irrational fear of one particular species of animal is quite a prevalent phobia.

Kever Rochel
by Tamara Levine

"A voice is heard in Ramah; wailing, bitter weeping. It is Rochel, crying for her children. She refuses to be comforted for her children, for they are gone."

Your Medical Questions Answered!
by Joseph B. Leibman, MD

Some more questions to be answered that have arrived in my mailbox.

Vaccines are very important in preventing dangerous diseases. Almost all vaccines are against diseases that have no known treatment. While there have been some cases of danger from vaccines in the past (such as the famous Swine Flu vaccine in the seventies) these are so rare as not to justify passing on vaccines.

Frequently Asked Questions for Active Exercisers
by Dr. Reuven Bruner, Ph.D.

Q: How much vitamin C is healthy and do active exercisers need more?

A.: The recommended daily allowance (RDA) is 60 mg. a day, but more is better. Exercise doesn't increase your need for C but consuming 250 mg. a day is safe for active exercisers. Don't overdo it though, because mega doses can cause kidney stones.



by Drora Matlofsky

What is my pen writing?
It slipped right past my brains.
My head was somewhere else,

This is how the ancients,
The holy men of spiritual stature,
Prepared themselves to prophesize.
They emptied their minds
And Hashem's word would come down upon them.
Their brain and their ego offering no barrier.

This is what I want
(On my puny level...)
Psalms in my palms,
Hashem's word coming to me
Past my consciousness
My thoughts, my distractions,
My ego.

I'll just let my hands write
And I'll watch.

Strange Rain

by Esther Gimmel

I used to think it was a pain
When in my yard fell such strange rain:
A sheet or sock from someone's line,
A screen or old campaigning sign.
But oh, what mitzvos I can get
Returning every lost object.
So, smiling, upstairs I will go.
I need this rain for me to grow.

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