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19 Iyar 5760 - May 24, 2000 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly








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What's in a Name?
A True Story

by Rabbi Pinchas Kantrowitz

How does one go about getting a Jewish name if one doesn't have one?

Let There Be Light

by L.M.W.

The most seminal event in history was Creation, yesh m'ayin, which followed the unimaginable emptiness of tohu vovohu. We can still appreciate the ongoing renewal of Creation in the world around us. A birth, a sunset, and, yes, a shidduch.

What Goes Round - Comes Round
by Rosally Saltsman

I love old things, used things that once belonged to other people, things with history and flavor. Especially things that are cheap. In North America, this penchant can be satisfied on any Sunday by visiting yard sales, garage sales, street fairs, antique shops, thrift shops, collectible shops. These are a paradise for good deals, bargains, finds and lots of fun.

Letters, Eitzes, Feedback

I am a working mother of four and a kollel wife. I never have enough time to get everything done, or ideas to upgrade my efficiency. Many times, I reached Shabbos with 'my tongue hanging out', so to speak, panting and thoroughly exhausted.

Guidelines for Bonfires and Burn Treatment
by Betzalel Kahn

Magen David Adom issued guidelines for the kindling of bonfires and the first aid treatment of burns. Magen David relates that every year, children and youngsters are burned because they don't know how to make bonfires and because they use flammable fluids in order to light and fan them.

Book Review
The Ohr Somayach Gemara Companion

by Dovid Kaplan

"A mediocre teacher tells; a good teacher explains; a superior teacher demonstrates; a great teacher inspires."

This classical survey of teachers is cited by Rabbi Mendel Weinbach, rosh hayeshiva Ohr Somayach, in his foreword to Rabbi Dovid Kaplan's new book "The Ohr Somayach Gemara Companion."

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

This week's column is dedicated to people just like me -- closing in on mid life, and set in our ways. And while I feel this column is important, I don't expect many of my fellow males to pay much attention. After all, as the saying goes -- you can lead a horse to water but you cannot make him drink.

Sheib a Reibel

by Yaffa Shepsel

This is a very simple salad my Galicianer husband taught me. You take a TURNIP and grate it coarsely, add a little salt, a little oil. That's all.

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