The Singles Crisis
Three a.m. The telephone was definitely in working order. New
York policeman is on the line. "Rabbi, I have a young girl on
a rooftop, ready to jump. She says she knows you. We need
your help. I have her on the line."
The fruits of Tu Bishvat are on a plate on the table. Yehuda
hands his mother the blessing for fruit which he copied. It
is set in a frame decorated with rubbings from leaves that he
made himself. He reads it out loud and sets it down on the
table, ready to use.
Tu Bishvat Leaf Rubbings and
by Devora Piha
Yated does it again. Galia Ze'evi's article "Tale of Two
Families" portrayed graphic examples of our impact on one
another, for better or worse.
Keep up the good work.
Reader from Bnei Brak
Two for Tu Bishvat
by Sara Finkel ("From the Classic Jewish
Baked Apple With Crumb
Dried Fruit And Nut Confection
Chinese Kiss Cookies
Your Medical Questions Answered!
by Joseph B. Leibman, MD
Dear Mrs. S.,
Thank you sincerely for your letter; I am elated that you
found my column useful.
You first commented on my article on genetics, and asked
whether MS is a genetically-transmitted disease. This
particular article did generate a lot of positive discussion
and I hope that it was successful in enlightening a little
the confusing issue of genetics and how it relates to
Just a Moment
by Ruth Lewis
Just a moment -- of life, of air to breathe,
Of vision, colors, faces, sounds, tastes, fragrances:
Of light, and golden sunshine on my face:
Of flowers, trees, and a warm breeze stirring.
Just a moment -- of good health, good spirits, free of
Not hungry, thirsty, tired, or afraid.
Just a moment -- in which my heart pumps,
My lungs do their job, blood courses smoothly
Through my veins, antibodies fight off germs,
Enzymes do whatever enzymes do, unobtrusively:
Legs carry me, arms swing freely, hands reach, fingers
Mouth, lips, teeth and tongue form words.
Just a moment -- worry-free, lived in peace,
With clothing, shelter, food, plenty.
Just a moment -- to cherish friends, husband, family.
Just a moment of thought, emotion, growth,
Creativity, opportunity to do great good.
Just a moment -- to serve You, praise You, thank
By the time I've finished thanking You for just this
I'll be in the next...
No. In Eternity.
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