HOME & FAMILYThe Breakfast Nook
by M. Steinberg
I used to live in a suburb of a middle-sized city in Middle America. The houses in this area were all large and beautiful with spacious lawns and many had a private lake. Of all the beautiful homes to choose as a favorite, there was one that I especially loved and we always referred to it as Ima's dream house. The most special part of it was the breakfast nook.
Following is an excerpt from Rabbi Yoel Schwartz's recently published book, "Special Child - Special Parent: The Special Child in Jewish Sources". The excerpt contains a continuation of a series of questions posed by a concerned parent.
The Precocious Child
George Smith walks towards the university campus in Virginia every morning, amongst dozens of other students. He is conspicuous in the crowd because of his height. Although George is full of self confidence and is as serious as all the other students, he is only ten years old, and that fact is obvious.
Rare were the occasions, some twenty years ago, when tens of
thousands of Jews converged together. Funerals of
gedolim were one kind. Aliya l'regel to the Kosel on
Shavuos morning was another. Today, bircas kohanim at
the Kosel is yet another. A reader from Kiryat Sefer
reminisces about a third, very special, event.
Your Medical Questions Answered!
The year was 1983. Ronald Reagan was at the height of his presidency, and during a speech to the press, he made a minor mistake. He then quipped, "You know what the best thing about Alzheimer's disease is: You make new friends everyday." It was a tasteless joke. Little did president Reagan know that within ten years he would be unable to tie his own shoelaces, a victims of the very same disease he joked about.
Milchig Seuda Shlishis time again. Try this one.
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