Dei'ah veDibur - Information & Insight

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4 Cheshvan 5761 - November 2, 2000 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly








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Live and Learn
by Bruchy Laufer

"She's ignoring me!" thought Raizel bitterly.

"She talks to everybody else but me!"

A group of her school friends were sitting in a semi-circle on the grass in the park. The girls were enjoying the last few days of summer vacation, and had decided to make a cookout to discuss plans for the upcoming school year.

The True Tale of Tammy's Toe
by Menucha Levin

Tammy is an adorable little teddy bear of a girl just turned two years old. The second youngest child in a family of ten ba'h, Tammy is constantly surrounded by people older and taller than she is. One day, several months ago, one of these bigger people accidently stepped on poor Tammy's toe. She cried, her mother comforted her and checked the damage. Her toe was swollen and red but at first it didn't appear to be too serious.

Short Friday
A reader from Kiryat Sefer

"In response to your request for ideas on getting to Shabbos on time, I have found the following formula helpful and although I am not in the habit of writing to newspapers, I feel it may be a public service."

Hear Yourself Talk
by M. Steinberg

My mother had a friendly neighbor who used to come in to visit us frequently when I was a little girl. She was always talking about how she wished she could escape from the snow and ice and get away to Miami. She never explained that there was sun and there were beaches and hotels there. All I understood was that it was someplace good, warm and peaceful, and that it was "her ami." From my mother's response, I gathered that she, too, had an "ami," for why else would she say, "Yes, it would be nice to get away to `my ami'."

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

Know Your Enemy

We've discussed it before, but it is definitely worthwhile to review it. This is the number two killer of all adults, notwithstanding the severe disability that survivors suffer. Reb Reuven, the son-in-law of Reb Boruch Ber, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, and Reb Chaim Shmuelevitz all suffered greatly from this dreaded disease. Known by physicians as CVA, most people call it a stroke.

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