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A Modern Day Fable (in the Adar Spirit)
by Chana Pincus
Sutton was sitting at his desk in his office with his feet up, smoking an expensive cigar. A complacent smile hovered over his lips as he exhaled rings of strongly scented smoke. The ringing phone interrupted his reverie.
My ex-pupils are but vague memories and many is the time a girl meets me on the street, shyly introducing herself as a one-time pupil. My usual response is, "I taught you? That's nice. What's your name?" Yet through the fog of hazy recollections of blue-shirted, navy-skirted pupils, one of them stands out clearly in my mind. I cannot forget her.
PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE
When all the animals were created, the male and female were simultaneously created as separate entities. Essentially, each live their own lives and they work together only for the purpose of having children and, sometimes to help raise their young.
It must have started when I was expecting our first child. My sister-in-law in American sent over several big cartons of baby clothes that her children had outgrown. My husband and I opened them with trepidation -- overcoming a healthy respect of ayin hora. We proceeded to `oooh' and `aaah' over every single little item.
PARENTING WITH MENUCHA
"Siblings fight," as the saying goes. As amazing as it might seem, there always were [starting with Kayin and Hevel] and probably always will be fights between siblings. How is it that those who are closest, and who should love each other the most (in spite of the clashes), fight without end?
The Gan Party
When I was speaking to a neighbor on the phone, I mentioned that I would be missing my Monday morning classes the next day because of my daughter's party in kindergarten.
Your Medical Questions Answered!
We have been discussing the way the body deals with poisons and byproducts, and the kidney was recognized as the chief processor of poisons that can be dissolved in water. Other poisons and byproducts are dealt with differently.
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