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TRUTH, THE JEWISH WAY (PART 2)

Last week, we discussed that one of the characteristics of the Jewish People is our loyalty to the truth.  The Pele Yoetz writes that the habit of telling the truth has the power to save one from death.  He cites as a proof for this the Gemora in Sanhedrin [97a] which relates that there was a city called Kushta (Truth).  There, everyone spoke the truth and no one died before their time.  Most people associate
 

“WE WERE THE HAPPIEST FAMILY IN THE WORLD,” SA

The four-year-old victim of the Hamas rocket at attack on Kibbutz Nahal Oz on Friday, August 22, was laid to rest on Sunday morning. Daniel Tragerman was killed on Friday afternoon by rocket shrapnel in his family’s home, when a mortal shell fired from the Gaza Strip exploded outside his family’s home on Friday afternoon.  Three seconds passed from the moment the siren on the kibbutz went off to the moment of the
 
     

HIKIND, TLC, CHESED REVIEW NEW PROTOCOLS TO INCREASE SENSITIVITY, PROTECT CHARITY WORKERS

Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) met today with the Meera Joshi, Commissioner/Chair of New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission, as well as other TLC top brass, to review new practices and procedures that will allow charity volunteers—as well as parents participating in...
 

THE PARTICIPANT OBSERVER

I have had a long and abiding interest in the process by which we make decisions in our lives. Long ago, I was taught that the best way to make a decision is to impartially examine all of the relevant available facts. Impartiality guarantees objectivity. Sadly, however, we are seldom truly...
 

AN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST'S PERSPECTIVE ON TYPICAL DEVELOPMENT IN INFANTS CONT.: 5 YEARS

At five years old, children become more self-sufficient with their daily needs. They should be able to use the bathroom and eat independently. While they may not fully understand dollars and cents, they have a concept that money is valuable and is used to buy things in varying amounts. This...
 

PERSON ON THE TAKE WITH HIGH STAKES

A person is raising funds for a mosad or a poor person. Can the collector take a portion for himself? If so, up to how much can he keep? It is a difficult question to answer. I will start by differentiating where the money is supposed to go. If the money is being collected for poor people,...
 

TRUTH, THE JEWISH WAY (PART 1)

Generally, when we think of uniquely Jewish traits, what first comes to mind is practices such as gemilas chasodim – acts of loving kindness, the fact that we are baishonim – a people with a sense of shame and personal modesty, and the fact that we are rachmonim – a...
 

LEARN OF THE PURITY OF ISRAEL

Today is, according to the Hebrew calendar, the 17th day of the month of Av. Exactly 85 years ago today, the 1929 (Tarpat-Hebrew year) riots and massacre began. Over 160 people were killed throughout pre-State Israel. Sixty seven were slaughtered in Hebron. This led to the expulsion of the...
 

SIMPLY SUPER SALMON PATTIES

 Ingredients: 1 large potato, peeled and cubed 1 medium zucchini, cubed 2 carrots, peeled and sliced 1 (7.5 ounce) can salmon, drained 4 eggs juice of 1/2 lemon 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1 stalk celery, diced 1 small onion, diced 3/4 cups bread crumbs or matzoh meal 1 teaspoon garlic...
 

ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE

In the last two weeks, the Ice Bucket Challenge has quite literally “soaked” the nation. Everyone from Ethel Kennedy to Justin Timberlake has poured a bucket of ice water over his or her head and challenged others do the same or make a donation to fight ALS within twenty-four...
 

GETTING TO KNOW.....JACOB DEGROM- NY METS PITCHER

Full Name – Jacob Anthony DeGrom Born – June 19, 1988 Major League Debut: May 15th, 2014 vs NY Yankees Hobbies/Interests – Hunting & Fishing Favorite thing to do on an off day – I enjoy the big city; I’m from a small town. I like walking in Central Park and...
 
 
 
 
 
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