A unique and prestigious residential project in now being built in Mekor Haim Street in Jerusalem.
But the years have a habit of sneaking up on us, and to our deep dismay we realize that the “boat” we thought was still docked has slipped away. But though we may have missed one “boat” there is always another to be found if we look and try hard enough.
Do You Know What Time It Is?
Our lives spread out in all directions,
Full of dreams and goals and human connections,
The attaining of which we put off, postpone,
Thinking that time is a commodity we own.
The clock goes on ticking, but we don’t hear,
Our world is young, so we have no fear
That the opportunities we have will cease to be,
To us the road is stretched out endlessly.
Yes, we have goals to achieve one day,
But what’s the rush, so what if we delay?
We’ll get to it soon; we can afford to wait,
So much time ahead, we won’t be late.
We’ll mail that letter; we’ll make that call,
We’ll get down to business, and give it our all.
But not today – why be stressed?
Tomorrow is when we’re at our best.
We so easily give ourselves permission
To postpone the work, the effort, the mission.
So with hardly a thought we set aside the task,
The importance of which we eagerly mask.
Too late, we come to realize
That while we do nothing, time still flies.
We turn around and there are no tomorrows,
Just unfulfilled dreams, regrets and sorrows.
But it doesn’t have to be this way,
Mourning the opportunities we let slip away.
Longing for what never came to be,
Because we couldn’t bother to face reality.
For each day bears the gift of a new beginning,
Where one can go from losing to winning;
By valuing our time and putting it to good use,
No wasting, no more squandering, no more abuse.
Instead each remaining moment must be treasured,
Used with great thought and carefully measured,
So that goals can be attained and relationships built,
And satisfaction and fulfillment replacing sad guilt.
You can’t look back, but you can look ahead,
And end the inertia and move forward instead,
And take those old dreams off the dusty shelves,
For Hashem helps those who help themselves.
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The plan’s goal is to provide supportive housing to 200 individuals with disabilities by the year 2020.
Despite being one of the fastest-growing Jewish communities in the U.S. – the estimated Jewish population is 70-80,000 – Las Vegas has long been overlooked by much of the Torah world.
She was followed by the shadows of the Six Million, by the ever so subtle awareness of their vanished presence.
Pesach is so liberating (if you excuse the expression). It’s the only time I can eat anywhere in the house, guilt free! Matzah in bed!
Now all the pain, fear and struggle were over and they were home. Yuli was safe and free, a hero returned to his land and people.
While it would seem from his question that he is being chuzpadik and dismissive, I wonder if its possible, if just maybe, he is a struggling, confused neshama who actually wants to come back to the fold.
I agree with the letter writer that a shadchan should respectfully and graciously accept a negative response to a shidduch offer.
Alternative assessments are an extremely important part of understanding what students know beyond the scope of tests and quizzes.
Your husband seems to have experienced what we have described as the Ambivalent Attachment.
The goal of the crusade is to demonize and hurt Israel.
The JUMP program at Hebrew Academy was generously sponsored by Evelyn and Dr. Shmuel Katz.
A young lady in her early 20’s, “Sarah” was redt to “Shlomie” a boy from her home town who learned in an out-of-town yeshiva. The families know each other well, which in today’s shidduch scene is a big plus – since it was therefore unlikely the kids would “fall in” due to misinformation and misinterpretations.
They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions, and that is precisely what almost always happens in situations where a reference knew someone had serious but hidden emotional issues, but did not reveal the information to the person making inquiries.
Time never stood still for anyone – why would I be the exception? In my hubris, I thought that somehow I would live forever – and I suspect we all have secretly felt that way, even though we know it’s a fantasy.
One can argue that forgetting something on a regular basis is a sign of advancing age and it’s time to for a neurological evaluation, but based on the number of young people who need to replace a lost smart phone (too bad it’s not smart enough to warn its owner that that they have become separated – or is there an app for that too?), I safely can say that losing “stuff” cuts across the generations.
For quite a few days in late December, Toronto was transformed into a breathtaking – literally and figuratively – frigid winter wonderland, where every twig, leaf, car door, and outdoor wire and cable was totally encased in ice. When the sun shone the landscape was blindingly brilliant as if billions of diamonds had been glued to everything the eye could see.
Outside is a winter-white wonderland replete with dazzling trees, wires, and sidewalks seemingly wrapped in glittery silver foil. It’s quite lovely to look at, which is about all I can do since I’m stuck indoors. Icicle-laden tree branches are bent and hunch-backed by the frozen heaviness of their popsicle-like burden, and the voices squawking from the battery-operated transistor radio I am listening to are warning people not to go out since walkways and roads are extremely slippery, and there is real danger from falling trees.
The necessity of speaking up when you “have a hunch” applies even more when it comes to shidduchim. One little girl did just that – she said something – and I was fortunate enough to be in town for the very joyful, lively wedding that resulted from her speaking up.
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