I knew that there would be many women at this Chanukah party who, like me, were reeling over the news that a friend of ours had been niftar a couple of days earlier from cancer. We were beyond shocked.
As a round-faced child with big cheeks, I was often pinched by visitors to our home, or in shul by acquaintances of my father.
Hashem gave us the right to storm the gates of heaven with an avalanche of requests, even demands.
So is this demoralizing situation fixable?
In my book, all medical appointments take priority. But just as vital as going to your medical appointment is actually booking one (pun intended) in the first place.
Don't assume that the "no" from a doctor is based on "know"ledge.
Why did no one speak up and warn this young lady?
The inevitable conclusion of the study was that holding back, delaying gratification, leads to a more stable and positive life.
As Torahdik Jews we are expected to view every day as Parents Day.
Why does Chani have a lollipop in her mouth? I told you not to give her another one!
We still have an inner voice that silently screams, It's just not fair!
Purim teaches us that life is like a Ferris wheel – one moment you can be on top, and suddenly you are at the bottom.
Is there a precedent in the thousands of years since Jews accepted the Torah where there was such a widespread disdain of working?
There is no guarantee that being "pound-wise" will extend our lives, but medical science insists that it helps.
Throughout life, we will face many extremely difficult challenges - custom-made Chanukahs that Hashem tailored for us.
Pure evil speech is a weapon of mass destruction...
We tend to take our routine abilities for granted.
This can, to some extent, be achieved by having a will, letting your loved ones know where you are to be buried, and advising them of your assets and where to locate them.
I believe that the up-and-coming generations will not live in the grand single-family homes many of them grew up in.
Even a kindergarten student can understand how the pennies collectively put in the pushka can add to real money that can help a kallah buy linens or feed a family for a week.
Boaz obviously finds it necessary to reassure Rut that no one will hassle or bully her while she is gleaning wheat, and twice he admonishes his field hands not to rebuke or shame her and make her feel threatened in any way.
I can’t say for sure if my idea would work, but to me it makes sense to fill the plane back to front with the window passengers getting to their seats first, followed by the middle-seaters.
They werew great girls and were looking for that "winning" dish.
"Even when a sharpened sword is placed on your neck, do not give up on Divine Mercy."
The fact is there are so many second-time singles in heimische communities and the numbers sadly are growing each year – to such a degree that several organizations have sprung up to provide networking opportunities and social support.