Meir Panim implements programs that serve Israel’s neediest populations with respect and dignity. Meir Panim also coordinated care packages for families in the South during the Gaza War.
Posted on: May 18th, 2005Sections → Magazine
I was at a recent fundraiser on behalf of Israel's Beit Halochem institutions. In Hebrew, beit halochem means the house of the warrior and that is what these centers are - a home away from home for disabled Israeli soldiers and wounded victims of Islamic terror and violence.
Posted on: May 4th, 2005Sections → Magazine
Pesach seemed heavier this year. I'm not talking in terms of the tremendous amount of food that was consumed or the seemingly endless lifting, bending, scrubbing, scouring and cooking that is part and parcel of pre and post Passover preparations as well as during the chag.
Posted on: April 20th, 2005Sections → Magazine
Over the years I always wondered why Hashem - the Master and Creator of the Universe - was so machmir - so adamant in having us mortals sing his praises and thank him all the time.
Posted on: April 6th, 2005Sections → Magazine
You would have to be hiding under a rock to be unaware of the sad and drawn-out death of a severely brain damaged woman called Terri Schiavo, whose husband and legal guardian made the decision to have her life-sustaining feeding tube removed.
Posted on: March 23rd, 2005Sections → Magazine
In very recent issues of the Jewish Press there have been a number of disturbing articles detailing the dire plight of various types of people who have lost their physical or social freedom.
Posted on: March 9th, 2005Sections → Magazine
I recently heard that an acquaintance of mind got divorced for the 2nd time. The marriage had lasted a very short time, but I was not surprised.
Posted on: February 23rd, 2005Sections → Magazine
We all know them - the sad sacks who seemingly were born under a bad constellation.
Posted on: February 9th, 2005Sections → Magazine
As my friend Eve (not her real name) and I started filling our plates at a recent buffet dinner, she commented that lucky for her, her mother wasn't with us.
Posted on: January 26th, 2005Sections → Magazine
The Hebrew word gazayra means evil decree. Sometimes, a government decree is just that - an indisputably evil order, as when Pharaoh of Biblical times commanded the murder of all Hebrew male newborns.
Posted on: January 12th, 2005Sections → Magazine
While randomly perusing some Jewish community newspapers this past week, I was struck by the press releases of several Jewish organizations crowing with excited pride about the significant monetary donations they made for victims of the Tsunami.
Posted on: December 29th, 2004Sections → Magazine
A good friend of mine, "Sarah," recently shared her concern over her two year old grandson's health.
Posted on: December 15th, 2004Sections → Magazine
From time to time, I am asked where I get ideas for my articles. The answer is simple. Just from getting up in the morning and experiencing life.
Posted on: December 1st, 2004Sections → Magazine
While recently riding on a private local bus, I couldn't help but overhear two elderly, balbatish ladies talking.
Posted on: November 17th, 2004Sections → Magazine
During this past Yom Tov, I spent some time with my son who lives out of town.
Posted on: November 10th, 2004Sections → Magazine
My first-born son's recent marriage was a huge simcha for the family, but the wedding was actually the culmination of a simcha that began years ago - at his bris.
Posted on: November 3rd, 2004Sections → Magazine
Walking along a Brooklyn street recently, I saw a scene that could very well be used in a dictionary to explain the word nachas.
Posted on: October 20th, 2004Sections → Magazine
During Rosh Hashona, when it is customary to greet friend and stranger alike with good wishes for the upcoming year, I try to avoid uttering the phrase, "Have a happy and healthy New Year.
Posted on: October 6th, 2004Sections → Magazine
Years ago, when I was in college, I took an undergraduate course in law. I don't remember much of what I learned, but the concept of criminal negligence has stuck in my mind.
Posted on: September 22nd, 2004Sections → Magazine
I recently attended an out-of-town simcha. Among the guests were several acquaintances whom I hadn't seen in several years.
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