Battle of the Spirit in Tzoran
Rikva A. and Rachel R., women employed in
the secular workfield in top positions and formerly of the
secular society of the settlement, Tzoran, tell of the
spiritual upheaval in their lives, and of their struggle to
establish a Chinuch Atzmai Torah school in their settlement.
These are pioneer women who sent their children to a school
which was comprised of a mere three students, and who stood
staunchly against brutal secular resistance and fierce anti-
by Chedva Ofek
Yeshivas Mir: Hazricho beFaasei
A new book describing the history of the last years of the
Mir Yeshiva in Europe has recently been published. The book
describes the Mir's rabbonim, roshei yeshiva and
mashgichim. It spans the period of the yeshiva's exile
during both the First and Second World Wars, when it wandered
to Vilna and later to Kaidan and other Lithuanian cities.
by Yated Ne'eman Staff
Why Is My Child Not Doing Well in
by A. Ross, M.A. in Speech, Expert in Remedial
Children do not think about the way they
speak. They can learn one or two and even three languages
quickly and manage to use them more or less correctly in
different situations. However, their needs are not very
elaborate and they do not use a large vocabulary. Before the
child starts school, parents are delighted with his verbal
skills and appreciate the fact that he is intelligent.
Big Lessons From Little
A few months ago, I got a job in the gan of my
community. It has turned out to be a delightful experience.
The part that I find most interesting is, of course, the kids
and all the funny and smart things that they say and do. It
is very gratifying, as well, to watch the shy child become
more extroverted or another one learn to share graciously.
Of BUGs and WEBs
by Rosally Saltsman
I know that there's an inyan about getting rid of
spider webs before Shabbos. Well, I can't do it. Not because
of my usual lack of housekeeping priorities, but because
spiders live there. I see an invisible sign that says, "Baby
spiders on board."...
Your Medical Questions Answered!
by Joseph B. Leibman, MD
Recently, the Israeli Association for Emergency Medicine
elected me to its executive board. While this is a great
honor, it increased my responsibilities, and as a result I
reluctantly had to give my popular lecture series to the
English-speaking ladies of Bnei Brak.
For the Fours
by M. Steinberg
It's been many years
Since I had a boy of four,
Whichever grandchild came to stay
Was a baby, or aged six or more.
This Shabbos brought a special treat
With Dovid'l an active guest,
Everybody went to shul
And Bubby sat down to rest.
"I need a drink and I want to eat,"
Said Dovid, as he pulled out the drawer,
I jumped up just in time to stop
The silverware landing on the floor.
"Don't go near the fire,
Yes, I know, the candles are burning bright,
NO! Don't blow them out!
We need the holy Shabbos light!"
"Bubby, can I have a banana?"
"But we're making Kiddush in a minute."
"Let me peel it how I like it."
Then he opened the garbage and threw it in it.
My shnitzel hammer fixed all the locks,
And my pastry brush painted all the walls,
But then he helped bring out the salads,
Carefully avoiding trips and falls.
Dinner and bedtime went off quite well,
And I looked forward to my Shabbos morning snooze,
Surprise at 5:15 a.m.
"Bubby, come and tie my shoes."
This is a good four-year-old,
Who knows how to sit in shul,
To be polite, and wash and bensh
And follow (almost) all the rules.
But after a Shabbos guest so young,
I'd like a Yasher Koach to dedicate,
To all those Moms with little boys
To chase - and mold - and try to educate.
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