The Way It Is: Message Received

It is said that every cloud has a silver lining. For me, never have these words been truer than with regard to the almighty answering machine. I learned this...

Pre-Pesach Catch Up

By Anessa Cohen For some reason, catching up with maintenance tasks inside the home seems to become a part of Pesach cleaning every year. Why this happens when most of...

Bent Out Of Shape

Loosely translated, the word schuckel means to bend back and forth while davening, and, in some extreme cases, even to sway from side to side. Schuckeling is something many...

The Way It Is

Blame the Name Names are important. First names can be particularly important, but surnames can also become problematic for some people. We usually feel that a name should match the personality...

The Way It Is: The Cold Shoulder

At one time, the definition of the word gimmick escaped me. No longer! I learned that a gimmick is something invented especially for the purpose of attracting attention and...

War And Peace: A Camp Newsletter

Wow! Yet another exciting week at Camp Agudas Eizov! How surprising! With the Nine Days fast approaching (ouch), we really tried to pack in the activities this week: Musically Inclined Early...

The Way It Is: Medicare, Social Security Numbers Part Ways

My comfort zone has disappeared. This refers to the fact that my old Medicare number is gone. It was a familiar number since, for years, my number, like everyone...

The Way It Is: Keeping My Cool

Not everything that spoils in the heat is food-related. Sometimes, people get spoiled in the heat. Every morning, I listen to the weather forecast for the day. I’m not sure...

The Way It Is

Some Things Never Change The nature of life is such that things are always changing. We refer to this as progress, but it doesn’t always seem like progress. Over the...

The Way It Is: Footing the Bill

As people age, they tend to spend more time visiting doctors. It is not because we want to or because we have more time on our hands. Yes, as retired...

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By URI BOLLAG After Prime Minister Netanyahu and Education Minister Naftali Bennett concluded their meeting it became clear that Israel will hold early elections. A date...

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(Arutz Sheva) - The US Air Force held its F-35 UGWG (Users Group Working Group) in Israel this past week. This is the second year...

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