Sunday, January 20, 2008
Hoda'ot Ketzarot V'inyaniot
First off, those of you who have asked about Esther’s daughter should know you are not alone. The word from the office is positive overall, but there are still procedures and hospital time ahead for her. Please include Shachar Channah Bat Esther in your tephilot. If you would like to offer support to the family, let the office know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shaiya’s youngest son has been diagnosed with diabetes. He spent some time in hospital, but is home now and is adjusting. Shaiya has told me that your letters and well wishes are welcome, but nothing more than that is needed. Those of you who feel really and truly compelled to do something can always send Shaiya a nice blended whiskey, but that’s only because Shaya does enjoy a nice whiskey.
Reb Mordechai celebrated the milestone birthday of 50 in November. 50 is the age of giving counsel according to pirkei avot, so those of you seeking sage advice should write to him now.
Our beloved Rosh Yesvhia R. Shmuel is nearing the end of his doctoral work. His thesis is on concepts of pride and humility in Rabbinic thought ( I’m think that’s the title, but who am I to say for sure?). We’ll let you know when the time has come to send congratulations to Rabbi Dr or Dr Rabbi Lewis. On that same note, Shaiya has also completed his doctoral thesis, and it is now in the multi-month review period. We’ll post info for when Shaiya will prefer to be addressed as “Herr Doktor Rothberg” (his words).