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The Spilled Beans In Response to Y.N.:] I can’t speak for everyone, but I can tell you my personal view. My grandparents always gave us Chanukah gifts, nothing too much, like $10-$15 worth, a game, CD, or something of that sort. One year my grandfather died, so my grandmother couldn’t give gifts. Instead she gave us each $15. There was simply no ta’am to the whole thing. No excitement at unwrapping anything, trying to guess what you got, just $15 to add to my Chanukah gelt. I don’t even remember if I bought anything with it, or just saved the cash,. On the other hand, some CDs that we got as gifts still get played constantly, and every time we play them I remember the excitement of that Chanukah party. Nowadays, I’m 16. As most teens know, at 16 years old money’s value has diminished a lot. $15 doesn’t go very far anymore. If I get that money, all I do is put it in my wallet, maybe to get lunch one Sunday or wherever and however I’ll choose to spend it, just as if I got a bit more to my allowance this week. On the other hand, a new wallet, or something else that’s not too expensive will have me thinking about the gift giver whenever I look at it or use it. That’s my humble thought on the matter. Miriam G. [In Response to Henny G.:]

Stop being a stick-in-the-mud! You should be thankful to Hashem that you have a husband, family, and parents who are ALIVE and healthy enough to host you!! I just buried my mother, who was sick for many years, so we haven’t been hosted for ANYTHING for a long time! And now, no more Chanukah parties with her! How don’t you realize how fortunate your children are to have a ZAIDY and BUBBY to go to?? My kids only know of grandparents who are no longer alive. As far as bickering with your siblings, and the

spending, start saving over the year, or buy in the 99 cents store. Smile at the party and work it out with the siblings with or without outside help, before or after the party. (If someone is persistent about “discussingâ€? something, just politely say “it’s not for now.â€?) Give your parents the nachas while you still can, and don’t cheat your children out of these good memories. We never know how long we have in this world! You have plenty of time between chagim/yomim tovim to have your “quiet time.â€? Enjoy! Chag sameach, Anonymous The Potatoes Dear Editor, My son had a really hard time getting into yeshiva this zman. He’s a great kid overall, but he’s not that big of a masmid, we have no real yichus or money, and so we’re really stuck. I tried so many times to get him in to one of the three yeshivos of our choice, but none of them accepted him. It wasn’t until a full month DIWHU 6XNNRV WKDW RXU ER\ Ă€QDOO\ JRW LQWR D \HVKLYD WKDWLVQ¡WFRQVLGHUHGœÀUVWUDWH¡+H¡VE¡+GRLQJRNEXW we’re more than a little disappointed and completely disenchanted with the whole system. What have our schools come to? When I was growing up back in the 1960’s, I wasn’t Frum, but my parents sent me to a Jewish day school to learn about Judaism. Almost nobody sent their kids to Jewish schools back then, except on the Lower East Side and Williamsburg, so my parents were considered heroes for pursuing a Jewish education for me. Schools then never kicked anyone out, because they couldn’t afford to lose the few kids they had. They were just thrilled that people sent their kids to them! The problem we have now is that we have too many kids and too few schools. If a school has 500 DSSOLFDQWV IRU  VORWV WKH\ ZLOO Ă€QG DQ\ VWXSLG reason to choose only the absolute best kids who have great yichus and great neighbors and no blemishes

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on their records. If someone misbehaves or has learning problems, they simply throw them out and replace them. There is no shortage of families who would beg and plead to get their kids into that slot. Is there anything that can be done to change this system? It certainly isn’t the yeshiva situation I grew up with and admired. P.G.

of us, but despite our good times and our joy in marriage it can just be so overwhelmingly and unexpectedly GLIĂ€FXOW,GRQ¡WWKLQNLWLVWDONHGDERXWHQRXJKEHFDXVH , Ă€QG ZKHQ RWKHU SHRSOH GLVFXVV WKLV VHQWLPHQW , DP so relieved that these trials are normal. I guess for any QHZO\ZHGVUHDGLQJWKLVWKHGLIĂ€FXOWLHVDUHUHDOHYHQLI everything, thank G-d, is great between the two of you. I married my husband because I thought we had so much in common. But after actually living together Kishka I now realize that our natures are not quite as attuned as I originally thought. Coming from two very different Dear Editor, families, we end up not seeing eye-to-eye on MANY I see that others have used this forum for their things. questions and complaints, and they have gotten some I keep thinking hey, what did we have in common really good responses. So, I decided to try using the Buzz again? magazine as my sounding board. It’s hard for me to say Despite our best intentions, it’s like we come into this, but my wife is a slob. She does not get bothered by our marriages with enormous expectations based on piles of clean/dirty laundry everywhere or dirty dishes our own life experiences. As a small example, I come out for days. I, on the other hand, am going nuts. We from a home in which all the men are handy. They can b’H have a bunch of kids and we both work and money EXLOGDQGĂ€[DQ\WKLQJDURXQGWKHKRXVH,MXVWIRXQGRXW is very tight. We have been to see a marriage counselor that my husband never lifted a hammer in his life and because of this issue, but the best advice we have gotten wouldn’t know the pointed end of a nail. To me, that’s so far is that since it bothers me so much, I should do something of a letdown. It’s exasperating to realize that the cleaning up. I do about 80% of it, but I’m still very I (or a hired repairman) will probably be doing all the frustrated by it. Does anyone out there have any other ‘round the house chores for the next sixty-plus years, advice for me, or should I just learn to live with this b’ezras Hashem. sloppy situation? My personal motto has always been: If we can walk A.M. DZD\IURPDĂ€JKWDUJXPHQWGLVDJUHHPHQWZLWKDQHZ understanding of how the other person works, and a The Meat of the Matter new way to deal with the same situation in the future, Dear Editor, WKHQRXUĂ€JKWZDVIRUDJRRGUHDVRQ ,¡YHEHHQPDUULHGIRUMXVWDFRXSOHPRQWKVDQG,Ă€QG But I still wish shana rishona wasn’t so hard. LWVXFKDUHOLHIZKHQRWKHUSHRSOHDVVXUHPHWKDWWKHĂ€UVW K.L. \HDULVUHDOO\GLIĂ€FXOW,WKLQNLW¡VXQGHUUDWHGKRZKDUG shana rishona really is for young couples. Pre-marriage I To send your comments to “the Cholent potâ€? was told that marriage would be an adjustment for both please email: nybuzzmagazine@gmail.com

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How We Know that Torah is True Excerpted From the writings of Rabbi Shraga Simmons and Tzvi Freeman

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ere are some popular conspiracy theories that many people actually believe: No man ever landed on WKHPRRQWKDWHYHQWZDVMXVWÀOPHG by Disney; pharmaceutical companies regularly invent new diseases for SURÀW $LUSODQH H[KDXVW LV UHDOO\ the government spreading sinister chemicals; President Kennedy was assassinated by a poison dart shot out of an umbrella. As crazy as these ideas may seem to most of us, conspiracy theories are actually very popular, psychologists say, because they provide simple explanations for a very complex world. But they are, of course, absurd. Because as we all know, three people can keep a secret if two of them are dead. Disney, The FBI, KGB, FDA, Microsoft, - all are ÀOOHGZLWKFRPSHWLWLYHIXPEOLQJLQ ÀJKWLQJ KXPDQ EHLQJV MXVW OLNH \RX and me. None of them could keep a conspiracy going longer than a week without wrangling over who is in charge, who messed up, who gets the money, who gets the blame -- and all those other fun, human games that break up countries and corporations every day. Another absurd conspiracy theory is that the Jews invented the Torah. That millions of Jews, over thousands of years, could conspire to agree on a single version of a national event that never happened,

is ridiculous. If nobody else can conspire on anything for more than a week, whoever imagined that Jewish people could get a conspiracy off the ground? (One look at Israeli politics will tell you just how hopeless that is.) So, instead of conspiracies, let’s examine what the study of history is. Most of us will say that history is the study of what happened. But that’s impossible. We barely know what’s happening right now, so how can anybody know what happened in the SDVW" $QG ZKDW GHÀQHV ZKDW UHDOO\ happened? I think most historians will agree that history as it is practiced LQ DFDGHPLF FLUFOHV FDQ EH GHÀQHG as follows: The search for the most likely sequence of events to explain whatever remnants have endured till today. Following this paradigm, let us examine our case. The evidence is as follows: Universally, there is a single account of how the Jewish people received the Torah. It states that on the sixth day of the third month of the year 2448 from Creation, an entire nation full of dissidents and skeptics gathered at the foot of a mountain in the Sinai Desert and witnessed how Hashem spoke with Moshe. Rather overwhelmed by the experience, they asked Moshe to kindly fetch all the details of what exactly Hashem would like from them, and report on

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it. Which he did. Moshe also charged the people to keep multiple copies of the written record, which they did, and so we have many copies of that record to this day. Here is how conspiracy theorists explain the existence of this record: Someone made up the whole story. Someone else later wrote it down. A third individual put it together with other manuscripts, and the entire nation conspired to agree that it had actually happened. They agreed to agree on only one version of how it had happened, eradicating any trace of dissent. Basically, a conspiracy theory. This time, involving huge numbers of people over a very long period of time. History is not laboratory science -- you can’t test it and make observations. But you can still check a theory for inconsistencies. A few bumps here and there are excusable, but with the Jewish conspiracy theory we have some blatant contradictions. For instance: (a) According to this theory, the Jews are by far the most ingenious people ever. Out of all the peoples of the ancient world, this nation of VKHSKHUGV DQG ÀJJURZHUV FDPH XS with the classic work of all time. The work that changed all of history, brought us the concepts of creation, monotheism, providence, human

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LET’S DISCUSS IT rights, etc. (b) According to this theory, the Jews are by far the stupidest and most gullible people in the world. They fell for a story that restricts their diet, their domination over their slaves, their weekly work habits and their entire lives beyond what any other nation would tolerate. They bought into a situation with no less than 613 restrictions! (c) According to this theory, Jews are capable of agreeing on a single version of history. Obviously, to conspire together for so many years in delivering this grand hoax to the entire world, they must be highly cooperative, submissive to authority and like-minded. (d) According to this theory, Jews have purposely painted a picture of themselves as recalcitrant, argumentative, scorning of authority and primed to kvetch at the drop of a hat. Not the sort of comrades you would want involved in your classic conspiracy. Can any of this be believable? Highly unlikely. So what, instead, do the historical facts show? The Torah states (Deuteronomy 4:9-13): Moshe told Bnei Yisroel: Only beware for yourself and greatly beware for your soul, lest you forget the things that your eyes have beheld. Do not remove this memory from your heart all the days of your life. Teach your children and your children’s children about the day that you stood before Hashem your G-d at Chorev (Sinai)... So you approached and stood at the foot of the mountain. The PRXQWDLQ ZDV EXUQLQJ ZLWK D ÀUH reaching the heart of heaven, with darkness, cloud, and mist. Hashem spoke to you from the midst of the ÀUH \RX ZHUH KHDULQJ WKH VRXQG RI

words, but you were not seeing a form, only a sound. He told you of His covenant, instructing you to keep the Ten Commandments, and He inscribed them on two stone tablets. A precise claim is being made here: That an entire nation - the three million men, women and children who came out of Egypt - heard Hashem speaking at Mount Sinai,

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saying, “I am Hashem your G-d.â€? Now, let’s pretend for a minute that you’re G-d and you want to transmit a religion to a people. You have two choices: You can either give it to a messenger to give to the people, or you can give it to the entire people directly. Which is the better choice? The answer is found in this poignant story about an Indian chief: One day the Indian chief dies, leaving three sons and no will. No one knows who’s supposed to become the new chief and all the sons want the position. 7KH Ă€UVW VRQ VD\V ´, VKRXOG be the new chief, because I’m the

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oldest.� The second one says, “I’m the strongest warrior, so I should be the new chief.� The third son says, “I’m the best choice because I’m the smartest.� There’s a lot of campaigning going on and more than a few internal battles, until one day, the second son comes running into the camp, shouting, “Stop! I have the answer! I know who should be the new chief.� Everybody says, “What happened? How do you know?� “Last night,� the second son says, “my father came to me in a dream and told me I’m the new chief!� Everybody starts dancing and celebrating and congratulating the second son. Until one old man raises his hand calmly and says, “Why should you be believed? If your father really wanted us to accept you as the new chief, he wouldn’t have come to you in a dream - he would have come to us.� This story illustrates a crucial concept: If you want a revelation to be accepted by everyone, it’s obvious that you would come to all the people, rather than to one person. That’s clearly the most effective way to avoid any doubt. Why? Because I can make up stories about myself - and if you like me or trust me, you could choose to believe me. But if I make up a story and say it happened to you, then there’s no way you’ll believe me unless it really happened. It’s obvious that you can’t get away with a lie on the basis of someone else’s experience. So if you’re going to start a religion and you want to make sure everyone’s going to accept it, the intelligent choice is to tell everyone, not just one person. If it is true, then everyone in the national group will know it at the deepest level of knowledge, since everybody in the group was actually there. There will obviously be no need

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LET’S DISCUSS IT of people it is claimed were direct participants or eyewitnesses. Does it make sense that Hashem would allow the most important issue in our lives - i.e. His purpose or plan for us - to be undertaken without proper evidence for us to make a logical decision? Moreover, why

to present any additional evidence to anyone of that generation. Also, the next generation will know that the event occurred, both because their own parents who were direct eyewitnesses told them, and because everyone else in the nation is either a direct eyewitness or the offspring of a direct eyewitness. What if a large section of the nation were somehow duped - and were convinced to the extent that they actually passed on the lie to their children as if it was their own personal experience? This would not yield a believable, communicable, YHULÀDEOHQDWLRQDOWUXWKEHFDXVHWKH QH[W JHQHUDWLRQ ZRXOG ÀQG PDQ\ amongst them who either denied the universal character of the national claim or were never told about it by their parents. Perhaps we can better appreciate the tremendous disparity between different types of claims by imagining the following scenario: A man is walking along the beachfront, followed by a single line of 100 blindfolded men, each with one hand on the shoulder of the man in front of him. Should we view this group as a collection of independent thinkers, each deciding for himself which direction to walk in, or is it really one leader followed by 100 followers? By contrast, imagine ten men each walking independently. Do they not represent a stronger statement about which way to go than the 100 men being led by one leader? If the chain of blindfolded men behind the one leader grew to one thousand or even one million, it would still be no more impressive an occurrence. Why? Because each is not independently choosing which way to go, but is rather relying on the man in front of him in line, who in turn is relying on the man in front of him.

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LET’S DISCUSS IT would Hashem establish His entire relationship with a nation through one man, without any possibility RI YHULĂ€FDWLRQ DQG VWLOO H[SHFW WKLV nation to obediently follow an entire system of instructions, based only on blind faith? Of course not. And that’s why Judaism is based squarely on national revelation. So, of the 15,000 known religions in recorded human history, how many stake the foundation of their belief on the idea that G-d spoke to their entire nation? Only one. Judaism. Isn’t that strange? If a national revelation is the best way to go, why has no other nation ever tried it? The answer is that this is one lie you can never get away with. Human events fall into two basic categories: legend and history. Legend - though it may be true  LV XQYHULĂ€DEOH GXH WR D ODFN RI eyewitnesses. History, on the other KDQG LV YHULĂ€DEOH EHFDXVH RI PDQ\ witnesses. Let’s take George Washington as an example. The fact that George “chopped down the cherry treeâ€? is legend - it may or may not be true, but we’ll never know. But the fact that George Washington was WKH Ă€UVW SUHVLGHQW RI WKH 8QLWHG 6WDWHV LV D YHULĂ€DEOH KLVWRULFDO IDFW Why? Because there were many eyewitnesses at the time to verify it. Now let’s apply this to religion. If someone claims “G-d spoke to me,â€? then other people have a choice to believe the claim or not. Some people will choose to believe the claim - and from there could start a whole new religion. But if someone claims that “G-d spoke to all of you,â€? he’ll never get away with that if it didn’t really happen. Because if an event never happened to someone, you surely cannot convince him that it

happened to him! And that’s exactly why no other religion in history has ever made the claim of national revelation. So it’s worthwhile to investigate just how many people claimed to see

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Oso Haish rise from the dead (about a dozen), or how many people accompanied Joseph Smith when he received the Book of Mormon (none). For the sake of illustration, let’s imagine for a moment there was no revelation at Sinai. Moshe, the leader of the Jewish People, created this myth with the intention of pulling off the greatest hoax in history. Picture the scene: Moshe goes up the mountain and comes down a few days later. The people say, “Moshe! Welcome back! Where have you been?� “I’ve been hanging around on

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Mount Sinai.� “What were you doing there, Moshe?� “Hashem was teaching me Torah.� “Torah? What’s Torah? We never heard of that before.� “Oh, it’s a wonderful thing. The blueprint for living. It’s great!� “That’s nice, Moshe. Where’d it come from?� Moshe doesn’t want to say that he made it up himself, because nobody will be that interested. So he says, “Hashem gave it to us! Don’t you remember 40 days ago? There was this great revelation and Hashem spoke to all of us. It says so right here in the book! ‘Do not remove this memory from your heart all the days of your life. Teach your children and your children’s children about the day that you stood before Hashem your G-d at Chorev (Sinai)...’� To that, the people would say, “Listen, Moshe, you’re a great tzaddik. But come on, don’t insult us, for heaven’s sake. Don’t tell us that Hashem spoke to three million people and expect us to believe it. That’s ridiculous.� Bottom line: National revelation is the one lie you can never get away with. Moshe can’t tell them that Hashem spoke to them if it never happened. No one’s going to buy it. Now let’s consider the possibility that the idea of national revelation wasn’t started at the time of Sinai, but at a later point in history, as some Bible critics have claimed. Let’s say the Torah was written by Ezra, for example, 1,000 years after the Sinai experience was said to have occurred. Here’s the scene: It’s the year 400 BCE. A Jewish leader by the name of Ezra goes down to his basement and writes the Torah, including all the parts about national revelation. One day, he walks into the

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LET’S DISCUSS IT we will never forget it?!â€? At no time in Jewish history would it have been possible to perpetrate a fabrication. It’s obvious that the Author put this verse in to preempt such a supposition. TWO FINAL POINTS There is a very powerful verse in the Torah (Deuteronomy 4:32-33): “You might inquire about times long past, from the day that G-d created man on earth, [exploring] one end of heaven to the other. Has there ever been anything like this great thing or has anything like it been heard? Has a people ever heard the voice of G-d VSHDNLQJIURPWKHPLGVWRIWKHĂ€UHVDV you have heard, and survived?â€? The Torah goes out on a limb and declares that nobody else will ever even attempt such a claim of national revelation! How could the author know such a thing?! Assume the Torah was written by

synagogue. “Ezra, where have you been?â€? the people say. “We haven’t seen you for a while.â€? “I’ve been in my basement, working on some projects...â€? “What are you holding there? What is that?â€? “It’s a Torah.â€? “What’s Torah? We never heard of that before.â€? ´2K WKH 7RUDK LV WHUULĂ€F $ EHVW seller. It’s law, history, stories. Take a look, you’ll love it.â€? “Tell us, Ezra,â€? they say, leading to the big question. “This wonderful book - where’d you get it?â€? “Where’d I get it?! It says right here in the book: ‘A thousand years ago, the entire Jewish nation stood at Mount Sinai and heard G-d speak to them.’â€? The people look at Ezra and say, “That’s a very strange story. Why haven’t we heard of this before?â€? “Well, of course, it was a long time

ago.� “Well, wouldn’t someone have at least mentioned it over the years? Maybe Grandpa or Great-Grandpa? Wouldn’t a story as momentous as this have gotten passed down?� “Well... umm... people forget things, you know.� “Hashem spoke to three million people and everybody forgot about it?!� “Yah, I guess that’s what happened.� One problem. The Torah itself clearly states in Deuteronomy, 31:21 “This song shall testify for them like a witness, because lo yamushu mipicha - it will never be forgotten by the mouths of their descendants.� So they look at Ezra and say, “Come on now. If you say we got this Torah at Sinai a thousand years ago, and we just forgot about it, then how come it says in this same Torah that

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oshe had worked hard in yeshiva and the work paid off. He was on his way to becoming an eved Hashem and Talmid Chochom. His father had died exactly one year earlier in a fatal car accident and he was a yosum – a very poor yosum with nothing more than the hopeful prospects of soon getting married and having a family of his own. His father did so much with so little and gave his wife, Moshe and his younger siblings a warm and loving place to live and grow. Over the last few months, his mother tried her best to put a smile on her face in front of the children, but Moshe saw through the mask and knew that loneliness and despair had crept with ugly claws into the heart of a once strong and determined mother who lived by the virtue of trust in Hashem. He knew that bills were not paid, pants were getting short, shoes were feeling small, and the house had seen better days. Roof leaks were a common occurance and the family knew when rain was expected by the amount of buckets placed on the ÁRRURIWKHURRPV One evening, Moshe came home IURP QLJKW VHGHU WR ÀQG HYHU\WKLQJ quiet, as his brothers and sisters were asleep. The only thing that could be heard was the sound of crying from his mother’s room. He had heard these cries before but could never get used to them. He felt so helpless. Maybe he should leave yeshivah and get a job. He loved to learn and had the best chavrusos, but maybe Hashem

had other plans for him. Maybe he had an achreiyus to the family. Normally he would ask these questions of his Rebbe or Rosh Yeshivah, but Moshe decided that this time he would ask the one person who had never led him in the wrong direction. Moshe would go to the cemetery and ask his father. He went to sleep with immense anticipation. ******** Mr. Jim P. Kess had not slept well. He had a monumental board meeting scheduled for 4:00 and board members were hard to please. Company stocks had gone down, sales were mimicking the economic slope and future forecasts looked dim, at best. His head was on the chopping block and he had to provide real forecasts of a sunny horizon for the company or faith in his leadership would resemble that of the genius who suggested “New Coke.” The pressure was too much. He had to chill out and get his thoughts in order. “Halt Kup,” his father would always say. That’s it! He grabbed his jacket and raced toward the elevators. “Mr. Kess, where are you going? You have a meeting with the board in less than two hours!” yelled his secretary. “I’m going to see Dad. Going to the cemetery,” replied Mr. Kess as the elevator door closed. ******** Moshe got to his father’s plot right before the clouds did. He did not forget to bring his umbrella and as the

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ÀUVWVRXQGRIWKXQGHUUHYHUEHUDWHGLQ the sky, Moshe took out the umbrella and took out his tehilim. With closed eyes and a broken heart, Moshe prayed to his Creator for rachamim and the yeshua he knew his family so desperately needed. He put away his tehilim and bent down close to the matzeiva. “Tatte. Please give me direction. You always promised to look after your family and I need your help as I always have while you were in this world. I love Torah and I want to continue to learn, for I see the beauty that lies within. But the family needs help and I need to know if I should take a different path. I need to know if my tafkid at this time is to get a job and help the family in that way. Please. Tatte… Give me direction.” With that, Moshe broke down and cried a deep cry… like the one he cried at his father’s levaya. Shamayim seemed to follow suit as the rain was now quite heavy. Moshe did not seem to notice the man standing at the next plot over. When Moshe did look up, he saw a well-dressed man standing in the rain, without an umbrella. “Poor guy,” he thought and quickly ran over and covered him with his umbrella. “Thank you…. I forgot about the weather,” remarked Jim P. Kess, as his neighbor protected him against what seemed to be an unrelenting downpour. “My pleasure. My father always reminded me to look at the clouds before deciding my next course of action,” said Moshe.

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MIRACLES “Smart man, your father. Is that who you came to see? Is that him, next to my father here?â€? “Yes. He was very special and I come here when I need advice and direction. He is my advocate in heaven.â€? He always told me to “Halt Kop.â€? “That’s it. That’s it!â€? Kess remembered. “My father would always tell me to “halt kop.â€? Kess stuck out his hand. “My name is Jim Kess and you just made me a very happy man.â€? “My name is Moshe. I am so happy to have made your day, but every help comes from one source and one source only – Hashem, the Creator of the world.â€? “Well, Moshe, how can I repay the favor of the umbrella? What sort of direction did you come here for? Maybe the Creator placed me here to convey the answer. Moshe explained his family’s plight and his question of how to spend the next few years – either inside the warm walls of a Beis Medresh or inside the unfamiliar walls of a working environment. “Kess shook his head and said in honesty, â€?This is a question for VRPHRQH PRUH TXDOLĂ€HG WKDQ PH Your father will certainly lead you to a healthy and fruitful decision.â€? The clouds suddenly disappeared and Moshe and Kess shook hands and parted ways. .HVV ZDV RQ Ă€UH +H VNLSSHG out of the elevator, past his shocked secretary and right into the board room. He went right to his chair, pushed it away and called the meeting to motion. “My dear associates,â€? he began as all 18 members seated around a master table came to attention. There are two decisive and conclusive mottos that will and must drive this company into the future. 7KH Ă€UVW LV WR ORRN DW WKH FORXGV

before deciding the next course of action. There are clouds everywhere and forecasts seem cloudy both behind us and ahead of us. But those very clouds will make a clear path for our future - because clouds always dissipate. They are never here for very long. There is always a sun behind every one of them.� Kess then delivered a very inspirational forecast for success

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that impressed the most pessimistic board members. “What is the second thing?â€? one member asked. “You said there were two mottos that would drive this company.â€? “Oh yes,â€? said Kess with a smile. “Halt Kop.’It means‌. ´'RQ¡W ORVH \RXU QHUYHÂľ Ă€QLVKHG an older board member. “My father used to say those words to me when I was young. It is Jewish and it means to never lose faith and focus. Kess, you are a very forward-thinking leader for this company and I suggest we all get behind you with complete faith and dedication.â€? Kess sat down as the board PHPEHUV Ă€OHG RXW RI WKH URRP  +H buzzed his secretary and told her to try to locate Moshe.

Moshe had just come home from a full day of learning and felt good about his talk with the Rosh Yeshivah. He was advised to think about his options for a week and they would speak again. The house was quiet and he was happy to hear nothing from his mother’s room. She was sleeping restfully. He then noticed a letter addressed to him ZKLFK ZDV VHQW ´FHUWLĂ€HG PDLOÂľ +H hated surprises and anticipated the worst, by nature. He was working on that negative aspect of his character. He opened the letter and read: “My dear friend (with the umbrella), You cannot possibly know what our little talk at the cemetery has done for me and my future. I have found renewed strength and conviction in my ability to make decisions and I have developed respect and admiration for G-d and His people, of whom I am one. I was not raised religious but our meeting has made me question that path and has kindled a need to learn more about our people and our G-d. Now that you have changed my life, I wish to do the same for you. I have arranged for your mortgage to be paid in full. You will be getting a letter from your bank stating as such. I also have set up a trust fund for your family that will adequately take care RI WKH Ă€QDQFLDO REOLJDWLRQV \RX DQG your family may have for the future – until you are ready to leave your “sanctuary of Torahâ€? as you put it, and join the work force. I know this may seem overwhelming, but I also know that your father and mine have brought us together to give direction to one another. With admiration and love, Jim P. Kess (used to be Kessleman).

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Radical new literature that challenges the classic Mesorah of the Torah to accommodate the views of modernity has disturbed many. Those who are aware of its danger have voiced their concern; while numerous others seem content with its unique approach. It is for both of these camps that this new book was written. Rav Moshe Meiselman, one of the select few in our times who are TXDOLÀHG WR ZULWH DERXW WKH GHOLFDWH topic of Torah and science, who was trained by outstanding academicians in a variety of disciplines — mathematics, philosophy and several of the natural sciences notes: “One of the crucial aspects of our belief is that the Torah that we have was given by Hashem on Har Sinai and does not contain mistakes. The Torah is not a “primitive document,” and everything that the Torah describes is absolutely emes. Additionally, our Mesora of Torah Shebaal Peh is completely accurate. Therefore, to suggest that Chazal are full of mistakes has the potential to undermine the authenticity of our Mesora.”

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