this week’s proverb
דער אמת‘ער סימן פון קלוגשאַפט בּאַשטייט אין דעם, צו געפונען די וואונדערלעכע אינעם געוויינטלעכן
der emeser simen fun klugshaft bashteyt in dem, tsu gefunen di vunderlekhe unem geveyntlekhn
the proverb actually means
the true sign of wisdom is to find the wonders in the ordinary (miracles in the nature)
translated to Hebrew
סימן האמתי של חכמה זה למצוא את הפלאות במצוי
“Yiddish In 10 Lessons”
workbook and CD’s
A QUICK AND EASY WAY TO LEARN YIDDISH
אַ גוטע וואָך
Bringing back the Yiddish language
When I walk into an emergency room in an Israeli hospital, why am I thinking that “We”, Israel can cope with high numbers of patient visits? Maybe there is a connection to Shmitah. Emunah and Bitachon, are the active ingredients to the birth of miracles. Wonder of wonder, miracle of miracles.
I did a little research. Beth Israel’s activity in the ER:
Beth Israel is the last hospital standing in lower Manhattan, NY. It was reported on an over active day:
“We usually have 300 patients a day in the ER — today we had 500 … Last Wednesday, ShaareTzedek had about 200 patients in the ER in one hour. It was wall to wall gurneys with patients accepting preliminary workup step by step. True many patients spent the entire day there.
It’s always when you think that you have a handle on things that you don’t. The laces are straight but the shoes don’t fit-something like that. On some level I saw this crisis coming, a cold and cough slowly dwindling, diuretic medication not effective and a precipitous weight gain, all related to diabetes.
Lastly, Larry was told by the Alternative Health specialist to wear suspenders and to put his belts away. These are the fancy ones that we found from his trial days.
I saw on Wednesday, that an abnormal situation brings out the best in us.The true sign of wisdom is to find the wonders in the ordinary (miracles in the nature)
However, there are many benefits to the volunteer, which was mentioned in an earlier post. They have a very low cost meal, which can be the basis of their nutrition. Secondly, they have a parking pass to use at any time. If the volunteer drives to the city from a suburb, the hospital is a convenient location for jumping off after half a day volunteer shift.
The Shaare Tzdek 2nd Floor ER/Lobby entrance hosts an impressive collect entitled Savadore Dali’s Aliyah Suite
The day flies away from you in a hospital. I took the time and reviewed a section of Arabic writing in my textbook.
When I first saw Sadin, she was sitting next to her mother and father in the hallway outside Larry’s room, so solicitous of her father’s every need, bringing water, towel, and bedpan to his wheelchair. This brand new ward, off the ER has been designed for patients in transition, awaiting results of tests and procedures, recovering from treatment IV’s. Almost all the patients had respiratory problems relating to diabetes. Mr. Burkan was waiting for a bed.
I asked an Arab lady in an adjacent room earlier in the day, if she would help me understood the Arabic handwriting in my textbook. She replied that diabetes had practically rid her of her sight.
I showed my textbook and requested Mrs. Burkan’s permission in Hebrew to talk with Sadin. We sat down next to each other. I tried to communicate, “yes, I have vacation today,” she replied. I started with a sentence that was fluent until the final roadblock.
Not so funny to use that work. The roadblock word was “Welcome”. Sadin explained it to me by holding her hands out and waving. We spent about an hour together, chatting and laughing. Larry sent these photos to Sadin’s cell phone that we set up in his room.
I became painfully aware that communication with someone living in East Jerusalem is not very easy. We tried and finally the photos were sent via GChat. Sadin was also fascinated by the photos of my daughter and the black charedi outfits at a family party.
What a great date place! Shaare Tzedeck comes alive on Motzei Shabat. Soldiers stream through. Women carry trays for celebrating a newborn.
The next series of photos were just taken from my classroom window. At about 8:00 P.M. a Hachnosis Sefer Torah procession came through, amid waves of song and drums.