19 07, 2020

A nice inspiring story

By |2020-07-19T06:23:40-07:00July 19th, 2020|Thoughts|

The following story was sent to me by Hessel Meilech.   A very religious Rebbetzin loved cleaning her silver candlesticks every week. She also helped her friend out in a small business in the Shetel. One day she returned home and the candlesticks were stolen. Her friend said tomorrow we will visit all the homes to find [...]

12 10, 2014

My short story

By |2014-10-12T00:13:44-07:00October 12th, 2014|Thoughts|

  A man dies. God summons him and the man appears glowing with pride, certain he had lived the life God wanted him to live. "Did you enjoy the many joyous things I placed on earth for you," God asks. "God forbid," answered the pious man. I made sure that I didn't partake of a [...]

3 11, 2013

A beautiful story

By |2013-11-03T04:19:29-07:00November 3rd, 2013|Thoughts|

(From my good friend and study partner Dr. Jack Cohen)   He was a grandson of slaves, and was born in a poor neighborhood of New Orleans, known as the "Back of Town". His father abandoned the family when the child was an infant. His mother became a prostitute and the boy and his sister [...]

18 10, 2013

A story about kosher supervision

By |2013-10-18T05:16:59-07:00October 18th, 2013|Thoughts|

                                                                                                                                           By Israel Drazin   Dad, Rabbi Dr. Nathan Drazin, could have been rich. He worked for his wealthy father in his real estate business for awhile, but like his younger brother and several of his brothers-in-law, he wanted to be a rabbi, to study and teach. He was ordained in 1933 at [...]

7 10, 2013

A story about humility

By |2013-10-07T15:23:45-07:00October 7th, 2013|Thoughts|

                                                         A story about humility                                                             By Israel Drazin   Dad was exceptionally bright. He knew the entire Torah by heart and if you mentioned a talmudic idea, he could tell you the talmudic tractate and page where it was found. He asked:             Judaism, as other religions, teaches that people should [...]

7 10, 2013

A story about beards

By |2013-10-07T06:46:19-07:00October 7th, 2013|Thoughts|

                                                                                                                      A story about beards                                                                   By Israel Drazin     This is a true story about Baltimore, Maryland, during the mid-twentieth century and my dad’s feelings about beards. Dad, Rabbi Dr. Nathan Drazin, was the highly respected rabbi of Shaarei Tfiloh Congregation in Baltimore, from 1933-1964, one of the largest Orthodox congregations in [...]

2 10, 2013

A story of hand washing

By |2013-10-05T16:44:05-07:00October 2nd, 2013|Thoughts|

                                                                                          By Israel Drazin     I was in the lavatory of an Orthodox synagogue recently – I am an Orthodox Jew – and I saw a man exiting a stall where he had defecated, walk to the sink, and take a cup set near the sink for hand washing. He filled [...]