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Remembering Jack Wimpfheimer z”l

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This past Friday marked one year since Mr. Jack Wimpfheimer returned his soul to his Maker.

His wife, Eve, mentioned that he was very charitable, noting that the last check with his name on it was to tzedaka.

This author, a neighbor in Bet Shemesh, has many personal memories; two stand out.

First, were my bi-monthly...


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Bret Stephens Thwarted Pollard’s Release

Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal is scheduled to speak at a local event this coming week, which is sponsored by all of the major shuls in Teaneck. Stephens’s incendiary campaign and disconcerting crusade to thwart the release of Jonathan Pollard make him an inappropriate candidate for such a shul forum.

In 2013, as Obama was arriving for a politically delicate visit in Israel, Stephens authored two vitriolic articles in the Wall Street Journal ranting against Netanyahu’s attempts to secure Pollard’s freedom. The scathingly critical and unfounded nature of these articles is reflected in the following excerpt:

“It does not help...


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Underlying Conditions Can Cause ADHD

I am a New Jersey licensed psychologist and a New Jersey certified school psychologist. I read

an article about children with a diagnosis of ADHD or ADD in The Jewish Link of January 21, 2016 (“The ADHD Child: In the Classroom,” by Rabbi Dr. Wallace Greene) and want to comment that at least sometimes children diagnosed with ADHD have underlying problems that were not identified or addressed. For example, visual tracking, auditory processing and thyroid gland malfunction were found to be underlying causes of the attention disorder symptoms

in some of the children referred to me with ADHD diagnoses. Appropriate treatments were much more...

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Innocent and Pulled Over at Age 22

It was an evening in March of 2011, and at the age of 22, all I wanted to do was get home but I was lost. As I drove I was trying to figure out where I was. I approached a toll booth and I was pretty sure that there were not supposed to be any toll booths on the way. There was no place to stop and if I crossed the upcoming bridge I was sure I would end up far farther from home than I already was. It was late at night and the toll booth had no cash lanes open and so no obvious place to go and ask for help.

As I approached the toll booth I slowed down and searched for someone to help. I was thrilled when I saw another human being, an officer who came out...

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Quote Clarification in Suicide Prevention Article

Thank you for the article “Suicide: The One Word We Should Never Avoid” by Phil Jacobs in the January 15, 2016, issue. I do, however, want to clarify my quote in the second-to-last paragraph, since part of what I said was left out and it changes the context of the quote.

The paragraph reads:

Or, as Cohen added, “You have to trust in Hashem, and all things do happen for a reason,” she said. “But we’re talking about medical reasons. We can’t see them. Someone might say your feelings are ‘all in your head.’ No, they are all in your brain. So, yes, trust in God, but also trust in medicine.

However, the preface to that...

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