Sad News, and Review

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The friend I wrote about a short while back, Norma Kuras, Nechama Gittel bat Yaakov z”l died Wednesday and the funeral was several hours later. She was awake and alert until Tuesday night, when she began to suffer terribly. In the morning the doctors gave her enough medication to put her under, and told her daughters that she probably wouldn’t make it through the day. Many friends came to sit with the family.  You might have thought that would be a depressing experience, but we found it comforting. May the family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

Her family and friends have started a fund in her memory, Or Nechama.

In other news, here are some posts you may have missed:

My family visited The Museum at Chatzar Kineret, where we learned about an early Israeli experiment in communal living.

Chana Jenny Weisberg wrote a popular guest post, The New Mother-Friendly US Consulate in Jerusalem.

Babies and Bullies is about an experiment that helps reduce violence in schools.

Parents are upset about Widespread Damage to Remedia Babies, 7 Years Later. But some problems could simply be related to soy formula: Health Ministry says Triple ADHD Rate in Children Fed Soy Formula.

And I reported on what doctors pray for, and what you can do to protect your skin.

From around the web:

A while back Journalist Miriam Shaviv was interviewed at the Normblog, where she listed her three favorite blogs including mine. Thanks!

Robin hosted JPix this month, and The Rebbetzin’s Husband hosted Haveil Havalim.

I enjoyed this article, Why Children Say No, and this one about bedsharing. I wrote about the bed-sharing video here.

And don’t miss Heblish: The Support Group Edition.

Rafi wrote about the latest tzniut chumrah (modesty stringency). But I’m pretty sure that Bruria Keren already did that one.

Wishing you all a good week. Shavua tov.

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  1. I’m so sorry. Baruch dayan ha’emet.
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  2. Baruch Dayan Emet.
    May the coming week be one of besurot tovot, yeshu’ot, and nechamot.

    Thanks for including my post.
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  3. Baruch Dayan Emet. I am sorry for your loss.
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  4. I’m sorry to read about your friend. Baruh Dayan Haemet.
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  5. Regular Anonymous says:

    Baruch Dayan Emet.
    Sorry that you have lost a friend.

  6. Baruch Dayan Emet.
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  7. I’m so sorry to hear that! Baruch Dayan HaEmet.
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  8. Baruch Dayan Ement – sorry for you r lss