Posts Tagged ‘update’

Letter from Mom

Monday, January 9th, 2012

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I didn’t feel any need to write an update today, since no words can match the picture below. But then my Mom (who had come with my Dad to help out) asked that I send her letter out to “Stella’s Army.”


Dear Stella’s Army:

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On our flight and since getting home, I keep thinking about what you are doing for my family. To me, you are the meaning of true religion. Your support, kindness, and help to Stella and Yarden, my wonderful grandchildren and to Jerry and myself is beyond what ever the ancient sages could have imagined.

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A New Day

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Last night I came home from the hospital and tried to write an update. But I was exhausted and depressed and had nothing really significant to say. Since the surgery, Stella has been in a great deal of pain, both physical and (as I could tell from her usually smiling face) — mental. She was utterly despondent and nothing I could say or do would cheer her up. The nurses made her go from the bed to a chair which she hated because of the pain of sitting up. As soon as she could, she got back into the bed and closed her eyes in a morphine induced sleep.

I felt completely helpless and so I tried a few times to find some optimistic things to tell you, her Army, and I just couldn’t. I fell asleep with my laptop open on my pillow filled with sad words.

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Stella’s Interview

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

A few months ago, Arutz Sheva (Israel National Radio) interviewed Stella. I just listened again and was amazed at just how incredible my wife is. (Yes, I already knew, but every now and then she even surprises me.)

You can listen here.

During the interview she talks about her path to Judaism and Israel, with references to Samurai warriors, Potomac, and Neve Daniel. It is really a fascinating interview, especially when she speaks about her philosophy of life. Remember, the interview took place a few months before our current “Matsav.”

As far as an update, I have nothing new to report. Cancer still sucks and my wife is still amazing.

For locals, it is very important that you e-mail us before calling or stopping by since she is catching up on her “beauty sleep” — not that she needs any.

Once again, thank you for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers.

Yarden and Stella

Status Update

Monday, February 28th, 2011

O.K., so I took a break for a few weeks from writing. After all, nothing ever happens in the Middle East. What did I miss?

Yeah, I know that an angry mob overthrew Mubarak, and others are trying to topple the leadership in Libya, Tunisia, and Neve Daniel. (Can anyone tell me who won the game vote last night, I gotta kinda tired after a few hours. I had this weird dream that some of the most right-wing members of the Yishuv were trying to stop the construction of a new Neve Daniel neighborhood.)

But that’s now why I’m writing now. I figure it would be amiss to just jump in and start writing again without a little personal update. If you are more interested in my ramblings on the insanity of the world, read my rant on the HonestReporting website by clicking  here. I go after the U.N. Human Rights Council, but quite frankly, they’ve become too easy a target.

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