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When life is going another way
and you wonder how to make your day
with the thoughts that all is gone
and life is not so special under your sun
you wonder how it all begun
with that wonder of fiction and fun?
was that the story that brought me a son?
so then why do I feel so glum?
with what's up today and I feel bummed?
Can things change and feel the hum
of a new tomorrow, and not feel glum?
Can life go on and once…Continue
Added by Claire Ginsburg Goldstein on April 15, 2017 at 3:21pm — No Comments
You took that knife when I was not there
you took the knife without even a care
you took the knife to stab quite deep
into the flesh the knife did seep.
So now, I wonder why do I care
I just sit back to squint and stare
where were you with your thoughts to bare
the truth of then and the truth to care?
Why take the chance to go there?
Why would you even dare?
Now my children wonder why
I look to Hashem, towards the…Continue
Added by Claire Ginsburg Goldstein on April 15, 2017 at 3:13pm — No Comments
So tell me what do you gain
when you cause me more pain
by saying things that do not tell
or sit and bode you well
with me when you say
those things to ruin my day.
I can't believe that you
go and cause me to
feel the black and feel the blue
from someone that should do
something better and something new.
I doubt that you felt the need
to go and plant that errant seed
but something made you…Continue
Added by Claire Ginsburg Goldstein on April 15, 2017 at 3:04pm — No Comments
I love Israel yes I due
Turn my back? no can do.
I would rather fight than sue
then cause my heart to turn black and blue.
It's not that simple to love and then to hate
I would have to return to the starting gate
of time and begin to study once more
to settle this growing horrible score
against the land that I love so
and beat back those who would like to row.
The ones who claim that I don't know
would rather spout…Continue
Added by Claire Ginsburg Goldstein on April 15, 2017 at 7:25am — No Comments
Now, 175,000 stuffed toys and almost 15 years later, Claire bear’s is looking to widen her catchment area and expand the program. She envisions inviting others from the Diaspora to help send stuffed toys to the following locations on her list:
Added by Claire Ginsburg Goldstein on April 15, 2017 at 6:47am — No Comments
Blue Jew Bear peaked over the rim of Claire bear’s artful rugsack in anticipation of what was yet to come. He was about to fly to Israel with Claire Bear’s for a trial run to consider the possibility of making teddy bear aliyah. Blue Bear would have hoped to make Nefesh Bear Nefesh ( a term determined by RYNJ students who collected stuffed toys for our project before), but he had missed the deadline to submit his paw prints and legal teddy bear documents. He had to follow Claire Bear’s…Continue
Added by Claire Ginsburg Goldstein on April 15, 2017 at 6:45am — No Comments
Rabbi Claire Ginsburg Goldstein has been the camp Rabbi for 18 years at Surprise Lake Camp, a Jewish Federation funded camp. We bing in 15-20 Israeli counselors each summer so that our campers can learn to love Israel. She has been married to Larry Goldstein for 34+ years and they have four children, Sam, Shira, Seth and Sarah Rose.
Added by Claire Ginsburg Goldstein on April 15, 2017 at 6:44am — No Comments
Added by Claire Ginsburg Goldstein on April 14, 2017 at 6:22am — No Comments
My dream, in memory of my mother, Marvell D Ginsburg z"l, is to see a Jewish "Disneyland" built in Israel to build bridges of friendship between all Israelis and their guests. Anyone able to share in on my dream and help me begin to make it a reality? My mother Mindl (Peleet) Devorah bat Shlomo v'Genendl loved Israel with all of her heart and soul. As Golda Meir once told her, "You are a true bat Zion." This would be a living and lasting tribute to help remember her love for Israel.…Continue
Added by Claire Ginsburg Goldstein on April 13, 2017 at 4:56pm — No Comments
My mother Marvell Ginsburg z"l was on her way to "tour" Auschwitz when she received the call that her mother had died. She never completed her tour. Seth Goldstein is in Auschwitz one day before the anniversary of my mother's passing, Jan. 6th. He completed her journey, making it his own. Tying up loose ends of the family ma'agal. (circle).
Added by Claire Ginsburg Goldstein on April 13, 2017 at 4:56pm — No Comments
Today is my mother's yahrtzeit...Mindl Devorah bat Shlomo and also Genendl...She didn't grow up with a Hebrew name until she entered Heder. Her Yemenite teacher gave her the name Peleet, about when she was eleven or twelve, and it stuck with her. Peleet was his way of translating Marvel. My mother changed her spelling to Marvell. My mother was passionate about her Judaism and Israel. She especially felt that Jewish early childhood education was her calling. She dreamed of…Continue
Added by Claire Ginsburg Goldstein on April 13, 2017 at 4:55pm — No Comments
Added by Claire Ginsburg Goldstein on April 13, 2017 at 4:54pm — No Comments
The power of emotions that don’t serve you at their best April 12, 2017
Seemingly to put you through the ringer and best your test
For jealousy, and anger, and often hatred too
Can do a number on your psyche and your body; it’s a coup.
What can you do to turn these feelings around
So that you can feel that lift and that abound
Of feeling when things can go truly right
And keep those negative thoughts and feelings
Added by Claire Ginsburg Goldstein on April 13, 2017 at 4:52pm — No Comments
I'm only one prayer away...
that's what my father always used to say
and when I would hear those words stay
his caring words would make my day.
He was in my corner day and night
would scare those fears just out of my sight
when I was little and even big
he would make me dance the jig
and now he is gone for 35, many years
that I wonder if I can cry any more…
Added by Claire Ginsburg Goldstein on April 13, 2017 at 4:50pm — No Comments
People share their experiences with the teddy bears that I send over. The story regarding the Boy from Elazar happened about 8 years ago, when Betty and Ed used to take teddy bears to the hospital and distribute them for their daughter Debbie. I had just started sending the toys then and there weren't that many toys to distribute.
The story regarding the Agunah took place more recently where my friend, the Rabbi had to get involved to help an Agunah regain her independence from a…Continue
Added by Claire Ginsburg Goldstein on December 29, 2010 at 10:37am — No Comments
"If we go into this arrangement, it is going to take up so much of your free time." explained Reb Maeir. This conversation was becoming a chess game.
"Oh please. What do I do all day? Study? How much studying can one man do? I need to do something with my life. I want to be known for something. I never will be a Talmud scholar. Even beating my wife, gets boring after a while." he laughs again. "You know, that she won't even fight back? What kind of person is she that takes it all? Why…Continue
Added by Claire Ginsburg Goldstein on December 29, 2010 at 9:58am — No Comments
Reb Maeir was standing in the hallway of the Beis Midrash and spotted Reb Shaya enter. He approached him and gave him a bear hug. He then kissed him on his right cheek followed by a kiss on his left cheek.
"So how goes it? It is so nice to see you here." Reb Maeir was wondering how Reb Shaya was feeling after getting drunk at Reb Maeir's house.
"What great Scotch you buy. I was honored to be a guest in your house." Reb Shaya exclaimed. "Are you working on that deal to get…Continue
Added by Claire Ginsburg Goldstein on December 29, 2010 at 9:33am — No Comments
Added by Claire Ginsburg Goldstein on December 29, 2010 at 9:13am — No Comments
Shimi, aged 10, was setting the dining room table for Shabbat dinner, and waiting for his Abba to come back from shul. Suri, aged 9 was bringing in the juices from the kitchen. Shai, aged 7, was folding the napkins and placing each one under everyone's plate, situated around the long, rectangular table. Shimi took a step back and admired his Imma's work, their Shabbat meal that they would soon be enjoying. Shimi loved Shabbat with his family. He looked forward to being with his family in…Continue
Added by Claire Ginsburg Goldstein on December 29, 2010 at 8:21am — No Comments