January 17, 2008
Spinker? I just met her!
(Page 4 - Previous Page)This reality is very far from the propaganda presented in article.
Bad Rap for Single Girls Am I the only Jewish woman who found Orit Arfa's column "Not a Fixer-Upper" offensive ("Jan. 4)?
Disparaging a man for his lack of height, social grace and the size of his nose!
Even worse, the poor guy had a desk job at a cellphone company. According to Arfa, this is proof that he is "not one to understand the life of an adventurous writer and artist." Puhlease. Some of the world's greatest writers and poets had boring day jobs to pay the rent. A true artist does not judge character by such superficial first impressions.
Arfa comes off as a totally self-involved, yet shockingly unaware, young woman. We've all had date duds. That's part of the "adventure," Arfa. God bless and keep my sons ... far away from the likes of you!
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Waiting for Raoul
Jan. 17 will mark the 63rd anniversary of the disappearance of Raoul Wallenberg.
A protestant by faith and the son of a powerful Swedish family of industrialists and bankers, tenacious, courageous and with a persuasive personality, in 1944 a group of prominent countrymen suggested that he should be entrusted with the dangerous mission of saving the lives of the Hungarian Jews. He accepted this mission, risking not only a comfortable way of living but also his own life. He was only 32 years old and saved tens of thousands of lives.
He was last seen on Jan. 17, 1945, when Soviet military men escorted him to the headquarters of the Red army in Debrecen. Since then Wallenberg's whereabouts remain unknown.
We find that life comprises things that are more important than life itself. One of these things is truth. When we renounce truth the fall is unavoidable and unlimited.
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