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Visitor Comments: 17

(17) Anonymous, July 31, 2012 3:54 PM

I sincerely hope this gentleman has fully recovered and is now in good health. Hopefully he and his family members are having much happier times than they did on the plane!

(16) rebecca, July 14, 2012 7:41 PM

brings to reality the job we have to bring the light of torah and the commandments to a world becoming dimmer everyday of those commands to care for one another and show who Hashem really is, He will only become more recognizable if we live out His ways!

(15) Welton, July 11, 2012 4:10 AM

Beautiful Truth

So very true and thoughtful. Thank you Rebbetzen Palatnick, thank you!

(14) paul, July 11, 2012 2:14 AM

Selfishness is alive and well and especially prevalent on planes

It seems to me that we on the east coast must endure selfishness, rudeness, and downright hostility on an increasingly daily basis. The situation described is just one example of the lack of compassion people have. I could understand someone on that flight requiring a drink of water to take medications, but expecting that diet soda no matter what? Disgusting and shameful does not even cover it.

(13) Charles G., July 10, 2012 9:55 PM


Over the years I have been in numerous situations where I have had to hurry up and wait. Despite a career lasting 20 years in the Army I still hated waiting past my deadline. Then came a day where I was scheduled for a heart catherization at 1 and was requested to be at the hospital by 12:00. The patient before me, a lady in her 70's, was taken into the lab late. Nobody came and got me at 1, but I wasn't upset. By 2 I was rather annoyed that I was still waiting. At 3 I was going to demand a reason for my waiting. At 4 the reason for the lateness was shown as the lady, covered from head to toe, was brought out of the lab. I had two thoughts: the grief her family was going to suffer, and the guilt over my selfish demands for on-time attention while the medical personnel were trying to examine her and save her life.

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