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February 24, 2013
March 1, 2013 2:58 AM
Imagine the joy your Mother could have felt for a few days.......... if she could have anticipated your being in Toronto for her birthday?
February 27, 2013 2:24 PM
Can you please tell me where to find in the Torah this teaching.
And thank you for sharing, last summer went to visit my mother in Mexico by surprise and she was upset, but know I do understand why.
February 27, 2013 8:06 PM
the kohen gadol's clothing
During the times of the Beit HaMikdash, The High Priest, or Kohen Gadol, wore special holy garments. One of these garments was an apron of sorts with 72 (I think) bells in the shape of pomegranates. The reason he wore the bells was that they would make noise as he walked, and the people would hear him coming and be prepared to respectfully welcome of one of the most important people in the nation.
February 26, 2013 9:12 PM
I thought this was a really great one! Thanks Lori
February 26, 2013 8:38 PM
WHOM TO SURPRISE AND HOW
It's just that an older person may take some time to handle a surprise, we,being younger, assume everyone likes a surprise, . I find that even nicer than a surprise is to announce you're coming and She has the opportunity to arrange the details of the visit.
February 26, 2013 8:32 PM
I find that as we get older, we find it more difficult to absorb surprises. We need to be prepared beforehand. A hint is always good.
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