Dying and Living

One End to Killing

I was having coffee with my colleague Rabbi Patti Kopstein yesterday. I happened to use the common proverb “there’s more than one way to skin a cat”, which, when you think about it, is pretty horrible!
Patti tells me that in Israel, the saying “to kill two birds with one stone” has, through continued exposure to conflict, gradually been replaced in common parlance with “to feed two birds from one bowl’.
I thought to myself, someone has been aware enough and creative enough to begin that change!
Who said “From little things big things grow”?
“To feed two birds from one bowl.”

And a Lesson on Saving a Life

Dear Friends-

A friend of mine had dinner this summer with a dear friend. During the BBQ their friend stumbled and took a little fall – she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics) and just tripped over a brick because of her
new shoes.
They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food – while she appeared a bit shaken up, Ingrid went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening. At 3:00am my mother received a call from Ingrid’s husband telling her that his wife had been taken to the hospital -(at 6:00pm, Ingrid passed away.) She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ – had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke perhaps Ingrid would be with us today.

Her husband said when they arrived home about 11:00pm that night that she told him she had enjoyed the evening and it was the best time she had in a long time

Thank you, Erica for sending this in.
The three simple steps for recognising a stroke are attached. Recognising a Stroke

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