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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review May 13, 2013/ 4 Sivan, 5773

A wish that'll never come true

By Mitch Albom








http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | She said, "Come, here, baby."

And I reached for her.

She said, "Open wide!"

And I ate.

She sang, "Rock a bye ..."

And I slept for her.

She said, "See? All better."

And my crying stopped.

***

She said, "Finish eating."

And I scowled at her.

She said, "Clean your room."

And I fumed.

She said, "Put it back."

And I whined at her.

She said, "You're going!"

I screamed, "No, I'm not!"

***

She said, "I'll be waiting."

So I entered the grade school.

She said, "I'll be here."

So I got on the bus.

She said, "I'll be right outside."

So I sat for the dentist.

She said, "I'll have ice cream."

So I let my tonsils go.

***

She said, "Be back before supper."

I ignored her.

She said, "Don't play with that boy."

I ignored her again.

She said, "Turn out the lights."

I snuck them back on.

She said, "Don't use that language."

But I still do.

***

She said, "Kiss your grandma."

I replied, "Do I have to?"

She said, "Stand up straight."

I replied, "Why?"

She said, "Show respect."

I replied, "I am!"

She said, "You can do better."

So I tried.

***

She said, "Why the long hair?"

I said, "You don't get me."

She said, "Why those old sneakers?"

I said, "Leave me alone."

She said, "Aren't you coming with us?"

I said, "I have my friends."

She said, "Who's on the phone?"

I said, "G0D, Mom, get off!"

***

She said, "You have to study."

So I studied in high school.

She said, "You'll go to college."

Naturally, I went.

She said, "My cup runneth over."

When she stood at my wedding.

She said, "I believe in you."

No matter what came next.

***

She said all these expressions,

"Love your family ... be kind ..."

"Make your spouse your best friend."

And "creative minds are rarely tidy."

She advised me to "be ready."

I was ready until this day.

She said, "I'll always love you ..."

Then her voice went away.

***

She stares at me now

When I say, "Hiya, Mommy!"

She's a curious child

When I say, "It's your son."

There's a wheelchair beneath her

So I can't say, "Let's go."

The strokes left her fragile

Hidden inside.

***

So I say, "Come here, Mother."

And she reaches for me.

I say, "Open wide."

And she eats.

I say, "I'll always love you."

Like she always told me.

And I hide my greatest Mother's Day wish.

To hear her say something -- anything -- again.


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