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Children Need You

 

Chosson and Kallah, I bless you….  Maybe some people bless you that you should always sleep at night.  I bless you that you should always be woken up by your children at night.  And I bless you that whenever your children are crying, you should say, “Master of the world, how could I ever thank You?  What a privilege that somebody needs me so late at night.” You know what is so beautiful about children?  They have nobody else, they just have you.  It’s so holy.  We bless you with the most beautiful children.  We bless you to be the absolutely most blissful husband and wife.  We bless you with everything: MAZAL TOV, MAZAL TOV, MAZAL TOV.

 

 

Training to be a Parent

 

I want you to know, Chosson, our holy Rabbis tell us why our three fathers and four mothers were called “fathers and mothers.”  There were a lot of fathers and mothers in the world.  So Chassidut says like this; Avraham Avinu, from the first moment of his life, was always training to be a father.  He had nothing else in his head.  He was thinking, “Ribbono Shel Olam [Master of the world], I want to have children who will be Your servants.”  And our mother Sara, from the moment she could think, all that she could think about, all that she was ever thinking about, was, “Ribbono Shel Olam, give me children, so I will be a good mother to them.”

 


The question is not how much you love each other.  The question is how much you love each other when you aren’t getting along with each other.
 


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Joke of the day

Little Josh was brought to Dr. Gill cause he hadn’t eaten anything for days. Dr. Gill offered him all the goodies he could think of. No luck. He tried a little scolding. It didn’t work. A little pleading, to no avail. Finally he sat down, faced the boy, looked him in the eye. He said, “Look young man, if you can be stubborn, so can I. You’re not going anywhere till you eat something. You can have whatever you want, but only after you have eaten will you leave.” Josh just sat and glared for some time, then said “OK. I’ll eat but I have some conditions. First, I’ll have exactly what I want and exactly how I want it and second you’ll share with me.” Dr. Gill was OK with this. He asked the child what he’d like. “Worms!” said Josh. Dr. Gill was horrified but didn’t want to back out and seem like a loser. So, he ordered a plate of worms to be brought in. “Not that many, just one,” yelled Josh as he saw the plate. So, everything other than one worm was removed. Josh then demanded that the single worm be cut into two pieces and then Dr. Gill eat half. Dr. Gill went through the worst ordeal of his life, and after finishing, barely managing to keep his cool, said, “OK, now eat!” Josh refused as he sobbed, “No way! You ate my half!”


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