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At the end of a tough day at school or
work or home with the chil-
dren, there's nothing like a
nice bath to soothe away
all the aches and pains.
With these simple in-
structions, you can make
your own bath oil. All
A winner on the
Israeli version of
"Wheel of Fortune."
you need is baby oil and
a dried herb or two, which
you combine then let sit for
hat if you went on a game show
and won $1 million? Would you
keep it all, or give some of it
away? How much would you
give to tzedakah? Which charities would
you donate to? Do you think Jews should
give to Jewish charities first? Which, if any
of the following, do you think should re-
*A home for the severely disabled.
*An art museum.
*A Jewish day school.
*A hospital for veterans.
*Programs for new immigrants to Israel.
Hayyim Joseph David Azu-
,Rabbi Meir Bar-Ilan
Shabbetai Ben Joseph
Menachem Mendel Beilis
Chaim Nachman Bialik
Yosef Chaim Brenner
Sir Israel Brodie
Moses David Cassuto
Sir Frederick Cowen
Lewis Naphtali Dembitz
Dov Ber of Mezhirich
Eliezer Ben Hyrcanus
Gershom Ben Judah
lavender, or ezovyon in He-
brew. The talmudic tractate
Shabbat mentions lavender,
with its leaves used both as
a medicine and a perfume. Aromatherapy expert
the heart, and steadies the emotions, and makes a
very good evening bath for those who have difficulty
shoes. Would you be willing to risk your life as a
spy for Israel? For how long would you be able to
be away from your family and friends, living hi an
alien country and pretending to hate. Israel? In
what ways would you prepare for your work as a
spy in a foreign nation?
In addition to considering philosophical ques-
tions, expand your evening to practical activities.
If you were Elie Cohen living in Syria, how would
you dress? What kinds of food would you eat (Per-
haps you could prepare a meal of typical Syrian
foods?) What would be your daily habits? Do you
like the sound of Arab music?
Here are the names of some other lesser-known
figures, who nonetheless have fascinating stories
you may want to research.
Bertha Rachel Kalich
Tzvi Hirsch Kalischer
Yitzhak Meir Levin
Moses Leib Lilienblum
Yehudah Leib Maimon
One good herb to try is
Robert Tisserand notes that a lavender bath "warms
If I Were In Your Shoes
f you think Mata Hari was something else, you
should hear about Elie Cohen.
Cohen was a spy for Israel, assigned to work
in Syria. Before leaving for the Arab nation, he
studied everything from the food habits to par-
ticular linguistic trademarks of Syrian residents,
enabling him for many years to pass as an Arab
The information Cohen uncovered was invalu-
able, but eventually he was discovered and exe-
Elie Cohen is one of thousands of figures in Jew-
ish history whose names may not be immediately
familiar, but whose stories are remarkable.
Instead of simply reading about someone like
Elie Cohen, consider spending an evening in his
a few days before using.
Dov Berush Meisels
George Jean Nathan
Judah Loeb Pinsker
Louis Isaac Rabinowitz
Isaac Samuel Reggio
Viscount Herbert Louis
in sleeping," and that lavender oil is excellent on a
compress for women in labor.
he coming week's Torah
portion, Genesis 23:1-25:18,
is Chayei Sarah.
After the death of Sarah,
Avraham buys the Mach-
pelah Cave in Hebron as a
burial site for his wife. Avra-
ham sends his servant to
find a wife for Yitzhak. The
servant devises a test by
which to recognize a
woman of good character.
He meets AsTaham's niece,
Rivka, who passes the test
and agrees to marry
Yitzhak. Avraham dies at
the age of 175 and is buried
in Machpelah Cave.
For a project, talk to your
, parents or grandparents about
before they were married. Ask
them what characteristics they
were looking for in a future spouse,
and how they recognized those in the person they we