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giants of the Talmud, blessed with
a "Three Stooges" episode,
long life. His students asked him the
Moe slaps a soundly sleeping
secret.
Larry. "Wake up!" he corn-
"In all my days:' he answered,
mands."And go to sleep!"
Moe may have a point. This week's "I was never very particular about
what went on in the house." He
Torah reading teaches us that the
never got angry — especially at
secret to a long life is going to sleep.
home.
But before folding up your news-
Possibly his blessings
paper to take a nap, here's
were the reward for keep-
an explanation.
ing the peace. But perhaps
In the story of the cre-
we can also suggest a
ation of the first couple,
medical explanation.
the man, Adam, barely
By staying calm and
has time to yawn before
avoiding needless aggra-
God makes him fall into a
vation, Rav Adda bar
"deep sleep." It is the first
Ahava maintained peace-
recorded case of anesthe-
of-mind and a steady
siology.
blood pressure.
It is also the first
Rabbi Boruch
A newlywed once com-
recorded case of surgery,
Cohen
plained to his rabbi that
because the first husband
Special to the
his wife never had their
and wife were originally
Jewish News
home ready for Shabbat.
one body, requiring an
What should he do?
operation to divide them
"Grab a broom:' said the rabbi.
into two. Genesis 2:21 describes the
Another story: A classroom
post-op: God "closed the flesh in its
teacher holds up a white plate with a
place."
But according to the simple mean- black smudge and asks the students
what they see.
ing of the story, Adam was not put
"Some schmootz."
under because of the pain. Rather,
"A blotch."
he was put to sleep so that he would
"A black mark."
not see his wife's somewhat surgical
Finally, the teacher asks, "Doesn't
and bloody beginnings.
anybody see a plate?"
He was put to sleep so that he
Remember, a lack of "sleep"
would cherish her as a romantic
can make anyone cranky. So shlof
ideal, so that, as the great Biblical
commentator Rashi puts it, his wife
a aazunt.
would never "become contemptible
Rabbi Boruch Cohen is the spiritual leader
to him."
of the Birmingham-Bloomfield Chai Center.
He was put to sleep, in short, so
that he would never see fault in his
spouse.
And this is something we can
emulate. "A person at home" say our
sages, "should act as if asleep." Here
are examples of how it works:
Conversations
Don't pay such close attention
How does it feel when we are
to minor mistakes. Don't criticize.
criticized?
Is that a feeling that
Don't quarrel over little things.
we
want
to
inflict on others?
Don't lose your cool (nor squawk,
When
change
is required, what
to paraphrase Maimonides, like a
are
constructive
alternatives to
chicken).
criticism,
negativity,
and anger?
As anyone who's heard a bickering
Imagine
if
you
never
became
couple know, this kind of behavior
angry
again

is
there
honestly
is plainly embarrassing.
any
downside?
It's unhealthy, too. Rav Adda bar
Ahava was one of the spiritual

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