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Mr. Cohen


Mr. Cohen


“Reb Zecharia, like so many of his contemporaries, worked for a time in a sweatshop.

The shop he worked in, making pocketbooks, was located in a building just east of Washington Square, site of the ill-fated Triangle Shirtwaist Company. On the Saturday of the great fire in 1911 that engulfed the building and killed 145 workers, Reb Zecharia was at home. It was the Jewish Sabbath.

He learned two lessons from this:

he vowed that his children would never become factory workers and he vowed that they would never work on the Sabbath.”

Zecharia Derschowitz moved from Galicia to the USA in 1888 CE.
He was the great-grandfather of Alan M. Dershowitz.

SOURCE: Chutzpah by Alan M. Dershowitz (chapter 1, page 26) published in year 1991 by Little Brown and Company ISBN: 9780316181372 ISBN: 0316181374


Rav Brody, your emuna fitness lessons are very valuable. i thank you for them & wish more people would appreciate that their body is a vessel given to them by Hashem to perform mitzvot. It's the home of their neshama. In the same way that we shouldn't poison our neshamot with filth and heresy, we shouldn't poison our bodies with junk food, obesity, lack of physical activity. Thank you.

Rachel F

Rabbi Brody,
I am indebted to Rav Arush for changing my whole perspective on living with emunah.
That being said,
Some ladies in my neighborhood and I get together and learn garden of gratitude on shabbos. We came to the section that Rav Arush discusses mental illness and seems to state that increased emunah and gratitude can cure mental illness. Many of us found this difficult to swallow. As if to say if I have enough emunah I can stop wearing eyeglasses tomorrow!
Some were very disturbed by this notion presented. I believe that Rav Arush meant well but I would like you to please elucidate this point so that our group can understand what he means. Someone with schizophrenia needs to work on ego?!
I hope you can help me understand what his real life take and advice would be in this area and I can help our group understand as well.

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