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November 14, 2011 3:12 am at 3:12 am in reply to: Hebrew / Yiddish words with no English translation #849120
The English word for “fargin” is to begrudge
We just started a new organization called ALS Family Relief Fund. This if for families of people suffering with Lou Gherig’s (ALS) Disease. While most other charities give money for research for ALS, this fund is for the use of the families directly for such things as household help, tuition, tutors, counseling, mortgage,regular things families need which the breadwinner or mother can no longer provide. Contributions to ALS Family Relief Fund are tax deductible. Contributions can also be made by credit card by calling directly to 347-690-5414 and following the prompt. This was started by the family of a young fellow with 8 children aged 3-18 who can no longer move a limb, speak or eat. The money is also shared with other families who are in similar straits.
Any and all contributions are appreciated.I guess the moderator can be reached for more information on reaching us directly.
The winner is to “not begrudge”!
to ronrsr: I remember Hurricane Esther in ’61; my classmate Esther cut out all the “Esthers” in all sizes and shapes and pasted them all over her notebooks and looseleafs.
aries2756, ditto for me. I learned how to swim when I was already a grandmother and have taught countless children and adults how to swim. I am not a lifeguard or a WSI but I understand the fear. I have taught everyone how to swim simply by telling and demonstrating what to do and having them practice each step until they felt comfortable to take the next step.
For the past 35 years I have gone through extremely trying times and had to go through them myself. Some were and are excruciatingly difficult. Pple always ask me how I survived, and I think the best answer I could give is to just accept that whatever is happening is the way it has to be for reasons beyond my meager comprehension. I have managed to raise a beautiful family and held down a very demanding job during all this time. So I guess part of the answer is also to keep busy. Stay strong by trusting and believing that Hashem knows what he is doing and never makes mistakes. After all, He’s also the one Who gives us what’s good and right in our lives and we don’t question that!
Hope this has been helpful.