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There was a man with four wives. He loved his fourth wife the most and took great care of her and gave her the best. He also loved his third wife and always wanted to show her off to his friends. However, he always had a fear that she might runaway with some other man. […]

He was driving home one evening In his beat-up Pontiac When an old lady flagged him down Her Mercedes had a flat He could see that she was frightened Standing out there in the snow ‘Til he said ‘I’m here to help you, ma’m By the way, my name’s Joe’ She said ‘I’m from St. […]

New film sheds light on a truly remarkable man It’s been almost 15 years since the death of the much beloved blind chazzan and teacher Cantor Abraham Immerman z’l, who died in Cape Town on 7 April 2003 aged 96. Known as “Der Blinde Chazzan” and “The Man with the Computer Brain”, due to his […]

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Excerpt from “Think like a shrink and keep yourself sane” by Joseph Dunn Oedipus? Didn’t he have something to do with Freud?” Before I go on I must mention Oedipus. You have heard his name before in avant-garde movies or mentioned by know-it-alls at showy cocktail parties. You want to ask “He had something to […]

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There was once a man who lived by the side of the road and sold hot dogs.  He was hard of hearing so he had no radio – he had trouble with his eyes, so he read no newspapers and of course he didn’t look at television.  But he sold very good hot dogs. He […]