Sunday, December 18, 2005

busy busy

For those who haven't heard, my brother-in-law Benji had a stroke on Thursday and is in the hospital Hadassah Ein Kerem. His hebrew name is benzion yehuda ben chana rachel. If you have the chance to say a kapital tehillim or give some tzedaka or something, it can only help. The Rock of Galilee blog wishes him a refuah shleimah, a refuat henefesh and a refuat hagoof.

My wife went down to jlem to be with her brother and his wife. From what I understand, it was not a serious stroke and he seems to be recovering, though they will probably figure that out over the next few days/weeks.

The hospital doesn't seem very competant to me, though I suggested a policy of assuming competance until proven otherwise. I think they have pretty much proven otherweise.
The prime minister, Ariel Sharon, also had a stroke and is in the same hospital. I am not sure why it didn't take them 72 hours to figure out that he had a stroke.

If he is out of politics, even for the short term, that will remove a good portion of the old cancerous cells of the political establishment. Kadima's only platform is Sharon knows what he is doing. None of the people who left their political homes for kadima would be allowed back in and since they have no platform without their leader, the party would fall apart and all those people would be out of the Knesset. Of course the new crop of people is likely to be just as corrupt, if not more corrupt then the current crop. But as my rabbi likes to say, new shmootz is not like old shmootz.

Anyways, while my wife is hanging out on ben yehuda, I have assumed the mantle of Mr. Mom, once again. I am working from home, which gives me a solid 4 hours in the morning before the baby comes home from gan. and a little bit of time after they go to sleep. Today was pretty good. We played inside and out and read stories. I hope tomorrow will be as productive.


Olah Chadasha said...

Nice segway into politics...

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Rock: Sometimes guys (like me) can be total jerks. I've been saying tehillim for Benjy since Friday...without knowing about your post.

My wife just called me up to say - "Did you know that RockofGalilee is Benjy's brother in law?" I asked her how she knew - since I had no clue - and she said she read it on your blog! (Sorry for not being an avid reader who reads everything).

I guess the J-Blogosphere is way smaller than anyone could have thought.

rockofgalilee said...

It's a small world after all.
Thank God, it looks like he's going to survive.

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Yes, Baruch Hashem - looks like he'll be OK.

We know his wife very well...and his in-laws...and they don't know about the Muqata blog.

Let's keep it that way ;-)

rockofgalilee said...

they'll never here it from me.