"My sister is the monkey, jumping around, and never cleaning up her messes."
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"A family is like a heap of stones. Remove one, and the whole structure can collapse" (Gen. R. 100:7)
"The family is like fudge. Mostly sweet, with a few nuts".
The role of the Jewish family in the education of their children can not be overstated. To paraphrase Rabbi A. J. Heschel, to educate the child without including the entire family is like attempting to heat a home with all the windows open. It is with an eye towards the future well-being of our people that many Jewish institutions are including educational programming not only with the child in mind but rather creating inventive family inclusive experiences that rekindle the Jewish spark within the family life. Family is central to the education of a community, as it is written in Deuteronomy, "Impress them (G-d's words) upon your children…"
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"Individual prayer worked when you were single; but if there's even one opposing person in a family, the family has to penetrate the problem together, shouldering the cross of disunity until the original standard is met. An individual is like a railroad car and a family is like a locomotive. It is simple to restore an individual mistake but the mistake of a family leads directly to rupture."
"Family is like peanut brittle - It takes a lot of sweetness to hold the nuts together."
"Murdoch considers the family to be a 'social body' in society. the family is like a major organ in society, if that were to fail, all of society would fail. he made his view in 1940."
"My family is like a quilt. An old, used, well-loved quilt. That's, of course, the kindly, gentle way to smooth over the rough patches, the split seams, and the threadbare spots. "
"A family health tree is like a medical crystal ball, says Erin Michos, M.D., a cardiologist at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore. "It's very important because you're able to look ahead at what your risk is for heart disease," Michos says. "A person's risk is much greater when a family member has had a heart attack early in life."
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