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Students climbed out of their holes, clawed their way out of the library and saw the light of day (or evening) as they gathered for Rabbi Bamberger’s tisch to sigh with relief at the end of finals and look forward to a little vacation (and talk a little Torah).
The month of Purim is most known for the phrase משנכנס אדר מרבין בשמחה (Mishenichnas Adar marbin b’simcha!) and Rabbi Cohen spoke about our seemingly elusive search for happiness. We live in a country, in an age, where everyone is looking for happiness and yet they can’t seem to find it. Rabbi Cohen said that happiness comes from feeling validated, from feeling that you are on the right track and doing the right thing. As Jews, through the Torah – our guide – we can reach happiness. Chodesh Tov! (and Sameach!)
In his clinical psychology internship at Queens Hospital Center’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Department, Jacob (more commonly known as Moshe) Weinger worked with elementary school children who had challenging psychological issues. “Kids came with a range of disorders spanning ADHD to PTSD, but the common denominator among them was that they all had some type of learning or behavioral disorder…We had children who are on the autism spectrum and those who just needed a little help getting ahead in school.” Most of them, he adds, were from low-income homes in Queens. “Some had sustained repeated abuse and neglect, and at least one (if not more) lived in a homeless shelter,” he said.
Back in the day we had our requisite fire drills and we were prepared. Unfortunately, the world is a scarier place and there have been too many school shootings. To be prepared for any scenario, LCM brought in an NYPD detective who gives active shooter training to educate students for such a scenario. LCM students learned about getting out of sight and out of range, that unlike a fire where you want to be down and out here you want to be up and away, individuals vs. groups, and hiding for a prolonged period of time. The lecture was interactive and engaging, but this is one lecture we hope will remain purely hypothetical.