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Celebrating Tu b’Shvat in style, LCM brought in a popcorn machine, chocolate fountain and dried fruit, to be enjoyed along with Torah at Rabbi Bamberger’s Tu b’Shvat tisch last night.
The Psychology Club welcomed Avi Golden to speak about Aphasia, a disorder in the part of the brain that controls language. In 2007 the then-33-year-old Golden suffered a stroke that left him unable to speak. Through a rigorous schedule of rehabilitation—including six hours in speech therapy every day—Golden regained the ability to speak, though with great difficulty and several limitations. For instance, Golden cannot remember names, at least as they pertain to speech itself. That is, other than members of his immediate family, if he sees someone, even a close friend, he can’t say their names. The information is still in his brain but trapped in the pathways between his memory and his ability to speak, so he could still write the name down on a piece of paper and then read it aloud. About 40 guys came to hear Golden, who still enjoys snowboarding and horseback riding as he did before the stroke, talk about his condition and recovery.
As devout as he is smart, David Manheim knew he was in the right place when he arrived from Israel to study at The Lander College for Men. A longtime yeshiva student, he was grateful for the school’s dual mission of challenging academics coupled with a commitment to Torah learning. “There was a tremendously positive environment among the students and a flexibility among the faculty,” says Manheim, who graduated in 2008 with a Mathematics degree.
Twenty-year-old Honors student Daniel Gabay nimbly climbs the stairs leading up to Queens County Criminal Court. A few steps away, two police officers escort a handcuffed red-shirted man, while what looks like a suited lawyer runs quickly up the stairs, talking on his cellphone.