Sunday, June 22, 2008


138th post

So far, I only know of one person I know personally who was ever featured on American television. Coming atcha live from Birmingham, Alabama, via ABC News, almost two-and-a-half years ago, it's my classmate Yitzchak Schillit!

Background: at the height of our class's preparations for Purim festivities, Yitz was hit in the face by a thrown book during an argument. The book was newly-wrapped, and a still-sharp plastic corner did a number on his eye. He was rushed to Sha'arei Tzedek Hospital (sound familiar?) while the rest of us prayed and said Tehillim. Doctors told his parents they would have to remove the eye altogether. Then, they found the only place in the world that could possibly save his sight: UAB. They flew there, and now Yitzchak has one oddly discolored eye that can vaguely see with the aid of a powerful contact lens.

TODAY'S BOOK: "The Story of Mankind", by Hendrik van Loon ((c) 1921)


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