Dear Rabbi Meisels
Please allow me to share my enthusiasm for FWD
with all your readers.
Although hardly familiar with the problems you
are addressing daily, nevertheless common sense tells me that anyone
with a condition of that order will feel both isolated and
stigmatized. Neither of those feelings are very pleasantů
Enter Rabbi & Reb. Meisels,
and suddenly everything
changes. You now belong to a growing, active, exclusive club. You
are invited to social and educational events in a warm, informal
atmosphere. You regularly receive attractive, professionally
presented magazine in three languages, packed with
articles, letters, halachos, stories, tips, charts, news and events.
It's not long till you ask yourself, "One
minute, what isolation? What stigma?"
On the contrary, you have just made meaningful
friendships with others coping with situations similar to your own.
You compare notes and share experiences, you chat and laugh
together. Quite unexpectedly you have endless resources available
and all the latest developments at your fingertips.
You now look forward to phone calls, letters,
simchas, a rich social life with a unique spiritual, Chassidic
My own involvement is very limited but, even
so, significant. Family Meisels love to arrange a special Shabbos
event for their clients who they see as their extended family. On
two occasions I had the pleasure to address groups of girls at a
Shabbos meal. These were really inteligent, accomplished, heimishe
young ladies, keen to soak in every idea one would share with them.
It was really stimulating to present Torah insights to these
delightful groups, relating, where possible, to their predicament.
Their reactions and responses showed maturity and realism and I must
say I was impressed. The participants invariably walk away from
such weekends as changed people with a far brighter view of the
future. They enjoy every activity, the davening, the meals, the
Torah thoughts, the practical advice, the games, the singing. To
sum up, it's little short of a miraculous revival. All credit
goes to the Meisels!
Whishing you every possible Hatzlochoh.
Rabbi Pinchos Jung
Dean, Bais Rochel
High School for Girls, Monsey, NY
Dear Rabbi Meisels;
I have had the opportunity to read your newsletter, "Going Forward"
(Friends with Diabetes), and would like to thank you for providing
such an excellent publication to the diabetes community. The
guidance you provide in halachic matters for those with diabetes is
valuable beyond words. I am impressed by the amount of useful
information you condensed into your newsletter as well as the
extensive library of information available on your web site.
Your work is
very valuable and I am sure it is appreciated by all in the diabetes
My very best
don't have to be powerless in the face of diabetes."
with diabetes need to take control of their lives. Diabetes
cannot be cured as of yet, but it CAN be controlled with healthy
eating, planned activity, and insulin/medication. This
newsletter is an excellent tool. The more we know about
diabetes, the more empowered people with diabetes become.
Thank you Rabbi Meisels!
Debra Jakalow, M.S., R.D., R.N., C.D.E.
Endocrine Associates of Rockland
Pomona, NY 10970