Sunday, April 14, 2019

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Don't Dwell on Past Events (except for Pesach which is coming up on this Friday night)

It is foolish to waste present moments regretting what is over and done with.

Some people constantly say, "If only I hadn't gotten involved in this venture, I wouldn't have suffered." "If only I would have stayed an hour longer, this wouldn't have happened."

We are not prophets and there is no possible way to know in advance exactly what will be. Try to protect yourself from harm, but realize that it is impossible to plan for every contingency.

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I don't want to frighten you but Pesach is this Friday night.  This week I will have Pesach themed stories.

Four new questions for your Seder by Rabbi Benjamin Blech

Jews love questions. So it's no surprise that the Seder, commemorating the birth of our people, is structured in a question/answer format. Participants are meant to ask and to spark lively discussion and exploration.

In this spirit, let me add to the Seder's four questions an additional four that pick up on some of the most important themes to contemplate at the Passover table.

1. A question on the main theme of the Seder

Why do we call it the Seder?

"Seder" means order. And Jewish commentators explain that the most important idea of the holiday is that history is not happenstance but rather that it follows a divinely decreed order. When God took us out of Egypt we discovered that God didn't exhaust His connection with the world by creating it; He continues to maintain an ongoing and caring relationship with those who love Him.

God took us out of the land of Egypt, the house of bondage, so that we could forevermore know that He is involved with our lives.

Whatever happens to us isn't coincidence; it's God's will. The events of our lives follow a script written by God. The existential meaningless of life viewed from an atheist's perspective is replaced by the faith of a believer who knows that there is a Seder, a heavenly decreed order, to the seemingly strange but ultimately profound stories of our lives.

A close friend of mine who became religious later in life and who lives in Los Angeles shared with me this story. As a way of publicly acknowledging his love of Torah, he chose for his car's license plate the word halachah. A while back he found himself followed by a driver frantically honking him and motioning him to pull over to the side of the road. Although somewhat frightened, he complied.

The man rushed over to his window to tell him he had to share his amazing experience. His life had recently presented him with some severe setbacks. Despondent, he decided he could no longer believe in God or hope for Divine assistance. He was ready to make a break with his past and his commitment to Judaism. He thought to himself, I'll give God one more chance. If He really exists and wants me to maintain my faith, then let him send me a sign. "And then suddenly driving in front of me," he confided, "was the license plate with the word halachah – the Hebrew word for Jewish law. I have to thank you for indirectly being the medium for God's message, and allowing me to hear his response."

Was that just coincidence? How wise is the insight that "coincidence is merely God's way of choosing to remain anonymous." There are moments when serendipity is too strange to be anything other than the voice of God reinforcing the concept of Seder, order, in our lives.

Question #1: Were there times in your life when it became clear that God intervened – and it was divinely decreed Seder rather than coincidence?

2. A question on the theme of family

If the Seder is so important, a student once asked me, how come it's observed in the home and not in the synagogue?

The answer was obvious. Precisely because it is so important the Torah made its focus the family rather than the house of God.

The story of the enslavement of the Jews in Egypt lacks one detail. Why did it happen? Was there any sin of the Jews to account for the tragedy? The rabbis weren't hesitant to give the answer. When the Jews came down to Egypt, they came "every man and his household" (Exodus 1:1). They understood the centrality of the home as the forger of morality and commonly held values. The text then tells us, "and the land became filled with them [the Israelites]" (Exodus, 1:7). The Midrash elaborates: They now filled the land, the circuses and the theaters, and no longer saw their homes as crucial to their spiritual being.

For deliverance to finally come, God demanded that they "take a lamb for family, a lamb for a household" and re-create what they had lost. The Last Supper of Egypt was a family meal, not a communitywide celebration.

At the very beginning of our history it was made clear that appreciating the importance of the home would be the key to our survival. Indeed the very first letter of the Torah, the Rabbis point out, is beit- the Hebrew letter that means "house," because the Torah itself requires first and foremost commitment to the family.

Question #2: How can we recreate the centrality of family in Jewish life?

3. A question on the theme of children

The Seder revolves almost entirely around the children. The reason is obvious. Passover is the holiday when the Jewish nation was born and it is the time when it must continue to be reborn throughout the generations.

The children are our future. They represent continuity and survival. It is to them we pass over our heritage every Passover.

And that is no easy task. Not all of our children are willing to follow our guidance. Indeed, there are four kinds of sons. There is the wise son and the wicked son, the simple son and the one who does not even know or want to ask.

How do we reach them all? How do we make them appreciate the values that give our lives meaning?

There is a profound message in the way the Haggadah describes them. We contrast the wise son and the wicked. Yet this seems to be an illogical pairing. Wise implies intelligence and learning. Its opposite is ignorant. Similarly, the opposite of wicked is righteous; the emphasis is on character rather than cleverness. We should either speak of the wise son versus the foolish, or the pious son versus the wicked.

The commentators find a profound idea in this seemingly injudicious juxtaposition. The opposite of the wise son is the wicked son because we believe that the ultimate cause of wickedness is An insufficient exposure to wisdom. The wicked son is wicked because we didn't teach him enough to make him understand the joy of leading a life dedicated to Torah.

We have lost many of our finest youth to assimilation and to a rejection of their heritage.

Our successes are glorious. We delighted to read the heartening article by David Brooks in the New York Times a short time ago titled "The Orthodox Surge" in which he took note of the remarkable resurgence of Jews committed to Torah and Jewish values. Spirituality has become not only acceptable but admired by many.

Yet the "wicked sons" – perhaps primarily because they were not given the opportunities to become wise – form a significant number of the Jewish community.

It's important to note that they were not cast-off or excluded from the Passover table. We are never allowed to forget them or ignore their presence. We need all of our children as part of our nation. And it is they who represent the greatest challenge to our religious commitment.

Question #3: How can we reach – and teach – those of our children we have failed to inspire?

4. A question on the theme of slaughtering the Paschal Lamb

The requirement for Jews being saved in the Passover story was to slaughter a lamb and to smear its blood on the doorpost so God would "pass over" that home and spare its inhabitants.

What was the meaning of this seemingly bizarre ritual? The lamb was the national god of Egypt. It was the object of their worship. And for the Jews to deserve deliverance they had to prove they didn't share the false idols of the Egyptians.

Idolatry didn't end with ancient paganism. Francis Bacon popularized the concept of "idols of the marketplace". They are the false gods people in every generation and culture mistakenly worship.

Contemporary society offers us countless examples. Americans worship at the altar of monetary success and fame. Movie stars who flaunt immorality are shamelessly deified. Business tycoons are the modern heroes of our age solely by virtue of their billions. For all too many, the only god is Mammon and the only goal in life is to accumulate more wealth than others because "he who dies with the most toys wins."

It takes profound courage to go against the popular definition of success. It takes great spiritual strength to deny the superficial allure of a hedonistic lifestyle. It takes incredible valor to choose a life of value over the vanities of the trendy and fashionable tastemakers of our culture.

But that's exactly what the Jews of Egypt had to do in order to be worthy of the miracle of the first Passover that allowed us to become God's chosen people. They had to slaughter the lamb of Egyptian idolatry. Our challenge is to replicate their heroism in its contemporary format.

Question #4: What are the most powerful idols of our day that challenge us to refute them in our quest for lives worthy of God's deliverance and blessings?

May our discussions at the Seder table bring us greater insight into resolving these four major challenges to our faith – and help us to hasten the time of final redemption.



Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon and Mayor of Jerusalem Moshe Lion sign a housing agreement, 2019.. (photo credit: CHAIM TZACH/GPO)

Thinking of moving to Jerusalem? 23,000 new housing units to be developed in the next five years

A national framework agreement was signed on Monday afternoon at Jerusalem's City Hall, stating that 23,000 new housing units will be developed in the coming five years in the city. The strategic agreement was made between the Jerusalem Municipality, the Ministry of Finance and the Israel Land Authority.

The signing ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon, Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion, and the Construction and Housing Minister Yifat Shasha-Biton, among others.

According to the agreements, 8,000 of the newly-built apartments will be in the framework of urban renewal, with 3 million square meters of office space and a NIS 1.4 billion investment in infrastructure in old and new Jerusalem neighborhoods.

"Jews build in Jerusalem 3,000 years ago and Jews are building in Jerusalem today," said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the agreement-signing ceremony. "Jerusalem is not a settlement, Jerusalem is the capital of Israel forever, 3,000 years is a part of eternity."

"We want to give recognition to the IDF and therefore, in the past few days, I requested to move the IDF exhibition," Netanyahu continued. "It was packed up and stored in the lowlands and we decided to move it. I spoke with the IDF chief of staff, I spoke with the Defense Minister. That's just me, and we reached an agreement to move the IDF exhibition to Jerusalem."

Mayor of Jerusalem Moshe Lion spoke at the event, saying, "There are governments that want to divide Jerusalem and there are governments that are divided over Jerusalem. This is a historic moment for Jerusalem and I am proud to be the one leading it."

"We invest billions every year in Jerusalem," said Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon. "And this roof agreement speaks of an additional 1.5 billion... This is a holiday for Jerusalem, for the State of Israel, and there is nothing more symbolic and worthy than this agreement being signed on the very day of Menachem Begin's passing

Yesterday was Shabbat HaGadol



It is the necessary, the indispensable preface and introduction to Passover.  It is the explanation that cries out the ultimate message of the holiday, the basic lesson of the feats of our freedom.  It is the foundation of foundations that raises Passover from an insipid, saccharine social custom beginning and ending with recipes printed in the New York Times women's section; from a golden opportunity for Manischewitz to return to Jewishness through capitalist Passover profits even as the truly frum, raise their level of religiosity by raising the level of prices; from a Jewish people that marches on its Seder stomach even as it moves on to the annual national lie. "Next Year in Jerusalem."  It is the Great Sabbath, which attempts to save Judaism from myopic ritualism, to make the Jew, Jewish and the Orthodox, religious.


Sabbath Hagadol, the great Sabbath.  The Sabbath preceding the Passover, the Sabbath that cries out the basic, the ultimate message of the enormous Exodus from Egypt, of Passover itself.  Sabbath Hagadol that gives us the lesson without which Passover, the Jewish people itself, lose all reason for being.  Sabbath Hagadol commemorating the basic lesson of Judaism: Faith, real faith, faith in G-d who really is greater than the mighty Pharaoh, or the regal Reagan or the burning-less Bush – Sabbath Hagadol. The great Sabbath, that began more than 3,000 years ago on a Sabbath in Imperial Egypt.


"Speak unto all the congregation of Israel, saying: In the tenth day of this month, they shall take to them every man a lamb…"


It is a special, an awesome commandment, one that is given to every Jew, hence the unique words "Speak unto all the congregation."  Take a lamb and bind it up for four days.


You believe that this is a simple commandment.  Hardly.  The lamb is more than an animal; it is the very god of Egypt.  It is a deity, a hallowed creature before whom the Egyptian bows and whose meat dare not touch his mouth.  And the Jews, "every man" thereof, are commanded to take this lamb, this Egyptian god, the deity of their masters, and tie it to their beds, to their posts, bind it up.  And when the astonished and outraged Egyptian masters will ask: "What are you doing? The answer shall be: We shall soon slaughter this lamb, the deity, your god, and eat it.


Do you still think this is a simple, bland commandment?  It is a commandment fraught with danger to life, a commandment that surely sent fear down the spines of the Jewish slaves, that, without a doubt, led scholars to rush and ponder whether pikuach nefesh, danger to life might perhaps demand the postponing of the dangerous commandment.


Nor does the Almighty stop there.  He insists on a policy of extremism, of goading the gentile.  Not content with a commandment that cries desecration of the Egyptian god, that taunts him with the sight of his deity bound up, the G-d of Israel insists that the Jew add salt to the wound.


"And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roasted with fire… eat it not partially cooked, nor boiled in water, but roasted with fire, its head with its legs and with its insides complete."


Awake and consider!  This is what Passover is all about; only this! This is Judaism what Judaism is all about; only this!  This is what the duty and the role and the essence of the Jew is all about; only this!  To affirm to the world, but first to ourselves that the L-rd, the G-d of Israel, is.  That He truly does exist, that He is the One, the only One, that He, only He, directs the world, the fate of man, the destiny of His people.  That whatever will be for the Jew will be only because He so decrees.  That the gentile has no relevance to the Jewish fate, that the Pharaohs of all time, the ones in Egypt and the ones in Washington are utterly irrelevant to what will be with the Jew.


On the Great Sabbath in Egypt, the L-rd taught us the lesson that we trampled in the dust, the dust of secularism and the dust of the yeshiva world alike: The lesson that the Jew must raise high, must flaunt the glory and Omnipotence of his G-d.  That the world must be compelled to see their deities, their gods and idols, bound up and humiliated and destroyed.  That one must goad the gentile in order to raise high the banner of the L-rd.  That Kiddush Hashem, the sanctification of the Name of the G-d of Israel, demands an open, fearless, flaunting sacrifice of the idols and deities of the gentiles that deny the uniqueness of the G-d of Israel, His exclusiveness, His Oneness!  The lamb is openly tied and those who tremble and whisper: "But we dare not goad the gentile," are silenced with thunderous contempt.  The lamb is slaughtered and roasted whole and fully and openly.  It cannot be hastily covered in a pot where it will not be seen.  Its identity cannot be disguised by cutting its body into pieces.  We cannot escape the danger of the gentile by avoiding confronting and goading him.  No.  Precisely the opposite!


The same gentile who thundered and thunders: "Who is the L-rd?  I know not the L-rd and will not let Israel go!" must be taught the eternal lesson of: "The L-rd is G-d, the L-rd is G-d!"  The gentile does not wish to "know" G-d, to acknowledge His exclusive kingship.  He must be taught that lesson in an open and bold and humiliating way.  He and his idols must be humbled and broken.  The lamb is taken openly.  The lamb is slaughtered openly.   And those who cringe in populism and whisper:  "But one dare not goad the gentiles…" are silenced by the thunder of the L-rd, whose commandment is eternalized by the Rabbis of the Great Sabbath, Sabbath Hagadol.  So, let that Sabbath be understood and appreciated and embraced.  For without it, there cannot be a Passover, an understanding of what that Passover really is.  And without that, when the Jewish child asks for the meaning of this night, the pathetic father who knows not what to tell him will doom his child to become a pathetic as he: practitioner of Jewish ritual, but never, never a religious Jews.


 What did the fish say when he posted bail? "I'm off the hook!"

 Why don't fish like basketball? Cause they're afraid of the net

Which fish can perform operations? A Sturgeon! 

What do you call a fish with a tie? soFISHticated

What do you get when you cross a banker with a fish? A Loan shark!

How do you make an Octupus laugh? With ten-tickles

Why do fish always know how much they weigh? Because they have their own scales

.Why don't fish pass their exams? Because they work below C-Level.

Why did the fish cross the road? To get to the other tide.

How do shellfish get to the hospital? In a clambulance.

What do you call a fish with two knees? A tunee fish.

 What party game do fish like to play? Salmon Says.

What do you call a fish with no eyes? Fsh!

How do you keep a fish from smelling? Cut off his nose. OYYY! This is getting painful already!

What was the King of Russia's favorite fish? Tsardines!

What do fish need to stay healthy? Vitamin Sea. 

What is a dolphin's favorite TV show? Whale of fortune!

What do you call a big fish who makes you an offer you can't refuse? The Codfather!

Which day do fish hate? Fry-day!What kind of fish chase mice? Catfish..

What do you call an underwater social network? Fishbook

A fish and a crab were playing with a ball. Then the crab wouldn't toss the ball back to the fish. The fish cried, "You're shellfish!".

If you think of a better fish pun. Let minnow.

Noah," says the Lord, "for the next flood, I want no animals on board, just fish. And not any old fish, but only carp, in glass tanks." "And this time," says the Lord, "think big, Eight decks at least." "I got you," says Noah, "what you want is a multi-story carp ark."

Sadie went to her doctor for a checkup. Afterwards, the doctor said to her, "I must inform you that you have a fissure in your uterus, and if you ever have a baby it would be a miracle." As soon as she got home, Sadie said to her Bernie, "You vouldn't belief it. I vent to the doctah and he told me - 'You haf a fish in your uterus and if you haf a baby it vill be a mackerel'"

As Moses and the children of Israel were crossing the Red Sea, the children of Israel began to complain that they were very thirsty after walking so far. They couldn't even drink from the walls of water on either side of them because they were made up of salt- water. Whilst Moses was looking around for some fresh water, a fish from the wall of water told him that he and his friends were willing to help. They would use their gills to remove the salt from the water and force it out of their mouths like a freshwater fountain for the Israelites to drink from as they walked by. Moses accepted this kindly fish's offer with gratitude, but the fish said there was a condition. That fish always had to be present at the Seder meal that would be established to commemorate the Exodus, since they had a part in the story. When Moses agreed to this, he gave the fish their name, which remains how they are known to this very day, for he said to them, "Go Filter Fish!"

Another Israeli medical invention SpinCare comprises of a spray gun that shoots artificial skin onto wounds to help heal without causing pain

Amazing new invention

The Clouds of Glory: What Were They? By Levi Avtzon

One of the most significant holidays on the Jewish calendar—Sukkot—commemorates the Clouds of Glory, which protected the Jewish people as they sojourned in the desert. But what exactly do we know about these supernatural clouds?

The Clouds' Function

The clouds that surrounded the camp fulfilled a four-fold purpose:

  1. to protect the people from the searing desert sun;1
  2. to keep their clothing fresh and free of wrinkles;2
  3. to lead the way through the desert;3 and
  4. to assure a safe and comfortable journey by flattening mountains and raising up valleys, and killing serpents and scorpions in their path.4

In Whose Merit

When Aaron passed away on the 1st of Av5 in the year 2487, the Clouds of Glory departed. From here our sages infer that for the almost 40 years that the Jews were accompanied by the clouds, it was in his merit.6 They then returned in the merit of Moses.7

How Many Clouds Were There?

Sifri8 offers a few opinions on this matter:

  • There were seven clouds in total: one on each side, one above, one below and another guiding cloud in the front.
  • According to Rabbi Yehuda, there were 13 clouds: two on each side, two above, two below and another guiding cloud in the front.
  • According to Rabbi Yoshiya, there were four clouds.
  • According to Rebbi, there were only two clouds.

Two Types of Clouds

Based on careful analysis of the text, the Lubavitcher Rebbe inferred that the People of Israel were surrounded by two types of clouds in the desert: (1) functional clouds, which protected and guided the people; and (2) clouds that served merely as a badge of prestige and respect (and also laundered their clothing, which was not a necessity but rather a sign of honor). The "Clouds of Glory" referred to this second type of cloud.

The regular clouds never left the Jewish people even after Aaron's death, for their function was still needed. It was the Clouds of Glory that didn't return after Aaron's passing.9

(The Rebbe's explanation sheds light on a fascinating question posed by the commentaries:10 if the holiday of Sukkot commemorates the Clouds of Glory, and we follow the accepted tradition that there were seven clouds, then why aren't we required to build a six-sided sukkah [6 walls + 1 covering = 7], instead of a minimum of two and a half walls?11

However, once we understand that some of the clouds weren't Clouds of Glory, but rather clouds of function, we can understand that we don't need to commemorate all the clouds; we just celebrate the idea of some of the clouds being Clouds of Glory.)

Note that some, however, understand that all clouds were Clouds of Glory.

Other Amazing Tidbits About the Clouds

  • The cloud that led the way in front is called the Pillar of Cloud in the Torah because it looked like a long pillar from the ground to the heavens.12 This was the cloud that blocked the arrows the Egyptians shot at the Jews at the Red Sea.13 (At night they were accompanied by a Pillar of Fire.)
  • The clouds gave personal attention to every individual based on his or her specific needs.14
  • The clouds created such illumination that one could see through a barrel.15

The Tabernacle Cloud

There was also a special cloud that appeared above the Tabernacle—the same cloud that had been atop Mount Sinai at the Giving of the Torah.16 Here are a few interesting details about this cloud, referred to as the Cloud of the Shechinah:17

  • When the Jews were meant to travel, the cloud would roll up into a thin pillar. When they were meant to rest, the cloud would blossom out like a palm tree at the place they were intended to camp.18
  • According to one opinion, when the cloud would depart, it was a sign that G‑d was "leaving" them, and they had to return to the right path through repentance.19
  • A voice would come out from within the cloud, telling the Jews which direction to travel.20
  • On a mystical level, this cloud is now "atop the home of the wise and pious," surrounding them with glory and honor.21

Today, we commemorate the miracle of the clouds by sitting in a sukkah during the holiday of Sukkot. The sukkah reminds us of G‑d's loving, protective embrace during our 40-year journey to the Promised Land.

Footnotes 1.

Shulchan Aruch Harav, Orach Chaim, ch. 625, Isaiah 4:6. See also Psalms 105:39.


Rashi on Deuteronomy 8:4, quoting Shir Hashirim Rabbah and Pesikta Derav Kahana.


Exodus 13:21.


Rashi on Numbers 10:34, quoting Sifri ad. loc., and Mechilta and Yalkut Shimoni to Beshalach.


Numbers 33:38.


Talmud, Taanit 9:1.


According to one way of understanding the text based on Rashi, it seems that the clouds of function did not return after Aaron's passing, even though the well, which had been provided to the Jews in the merit of Miriam and had departed four months earlier, had returned in the merit of Moses.


Behaalotecha 83.




Re'em on Numbers 10:35.


Talmud, Sukkah 6b.


Ibn Ezra on Exodus 13:21.


Mechilta on Exodus 14:20.


Baal Haturim on Deuteronomy 1:31.


Braisa Dimleches Hamishkan, p. 84.


Yalkut Shimoni, Numbers 9:723.


Midrash Tanchuma, Numbers 10.


Rashi on Numbers 9:18.


Alshich on Numbers 9:17.


Midrash Hagodol on Numbers 2:34.


Radak on Isaiah 4:5.

By Levi Avtzon Rabbi Levi Avtzon lives in Johannesburg, South Africa, with his wife Chaya and their children. He is associate rabbi and director of outreach at the Linksfield Senderwood Hebrew Congregation. More from Levi Avtzon  |  RSS © Copyright, all rights reserved. If you enjoyed this article, we encourage you to distribute it further, provided that you comply with's copyright policy. You may also be interested in..

Jane Fonda | Transformation From 1 To 80 Years Old

Birthday: December 21, 1937 Nationality: American Famous: Quotes By Jane Fonda Actresses Also Known As: Lady Jayne Seymour Fonda Sun Sign: Sagittarius Age: 80 Years Born In: New York City, New York, U.S. Famous As: American Actress Height: 1.73 M Spouse/Ex-: Roger Vadim (M. 1965–1973), Ted Turner (M. 1991–2001), Tom Hayden (M. 1973–1989) Father: Henry Fonda Mother: Frances Ford Seymour Brokaw Siblings: Frances, Peter Fonda Children: Mary Luana Williams, Troy Garity, Vanessa Vadim Religion: Born-Again Christian Net Worth: $200 Million As Of Dec 13, 2016 ----------------- Jane Fonda is a versatile actress who has won several prestigious awards over a long and illustrious career spanning more than five decades. The beautiful and talented lady has evolved from just being an actress to become a fitness icon and also an outspoken feminist and political activist. Acting came naturally to Jane whose father was the legendary actor Henry Fonda, so it was no surprise when the pretty young girl expressed her desire to get into films. Even as a child she would watch movies and act out the scenes with her brother, Peter who too became an actor in future. She rose to fame in the 1960s with a string of successful films like 'Tall Story' and 'Cat Ballou' which helped her create her own identity as a Hollywood star beyond her identity as the daughter of a famous actor. Her luminous beauty and seductive charms earned her the image of a sex symbol. However, the talented actress never let the media typecast her. She proved to the world that she was a versatile actress who could play any role with the same dedication and perfection. She reinvented herself as a fitness guru and produced and starred in several exercise videos during her later years. ----------------------- Childhood & Early Life She was born as Lady Jayne Seymour Fonda to Henry Fonda and Frances Brokaw. Her father a very famous actor and was counted amongst the best actors of the 20th century. Her mother was a socialite. Exposed to movies and acting from a young age, she used to enact the scenes she had seen in the movies with her brother. Tragedy struck when Jane was 12—her mother, depressed over her marital problems committed suicide. Her father was a cold and distant man who never developed any emotional bonding with his children. She attended Emma Willard School. She was very talented and ambitious even as a teenager and she taught dance at Fire Island Pines, New York, when she was 15. She enrolled at Vassar College, and while there she went to Paris to study art for two years. She returned to U.S. in 1958 and studied acting under Lee Strasberg. ------------------- Career She was active on the stage during the 1950s which formed the foundation for her Hollywood career. She made her debut with the romantic comedy 'Tall Story' opposite Anthony Perkins in 1960 in which she played a cheerleader who pursues a basketball player. She was very prolific during the early 1960s doing several movies in a year. She got her first Golden Globe Award nomination for the Best Actress for the movie 'Period of Adjustment' (1962) and another one for 'Cat Ballou' (1965). In 1969, she portrayed Gloria Beatty in 'They Shoot Horses, Don't They?'—a drama film directed by Sydney Pollack. Her role was critically acclaimed and she won several awards and nominations. She played the prostitute Bree Daniels in the dramatic film 'Klute' in 1971. In the movie her character helps a detective in solving a missing person case. The movie also starred Donald Sutherland and Charles Cioffi. After a series of not-so-memorable films in the mid 1970s, she appeared in the drama film 'Coming Home' in 1978. The story revolved around a love triangle among a young woman, her husband and a paralyzed Vietnam War veteran. The movie was critically acclaimed and won several awards. She welcomed the decade of 1980s with the hit movie '9 to 5' in which she starred alongside with Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin and Dabney Coleman. The comedy was a huge commercial success. Fonda, who had lost her mother as a young girl wanted to resurrect her strained relationship with her father by doing a film with him. Her dream came true when the father-daughter duo was cast together in 'On Golden Pond' in 1981 which won her father his only Academy award. She continued appearing in feature films all through the 1980s though not as frequently. By 1990, she had decided that she wanted to retire from acting. Famous for her fitness, she credited her years of ballet practice in helping her maintain a youthful and healthy figure. She began performing aerobics after an injury forced her to stop ballet. Soon she became a fitness icon and released several exercise videos including the highly popular 'The Jane Fonda's Workout'. She came out of her retirement in 2005 to star in the romantic comedy 'Monster-in-Law'. Over the 2000s she continued to appear in other movies such as 'The Georgia Rule' (2007), 'Peace, Love, #JaneFonda #topfamoustube

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