With unreasonable people, do not try to be reasonable! Be polite, but avoid explanations, justifications, excuses or defenses. Use your silence as a time to pray to G‑d for healing for yourself or others.
Love Yehuda Lave
End of the World fears: First red heifer 'born in Israel in 2,000 years fulfils prophecy'
THE BIRTH of a red heifer in Israel, said to be the first in 2,000 years and a "viable candidate" to fulfil Biblical prophecy, has sparked fears the End of the World is near.
Numbers, chapter 19 in the Bible details how God told Moses and the Israelites to bring a "a red heifer without defect or blemish" which was to burned as part of a cleansing ceremony.
It is said the sacrifice of a red heifer is essential for the construction of a third temple in Jerusalem, which some theologians have claimed could bring about the return of the messiah and Judgement Day.
Very few candidates for the red heifer have been found and most have been disqualified due to blemishes or pregnancies, which is why the The Temple Institute has become so interested in this latest birth.
So far it is understood the heifer is pure red without any blemishes, however this could change as the animal grows.
The Temple Institute was setup in 1987 with its main focus being the rebuilding of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem.
On its website the organisation claims "the tenth red heifer will be prepared by the messiah".
They also claim "there has been no red heifer for the past 2,000 years" adding: "If there are now red heifers – is ours the era that will need them?"
End of the World fears: Some theologians believe the red heifer will trigger the second coming
Sharing a video of the red heifer on YouTube, The Institute said: "One week after its birth the heifer underwent an extensive examination by rabbinical experts, who determined that the heifer is currently a viable candidate for the Biblical red heifer (para aduma) described in Numbers, chapter 19."
The animal will then be examined again in three months time to see if it has developed any blemishes which would disqualify it.
The Institute said: "It will be examined again in three months time to determine whether it continues to possess the necessary qualifications for the red heifer, a necessary prerequisite for the renewal of the Divine service in the Holy Temple.
"The rabbinical experts who conducted the examination stress that the heifer, while currently bearing the required qualifications could, at any time in the future, become disqualified through natural causes, and therefore the heifer will be periodically reexamined."
The Divine call to be a holy people in the Divinely-appointed Land.
Join Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi Chaim Richman for an exceptionally exciting edition of Temple Talk.
This week, our hosts explore the fake news, ever-growing in popularity in certain circles, which offers spurious, alternate (revisionist) historical locations for the Holy Temple in Jerusalem.
Did the Jewish people indeed lose the authentic location of the Holy Temple? What are all these theories, which purport that Jewish tradition for the Temple Mount's location is wrong, really about? What is their agenda? Our hosts wade into this controversy and leave no room for further doubt.
The only thing that could make this program more exciting is a special guest appearance by Jeremy Corbyn. Tune into this explosive and informative episode of Temple Talk.
The Palestinian Information Center on Thursday morning tweeted: "Extremist Settlers Attack Palestinian Boy Near His Home in Hebron." The tweet was accompanied by a picture of several masked men, and behind them stands Rabbi Raziel Shevach, father of 6, a resident of Havat Gilad near Shechem, who was murdered while driving home on the highway on January 8th this year.
Rabbi Raziel Shevach with his family
Rabbi Shevach's widow, Yael, commented on the tweet: "You know what's funny? This man, my husband, your people killed him!! Disgusting."
Moshe Fomberg commented on the same tweet: "Let's hope they won't come to arrest him now for violent activity, illegal gathering, causing harm and endangering human life … On second thought, let them come, he has an airtight alibi."
Shortly before 8:00 PM on the day of the murder, Rabbi Shevach was driving his car on the highway near his home when shots were fired at him from a passing car. Rabbi Shevach was shot in the neck, but was able to call his wife. She told Ynet at the time that her husband "called me and said, 'I've been shot, call an ambulance.' I'm still shocked and horrified at how easily they gun us down."
איך איך איך??? איך מתנחלים היום איך????? הוא נרצח כבר 8 חודשים!! יימח שמכם ה' יקרע את כולכם ככה מזלזלים במת אין לכם כבוד!
المركز الفلسطيني للإعلام✔@PalinfoAr
#متابعة.. مستوطنون متطرفون يعتدون على طفل فلسطيني بغاز الفلفل أثناء تواجده قرب منزل عائلته في مدينة الخليل.
On her own Twitter account, the widow, Yael, roared this morning, "How how how ??? How can these be settlers today? How ????? He has been murdered for 8 months !! May your names be cursed, May God tear all of you to pieces, How can you disparage the dead? You have no honor!"
Please see this video of the magnificent Katie Hopkins delivering a telling warning to America to not let it become like Britain.
This is a must watch and then please read my own similar warning in my article published in the Renew America website.
INCREDIBLE LADY: VERY TELLING VIDEO OF LIFE IN BRITAIN.
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Realize that nothing will take away the awful ache in your heart, that empty place where your children or grandchildren "should" be. But the following will help:
Stop fighting to connect. Pressure tactics create resentment, rebelliousness and resistance.
Keep the lines of communication open so that your children know they are always welcome in your heart and home. And if a child reconnects, smile and act happy!.
Get active! You have time on your hands. Put your energy into projects where your love and concern will be appreciated. Be interested and involved in the world.
Take care of yourself. Make sure you exercise daily and eat right. Become a person your children would be proud to connect to—if they decide to do so.
Turn it around. Give yourself whatever you're not getting from others—Forgiveness keeps your heart open, in case they return.Strengthen the other relationships in your life
Examine your relationship with G‑d. To love G‑d is to love whatever reality He gives us from moment to moment.
Strengthen the other relationships in your life. Your children may have blocked you out, but you can focus on other family members and friends. Knowing that you can still give and receive love will strengthen your own sense of self.
Love Yehuda Lave
I have watched the horror of hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes, plus hundreds of thousands of people wiped out in a tsunami. What is the spiritual reason behind all this?
The Aish Rabbi Replies:
Thank you for your thoughtful question. It is really a formulation of the classic: "Why do bad things happen to good people?" Let me try to explain:
The story is told of the king who commissioned a tapestry to be woven. In the middle of the work, someone came upon the weaver and saw a mish-mash of different colored threads, loose threads and, in general, a very messy piece of work. A complaint was issued to the king who then confronted the artist. The artist pleaded with the king for a few days to prepare his defense. After those few days he came before the king with a wrapped package and told the king, "Here is my defense." Inside the package was the completed tapestry.
The moral is that we cannot judge the work until it is completed. Moses asked to see God's face. That request was denied, but he was allowed to "see" God's "back." It is explained that Moses wanted to understand how God runs the world. The response was that it is beyond human comprehension until you see the "back." That is, until we can see the whole picture; then in hindsight it will all make sense.
While this answer may seem a "cop-out," it prevents us from trying to understand God's actions from our very limited perspective. In order for us to be able to "judge God," we need to consider God's "ground rules" for existence. Using this premise, it becomes very difficult to judge God. Why? Because we are stuck in a finite perspective of time and space, and we can therefore never be sure which rules God is employing at any given moment.
In order to begin to make sense of this, one thing we must understand is that God is in control, and there are no accidents. There has to be intrinsic meaning in our lives; otherwise we are just a random collection of molecules whizzing through space, with no real direction or purpose.
We are living in a very complex world, and in such a world, God doesn't only deal with individuals, he also deals with nations.
Gov. Mike Huckabee tells a story about one of his visits to Yad Vashem
Accustom your tongue to say "I do not know" (Berachos 4a).
While no human being can know everything, some people cannot admit any ignorance about anything. For them, any admission of lack of knowledge threatens their fragile egos. Although they try to impress others with their omniscience, they accomplish the reverse, because the more they try to conceal their ignorance, the more prominent it becomes.
Furthermore, the only way we can acquire knowledge is by accepting that we do not have it. People who claim to know everything cannot learn. Therefore, many opportunities to learn pass them by, and their denying their ignorance actually increases their ignorance.
We do not have to know everything, and no one expects us to. Today, more than ever, with the unprecedented amount of information available, no one can be a universal genius. The simple statement, "I don't know," is actually highly respected.
We should also open ourselves to acquiring knowledge from every source. Learning from someone whom we consider to be inferior to ourselves should not be demeaning. As the Psalmist says, "I became wise by learning from all my teachers" (Psalms 119:99). A willingness to learn from everyone is a sign of greatness, while affecting omniscience actually betrays ignorance.
Today I shall ... ...
admit that there are many things that I do not know. Instead, I will become willing to learn from anyone and everyone.
Opening the skies - the King is in the field in the month of Elul
From the Kotel
Now we are in the period of the greatest joy of the Jewish Year. A time for enjoyment and family and love.
Love Yehuda Lave
Rabbi Yehuda Lave
2850 Womble Road, Suite 100-619, San Diego United States
Today I met three people who asked about you and told me they wanted to visit you for Sukkot and stay with you.
I asked their names and they answered me Mazel, Health, and Parnasah. Then I told them what a great person you are and gave them your address. I hope you do not mind but I told them they could stay all year.
A wise man said, "Most people do not feel bad because they lack wisdom; they feel bad because people say they lack wisdom."
The honor-seeker does not study wisdom to become wiser. Rather, his goal is to show off how wise he is. This is an attribute of a fool (Proverbs 18:2). A truly wise person's goal is to gain more wisdom whether or not he gains honor.
Tomorrow starts the Biblical holiday of Succout. Tomorrow is the day we can't work, so no email from me and tonight we sit in the Succah and remember the clouds of Glory from our 40 year stay in the desert. We eat desert in the Succah to remember the Desert!!
During the six in between days (there is another holiday at the end of the six days called Simcha Torah where we celebrate the Torah, we will have emails and I can take questions if you have any.
Have a beautiful time. It is traditional for people to travel during this time, as many people take off from work so I have been sharing some trips that are available.
One item I shared on Friday has an update. Peretz and his band at King David's tomb sukkah had been reported at 4. It will be at 6-9PM. It is free. It is all music.
Love Yehuda Lave
Ahead of Succout, figures show 14.7 million Jews around the globe
Arab and Muslim nations are home to just 27,000 Jews
Jewish population growth rate remains far below global average;
Israel's 6.6 million Jews is world's largest community; but Diaspora still has more Jews, with 5.7 million in US
On the eve of the Jewish New Year 5779, there are some 14.7 million Jews in the world, a rise of about 100,000 since last year, with the vast majority of them in Israel and the United States.
According to figures released by Hebrew University demographer Sergio Della Pergola, Israel is home to the world's largest Jewish population, with some 6.6 million Jews in Israel.
Another 8.1 million Jews live outside Israel, with some 5.7 million living in the US. Other significant populations include France (453,000), Canada (391,000), and the UK (290,000).
According to studies conducted by Della Pergola, the world's Jewish population has been rising by about 100,000 per year. The 0.7 percent growth rate is significantly lower than the overall global population growth rate of 1.1 percent.
The criteria used to define Jews were anybody who defined themselves as Jewish and did not identify with another religion. However, the research also found that there are 23.5 million people who would qualify to emigrate to Israel under the Law of Return.
Israel's Law of Return gives every Jew, or child or grandchild of a Jew, the right to Israeli citizenship on demand.
According to Della Pergola, Arab and Muslim nations are home to just 27,000 Jews, with 15,000 in Turkey, 8,500 in Iran, and 2,000 in Morocco. The Muslim world was home to an estimated 850,000 Jews before the creation of the State of Israel in 1948.
Moroccan Jews and Israeli Jewish tourists participate in Simchat Torah festivities at a synagogue in Marrakesh on October 12, 2017. (AFP PHOTO / FADEL SENNA)
In contrast, Germany is today home to 119,000 Jews, up from some 37,000 Jews immediately after the Second World War. Six million Jews were killed in the Holocaust.
There are a total of 98 countries that are home to 100 or more Jews, the new data established.
Israel is now home to 8.907 million citizens in all — 162,000 more than a year ago, according to data published Tuesday by the Central Bureau of Statistics. Israel's Jewish population numbers 6.625 million people — 74.4% of the country's population. Some 1.864 million, or 20.9%, are Arab, and the remaining 418,000 are other minorities.
The country's population is expected to reach 10 million in late 2024, according to the data.
Some 44.3% of Israelis define themselves as secular, while 21.4% are traditional, 12.3% are traditional with religious leanings, 11.5% are religious, and 10.2% are ultra-Orthodox.
Israel's fertility rate, at an average of 3.11 children born per woman, continued to be the highest among member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). About 175,000 babies were born and 43,000 people died during the past year, with 25,000 people making aliyah.
President Reuven Rivlin released an English-language greeting Saturday to mark the Jewish new year in which he emphasized the importance of the connections between Jewish people, noting the shared root in the Hebrew words for "friend" and "connection."
"The bonds that hold us together stretch across the world today and deep into our shared history. I know we are at a time when some see the things that divide us more clearly than those that unite us," said Rivlin.
"For some, it can be hard to see what we have in common. I know that there are times when we do not agree with each other. I know there are times when we do not feel like friends. So, as we approach this Rosh Hashanah, let us reflect on what we share, on the links that bind us together," he said.
His message comes following a year that has seen bitter disputes between Israel and Diaspora Jewish communities, particularly over a decision to suspend a 2016 decision to guarantee non-Orthodox Jews permanent access for pluralistic prayer at the Western Wall.
The only memorial with the names of all the 9/11 victims outside of the US is in Israel
This structure/area is known as the '911 Living Memorial Plaza', and is located in Jerusalem, Israel. It is made of bronze, granite and aluminum, and stands 30 ft. (9.1 meters) tall. Israel is the only country in the entire middle-east region who has built a monument/structure relating to the 9/11 terrorist attack, that has every name on it of those killed due to the 9/11 terrorist attack.
Quotes on Life from my Sister
Our greatest responsibility is to be good ancestors.-Jonas Salk
It's clearly a budget. It's got a lot of numbers in it. George W. Bush President
The best way to look stylish on a budget is to try second-hand, bargain hunting, and vintage. Orlando Bloom Actor
When you're dressing on a budget, simplicity is key. Ne-Yo Singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor.
Win or lose, we go shopping after the election. Imelda Marcos The Shoe Lady
Whoever said money can't buy happiness simply didn't know where to go shopping. Bo Derek Actress
When you're out grocery shopping for your family, maybe you can put a can of cat or dog food in your cart and bring it to an animal relief center. Rachael Ray Makes my dog's dog food
I like to go shopping, to the movies, all the girl stuff. Just a normal girl. Victoria Azarenka Tennis player
The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases. Carl Jung Psychiatrist
You cannot put the same shoe on every foot. Publilius Syrus Writer
If the shoe fits, it is probably worn out. Craig Bruce Talent coach and radio consultant.
This Window Transforms Into A Balcony
Of course you have to have this view that goes along with it
If You See a Plastic Bottle on Your Tire, You're In Danger!
WARNING! If you see a plastic bottle on your tire, call the police! The total value of all the cars that get stolen in the U.S. every single year is 4 billion dollars. Stealing cars is only becoming that much easier thanks to a new trick car thieves are using these days. How to protect your car and valuables from thieves? It's always better to be forewarned and take preventive measures to protect yourself. For example, why not walk around your car and briefly examine it before every drive? Not only that, there are tons of other ways you can protect yourself and your car from thieves. TIMESTAMPS How does the new criminal ploy work 1:18 Where criminals use this trick 2:40 How can you protect yourself 4:12 Take your steering wheel with you when you leave your car. 4:40 Buy a car with a manual transmission. 5:17 Keep the windshield clear. 6:07 Keep your car clean and tidy. 6:38 Take a look around. 7:13 Make sure your car faces your house. 7:51 Etch your car's identification number on each window. 8:27 Use a tire lock. 8:49 Use a baby monitor. 9:20 Music: Cataclysmic Molten Core . Jingle Punks https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/... SUMMARY -First of all, thieves find a car they like in a parking lot. After that, they place an empty plastic bottle on the front or rear passenger tire. You start the ignition, and just as you're rolling out of your parking spot, you hear some weird crinkling sound. As you get out of the car to check it out, the criminals either steal the car or grab all the valuables inside and run off. -The first cases of carjackers using this strategy were reported in Limpopo, South Africa. Another wave of car thefts committed this way swept through Mexico too. -It's always better to be forewarned and take preventive measures to protect yourself. -Actually, you can install a quick-release steering wheel so that you can take it with you whenever you leave your car. -There have been numerous reports from would-be victims explaining how thieves often run away in embarrassment after failing to drive away in a manual. -Before you leave your car, you should always remove any wiring you may have. -If there's a bunch of random stuff lying around in your vehicle, thieves will assume that you're unorganized. -Before you leave your car alone, take a look around. Don't try to be discreet about it either. -Just pull in so that your car faces your house. You don't really save that much time in the morning by backing in anyway. -If you have your VIN etched on every window, replacing all the glass won't be worth all the hassle for these criminals. -You might not know that you can get hold of a tire lock yourself too and use it to prevent car theft. Subscribe to Bright Side : https://goo.gl/rQTJZz
See you on Tuesday
Have a happy Succout. It is tradtional to be like Thanksgiving and spend it with your family and have Thanks to G-d
Love Yehuda Lave
Rabbi Yehuda Lave
2850 Womble Road, Suite 100-619, San Diego United States