Friday, June 23, 2017

Expert IQ Test, and today should have been my wedding, shabbat shalom

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Yehuda Lave, Spiritual Advisor and Counselor

State your Goal when Impatient


Develop the habit of repeating, "This, too, will increase my patience."

How often will you say this? The more impatient you are when you start this process, the more frequently you will find this beneficial. The problem itself will be the source of the solution.

It is much easier to preach than practice. Today June 23rd was supposed to be my wedding, but the relationship ended. Of course it is true that it better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all, but of course there is still pain. If any one was planning to come and I didn't get ahold of you, just sent me a mazal tov and an introduction to someone new, but don't come. Have a beautiful shabbat.

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IQ Test: Expert

5 Simple Questions Only a Genius Can Answer - Intelligence Test (Episode 3)

How Well Do You Know Your Capitals?

The capital city of a nation is often much more than just its largest or most important city. It is a source of national pride, a symbol of that country's history, culture and joy. I'm sure you've been to some in your life, but how many do you actually know and remember? Will you know which of these capitals belong to which country? Let's put your capital knowledge to the test...

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Dirty Harry IV - Too much sugar is bad for you

8 Fascinating Secrets of Sleep

8 things you didn't know about sleep | Tips and Updates -

Sleep represents up to one-third of our entire lives, so it's intriguing to consider how little we really know about what actually happens when we're asleep. Here are 8 facts detailing what we do actually know about it:

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

10 Signs That You Are Highly Intelligent

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The Mistake is to not Try

Try to become as great as you can. Some people are afraid to accomplish because they might make mistakes -- and those mistakes will be more serious than if they remained simple!

This is not valid reasoning. Each person is obligated to develop himself to the best of his ability. The smallest person has potential for greatness if he utilizes all that is within him.

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10 Signs You Are HIGHLY INTELLIGENT

Now that you are so intelligent--I guess these tunnels built themsleves since everyone denies that they did it UNRWA Found Tunnel Under Two Gaza Schools

In early June, At the start of the month, The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) reported the discovery of a tunnel under two of its schools in the Gaza Strip, the organization said in a statement issued on Saturday. The Gaza Hamas government has denied the report.

UNRWA spokesperson Chris Gunness issued a statement saying that the tunnel had been discovered beneath two adjacent schools, the Maghazi Elementary Boys A&B School, and the Maghazi Preparatory Boys School, both inside the Maghazi refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip. Both schools have been under construction during the summer.

 

According to Gunness, UNRWA has been unable to verify whether or not the tunnel uses entry or exit points on the school's premises. Nevertheless, he condemned the construction of the tunnel "in the strongest possible terms."

"It is unacceptable that students and staff are placed at risk in such a way. The construction and presence of tunnels under UN premises are incompatible with the respect of privileges and immunities owed to the United Nations under applicable international law, which provides that UN premises shall be inviolable," he stated.

Gunness reported that UNRWA had complained to Hamas, informing them that the agency plans to seal the tunnel in the camp and has locked the school buildings the prevent entry of students and staff.

Gunness pleaded with "all parties" to respect the "neutrality and inviolability of the UN," adding, "We demand they desist from any activities or conduct that put beneficiaries and staff at risk and undermine the ability of UN staff to provide assistance to Palestine refugees in safety and security."

Hamas released a statement denying that it had any involvement in the tunnel. Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhum said the group had requested clarification from all terror factions in the Gaza Strip and they all said they had nothing to do with the tunnel in question, and that they wouldn't dream of violating the neutrality of UNRWA and put schoolchildren at risk.

In fact, Barhum said the UNRWA report could be used by Israel to justify more attacks against UNRWA schools in Gaza, which she had done during the 2014 Gaza war.

Perks Of Dating A Jewish Girl

Tribute to Rabbi Mordechai Goldstein Z"L (by Rabbi Yehoshua Mann)

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Test Yourself: How Much of a Sensitive Person Are You?

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Determination to be Joyful Today

We live one day at a time. To make joy easier to attain, decide to be joyful just for today. Tomorrow you can be determined to make that day joyful. But today you only need to decide for today.

Everyone would like to be joyful, but not everyone is willing to do all that they could to actually create daily joy. In general, the more determined you are to reach a goal, the more time and effort you are willing to invest. Since you are reading this, you are already showing a strong interest in increasing your joy.

Some people argue, "I'm just not the determined type. I start many things but don't follow through. If something seems like too much effort, I give up right at the beginning."

When something is truly important to you, you will have much more determination than usual. This is especially true when you greatly enjoy doing what you are determined to do.

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Test Yourself: How Much of a Sensitive Person Are You?

From 0 to 100, how sensitive of a person do you think you are? It would be hard for us to know, because we cannot see ourselves from the inside. We need to find out through others, or, as in this case, by testing your emotional response to the following visuals. Are you ready to find out?
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Hungarian Archaeologists Unearth Herod's Fortress, Ritual Bath, East of Jordan River

A Hungarian archaeological mission digging in the ruins of Machaerus, a fortress built by King Herod on the eastern shore of the Dead Sea, has discovered a large ritual bath which were likely constructed for the royal family's use. The bath has 12 steps, and was fed from a reserve pool when its water ran low.

In order to qualify as a means to purification, a ritual bath must have at least 40 Se'ah, the equivalent of about 83 gallons of water.

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The underground cistern, 54 ft deep, watered the baths and the fortress' gardens.

This photo of Qumran Caves is courtesy of TripAdvisor

The architecture of the bath is very similar to the baths and cisterns discovered in nearby Qumran (across the Dead Sea). It is situated 9 ft below the royal courtyard, and used to be covered by a vaulted stone roof, which was probably demolished by Lucilius Bassus' 10th Roman legion. Bassus' soldiers, on a campaign to repress the Great Jewish Revolt, in 71 attacked the Herodian fortress and the Jewish warriors who were hiding inside.

The archeologists exposed collapsed walls, two massive column drums, and four Roman ballistae.

 Two re-erected columns, Doric (right) and Ionic, in Machaerus. / Photo credit: Courtesy of the Hungarian Archaeological Mission to Machaerus.
Two re-erected columns, Doric (right) and Ionic, in Machaerus. / Photo credit: Courtesy of the Hungarian Archaeological Mission to Machaerus.

The fortress of Machaerus was built by Hasmonean king Alexander Yanai (104-78 BCE), probably in 90 BCE. Its high, rocky vantage point was difficult to access, and it was used to spot and alerted Jerusalem about invaders from the east. It was part of a warning system that included several Hasmonean citadels, in one another's line of sight.

The line of sight view from the Temple Mount in Jerusalem to Machaerus (circled). / Photo credit: Courtesy of the Hungarian Archaeological Mission to Machaerus The line of sight view from the Temple Mount in Jerusalem to Machaerus (circled). / Photo credit: Courtesy of the Hungarian Archaeological Mission to Machaerus

Machaerus was destroyed by Pompey's general Gabinius in 57 BCE, and later rebuilt by Herod in 30 BCE as a military base. Herod's son, Herod Antipas, inherited the fortress (and the kingdom) in 4 BCE, until his demise in 39 CE. That's time when, according to Christian belief, John the Baptist was imprisoned and beheaded at Machaerus.

Machaerus with the Dead Sea in the background. / Thomas Bantle via WikimediaMachaerus with the Dead Sea in the background. / Thomas Bantle via Wikimedia

The legend sets the event on Herod's birthday (that's Herod II), when the king's daughter Salome danced before the king and his guests, and her father liked it so much that he promised to give her anything she desired, at which point Salome asked for—and received—the head of John the Baptist on a platter.

An artist's view of Herod's fortress Machaerus. / Photo credit: Courtesy of the Hungarian Archaeological Mission to Machaerus.An artist's view of Herod's fortress Machaerus. / Photo credit: Courtesy of the Hungarian Archaeological Mission to Machaerus.

The excavation of Machaerus began in 1968, by the American Archaeological Baptist Mission. The current excavations, by a Hungarian-Jordanian team led by Dr. Győző Vörös, have unearthed intact massive walls 30 ft high, revealing the majesty of the legendary Herodian architecture.

The Hungarian excavators also discovered dozens of Hasmonean and Roman coins, as well as 47 Aramaic broken pottery shards inscribed with Aramaic letters.

Machaerus was in direct line of sight of Jerusalem. The Talmud reports that the smoke of the sacrificial offerings could be seen rising from the altar of the temple in Jerusalem all the way to Machaerus, and Rabbi Elazar ben Delgai said: (Yuma 39:): "Father owned goats in the Machaerus mountains that would sneeze from the smell of the burn incense."

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WORD TO THE WISE ON MOTHERS

If we are busy ourselves, we are detached. If we offer advice, we are controlling.

If we refrain, we are disinterested. If we visit often, we are pests,

If we don't care, we are thought uncaring. If we hide our needs, we are demanding.

If we provide for our old age, we are selfish. If we don't provide, we are burdens.

If we don't pitch in, they question our competency. If we do pitch in, we question their competency.

If all this is true, we might as well do as we wish, and do it outrageously.

Written by Ruth Harriet Jacobs.

Wellesley College Centre for Research on Women

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