I dedicate this edition of my blog to my friend Sam. Most of the articles I got from him.
Peace of Mind Leads to Love
Only when a person has peace of mind can he really feel love for humanity. Lack of peace of mind leads to animosity towards others. Peace of mind leads to love.
Only if a person has peace of mind will he be able to pass the test of dealing properly with other people. He will be able to kindhearted to everyone. His peace of mind will enable him to tolerate others and be patient with them.
Love Yehuda Lave
Phillipe Kahn invented the first camera phone on June 11th, 1997, the day his daughter was born.
Simple way to see without glasses It is so frustrating when you've misplaced your glasses and can't make out what something says. Wouldn't it be so nice to have something handy that would help you see without them? Luckily, there is, and you won't be able to lose it! Click here to learn a quick trick for seeing without glasses.
Video: Digging up a 4,000-year-old house near Jerusalem Ever wanted to see what an archaeological expedition looks like up close?
The Talmud (Shabbat 138b-139a) states, "In the future the Torah will be forgotten by Israel." The prophet Amos proclaims, "They will run to seek the word of the L-rd but won't find it" (Amos 8:12). How do we reconcile these statements with the verse in our parsha that declares the Torah "will NOT be forgotten by their descendants" (Deuteronomy 31:21)?
Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai in the Talmud (op. cit.) explains: The meaning of Amos's dire prophecy is that "a clear halacha and a clear teaching will not be found in the same place." The Torah itself, however, will never, G-d forbid, be forgotten by Israel.
The era preceding the redemption will be a tragic one. G-d will "send a famine upon the land...a famine for hearing the word of G-d" (Amos 8:11). People will seek the truth, they will want to know what to do- but no one will be able to tell them. Truth will have no address.
The Talmud (Sotah 49a) states that before the Messiah's arrival, matters will deteriorate to such a degree that people will despair and proclaim, "Upon whom, then, can we rely?" And they will answer, "Upon our Father in Heaven." On these words, the Chofetz Chaim comments: This is a terrible curse. Since there will be no great men to lead us, everyone will be forced to rely solely on G-d. In other words, fate.
Of course there will be great men of Torah in the era preceding the redemption- men proficient in Talmud and pilpul. But, "a clear halacha and a clear teaching will not be found in the same place." No "clear halacha"- no practical plan of action- will emerge from these great men who know the Torah's "clear teachings." In other words, no one will take the Torah concepts of faith and trust and apply them to real life. No one will demand, for example, that we rely on G-d and not pay attention to what the non-Jewish nations have to say about our future in Eretz Yisrael. "Teachings" and "halacha" will operate in separate spheres. Faith and trust in G-d will remain theoretical concepts while security and sovereignty over the Land of Israel will be considered "politics."
In order to have a loving attitude toward others, practice hearing Hashem tell you:
I love and respect you. You are perfect as you are right now. You are as valuable and important as any being on the face of this earth. I appreciate you more every day.
Love Yehuda Lave
So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.
Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end. Seneca
Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken. Albert Camus
If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were. Khalil Gibran
Part of the healing process is sharing with other people who care. Jerry Cantrell
Don't brood. Get on with living and loving. You don't have forever. Leo Buscaglia
Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it. Tori Amos
I think you have to pay for love with bitter tears. Edith Piaf
Only the broken-hearted know the truth about love. Mason Cooley
Shabbat – The Soul Of The World! By Rabbi Sprecher
In the division of the Torah into chapters and verses, the account of Shabbat in the Creation story comes at the beginning of Chapter 2. The Abarbanel informs us, that this division of the Bible into different chapters, is NOT of Jewish origin. These chapter divisions were invented by the Medieval Christian Bible printers. We use them for convenience only.
By beginning a new chapter with the Shabbat, the significance of Shabbat as the climax and end product of Creation is undermined. Shabbat is the culmination of the entire Creation process, and the verses dealing with it at the beginning of Bereshit Chapter 2 should in reality conclude Chapter 1. Because the Shabbat "rest" was NOT something totally passive, just the absence of work. Shabbat rest was rather itself a proactive act. As Rashi says, "On the completion of the sixth day, the world still lacked rest, by making the Seventh Day a Day of Rest, G-d completed His Creation". Thus the verse states, "He finished and completed His work on the Seventh Day" (Bereshit 2:2).
Of the Mitzvah of Shabbat the Torah says, "In six days G-d made Heaven and Earth, and on the Seventh Day He ceased from work, and was refreshed" (Shmot 31:17). The Hebrew word VAYINAFASH "He was refreshed", is connected to the noun NEFESH which means a soul.
On the Seventh Day G-d experienced His Soul, and the function of Shabbat is to allow us to experience and appreciate our soul as well. Thus, the Talmud states that on Shabbat we receive an "additional" soul, which is an extra bonus of G-d's Holy Presence. Therefore throughout our long and bitter exile the Jew lived from Shabbat to Shabbat. As the popular saying goes, "More than the Jew kept Shabbat, the Shabbat kept the Jew".
Our problems-and the problems of the world-are not random. Everything we experience has a greater purpose than we see at the moment. It is DIVINE INTELLIGENCE unfolding through us, pushing us to evolve spiritually and expand our awareness.
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A VERY HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. L'SHANA TOVA I don't know if you know this, but you can now purchase Kosher computers! They are made in Israel by a company called DELL-SHALOM. The price is so low... even with the shipping from Israel!
However, before you purchase a kosher computer of your own, you should know that there are some important changes from the typical non-kosher computer you are used to, such as:
1) The 'Start' button has been replaced with a 'Let's go! I'm not getting any younger!' button.
2) You hear 'Hava Nagila' during startup.
3) The cursor moves from right to left.
4) When Spell-checker finds an error it prompts, 'Is this the best you can do?'
5) When you look at erotic images, your computer says, 'If your mother knew you did this, she would die.'
6) It comes with a 'monitor cleaning solution' from Manischewitz that gets rid of all the 'schmutz und drek.'
7) When running 'Scan Disk' it prompts you with a 'You want I should fix this?' message.
8) After 20 minutes of no activity, your PC goes, 'Schloffen.'
9) The PC shuts down automatically at sundown on Friday evenings.
10) It comes with two hard drives - one for fleyshedik (business software) and one for milchedik (games).
11) Instead of getting a 'General Protection Fault' error, your PC now gets 'Ferklempt.'
12) The multimedia player has been renamed to 'Nu, so play my music already!'
13) When your PC is working too hard, you occasionally hear a loud 'Oy Gevalt!'
14) Computer viruses can now be cured with matzo ball soup.
15) When disconnecting external devices from the PC, you are instructed to 'Remove the cable from the PC's tuchus.'
16) After your computer dies, you have to dispose of it within 24 hours.
17) But best of all, if you have a kosher computer, you can't get SPAM...
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The Torah (Vayikra 19:17) explicitly states, "Do not hate your brother in your heart." Even the simplest person is commanded not to have envy, hatred, and feelings of revenge and a grudge. This is such an important and basic obligation that the Jewish people's failure in this regard led directly to the destruction of the Second Temple.
Is there anyone you hate without a valid reason? Mentally visualize that hate melting away. In its place, visualize compassion, empathy. Now mentally bless that person. Bless him/her that they should treat you so wonderfully that you are filled with love for that person
Love Yehuda Lave
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Dripping with Meaning by Bracha Goetz
Dip the apple in the honey.What's the message to take in?The apples are Hashem's ripe blessings,With sweetness, may our year begin. But the honey is even sweeter,Though it comes from a stinging bee,So may the pain that we encounter,Prove even sweeter, ultimately.
by Fabrice Schomberg
tough times fertilise the good
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The elderly Italian man went to his parish priest and asked if the priest would hear his confession.
"Of course, my son," said the priest.
"Well, Father, at the beginning of World War Two, a beautiful woman knocked on my door and asked me to hide her from the Germans; I hid her in my attic, and they never found her."
"That's a wonderful thing, my son, and nothing that you need to confess," said the priest.
"It's worse, Father; I was weak, I asked her to pay for the attic with sexual favors and she accepted," continued the old man.
"Well, it was a very difficult time, and you took a large risk - you would have suffered terribly at their hands of the Germans had they found you hiding her; I know that God, in his wisdom and mercy, will balance the good and the evil, and judge you kindly," said the priest.
"Thanks, Father," said the old man. "That's a load off of my mind. Can I ask another question?"
"Of course, my son," said the priest.
The old man asked, "Do I need to tell her that the war is over?"