Monday, September 15, 2014

Emails In YOUR BRAIN and Cessna Citation Jet Flying through an Ash Cloud

Home Sweet Home? 

Parents must frequently ask themselves: What kind of home do we have? Is it a place that develops unhappy attitudes, complaining, and irritability? or is our home a sanctuary of cheerfulness, of liking everyone, where incrimination's and useless nagging are never heard?

Love Yehuda Lave

Could we soon send emails 'telepathically'?

Researchers led by the University of Barcelona used EEG headsets (pictured) to record electrical activity in the brain, and convert the words 'hola' and 'ciao' into binary.

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31 August 2014

Subject: Fwd: Cessna Citation Jet Flying through an Ash Cloud

Presumably this aircraft was a test aircraft flown through the denser portions of the ash cloud, but it shows the authorities are not totally stupid in closing down airspace 

CJ2 Flying through an Ash Cloud 

Here's what happens to an engine when it's flown through a  volcanic ash cloud. 
This is a Cessna Citation Jet (CJ2) out of Germany a few weeks ago. 
Luckily the other engine kept running, although very sluggishly*** 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Check out The 1940s and scientists prove life after death

Maintain a Positive Focus

When you consult someone to increase your happiness, know what you want, and ask for it. It's common to ask for what one doesn't want. "I don't want to be depressed." "I don't want to be so miserable." This way you might end up speaking more about depression and misery than on mastering joy.

You might need to discuss the roots and causes in order to change what can be changed. But keep your main focus on joy, happiness, and self-mastery. If this is what you really want, keep your focus on what you can do in thought and deed to create it.

Love Yehuda Lave

Subject: Check out The 1940s

German Scientists Prove There is Life After Death


Berlin| A team of psychologists and medical doctors associated with the Technische Universität of Berlin, have announced this morning that they had proven by clinical experimentation, the existence of some form of life after death. This astonishing announcement is based on the conclusions of a study using a new type of medically supervised near-death experiences, that allow patients to be clinically dead for almost 20 minutes before being brought back to life.

This controversial process that was repeated on 944 volunteers over that last four years, necessitates a complex mixture of drugs including epinephrine and dimethyltryptamine, destined to allow the body to survive the state of clinical death and the reanimation process without damage. The body of the subject was then put into a temporary comatic state induced by a mixture of other drugs which had to be filtered by ozone from his blood during the reanimation process 18 minutes later.

The extremely long duration of the experience was only recently made possible by the development of a new cardiopulmonary recitation (CPR) machine called the AutoPulse. This type of equipment has already been used over the last few years, to reanimate people who had been dead for somewhere between 40 minutes to an hour.

Near-death experiences have been hypothesized in various medical journals in the past, as having the characteristics of hallucinations, but Dr Ackermann and his team, on the contrary, consider them as evidence for the existence of the afterlife and of a form of dualism between mind and body.

Near-death experiences have been hypothesized in various medical journals in the past, as having the characteristics of hallucinations, but Dr Ackermann and his team, on the contrary, consider them as evidence for the existence of the afterlife and of a form of dualism between mind and body.

The team of scientists led by Dr Berthold Ackermann, has monitored the operations and have compiled the testimonies of the subjects. Although there are some slight variations from one individual to another, all of the subjects have some memories of their period of clinical death. and a vast majority of them described some very similar sensations.

Most common memories include a feeling of detachment from the body, feelings of levitation, total serenity, security, warmth, the experience of absolute dissolution, and the presence of an overwhelming light.

The scientists say that they are well aware the many of their conclusions could shock a lot of people, like the fact that the religious beliefs of the various subjects seems to have held no incidence at all, on the sensations and experiences that they described at the end of the experiment. Indeed, the volunteers counted in their ranks some members are a variety of Christian churches, Muslims, Jews, Hindus and atheists.

"I know our results could disturb the beliefs of many people" says Mr Ackermann. "But in a way, we have just answered one of the greatest questions in the history of mankind, so I hope these people will be able to forgive us. Yes, there is life after death and it looks like this applies to everyone."

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Anagram and the Road to Macho Picchu - Peru and Bridgette Gabriel

  Invert Your Desire for Honor

Rabbi Yisrael Salanter used to say, "Even though we personally should do what we can to flee from honor, we still have an obligation to treat other people with great honor and respect."

Love Yehuda Lave

Road to Machu Picchu - Peru







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The Love That Says No

by Rabbi Johnathan Sacks

When I was Chief Rabbi, each year before Rosh Hashanah I used to make a television film for the BBC. It was an interesting challenge. 99.5 per cent of the viewers were not Jewish. Jews are only half a per cent of the population of Britain. Besides which, many, even most of them weren't religious believers at all. Britain is quite a secular society. So how do you explain to a non Jewish non religious audience what teshuvah is?

It occurred to me that one dramatic way of doing so was thinking about addiction. After all, to cure an addiction you have to go through most of the stages of teshuvah. You have to recognise that taking drugs is wrong: what we call charatah. You have to undertake to act differently in future: what we call shinui maaseh. And we have to be able to resist temptation when it comes our way again: what Maimonides defined as teshuvah gemurah, complete repentance.

So I spent a day at a rehabilitation centre for heroin addicts. I found it incredibly moving. Here were kids, 16 to 18 years old. Most of them came from broken homes. Some had suffered abuse when young, others simply neglect. They'd had a terrible past. Trouble was, by seeking refuge in drugs they were going to have an even more terrible future.

The people running the centre were amazing, and they were changing lives. But to me the most remarkable moment happened while I was speaking to the head of the centre, a young woman with, I remember, pink hair and punk clothes. Yet when she spoke Shekhinah medaberet tokh gronah, it was as if I were hearing the Divine presence.

I asked her what it was that the centre did for the young addicts that helped them change their lives. She replied: this is the first place they've been to that offers them unconditional love. Then she said: We are the first people they've met who care enough about them to say No.

When I heard those two sentences I realized that is what God does for us this time of the year. We are sin addicts. We do things we know we shouldn't, whether it's taking drugs, or taking liberties, or not respecting others, or blaming someone else when we should be blaming ourselves. Whatever.

We could carry on like this forever, harming others but most of all harming ourselves, were it not for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur calling us to account. That's when, if we open our hearts, we encounter God offering us unconditional love, but caring about us enough to say, No.

Brigitte Gabriel keynote speaker at United Nations

on 9/12 lets remember 9/11

Daniel Lewin, an Israeli citizen and former IDF officer, was the first victim of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, killed aboard an airplane as tried to fight the hijackers.

Memorial to Daniel Lewin in the main lobby of Akamai Technologies in Cambridge, MA

Daniel served for four years in the Israel Defense Forces as an officer in Sayeret Matkal, the elite IDF combat unit. He left the army after achieving the rank of captain, graduated from the Technion in Haifa, and then received a scholarship to begin graduate studies toward a Doctor of Philosophy at MIT. While at MIT, he helped come up with the innovative algorithms to enable web site to handle heavy traffic. Web sites were crashing when they had heavy traffic and he discovered how to distribute the traffic among many servers. He co-founded Akamai Techonologies which had clients such as Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, and Apple.

On the morning of September 11, 2001, Daniel was sitting in business class seat 9b on American Airlines flight 11 on his way to a business meeting in Los Angeles. The hijackers never could have imagined that they would be faced with an elite Israeli soldier as they tried to take over the plane. FAA, FBI, and 9/11 Commission reports indicate that Daniel sprung into action to try to stop Mohamed Atta from getting into the cockpit. Daniel would not have noticed Satam al-Suqami who appears to have been sitting behind him. The reports suggest that al Suqami killed Daniel by stabbing him in the throat.

Daniel Lewin has been officially identified as the first victim of the 9/11 attacks. He is survived by his wife, Anne, and his two sons Eitan and Itamar who were five and eight years olf when their father was killed. On this day when we remember all the victims of the attacks, let us all remember Daniel Levin, an elite Israeli soldier who was killed while heroically trying to stop the attacks from coming into fruition.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

beautiful Chinese Mountains and Castles and woman and her fork and 9/11 memorial in Jerusaelm

 Beautiful Chinese Mountain area  SEE ATTACHMENT BELOW


  Growth Is Gradual

A person who tries to force himself to change his character in an extremely short time is apt to become depressed and will not be successful. Set reasonable goals for yourself. Work on your faults little by little.

If you make impossible demands on yourself, you will feel frustrated and miserable

Love Yehuda Lave

 A beautiful slide show on Castles around the world

Most of you know this, but maybe not everybody. minutes away from entering the anniversary date of 9/11, it seems fitting to help remember the victims and honor their memory by reminding everyone that the second largest monument to that fateful day, after New York, is in…. Jerusalem!  As a matter of fact, I don't know of any other country that has a similar monument. And it is remarkable: the names of all 3,000 victims are engraved in stone. America stands besides Israel, but we shouldn't forget that Israel stands besides America as well, and here is the proof.

This video of the inauguration ceremony is by definition dated (2009), but that doesn't change anything. Look at the monument and look at the setting. America and Israel are united and share deep bonds.

 Woman  and a Fork
There  was a young woman who had been diagnosed with a terminal  illness and had been given three months to live. So as she  was getting her things 'in order,' she contacted her Rabbi and had him come to her house to discuss certain aspects of her final wishes.

She told him which songs she wanted sung at the service, what scriptures she would like read, and what outfit she wanted to be buried in. 

Everything was in order and the Rabbi was preparing to leave when the young woman suddenly remembered something very important to her. 

'There's one more thing,' she said excitedly...

'What's that?' came the Rabbi's reply.

'This is very important,' the young woman continued. 'I want to be buried with a fork in my right hand.' 

The Rabbi stood looking at the  young woman, not knowing quite what to say. 

That surprises you, doesn't  it?' the young woman asked.

'Well, to be honest, I'm puzzled by the request,' said the Rabbi

The young woman explained. 'My  grandmother once told me this story, and from that time on I have always tried to pass along its message to those I love and those who are in need of encouragement. In all my years of attending socials and dinners, I always remember that  when the dishes of the main course were being cleared,  someone would inevitably lean over and say, 'Keep your  fork.' It was my favorite part because I knew that something better was coming ... like velvety chocolate cake or deep-dish apple pie.  Something wonderful, and with substance!' 

So, I just want people to see me there in that casket with a fork in my hand and I want them to wonder 'What's with the fork?' Then I want you to tell them: 'Keep your fork ... the best is yet to come.' 

The Rabbi's eyes welled up with tears of joy as he hugged the young woman good-bye. He knew this would be one of the last times he would see her before her death. But he also knew that the young woman had  a better grasp of heaven than he did. She had a better grasp of what heaven would be like than many people twice her age, with twice as much experience and knowledge. She KNEW that  something better was coming.

At the funeral people were walking by the young woman's casket and they saw the cloak she was wearing and the fork placed in her right hand. Over and over, the Rabbi heard the question,  'What's with the fork?' And over and over he smiled.  

During his message, the Rabbi told the people of the conversation he had with the young woman shortly before she died. He also told them about the fork and about what it symbolized to her. He told the people  how he could not stop thinking about the fork and told them that they probably would not be able to stop thinking about it either.

He was right. So the next time you reach down for your fork let it remind you, ever so gently, that the best is yet to come.  Friends are a very rare jewel  , indeed.  They make you smile and encourage you to succeed.  Cherish the time you have, and  the memories you share. Being friends with someone is not an opportunity, but a sweet responsibility.

Send  this to everyone you consider a FRIEND... and I'll bet this will be an email they do remember, every time they pick up a fork!

And just remember ... keep your fork!

The BEST is yet to come! 

Averting The Decree – #Thoughts4Elul 5774

4 September 2014 by Rabbi Johnathan Sacks

This year we approach the New Year with more fear and trembling than for a very long time. This summer, in Gaza, we saw Israel, at double risk of Hamas missiles and tunnels, forced into some of the most difficult choices a nation has ever had to make. How do you fight a war against terror when the terrorists take a whole people hostage and hide bombs and rocket launchers in schools, hospitals and mosques?

As Amos Oz asked, what would you do if your neighbour across the street sits down on the balcony, puts his little boy on his lap, and starts shooting machine gun fire into your nursery? The Torah says that when Jacob was about to meet Esau, after a separation of 22 years, he was 'very afraid and distressed.' Says Rashi: 'very afraid' that he might be killed. 'distressed' that he might have to kill. The commentators on Rashi ask the obvious question. You are allowed to kill in self defence. So why was Jacob distressed that he might have to kill a man who was about to kill him. The short answer is that if life matters to you, you are distressed even if you are morally justified. This summer, Israelis and Israel had to defend itself but it did so with no joy, only distress.

This was also the summer in which antisemitism reappeared with a vengeance in the streets of Europe, the old antisemitism of the far right and far left, and the new antisemitism that demonizes Israel and seeks not peace but destruction. I sensed a wave of anxiety go through the Jewish world. Is this it? After all the tears and tragedies of the past do we still have to live in fear? Is Jewish history Groundhog Day? Do things never change?

To which I think one of the answers is the key word of this time of the Jewish year. Teshuvah. Repentance. I think teshuvah is one of the most remarkable ideas ever to have entered the human mind. Teshuvah tells us that history can change because we can change. Our character is not pre-programmed in our genes. We can act differently tomorrow than we did yesterday. Yesterday's enemies can be tomorrow's friends. It happened between Israel and Germany, Israel and Egypt, Israel and Jordan. History can change because we can change and we are the makers of history. And my deepest prayer this year is that Israel's enemies, its neighbours change too because then we can, together, write a new chapter in the history of the Middle East, a chapter of joy not of distress.

But just think about Israel for a moment. Jews hadn't formed an army since the days of the Bar Kochba rebellion almost 19 centuries ago, yet they did so brilliantly to defend their land. For two thousand years, rarely were Jews farmers, yet in Israel they became the world's great agricultural innovators. Because of the vicissitudes of Jewish history no people has changed more dramatically and more often than Jews, and yet throughout it all we stayed loyal to our fundamental principles: justice, compassion, love of life, love of children, love of study, argument and the life of the mind.

U-teshuvah u-tefillah u-tzedakah ma'avirin et roa hagezerah. Penitence, prayer and charity can avert the evil decree. There is nothing inevitable in the affairs of humankind. The greatest gift God gave us was the ability to change. Jews never accept defeat. Because of that, after all the hammer-blows of history, we are still undefeated.

Yes, there have been tough times in recent months. But consider this. In almost 4,000 years of Jewish history never before have we had simultaneously independence and sovereignty in the land of Israel, freedom and equality in most countries outside. To paraphrase an old Hasidic saying: If things are so bad, how come they're so good? This year, let us first thank God for all the good in Jewish life, then let us ask Him for the strength to change the rest.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Morgan Motor Company and Pre Holocaust Pictures by Roman Vishniac goes on line for all to see

  1. Lift Your Spirits

    Here are some ideas to help you feel better:
    (1) Fill your mind with happiness-producing thoughts. Create an encouraging inner voice.
    (2) Remember the positive moments of your life. Re-experience the positive feelings you had when you lived through those moments.
    (3) Get in touch with your moments of strength. When you felt strong, how did you create those feelings?
    (4) Increase your sense of meaning in life by doing meaningful things.
    (5) Create enjoyable mental imagery. Visualize yourself being joyous.
    (6) View your depressed feelings as a challenge that can eventually help you to elevate yourself.
    (7) Find some positive way of looking at each event and situation in your life.
    (8) Keep a diary of the good things that happen to you.
    (9) Keep a self-mastery journal to give you a greater sense of empowerment.
    (10) Engage in physical exercises such as brisk walking or running.
    (11) List ten reasons why you can feel better even though you are experiencing difficulties.
    (12) Each day, do acts of kindness for others.   Love Yehuda Lave

Roman Vishniac archive chronicling pre-Shoah Eastern Europe goes online

August 27, 2014 11:53am
(JTA) — An archive of photographs taken by Roman Vishniac documenting the life of pre-Holocaust Eastern European Jews is available online.

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      • American photographer also documents the rise of the Nazis and the party's effect on Jewish life in Europe.
        It is a joint project of the International Center of Photography in New York and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.
        The database includes most of Vishniac's 10,000 negatives, of which only about 350 have previously been published, according to the Holocaust museum.
      • The project has called on the public to assist in identifying people and places in the photographs.
        "Your efforts can help others learn about the vanished world documented by Vishniac," the website says.
        Vishniac, who died in 1990, was born to a Russian-Jewish family and grew up in Moscow. His family left Russia after the revolution for Berlin.
        In 1935, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee hired Vishniac to travel to Eastern Europe and take photographs documenting Jewish poverty and relief efforts to be used in its fundraising campaigns. Four years later he pursued other JDC assignments in Western Europe and worked as a freelance photographer there.
        After the German invasion of France, he was arrested and sent to an internment camp. With help from the JDC and the remainder of his family's assets, he secured release and immigrated with his wife and two children to the United States via Portugal in December 1940.

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        Roman Vishniac

        From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
        Roman Vishniac (Роман Вишняк)
        Roman Vishniac, 1977. Photo by Andrew A. Skolnick
        Born August 19, 1897
        Pavlovsk, Russian Empire
        Died January 22, 1990 (aged 92)
        New York City, United States
        Nationality Russian, American
        Occupation Photographer, Biologist
        Spouse(s) Luta (Leah) Bagg (m. 1918–46)
        Edith Ernst (m. 1947–90)
        Children Wolf V. Vishniac, Mara Vishniac
        Roman Vishniac (/ˈvɪʃni.æk/; Russian: Рома́н Соломо́нович Вишня́к; August 19, 1897 – January 22, 1990) was a Russian-American photographer, best known for capturing on film the culture of Jews in Central and Eastern Europe before the Holocaust. A complete archive of his work now rests at the International Center of Photography.[1][2]
        Vishniac was a versatile photographer, an accomplished biologist, an art collector and teacher of art history. He also made significant scientific contributions to photomicroscopy and time-lapse photography. Vishniac was very interested in history, especially that of his ancestors, and strongly attached to his Jewish roots; he was a Zionist later in life.[3]
        Roman Vishniac won international acclaim for his photos of shtetlach and Jewish ghettos, celebrity portraits, and microscopic biology. His book A Vanished World, published in 1983, made him famous and is one of the most detailed pictorial documentations of Jewish culture in Eastern Europe in the 1930s.[2] Vishniac was also remembered for his humanism and respect for life, sentiments that can be seen in all aspects of his work.
        In August 2014, the International Center for Photography in New York City announced that all 9,000 of Vishniac's photos, many never printed or published before, would be posted in an online

        : The Morgan Motor Company

        The Morgan Motor Company located in Britain doesn't change in a changing world. Not only is it still independent, but it also makes each car by hand.  A base model is about $44,000, with some cars costing up to $300,000.  People wait for over a year to get their exclusive hand-built cars with the shell made out of metal and much of the vehicle made out of wood.  Working on the wood interior, workers use metal shears to individually shape a hood because each car has to be different.  Every year Morgan produces about 600 cars.  The company will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2011.  It has a long and interesting history, and is still run by the same family: the Morgans.  Founded by Henry Frederick Stanley Morgan known as "HFS", it was then run by his son Peter, and is now run by Charles, the son of Peter Morgan.
        There are craftsmen……and there are Craftsmen !

        The Morgan Motor Company in Great Britain


The Morgan Motor Company and Pre Holocaust Pictures by Roman Vishniac goes on line for all to see