Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Mona Lisa- so cool and the stories of our instructions for life and the nations come to march in Jeruselem

Ask For Help

You don't have to do it alone.
Your loving Father and powerful King, Creator and Sustainer of the universe, is waiting to help you. Pray to Him. Ask Him for help in mastering patience. Ask Him for the strength to be patient with His other children. Ask Him for the strength to be as patient as necessary to serve Him with joy and love. Ask Him for the strength for the patience to gain all the knowledge and skills to make the most of your stay on this planet.
Love Yehuda Lave and have a powerful and happy Simcha Torah

This is amazingly brilliant and artistic !Bet you a cup of coffee that you will never be able to figure out how this was achieved.

The 3,604 cups of coffee were each filled with different amounts of milk to create the different tones and shades!
It makes sense that if there is a God Who created the world and created us for a purpose, that He would communicate to us what is the purpose of creation and of our lives. Furthermore, He would inform us and instruct us on the important insights and principles for us to best make use of our lives to be productive, meaningful, healthy, happy, wise -- to enhance our relationships and to grow spiritually.
This is the Torah -- the 5 Books of Moses. The very word "Torah" means "Instruction". We often refer to it as "Toras Chaim" -- Instructions for Life. It is the "Owner's Handbook" for life!
Many people think of the Torah as a story book somewhat akin to fairy tales. Since their Jewish education ended as young children perhaps with their Bar or Bat Mitzvah, their understanding is limited to their memories of what they were taught as children. A person can be a PHD level in physics and on a kindergarten level in his knowledge of Torah.
Modern, intelligent people can understand these stories and apply their moral and spiritual insights to our daily lives. home the ideas. Below is an insight  about the command the Almighty gave to Adam and Eve not to eat from the Tree of Good and Evil:
"God didn't want people to take the easy route to immortality by eating from the Tree of Life after eating of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, but rather by perfecting themselves spiritually. Were people to live forever without striving for moral perfection, corrupt people would always control the world and subvert the divine plan for it.
"There is an idea that God wanted Adam to eat of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, but only after first eating from the Tree of Life. Adam needed to first internalize how to properly use knowledge before eating of the fruit of that tree. He could have done so by not eating the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge until God allowed it. Had Adam eaten of the Tree of Life by obeying God, God would have allowed him to eat from the Tree of Knowledge after the first Sabbath began. Eating the fruit then would not have had negative consequences.
"The Tree of Life is a metaphor for Torah (Divine) knowledge, which expresses the Divine Will for us. The only way to really appreciate and enjoy the intellectual, physical and emotional pleasures of life is by first understanding how God wants us to partake of the physical world.
"Unfortunately, Adam thought that he knew more than his heavenly Parent did. He decided to experience life and knowledge first, then learn God's will for him. This rationalization led to a fatal error that we also make. Like Adam, once we taste forbidden fruit, we internalize the wrong desires and can be readily misled.
"We can now understand what happened after Adam sinned. If the Tree of Life in the Garden were an easy road to immortality, it would have been disastrous for Adam to live forever after being corrupted. One sin would have led to another and he would have had no motivation to improve either himself or the world. So, God put angels -- spiritual beings who only do their Creator's will -- near the Tree of Life to prevent people from becoming immortal in the wrong way.
"We must journey on the road less traveled and actualize ourselves by using the Torah's directives to overcome moral struggles and challenges, not take the easy way out. As we morally perfect the world and ourselves, the Tree of Life will once again be accessible to us."

All the Nations… Shall Go…to Keep the Holiday of Sukkot

By: Photo of the Day
Published: October 14th, 2014
Sukkot March
Photo Credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90

And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations that came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles. Zecharia 14:16
Sukkot is an unusual Jewish holiday in that it has a very international/universal aspect to it.
On Sukkot in the Temple, 70 sacrifices were brought for all the nations of the world. And in Zechariah, there is the prophecy that the nations of the world will come to Jerusalem for the Sukkot holiday to pray.
Today, in Jerusalem, thousands of Evangelical Christians marched for Israel, the Jews and the Sukkot holiday.
We’re getting close. This parade was in front of my new apartment.