Thursday, February 19, 2015

FLYING INTO QUEENS-TOWN, NEW ZEALAND...and how to damage your children

"Happiness is like a butterfly," they say. "The more you chase it, the more elusive it seems."

The Torah, however, disagrees, telling us that we can and must choose to be joyful. "And you shall be happy with all the good that the L-rd, your G-d, has granted you and your household, you, the Levite, and the stranger who is among you."

How do I make myself happy? The second part of the verse provides us with the answer to that:

  • Recognize that what you have is from G-d, and
  • Make sure to share it with others who have less.

Our sages tell us that this incoming Hebrew month, Adar, (the beginning of the month--Rosh Hodesh starts Thursday February/19/15)  is a time to increase in joy—and I've just shared the Torah's not-so-secret happiness recipe.

So what are we waiting for? Let's get happy!

Love Yehuda Lave

This is very funny. Don't let the fact it was done by Woody Allen over 20 years ago stop you from enjoying it.

Video: Jtube: Radio Days

by Woody Allen
What forms of discipline help children and what forms hurt them?

 Known as the land of the long white cloud, if you fly into  New Zealand you could well encounter this scenario.  Hold on to your seat.  This is spectacular.  I often have wondered why the airline industry doesn't have a live video feed from the aircraft's nose streamed into the cabin in order to amuse and bedazzle their weary travelers.  This is the descent into Queenstown,  New Zealand.  Notice the mountain range he is flying toward.
It must take great faith in your instruments to pilot an approach like this, but the rush must be amazing.