Brains function like data bases. When something distressful happens, it's easy for your brain to think of other distressful memories. But you have the ability to channel your brain's associations to a more joyful path. Mentally connect minor frustrations to remind you to be grateful for what's positive in your life.
For example, if something falls from your hand, you can immediately exclaim, "Fantastic, gravity is still working for us." Or, if your computer doesn't work as you want it to, you can react, "I'm grateful for my eyesight that lets me see what's happening."
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This being Tuesday, you know the drill. Tomorrow on Wendesday I send from my second server that has a different email list. If you don't get your email, please let me know
It's so hard to please anyone these days!!!
It's so hard to please anyone these days!!! Here is a partial list of my clients .... I couldn't even get them one date, and that is why I am finally quitting and going into the pickle business.
Avraham Avinu: How can you recommend him to my daughter? Wasn't he involved in a family feud with his father over some idols? Then he left home without a GPS or a viable business plan!
Yitzchak Avinu: His brother is an Arab terrorist!!!
Rivka Imeinu: Sorry, she seems nice but did you hear about her mishpuche??? Her father's a murderer and her brother's a Ponzi scam artist...
Yaakov Avinu: Okay, he sits and learns all day... but his brother is a no-goodnik. And anyway, we heard he has a limp.....
Leah Imeinu: Her father's a con artist, and she has opthalmology problems. Maybe it's genetic?
Moshe Rabbeinu: Are you kidding? His parents are divorced! And worse.. They remarried! And we hear he's in speech therapy....
David Hamelech: How dare you suggest him to our yichusdike family? Our neighbor Yenti told us that his great-grandmother was a giyores!!!
Chava: Do you know anything about her family? We never heard of them. No one knows where she came from and she can't come up with any referrals!
Please chevra, judge the person for him/herself - you're going to marry the person, not the family. You're getting married to build your home, not to please your neighbors. And finally, remember that if you are in this world, you are not perfect and neither is your spouse!!
Stunning Early 20th Century Portraits of Native Americans
Felix Baumgartner (German: [ˈfeː.lɪks ˈba͡ʊ̯mˌɡaɐ̯t.nɐ]; born 20 April 1969) is an Austrianskydiver, daredevil and BASE jumper. He is best known for his participation in the Red Bull Stratos project, in which he jumped to Earth from a helium balloon in the stratosphere on October 14, 2012. Doing so, he set world records for skydiving an estimated 39 km (24 mi), reaching an estimated speed of 1,357.64 km/h (843.6 mph), or Mach 1.25, [a][b]. He became the first person to break the sound barrier without vehicular power relative to the surface on his descent. He broke skydiving records for exit altitude, vertical freefall distance without drogue, and vertical speed without drogue. Though he still holds the latter records, the first was broken two years later, when on 24 October 2014, Alan Eustace jumped from 135,890 feet - or, 41.42 km (25.74 mi) with a drogue.
Baumgartner is also renowned for the particularly dangerous nature of the stunts he has performed during his career. Baumgartner spent time in the Austrian military where he practiced parachute jumping, including training to land on small target zones.
Aleppo Codex, written over 1,000 years ago in Tiberias, is considered the most important and perfect copy of the Hebrew Bible in existence Manuscript, which survived for centuries and was lost twice, now deemed "integral part of humanity's treasures."
The Aleppo Codex | צילום: Ben-Zvi Institute
The Aleppo Codex, on permanent display at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, has been declared a world treasure by UNESCO and will be listed in the organization's Memory of the World Register.
Written in Tiberias in 930 C.E., the Aleppo Codex is one of the most important biblical manuscripts of all time and twice was in danger of being lost. Crusader rulers saved the book from an ancient Jerusalem synagogue and moved it to Egypt, where, in the 12th century C.E., the Jewish community of Cairo purchased it for an immense sum of money. Two centuries later, it found its way to Aleppo in Syria.
Prior to the establishment of the State of Israel, the manuscripts disappeared after an outraged mob rioted against the Aleppo Jewish community. In 1957, it was brought to Israel in a secret operation.
Now the codex, known as the first Hebrew Bible bound in book form, has been deemed by UNESCO as a unique treasure of universal value.
The codex, which was given to the Ben-Zvi Institute for the study of Jewish Communities in the East by former President Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, is currently on display in the Shrine of the Book at the Israel Museum, a joint exhibit by both institutions.
Dr. Adolfo Roitman, curator of the Shrine of the Book, told Israel Hayom: "This is recognition of the Aleppo Codex as an integral part of humanity's cultural treasures, and it's miraculous that the manuscript, which was created in Israel, is part of the human legacy. The international recognition testifies to the status of the codex as part of the treasures of humanity and also to the enormous importance of the codex, which was written in Tiberias over 1,000 years ago."
Ben-Zvi Institute Director Yaakov Yaniv said, "The Aleppo Codex Bible proves through its trials, its power, and its survival the story of the Jewish people from the days of the Diaspora and destruction through the current day."