The Talmud gives a model of an expert in looking at everything as ultimately good. The man was called Nochum Ish Gam Zu, "The man who always said: This too is for the good."
Even those things that most people consider bad are not really bad, but ultimately good. Rabbi Eliyahu Dessler explained that this is analogous to someone who had a successful operation for a potentially fatal illness. The operation itself was very painful, but under the circumstances was necessary and beneficial.
That should be our attitude toward all misfortunes: another successful operation.
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Cyborg' patch can heal a broken heart
Tel Aviv University has built a bionic heart patch made of organic and engineer parts that contracts and expands like real human heart tissue. It also releases medication to the tissue.
President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced that he picked Merrick Garland, chief justice for the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, to be his nominee to the Supreme Court, replacing the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Speaking from the White House Rose Garden, Obama said, "I've selected a nominee who is recognized not only as one of America's sharpest legal minds, but someone who brings to his work a spirit of decency, honesty, integrity, even-handedness and excellence. I said I would take this process seriously and I did. I chose a serious man and exemplary judge."
Merrick Garland, 63 was born in Chicago, Illinois, and was raised in the suburb of Lincolnwood. His mother, Shirley (née Horwitz), was a director of volunteer services, and his father, Cyril Garland, headed Garland Advertising, a small business run out of the family's home. Garland graduated from Niles West High School in Skokie, Illinois, as the class valedictorian. He married his wife, Lynn, in 1987. Lynn's grandfather, Samuel Irving Rosenman, was a justice of the New York Supreme Court and a special counsel to Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman. The Garlands have two daughters, Rebecca and Jessica.
Garland was a clerk for the late Supreme Court Justice William Brennan and served in the Justice Department in several leadership roles, first as the Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division and later as Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General.
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Jerusalem (TPS) – An American tourist (19) snuck into Zedekiah's Cave on Thursday, March 10, and hid inside overnight, eluding the guards as they closed the cave to the public.
During his one-night stay, the tourist dug in search of the legendary treasure of Korah and his followers and other treasures purported to be hidden in the cave.
When workers opened the cave the next morning, they found the intruder covered in mud and dust, carrying archaeological finds in his bag. He had removed from the cave rock fragments considered archaeologically valuable since they were quarried for generations during biblical times for the construction of the Second Temple.
The ancient 9,000-square-meter cave is generally closed on Fridays but was opened by chance on Friday, March 11 for work purposes. After the tourist was discovered, he was taken into police custody, and the archaeological findings were returned to the cave.
The tourist was not the first to dig in Zedekiah's Cave for hidden treasures, though other digs have been allowed by the authorities.
In 1968, a Muslim resident of the Old City claimed his grandfather had found three crates of gold coins in the cave before 1948. The site is important to Muslims as the place where the earth swallowed Korah as punishment for his attempt to rebel against Moses.
The man claimed his grandfather had told him where to find the crates. After promising to donate 75% of the bounty to the State of Israel, the government permitted the search, which ultimately found nothing.
Zedekiah's Cave is a dug-out expanse beneath the Old City walls. Archaeologists believe the cave was in continuous use from the 8th-7th centuries BCE through the 15th century CE, when it was sealed for about 300 years until being discovered again in 1854.
The cave, also known as Solomon's Quarries, is revered by the Freemasons, who believe that King Solomon was the first Freemason and used stones from the site to build the Temple. The Freemasons, a secretive international fraternity often cited in conspiracy theories, still hold annual ceremonies in the cave and consider it one of their most treasured sites.
Michael Bachner contributed to this article.
WICOE (Women In Charge Of Everything)
Is proud to announce the opening of its EVENING CLASSES FOR MEN! OPEN TO MEN ONLY ALL ARE WELCOME
Note: due to the complexity and level of difficulty, each course will accept a maximum of eight participants
The course covers two days, and topics covered in this course include:
HOW TO FILL ICE CUBE TRAYS Step by step guide with slide presentation
TOILET ROLLS- DO THEY GROW ON THE HOLDERS? Roundtable discussion
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN LAUNDRY BASKET & FLOOR Practising with hamper (Pictures and graphics)
DISHES & SILVERWARE; DO THEY LEVITATE/FLY TO KITCHEN SINK R DISHWASHER BY THEMSELVES? Debate among a panel of experts.
REMOTE CONTROL Losing the remote control - Help line and support groups
LEARNING HOW TO FIND THINGS Starting with looking in the right place Instead of turning the house upside down while screaming - Open forum
EMPTY MILK CARTONS; DO THEY BELONG IN THE FRIDGE OR THE BIN? Group discussion and role play
HEALTH WATCH; BRINGING HER FLOWERS IS NOT HARMFUL TO YOUR HEALTH PowerPoint presentation
REAL MEN ASK FOR DIRECTIONS WHEN LOST Real life testimonial from the one man who did
IS IT GENETICALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO SIT QUIETLY AS SHE PARALLEL PARKS? Driving simulation
LIVING WITH ADULTS; BASIC DIFFERENCES BETWEEN YOUR MOTHER AND YOUR WIFE Online class and role playing
HOW TO BE THE IDEAL SHOPPING COMPANION Relaxation exercises, meditation and breathing techniques
REMEMBERING IMPORTANT DATES & CALLING WHEN YOU'RE GOING TO BE LATE Bring your calendar or PDA to class
GETTING OVER IT; LEARNING HOW TO LIVE WITH BEING WRONG ALL THE TIME Individual counsellors available
Send this on to all women who may need a laugh and to men who can handle it