Monday, May 23, 2016

The Kohen Gadol Must Have A Wife and I need one also--help me if you can

Rabbi Yehuda Lave

To Be Humble Is To Be Selfless

False modesty is characterized by feelings of insignificance and inadequacy, and inactivity to the extent of not venturing to say a loud word or take a step forward. That modesty is a weakness, not a virtue.

The Torah ideal of humility is poles apart. Was not Moshe, the greatest person of action, at the same time the most humble of all people?

In the highest selflessness lies the greatest power. Ultimately, neglect of duty is due to selfishness. Because of selfishness we omit the good and commit the bad. Selfishness makes us shrink from the fulfillment of our life-task.

The humble person with integrity has no trace of selfishness. His self-sacrifice is not obstructed by egoism. He is always ready to use the last spark of his energy and the last fiber of his being in doing good. He feels he has been granted life only for the fulfillment of good. When he has departed from this world, one may say of him: He was alive!

Love Yehuda Lave



The Kohen Gadol Must Have A Wife

  True completionויכפר בעדו ובעד ביתוRav Shimshon Raphael Hirsch, zt"l, writes that the Kohen Gadol embodies the moral ideal of the entire Jewish People. His is supposed to provide a role model to which every Jew can aspire—a model of moral excellence and completion. The foundation of this development and completion is marriage—the state that Chazal said is also the basis of all true happiness. This is why the Kohen Gadol may only perform the avodah of YomKippur while married. Having once been married is not enough; to do the avodah, the Kohen Gadol had to be currently in the state of marriage.The Ramak, zt"l, explains the depths of this law. Until one marries, it is obvious that the Shechinah is absent from a man's life, because the Shechinah only rests upon a man in the merit of his wife. So if a man does not get along with his wife, it is clear that the Shechinah is not "living in harmony" with him either! It is important o realize how indebted we are to our spouses, and we must work hard to ensure that they do not harbor any resentments against us. It is all too easy to take one's wife for granted, forgetting that, "A woman of valor is her husband's crown."A certain young man went to the Stiepler Gaon, zt"l, for guidance in learning. After outlining to him how to structure his time by learning both for broad general knowledge while setting aside time for in-depth analysis, the Stiepler remarked, "You sound like a true masmid. However, don't forget to help your wife around the house."The young man tried to deflect the implied mussar with an explanation. "My wife is in complete agreement with me that the main thing is my learning. She does not ask for me help, nor does she want it." The Steipler responded, "That is her mitzvah. Your mitzvah is to make sure to help around the house. She is your wife…you didn't buy a slave when you married her!" Sephardic Congregation | 161 Lafayette Boulevard | Long Beach | NY | 11561 This email was sent to by Update Profile/Email Address | Privacy Policy Unsubscribe Click here to Reply or Forward34.7 GB (96%) of 36 GB usedManageTerms - Privacy Last account activity: 9 hours agoDetails

I am still on the lookout for a wife myself..All help is appreciated

Your friend and spreader of Love

Rabbi Yehuda Lave

Don't ever give up--very inspiring

When we give up on the Temple mount --the Kotel will be next

UNESCO Renames Western Wall "Al-Buraq Plaza" By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz April 17, 2016 , 1:22 am 9

"Thus saith the LORD: I return unto Tzion and will dwell in the midst of Yerushalayim; and Yerushalayim shall be called the city of truth; and the mountain of the LORD of hosts the holy mountain." Zechariah 8:3 (The Israel Bible™)


On Friday, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) Executive Board in Paris adopted a resolution erasing Israel's ties to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall.

The UNESCO resolution referred to the Temple Mount area solely as the Al-Aqsa Mosque or Al-Haram Al Sharif, ignoring the Jewish claim to the site.

The resolution called Israel "the occupying power" and the Western Wall as Al-Buraq Plaza. It demanded that Israel not restrict Muslim access to the Temple Mount, condemning Israel for "illegal measures against the freedom of worship" at the "Muslim holy site of worship". It demanded a return to the "status quo". The status quo since Israel conquered the Temple Mount in 1967 forbids non-Muslim prayer on the Temple Mount and has remained unchanged.

Blaming "Israel aggression" for the violence at the site, it had no mention of the role of Muslim rioters.

It also condemned the Israel's plans to establish an egalitarian, non-Orthodox prayer section by Robinson's Arch.

It accused Israel of "planting Jewish fake graves in other spaces of the Muslim cemeteries" located on Waqf property east and south of the Temple Mount, and of "the continued conversion of many Islamic and Byzantine remains into the so-called Jewish ritual baths or into Jewish prayer places.".

It referred to Hebron and Bethlehem as solely "Palestinian sites".

Authorized by the executive board's Programme and External Relations Commission, the resolution was submitted by Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, and Sudan. The 58-member board approved the resolution with 33 votes in favor, six against and 17 abstentions. Two countries, Ghana and Turkmenistan were absent all together. Estonia, Germany, Lithuania, Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the US voted against the resolution. France, Spain, Slovenia, Sweden, Russia and Slovenia were among those countries that supported the resolution.

Israeli ambassador to UNESCO, Carmel Shama, released a statement saying, "Even if UNESCO passes dozens of resolutions, and decides to continue passing thousands more, Jerusalem will always remain as part of the capital of Israel and the Jewish people." Shama added, "As you continue on this path of incitement, lies and terror you will be sending UNESCO down a path towards irrelevance."

"This is yet another absurd UN decision," Netanyahu said Saturday. "UNESCO ignores the unique historic connection of Judaism to the Temple Mount, where the two temples stood for a thousand years and to which every Jew in the world has prayed for thousands of years. The UN is rewriting a basic part of human history and has again proven that there is no low to which it will not stoop


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