Some people tend to condemn themselves as total failures when they make a mistake. They tell themselves that because they have made a mistake they are "no good."
Basically their attitude is, "If I'm not perfect, then I'm a complete failure."
The reality is that no one is perfect and no one is a complete failure. We are all on various stages along a continuum. It is more productive to recognize your situation as it really is (as best as you can) and work on improving. Then you will begin to tell yourself something along these lines, "I am aware of seven mistakes today. What can I do to avoid these mistakes in the future?
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For those that complain about their Job
Is It Good For The Jew?
For decades, large numbers of American Jews and the vast majority of their leadership have been practicing the art of national suicide. Faced with the loss of an elementary understanding that is possessed by even the most backward and primitive of people – that vital issues should be judged on the basis of national self-interest – Jews have consistently vowed fealty to 'objectivity', regularly placed liberal or "humanitarian" concepts over Jewish ones and worked tirelessly to destroy themselves.
Any normal people realize that groups base decisions upon self-interest. Any normal people realizes that democracy is a conglomerate of pressure and self-interest groups with farmers, consumers, unions, Catholics, Blacks and all kinds of lobbyists constantly striving to assure that their interests be served. Apparently, the Exile has so warped and terrified certain Jews that they strive to escape their Jewishness and the persecution that accrues from it, by becoming citizens of the world and "humans," thus gaining love and safety from anti-Semitism.
It is insecurity, fear and drive to assimilate that lead certain Jews to back causes that are blatantly anti-Jewish. Thus, some Jews become Marxists in face of the fact that Marxism means the elimination of Jews both as a religion and nation. Certain Jews become "humanists" despite – or because of – the subsequent blurring of all division between Jew and non-Jew. Others, retain their Jewishness, but insist upon being liberals before Jews and think a liberal world guarantees safety for the Jew. All these groups have been proven wrong a thousand times over and the fact remains that the Jew can new never purchase his safety, security and peace at the expense of his own identity, specifically separate existence. The one way to assure that identity and the survival of the Jew as a separate entity, is through Jewish self-interest.
Progress for Blacks does NOT, as we have been assured, necessarily guarantee Jewish progress. Liberal support for downtrodden people in no way necessarily assures Jewish survival. Being a liberal is not always synonymous with Jewish interests (and the same holds true for being a conservative).
It is vital for the Jew – if he wishes to survive – to understand a number of basic axioms:
1. Unless the Jew aids himself there is no one else who will come to his rescue in time of great and critical need. The fact is so historically true that it is inexplicable that it is not self-obvious.
2. Jews, in order to survive, must continually gird their resources and strength for Jewish causes and aims since no one else will.
3. In assessing every issue and politician the Jew should always use the yardstick: Is it good for the Jews?
This latter point may distress a great many liberal Jews. It will surely not upset militant blacks who work along this principle for their own people continually and who understand the extent of white hostility and the need for Black power for Black interests. Indeed, the growing awareness of self within the ranks of ethnics all over the country gives the lie to the absurd myth of the Melting Pot. No one merits: in the end ethnic and religious ties – inward national pulls – are far more powerful than international and supranational movements. It is little wonder that after 50 years of Soviet rule, Ukrainians and other groups retain and strengthen their own identity and the Great Russians retain their strangle hold on the Soviet Establishment. It is not surprising that 27 years of Tito can do nothing about the rise of Serbian-Croat rivalry and the Communist Albania and Yugoslavia have an Albanian ethnic problem.
No one melts except frightened people who attempt to. In the end they either dissolve completely or are rejected by the host body. The solution to survival and respect in this world is not to attempt to lose oneself but to find; not to escape from but to return to the source of one's beginnings. One who does not know from whence he came will never know where he is going. Some day we may build a better world but it will never come until each of us regains his own separate identity and self-respect. Only with that self-respect can we respect others and only when others respect us will they truly accept our hand in friendship.
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Put pressure on Amazon.com re their AntiSemitic stuff
Did you know that if you type in the search word "Jew" onAmazon.com— the world's largest online retailer — you'll be presented with options to purchase books with titles like "The Jews and Their Lies" and "The Holocaust Hoax Exposed?"
That such a generic search would immediately bring users to this kind of hateful propaganda is deeply disturbing. Equally alarming is the factAmazon.comis profiting from the promotion and sale of anti-Semitic and Holocaust denial books and publications. By offering such vitriol, it is contributing to the proliferation of hate and abuse that has Jews around the world living in real fear.
The rootצדקis one of the most oft-repeated roots in the Tanach. New insights into the word appear however, upon examination of the underlying biliteral wordדקdalet-koof, as follows.
The word דקר means stabbing, piercing, splitting (see Isa.13:15, Jer. 51:4 + Metz. Zion, Lam. 4:9 + Rashi).
A חדק is a thorn, a object that pierces and stabs (see Micah 7:4, Prov.15:19+ Metz. Zion).
The word סדק is actually an Aramaic word, but one which is commonplace as a Hebrew word already in the Mishna. The word means a crack, crevice, as well as ripping (See Targumim to Lev. 11:3, I Kings11:30).
The term בדק in the Tanach bears the same meaning as סדק, vis. crack, crevice (see II Kings 12:6 +Rashi, Ez. 27:27 + Metz. Zion, Dan. 34:10 + Rashi).
Finally, צדק, the root under discussion which appears in our weekly portion. All of the meanings of the previous words listed (grinding, pulverizing, stabbing, piercing, splitting ,ripping as well as cracks and crevices) point to a common core meaning: an entity or affair which is lacking in wholeness (at least by the time you're done with it!).
The connection with צדק in the sense of court proceedings is as follows. The Torah commands judges: "justice, justice pursue" (Deut.16:20). The Talmud (San. 32b) explains that this a requirement to execute wearying cross-examinations as well as intensive interrogations of witnesses separately in cases where there is reason to suspect fraud. This procedure, known as דרישה וחקירה, is designed to poke holes in questionable stories, to grind down dishonest witnesses until they admit their lies, to find cracks and inconsistencies between the respective witnesses' accounts, to separate fact from fiction, and to leave the slander and lies as a pulverized pile of dust.
Likewise, the private צדיק earns this august title by judging not others – but his own actions and potential actions. He examines his own motives and excuses, his actions and his failure to act – all with an eye to crush his own hidden negative side, the dictates of his evil inclination.
May we be counted amongst the ranks of the צדיקים who constantly strive to improve themselves and leave the world a better place than they found it. And may we merit to see the coming of משיח צדקינו speedily in our times.