Try to become as great as you can. Some people are afraid to accomplish because they might make mistakes -- and those mistakes will be more serious than if they remained simple!
This is not valid reasoning. Each person is obligated to develop himself to the best of his ability. The smallest person has potential for greatness if he utilizes all that is within him.
Love Yehuda Lave
10 Signs That You Are Highly Intelligent
10 Signs You Are HIGHLY INTELLIGENT
Now that you are so intelligent--I guess these tunnels built themsleves since everyone denies that they did it UNRWA Found Tunnel Under Two Gaza Schools
In early June, At the start of the month, The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) reported the discovery of a tunnel under two of its schools in the Gaza Strip, the organization said in a statement issued on Saturday. The Gaza Hamas government has denied the report.
UNRWA spokesperson Chris Gunness issued a statement saying that the tunnel had been discovered beneath two adjacent schools, the Maghazi Elementary Boys A&B School, and the Maghazi Preparatory Boys School, both inside the Maghazi refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip. Both schools have been under construction during the summer.
According to Gunness, UNRWA has been unable to verify whether or not the tunnel uses entry or exit points on the school's premises. Nevertheless, he condemned the construction of the tunnel "in the strongest possible terms."
"It is unacceptable that students and staff are placed at risk in such a way. The construction and presence of tunnels under UN premises are incompatible with the respect of privileges and immunities owed to the United Nations under applicable international law, which provides that UN premises shall be inviolable," he stated.
Gunness reported that UNRWA had complained to Hamas, informing them that the agency plans to seal the tunnel in the camp and has locked the school buildings the prevent entry of students and staff.
Gunness pleaded with "all parties" to respect the "neutrality and inviolability of the UN," adding, "We demand they desist from any activities or conduct that put beneficiaries and staff at risk and undermine the ability of UN staff to provide assistance to Palestine refugees in safety and security."
Hamas released a statement denying that it had any involvement in the tunnel. Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhum said the group had requested clarification from all terror factions in the Gaza Strip and they all said they had nothing to do with the tunnel in question, and that they wouldn't dream of violating the neutrality of UNRWA and put schoolchildren at risk.
In fact, Barhum said the UNRWA report could be used by Israel to justify more attacks against UNRWA schools in Gaza, which she had done during the 2014 Gaza war.
Perks Of Dating A Jewish Girl
Tribute to Rabbi Mordechai Goldstein Z"L (by Rabbi Yehoshua Mann)
We live one day at a time. To make joy easier to attain, decide to be joyful just for today. Tomorrow you can be determined to make that day joyful. But today you only need to decide for today.
Everyone would like to be joyful, but not everyone is willing to do all that they could to actually create daily joy. In general, the more determined you are to reach a goal, the more time and effort you are willing to invest. Since you are reading this, you are already showing a strong interest in increasing your joy.
Some people argue, "I'm just not the determined type. I start many things but don't follow through. If something seems like too much effort, I give up right at the beginning."
When something is truly important to you, you will have much more determination than usual. This is especially true when you greatly enjoy doing what you are determined to do.
Love Yehuda Lave
Test Yourself: How Much of a Sensitive Person Are You?
From 0 to 100, how sensitive of a person do you think you are? It would be hard for us to know, because we cannot see ourselves from the inside. We need to find out through others, or, as in this case, by testing your emotional response to the following visuals. Are you ready to find out? http://www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?emailid=26198
Hungarian Archaeologists Unearth Herod's Fortress, Ritual Bath, East of Jordan River
AHungarian archaeological missiondigging in the ruins of Machaerus, a fortress built by King Herod on the eastern shore of the Dead Sea, has discovered a large ritual bath which were likely constructed for the royal family's use. The bath has 12 steps, and was fed from a reserve pool when its water ran low.
In order to qualify as a means to purification, a ritual bath must have at least 40 Se'ah, the equivalent of about 83 gallons of water.
The underground cistern, 54 ft deep, watered the baths and the fortress' gardens.
This photo of Qumran Caves is courtesy of TripAdvisor
The architecture of the bath is very similar to the baths and cisterns discovered in nearby Qumran (across the Dead Sea). It is situated 9 ft below the royal courtyard, and used to be covered by a vaulted stone roof, which was probably demolished by Lucilius Bassus' 10th Roman legion. Bassus' soldiers, on a campaign to repress the Great Jewish Revolt, in 71 attacked the Herodian fortress and the Jewish warriors who were hiding inside.
The archeologists exposed collapsed walls, two massive column drums, and four Roman ballistae.
Two re-erected columns, Doric (right) and Ionic, in Machaerus. / Photo credit: Courtesy of the Hungarian Archaeological Mission to Machaerus.
The fortress of Machaerus was built by Hasmonean king Alexander Yanai (104-78 BCE), probably in 90 BCE. Its high, rocky vantage point was difficult to access, and it was used to spot and alerted Jerusalem about invaders from the east. It was part of a warning system that included several Hasmonean citadels, in one another's line of sight.
The line of sight view from the Temple Mount in Jerusalem to Machaerus (circled). / Photo credit: Courtesy of the Hungarian Archaeological Mission to Machaerus
Machaerus was destroyed by Pompey's general Gabinius in 57 BCE, and later rebuilt by Herod in 30 BCE as a military base. Herod's son, Herod Antipas, inherited the fortress (and the kingdom) in 4 BCE, until his demise in 39 CE. That's time when, according to Christian belief, John the Baptist was imprisoned and beheaded at Machaerus.
Machaerus with the Dead Sea in the background. / Thomas Bantle via Wikimedia
The legend sets the event on Herod's birthday (that's Herod II), when the king's daughter Salome danced before the king and his guests, and her father liked it so much that he promised to give her anything she desired, at which point Salome asked for—and received—the head of John the Baptist on a platter.
An artist's view of Herod's fortress Machaerus. / Photo credit: Courtesy of the Hungarian Archaeological Mission to Machaerus.
The excavation of Machaerus began in 1968, by the American Archaeological Baptist Mission. The current excavations, by a Hungarian-Jordanian team led by Dr. Győző Vörös, have unearthed intact massive walls 30 ft high, revealing the majesty of the legendary Herodian architecture.
The Hungarian excavators also discovered dozens of Hasmonean and Roman coins, as well as 47 Aramaic broken pottery shards inscribed with Aramaic letters.
Machaerus was in direct line of sight of Jerusalem. The Talmud reports that the smoke of the sacrificial offerings could be seen rising from the altar of the temple in Jerusalem all the way to Machaerus, and Rabbi Elazar ben Delgai said: (Yuma 39:): "Father owned goats in the Machaerus mountains that would sneeze from the smell of the burn incense."
WORD TO THE WISE ON MOTHERS
If we are busy ourselves, we are detached. If we offer advice, we are controlling.
If we refrain, we are disinterested. If we visit often, we are pests,
If we don't care, we are thought uncaring. If we hide our needs, we are demanding.
If we provide for our old age, we are selfish. If we don't provide, we are burdens.
If we don't pitch in, they question our competency. If we do pitch in, we question their competency.
If all this is true, we might as well do as we wish, and do it outrageously.
When you visit someone who is ill, you could be doing that person a great service: maybe even save that person's life. You can give hope and encouragement or help with practical matters, that they could not do on their own. You might be able to find out that this person needs the type of medical attention that he would not be able to receive on his own, or he might not have realized that he needed to do more than he is doing.
Go out of your way to find people who are ill, who would greatly appreciate your visit. If you cannot visit someone in person, call him up and wish him well, or write and let him know that you are thinking about him and care about his welfare.
Yesterday we visited a good man sitting in the hospital and cheered him up. What more good G-d want?
Speaking of following G-d next week I am doing a two day trip only as good spies not bad as we TOUR (from the spies word latour) the land of Israel. Come with me -call or email me --details below:
Love Yehuda Lave
Two days to the Galilee June 28 and 29, Wednesday and Thursday
Depart from the Inbal hotel at 8:30 Return about 6:30 the next day Cost of the tour 725 shekels; Includes: Transportation in luxury coach. expert guiding all entrance fees. Hosted by pioneer hesder yeshivot on both days All four meals. Over night (sharing a double room) in the exquisite Kare Deshe guest house. (please choose a partner) Evening lecture.
Payment: 400 shekels will be payed before departure. 325 shekels will be paid directly to the hotel upon arrival. (A double room with two meals is 325 per person)
Participants are requested to offer a donation to each of our two yeshiva hosts who are sharing lunch with us and subsidizing the tour. Minimal donation expected is 80 - 100 shekels.
(This total tour price is far less than that of any thing similar.)
We will travel up the Mediterranean coast to the famous archaeological /historic site of Caesarea, the extravagant and lavish port city that King Herod built. The excavations are world famous and extraordinary. We will see the dramatic multi media presentation as well. Rabbi Akiva was martyred here and the first great revolt began here.
We continue to Old Akko. We are invited to the Hesder yeshiva in Akko where we will join the students for lunch and hear about how the yeshiva and young kollel families are reviving Jewish Akko today as it is under relentless pressure from an encroaching Arab population We shall visit the famous Ramchal shul in the old city;the only Jewish presence in the old city there today. We will marvel at the wall to wall, floor to ceiling, gorgeous mosaics in the three story Tunisian shul. Nothing any where like it in the world.
We cross the exquisite Western Galilee mountains and arrive at the very beautiful, lush Kare Deshe guest house along the shores of the magnificent Kinneret. There we shall have dinner and spend the night.
Breakfast in the hotel. We pack up and leave for the "Sapir Site" on the Kinneret. This is where the famous National water carrier begins with its massive and well protected pumping facilities. We will have a tour of the site and learn about Israel - the world's number one water power. The world literally drinks from our wells of wisdom..
We proceed to Tiberius where we shall visit the tomb of great Rabbi Akiva and the Ramchal and it's magnificent over look of the city and lake.
From Tiveria, we travel to Bet Shean where we will be hosted by the Hesder yeshiva there. We will have lunch with the students and learn about life in this isolated development town. High unemployment, low educational achievements, alienation, etc.. are why the yeshiva was established here. We will learn about the challenges and the successes.
Finally, before heading back to Yerushalayim, we will pay a visit to beautiful Kibbutz Ein Hanatziv where we shall be treated to an explanation by a local expert/enthusiast about the ancient synagogue mosaic floor discovered near by. An entire passage from the Talmud is part of the mosaic. Hear it's unique story from one of the early pioneers of this religious kibbutz in the Bet Shean Valley.
We return to Yerushalaim via the beautiful Jordan valley and Judean Desert.
What are Spiritual Counselors?
Spiritual counselors help people along their path to spiritual growth. The objective can include finding a life purpose, overcoming obstacles, and putting pain and grief into perspective. The path doesn't look the same for everyone, so it's no surprise that there are spiritual counselors representing different concepts of spirituality, including Judaism, Christianity and New Age belief systems. Like other counselors, spiritual counselors do a lot of listening. They may also employ other modalities.
Spiritual counseling is one of several career options that integrate religion or spirituality with psychosocial care and guidance. The term 'pastoral counselor' is often reserved for individuals who have been ordained as ministers and have also pursued graduate level education in counseling. This entails a lot of education -- and typically a doctoral degree. Several states license the pastoral counseling profession. This licensing is for ministers who receive payment for counseling services. Individuals who go this route are prepared to provide a full range of counseling services to individuals at all stages of life; they may even be qualified to treat serious mental illness.
The term spiritual counselor is sometimes used more broadly. Spiritual counselors may or may not have a graduate level education. Their scope of duty is general more limited. It may be more focused, however – focused on particular aspects of spiritual development.
Spiritual counseling and mental health counseling is not necessarily an either-or proposition. Some licensed counselors do seek additional training to incorporate spirituality and religion into their work, for example, teaching clients to use meditation as a strategy for rising to challenges.
Certification and licensing of spiritual counselors
It's important to note that counselors are subject to the laws of their own state. If an individual is licensed, methodologies employed must be within the allowable scope of duty. And if one isn't licensed? All states regulate the counseling profession. However, they may allow individuals from many backgrounds to perform some counseling-related duties provided they don't overstep their scope of duty use a job title that would mislead the public.
It is helpful to have formal education in a related field, be it health care, human services, religion, business or legal training. Being on a personal spiritual path is of course also important. There are many courses in spiritual counseling -- some online -- but it's important to be a cautious consumer.
Voluntary certifications are one way of documenting to the public that you have a high level of training and accountability. Spiritual counselors can seek certification through the American Institute of Health Care Professionals. You do have to have some prerequisites in place before you can seek certification, but there are multiple eligibility paths. Being an RN qualifies you; the same goes for a number of other health professions. Certification as an addiction counselor or stress management consultant is another pathway. Still another is having a bachelor's in psychology. If you work in a chaplain ministry under someone else's direction and guidance, you may also be eligible.
There is one track for spiritual counseling and another for spiritual counseling within a Religious framework. The Religious track includes concepts like providing spiritual mentoring and offering pastoral care to the dying. The general track includes chakras and energy.
The Big Island Flow
Rachels Children Reclamation Foundation presents Wednesday June 21 11am at Kever Rachel
Rachels Children Reclamation Foundation presents Wednesday June 21 11am at Kever Rachel A special shiur and seuda in Memory of Hana Heimowitz a"h Info: Evelyn 054-224-2649 Rachels Children Reclamation Foundation presents Classes every Wednesday 11am with Atara GurInfo: Evelyn 054-224-2649
This is how Muslims think.
By Dr. Arieh Eldad an M.D. at Hadassah Hospital in Israel
I was instrumental in establishing the "Israeli National Skin Bank", which is the largest in the world. The National Skin Bank stores skin for every day needs as well as for war time or mass casualty situations.
This skin bank is hosted at the Hadassah Ein Kerem University hospital in Jerusalem where I was the Chairman of plastic surgery.
This is how I was asked to supply skin for an Arab woman from Gaza , who was hospitalized in Soroka Hospital in Beersheva, after her family burned her
Usually, such atrocities happen among Arab families when the women are suspected of having an affair.
We supplied all the needed Homografts for her treatment She was successfully treated by my friend and colleague, Prof. Lior Rosenberg and discharged to return to Gaza .
She was invited for regular follow-up visits to the outpatient clinic in Beersheva.
One day she was caught at a border crossing wearing a suicide belt. She meant to explode herself in the outpatient clinic of the hospital where they saved her life.
It seems that her family promised her that if she did that, they would forgive her.
This is only one example of the war between Jews and Muslims in the Land of Israel. It is not a territorial conflict. This is a civilizational conflict, or rather a war between civilization & barbarism.
Bibi (Netanyahu) gets it, Obama did not, but Trump does
I have never written before asking everyone to please forward onwards so that as many as possible can understand radical Islam and what awaits the world if it is not stopped.
Dr. Arieh Eldad
The greatest road rage of all time
This happened during the week we read of the treachery of the spies--sound familiar?
Last week approximately 15 thousand Haredi Jews in Brooklyn demonstrated against recruitment to the IDF. The rally was held at Barclays Stadium in Brooklyn, New York, and was organized by one of the factions of the extremist Satmar Hasidic group. The rally was attended by members of other ultra-Orthodox communities as well.
"The purpose of the meeting today is to declare to all the Jews in our Holy Land - you are not alone," stated Grand Rebbe of the Satmar Hasidic group. "We, the brothers, know that there are thousands of Israelis who stand by you and want to take part in your devotion and in the work of Kiddush Hashem that you are doing...Arrests and persecution will not help. Nothing will break the power of holiness and the power of your devotion."