In many areas of our lives uncertainty is inevitable. You will cause yourself much needless pain if you unrealistically demand certainty. Even in extremely important areas of our lives we are likely to be uncertain.
If you can let go of unrealistic demands for certainty, you will actually achieve more peace of mind than if you were certain!
What is the proper attitude? Try to be as certain as possible, and accept that any remaining uncertainty will not exacerbate your situation.
As we go into the brave new world of new leadership, everyone including the new President must remember only G-d knows what is next.
Love Rabbi Yehuda Lave
What HaShem Asks of Klal Yisrael Rabbi Akiva said that the fulfillment of the verse, "Love your friend as you love yourself," is the foundational principle of the Torah. Therefore, it is important to conduct all of our relationships with a great measure of love. The more we love others, the more we grasp the roots of the holy Torah. In this light, "HaShem said to Klal Yisrael: 'My beloved children, all I ask of you is that you love each other, honor each other, and respect each other; and that there be no injustice amongst you.'" Lesson: Our mission is to live peacefully as the children of HaShem. When Klal Yisrael has love, unity, and respect for each other, we are pleasing to HaShem -- and HaShem will redeem us. Visualization: Envision awakening the love in your heart so that you love other people as you love yourself. Make a special effort to be kind and gracious to every person. Know that these good virtues are pleasing to HaShem, and will help awaken great blessings, miracles, and redemption for you and Klal Yisrael. (Based on the Middos V'Mitzvos, of the Chofetz Chaim)
On Tuesday the 17th I was with Sholom Pollock and Ateret Cohanim as we visited the heroes of Jerusalem as they protect us by living in the ring communities around us
Ateret Cohanim (Hebrew: עמותת עטרת כהנים lit. "Crown of the Priests"), also Ateret Yerushalayim, is an Israeli Jewish organization with a yeshiva located in the Muslim Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. It works for the creation of a Jewish majority in the Old City and Arab neighborhoods in East Jerusalem.
Founded in 1978, it was originally known under the name Atara Leyoshna (lit. "[returning the] former glory"). After many disagreements about the nature of its activities, the organization closed and re-opened as a new association called Ateret Cohanim with a yeshiva. While the activities of Atara Leyoshna focused mainly on locating Jewish assets in the Muslim Quarter and transferring them into Jewish hands through legal means, the activities of Ateret Cohanim involves acquiring houses in the Muslim quarter or renting them from government companies and populating them with Jews. The association owns many buildings in the Old City, where over 80 families live. Some estimate that 1,000 Israeli Jews live in houses that Ateret Cohanim purchased in the Old City since 1978. It controls at least seven other organizations that are not registered in Israel, but they are registered in tax shelters, like the Virgin Islands and Guernsey.
The head of the association is Mati Dan. It depends heavily on donations from American Jewish businessman Irving Moskowitz (now deceased) and his wife Cherna Moskowitz
In the Old City, the yeshiva was involved in buying property from Arabs, Greeks, and Armenians. Ateret Cohanim reportedly owns more than 70 buildings in the Muslim Quarter. The property includes their yeshiva, the building that houses Yeshiva Shuvu Banim, several dormitories, a museum, and about 50 apartment units. Some of the property belonged to Jews who lived in the Muslim Quarter before they were driven out by pogroms in 1929 and 1936. Other properties belonged to the Greek Orthodox Church, in the Christian Quarter, prior to a disputed deal which involved the Patriarch Irineos, resulting in properties tenants in the Christian Quarter being driven out.
In May, 2015 Ateret Cohanim reclaimed legal ownership of the Old Yemenite Synagogue in the nineteenth century Jewish Yemenite Village Kfar Hashiloach (Hebrew: כפר השילוח) neighborhood in the Jerusalem district of Silwan. The building's new residence moved into the building at approximately 01:00 after being met by Arabs throwing rocks at them.
B"H Mitzvos (Commandments)help build stronger bodies 613 ways.Chabad Teffilin stand @ The Kotel
come with me on Tour February First --all day to our land
I am very excited to announce another unique tour in our beloved land.
Wednesday, February 1.
Visit an exciting off the beaten track Bar Cochba archaeological site.
Visit the battlefield of David and Goliath.
We will visit Ramla including:
The interesting yet little known Ramla museum.
A boat ride in a ninth century majestic underground reservoir.
Meet with our heroic "Garin Torani" folks. They are turning the tide in the battle for the Jewish soul of this town. in the face of the continuing, aggressive encroachment by the Arab population.
Leave from the Inbal hotel at 9:00 Return between 5:00 - 6:00 to the Inbal
Cost: 170 shekels Includes all entrance fees and transportation
Light walking only.
The US Army 'Stormtrooper' hoverbike that could soon ferry soldiers into battle takes to the air for the first time
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