Imagine what it would be like if you were to meet Hillel and Rabbi Akiva. They both were highly elevated, spiritual scholars who treated everyone with great respect. Regardless of who you were and what you had done or not done, they would have treated you the ultimate respect.
Hillel taught us to be a disciple of Aharon, Moshe's older brother and the first High Priest. Aharon treated everyone with tremendous love and respect. Treating people with respect motivated and influenced them in positive ways.
Rabbi Akiva taught that every human is precious because each one is created in the Almighty's image. Rabbi Akiva saw the good in every situation and he saw the Divine in every person.
If you ever feel bad about yourself because someone didn't treat you with the proper respect, imagine what it would be like if you had just had an encounter with Hillel and Rabbi Akiva. They would have spoken to you in a way that would help build your self-image.
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Last chance to sign up for Hula Valley tour
Announcing: "The Galilee plus" tour
When: Tuesday, March 21 Depart: 8:30 Return:7:00 From The Inbal hotel Price 140 shekels Includes: Transportation, guiding, all entrance fees, lunch
Travel through the (rare) in bloom Judean desert, where David wrote the Psalms of David.
Experience the magnificent Jordan Valley;breathtaking scenery, history, Tanach, geo -politics, dramatic stories..
See Mount Gilboa where KIng Saul and Jonathan met their death; the Bet Shean Valley, the sea of Galilee., Tiberius..
Visit the world famous bird migration sanctuary in the Hula Valley. This is the beginning of the migration season. A site you wont forget.
Ride between the Golan heights and the Upper Galilee mountains to Kiyat Shemona and lunch with the Hesder yeshiva of KIryat Shemona. Learn about the town that has been featured in the news so often and about the impact of the yeshiva on the social/spiritual life of this frontier town. On the way back we will see the famous ancient "shmita" mosaic floor of ancient Rechov. It is displayed on Kibbutz Ein Hanatziv.
Please be prepared to leave a donation for our hosts at the yeshiva who are subsidizing the tour (70 - 100 shekel recommended). This tour is a 300 shekel value Also please be prepared to offer your contact information for future contact with the yeshiva.
Please reserve early as we had to turn people away from our full bus on our last trip. Cancellations 48 hours before departure date will be charged in full as will no shows. Please bring exact change.
They tell of a very rich and smart man who lived many years ago in a city far away. He had a big family - a wife, children and grandchildren - and was beloved by all. He was generous to his family and friends.
One day his wife passed away and he was left alone in his house. After the mourning period, his children came to him and said he shouldn't live all alone in the big house.
"Sell your house and possessions," they said. "Give it to us and you can live at the elder son's house, and will never want for anything."
The man agreed, sold all he had and divided it between his children, moving to the son's house.
At first, he needed for nothing, and his children visited him often. But slowly, the children and grandchildren stopped showing. At his elder son's house he became resentful, he often had no food, his clothes weren't fixed properly, and he was ashamed to walk outside in them.
One day, the old man said to his son, "gather everyone and the mayor, I have something to tell you."
When everyone gathered, the man said: "I have told you I sold everything, but that wasn't the truth. I still have a suitcase filled with gold and jewelry. Since my day is coming fast, I want you to have it. It is locked with two keys, one I will give the mayor and the other my elder son. It's buried under the big tree in front of our old house, and when I am dead you can open the suitcase and divide what is in there."
Everyone was very excited to hear this, and from that day the man wanted for nothing again, surrounded by children and given food, clothes, and money. He lived the rest of his life in peace.
After his death, his family gathered around the big tree as the men began digging. And indeed they found the big suitcase, and with great ceremony opened it with the two keys.
But inside, all they found was the edge of a donkey's tail and an envelope. The envelope contained a letter with only one line.
"Only an Ass gives away everything too soon.
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"SIX LITTLE STORIES"
Once all villagers decided to pray for rain.
On the day of prayer all the people gathered,
but only one boy came with an umbrella.
When you throw babies in the air,
they laugh because they know you will catch them.
Every night we go to bed
without any assurance of waking up the next morning,
but still we set the alarm clock to wake up.
We plan big things for tomorrow
in spite of zero knowledge of the future.
We see the world suffering,
but still we get married and have children.
On an old man's shirt was written a sentence
'I am not 80 years old;
I am sweet 16 with 64 years of experience.'
Have a happy day and live your life like the six stories.
When I was a child, I thought nap time was punishment. Now it's like a mini-vacation.